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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PALMER, Mrs, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1906 re her aunt Mrs. Julia DUNSTAN, widow of G., carriage builder in London, who left there after his death.  Sister in Stockton on Tees, Co. Durham.  12 pages, List 30.

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

PALMER, Mrs. E., of Glencourt Stable, Brondesbury Park, Kilburn England, wrote in 1915 re relative Thomas A. PETTY, station master in Victoria, who has not answered her letters. Found. 6 pages, List 7.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CADMAN, W.H., Huntly, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1902, asking if Harry ALLCOCK was in Melbourne; his daughter has been deserted by him.  7 pages, List 43.

CAFFREY, David, ex Sgt R.I.C., Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1913 re siblings William, Joseph and Elizabeth, born Carnaveagh, Co Cavan, not heard from for 28 years.  Not found.  9 pages, List 63.

CAHILL, Miss Mollie, of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1913 re her uncle James Cahill, born in 1854 and formerly of Mallow, who went to Melbourne years ago, also her sister Mrs TRACEY. Police find James served in the Victorian police force, but left in 1879 and can’t be located. 8 pages, List 12.

CAIN, James, sought by nephew Thomas Cain Jnr, Syracuse, New York, USA in 1910, on behalf of his father.  He was Irish, shipwrecked c50 years ago, would be c70 years.  Various James Cains contacted, but no relation.  13 pages, List 41.

CAINE, W.C.  American Consul in Melbourne forwards letter from Caine, of Chicago Illinois, 1905, re his uncle John Caine, thought to have been murdered ‘in the early days of the colony’.  His father James H. Caine was John’s only brother, and they had lived in Newport, Mayo, Ireland.   Report gives early history of European settlement in Victoria, and concludes that the person meant is probably John KEANE a shepherd, whose body was burnt in an attempt to hush up his murder.  18 pages

CAINES, William Richard, sought by Walter E. GREGORY of Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1897, on behalf of English friends.  He was born in 1842 in Poole, Dorsetshire England, parents were Harry and Susan.  Last heard of in 1877.  Found.  20 pages, List 35.

CAINEY, Joseph, of Parlie Scotland, wrote in 1918 re his son Michael, last heard from in Echuca seven years ago, would be 28 years of age. Not found. 13 pages, List 13.

CALLAGHAN, Winifred M., of New York City U.S.A., wrote in 1892 re her brothers Michael and James FLEMING, born Loghstown, Blessingtown, Co. Wicklow, who left there about 26 years ago, and were last heard of in Melbourne.  2 pages. List 2.

CALLAHAN, John, Troy, New York, USA, wrote in 1905 re Edward and Mark SHEEHY, brothers, last heard of in Melbourne c10 years ago.  The enquiry was on behalf of their sisters Bridget and Mary, the latter his mother.  Found.  5 pages, List 44

CALLIHAN, Mrs P. of Sacramento California wrote in 1898 re her son Eugene, missing for eleven years. 1 page, List 11.

CAMERON, Robert, and sister Mrs Ann STEEDS, left Scotland c1855 for Melbourne, along with Rev. Ronald RANKIN and Rev. Angus McDONALD, Catholic priests.  Information on them was sought in 1901 by Charles S.M. Cameron, Boston Mass, USA.  Robert and his brother Allan were seaman, born Fort William, Inverness.  21 pages, List 40.

CAMERON, Robert, wrote from Vancouver British Columbia in 1917 re his brother Alexander, last heard of 24 years ago in Melbourne. He was a builder and carpenter, a native of Greenock Scotland, and had two children, Donald and Lizzie. Police report he had died, but locate his son in Western Australia. 10 pages, List 6.

CAMM, Alfred B. of Hornsey London England writes in 1914 re Gordon BRAWN who was engaged to his daughter and was in the Australian Imperial Force.  5 pages.

CAMMACK, Miss Ada, of Fairfield Liverpool England, wrote in 1915 re William CAMMACK, who left England many years ago, is aged c76 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 8.

CAMPBELL, Alexander wrote from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada in 1892 re his uncle Donald CAMPBELL, a native of near Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, who emigrated to Australiac1860 and married a wealthy widow.  2 pages.  List 2.

CAMPBELL, Mrs Carrie, Centralia, Illinois USA, wrote in 1908 asking police to find her only child Clarence TISDALE, last heard of in 1907 when with the Fisk Jubilee Singers.  Newspaper photo of him on file; found.  4 pages, List 59.

CAMPBELL, J., Bombardier No. 2993, 51st Battalion, wrote from England in 1918.  He had been overseas for 3 years, and been wounded; reports that his wife in Albert Park has been sent a blackmailing letter about her behaviour and asks police to investigate.  She makes statement that she was involved in the Hedley Jones divorce case.  7 pages, List 50.

CAMPBELL, James, solicitor, of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland wrote in 1914 re Robert HERDMAN, who left there as a ship’s steward in 1892 and hadn’t been heard from since.  He was presumed dead, but is now believed to be alive, and as such is entitled to a share of his late father’s estate.  16 pages.

CAMPBELL, John Lawrence, architect and civil engineer, sailed from Antwerp 1891.  His wife Agnes has heard nothing since and is left with five children to support.  He was aged 40 years, and Scotch.  She wrote from Bishopston, Bristol, England in 1892.  2 pages, List 2.

CAMPBELL, John Thomas, sought by father Thomas of Winchombe, Gloucestershire in 1898.   He sent money for his return but he hasn’t arrived.  Found in Eaglehawk.  8 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Katherine, daughter of Frank and Sarah nee DOUGHERTY, born Co. Sligo Ireland, transported for stealing c1857; sought by sibling James/Jane  Campbell of Mornoyuck [?], Philadelphia USA in 1895. [writing difficult to read]  2 pages, List 29.

CAMPBELL, Ronald, Bank of New Brunswick, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, wrote in 1913 re his brother Hector, c70 years.  Not found.  15 pages, List 73.

CAMPBELL, Roderick.  Wrote from Sydney in 1910, applying to join police force.  He had just arrived from Scotland, was 26yrs old, and enclosed copies of references form Rev. Angus FIDDES and Rev. R. MacKENZIE, both of Isle of Skye.  3 pages, List 18.

CAMPBELL, Webb, sought by father Captain S.W. Campbell of Ashland, Wisconsin USA in 1913.  He served in the 3rd Regiment during the Spanish American War.  42 years.  Poster on file includes photo.  Not found.  6 pages, List 65.

CAMPBELL, Mrs William, of Dumbarton Scotland, wrote in 1912 re William KERR, who left Co. Antrim Ireland c30 years ago for the Darling River, but was later in Melbourne or Sydney. All William Kerr’s in directory checked, but none at the correct person. 13 pages, List 15.

CANCARE, Giuseppe, sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1914. He arrived February 1913, is a marble worker and decorator, aged c21 yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 7 .

CANE, Elizabeth (or SPENCE) sought by Mary DOHERTY, Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1900.  No other details given; not found.  2 pages, List 38.

CAPLES, John, 71 years, found dead at Bendigo in 1912.  In 1913 nephews John RYAN, Thurles, Ireland and Michael Ryan, Limerick, Ireland sought details of his estate.  14 pages, List 64.

CARE, Mrs Ada, and 2 sons Leslie and Bert BROACH, left Manchester England in 1912 and came to Melbourne.  They had purchased a piano on hire purchase from J.A. CROSS of Manchester and bought it with them.  In 1914 Cross claims they had not paid it off and seeks police help in getting payment.  Albert Broach maintains they had paid about a third of it off, and will pay the rest when he inherits money from the estate of the late Ann Broach, but Cross says this is not true.  8 pages, List 31

CAREY, E.W. British Consulate-General, San Francisco, wrote in 1905 in response to request from Victorian police, providing a confidential report on E.W. Carey, sometimes HUELIN, who was now believed to be in Honolulu. His wife Marion was in England. Lydia SALVANA mentioned; file is incomplete. 3 pages, List 15.

CAREY, Fanny, Palmerston North, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband James Joseph’s relatives.  He was the son of Patrick and Margaret, who were farmers at Panmure near Warrnambool; they had 8 children.  Has heard nothing from them for 25 years.  8 pages, List 53.

CAREY, William, sought by sister Mrs Sarah H. WILSON, Philadelphia UA in 1907.  He was married and his three children were named Thomas, Isaac and Christine.  Found.  6 pages, List 48.

CARLAND, Thomas P., wrote from Philada, [Philadelphia?] Penns., USA in 1895 re uncle and three cousins, Robert, William, Elizabeth and Mary Jane AULL.  2 pages, List 28.

CARLTON, Andrew. Governor Genera’s office forwards letter from Mrs. Carlton of Liverpool England in 1919 re her husband Andrew Carlton, last heard of in Melbourne. He uses the name Thomas BURNS. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.

CARMINE, Joseph, born New Zealand, suicided at Jumbunna in 1899.  Sister Mrs T.M. SWAFFORD and brother L. Carmine, both in NZ, seek details.  16 pages, List  36.

CAROLAN, Myles, constable, Dublin Metro Police, asked if he could transfer to Victoria police in 1910.  He had 10 years’ experience, was 30 years old.  3 pages, List 41.

CARR, Frank, ‘champion window dresser of the world’ deserted wife Ida L. and children in Brooklyn and ran off with Ida Van Voorhis (?).  In 1900 wife wrote seeking his whereabouts, believed he may have committed bigamy.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

CARSON, Mrs. Ellen of Toronto Canada, wrote in 1918 re her brother John W. LYNN, last heard from in Melbourne. He was going to return to Canada, but has never arrived. Found by police. 4 pages. List 6.

CARSON, John.  Cathcart Parish Council Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1914 seeking information.  They have been supporting his wife and family for six months and want him to send maintenance.  Found.  5 pages, List 31.

CARSON, Mrs. Louisa. Royal Irish Constabulary’s Office, Dublin, wrote in 1899 for a report on her character; she gets a pension. 5 pages, List 17.

CARTER, Miss A., of Northwich, Cheshire England, wrote in 1913 re her brother William Henry, who left for Australia in 1906 on account of his health, and was last heard from in 1908. Found. 7 pages, List 12.

CARTER, Henrietta M., Worthing, Sussex, wrote in 1904 re her brother Frederick M. LAKER and wife Amy, who haven’t replied to her letters for some years.  Found.  5 pages, List 49.

CARTER, T.A., of Cambridgeport, Mass., USA, wrote in 1893 re William CARTER, who went to Melbourne in 1852.  1 page, List 3.

CARTER, William Absalom, eldest son of late Martin Carter of Staffordshire, wrote from Digbeth, Walsall, England, in 1904, re Thomas POWELL who married his oldest sister Isabella, and was once in the police force.  Names two other sisters, Matilda and Mary Ann.  5 pages, List 22.

CARVER, Frederick, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, wrote in 1916 re the death of his brother William, who had boarded with the DALLING family at Parkville for many years; they refuse to hand over his property.  6 pages, List 53.

CARY, Mrs Mary, of Buffalo New York State USA wrote in 1894 re her brother Dan MORRISSY, a baker.  15 pages, List 4A.

CASE, Mrs Sophia, Providence, Rhode Island, wrote in 1905 seeking her brother Henry Howard EDGAR, c50 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 46.

CASOLI, Florindo, sought by nephew Joseph P. CASOLY, San Francisco USA in 1910; native of Ticino Switzerland.  4 pages, List 64.

CASS, Denis, wrote from Calean, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1901 re brothers Edward and John; former had been a teacher.  Found.  5 pages, List 40.

CASSELLS, William, sold gold in Ballarat in 1911; claimed came from New Zealand where he had been working in a mine, but this is disproved.  He returned to New Zealand to his father in law McFARLANE before police could take action.  12 pages, List 68.

CATHERALL, Samuel, wrote from Chester in 1899 re his father of the same name, who left his wife and four children in 1860 for Australia, and was to send money, but never did.  He has heard his father has another family, and wants to charge him with a criminal offence.  8 pages, List 36

CAUSLEY, William.  Wrote from Thames New Zealand in 1899 re woman who ‘took up with Christian Israelites’ and left there with a preacher named TRIMMER, a former baker who had a wife and family.  Police find she was pregnant.  8 pages, List 23.

CAVANAGH, Owen J., of Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1908 re his relative Mrs. Elizabeth KAVANAGH, who was born Cory, Co. Wexford and was last heard of in Melbourne. He writes on letterhead of Marine Firemen, Oilers and Watertenders Benevolent Association. Police report she has died. 4 pages, List 10.

CAVANAUGH, Patrick and James, sought by brother John of Lincoln, Ill., US in 1898, last heard of 30 years ago when James was at Castlemaine.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

CAVENAGH, Eugene, died Medan, Sumatra in 1896, formerly jockey.  In 1900 Consul General for the Netherlands asks police to find relatives – brother Patrick found after extensive search.  38 pages, List 38.

CAVANAGH, Patrick Allen.  Information sought by solicitors in 1900, acting for estate of Eugene Cavanagh who died in 1896.  Traced through Qld and details given, but not found.  Letter to Annie REILLY, Qld on file.  16 pages, List 39.

CHADWICK, Walter Steele, owes maintenance on wife and two children in Macclesfield, Cheshire England.  Chief Constable wrote in 1911.  Found.  8 pages, List 68.

CHAMBERLAIN, John William, sought by mother Emily Ann, Dorset Square, London in 1917; 25 years, left for Adelaide in 1912 and last heard of in Victoria.  Found.  14 pages, List 50.

CHAMBOISSIER, Pascal, wrote from Algeria in 1900, asking police to inform Pierre Chamboissier that his mother had died.  4 pages, List 18.

CHAPMAN, Alice, wrote from Blackpool England in 1912, re husband William, last heard of in Melbourne, a lithographer.  Found, he claims he has sent money for her and their child to join him.  Further letter from Alice states money never sent.  List 33.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Ellen of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, an ironmoulder, who left there in 1908 and was 32 years of age. Photograph on file. 18 pages, some torn, List 15.  See introduction re cost of supplying photographs.

CHAPMAN, Mrs E.R., Musselburgh, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re husband Ernest J., a builder.  Believed in Melbourne with sister Alice, an artist.  Hasn’t seen him for 20 years.  6 pages, List 52.

CHAPMAN, John, professional cyclist, supposed to have left for San Francisco in 1901 but hadn’t arrived, and his mother is anxious.  R.M. MINTON of Atlanta USA writes on her behalf.  5 pages, List 40.

CHAPMAN, William, sought by grandson William, Clydebank, Scotland in 1910.  He was a joiner, in business in Townsville with William McLARDY c1890, then came to Melbourne.  Not heard from for 18 years. 9 pages, List 65.

CHAPMAN, William, sought by youngest daughter Mrs David/Daniel McINTOSH, Newton on Ayr, Scotland, in 1911.  Found at Moorabbin.  5 pages, List 68.

CHAPPLE, E., Plymouth England, wrote in 1917 re her son S.E., who was a trimmer on the ‘Shropshire’ and was missing.  5 pages, List 48.

CHARD, Ernest, sought by Chief Constable, Plymouth UK,  in 1910, on behalf of his wife.  He was a seaman, 35 years etc.  4 pages, List 27.

CHARLESTON, ‘Professor’.  Phrenologist, ‘New York Orator’; on lecture tour of Gippsland 1899.  Report on his activities, poster on file; married Miss LETU in Orbost.  16 pages, List 23.

CHARLESWORTH, Absolum, wrote from East Clive [?] Haslington near Crewe, Cheshire England in 1894, re his son Albert.  Someone wrote asking for money, using his son’s name, and ‘the suspense is near killing me’ as to what has happened to his son.  Eventually located; lost his money in bank crash. 19 pages, List 4.

CHARLESWORTH, James.  Chief Constable of Hyde, England wrote in 1902 re this man who left there c5 years previously and was last heard of at Abbotsford.  His wife is destitute.  James’s uncle George is interviewed, and file states that he too had left a wife behind in England.  James is located.  17 pages, List 43.

CHATTERTON, Thomas, and sons Charles Joseph and David Smedley, were sought by Thomas’s unnamed brother who wrote from Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1901.  They arrived in Melbourne in 1857 and he hadn’t heard for 25 years.  Family found.  21 pages, List 40.

CHAZAN, K., wrote from Margate Kent England in 1896 re brother A. BENSON;, his last letter to him was returned marked ‘deceased’.  He was a bachelor and businessman.  Police find William ELLIOTT who worked for him for years and states that he died in the Benevolent Asylum in 1895, a pauper and insolvent.  5 pages, List 33.

CHEETHAM, Joseph, Lowell, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Patrick, Katherine and Johanna REARDON, ahd previously enquired in 1907.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

CHELLEW, T.J., solicitor, Saint Ives, Cornwall, wrote in 1896 re William R. HODGE, who had died at the Albert goldfields in NSW; supposed to have assets at Sandhurst; no trace.  5 pages, List 34.

CHESNEY, Mrs L.A., Martons Junction, Rangitikei, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re the death of her brother William Henry NICHOLLS; none of his family have been informed of his death.  7 pages, List 74.

CHEVALIER, Captain J.F., Harbour Office, Jersey, Channel Islands.  Wrote a number of letters in 1898 regarding Mrs. Margaret KIRKER, who was sent from there to Melbourne by her friends.  She was born in Belfast Ireland in 1868, is an alcoholic, her late husband Dr. Nathaniel MORTON divorced her and obtained custody of the only child – ‘painful for me to write’.  18 pages, List 23.

CHRISTENSEN, E, wrote from Thames, New Zealand in 1909 re maintenance owed by husband T.C. Christensen, believed in Brunswick.  Found, but declines to help.  5 pages, List 48.

CHRISTEY, Annie Marion. Sought by C.R. Christey of Waiuku, Auckland New Zealand in 1915, claiming to be her brother. She is living with a man named CREAMER. New Zealand police report that he is her husband; he persuaded her to leave her husband McDONALD, and live with him. McDonald divorced her and they married c2 years ago. She has now run off with his savings and Creamer. 10 pages, List 8.

CHRISTIE, Mrs A., Towai, Bay of Islands, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re newspaper report of an accidental death; is it her son Willie, 22 years.  7 pages, List 59.

CHRISTY, W.J., dentist, Melbourne.  Mother wrote from Chicago in 1903, hasn’t heard from him for a year; found.  3 pages, List 46.

CHUNDEE, Latchoo, sought by brother Indur of Port Louis, Mauritius in 1897.  He left there c8 years ago, and not heard from in 6 years.  Police trace his employment history, known as Louis CHUNDA.  12 pages List 35.

CHURCH, William, left U.K. in 1874 for Brisbane, last heard from by sister Mrs. T. TURNER in 1884.  Rev. F. Monkhouse SPARKS wrote from Aston Rowant Vicarage, Tetsworth, Oxon in 1896.  Found.  10 pages, List 31.

CHURCH, William, sought by brother James, St Aldates, Oxford England in 1910; emigrated to Australia c36 years ago, last heard of about 22 years ago.  4 pages, List 64.

CHURCHES, Joseph, native of Somersetshire, left there for New Zealand c1859 then came to Australia to manage butchering business.  In 1909 his great nephew Frank ADAMS of Bristol England, asked police to find him.  Copy of death certificate on file.  8 pages, List 62.

CIPRIANY, Louis.  French Consul enquired on behalf of the French Foreign Legion in 1883; he arrived in Melbourne c1876.  Found.  14 pages, List 52.

CLAMPETT, George, alias CAMPBELL.  Commissioner of Police, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re this man, recently convicted there, and believed to have been a criminal in Victoria.  Photographs and fingerprints sent, but local police have no record of him.  He was a native of Montreal, Canada, aged 27 years.  5 pages, List 5.

CLAPHAM, William Edward, Yeadon North Leeds, wrote in 1906 re uncle Thomas IBBITSON, his mother Hannah’s brother, who supposedly died wealthy at Kangaroo Flat.  3 letters on file.  9 pages, List 49.

CLARK, Agnes wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1919, sought maintenance for herself and four children from husband Langdon.  The family had been in Sydney.  15 pages.

CLARK, Edward, c/- Mr. Mills, Blackwall, Poplar, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Thomas CLARK, and wife Agnes, who left London in 1874.  4 pages, List 3.

CLARK, John, solicitor, Brighton in Furness England, wrote in 1905 re James CLEWS, who left Sandbach Chester about 33 years ago for Melbourne. He was a baker and would be about 53 years old. He will hear something to his advantage. Found. 8 pages, List 13.

CLARK, Ralph A., escaped from Sanatorium in New York in 1907.  Police there ask if he is in Melbourne; is 45 years, slightly demented, relatives anxious.  Not found.  5 pages, List 23.

CLARK, Sarah Elizabeth nee WAPPLES, Low Hill, Liverpool England, wrote in 1917.  She married a seaman William CLARK in 1907; he now claims he was already married to Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT/HACKENDALE whose father kept a boarding house in Melbourne.  Asks truth.  8 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, – (Mrs.) of Low Hill, Liverpool, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband William, whom she married in 1911 in Birkenhead; was formerly in British Navy.  She has heard he has married another woman named Lucy HACKENSCHMIDT.  5 pages.

CLARKE, Maria, Gorton, Manchester, England, wrote in 1904 re her husband Joseph, a plumber, last heard of in 1884, c52 years.  Found living with another woman.  9 pages, List 47.

CLARKE, Maria, of Gorton, Manchester, England wrote in 1907 re her husband Joseph Barlow CLARKE, born Westminster London.  Seeks confirmation of his death; she is his legal wife.  4 pages.

CLARKE, Robert Temple, sought by niece Mrs Amelia Emily BLAKE, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1909.  He was born Co Armagh Ireland, came to Australia c50 years ago, had a brother John A. Clarke.  Brother found.  12 pages, List 61.

CLARKE, Thomas, of Sutton Mallet Bridgewater England, wrote in 1904 re Henry RISDEN, living at Trentham Victoria, asking what sort of a life he was living.  3 pages, List 4.  Wrote again in 1913, asking if still alive and circumstances, which are given.  6 pages, List 64.

CLARKE, Thomas, baker, left Bristol England for Australia c1875.  Sought by brother Reuben’s daughter Mrs W.J. HILL, Ottowa Canada, in 1909.  Not found.  7 pages, List 60.

CLARKE, Walter S., wanted by New York solicitors in 1911, in relation to the will of late father Richard of New York USA.  Found.  5 pages, List 68.

CLAYTON, Reginald Luther, sought by sister Edith Clayton, Emsworth, Hants., England, in 1913; last heard of in Melbourne a year ago.  He was 23 years old.  11 pages, List 74.

CLAZEY, James Oswald.  Left his home and family in London England in 1885.  Charlotte Clazey wrote from Sunderland England in 1897; two identical letters on file of 8 pages. List 20.

CLEARY, James, Middleline, Mount Shannon, Co Galway Ireland, wrote in 1903 re the death of his brother John, a former policeman, in 1902.  14 pages, List 45.

CLEARY, Herbert of New York City USA wrote in 1916 re his uncles Austin, Herbert or William Cleary, who had not been heard of for 8 years. Police check all William Cleary entries in directories, but are unsuccessful. 16 pages, List 6.

CLEARY, Thomas B., Marbridge Building, New York US, wrote in 1913; has been told that a relative, Daniel Cleary of Melbourne, died in France leaving a large estate.  Seeks details; no such case.  5  pages, List 64.

CLENDON, Mrs. A. of Handsworth, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Robert Willis Clendon, who had not supported her for 14 months. Police locate him. 3 pages, List 16.

CLENDON, Willis H., Saltley, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1916 re his son Robert Withell Clendon, 30 years, left in 1911, not heard from for some months.  Found.  10 pages, List 53.

CLIFFORD, John Henry, sought by solicitor NEASON, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, in 1906; last heard of in 1894 in Melbourne.  Widow found.  5 pages, List 49.

CLIGNY, E. of Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1920 re his sister Bertha CLIGNY DE BOISSAC, who had not answered his letter. Found by police. 7 pages, List 9.

CLIVE, Andrew. Sought by wife Annie of Walton, Liverpool England in 1915. He a was a fireman on board ship. She is ‘deeply depressed’. He was heard of living with a Mr. and Mrs. MANN in South Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 8.

CLORAN, John, son of Patrick and Bridget nee BURKE of Co Galway Ireland, left there c1852 for Melbourne.  His brother Thomas wrote from Bromley Park Boston USA in 1915; not seen him for 60 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 54.

COCHRANE, Duncan and Jane, sought by brother in law John LEWIS, Wavertree, Liverpool, England, in 1911; not heard from for 10 years, Duncan is an engineer.  Found.  7 pages, List 67.

COCHRANE, Mrs Mary, Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1901 re brother William B. NOWLAN who married Christine CAMERON and had a son William.  5 pages, List 5.

CODLING, Mrs. Sarah of Mongonui Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1898 re John Codling, who left there for Melbourne in 1897, and hasn’t been heard from for some months. Not found. [Family information is that her first husband was William MAUGHAM].  8 pages, List 14.

COE, Louisa, Highbury Hill, London, England, wrote in 1902 re her son, Walter Richard HONEYMAN, ironmonger, c45 years, well educated,  last heard of in 1890.  Her relative Harry Coe, lives in Hamilton Victoria and is interviewed.  10 pages, List 42.

COE, Mrs. Olive of Standon Park, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, London, England wrote in 1919 re her missing husband Frederick Horatio COE, who left England in 1913; was an assistant steward on a ship.  7 pages.

COE, R., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re his wife, who arrived there with their two children a few months ago, then disappeared with her brother’s friend P. RILEY; suspects they may be in Melbourne.  Not found. 5 pages, List 69.

COFFEY, John. Letter from executor of the estate of Michael COFFEY of Boston, Aughrim, Co. Galway Ireland, in 1919, seeking John or his relatives. Another from his relative John Coffey of Co. Galway, whose father Thomas was a first cousin. Relatives found. 12 pages, List 17.

COGHLAN, Mrs. Alice, of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898. She had seen a newspaper report of a murder in Victoria, and the description fitted her missing husband Patrick Coghlan, who deserted her and their children in 1897. Police confirm it is not him. 8 pages, List 14.

COHEN, Louis, Hotel Alamo, San Francisco, California, wrote in 1916 re his father David COHEN, hadn’t heard from him in 12 years; used to be in the tailoring business. Not found. 5 pages. List 6.

COHEN, Philip, sought by sister Mrs Sophie TAU/TAN, Berlin Germany in 1911.  He settled in Melbourne many years ago, was born in Hobsens, Prussia.  Letter is written in Germany.  8 pages, List 69.

COHEN, Sara of Stepney, London England, wrote in 1894 re David NELLEUM, tailor, c24 years, whom she last heard from about 5 years ago; in London he was better known as YANKEL.  2 Pages, List 4A

COKE, Col. J.d’E. of Nunirons, Warrington, Turvey, Bedford England, wrote in 1920, asking that his son Patrick be assisted with advice if necessary.  He was working his passage to Melbourne.  Coke was an Inspector in British Police.  4 pages, List 18.

COLE, S.J., National School, Tavistock, Devon, wrote in 1894.  Has not heard from her husband for over a year, was at Ballarat.  Found.  8 pages, List 34.

COLEMAN, Anthony, sought by sister Miss Annie Coleman of San Francisco in 1906.  He was born Co. Westmeath Ireland, 36 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 30.

COLEMAN, Mabel. Chief Constable Leicester England wrote in 1915 re her and her 8 year old daughter Evelyn A. Husband W.E. Coleman won’t send money for her support and she is destitute. Police find he left for Egypt with A.I.F. and Defence Dept notified of his marital state. 3 pages, List 8.

COLES, Miss Alice, New York, USA wrote in 1920 re her uncle William COLES, a house painter, aged 47 years, who had a daughter named Ivy, and used to live in Brisbane.  7 pages.

COLES, B.V., Rogerstone, near Newport, England, wrote in 1913 re brother in law John Christie GRIFFITHS, who left his wife and child there and came to Melbourne, but has not been heard from since; maintenance needed.  Found.  5 pages, list 75.

COLL, Dolly (Amelia A.) Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1905 re her uncle William Coll, who left there some years ago ‘and is chief of police in Melbourne’.  She is the daughter of Patrick.  Police find he was a constable who resigned in 1883.  Another brother John, retired policeman, is located.  6 pages, List 46.

COLLIER, Peter, Oldham, Manchester England, wrote in 1906 re his father William, a joiner, who arrived Melbourne 1852, returned home in 1877 and died there.  He is the only son and believes his family have secretly disposed of his father’s property in Victoria.  10 pages, List 56.

COLLINGWOOD, Henry, and son Charles, c64 and 44 years, sought by British Consulate in Boston US in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Ellen COOK, who is Henry’s daughter.  Not found.  9 pages, List 26.

COLLINS, Florence Louise. Sought by sister Edith CRESSWELL of Liverpool England in 1915. She had arrived in 1914 and worked as a cook. Found interstate. 4 pages, List 8.

COLLINS, Joseph Henry, of Mulley/Mutley?, Plymouth England, wrote in 1902 re Mrs. William MORGAN, last heard from in Melbourne.  ‘… as the conveyance of a little property cannot be effected without particulars from her …’. Encloses a letter for her, which is still on the file, and shows he was her uncle and her given name was Annie.  4 pages  List 5.

COLLINS, William, sought by relative William Collins CLEGG, Morley, England, in 1898.  He was late of the Star Bakery; found in Abbotsford.  5 pages, List 27.

COLLINSON, George William, information  sought by wife M., Islington, Liverpool England in 1909; has heard he suicided; no trace.  7 pages, List 62.

COLLIS, Henry George. Sought by mother Merry Madeline Collis, now Mrs. LITTLETON, via agent D. READY, Bengal India, in 1910. Collis was born Bengal India in 1861 and is now probable heir to an estate. Not found. 5 pages, List 5.

COLLITON, I.J., wrote from Philadelphia, P.A., USA in 1916 re Margaret SHIELDS, sister, and uncles Joseph & Patrick LYNCH of his mother Kate. She tried to find them in 1908, and is now dead, and he is trying again. They were born in Queens Co. Ireland, and went to Australia over 50 years ago. Not found. 15 pages, List 6.

COLLIVER, Richard, of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1895 re Thomas Colliver, late of the English Navy.  11 pages, List 4.

COLLON, William Wade, Co. Louth Ireland, wrote in 1864 re Robert WADE, a native, 32 years of age, who was in the police force, and whose aunt Teresa WADE was anxious to hear from him. Police report his death. 5 pages, some damaged, List 15.

COLLOPY, Lucy, Ellen and Michael, sought by their sister’s child Nellie O’CONNOR, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, in 1912; not heard from for some years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 70.

COMERFORD, L. of Islington England, asks police in 1900 to check if Edmund BURKE has taken ship’s passage from Western Australia to Qld.  5 pages, List 18.

COMERFORD, Richard, sought by nephew Michael, c/- Milwaukee Sentinel, USA, in 1901.  Four brothers, John, Martin, Richard and James, left Kilkenny Ireland in the 1840s.  The others went to the USA, but Richard and an unnamed sister went to Australia.  The writer is a son of John.  Not found, despite interstate search.  14 pages, List 40.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CONANT, Pigott, solicitor, Wonthaggi, wrote strange letters to the police department in 1913.  Interviewed, he informs police that his wife suffers from delusions and that she had written.  14 pages, List 107.

CONBOY, James, sought by wife Bertha, Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1915.  A plasterer, he left in 1912 and hadn’t been heard from for some months.  Found, he promised to write but didn’t.  A later letter from her and Thomas HOLT, of the Plantation Mill Ring Spinning Co. Blackburn, her employer, asks help.  Found to have enlisted in the AIF.  19 pages, List 53.

CONE, William D., sought by sister Sara Cone, Utica, New York USA in 1910; believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 65.

CONIFFE, Catherine, wrote from Cork Ireland in 1896 re brother Patrick COLLINS, who had been clerk to Mr. HAYES who kept a corn mill some years ago.  He was a native of Cork, 40-59 years old, went ‘on the land’.  Two letters from him on file, one from Cobram in 1888.  Not found.  12 pages, List 33.

CONNELL, William, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1896 re his daughter Mrs. FINLEY/FINDLAY, who has written to him of her husband’s ill-treatment, and is suicidal .  He gives details of his own background; arrived 1854, joined gold escort, later to Otago for police force there.  Her sister Mrs. Robert GROUNDS has also had a letter from her.  Police report shows she is a prostitute.  6 pages, List 29.

CONNER, Mrs Margaret of New York City writes in 1894 re brothers Patrick and Michael O’NEILL.  9 pages.

CONNIFF, Matthew, sought by niece May M. LOUTH of Newcastle on Tyne England in 1914. He is an ex sergeant of police. Report shows he is dead, but son Matthew located. 8 pages, List 7.

CONNLY, John. Sought by Mrs. John BARRY of Dunedin New Zealand. He was formerly in the police force and retired c30 years ago. Police establish the name is CONNOLLY and he had died. 4 pages, List 7.

CONNOLLY/CONNELLY, Joseph, left Liverpool 1895, sailor, wife M.J.  “left pennyless with 2 little children” 2 and 4 years.  On arrival in Melbourne he deserted ship.  Two letters from wife; not found.  17 pages, List 25.

CONRAN, William Massey, of Burbank, USA wrote in 1917 re descendants of D.M. Conran, Sergt H.M. 50th Regiment, or his son Hubert, who left Manchester England in 1848, a civil engineer and railroad surveyor, also descendants of James, born 1808 Ballingmore Parish, Ballenlop, Co Wicklow Ireland. Police interview all Conrans in Victoria, who are no relation. The file then sent to Queensland, and a Mary Conran undertakes to write to him, although she thinks no relation. 12 pages, List 6.

CONROY, Miss Julia of Preston England, wrote in 1919 re Edward L. NUTTALL.  She had had a maintenance order served on him in Sydney, but he denies paternity of her child.  He had been in the Australian army and was in the Sydney police force.  6 pages.

CONVENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD, New York, USA.  Sister Mary St. Celestine writes from there in 1892 re Michael KENNEDY, once a member of the Victorian police force.  The only serving police member says he does not know her or anyone in New York.  3 pages.  List 2.

CONWAY, John Harris.  High Commissioner’s Office, London England wrote in 1917 on behalf of Octavius T. Price, solicitor, Newent, Gloucester England re Conway. His relatives were anxious about him; he was an old age pensioner. 6 pages.

CONWAY, Margaret, bookseller, Aberdeen Scotland wrote a number of letters in 1907 re her son John A., who left Melbourne for Broken Hill and had been missing for 18 months.  Copy of letter from him on file, and arrangements re returning his property.  26 pages, List 56.

CONWAY, Michael of San Luis Obisfro (?) California wrote in 1900 re his brother James CONWAY, formerly a policeman in Co. Cavan Ireland and then in Victoria.  2 pages.

CONWAY, Patrick, Castleconnell, Co Limerick Ireland, sought by cousin Margaret BOLAND nee MURRAY, Sydney, in 1907.  He had been in Victoria police force 25 years ago.  Police find Patrick William Conway, ex member, is wanted by his wife for maintenance.  7 pages, List 56.

COOK, Ada Mabel, sought by husband James, Marlborough, New Zealand, in 1910.  She left there in 1904; they are separated and he pays maintenance.  Asks her domestic arrangements, which police refuse to give.  7 pages, list 63.

COOK, Francis B., Lance Corporal in Gloucestershire Regiment, based at Malta, enquires about joining Vic. Police, 1912. 3 pages, List 14.

COOKE, Gnl. [General?] W. of Burnham Crouch, Essex, wrote in 1899 re his housekeeper’s son, Edmond Charles DORMAN, who left England 8 years ago. Found. 9 pages, List 17.

COOKE, George, wrote from Arlington, Rhode Island USA in 1896 re his son George, who left Ireland in 1885 for Qld, aged 28 years.  His siblings were Alice, Samuel, Maggie, David, Thomas and Jane.  The family left for the US in 1891.  Not found.  7 pages, List 32.

COONEY, Patrick, sought by John McCoy, Veterans House, Auckland New Zealand in 1911; he was late of the 40th Regiment.  Detailed report, died in 1908.  9 pages, List 69.

COOPER, Samuel, West Hartlepool, Durham England, wrote in 1915 re his son Frank, an engineer, who was at Footscray, but hadn’t been heard from for some years.  Found.  5 pages and photo.  List 54.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

COOPER, Mrs. W.H.N. of Dayton Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 trying to find the brother of Dr. W.H.N. Cooper, veterinary surgeon, who was said to be in Australia on a sheep and ostrich farm.  1 page, List 4.

COOTE, Samuel Henry, wrote from Chicago USA in 1897 re his brothers James and William and sister Sarah who married William SHIELDS.  Found.  6 pages, List 45.

CORBETT, C.W. Writes from New York to American Consul in Melbourne in 1919, on behalf of Mrs. Catherine McLAUGHLIN of Quincey Mass., re a newspaper advertisement seeking FLAHERTY/HART relatives. Police find the inquiry genuine; Clara JEWETT of Melbourne was seeking her mother’s relations; they were from Co. Sligo Ireland. 4 pages, List 11.

CORBETT, John Henry. Arrived Brisbane c1867 from England, last wrote to friends there in 1870, Constable H. Corbett wrote ‘is nearly related’ to ask if the department would check to see if the John Corbett murdered in Queensland was the same person. Reply states not the same; the murdered man was from Co. Clare Ireland, 30-35 years. 6 pages, List 11.

CORBETT, Patrick Jnr., wrote from Kilrush, Thurles, Co Tipperary Ireland in 1912, re his uncles James and John, who left Ireland c40 years ago.  He was writing on behalf of his father Patrick, formerly of Knokalough, Drombane, Co Tipperary.  Found.  10 pages, List 70.

CORBETT, Patrick Jnr., wrote from Kilnish, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Ireland in 1912, thanking police for finding his uncles, and asking about joining the Victorian police force.  3 pages, List 32.

CORBITT, Alice Jane, of Montreal Canada, wife of Mathew Walker Corbitt, wrote in 1898 re his sisters, Anna Margaret, and the wife of George PERRY, photographer. He left Melbourne 1860. Found. 7 pages, List 18.

CORCORAN, Francis, Irish.  Left wife and child at Glasgow Scotland in 1913 and sailed on a ship to New Zealand as a fireman.  In 1916 she asked police to find him, believed in Melbourne, as she had received no maintenance for over a year.  Found.  16 pages, List 53.

CORCORAN, John, of Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1894 re his sister, whose first marriage was to TURNER, and second marriage had been to William DONALDSON. Found. 8 pages, List 17.

CORCORAN, Michael, sought by nephew Sgt. J.C. Corcoran of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Delvine Co. Westmeath in 1920. He left Ireland over 50 years ago, was born Leitrim, Parish of Kilbride, and his mother was Flanagan. Found. 6 pages, List 17.

CORDNO, Bella of Oamaru New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her brother William Cordno, carpenter. She has newly arrived in the colony and hasn’t seen him for many years. 10 pages, List 14.

CORFIELD, Patrick, sought by New Zealand police in 1894; not found.  Other Corfield names contacted.  16 pages, List 17.

CORK, Joseph.  Wife Martha, of Liverpool England, wrote in 1917, seeking him.  He was a seaman who had deserted her and their three children, and sometimes used the name COOKE.  5 pages, List 18.

CORMICK, J.B., of London England, wrote in 1898 re his brother Railston Cormick. Found. 5 pages, List 14.

CORNELL, Thomas H.  Wrote from Hamilton Victoria in 1908 seeking details of heath of his brother George, killed in South Africa.  4 pages, List 21.

CORNFORTH, William Francis, left UK for Australia in 1853, not heard from since 1862; would be around 80 years old.  William URPETH, North Shields UK wrote in 1900 on behalf of his 2 sisters there.  Not found.  6 pages, List 37.

CORWIN, M.T., wrote from Boatman’s Bank, St. Louis, in 1901, asking for information on purchasing
“weapons of the original natives”.  2 pages, List 40.

COSGROVE, John, Charlestown, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 seeking his brother Bernhard and sister Margaret (Mrs John DORAN); police locate sister interstate.  4 pages, List 60.

COSGROVE, John, left Ireland c1887, had cousins Pat and J.  Information sought by U.S. Consul in 1911.  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

COSTELLO, Miss Annie, of Brooklyn, New York USA wrote in 1920 re her sister Mary, whom she has not heard from in three years.  Annie is Mrs. SCHRADER, and her letters were censored during the war, as her husband is German.  11 pages.

COSTELLO, Arthur, Yanco Siding via Nerrandera NSW, wrote in 1912 re his wife who left there for Melbourne to bring a 12 year old daughter home, and hasn’t returned.  He has had a letter saying she won’t be returning, and asks police to find her.  He also names the father of the child, who was being cared for by Mrs CHESSELL/CHASSELL of Fitzroy.  Domestic arrangements are informative.  6 pages, List 102.

COSTELLO, J.J., Royal Irish Constabulary, Portumna, Co. Galway Ireland, wrote in 1915 re James MARTIN who is claiming a share of an estate there. Asks if he is genuine, also if solicitor Daniel HOGAN is also genuine; police confirm both. Martin was born in Sydney, but father came from Galway. 5 pages, List 7.

COSTELLO, James, Plumstead, Wo0lwich, England, wrote in 1906 re his brothers John and Patrick.  John left Athlone Co Westmeath Ireland c40 years before, joined police force and served until 1862.  Despite extensive search and contact with a number of Costello families, they were not found.  32 pages, List 49.

COSTELLO, Richard, Cambridge, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re John, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Patrick, who left for Australia c45 years ago, accompanied by Edward Costello.  John was in the police station.  Various Costello families interviewed, but not found.  8 pages, List 60.

COTTON, T.H. of Putney, London, England, wrote in 1919 re his cousin Phyllis LOCK.  His grandparents anxious to hear from her.  6 pages.

COUCH, Albert Adams, sought by mother E. Couch in Dartmouth England in 1897.  Left England 14 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 20.

COUCHMAN, T. of Elsternwick Victoria, wrote to New Scotland Yard in 1911 enquiring about a family named WRIGHT and a son Loftus. 3 pages. List 15.

COUPER, Mrs. Jean, wrote from Hamilton Ontario Canada in 1915 re her son William, who left Glasgow Scotland six years and was a butcher. Police find he has joined the A.I.F. 6 pages, List 8.

COURTNEY, Charles, wrote in 1916 from British minesweeper ‘Greyhound 2’, asking police to find his mother.  He left his home in South Melbourne c1906.  Found.  3 pages, List 53.

COWIE, Alexander, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1915 re his son John, 24 years, a carpenter, who came to Australia four years ago and has not been heard of since. Not found. 5 pages, List 11.

COWIE, Roseina.  Died Wellington New Zealand in 1918.  Public Trustee seeks her two children, Margaret Greta RAMSAY born Melbourne 1893 and Antony Louis HARVEY born 1900, both legally adopted by Antony Louis Francis & Mary Emma BAJOMEZ in 1905.  3 pages, List 24

COWIESON, Margaret of Leeds England, wrote in 1894 re her sister and her husband Alex. MacGREGOR, who formerly lived in New Zealand, then came to Melbourne. Found. 7 pages, List 17.

COX, Mrs. E. of Withington, Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re her husband John Albert Cox. Her two daughters are to benefit from a life assurance policy on him. ‘It would give me great pleasure to hear he was well in health, working and able to keep himself in a respectable manner, which I am sorry to say he did not do for years before he left England.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 6.

COX, Mrs. Ellen of Waltham, Mass. USA, wrote in 1894 re Cornelius DOWNEY, a businessman in Melbourne, aged about 65 years.  4 pages, List 4A.

COX, Captain Talbot Ashley, wrote from Canton in 1860, enclosing a letter from Daniel FEALEY, 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot, asking for his sister Ellen to contact him.  Family details given, including naming brother John and sister Bridget. Ellen left home when he was a child, and is supposed to have married in Melbourne.  She is not located and both letters remain on the file.  6 pages, List 41.

COX, William, left England c1896 for Melbourne, not heard from since.  In 1909 his brother Thomas, Works Department, London Corporation England, asked police to find him.  7 pages, List 60.

CRAIGMILE, Charles, wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1897 re his brother Sandy, who was supposed to have been killed in a Victorian gold mine.  He landed in Victoria c40 years previously.  Charles claims that an imposter has claimed the estate and spent thousands of pounds that should have been his.  7 pages, List 20.

CRANE/CREAN, Daniel, Rochester New York U.S.A., wrote in 1917 re his father’s brother James Crane/Crean, a native of Co. Sligo Ireland who came to the goldfields, did well, and died unmarried. Some years ago Otto T. Daly, a private detective, claimed to have found James Crane and wanted Daniel to give him sole control of the estate that James left. Daniel refused, but now is trying to find the details for himself. (See Daly entry for earlier letter). List 6, 5 pages.

CRANE, James of Gateshead England, wrote in 1892 re his uncle Thomas CRANE, a jeweller in Melbourne.  2 pages.  List 2.

CRANFIELD, Eli, Little Yeldham, Essex England, wrote in 1907 re his aunt Mrs. William Cranfield.  Not found.  8 pages, List 57.

CRANSWICK, William Franceys, wanted for fraud in Kimberley South Africa in 1907.  English, c50 years accountant.  Photo.  10 pages, List 56.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Elizabeth, Greenock Scotland, wrote in 1894 re the alleged bigamy of her husband John, an engineer, some years resident in Melbourne. Police find that he lived firstly with Johanna McDONALD who died, as Mrs. Crawford, in 1887, then with Lillie or Elizabeth EDMUNDS, by whom he has two daughters, Nellie Victoria and Lillian Hilda Irene, both registered as illegitimate. 5 Pages. List 5.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Ellen of Addington Natal South Africa wrote in 1892 re her sister Frances BISHOP, 44 years and single.  Wanted enquiry made quietly, ‘as she has ceased all correspondence with her family’.  5 pages.  List 2.

CRAWFORD, M.E., former inspector of the Metropolitan Police London, and now with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, writes re Mrs. Mary Florence GLASSCOCK who left Melbourne and arrived in England in 1914. She has a child, Leonard ROGERS, with her. He suspects she is ill-treating the child, and seeks details of her background. Local police report she was formerly Polly O’GRADY, who married a bookmaker named MADDEN, then Glasscock, who died and left her very wealthy. The boy’s background is unknown, but she has looked after him for 9 years. 7 pages, List 8.

CRAWSHAW, Ann, wrote from Swinton Manchester UK in 1894 re her brother John DEALTRY.  5 pages, List 28.

CREER, D., Baldrine, Lonan, Isle of Man, wrote in 1910 re brother John, a ship’s steward, sent to Melbourne by father in 1887 because of drinking problem, not heard from since.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

CREIGMILE, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, whom he has heard died in 1892 at Ballarat.  He is next of kin.  No such death found.  4 pages, List 4A.

CRIEGMILE/CRIEGMILL, Charles, of San Francisco USA wrote in 1897 re his brother Sandy, believes he died at Bendigo in 1892, very wealthy.  Miss ARCHIBALD of Davenport New Zealand writes an indecipherable letter, possibly on his behalf.  No trace found.  18 pages, List 25.

CREW, Florence, Stoke Newington, England, wrote in 1916 re husband Alfred John Crew, who left London for Australia c1912, not heard from for 6 months.  She is ill, has 3 children, wants maintenance from him.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 53.

CRITCHLEY, William Henry.  Information sought by Mrs. Edith Critchley of Broadstairs, England, in 1898.  2 pages, List 26.

CROMIE, H.J., Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada, wrote in 1913 re brother Joseph, who was in the police force; some family details given.  5 pages, List 74.

CRONIN, Mrs. Mary, of Pittsburg US, and her sister Mrs. Thomas CARR, both wrote in 1918 re their nieces Melba and Kathleen HOGG. Their mother, formerly Kate FITZPATRICK, died about 10 years ago, their father John Morrison HOGG had remarried. They had three brothers, Jack, James and Stewart; the first two were killed in the war. Found. 8 pages, most in extremely poor condition, List 16.

CROOKS, Miss Mary J. of Belfast, Ireland, wrote in 1909 re her aunt Violetta KOLLNER, last heard from ten years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 18.

CROSBIE, Henry, sought by father Mr. H. Crosbie of Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England in 1905. He had not heard from him since 1893; ‘he has been a heavy trial to me half his life’. Would now be 40 years of age. Found in Melbourne. 5 pages, List 12.

CROSKEY, Henry. American Consul in Melbourne writes in 1915 on behalf of Consul at Chefoo, China. Croskey married wife Elizabeth in Amoy China in 1903; he was an old Philadelphia family. Someone has told his wife he was in Melbourne in 1911; police find no trace. 4 pages, List 8.

CROSSEN, Mrs. Janet of North Woolwich, England, wrote in 1894 re her husband William, a cook.  Left her and two children about three years ago, his father a doctor in Melbourne.  17 pages.

CROUCH, Edwin, Police Inspector, Singapore, formerly in the army, seeks employment in Victorian police force, 1909.  3 pages, List 41.

CROWE, John W. of Edgley N.W.T. Canada, wrote n 1894 re his brother William FULTON who left there and was last heard of n Australia in 1886/7.  5 pages, List 4.

CROWLEY, Margaret, sought by brother Edward, engineer, Bridgeport, Conn., USA, in 1906.  She left Ireland c36 years ago and not heard from for 25 years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 48.

CRYER, Alice, Swinton, near Manchester UK, wrote in 1918 re William STOREY, who left there 23 years ago for Melbourne, and William, Thomas and Alicia COURTNEY; her mother is their niece.  Her father was Constable John WATT of South Australian police.  Found.  6 pages, List 55.

CSMORTANYI, Louis.  Died in his hut on the Victorian goldfields 1888.  Born Hungary.  File re property left by him.  18 pages.  List 5.

CUCKOW, George, of Indianapolis Indiana, USA, wrote in 1893 re his long lost brother Robert, a native of Maidstone Kent England, who emigrated to South Africa in 1884.  A brick mason, he left there with his wife Emily Sarah and daughter Jessie.  4 pages, List 3.

CUFF, St. Lawrence of Wandsworth, London England, wrote in 1915 re his uncle, ex constable John BARRY, who retired c1894, and was the author of a police guide to duties. Police locate family. 10 pages, List 8.

CULLEN, Mrs. Sarah, wrote from Bray Athy, Co. Kildare Ireland in 1895 re her son George; hasn’t heard for 15 months.  3 pages, List 28.

CUMMINGS, John, sought by nephew George J. MURPHY of Yonkers New York USA in 1909, on behalf of his mother Louisa, born Co Kildare Ireland.  He had a brother Alexander.  Not found.  13 pages, List 60.

CUMMINS, Harry H., of Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1904. The wife of J.J.G. RHODES of Kimberley. South Africa, had arrived there with H.J. BOWEN, and was posing as his wife. Divorce papers were on the way from South Africa. Cummins asks police assistance, as it appears the couple had left for Melbourne. Police decline, stating it was not police business. 4 Pages, List 9.

CURRAN, Michael, sought by niece Catherine Agnes DONOHUE RUDD, New York USA, in 1911.  He was born at Gurten Co Leitrim Ireland.  7 pages, List 67.

CURRAN, Nicholas wrote on letterhead of Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, Mass., USA in 1919 re his sister Mary who left Ireland c30 years ago and was married to a man named LYNCH, from Co. Limerick.  They had three boys.  5 pages.

CURRAN, Patrick.  Information sought by Rosalie LOEW, attorney, New York.  Found.  6 pages, List 25.

CURRAN, Thomas, wrote on letterhead of Grand Union Hotel, New York in 1895 re Patrick CURRAN, last heard from in poor health; other address is Waterbury, Conn.  1 page, List 28.

CURRIE, William, wrote from Sligo Ireland in 1895 re a report that his brother Daniel, of Paily, Scotland, who emigrated to Australia 14 years ago, a book-keeper, was the person who died in an insane asylum.  Confirmed.  7 pages, List 30.

CURTIS, Aubrey C., sought by Rev. Harold E.  Curtis, Holbeach, Lincs., England in 1912; he as executor of his father’s will.  Aubrey was a school master; found interstate.  11 pages, List 72.

CURTIS, Jack Adams, of Buffalo, New York, USA, wrote in 1913 seeking his uncle Thomas Curtis. Jack is in local police force and came to the USA 40 years ago. His mother lives in Michigan with youngest brother Frank. Thomas was born at Stoney, Stratford, Bucks, England and came to Australia c50 years ago. Not found. 12 pages, List 12.

CUTHBERT, Jane. Wrote from Newcastle on Tyne England in 1913, re her husband Edward, who left there 18 months ago. She and their 3 children are destitute. Located by police. 12 pages and photo, List 13. See Instructions re cost of copying a photograph.

CUTHBERT, Jane, South Byker, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote in 1915 re husband Edward, no maintenance for 3 years.  Not found.  List 54.

CUTLAND, E. of Bristol England, wrote in 1917 re his son Charles. He has heard he was drowned in Melbourne in 1915, but has heard nothing from wife. Widow is found with five young children and in poor circumstances; she is illiterate. 4 pages. List 6.

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DABDOUB, Hanna J., wrote on letterhead from Bethlehem, Palestine in 1900, asking when Exhibition will be held – she exhibited in Chicago Exhibition in 1893.  1 page, side damaged.  List 26.

DA COSTA, Stanley Donald Campbell, 23 years, sought by High Commissioner, London, on behalf of relative Mrs. A.G. GEDYE in 1916.  Found.  11 pages, List 55.

DACRE, Ernest John, alias WARD. Photographer and bigamist. Married Elizabeth GRAHAM in Sydney in 1900 as well as another woman with initials M.E., who was a teacher. Charged by Scotland Yard with stealing wife’s property; Old Bailey court case. 11 pages and photo in one file, 9 pages in another file. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs. List 12.

DAGG, James, Invercargill, New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re daughter Beatrice; sent her boat ticket for return, but she hasn’t arrived.  4 pages, List 66.

DALE, Dr. William Kelynack.  Information sought by wife Laura, St. Keverne, Cornwall, in 1901; hasn’t heard from him since 1896.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

DALEY, Mrs John, Waihi, New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband’s death in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 60.

DALGETY, Andrew, left Forfarshire Scotland 1851.  Brother George H. Dalgety of South Lima, New York, USA, wrote in 1904, has heard from him in many years.  9 pages, List 5.

DALY, Daniel, of San Francisco, USA, wrote in 1905 re his brother Philip, born Co. Meath Ireland, c48 yrs old, last heard from 20 yrs ago.  13 pages, List 18.

DALY, O., private detective, wrote from Rochester New York in 1907 re James CRANE or CREAN who left Sligo Ireland c.1862 for Australian goldfields and has not been heard from in 40 years.  7 pages. See also subsequent letter from Daniel CRANE/CREAN in 1917.

DANZIGER, George, of Cheltenham Manchester England, wrote in 1917 re Jacob DANZIGER, ‘his aged parents are anxious’. Found. 4 pages, List 6.

D’ARC, Madame A. Jane, wrote from D’Arc’s Grand Waxworks, Cardiff, South Wales re her daughter Emily, who had left her father’s touring company the Marionette Troupe, in Australia.  Emily was using the name Mrs. JOHNSON and was found in Brisbane.  8 pages, List 2..  Further letter from mother re child left behind. 6 pages, List 5.

DARLING, Mrs Margaret, Furthergate, Blackburn, Lancashire England, wrote in 1910 re George SLATER, joiner, who went to Australia c50 years ago; not heard from for 20 years.  His siblings were William, Joseph and Mary; Mary, now Mrs William MARSHALL, located.  8 pages, List 66.

DARRAH, Thomas Edward, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1913 re father Edmund, watchmaker at Geelong, not heard from for 3 years.  Found.  3 pages, List 73.

DASHWAY, Charles, of Harmston’s Circus, Calcutta, India, wrote in 1896. A workman named Jose MURPHY had died in Singapore, and Dashwood held money owing to him. Among his papers was a letter from a woman begging for financial help, and this is on the file. Police find his real name was Joss SHEEHAN, and his wife Annie was the person who wrote; she is now living with her mother Mrs. HURST. 8 pages, List 15.

DAVEY, James of Jagersfontein OFS, South Africa wrote in 1914 re his brother Raleigh, now in a lunatic asylum, asking what crime he had committed.  5 pages.  List 2.

DAVEY, Walter. Metropolitan Police Office, Public Carriage Branch, New Scotland Yard, London, wrote in 1919. Davey was living in London and had applied to act as conductor on stage carriages. Police ask if his background in Melbourne is correct; police confirm he is a sober respectable man. There is a small photograph attached to the file. 4 pages, List 12. See Introduction re photograph options.

DAVIDSON, Andrew Martin, Toronto Canada, wrote in 1911 re half brother Soren ANDERSON, born Norway; they were separated on death of parents David and Olera nee OLESAN.  Not found.  9 pages, List 68.

DAVIDSON, Anton M., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1915 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who was from their mother’s first marriage and would be c80 years old.  Not seen for 40 years ; 3 letters.  Not found.  20 pages, List 53.

DAVIDSON, Anton Martin, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1917 re his brother Soren ANDERSON, who left Norway years ago and was believed near Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 51.

DAVIES, Miss Annie, Llanfarion, Aberystwyth, Wales, wrote in 1902 re Mary PHILLIPS nee DONOGHUE, who married William Phillips in Melbourne in 1856; her father’s name was Dennis, mother Joanna nee HERON.  The couple lived in North Melbourne and he was a teamster.  Police locate a cousin, – MURRAY.  8 pages, List 44.

DAVIES, Arthur A., Buffalo, New York USA, wrote in 1910 re aunt Mrs. John REYNOLDS, whose husband is a blacksmith; were at Footscray.  Found.  9 pages, list 63.

DAVIES, Herman George Tankersly, 32 years.  Information sought by wife Mrs. B. Davies, Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Auckland New Zealand, in 1917.  He was supposed to b e living with Mary MOODY by whom he has had a child.  5 pages, List 51.

DAVIES, Howard, sought by Deputy Chief Constable, Pembrokeshire Constabulary, Haverford West Castle, in 1914. He was a Nonconformist minister. His sister has not heard from him for over a year. Found. 4 pages, List 8.

DAVIES, William, timber merchant, c75 years, sought by Mrs. John A. DAVIES, Cleveland Ohio USA in 1902.  Police find he died at Foster in 1901, leaving an estate, and solicitors in Cardiff, Wales are handling the estate.  8 pages, List 43.

DAVIES, William, Swansea, South Wales, wrote in 1913 re son Edward, not heard from for over 20 years, was then in Melbourne, a ship’s carpenter, 52 years ‘fond of drink’.   He is over 80 years.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

DAVIS, Benjamin.  Writes from Manchester England in 1904 re his brother David, his wife and family, and David’s father in law Homan RICE, late of Co Mallow Ireland, who sailed for Melbourne in 1885.  David and Homan went into business together as watchmakers and jewellers.  Not found.  14 pages, List 23.

DAVIS, Lady Ella A., Chipping Norton, England, wrote in 1913; has heard a rumour that a young man named LOCKWOOD has died in Melbourne.  Her two stepbrothers are Francis and Nigel  Lockwood are in Australia, asks if it is one of them.  File reveals no record of any deaths.  4 pages, List 74.

DAVIS, Mrs. K., of Pleasantville, New Jersey USA wrote in 1915 re her relative John BIRMINGHAM who left Philadelphia in 1878 and settled in Australia. He was a carpenter and builder. Police interview several Birmingham people, but fail to locate him. 11 pages, List 7.

DAVIS, Mrs. M.A., Liverpool, England, wrote in 1906 re Peter PLUNKETT; not found.  7 pages, List 49.

DAVOREN, Bridge Agnes,, born Co. Galway, sought by nephew Peter F. McNEILL, son of her sister Maria; refers to earlier letter, not on file.  2 pages, List 28.

DAVOREN, Mrs. Ellen, Ennis, Co. Clare Ireland, wrote in 1909 re husband James, who left her and their four children 7 years ago for Melbourne.  Apart from a photograph, she’s heard nothing since,  Police track down a poor quality proof copy of the photo, and locate him.  9 pages, List 41.

DAVY, John James, last heard of in Melbourne in 1897, sought by brother T.W. of Moorside, Neston, Cheshire England in 1901.  Not found.  18 pages, some damaged.  List 40.

DAWES, Harry, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1906 re his father George, a butcher, born 1861, who left England in 1885; not heard from for years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 55.

DAWES, Isaac, convicted at Stafford c1847 and transported to Australia.  Son in India sought details (his letter not
on file).  Brother Charles located.  5 pages, List 41.

DAY, Mrs. T.A., of Victoria, B.C., Canada, wrote in 1917 re her daughter Mrs. Annie SWANNIE; hasn’t heard from her for 3-4 months. Police find she married Mervyn George SWEENEY before leaving Canada, and the pair are living in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 11.

DAYNES, Edward. Sought by Mrs. S. Daynes of Norwich, Norfolk England in 1899. He was transported in 1842, opened a shop in Geelong ‘married a rich lady’, no issue, and last heard of twenty years ago. Police find an Edward DINES was in business in Geelong, but no Daynes. 8 pages, List 17.

DEAN, Mrs. C., Catford, England, wrote in 1917 re Mrs. Grace INGRAM; was writing on behalf of her mother.  Found at Willow Grove.  6 pages, List 51.

DEEN, Fatta. The Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1913 regarding this man, asking details of his activities in Australia, and to be notified if he returned to India. Police report he married an Italian, Marjorie F. LARMA, and she has written articles in the Euroa Advertiser and issued a pamphlet Proof of Prophet Mohammad and way of Eternal Life, a copy of which is on the file. Their movements in Victoria and New South Wales are detailed. 24 pages, List 12.

DEEVY, Richard, wrote from Ballycomey, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, in 1899 re his brother James, who left for Melbourne in 1857 and was last heard of c.35 years ago.  James would now be 66 years old.  2 pages, List 3.

DEGEN/DEIGN, Herman.  (‘or some name like that’) Accidentally killed in Los Angeles in 1898.  George B. STUDD, supt. Peniel Hall Mission writes seeking his family, he had 2 adult sons believed to be in Melbourne, was German, a painter 50-55 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 23.

DEGERMARK, Carl F., wrote from Denver Colorado USA in 1897 re his brother in law James ISACHSEN, native of Norway, 29 years, not heard from for some years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 36.

DEGUET, C.A. A Frenchman, he absconded from Adelaide in 1915, owing money . He was 55-60 years of age, and had been at Goodwood South Australia. Photograph on file – see Introduction for options re photos.  5 pages, List 12.  CONNECTION FOUND.

DEITLY, Charles S., recently arrived from the US, committed suicide in Melbourne.  Report compiled for US Consul.  8 pages, List 60.

DELANEY, Margaret.  Wrote from Belfast Ireland in 1899 re her sister Anna Cecilia MOFFATT, who died in 1898 in the South Yarra home of their brother George DOUGLAS.  Requests information re her estate.  6 pages, List 23.

DELANEY, Margaret.  In 1908 Mr A. Douglas CHARLWOOD of Cliftonville Belfast Ireland, wrote on her behalf re her brother George DOUGLAS, brass founder.  His son Edward located.  5 pages, List 59.

DELANEY, Roderick R., of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1893 re his sister Mary Ann and her husband James FOX, who left there c26 years ago and were last heard of in Queensland.  2 pages, List 3.

DELANY, Jeremiah, Colour Sgt, 20th Royal Foot, writes from Portsmouth England  in 1862 re his brother P. Delany, who was in Victorian police force.  Hasn’t heard from him for 18 months.  2 pages, List 5.

de la RONDE, Major S.E., Chief Constable, Ottawa, Canada, wrote in 1905 re his uncle William TEASDALE, who died ‘a few years ago’.  Police find he died in 1901 and former employer Robertson & Wagner paid the funeral expenses. 4 pages, List 48.

DELOT, Marc, sought by sister Mrs. Widow E. MIGNOT of Port Louis, Mauritius via E.A. BUNNEFIND of Sydney, who wrote on her behalf in 1906.  Not found.  6 pages, List 48.

DELUY, Jean Baptiste.  French Consul in Melbourne asks police to find him in 1882, on behalf of his daughter Eugenie in Marseilles, France.  Not heard from since 1878.  Found.  10 pages, List 42.

DEMERS, L.H., a Canadian, writes from New York in 1898 re his brother Joseph Davis de MERS (who spells his surname ‘the old way’) and was at Coopers Creek.  4 pages, List 4.

DENIO, Ephraim, Detroit, Michigan USA, wrote in 1911 re brother Prosper DENNIAULT, originally lived in Canada but left for Australia via New York and not heard from since.  The writer is 78 years old.  Not found.  5 pages, List 69.

DENNETT, Mrs. L.B., Kalispell, Flathead Co. Montana, USA, wrote in 1909 re her brother Augustus Innes MACPHERSON, last heard of in Qld.  Not found.  11 pages, List 41.

DENNY, D’Arcy, War Office, London, wrote in 1915 re his wife Annie, nee Forster PARSONS, who sailed with her mother Fanny under an assumed name to Australia; her father Charles is located.  3 pages, List 54.

DENT, Hodgson, wrote from Durham England in 1907 re his wife Mary Jane’s father Edward JACKSON, who left there for New Zealand some years since.  Police establish he had died and his widow remarried to W. SUTTON.  5 pages, List 23.

DENTON, Miss Amy, of Roxbury, Mass., USA wrote in 1897 re her brother Frank Denton, who left England in 1884, was a local preacher for awhile, stonemason by trade, native of Hull Yorkshire, c35 years.  ‘His mother is broken-hearted about him and is very sick’  List 4A

DENTON, Mrs. Frances, Bootle, Liverpool, U.K., wrote in 1910 re her husband Jack.  She had received a letter from Albert KINNS, a shipmate, who wrote that Jack had been killed by Indians in Bolivar.  She suspects that the letter was written by Jack; it is 2 years since he sent any money for her and their two children.  Police investigate and confirm that Kinns did not write the letter.  10 pages, List 41.

DENTON, Louisa, wrote in 1892 re husband Herbert C. Denton who had deserted her.  She wrote from Southsea?  (England?) 4 pages.

DERHAM, F.W.  Wrote from Darlington (U.K.?) in 1904 re his sister Mrs. Fred WILSON, who he hadn’t heard from for some time.  Police find both she and her husband, Charles Frederick Wilson, have died.  Four children are left Ida, Reginald, Toney and Leonard and details of them are given.  8 pages, List 20.

DERING, Harold, sought by parent W.F. Dering, Seattle, USA, in 1919.  He left Iowa in 1915, was 22 yrs old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 18.

DE ROUS, Louis Jules.  Deputy Chief Police, Brooklyn, New York US, wrote in 1898 seeking details of him, on behalf of family. In 1893 was in Williamstown, married Susan DOYLE, and had 3 children.  Wife found.  11 pages, List 24.

DERWIN, Patrick, of New York USA wrote in 1894 re his cousin Mary RHATTIGAN, from Longford Ireland, who went to Melbourne in the early 1850s with a batch of emigrants, among whom was Ann RYAN, Catherine ST. JOHN, Sarah BARTLEY, Ellen GLENNAN [?], Catherine KINNEY and Ellen FITZSIMMONS.  Ellen GLENNAN [spelling of name not clear] later paid for her brother John to emigrate, and Catherine KINNEY paid for her brother Peter.  Patrick has never heard from his cousin since then.  2 pages.  List 4.

DE SILVA, Mary, left husband J. at Ceylon, taking 4 of their children with her – Alexander Stewart, 15 yrs, Cecilia Stewart, 13 yrs, Colin Campbell, 4 yrs, Alice May, 2 yrs, and leaving 3 behind.  Husband wrote in 1913, has heard she’s in Melbourne.  Interviewed, she claimed he was a drunkard.  The remaining children are in a Home.  7 pages, List 75.

DEVAIN, J.M.  Wrote from Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales re her husband James, who had left there for his health ten years ago; she hadn’t heard from him for some years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 22.

DEVEAN, Mrs. Bertha, nee Bertha Pearl TURNER, wrote from San Francisco California in 1905 re her father Peter Turner.  She left Melbourne in 1897 and has lost touch.  7 pages, List 44.

DEVENISH, T., wrote from London England in 1892 re his brother Henry, a boot seller and repairer; found under name of DEVONSHIRE in asylum.  9 pages.

DEVERY, William St., Deputy Commissioner of Police, New York, wrote in 1901 for information on Bernard Devery, brother Thomas and sister Bridget.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 40.

DEVEREUX, Thomas.  Information sought by wife Ellen, Liverpool England in 1911.  Had heard he had drowned at sea; incorrect.  7 pages, List 68.

DEVEREUX, Thomas, sought by wife Ellen, Liverpool England, in 1912; has heard nothing for 18 months; she has 3 children to support.  Not found.  9 pages, List 71.

DEVEREUX, Thomas, 31 years, left wife Ellen in Liverpool England in 1910 and travelled to Melbourne as ship’s crew; not heard from since.  Uses name SINNETT.  Her original letter is missing from file.  5 pages, List 75.

DE VILLIERS, Florence Maud nee GREEN, sought by husband J., Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1912.  In 1911 she was working in Wirth’s Circus.  A South African detective agency also seeks information.  Not found.  17 pages, List 72.

DEVINE, Mrs. Margaret of South Boston, Massachusetts, USA wrote in 1892 re her brother in law Robert WEEKS, once a constable in the Victoria police.  Located by police.  5 pages.  List 2.

DEWAR, D., Chief Constable Dundee Scotland, writes in 1892 at request of local magistrate re Isabella MASON, 40 years, who left there in 1889 with her illegitimate daughter Ann MELDRUM, 15 years and arrived in Melbourne, but has not written home.  Isabella’s mother is concerned.  6 pages.  List 2.

DEWSON, Richard William, alias CARR, sought by wife Margaret, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England, in 1912.  He deserted her and their child 5 years ago; very detailed letter on his actions and military record.  Found under name of Carr in country Victoria, then went interstate after getting a woman pregnant.  26 pages and photo.  26 pages, List 71.

DE ZOETE, Teunis.  Consul General for the Netherlands seeks him in 1906.  Found.  4 pages, List 18.

DIAMOND, F.G., Ardwick, Manchester, England, wrote in 1912 re sister in law Mary GRIFFITHS, 20 years, who is sailing to Melbourne with 2 others to look for work.  Asks police to keep an eye on her, his wife is worried about her.  She is found and interviewed, as is her employer Mrs HUNTLY of Middle Park.  5 pages, some damaged.  List 72.

DIAMOND, Mrs. Jessie, of Michigan USA, wrote in 1911, re her brother Charlie WILLIAMS, last heard from fourteen years ago. He was in a circus under the name of FRENCH. 3 pages, List 15.

DICKENS, Charles, Chicago, USA, wrote in 1907 re his grandfather who left Derby England c40 years ago and kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Possible relative interviewed in Carlton.  7 pages, List 57.

DICKENTMAN, Piet.  Consul General for Netherlands in Melbourne wrote in 1914 on behalf of Dickentman who wanted to know whether his wife Lillie nee BRASHER, who has left him, is still alive and the sex of the child she was due to have. 8 pages.

DICKENTMAN, Piet, wrote from Amsterdam in 1912 asking details of his wife Lilian BRASHER, daughter of George, who married him in 1909 and left him the same year.  He is a professional cyclist, and gives details.  5 pages, List 32.

DICKSON, Mrs. C.W. of Chicago Ill., USA, wrote in 1892 re her father’s brothers Charles, John, Thomas and Edward DAILEY (also spelt as DAILY), they had not heard from them or years.  3 pages.  List 2.

DIDDAMS, Emily, widow of Henry Knight, Overton, Hampshire, England, wrote in 1906 asking police to contact his brother William.  Found.  8 pages, List 48.

DIDDAMS, Harry, of Overton, Hants England, wrote in 1901 re his brother William George DIDDAMS, who left Whitchurch Hants in 1887 and formerly served in the Metropolitan Police Force, London and was aged 45 years.  22 pages.  List 4.

DINAN, William, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA, wrote in 1905 re his uncle Lawrence Dinan.  Has heard he died wealthy, will liberally reward police after he gets his share of the estate.  Police interview Michael Dinan, who gives details of Patrick Dinan.  4 pages, List 18.

DINGLE, Thomas, sought by wife H., Grimsby, England, in 1918.  He went to Melbourne in 1913, she hasn’t received any maintenance since 1916.  Found, offers explanation.  5 pages, List 55.

DIXON, John, sought by son George W., of Heaton Moor, Stockdale, England, in 1912.  He was born in 1834, left England in 1864, was at Little Hartley NSW in 1868 when he wrote to his cousin MEADEN, ship’s engineer, and had a brother Richard at Ballarat.  He is writing on behalf of his 76 year old mother, and encloses a photo taken in Melbourne, but undated.  15 pages, List 70.

DIXON, R.M., wrote from Hull England in 1901, on behalf of Henry Stephen BURLEY who was looking for the Burley family, who were from Woolwich.  All Burley names in the Melbourne and suburban directory were contacted, but no relation.  14 pages, List 40.

DOBSON, Frederick, sought by wife Isabella, Wellesby, Calcutta India, in 1911.  He left there in 1909 and a woman has written to her that she married him in Perth.  The writing is quite difficult to read.  26 pages, List 66.

DOCKER, Thomas, sought by sister M. BENNETT, Illsley, Yorkshire, in 1907.  Found.  5 pages, List 56.

DODD, M. of Liverpool wrote in 1895, re John JAMES, last heard of in Melbourne in 1890.  James has left his wife, Dodd’s sister, totally unprovided for.  4 pages.

DODDY, Patrick, Peter, Thomas and Anne left Drinane Co Sligo Ireland c1872 for New Zealand; their brothers went to Boston and changed their name to DODD.  In 1908 Rebecca Mary DUFFY, c/- Mrs B. BEARSE, Medford, Mass., USA, wrote seeking them as she needed financial help to look after her brother. They were uncles and aunt.  Not found.  List 58.

DODKINS, Edward, born Chigwell Essex, formerly a seaman, sought by niece Alice ALLAN of La Crosse, Wisconsin USA in 1900.  His widow found in Echuca.  15 pages, List 38.

DODSON, M.A. wrote from Woolwich London England in 1906 re Frederick Richard GREEN, builder and contractor of Camberwell, has heard from him.  Found.  5 pages, List 29.

DOLLEY, Frank, architect and surveyor, wrote from London UK in 1901, asking police to trace his wife and child whom he believed were in Melbourne and who had left him ‘without cause’.  They may be using the name LEIGHTON.  Found.  8 pages, List 40.

DOLLY, Thomas, sought by P.F. BIRD, San Francisco USA IN 1911; his brother Michael has died.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

DOMENICO, Molinare.  Information sought by Italian Consul on behalf of his father in 1910.  Found, and condition described.  7 pages, List 64.

DONALD, Mrs. J.L. of Blackpool England wrote in 1915 re her brothers John Frederick and Joseph Alfred KAY, who left Manchester c32 years ago and were last heard of 18 years ago. She had been in the USA for some years. Joseph found. 8 pages, List 8.

DONALDSON, Robert, sought by A.C. Donaldson, Edinburgh Scotland, his nephew, in 1911.  Last heard of at Richmond.  Family found.  9 pages, List 69.

DONNELLY, Daniel, Cathedral Place, Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1911 seeking details of the death of his brother John in Melbourne in 1909.  5 pages, List 66.

DONNELLY, Joseph wrote in 1892 from Glasgow Scotland re his brother Peter who had been in an asylum.  He left there about 37 years ago.  4 pages.

DONNELLY, Joseph of Glasgow Scotland wrote in 1898 re his brother Peter, a grocer, aged about 72 years.  A letter sent to Melbourne has been returned.  5 pages.  List 2.

DONOHUE, Luke, Head Constable, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland, wrote in 1913, on behalf of Mrs. O’REILLY, seeking details of her uncle John CAPLES, who died in Bendigo. Is she left anything in his Will. 4 pages, List 13.

DOOLEY, Kiernen, of Yonkers, New York USA, wrote in 1914 re his brother Patrick, who was in Melbourne 3 years ago. The writer last saw him in King’s Co. Ireland 40 years ago; they have two other brothers, Bernard and Charles, and a sister Maud. Found using name John Patrick. List 7.

DORAN, Andrew, last heard of employed at a Melbourne hotel, sought by brother Michael J. Doran in 1899; wrote from Manila 13th Infantry British Army base.  Not found.  9 pages, List 37.

DOULL, Mrs. Cecily, a nurse, wrote a series of letters 1916-1918 re her husband William Mervyn Doull, an electrical engineer. They were married in England in 1916; he went to New Zealand and she was to follow, but he sent a telegram postponing her trip. He was then boarding with a Mrs. BETTS at Onehunga, and Cecily believed he was in a relationship with Lucille Betts. Mrs. Betts confirmed he went to Melbourne with Lucille and Maud RICH. Both New Zealand and Victorian police are involved in trying to track him down, which they eventually do. 23 pages, List 11.

DOWLE, Mrs. E.M., Kilburnie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1907 her mother Mrs. John FRYER, who was supposed to be cared for by her sister in law, but has been admitted to an asylum.  Seeks details.  8 pages, List 57.

DOWLING, William, sought by relative Bert Dowling, Newark, New Jersey USA in 1913; last heard from in Collingwood, a baker.  Found.  12 pages, List 73.

DOWNEY, Edward of Failesworth near Manchester England, wrote in 1919 re his sister Kate DOWNEY. 7 pages.

DOWNEY, George. The Public Carriage Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police, wrote in 1919 re this man, who was living at Hounslow England, and had applied for a licence. He stated that he had been employed at Lake Bolac in 1914, before joining the army; London police seek verification, and attach a small photograph of him to the query. 3 pages, List 9.

DOWNING, Charles, of Roseau, Dominica, B.W.I., wrote in 1903 re his son Percy Claude “who claims he was drugged and put in a lunatic asylum”.  His brother in law is Dr. WEST of Kilkenny, Ireland.  4 pages, incomplete file.  List 19.

DOYLE, Cornelius Edward, sought by wife Beatrice; he deserted her and their 4 children in 1909, left on ship ‘Durham’ for Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 64.

DRAKE, James, Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire England, write in 1912 re uncle James, who left there in 1849 for Melbourne, and was last heard of in 1906 in Melbourne.  He went under the name FAWTHROPE or Drake.  Not found.  5 pages, List 71.

DRISCOLL, Mrs. Annie of Sidney Ohio USA, wrote in 1894 re her sister Julia NOLAN, whom she had not heard from for about 35 years.  Julia left London for Melbourne to stay with her sister Hannah, the wife of John Peter McGRAH [McGRATH?] and had three children, Edward, Julia and Annie.  2 pages, List 4.

DRISCOLL, John M., sought by niece Elizabeth M. KIDNEY, Lewiston, Maine, USA through U.S. Consul.  In Australia for over 60 years, last heard from in 1896; would be over 80 years.  Friend was Denis O’CONNELL of Collingwood, whose daughter is interviewed.  Not found.  12 pages, List 71.

DRIVER, John Haworth of Guiseley near Leeds, England, wrote in 1914 re Mrs. Florence ATKINSON nee DRIVER, about 32 years, who had left there in 1908 with her husband and child for New Zealand.  In 1912 she left her husband and came to Melbourne.  She had not been heard of since.  4 pages.  List 2.

DROSOPHORE CO. LTD., Manchester, England, wrote in 1901 that their employee Henrich WESTPHALEN, late of Ahmedabed, India, had disappeared and money was missing.  He was a German, physical description given, married with one son; it was believed the family were travelling together to Australia.  Not found.  9 pages, List 40.

DRUITT, Edmund, Sebastopol Ballarat.  Information sought by Albert MARTIN, Wellington New Zealand, in 1912, on behalf of his sister who has been maintaining him but has heard he is drinking, so has stopped support.  Found.  4 pages, List 70.

DRUM, Helen, New York USA, wrote in 1911 seeking aunt, Mrs GRANT nee Drum who came to Australia many years ago.  Her late father used to correspond with her; was at Beaufort.  Descendants found.  4 pages, List 69.

DU BOIS, Mrs. A.L., wrote from Grand View Spencer Co. Indiana USA in 1893 re her brother Jonathan STORMS who left his native land 10-12 years ago and went to Australia.  ‘We all thought him dead’, but a letter came from him 3 months ago; he is unemployed and in ill health.  Gives history of family; uncle Daniel STORMS died previous year etc.  3 pages, List 3.

DUCHENE, Louis.  Wrote from Mauritius in 1897 re his relative F. Duchene, who left there in 1874 when about 16 years old.  Was employed by a man named PERTRIX a few years ago.  10 pages, some hard to read.  List 20.

DUCROS, Ernest. The Consul General for France, in Sydney, wrote in 1912 re this man. He was about 50 years old, and was sought by his daughter Mme Vve. Chamoisin, in Paris. Police interview all DUCROS/DUCROW residents, but fail to find him. 17 pages. List 9.

DUDDY, Lillias, Port Awanui, East Coast, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re brother John NEIL, who went to Melbourne 16 months ago and has not been heard from since; described, 23 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 72.

DUFF, James, of Scotch descent, c70 years, formerly in Ontario Canada and left there c1852, possibly a former partner of Sir James MAXWELL.  Information sought by Stanton CLARKE and G.A. McKINNON, both of Detroit USA, in 1896.  Not found, but details of Irishman Paul Duff given.  7 pages, List 34.

DUFFILL, George W., sought by wife, who was leaving England to join him; last heard of at Warracknabeal, but had left there.  Enclosed photo which is still on file.  Found. 7 pages (2 damaged), List 70.

DUFFY, John H., sought by brother Detective James A. Duffy, Toledo, Ohio, in 1901.  He left there in 1868, not heard from for c15 years, would be 54 years old.  Their father, now 87, would like details of him. Not found.  10 pages, List 41.

DUGUILD, Alex., H.M.S. Osiris, Malta, wrote in 1915 re ‘the whereabouts of a lady I had the pleasure of knowing while I was serving on the Encounter … it is nearly 6 years now since I last heard of her. Her name was Lillian M. DUNGAN of Richmond. Police reply that her brother works in the Chief Commissioner’s Office in Melbourne, and he will reply to Duguild. 4 pages, List 7.

DUHELOW, John, Inspector of Police, Newport, Monmouth England, wrote in 1901 enquiring about his uncle James, a doctor in Melbourne.  No trace found.  7 page, List 40.

DUNCAN, William, accountant, wrote from Wick, Scotland in 1905 re his brother in law James LAUGHTON, last heard of 50 years ago.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

DUNHAM, John Nelson, sought by nephew Skellington H. Dunham of St. John’s N.B. Canada in 1898. Found. Second letter from nephew gives details of St. John’s at that time. 10 pages, List 17.

DUNKERTON, Mark, sought by brother James, Sticklinch near Glastonbury, Somerset England, in 1911.  Not heard from for many years; found, in police force.  5 pages, List 65.

DUNN, Charles. Glasgow Parish Clerk wrote in 1912 re this man, who had deserted his wife. He was born in Glasgow, was 38 years, a marine fireman, and had sailed for Australia some time before. He had sent a little money only, was much addicted to drink, and the Parish was supporting his wife. 6 pages, List 9.

DUNN, Stephen, sought by brother Alfred, Bradford, Yorkshire England, in 1903.  He was a seaman who arrived in 1894.  Not found.  5 pages, List 46.

DUNNE, Laura Wilhelmina nee CAULEN, sought by niece Mary Evangeline ANDERSON, Farnsworth near Boulton, England, in 1901.  Found, had remarried and was now Mrs. A.J. PHILLIPS.  4 pages, List 40.

DUNNE, Martin. Sought by Mrs. M.J. BRADY of Luzerne P.A. USA in 1914. He left for Australia 35 years ago, when about 10 years old. His aged mother and sister are enquiring. Not found. 5 pages, List 14

DUNPHY, James, wrote from Cullun, Co Kilkenny Ireland in 1904, asking police to find his sister Bridget, formerly a servant at Scott’s Hotel Melbourne.  His brother John was also there.  Bridget found, now Mrs. W.H. BURNARD.  4 pages, List 33.

DUNSCOMBE, William, Russell Square, London, wrote in 1918 re Arthur (Wizard) STONE, believed in hospital after accident.  Found.  4 pages, List 51.

DUNSMORE, George D., wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1897 re his brother Archie who went to Australia about 1886.  10 pages.  Wrote again in 1901, mother seriously ill.  5 pages, List 18.

DUNSTONE, Mrs. Ellen, of Freemantle Southampton, England, wrote in 1913 re her husband Thomas James Dunstone, asking if he is still living with Rose Florence PEIRCE, by whom he has a daughter, Connie, born in New South Wales. Ellen has two daughters, Lily and Kate. Police report he has gone to New South Wales. 7 pages, List 12.

DUPEN, William of New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re his uncle Richard who left London c35 years ago and was believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.

DURAKIS, George, sought by wife Cotina/Katina in 1909, may use name DOORIS; he deserted her and their 3 children at Kandia Crete in 1907.  Found interstate.  12 pages, List 59.

DURKEN, John, son of John and – (nee BEGGY), married Lizzy KELLY, at Ballarat in the 1850s, brought out his brothers Pat and Mathew, sister Margaret and brother in law – McLEON.  Sought by sister Biddy CAIRENS c/- James G. WELCH, Stratford New Zealand in 1898.  Not found.  6 pages, List 26.

DURRANT, Arthur Henry, sought by mother Ellen, Guildford, England, in 1909.  He arrived in Australia c1903 with her son in law – BROOKS, and was last heard of in Sydney.  Found.  10 pages, List 61.

DUTATE, H., BA, Liverpool England, wrote in 1912 re Thomas Evans RICHARDSON alias Thomas EVANS, chemist, 33 years, who deserted his wife and child 7 years ago, taking funds from a trust account.  Two photos of Richardson on file.  Not found.  6 pages, List 71.  See instructions re copying of photos.

DUTTON, Harry, of Derby England, wrote in 1919 re his late uncle William DUTTON’s Will. 4 pages, List 17.

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EAGAN, Mrs. Catherine, of New York City USA wrote in 1900 re her three sisters who went to Melbourne from Co. Tipperary, and were last heard of in 1862. Julia CONROY was at the Golden Age Hotel and her sister Mrs. Winifred WILSON was at the King’s Arms. Police check history of licensees, and also in Maryborough district, but fail to locate either of the sisters. 19 pages, List 16

EAGLESON, Alexander, of Rye Hill, Garvaghey Bally Gawley Co. Tyrone Ireland wrote in 1892 re his son William Alexander, whom he had not heard from since 1891.  3 pages.  List 2.

EALEY, Edith A., Fulham, London England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Henry Victor Ealey, living at Mentone.  Seeks support for herself and child.  4 pages, List 51.

EARL OF KILMOREY (Francis Needham) visited Australia in 1898 and discovered on return that his Order of St Patrick and St. Andrews regalia was missing, believed stolen.  Scotland Yard asks police help and it is found in the Oriental Hotel by a maid.  Charles W. CULPIT, manager, advises Earl’s friend.  13 pages, List 35.

EARLSCLIFFE, Herbert, wrote from St. Veep Heights, El Montecito California in 1895, seeking heirs of John MULLETT, formerly of London England, who went to Australia c1850 with his four children.  Not found.  11 pages, List 31

EARP, Alfred, sought by wife Maria of Worcester, U.K.  Left there the previous year, aged 49 yrs.  Found.  5 pages, List 19.

EARP, Joseph Johnston, sought by brother James, Montreal Canada, in 1911.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

EASTGATE, Frederick, son of pastrycook.  Information sought in 1909 by James E. ALLEN, Greymouth New Zealand.  Eastgate had recently married his sister.  Background given.  12 pages, List 60.

EASY, Eliza, wrote from Duxford, Cambridgeshire in 1895 re her brother Richard who emigrated to Melbourne in 1843, aged 25 years.  She is 80 years old; their parents were Simeon and Sarah.   2 letters.  4 pages, List 28.

ECCLES, Edward Blanchard.  Alias Baron EICHOLZ and STEEL.  Small photograph of him, no file.  He was c50 yrs, a commission agent.  List 18.

ECKERT, O.C., of Eckert & Cohen, wrote from Providence, Rhode Island USA in 1894, on behalf of Ellen O’CONNELL re four brothers John, Maurice, Daniel and Kerin O’Connell and their sister Kate, who left King’s Co. Ireland c16 years before.  2 pages, List 30.

ECKMAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Hokitika, Southland New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re William GUNTHER, a musician, who was in Bendigo in the early 1860s and kept a hotel there. Not found. 4 pages, List 15.

EDELINI, Carlo (Charles), son of Giovanni and Maria nee FLORIND, 34 years, arrested in village near Florence Italy in 1897.  Consul asks details of background, claims born Victoria.  Police report he was born in Naples, arrived in 1895 with a Frenchwoman whom he subsequently left, and went to W.A. with a young Italian girl.  May have been previously convicted overseas.  6 pages, List 34.

EDEN, Mrs. Alice, East Finchley, London, wrote in 1916 re her son John Victor JORY, born Long Gully c1885, whom she left when he was 18 months old.  Found to have been cared by others for years, and now enlisted.  6 pages, List 53.

EDEN, Laura Rivers, Chevyford, Essex, England, wrote in 1906 re her daughter Nora, 19 years, being exploited by employer PARROSSIEN, wants her to go to STONE family in Kew.  11 pages, List 49.

EDEN, Mrs. Lizzie, of Sale, Manchester England, wrote in 1912 re her brother George WOODRUFF, 28 years. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

EDERER, Josef, locksmith, 31 years, sought by Austro Hungarian Consul in 1913 on behalf of his stepfather Anton HARZER, Karlsbad, Australia.  5 pages, List 64.

EDGAR, Robert, c70 years died Frankston 1882, buried at government expense.  Among his papers were letters from son Henry in Hull England and daughter Esther STEPHENSON, who were informed.  She writes in 1891, having misplaced the Chief Commissioner’s letter, asking the result of the sale of her father’s effects.  13 pages.  List 5.

EDGE, J., Hoole, Chester, UK, wrote in 1909 re brother Edward COOTE; hasn’t heard from him for some years, but believes he has died at Donald.  Details provided.  6 pages, List 48.

EDLIN, Frederick. British Consul in Zagazig Egypt wrote in 1915 asking for details of the ‘Moral Reputation, standing and firm position. Is he married?’ Police report he arrived with his wife from England c8 years ago, has 6 children aged from 1-11 years, and has never supported his family properly, nor provided a home. Apparently he is in the armed services. 9 pages, some repetitive, List 8.

EDMONDS, Edward, wrote from St. Peters Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, in 1898.  Has received a letter advising of death of son Arthur John Edward, who boarded with Mr. & Mrs. E. SMITH of Footscray for many years.  Asks details and return of property.  8 pages, List 26.

EDMUNDS, Rev. L. of Litle Leigh, Northwich, England, wrote in 1914 on behalf of the parents of Alfred NEILD, who hadn’t answered their letter. Found. 6 pages, List 7.

EDNEY, Harry, sought by wife, Whitefield near Manchester England, in 1916.  He has been in Melbourne for 2 years and not answered letters.  She has five children.  Found, will send money for her passage out.  8 pages, List 53.

EDRIDGE, Elizabeth Clare, Brunswick.  Number of reports back to W.H. JENKINS.  29 pages, some repetition, List 67.

EDWARDS, J.B., butcher, wrote from Cardiff South Wales in 1898 re John MADDREN or BOTTRELL, a relative, last heard of in the employ of ‘Redan Lead Mining Co Goulong’ 40 years ago.  Not found.  18 pages, List 21.

EDWARDS, Mrs. Marino nee HILL; left Ashton under Lynn U.K. 36 years ago.  Nephew J. Hill NICHOLLS of Werueth, Oldham U.K. writes, believed to be in the Geelong area.  Not found.  List 29.

EDWARDS, Thomas and James, sought by Robert DODDS of San Francisco in 1899, on behalf of friends.  Thomas left Dublin Ireland c1859 with his father who was an engineer on the railways.  Found.  10 pages, List 37.

EGAN, James, c30 years, sought by aunt Mary MURPHY, Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He left there for Australia in 1891, hasn’t been heard from since.  He is an only child, father died in 1900, mother died recently, money in Chancery for him, from father’s sisters.  Not found.  13 pages, List 63.

EGIDE, Jaroslan, Austrian, sought by Alois TOVA of Prossnitz Austria in 1913; found interstate.  10 pages, List 29.

ELIONOFF, Mandel.  Calcutta Police wrote in 1913, requesting details of him, claimed to be naturalized here, which was correct.  His friend John SHERNOCK provided a reference.  13 pages, List 75.

ELKAN, Charles Junior, c30 years, born London, Jewish, sought by brother Alexander, London, cigar importer, in 1903.  Photo on file. Cousin Joseph found.  13 pages, List 45.

ELLIOT, George W. wrote from Providence Rhode Island in 1894 re his brother in law John R. HENDERSON, who was born in Nova Scotia.  His parents are anxious.  7 pages.  List 4.

ELLIOTT, Alfred Meadows, solicitor, Hastings England, wrote in 1915 re Ernest Edward TRINDER who left there in 1914. He has acted for him in the past and Trinder has left a picture with him for safe keeping. Elliott has joined the army and wants to know what to do with it. Found. 5 pages, List 8.

ELLIOTT, Frederick George, deserted wife Mary Estcourt Elliott and sons Reginald and George in 1909.  In 1913 she wrote, has heard he is in Melbourne; she is destitute.  Found under the name of R.J. COLLIER, cycle agent, Colac, and promises to send maintenance but doesn’t.  16 pages, List 73.

ELLIS, Henry W., of New Malden, Surrey England, wrote in 1916 re his aunt Mrs. BOTTING; husband once worked for Buckley & Nunn in Melbourne. Her brother has died. Found. 9 pages, List 6.

ELLIS, John Robert of Hammersmith, London England, wrote in 1897 re a letter sent from Australia regarding the family of John ELLIS of Ipswich.  He is the eldest son.  Police find person searching, John GILLHAM, whose mother was Charlotte nee ELLIS.  7 Pages, List 2.

ELLIS, Margaret, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1909 re her husband Thomas, from Co Cavan Ireland.  She hasn’t heard from him for some years.  His sister was Mrs Ellen LOVE, wife of Joseph, later JENNINGS.  7 pages, List 62.

ELLIS, Roberta, wrote from Brierfield Vicarage near Burnley, Lancashire, UK in 1894, an only child of 20 years, her father Robert was born at St. Asaph Wales, and married her mother in England.  The pair went to Australia where he had a bank job, but her mother left him and took Roberta back to England.  Mother is dead, she now seek details of her father.  [Vic. birth index has mother as Elizabeth Jane Haworth] 6 pages, List 28.

ELLIS, Mrs. Sarah of Scholes near Leeds England, wrote in 1919 re her husband Frederick John Ellis, a chemist, who absconded some years ago and has sent nothing for the support of her and their three sons for four years. Encloses photo. Police find him living with Bertha Annie [surname not given]. He claims he left because of Sarah’s intemperance. 9 pages, List 17. See introduction re cost of copying photographs.

ELLIS, Walter P., Campberwell, London England, wrote in 1913 re relatives Martha, Patrica, Edward, Alfred and Catherine, who left England c1890 and were last heard of near Melbourne.  Their father was a bootmaker at Camberwell.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

ELSTONE, Mrs. Susannah, wrote from Southampton England in 1897 re her husband Arthur William, an engineer, who had been employed in Melbourne, and from whom she had not heard for past ten months.  6 pages, List 4.

ELWIG, Jack, sought by sister L. MASON, Tunbridge Wells, UK, in 1901.  Another brother, James, was in Qld.  Not found.  13 pages, List 41.

EMBLETON, George, sought by sister Mrs Jane GRAHAM, Tynemouth, Northumberland England in 1910.  He was single, was at Palmerston Port Darwin, a freemason.  Photo of him in mason’s uniform on file.  Not found.  9 pages, List 64.

EMERSON, M.S., Solicitor, Norfolk England, wrote in 1912 on behalf of unnamed nephew of James DYE of Mt Clear near Ballarat.  The nephew is ill and has a wife and two children to support.  Dye died at Ballarat in 1888, and they are seeking a share of his estate.  There is a copy of a letter written by Dye to the nephew in 1888 on the file, along with details of the estate, which went to the grandson Felton GRIGGS.  8 pages, List 70.

ENGEL, Nicholas, wrote from West Ham, London UK in 1896  re his brother Philip, c37 years, a baker, German, who left London in 1876 for Sydney, and last last heard of in Melbourne in 1877.  Not found.  8 pages, List 32.

ENNO, Jane, Kellogg, Sonoma, California USA, wrote in 1912 re her uncle Joseph, last heard of in Melbourne c19 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

ENRIGHT, Michael, believed to be in New Zealand, sought by mother Mary in 1865. She was living in Kyneton Victoria. 8 pages, List 6.

ENTERKIN/ENTKIN, Robert.  Sought by sister Mrs Margaret Loudon MUIR/MURE of Carmyle Glasgow Scotland, in 1894.  He left there in 1853, she has heard he was killed in 1893.  Three letters, with surnames spelt differently.  10 pages, List 22.

EPOSITO, Domenico.  Information sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in  1882.  A native of Monte di Procide, Italy, he was in in various States and New Zealand.  Living with a woman named CUMMINS alias KING while in New Zealand; a fisherman.  Found.  21 pages, List 42.

ERASMUS, P., c/- Registrar Supreme Court, Pretoria Transvaal wrote in 1916 re Robert Joseph MADDEN who left South Africa c1897, supposedly for Australia. He had been a publication then had a shop in Natal, then a prospector in Swaziland. The matter was of ‘great importance’. 2 pages, List 6.

ERIKSSON, Axel Fredrick.  Consul for Sweden and Norway in Melbourne writes in 1903 re Eriksson, known in Melbourne as Axel JACKSON.  He was formerly a sailor, is now dead, and left a widow and three children.  They are entitled to a small inheritance. 4 pages, List 2.

ESSER, Carl Adolph Alphonse.  Information sought by the German Consul in Melbourne in 1902, on behalf of his sisters in Germany.  Found.  7 pages, List 42.

ETTINGER, Mrs. Florence, nee Jackson, wrote from Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896 re her uncle William JACKSON, who was born London England, son of George a cheese monger of Knightsbridge and Newgate Market, who died c1852.  William had left England c1848 and would now be about 70 years.  Not found.  7 pages, List 34.

EVANS, Abraham, of Brigham City Utah, USA, wrote in 1914 re Jane EVANS, an old lady who lived in Ballarat. His last letters to her were returned. 2 pages, List 15.

EVANS, Albert R.J., sought by brother Llewellyn James Evans, Resolven, South Wales in 1915; last heard of at the Enoggera Brick Works Qld c1913.  30 pages, some repetition.  List 55.

EVANS, Eliza Ann of Pimlico, London, writes in 1904 re her husband Harry EVANS, who she hasn’t heard from in eleven years.  He won a billiard championship about 1884 or 1886.  3 pages, List 15.

EVANS, Harold, engineer, born Oamaru New Zealand, joined up in Australia in 1914, served overseas, returned in 1916, re-joined, then deserted.  Mother Mrs. T. Evans, Kia Ora Tea Rooms, Timaru asks police to trace him in 1917; he was 24 years and believed in Australia.  Not found.  9 pages, List 49.

EVANS, Mrs. S., wrote in 1914 from Durban South Africa re her son Victor JACKSON, who she left with Miss [Selena] SUTHERLAND 16 years ago, and would now be about 23 yrs. He may be know as WATSON. Victor found, but the letter advising her is returned ‘insufficient address’. 6 pages, List 8.

EVANS, Thomas. Left wife Emily and two children in Victoria and returned to Durban South Africa in 1916, after she had caught him in bed with Sylvia WARNER of Nhill. Series of letters from wife. He had arrived in Victoria ‘after cohabiting with a native woman in Durban’ and bought his daughter from this relationship to Victoria, registering her as May Evans. She was now in a Home near Ballarat. Thomas was c38 years, and a commission agent. His brother C. Evans was a constable in the Vic. Police force. 26 pages. List 6.

EVANS, William of Pendeford, Roby, Liverpool England, wrote in 1911 re his brother Thomas, to whom he has been sending money for many years.  Thomas is now 86 years old.   William wanted to know if he was still living, because the last letters of acknowledgment receiving the money have been written by another.  2 Pages, List 2.

EVANS, William E. of Newcastle, Garfield Co. State Colo. USA, wrote in 1894 re Mary MORGANS of Cefen Hechan parish of Lanwyno Co. Glamorgan, South Wales.  2 pages, List 4A

EVANS, William alias RANKIN.  South African C.I.D. wrote in 1907, he is under arrest there, ask if anything known of him in Australia.  34 years, English, tattooed, photo and fingerprints on file; not known.  8 pages, List 23.

EWING, George.  Chief Constable of Banff, Scotland, wrote in 1920 re this man, who had left his wife 12 years ago.  Found.  3 pages, List 18.

EYERS, Albert, 38 years, born Bristol England, deserted wife and 3 children c1913.  Rev C. PARKER, Corston Rectory Bristol writes on behalf of his wife.  Not found.  9 pages, List 64.

EZRA, F.S.D., of Calcutta India, sends printed form in 1892, seeking his son Joseph Hyeem EZRA, who went missing from Chandernagore Station in 1890, believed insane.  Five hundred rupees reward offered.  Not found by police.  3 pages, List 3.

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McADOO, Caroline, alias BRUHN; report in 1865 that her children are living in ‘a house of ill-fame’ at Maryborough.  3 pages, List 53.

McALIECE, Mrs. Isabella, Waterloo State School W.A., wrote in 1916 querying why police there sought details of her private affairs; she and her husband Henry separated 20 years ago in Bendigo and she raised their son Ernest, who was killed at Gallipoli.  Quite intimate details given.  13 pages, List 80.

McALLISTER, Neil, sought by brother Donald, Roseville, Sydney in 1909.  He served in the British navy (detailed) then came to Ballarat after the Crimea War.  Not found.  6 pages, List 90.

MACANSH, James Gilchrist.  Qld police ask to be notified when he is returning there in 1906; 45 years, an alcoholic.  Photo on file, 3 pages, List 70.

MACARTNEY, George David Dr., M.L.A. Died of overdose of chloral at Williamstown in 1878. File covers 1878-1884 re missing papers and possible suicide. 56 pages.  List 1.

McAULIFFE, Mrs T., Nyngan, NSW, wrote in 1912 seeking grandmother Mrs Jessie BURFORD, is writing on behalf of her father Edward.  Relatives found.  5 pages, List 101.

McBRIDE, Mrs. P. alias Cora MERANGE, wrote a number of rambling letters to Victoria police and to Scotland Yard in 1917.  List 72.

McCABB, Michael. Ballarat police report on his destitution and that of his two children, aged 2 years and 6 months, who are given to Mrs. BLUET to mind, 1872. 2 pages.  List 1.

McCABE, Bernard, 14 years, and Reginald BICKHAM, 16 years, both of Elsternwick, stowed away on train taking soldiers from Melbourne to Sydney in 1916.  Detected, they are returned to Melbourne and parents asked to pay costs.  10 pages, List 77.

McCAIG, Constable J.  File regarding sorting out the paperwork etc., following his death in 1899.  His wife is praised by Frankston residents Samuel SHERLOCK, veterinary surgeon and JP, Dr Sydney PLOWMAN and wife, Dr. John F. MALCOLMSON, chemist William RICHARDSON and Mark YOUNG, licensee of the Pier Hotel.  McCaig was an alcoholic who treated her very badly and she left him.  44 pages, List 42.

McCALL, G.T., Richmond, seeks information in 1907 on Robert A. DICKIE, formerly of Durban South Africa, who is paying attention to his daughter.  Durban police give a bad report.  3 pages, List 81.

McCALLUM, Leonard Charles, writes from Albert Park in 1895 reporting on his private detective work for Albert TIRRELL, manager of the Gooramada Estate, in attempting to identify sheep stealers.  Jack and Hal SHAW, Paddy BURKE, Jack BURKE (no relation) and Jim LAIDLAW all suspected.  7 pages, List 26.

McCALMAN, John, wrote from Korong Vale in 1902, seeking employment in the Customs Dept., as a sly grog detective; is c40 years sober.  6 pages, List 25.

McCARTHY, Catherine.  Master in Lunacy requests details of her background in 1869.  Admitted Collingwood Asylum 1866, brother Timothy and sister Mrs Wm WILLIAMSON went to New Zealand, other brother Florence not found.     6 pages, List 4.

McCARTHY, Daniel Thomas and wife Minnie Selina sought by solicitors in Melbourne, on behalf of a friend in Ireland.  Not found.  10 pages, List 38

McCARTHY, James, Hyde Park, Sydney, wrote in 1902 re Joseph and Bartholomew McCarthy, late of Dublin, chemists, have been left money.  Found.  3 pages, List 63.

McCARTHY, Johanna, murdered at Canadian near Ballarat in 1896.  File re treatment of Mrs. Ann TRAIT after trial.  14 pages, List 35.

McCARTHY, May, found dead in house in Bilking Square Melbourne, occupied by Elizabeth GILBERT, in 1900.  Names mentioned include Charles GROOVES, Maud HOWARD and Jane HOSKINGS.  Her wedding ring given to Gilbert to pay burial expenses.  10 pages, List 49.

McCARTHY, Peter, formerly employed as caretaker at the Rialto, sought by R.K. McCAUGHAN of Melbourne in 1904 on behalf of friends, concerned over his welfare.  He was c56 years, believed to be tramping his swag in NSW; wife in poor circumstances.  Found.  28 pages, List 56.

McCARTY, Ruby Vida, attempted suicide at St Kilda in 1917; her father was David and she was c30 years old. List 70.

McCLARE, Kathleen, 27 years, indecently assaulted when coming from Blackburn railway station to her home in 1899.  Offender identified as Robert McNaughton, 26 years, but Box Hill Bench dismissed case.  Police claim a miscarriage of justice.  23 pages, List 76.

McCLEAN, J.F., Sydney, wrote in 1911 re his wife R.V., was licensee Royal Hotel Fitzroy; his letters have been returned.  She was previously married to – SPLATT.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 95.

McCLEARY, Mrs M., Princes Hill.  Wrote in 1913 re her husband, who was employed at Currie, King Island.  He hadn’t sent any money for 3 years; she intends to take out a warrant, is destitute.  Letter is written by a child because her eyesight is so poor.  6 pages, List 109.

McCLINTOCK, Mrs. Walter, St. Kilda.  In 1885 applied for financial assistance; report on circumstances, had 4 children.  2 pages, List 57.

McCLOY, William James, deserted children Ethel May, Gladys Irene and Dorothy Jean at Eaglehawk prior to 1903, leaving his brother in law James CLOUGH to look after them.  He was born Bendigo, 39 years, went to Western Australia.  Found, he sent his second wife Elizabeth HARTLEY to Victoria to collect the children.  13 pages, List 66.

McCOOEY, Kate, died Melbourne 1897.  Attempt to find relatives in NSW.  Sister Dorcas McCOOEY paid for burial, and property sent to her.  Two letters from cousin Sarah (Mrs. James) HUGHES of Penrith on file.  17 pages, List 20.

McCOLL, Ewen. James McColl, MLA wrote in 1899 re this man, believed to be in Western Australia, who had a brother Ronald. 14 pages.

McCONAGHY, Alexander, Albert Park.  In 1909 asks police assistance; T.J. HAYES of Co Antrim Ireland would like to make contact with his mother, Miss Marion Hayes, late State school teacher at South Melbourne, through him, but she refuses to see McConaghy.  She is interviewed and says she doesn’t want contact.  5 pages, List 91.

McCONNELL, Bertram, Bacchus Marsh, 12 years old, son of Isabella.  Her brother, W.A., a nurseryman would like to adopt him.  5 pages, List 68.

McCONNELL, Bertie.  Sought by his mother Isabella in Sydney in 1904; he was 13 years old.  Her brother was William A. McCONNELL.  Found interstate, 8 pages, List 9.

McCOY, Mrs. M.E., Essendon, sought information about her husband William Vincent, who went to Qld and hasn’t sent money for her and their four children.  He took up land at Bogundah near Hughenden.  Series of letters from both, from him at Lammermour, Alice Creek, covering 1902 – 1904, her admission to an asylum and care of the children; a very detailed file.  47 pages, List 68.

McCOY, R.L.G., Commercial Bank, Melton, complained in 1906 that his name had been used inappropriately in rape investigation of Elizabeth Jane MORELAND by George SETTERS.  7 pages, List 82.

McCOY, William Vincent.  Arrested at Kyabram for wife desertion, 1907.  4 pages, List 15.

MacCRAE, Donald.  Information sought by wife Emily in Sydney in 1902, believed in Melbourne.  Found, claimed to have been robbed but she doubts this as he’s claimed this elsewhere.  7 pages, List 62.

McCRAE, J.C. of Fifield via Trundle NSW, wrote in 1938 re his boys Les and Vincent who had been staying with their aunt Mrs. PENFOLD at Richmond, Victoria, and who had ill treated them.  5 pages, List 2.

MacCREADY, John Knox.  Warrant issued for arrest, by Insolvency Court judge in Melbourne in 1895, believed to be fleeing colony.  Native of Belfast Ireland, c35 years, manufacturer.  12 pages, List 28.

McCREEDIE, Frances, 19 year old daughter of Donald, died at Lindenow in 1904.  An Aboriginal family, they were too poor to pay for the burial, so it was done by government.  8 pages, List 56.

McCULLAGH, Richard St Leger Barton.  Father John wrote in 1877; he was 19 yrs of age and supposed to be working in the country, but was worried as he hadn’t heard for some months.  7 pages, List 5.

McCURDY, James, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  11 pages, List 55.

McDERMOTT, F.W., Glenelg, S.A., wrote in 1911 re his son Wilfred, 17 years, who left home, is working in Bendigo; wants him returned.  Son refuses.  4 pages, List 99.

McDERMOTT, Mrs Mary, widow, Coolgardie WA, wrote in 1907 re Frank ALLEN or STUBBERFIELD who had proposed to her; wanted to know whether he was married, his parents lived in Footscray.  His wife found, living with – THOMPSON, having been deserted by Frank.  8 pages, List 84.

MacDONALD, A.G., Melton South Australia, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report of robbery of old man Ewen CAMERON.  He has been asked by relative Mrs DOWNIE, Glencoe Scotland, to find her brother who was from Achintore Fort William.  Cameron interviewed at Nhill and confirms he came from there.  6 pages, List 107.

McDONALD, Donald, found dead at Newham in 1898.  Buried at government expense, effects sold.  3 pages, List 20.

McDONALD, Elizabeth or Lila, bought out from Ireland by uncle Francis PENDER and wife Margaret, to join her sisters Bridget and Rose in 1930.  Their father was in W.A.  He arranged employment for her with Dr and Mrs MONDON of Albert Park.  She tells various stories to people and is sent to Abbotsford Convent after her allegations against her uncle prove to be false.  21 pages, List 96.

MacDONALD, Francis C., recently arrived from Aberdeen, 7 years a constable clerk in the police force there, seeks similar position in 1901.  Reply c/- George SIMPSON, Richmond.  2 pages, List 51.

McDONALD, Mrs Henry, wrote from Petone NZ in 1905 re a newspaper report of a man found dead in the bush at Beaumaris, originally identified by John RUXTON as John McDONALD, , but he was subsequently found alive.  Her husband is in Australia somewhere, she has not heard from him for about 12 years, and wonders if this is him.  He had a brother John.  11 pages, List 11.

McDONALD, Horace, illegitimate child of Lilian, who died in a Melbourne hospital in December 1895.  Fitzroy police arrange for the child to be cared for by Mrs. TUTTON while authorities work out what to do with him.  Dispute between Curator of Deceased Estates and police department over who will pay the expenses; curator declines.  11 pages, List 32.

McDONALD, Kenneth, 29 years, Scotch, charged with sheep stealing in 1878.  Escaped from Hamilton gaol and disappeared.  In 1895 police received information that he had been helped by the brother of Constable George WILLIAMSON who subsequently married a sister of Constable BUNWORTH.  File covers original incident in 1878, including upgrade of gaol, and 1895 investigation; very large, over 100 pages, some difficult to read.  List 25.

McDONOUGH, Edward. Thirteen years old, escapes from St. Augustine’s orphanage at Geelong in 1894, and escapes twice from police custody. 18 pages.  List 1.

McDOUGALL, Alexander, 26 years, bootmaker, Carlton, living apart from wife Ellen and two children, attempted suicide in 1912.  Detailed report on family situation.  8 pages, List 104.

McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver, sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1912; his people live in Eaglehawk.  9 pages, List 104.

McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver in mines, c40 years, born Eaglehawk.  Information sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1915.  Not found.  Small photo on file, 10 pages, List 80.

McEWAN, John, C/- Colonial Sugar, Fremantle, wrote in 1902 re his father Charles, c65 years, a fossiker, who was supposed to join him there, but hasn’t arrived.  His brother is in Kew Asylum.  24 pages, List 61.

McFARLANE, Diana.  Had three illegitimate children in 1900, a boy 10 years, a girl 5 years and a 2 month old girl.  The father of the first two lived in NSW and the father of the third had reneged on a promise to marry her and disappeared.  She is working as a domestic for Mrs FARRALL, and wants child admitted to the Industrial Schools.  9 pages, List 44.

McFARLANE, James Husband, in 1911 sought by Miss A.N. WOOLNOUGH, NSW, whom he has defrauded over 5 years; very detailed description of the fraud.  His brother William Douglas McFarlane and brother in law John Alexander DRAKE live in Tasmania.  Not found.  20 pages, List 95.

McGAIN, Edward, Carlton, 1898, applied for police force, 3 pages, List 20.

McGANTY, Sarah, 47 years, wife of John, St. Kilda, died suddenly in 1900, found by son John.  2 pages, List 50.

McGILLIVRAY, Charles Dorrington, wrote from Bendigo in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  3 pages, List 29.

McGLENCHY, Mrs. A.E., Yalgoo, W.A., wrote in 1915, asking police to find her son W.A. JENKINS and deliver a letter.  His movements were traced and he was located.  7 pages, List 80.

McGLONE, Mrs Eliza, Mitcham, rents house for police use; in 1912 sought an increase in rent.  7 pages, List 101.

McGOUGH, Mrs Kathleen, North Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1910; husband is Francis, mother is Bridget KENNEDY.  9 pages, List 97.

McGOUGH, Mrs Mary, Melrose, Washington USA wrote in 1906 re her brother William BATEMAN who left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago; she is his only sister.  Various Bateman people contacted, but not found.  10 pages, List 55.

McGOUGH, Peter.  Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children report on family in 1898.  Living in Kensington, the 5 children are neglected, the father is a drunkard.  18 pages, List 18.

McGOWAN, Charles, 12 years old, charged with discharging a firearm in 1903, and disappeared.  His mother was in Sydney, and Robert E. VICK wrote on her behalf.  Charles had been staying with an uncle Samuel BULLOCK.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

McGRAGH, Matilda and Thomas, sought by daughter Florence Catherine in Boulder City WA in 1902; last heard from 7 years ago.  Found.  8 pages, List 62.

McGREGOR, John Donald, hawker, c48 years, pawned a piano belong to Alice BOSTON of South Yarra in 1904; photo of him on file.  7 pages, List 10.

McGRODER, Louie, 18 year old barmaid, attempted suicide in 1912 after affair with married man named HIBBERT, who had deserted his wife.  John GARNER, grocer, South Melbourne, was the brother of Hibbert’s wife.  Police decide against prosecution, mother taking her interstate.  7 pages, List 32.

McGUFFIE, Annie, died in the Melbourne Hospital of blood poisoning after miscarriage in 1899.  Brother in law Albert Arthur Victor RYAN, artist and hairdresser, Clifton Hill, wrote to the department alleging death was result of abortion.  The following married women were interviewed and notes made:  Harriet McMASTER, Bella SMITH, Nellie WIGCRAFT, Mary HEWSON, Eva REID, Jessey BEAVER.  19 pages, List 43.

McGUIGAN, Henry & Co, wine and spirit merchants, Melbourne, report on alleged robbery, 1891.  15 pages, List 55.

McGUINESS, Esther, 75 years, Aboriginal, report of her death and burial Goyura, 1918.  2 pages, List 73.

McGUINNESS, Mary, wrote from Lower Lewis Ponds via Orange NSW in 1898, re her husband David who left her 13 years ago.  She is now ‘an old woman’ and unable to work, seeks help in finding him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 21.

McGUIRE, Edwin Charles, married Eliza SPENCE at Alexandra in 1891, then Annie Jane CLARK in 1907, under name of Michael Edwin O’BRIEN.  In 1911 Annie informs NSW police of his real name and investigation shows he deserted his first wife and 3 children.  Copies of both marriage certificates on file.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 98.

McGUIRE, William, draper, Brunswick, deserted wife and infant children in 1895, believed gone to Wellington New Zealand, 48-50 years old, fond of drink.  Letter from adult son Frederick MAGUIRE in Wellington, stating father is ill, has to have daily morphine injections, cannot work, and he is supporting him.  Presumes the children are to Agnes ROY “she was very foolish to have anything to do with him.”  9 pages, List 25.

McINERNEY, M., Swan Hill, wrote in 1911 re the difficulty of getting money from solicitor D. O’HALLORAN, Bendigo, after he won court case. 3 pages, List 101.

McINNES, Mrs. J., writes from Newcastle NSW in 1906 re her husband C., who owes maintenance, believes he is in Warrnambool.  Found, is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 26.

MacINTOSH, David, 49 years, Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, sought by wife Lena in 1897.  He was last heard of prospecting at Mount Margaret Western Australia, in 1896.  She writes two letters from Port Melbourne; has 8 children to support, and has heard he has died.  18 pages, List 40.

MacINTOSH, John, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child by Miss ROGERS; her solicitor writes in 1899.  4 pages, List 8.

McINTOSH, John, deserted wife Matilda and family in South Melbourne in 1911; 27 years, found interstate.  14 pages, List 99.

McINTOSH, William Y., baker and confectioner, Portarlington, wrote in 1900 re Sunday trading by hotels there.  File includes details of his application to become a JP.  13 pages, List 46.

McKAY, William.  Report in 1903 on his failure to support wife Janette and her illegitimate child David Leith AITKEN, whom he treats badly.  He is a wood hawker, has 2 children, Claude and David, Wards of the State and looked after by his sister Mrs. WILSON.  He has also had a child by Janette’s sister Elizabeth Aitken.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 25.

McKECHNIE, James.  Wife in Sydney wrote in 1905, he had deserted her.  He was a tobacconist in Fitzroy, aunt BOWDEN.  10 pages, List 9.

McKENNA, William.  Born Prahran, March 1907, mother Clara.  Adopted by Mrs. Gertrude ROSE of Paddington NSW, who has had several miscarriages, and a husband (Thomas) anxious to have a child.  She plans to fool him into believing the child was her own.  6 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Alexander George, died suddenly at Williamstown, 1900; 74 years ‘pensioner of the home government’.  2 pages, List 48.

McKENZIE, Arthur of Burnabunnia near Barnawartha.  Complains in 1901 of neighbours BUSSE.  10 pages, List 4.

McKENZIE CREEK SCHOOL.  No. 2396.  Investigation into its destruction by fire, 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Dan, ‘Mary Vale’ Beech Mont, Qld., wrote in 1912 re son Alexander, who left there in 1911 and was last heard of in Melbourne; may use name of GREEN. Not found.  6 pages, List 103.

McKENZIE, Hannah Lily of Richmond.  Claimed in 1898 that solicitor Thomas NAPIER of Geelong has forged documents re her mother Margaret ROBERTS’s estate.  11 pages, List 21.

McKENZIE, Simon, sought by wife Wilhelmina, Paddington NSW.  Formerly had a store at Warragul; she was forced to get away because of his behaviour.  His sister is Mrs WISHART of Allendale and brother is Murdoch.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

McKEW, Mary Ann nee STORER.  Quite a complicated file regarding her being forced by a violent husband to register the birth of a child, Annie, as her own, when it was bought to her in 1908,and attempts in 1910 to establish the true parentage.  She subsequently left him and he suicided.  Her elder child Isabella is in State care.  22 pages, List 91.

MACKEY, Mary Agnes Rita, Richmond, Ward of the State, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1930; claims Francis JACOBS of Richmond is the father, but this is disproved.  7 pages, List 96.

McKIE, Alfred, 14 years old in 1901, stole money from his mother Annie in Gawler, South Australia, and took off for Melbourne.  Arrested there as a neglected child, gave name of Cyril RALPH.  19 pages, List 49.

MACKIE, William, c27 years, coal miner, sought by Edward KELLY, of Newcastle NSW; believed to be at Outtrim.  He left there with his wife and two children, John and Agnes; not clear whose wife is meant.  Not found.  7 pages, List 52.

McKINDRY/McKENDRY, Alexander, drowned while fishing at Flatbottom Rocks.  Volunteers and police retrieve body, cart it to Krambruk where it is buried at government expense.  Father John arrives from Prahran to identify body, but declines to pay burial costs, says can’t afford it.  Local police think he can and make adverse comments.  13 pages, List 21.

MacKINNON, Effie, Mosman, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re brother John Hector MacKinnon, c45 years, born Prince Edward Island, one of 8 siblings.  Father Donald died when he was young, mother Christy.  John left home c1883, last heard of at Braybrook in 1886.  Uncle Donald MacDONALD is at Cowley’s Creek.  Not found.  16 pages, List 98.

McKINNON, Lachlan, wrote from Green Cape via Eden NSW in 1897 re uncle Finley MACKINNON, who previously worked for an MLA.  Not found.  19 pages, List 20.

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McLAREN, Rev. John, wife Mary and daughter Jean.  Complicated story, involving parents who lived apart and put daughter into custody of Miss M. STEWART, manager of Scots Church Neglected Aid Society in 1906.  Jean absconded from her placement at Frankston; parents try a reconciliation.  23 pages, List 3.

McLAUGHLAN, William, 16 years, serving on HMS Challenger as ship’s boy in 1908.  Captain Herbert C. COSTA asks financial position of his family, which is provided.  He is one of 7 children – Jane, Christopher, Priscilla, Cecil, Florence and Lily, of South Melbourne.  5 pages, List 85.

McLAUGHLIN, John, Lal Lal, for admission into police force, 24 years, 1 page, List 20.

McLEAN, John, 40 years, trimmer on board the USS Waikare deserted wife Alice at Balmain. In 1900  He was formerly in the Sydney Water Police.  Alice suspects he may be with Mrs. May WARREN, who sold her wine shop and went to Melbourne recently.  Found, he claims to have written to his wife to join him.  Two letters from Alice on file.  15 pages, List 44.

McLEAN, John E., wrote from Coogee NSW in 1920 re Charles L. BROWN, who had defrauded him of £1,000 by posing as a manufacturer and importer of Little Collins St.  Melbourne.  Claims others have also lost money to Brown, who is an American.  12 pages, List 24.

McLENNAN, Charles, Scotch, 66 years, baker, left Melbourne in 1899 to work for a Mrs. CHESSELL in Finley NSW.  A. McPHAIL, wrote from Prahran on behalf of his daughter Mrs. McPhail, who was concerned about his absence and lack of contact.  His movements are traced through north east Victoria, but not located.  Photo of him with family on file, has been broken in half.  20 pages, List 43.  See introduction re ordering copies of photographs

McLEOD, Annie Elizabeth, born Gooram via Euroa in 1900, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1916; father John KELLY has enlisted.  5 pages, List 78.

McLEOD, Donald, bookie at Flemington, bashed by crowd in 1906 after failing to pay winning bets.  Large file, List 26.  M. McLeod, Barry Dock near Cardiff, writes after seeing newspaper report, asking if it is his brother who is a good athlete, native of Stornaway Scotland, 30 years, gives physical details, hasn’t heard from him since 1887.  Police reply it is a different person, suggest he try the U.S. for brother, under name of Donald STEWART.  6 pages, List 26.

McLEOD, H.  Disappeared from Melbourne beach in 1905; wife believes he has run off to escape creditors and to be with Bella ROWE in Corowa NSW.  Rowe traced to Melbourne, is not with him, hardly knew him.  Details of what happened to children given; wife goes to sister Mrs. JOBSON in Goulburn.  20 pages, List 23.

McLEOD, Kenneth Meadowbank, 20 years, deserted his ship in Adelaide in 1913.  Father James, Mildura, wrote to police.  13 pages, List 106.  Another file, father offers reward for his arrest.  8 pages, List 106.

McLEOD, Thomas Anderson, deserted wife Ruth; sent her from the Philippines to Victoria for her health in 1913, but failed to send maintenance. His brother was George, a prominent footballer, and his sister Mrs John Kerr SMITH.  Not found. 7  pages, List 93.

McLOCKLAN, Catherine.  Later Mrs Leonard BISHOFF.  File compensation to be paid her for loss of bullocks at Bairnsdale in 1866; includes two letters from her.  31 pages, List 6.

McMAHON, John, ‘a coloured man’, c56 years.  Information sought by wife L.E. McMahon, Erskineville NSW in 1913; he was last heard of in gaol in Melbourne in 1889.  Not found. 44 pages, List 106.

McMAHON, Mrs P., Massey P.O. via Donald, wrote in 1912 re the death of her only brother Cornelius KENNA.  4 pages, List 104.

McMAHON, Thomas, wrote from Goyura in 1900, querying his rejection from entering the police force.  2 pages, List 44.

McMANN, Ellen, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1912 re report of a man injured in a railway accident; is it her son, 18 years, so ran away 6 months ago.  Response states not her son. 4 pages, List 104.

McMILLAN, – Mrs, West Wyalong NSW, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; taken into care.  Son Norman, Kurri Kurri and daughter Mrs W. INNIS informed.  6 pages, List 103.

McMILLAN, Donald and William, Broughton near Kaniva, report theft of several thousand sheep in 1917.  Police trackers called in and track them to near Pine Plains Station, owner – POULTON, but are recalled.  A very large and detailed file.  List 72.

McMILLAN, E., wrote from Harbour St. Sydney in 1897.  Has seen a report of the accidental death of a 16 year old child of that name at Yarraville, asks if it is her only child who ran off with unnamed friend two weeks ago.  Police confirm it is not her son.  Small sample of his clothing on file.  7 pages, List 40.

McMILLAN, James Silas.  Died in railway carriage at Spencer St., in 1898, returning from Echuca Consumptive Sanitorium.  Lived in Hawthorn.  17 pages, List 18.

McNAMARA, Albert Edward, convicted of murder and arson at Carlton in 1902.  Report of costs involved in case and letter from Cooper PANTON, Hull England; his wife is a cousin of offender.  12 pages, List 61.

McNAMARA, James.  Applied for position of blacksmith and farrier to the police department in 1864; he had been in business in Bendigo for ten years.  4 pages, List 4.

McNAMEE, Laurence, deserted wife M., at Darlinghurst Sydney in 1905.  He had worked on the railways, was 12 years.  Not found. 8 pages, List 65.

McNAIR, Robert, deserted wife E.A. at Willoughby c1908.  In 1912 she asks police to confirm he is at Warragul, intends to get a divorce.  5 pages, List 104.

McNAUGHT, Thomas, c50 years, attempted suicide in 1912 after losing his job with the Board of Works through illness and being ordered to leave by his landlady.  No prosecution.5 pages, List 104.

McNAUGHTON, John.  Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1904. His late father John was living in Carlton, a bootmaker, when he went security for a man on a criminal charge c1860, and forfeited his farm.  He believes the family might be able to recover a portion of the value.  Two letters.  8 pages, List 10.

McNAUGHTON, Reginald Darcy, otherwise Bob BRYER, deserted wife Alma Annie at Yarraville.  He was a returned soldier, 24 years; her mother C.M. PRESTON writes 2 letters.  File covers 1917-1919.  16 pages, some duplication, List 70.

McNEIL, Mrs. Catherine, wife of James, died suddenly at Chilwell in 1902.  Report on.  4 pages, List 21.

McQUADE, John, applied for admission to benevolent asylum in 1902; comment on his circumstances.  6 pages, List 62.

McRAE, Mrs. J.E., Balldale, NSW, wrote in 1917 re her grandchildren Vera and Roy WOOLLEY, born 1912.  Their mother is living with James WALTERS at Yarragon; she hasn’t seen the children since they were born.  Parents found. 4 pages, List 75.

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MADDEN, George Eric John, wrote from Rookwood Asylum in 1912, asking police to find his brother Arthur Joseph, 21 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

MADDEN, James Joseph, wanted for embezzlement in 1906; 34 years, insurance agent.  Photo and newspaper cutting on file.  8 pages, List 50.

MADIGAN, Mrs.  Anonymous letter in 1918 claiming her confectionery and refreshment shop at 36 Glenferrie Rd. Malvern was used for gambling purposes.  She was a widow; her married daughter Mrs. SAVAGE and two children lived with her, her husband was at the war.  Police report there was no sign of gambling, but ‘the lads frequent the place for something else besides supper’.  Madigan subsequently sells to William SYMONDS.  6 pages, List 3.

MAGGS, Elizabeth Emily, wrote from Breadalbane Railway Station Tasmania in 1898 re husband William Brooks Maggs, who deserted her 11 years ago; they have 2 children.  Photo on file.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.  See instructions re photographic copying arrangements.

MAGILL, Miss H.  ‘Westella’ Canterbury Rd., St. Kilda, knocked over by cyclist Mark KEMPTON in Melbourne in 1898; file on case. 8 pages, List 7.

MAGILTON, Agnes Mabel, daughter of Catherine and Joseph, Port Campbell, gave birth to illegitimate child which died in 1909.  Report on circumstances etc.  21 pages, List 87.

MAHER, James, ex Constable No. 2583, wrote from Parramatta Asylum in 1912, seeking financial assistance.  A very detailed 4 page letter gives his employment history; his parents were Cornelius and Catherine who lived in Geelong.  Letter of support from MP attached.  6 pages, List 101.

MAHER, Richard.  Information sought by wife Julia, Emerald Hill, in 1879.  He left her 8 years ago, was arrested as a lunatic in 1878.  7 pages, List 76.

MAHONEY, John alias O’REILLY, c28 years, plumber, left Sherwood Brisbane in 1909.  Sought by Eveline Violet CORNEY in 1910; she has a maintenance order on him.  12 pages, List 93.

MAHONY, Catherine, born 1895, daughter of Jeremiah and Johanna, living at Corooke near Colac in 1910; sent to Melbourne to give birth, aged under 16 years.  Thomas FINNEGAN, 20 years and John RICHARDS, 18 years, suspected of carnal knowledge; Finnegan’s father pays maintenance.  9 pages, List 24.

MAHONY, Martin Francis.  Charged with carnal knowledge on Irene Daisy KILEY at Shepparton in 1914.  Incomplete file.  12 pages, List 3.

MAIN, Mrs. A., married in 1902 to G., wrote in 1903 that he has not supported her and is living in Melbourne under an assume name; she is in service at Toorak with Mrs. MILLARD.  5 pages, List 66.

MAIN, Grace.  Anonymous letter to Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913, from ‘old friend’ claims that Grace has syphilis, is working as a domestic in hotels, and infecting commercial travelers in country hotels; asks if police can do anything.  Discreet enquiries find her at the City Family Hotel in Bendigo, using name McDENT, appears respectable, and no action taken.  6 pages, List 108.

MAIR, G.A., Carlton, wrote in 1882 re Emanuel TURNER of Yarrowee near Ballarat, who left his 14 year old son in his care two years previously, and hasn’t paid any maintenance for nearly a year.  Found.  6 pages, List 57.

MAIS, Harold Clement alias ANDREWS.  Failed to pay maintenance to M.T. DRAPER at Rushworth in 1918; brought back from Qld to face court, and promised to marry her, but ran away again.  He was an engineer.  16 pages, List 3.

MAJOR, A.W., left his home at Pannoobannowon near Rochester in 1916.  Wife wrote asking police to find him, has had a stroke.  6 pages, List 77.

MAKENROTT, Frank, charged at Bundaberg Qld with false pretences on Edgar Spencer HALE in 1918.  Arrested in Melbourne, he skipped bail; letter from him on file, which is quite large.  List 75.

MALAM, Ed. Writes from Menzies Western Australia in 1897, asking police to confirm background of his wife Alvena Elizabeth Annie (Addie) BURFORD, is divorcing her.  List 1.

MALCOMSON, Isabella, Brunswick, wrote in 1910 re her husband Samuel; believes he has married Jane FULTON and she has a child by him.  Report gives child’s name as Margaret Ellen Fulton.  6 pages, List 96.

MALLETT, William, living at Longford Gippsland in 1900, and in destitute circumstances and probably senile.  File covers attempts to get him into a benevolent asylum for his own protection.  13 pages, List 44.

MALLINSON, Louis Alexander.  W.P. JARVIE, accountant, Melbourne, enquiries as to his background in 1915, he’s a friend of a Bendigo family whose daughter Mallinson had become engaged to.  Report states previously charged with embezzlement, has a wife and family in England, parents at Aldergate.  8 pages, List 82.

MALLON, James.  Writes from Perth in 1899; has been accepted for Perth police.  Asks CCP for confirmation that he was acquitted of rape charge in Victoria, when he was in the police force here, which is true.  Father John writes in support; both ask that his illness not be mentioned.  4 pages, List 17.

MALM, Mrs E., Pyrmont, NSW, wrote in 1913 re the two children she was forced to leave in orphanages in Melbourne 9 years prior; Augustus Joseph and May Eveline.  Daughter found, but extensive search fails to find son.  14 pages, List 94.

MALMBERG/MELMBERG, Walter Edward, returned soldier, died of influenza in Griffith hospital IN 1919; file contains details of return of property to mother in Melbourne, his military discharge etc.  29 pages, List 69.

MALMSBURY GOLD SLUICING CO.  Directors ask investigation in 1908; suspect employees are stealing gold.  List of employees given and their positions, and a result of the investigation.  14 pages, List 85.

MALONE, Edward James, committed to the Department of Neglected Children in 1910 and boarded out to mother Mrs C.Z. Malone at Jamieson.  2 pages, List 94.

MALONE, Garret, sought by mother Elizabeth in 1905; was last heard of in the railways in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, list 69.

MALONEY, Annie, Natimuk, wrote in 1915 r the failure of Henry Frederick KOOPS of Fremantle WA to continue maintenance on child Ivy, now 10 years.  He was married, a bootmaker, c65 years old.  Found.  8 pages, List 80.

MALOUF, Nicholas, found hawking without a licence and exhausted at Mentone in 1896.  Local police report he is a Syrian and only 12 years old and are concerned about his family circumstances.  He claims his uncle sent him hawking, but Achan Malouf of Lonsdale St says he is a distant relative only, and that the boy is really 15.  4 pages, List 35.

MALOY, Joseph, charged with incest on youngest daughter Mary Monica in 1912.  He is a widower, 54 years, she is pregnant to him.  Family lived at Lavington and Albury NSW.  5 pages, List 32.

MANCEY, John, wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1898.  His 15 year old son Richard John had taken ship to Melbourne; gives physical description and asks police to put him on a ship back there.  4 pages, List 7.

MANI, Hans Stephen, reported missing by wife Mary Jane, Albert Park, in 1928.  He was a returned soldier, c35 years.  1 page and small photo.  List 59.

MANNERS, Hon Arthur Cecil Selwyn.  Sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1904, is in delicate health.  Found in private care, 5 pages, List 9.

MANNING, George Henry, sought by wife H.L, Brunswick, in 1917.  His mother was in Western Australia.  12 pages, List 72.

MANNY, Bartoleme.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1900 on behalf of relatives.  He was believed to have died, but had a wife and daughter.  Police find he died in 1880, widow in prison, has dementia and no information can be ascertained.  27 pages, List 43.

MARCOPOLO, John. Large file re his bigamy; married Lily NORTH at Shepparton in 1894 as MARKA, a widower, had earlier married Margaret WHITE. 1881. List 1.

MARCOPOLO, John, committed bigamy in 1894 when he married Lily NORTH at Shepparton, first wife still alive.  Also known as MARKA.  Photo on file.  Law department advise against prosecution.  25 pages, List 30. (This is a different file from the one above.)

MARGERY, Mrs, wife of Dr. G of Carrington, Sydney, wrote 2 letters in French in 1899, complaining of thefts and overcharging by the Grand Hotel, Melbourne.  16 pages, List 42.

MARINE HOTEL, Middle Brighton.  File re attempt to transfer licence from William Robert SAMERS to Margaret Mary ALLEN in 1911.  She was the wife of Robert William Valentine Allen, formerly licensee of hotel in Wellington New Zealand, and identical with criminal John HINTON.  20 pages, List 98.

MARKHAM, Arthur Henry, deserted wife Emily c1911.  In 1916 she wrote from Launceston, Tasmania seeking his whereabouts.  Police give her a bad reputation, has had a child to another man.  10 pages, List 78.

MARKS, Dora, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney in 1896; a friend has reporting seeing a newspaper report of the death of Jacob Marks.  She has been separated from her husband for over 16 years, they have 2 sons and 3 daughters.  Is this him – no.  9 pages, List 35.

MARKS, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Thomas, whom she hasn’t seen for 14 years.  His brother Richard had died at Newstead and she believes he may be there and also has committed bigamy.  File has copy of his marriage to Charlotte LEGGE in 1899; both were Cornish.  He is charged, but Mary Ann withdraws case after they have come to an arrangement – he recently inherited money.  17 pages, List 47.

MARKS, William Frederick, fishmonger, deserted wife L.L. at Geelong in 1898, leaving her destitute.  He went to Hobart.  This file is quite detailed.  3 pages, List 66.

MARMO, John Joseph. Fathered an illegitimate child which subsequently died while in care of Agnes LYTTON, 1887.  List 1.

MARRISON, George Oswald Lucas, dispenser at the Police Depot Hospital.  In 1928 it was found that he had collected money for medical fees but not passed them on.  A large file, List 59.

MARSDEN, Ada.  Launceston Tasmania police telegram in 1895 that she has left there, probably with William LAWSON.  She is 19 years, he c28 years.  Father wants her returned home.  Found with married sister in Brunswick, says she will throw herself overboard if forced to return home as she is scared of father and brother; police suspect she was seeking an abortion.  9 pages, List 26.

MARSDEN, Jeremiah.  Died at Longwood in 1866, leaving a wife and nine children in poor circumstances.  File re refusal of local justices to attend inquest.  15 pages, List 3.

MARSDEN, Nancy Elizabeth, charged with manslaughter of her baby, body found in park at Yarrawonga, 1897.  9 pages, List 40.

MARSH, [Jack?].  Anonymous complaint in 1908 that the Aboriginal cricketer bought to Nagambie by the local publican to help the local team win the premiership was making a pest of himself.  5 pages, List 85.

MARSH, Richard F., patentee and inventor, Maitland, wrote in 1908, asking help to trace his wife Mary nee ROBSON, who left him and their six children to visit her sister Mrs. George CUTHBERTSON near Newcastle, and disappeared.  He offers a reward for information, and encloses a photo.  Not found.  11 pages, and photo.  List 54.

MARSH, William Maurice, deserted wife Johanna Margaret in 1904 and went to Kalgoorlie W.A.  He was a Victorian, 37 years.  She asked police to trace him in 1907.  10 pages, List 84.

MARSHALL, Duncan M., manager Hawkin’s Hill Reward G.M. Co., Hill End NSW, wrote in 1910 re William JOHNSTONE, c65 years, well known gold prospector, to whom he had advanced money to open a mine at Yea and who has disappeared.  Report shows he was fleeced.  5 pages, List 93.

MARSHALL, Roderick, fireman, Victorian Railways, West Melbourne; file re his unpleasant interactions with licensing detectives in 1895; alerted publicans and abused police.  12 pages, List 28.

MARSLAND, Charles Alfred, left Ledcourt Glenorchy in 1896 for Melbourne, but wrote to his wife saying he was going to W.A. ‘I am determined to drink no more’.  She was left with seven children and another expected, and asks police to try and find him and see if he is alright.  In the meantime she receives a letter from him.  9 pages, List 37.

MARTIN, Frederick, comedian, wanted for maintenance of child of Ida HARRIS, 19 years, Broken Hill.  Her mother, Mrs A.C. Harris, Kensington (S.A.?) wrote in 1910; believed with JONES VARIETY COMPANY.  Traced.  15 pages, List 96.

MARTIN, John A., Wooloowin, Qld, wrote in 1913.  He took a position there in 1912, leaving wife Maggie and 3 children in Melbourne.  They were to join him when he got a house, which he now has, but his wife refuses to join him.  He supplies details of their domestic live and asks if she is behaving herself.  7 pages, List 109.

MARTIN, Mary (Mrs. James) wrote from Mologa Railway Station (near Mitiamo) in 1905; she was to care for 3 year old Mary Elizabeth WILSON, daughter of Fanny Elizabeth Wilson, a married woman whose husband had deserted her.  4 pages, List 65.

MARTIN, Mary Eulalie Rose, child of Thomas and Mary Ann, buried in private ground on the Black Range, Heidi in 1892.  Public Health Department seek a report on why she was not buried in a cemetery.  8 pages, List 77.

MARTYN, S.J., Ohoka, Canterbury New Zealand, reported loss of racing mare Amusement in 1906.  Had been shipped to Tasmania for George KING, but R. POST in charge, had taken it to Victoria instead and run it as Lady Hamble.  He was already disqualified in New Zealand.  Detailed report.  10 pages, List 55.

MARUINE, Pierce, Kiernan and Alice, sought by H.D. REWELL of Castle Hill via Parramatta NSW in 1912.  Their parents were killed in a fire c30 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

MASON, Andrew James Duncan alias Harold LEIGH.  Sought by wife Elizabeth in Newcastle NSW in 1904, he left there with Mary/Molly WRIGHT.  She has six children and he has paid no maintenance.  9 pages, List 9.

MASON, Clara, wrote from Leichardt NSW in 1917 re her husband William Joseph, son of Leopold and Frances nee ELLIOTT, who left her ten years ago.  She believes he’s in the army and she can get maintenance from his army pay.  Police interview May Henrietta Mason, who also claims to have married him and has three children.  He is identified as Sapper No. 8664.  29 pages, List 70.

MASON, Ellen, asks police to find her husband James Robert, baker, in 1882.  He was believed to be in Adelaide.  She and their 4 children are destitute.  South Aust. police report a Deed of Separation has been signed.  4 pages, List 57.

MASON, Frederick, Balaclava, 13 years, fell off horse and injured.  2 pages, List 50.

MASON, George, wrote from Geelong in 1912, asking police to help find Miss Esther JACKSON, an inmate of the Charity Organisation Society’s home in north London.  His father in law died 1909, leaving money in trust for her, with the interest to be paid regularly.  He cannot get a response from her directly.  Scotland Yard provides details.  13 pages, List  35.

MASON, William, wrote from Greyston, Berrima, N.S.W. in 1902, his wife (unnamed) has run away from him again, was found in Melbourne last time.  She has their two boys, 4 yrs and 1 yr old, one a cripple, with her.  He is a mining and civil engineer, encloses copies of printed testimonials.  Not found.  9 pages, List 19.

MASSON, Alexander, 38 years, ship’s carpenter and swagman, died at Wodonga in 1901, on way to Wangaratta hospital.  Mother at Toryboy, Aberdeen Scotland, written to, but letter returned; buried at government expense.  7 pages, List 52.

MASSON, Alexander, deserted wife Margaret at St. Kilda in 1898.  Found, he did not pay maintenance and she renewed her claim against him in 1902.  This appears to be an incomplete file.  12 pages, List 62.

MASTERS, Frederick, sought by mother Mrs S.A. Petersham NSW in 1910; not heard from for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

MASTERSON/MASTERTON, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child while a servant at Louis BURGER’s place in Fitzroy in 1905.  Police called and later query re medical costs.  8 pages, List 52.

MASTERTON, Mrs Annie, Abbotsford, attempted suicide in 1913; she is 39 years old and has four children.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 106.

MASTERTON, William. Lost in bush at Warrandyte, 80 years old, 1882.  List 1.

MASTIN, Albert, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  13 pages, List 55.

MATHER, Richard Burton, Dumosa, wrote in 1913; his wife Emilie has run away with George Herbert MARKS and he sought police help to get her back.  2 pages, List 108.

MATHESON, Alexander died suddenly at Footscray in 1900, 73 years.  2 pages, List 49.

MATHESON, John.  Information sought by wife Janet in 1900, was licensee of the Federal Club Hotel in Melbourne, transferred licence.   She came to her parents in Broken Hill, and he was to follow but hasn’t done so.  10 pages, List 45.

MATHEWS or JOHNSON, Annie c15 yeas, younger sister of 20 year old Emma and 18 year of Mary, alleges various men have had intercourse with her with sisters knowledge in 1909.  Mother is dead, she is illegitimate.  Admitted to Industrial Schools.  Warning:  this is a very graphic file.  15 pages, List 61.

MATHEWS, Mrs. J. of Port Victor, South Australia, wrote in 1899 regarding Richard Wolfenden Mathews, a music teacher, aged about 55 yrs. Not clear what the relationship between the two was, perhaps husband and wife. Not found. 4 pages. List 4.

MATHIESON, Archibald, left his brother’s home in South Yarra in 1900 for hospital.  Daughter Amy in Beaconsfield Tasmania writes expressing concern as to his whereabouts.  He is a Scot, 78 years; died in hospital.  5 pages, List 46.

MATHIESON, Joseph, lives in house in South Melbourne owned by niece A.E. Mathieson, (daughter of Archibald), who wrote from Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1903, asking for a report on Mrs. HODGKINSON/KIDNER, who was supposed to be looking after him in return for free rent.  Detailed report on his senility.  15 pages, List 65.

MATHIESON, William. Charged with intent to murder Alice GAFFER, 1905. Incomplete file.  List 1.

MATHWIN, Clifford, returned soldier, accidentally took poison in 1916.  3 pages, List 77.

MATSON, David.  Petitions Chief Commissioner of Police for release from Kyneton Gaol in 1865, was serving 6 months for selling illicit spirits.  4 pages, List 34.

MATTHEWS, David, 24 years, came from Sydney to Melbourne.  In 1899 his brother E., wrote from Sydney, had heard he was in poor circumstances, which is confirmed.  7 pages, List 76.

MATTINSON, John, sought by South Aust. Children’s Department in 1896; he owed maintenance on his children.  A plaster, Scotchman, 40-50 years, addicted to drink.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

MATTHEWS, Elsie, 16 years, factory girl, ran away from mother Eliza, washerwoman, North Melbourne, in 1913; she was going to take her to a Home.  Photo. 4 pages, List 92.

MATZEN, A.B., wrote from Queenstown Tasmania in 1912 re wife Jane, who deserted him and their child 12 years ago, with a man named FERGUSON.  Her family TEMBY lived in Brunswick.  Not found.  4 pages, List 32.

MAWHINNEY, David.  Perth Supreme Court officials write in 1899; he is a bankrupt.  5 pages, List 16.

MAXWELL, Clifford alias Charles JACKSON, 19 years, Victorian,  escaped from Castlemaine Reformatory in 1928; captured and escaped from custody at Richmond, then recaptured.  Large file. List 61.

MAY, Lily A.M., wrote from Horsham in 1917 complaining that her husband Samuel was drinking at local hotels then coming home and abusing her.  Local constables patrol hotels, but find no trace of him.  She also visits the Chief Commissioner of Police to complain about lack of action.  51 pages, List 71.

MAY, Samuel Robert, deserted wife and 2 children at Horsham in 1911.   Father Samuel is in an asylum; he had 3 sons and Samuel Robert is one of them; Master of Lunacy is handing the estate, and there is a solicitor’s letter on the file.  12 pages, List 100.

MAY, Samuel R., summonsed by wife L.A.N., Horsham, in 1912.  Local solicitor writes on her behalf, she is destitute with 2 children.  Not found.  14 pages, List 104.

MAYBURY, F.  Belmore Rd, Balwyn.  Writes letter of complaint in 1906 regarding neighbours SINCLAIR and TAYLOR who are verbally abusing his wife.  He is a railway detective, they are in government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

MAYSON, James Hickson.  Sends strange telegram from Melbourne to police in Hobart Tas., and they ask an investigation.  He is the son of late Rev. Joseph Mayson, an early chaplain in Tas.  5 pages, List 5.

MAZZINI, Mrs. wrote from Redan in 1900, on behalf of her sister Mrs. PICKERING, asking police to find their brother Edward Thomas SMITH, who went to Warragul 20 years ago and hasn’t been heard from. 5 pages, List 45.

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MEADOWS, Phemmy. Illegitimate child, adopted by Mrs. Emily MORLEY in 1891, but died. Morley came from Islington NSW, lives in a Melbourne brothel and had two illegitimate children herself, who died. She has left her husband.  List 1.

MEAGHER, Grace, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking confirmation that her husband Harold Thomas was in prison; confirmed.  6 pages, List 101.

MEAGHER, John, Constable No.3919.  Very large file dealing with his domestic affairs in 1905/6.  He has left his wife Minnie and family and is living with Johanna NEVINS who has twin girls to him.  She is a former barmaid with a sister named May.  He is forced to resign.  List 46.

MEDLEY, H.M., embezzled money in Melbourne and went to Samoa and worked under the name of R.H. WALTERS.  In 1891 it was discovered he had stolen money in Samoa as well.  Various letters on file.  8 pages, List 55.

MEEHAN, William, born Kilkenny Ireland, aged 66 years, left wife at Yarck and went to W.A.  In 1895 she asks police to find him as he has paid no maintenance.  Police find he has died.  6 pages, List 28.

MEEKING, Eric.  Embezzled money from Australian Mining Standard (journal), 1905.  Correspondence re costs of investigation and who should pay for his extradition   c30 pages, List 3.

MEEKING, Jean, living apart from husband Victor, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; recovered.  6 pages, List 103.

MEIKLE, Andrew lodges complaint that cattle stealing has been going on in the Blackwood, Gippsland area in 1894, suspects include Thomas and William GOOD and Thomas SCHILLING.  Thomas Good has gone interstate, and Meikle can’t afford the cost of extradition, so nothing is done.  In 1896 the file is re-activated.  66 pages, List 36.

MELBOURNE COFFEE PALACE.  Safe robbed in 1907.  Very detailed detective report on file.  Frances HEYWOOD, bookkeeper, was having an affair with Frederick THOMPSON, a suspect in the case.  Margaret COSTELLO was a chambermaid, Mr. TROTTER a clerk and Robert MONTIFORD, son of ex sergeant of police, was a porter.  Insufficient evidence to charge anyone.  9 pages, List 83.

MELBOURNE FREE CONCERTS. File re supposedly free concerts given on Sundays in 1894, but for which entrance fees were asked. Frank M. Clark, manager of the Grand Rational Concerts prosecuted for insulting language to undercover police who were monitoring them as against government regulation to charge on Sundays. Several flyers listing performers on file; all names listed have been placed on this webpage. 26 pages.  List 1.

MELBOURNE, Elizabeth.  Lived in Brighton, but moved to Carlton Refuge in 1897 and alleges she was criminally assaulted and made pregnant.  Police investigate and comment on claim.  3 pages, List 20.

MELISH, Fanny, attempted suicide by poisoning in Ballarat in 1899.  2 pages, List 42.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, in 1910 offered his Australian History book collection to the police library, had served ‘many years in the book trade.’  5 pages, List 94.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, husband of Frances, claims he accidentally shot himself, police suspect suicide attempt.  12 pages, List 99.

MENNER, Mrs Anastasia, wife of Frederick, Kensington, 32 years, attempted suicide in 1909; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 90.

MENSER, Michael, 72 years, Paddington NSW, wrote in 1912 asking help in finding the wife of his nephew Ernest PEARCE, newly married, who had left him and gone to Melbourne to her mother and brother Roy HAMILTON.  Interviewed, Roy gives reason for her leaving.  6 pages, List 102.

MENZIE, Robert Lyle, Broken Hill, wanted for maintenance on wife Matilda Alice and daughter Dorothy May, Ballarat, in 1910.  Found, he refuses to support her as she ‘is living with some fancy man’ identified as William OATES.  16 pages, List 91.

MERCER & CO., 346 Flinders St., Melbourne.  Advertised a work from home scheme in 1910, and advertised a ‘Home Workers Club’ with secretary F. Clifton HILL.  The Police Department received a number of complaints from people who had sent money and either received nothing or realized the scheme was a doubtful one.  William C. MacPHERSON wrote that he had invested money in the company, and had worked in the office.  He now believed it was a swindle and spelled out how the scheme worked.  The owners were William John Bowden JONES, F. Clifton HILL, Charles J. BROWN, – MAIR and himself.  Police seek advice and are advised against any prosecution.  Large file, includes samples of advertisements, one of the advertising cards that people were encouraged to make up, and several letters of complaint.  List 34.

MERKINS, Elizabeth, working for Captain BEAUMONT at Coongulmerang in 1889 when got pregnant to William HALL, farmer of Lindenow.  Gave birth to Nellie in August 1889, claims he initially paid maintenance.  Child committed to State care in 1894 and in 1895 attempts are made to get maintenance from him.  26 pages, List 25.

MERRILEES, Allen McDonald. R. SIMPSON of Freemantle Western Australia wrote in 1899 on behalf of the wife of this man. He married Mary Eliza SIMPSON in South Australia in 1896, was a seaman, left in December 1897 and hasn’t returned. They have seen a newspaper report of the death of a seaman named Allen McDonald who is believed to have jumped overboard and drowned, and her husband used this name. Police find it is a different person. 6 pages, List 2.

MERTON, Mrs. C.  Writes from Balmain Sydney in 1906 re her daughter Mrs. Ted CHRISTIE, who hasn’t been in touch for some time.  6 pages, List 4.

MERTON, William, deserted wife and four children at Fitzroy and went to Qld.  In 1909 she is reported as ill and unable to work.  He is found in Qld.  4 pages, List 90.

METCALFE, Georgina Cecilia Mary, wrote a number of strange letters from St. Kilda 1899-1900.  Local police state she is a lunatic.  24 pages, List 42.

METCALFE, Margaret, Windsor, wrote in 1913.  She has been in hospital for some time and can now no longer work as a charwoman and her husband is out of work.  Asks if she can raffle her handiwork.  4 pages, List 92.

MEYER, Julius Joseph, importer of motor accessories, charged J. MITCHELL with false pretences in 1918; he had ordered items delivered, then absconded with them.  Mitchell is identified as Gerard CORVISIANO alias Archibald TYLEROS, a Frenchman, motor mechanic, military deserter, c34 years.  Arrested, he returned goods and charge dropped.  Very large file.  List 75.

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MICHE, Gustav, found dead in bush at Dereel in 1902; a German, widower, with 3 children.  Late wife’s sister Mrs. COTCHIN reveals that the children were all adopted; Henrietta DOUGLAS, 27 years, Alice 15 years and Otto.  The latter contacted for reimbursement of government costs.  25 pages, List 62.

MICHEL, Pierre Louis, died suddenly at Mirboo in 1910; detailed report.  French, c38 years, no relatives in colony. 4 pages, List 96.

MIDDLETON, Mrs. M., wrote in 1910 on behalf of her husband Archibald, recovering from enteric fever, who claims someone stole his property on ship from Cape Town; suspects J. DALGLEISH.  6 pages, List 92.

MIDDLETON, William Ernest Arthur, interned in the German Concentration Camp at Liverpool NSW; claims to be American and that his parents William Ernest Arthur and Emmeline Jane are in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 78.

MIDOLO, Susan.  Anonymous complaint in 1908 claims she is running a brothel in Melbourne; police report refutes this.  8 pages, List 87.

MILDERN, Ernest Edward, Geelong, reported death of infant son in 1899.  Attended by midwife Mrs. Margaret SARGEANT, Nellie PETERSON also present.  Detailed description of circumstance.  2 pages, List 42.

MILES, John.  Agent General’s office asks details of his death, died in Melbourne in 1888, intestate, had a sister in England.  8 pages, List 5.

MILLAR, Frederick Thomas.  Gatekeeper near Malvern railway station, complains of assault by a passerby in 1892.  Witness statement from Walter DUNSTAN, plasterer, Malvern, on file, and letter from Millar.  12 pages, List 12.

MILLER, Dulcie Vera, 16 years old, gave birth of Muriel Gladys Miller in 1912; is daughter of J.A. Miller, manager of Mimosa Station near Temora; father of child is Frederick TURNER.  List 15.

MILLER, Mrs. George, sought by nephew F.W. WRIGHT of Goulburn NSW in 1898.  He’s also known as MORGAN.  N.S.W. police report he’s recently been discharged from gaol.  She is found. 8 pages, List 21.

MILLER, Henry, deserted wife E.A., and children at Lyonville near Daylesford in 1907 and went to W.A.  File covers 1907-08 and attempts to get maintenance from him.  21 pages, List 86.  Further file in 1909 covers similar efforts.  7 pages, List 89.  Another file in 1912 has the monthly remittance notices from W.A.  20 pages, List 101. Another file in 1913 re maintenance.  20 pages, List 106.

MILLER, Henry Joseph, Merton, applied to join police force in 1895; 19 years.  1 page, List 27.

MILLER, James Hatton, absconded from Melbourne in 1882 to avoid a breach of promise case by the guardian of M.A. HUDE, the daughter of a Panton Hill storekeeper, who had his child.  Not found.  9 pages, List 57.

MILLER, Mrs. Jane of Bellevue, West Australia, wrote in 1906 re Pearl MOSES not paying maintenance on her child who is in Miller’s care.  Moses’s parents live in Midland Junction.  7 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Jessie, 14 years, employed by Mr LAURENCE of Camberwell in 1917.  Attempted suicide when told she was to be dismissed; scared of her mother’s reaction to losing her job.  Mother lived in Hawthorn.  4 pages, List 74.

MILLER, Joseph, Lonsdale St., wrote in 1880, asking police to protect a vine growing in front of DAKIN’s shop in Bourke St., as he was preparing the grapes for the Exhibition.  6 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Mary Matilda. Widow, Ballarat, married Henry SWIFT or Henry Swift POOLE in 1870, and discovered in 1872 he had committed bigamy. He had previously married Esther COLEMAN in Kadina South Australia in 1861. File covers 1872-1887 when he is found living as John MILLS with another wife and family.  List 1.

MILLER, May, died at Warragul in 1897 from supposed abortion.  Her dying deposition, on file, names George GIBSON, chemist of Carlton as performing the operation.  She was employed in Melbourne, was 23 years old.  Testimony of witnesses Mary DOWLING of La Trobe St. and Mrs. William INGLIS, baker of Richmond, also on file; no charge levied.  44 pages, List 40.

MILLER, Pauline, destitute in Mildura in 1896.  Her husband Henry, charcoal burner, left for W.A. and doesn’t realize she can’t draw on the bank account.  He is a German.  Found in Perth.  5 pages, List 30.

MILLER, Mrs Ruby, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1913; husband Leander.  6 pages, List 109.

MILLER, Thomas, wrote from Bootra Station near Broken Hill in 1902 re his mother and sister Mrs. SEARLE, who kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Found.  16 pages, List 62.

MILLER, William.  Discreet enquiries sought on behalf of General Sir F. HAINES in 1882.  William was the son of General Miller, Madras Artillery, and was last heard of in Qld in 1880. He was aged 34; found.  5 pages, List 57.

MILLETT, Mrs. George, Maffra, wrote threatening letter to QC Purves in 1900.  Police asked to keep an eye on her if she goes to Melbourne, and when she does report on her activities.  Mention of her son being convicted of a crime.  20 pages, List 47.

MILLS, Miss Millie, writes from Launceston Tasmania in 1898, asking police to investigate P. SWAN who passed there as a single man.  She has found he is married and his wife is in South Yarra.  Police respond it is not their business.  2 pages, List 21.

MILSTON, Meyer of Wrightville via Cobar NSW, wrote in 1917 re his daughter Rachel, who left there suddenly and was believed to be in Melbourne; is concerned for her safety.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 3.  See instructions re cost of copying photographs.

MINCHINGTON, Mary, charged with concealment of birth and disposal of body at Fitzroy Coffee Palace in 1906; copies of testimonies given at inquest and trial on file.  Names listed: Edward HANDS, night porter, Elizabeth McNAMARA, house maid, Emily ALDER, wife of proprietor.  Large file with much duplication.  List 50.

MING, Samuel, fell from lorry at Richmond in 1900 and injured; son Robert witnessed event.  4 pages, List 51.

MISHAEL, Kathleen, Fitzroy, wrote in 1912 re her husband Frederick who left for Qld some months before and has not been heard from.  Found.  4 pages, List 103.

MISSEN, Mrs. E., wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1904 re her unnamed 16 year old daughter, who has been living with Mrs. J. BLACKBURN of Fitzroy for four years as a companion.  She wants her daughter returned, but the Blackburn family refuse.  (Reply not on file).  4 pages, List 33.

MITCHELL, Edna Mary, 22 years, reported missing by her mother Laura M. Mitchell, Fitzroy, in 1928; believed to have gone off with married man – SLUICE.  6 photos on file, of her, view from top of house etc.  2 pages, List 59.

MITCHELL, Edward, died Melbourne 1900.  In 1913 U.S. Consul wrote requesting information on his children; they are entitled to a small legacy.  Children were identified as John, Herbert, Claribelle, Ellen; he also had an illegitimate child, Ada, by Esther GATH.  Personal history given.  9 pages, List 105.

MITCHELL, George Charles.  Wrote from Coolgardie Western Australia in 1906.  On a ship back to Australia recently, he was told by an elderly passenger that poisoned rabbits were sold for human consumption at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria; writes to warn department.  Police decline to act unless he names informer, but he refuses.  4 pages, List 3.

MITCHELL, John alias Charles THURGOOD or McKIE. Escaped from Ararat gaol in 1917, charged with false pretences. Had previous convictions in N.S.W. and Victoria. Born 1884 England, a journalist. Listing of his possessions which were sold by police. 19 pages.  List 1.

MITCHELL, R. of Corowa, NSW, wrote in 1938 re alleged neglect and ill treatment of his unnamed son, who is living with his mother and Jack ROBERTS at Bowenvale near Maryborough, Victoria.  8 pages, List 2.

MITCHELL RIVER, Gippsland, flooded in 1900, damaging Lindenow, Bairnsdale etc.  Description of police and resident actions.  18 pages, including newspaper article.  List 46.

MITTEN, Ethel, South Melbourne, deserted by her husband William, who went to Qld in 1913.  She left their children with a Mrs BLACK for an afternoon, but never returned, and they were put into the care of the government.  It was believed she had left with Leslie HILL, a seaman.  William Mitten found on Sigley farm.  5 pages, List 108.

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MOBLEY, Thomas, sought by daughter Sarah, Laanecoorie in 1897; last heard of 3 months ago.  He was 65 years old, a butcher.  Found.  13 pages, List 41.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand Augustus, in 1909 sought by youngest son Bernardt who was living in Western Australia.  Found.  5 pages, List 87.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand.  Information sought by wife Wilhelmina, Wilga Siding, W.A., in 1911.  Note on file states she was recently convicted of burning down her cottage.  9 pages, List 101.

MOEBUS, Wilhelmena, Auburn, Sydney, wrote in 1913 asking if her husband Ferdinand was alive or dead, his sister Mrs August STEINKRAUS was at Ballarat and was interviewed.  7 pages, List 106.

MOEBUS, Wilhelmina, Auburn, NSW, wrote in 1913 re husband Ferdinand,  has heard of his death, seeks his assets.  6 pages, List 107.

MOE SWAMP.  Reports on series of fires deliberately lit there in 1898; locals suspected.  Names mentioned: Frank and John BRAITHWAITE (13 and 15yrs old), Dorothy Ann BURKETT, George EVANS, James HENNESSY, George and Joseph HOUGH, Mr. HUNTER, Catherine LEISHMAN, and James WHITTON.  23 pages, List 7.

MOHABEER, Vincent. Herbalist, 1895. Letters on his behalf re non payment of debt ‘puts his faith in the power of God and the Bible, with a little assistance from police’.  List 1.

MOLLER, Frederick Conrad.  Deserted wife Rebecca in Sydney in 1908; is also known as MILLER, ARMSTRONG and CONRAD.  4 pages, List 5.

MOLLOY, Annie, Montague, assaulted by husband, taken to hospital, 1900.  2 pages, List 49.

MOLLOY, Catherine, died in lunatic asylum Beechworth in 1905 and buried at government expense.  Relatives sought by authorities and identified as daughters Mrs. HICKEY and Alice McNALLY of Redfern. 9 pages, List 63.

MOLLOY, John, Ballarat, Constable No. 3260, asks in 1906 to be transferred elsewhere because the climate is affecting his family’s health; medical letter on file.  3 pages, List 75.

MOLLOY, L.T., Albury, advises in 1910 that his sister Ellen, who is in Melbourne, needs to be returned to an insane asylum.  Traced.  13 pages, List 94.

MOLLOY, Nellie J., Albury NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking mother Ellen Jane CHAPMAN, missing since 1914, last seen in St. Kilda.  Police establish that mother does not want family to contact her.  8 pages, List 79.

MOLONEY, James, left Port Fairy in 1928 and not seen for a month.  He was formerly manager of the Carlton Inn Hotel at Killarney and his wife was the licensee.  He was addicted to drink, 30-42 years old.  Photo with two of his children.  1 page, List 60.

MOLONY, J. D.  A solicitor in Forbes N.S.W., he wrote in 1906 seeking police help in finding the death of Mary Ann FLANAGAN nee KEALY, who was first married to Charles EDWARDS in Yass in 1853, and had a daughter Mrs. LEGGE at Granya, and died there.  Legge reports that her mother was Mrs. EDDY nee CALDWELL, but Molony writes that she was not married to Eddy.  13 pages, List 4.

MOLONY, John Thomas.  Wrote from Torrington NSW in 1908 re his wife [unnamed] and child, believes she is living with George PERT; wants his daughter Blanche Molony back.  10 pages, List 5.

MONAGLE, J., Ascot Vale, wrote in 1912, complaining that Mrs KINLEYSIDE, wife of a Constable, was carrying on business in competition with him, in a confectionary shop.  Report states it is his daughter’s shop.  6 pages, List 102.

MONCRIEFF, Thomas, passenger from Scotland in 1906, disembarked at Melbourne while on way to Qld, and was found drowned.  William CLOW, Wagonga NSW seeks detail as does Alexander McDONALD, Buchanan Copper & Silver Mines, Nungana Qld, and there is a letter from Jeanette Moncrieff to cousin Lizzie on file.  21 pages, List 71.

MONGER, T.C., publisher of San Remo Times.  Complains of police treatment in 1898, several letters, newspaper cuttings etc.  50 pages, List 17.

MONGOR, George, driver, Richmond, met Ada MARTIN in Albury in 1910 and they lived together there.  He returned to his parents house, she followed and took poison.  Her real name was BRAILLY.  7 pages, List 97.

MONGONETTI, Antonio; 1911 file re taking him to hospital from Beulah; an old age pensioner.  3 pages, List 100.

MONKS, James, Glen Wills, miner, deserted wife Katherine and children James, Sylvia, Alice, Reginald, Bertram and May in 1907.  34 pages, List 89.

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Mrs. M. McINTOSH of Ballarat really needs the £15 of her son John’s wages that she has asked for.  Detailed report on her circumstances and letter from her on file. 6 pages, List 24

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Agnes ROBSON of Port Melbourne is dependent on Ord. Seaman Edgar ROBSON.  5 pages, List 24.

MOODIE, Alexander Leonard Robinson, scenic painter and signwriter, deserted wife and 2 children at Ballarat in 1911.  14 pages, some repetition List 98.

MOODY, A.C. Solicitor, Adelaide. Writes in 1902 re his wife Dora TAYLOR, formerly a barmaid, found in a brothel.  List 1.

MOORE, Andrew Lyell, born Chiltern, deserted wife Helena Mary and 5 children at Kalgoorlie in 1915.  In 1916 he is found with his sister Annie in Carnegie and claims can’t afford to support his family.  11 pages, List 79.

MOORE, Delia of Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1905 re her husband John, who had deserted her and their young baby, and had left her 9 year old daughter Winnie with a Mrs J.H. McDONALD in St. Kilda.  McDonald’s husband worked on ships; she traced to Sydney.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, Mrs E.M. Perth, widow, asked in 1909 for details of Victorian Charles C. BAUDINETTE who is paying her attention and she thinks will propose.  Report shows his wife and family are at Horsham.  6 pages, List 61.

MOORE, Rev. Father Isaac, wrote from St. Ignatius, Richmond in 1895, seeking details of Patrick KEENAN, who arrived 1863, was formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary, became a lunatic.  Several men of that name identified.  8 pages, List 30.

MOORE, Mrs. Maggie, wrote from Wolloongabbie, Brisbane in 1900 re a newspaper account of the death in Melbourne of Robert Moore; is it her husband, last seen 7 years ago when released from gaol.  Somewhat faded photo on file.  He was 34 years, from Northern Ireland, also known as IRITION.  Police report no such death.  10 pages, List 43.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Robert Ernest, cook on H.M.S. Protector, c23 years, steals property of Robert BRUCE in 1919.  Photo of Moore in naval uniform.  3 pages, List 21.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Mrs. Sarah, a widow of Jeffcott Nth near Donald, complained in 1918 that someone was annoying her at night.  She lived alone, on 160 acres.  Her brother James STRICKLAND, at Billery via Coonamble NSW is informed of police investigations.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, T., Glen Wills, complains in 1906 about Freeman & Wallace Institute who said their medicines would cure his back problems, but have not.  4 pages, List 26.

MOORE, William, shearer, deserted wife and 2 children in South Melbourne in 1892, born Victoria, c30 years, believed at Narrandera.  5 pages, List 38.

MOORE, Young, Water Board employee, Kangaroo Flat, went missing in 1897.  Mother offers reward, but he is not found.  19 pages, List 40.

MORAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Carlton in 1912, applying for a warrant for desertion by her husband James, who left her and their four children seven years ago.  He was working in Sydney for David Jones & Co.  NSW police interview him regarding providing support, but he declines and claims she deserted him and he is divorcing her, so no warrant issued.  5 pages, List 34.

MORAN, J.P., wrote from Sydney in 1907, complaining his wife had not replied to his letters.  She and the children were living in Carlton.  Located, she claims to be better off without him.  3 pages, List 44.

MORAN, James of Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re his wife Lizzie, the mother of James, Nellie, Richard, Elizabeth, Kitty and Florence.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

MORGAN, Darcy Lismore Trevellyan, 3 years, died on board S.S. Edina in 1896.  Mother Ada Louisa, widow; death not suspicious.  5 pages, List 30.

MORGAN, Frederick James sought by sister Margaret, Toorak, in 1910.  She hasn’t seen him since 1881, when he was 11 years old and went to live with family in Gippsland, following death of their mother, father had died 5 years previously.  He was born in Launceston Tasmania.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

MORGUE, MELBOURNE. Correspondence re cost and method of conveying bodies to, 1884. List 1.

MORGUE, RICHMOND. Correspondence re necessity for, 1865.  List 1.

MORNING STAR HOTEL, Williamstown.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 that licensee GRANT is trading on a Sunday.  6 pages, List 37.

MORRELL, James, Burnie, Tasmania, in 1913 sought details of property owned by his late father William Henry who died c1890 at Mooroopna.  7  pages, List 93.  CONNECTION FOUND.

MORRIS, Eric William Bray. Born 1914, mother Mildred claims she is married to father, but still married to – HOWARD. Court case.  List 1.

MORRIS, Ethel.  Mrs. E. Keefe, a neighbour, claims she is running a brothel at “Claretta” 38 Lennox St., Richmond.  Several letters from Keefe and several police reports, 1902.  36 pages, List 12.

MORRIS, Frederick, 12 years, admitted to Albury Hospital in 1910 with eye problems, sent there by employer Mrs WRIGHT of Balga near Tallangatta.  Correspondence re getting him to Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne; aunt Mrs C. MORRIS, Burnley can’t afford costs.  Uncle William MORRIS, Hawthorn takes him in.  9 pages, List 92.

MORRIS, John C., Bacchus Marsh, robbed of jewellery in 1913, while temporarily absent.  Servant Julia MANLY, 17 years suspected, but exonerated.  21 pages, List 105.

MORRIS, Louise, nee NORRIS, left her husband Edward at Prahran c1900, taking her son George Edward PARKER, his son by a previous marriage Willie Leslie Morris, c18 years.  In 1904 Edward asks police to find them, enclosing a photo of Willie.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

MORRIS, Sydney Walter, sought by sister Mrs Amelia WALMSLEY of Sydney in 1908.  He and her son left for England, but he got off the ship in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 85.

MORRISH, Sarah, restaurant proprietor, Geelong, charges Estella Martha and Alex Gordon PENDER with fraud/larceny in 1906.  5 pages, List 50.

MORRISON, Amelia, Cobargo, NSW, wrote in 1905 re her uncle F. CHAMBERS, c80 years old, once wealthy but lost his fortune.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 64.

MORRISON, David.  Living at 100 Arden St., North Melbourne in 1905, when a small fire breaks out.  Report.  2 pages, List 17.

MORRISON, Janet.  Mother Martha of Waterloo near Myrtleford, wrote to the CCP in 1888 re Constable FAIGH, who had seduced her daughter, and suggested an abortion when she became pregnant.  She demands that he be forced to marry her.  5 pages, List 4.

MORROW, George Samuel,  son of Henry, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly at Port Melbourne.  2 pages, List 49.

MORSHEAD, Priscilla. Domestic servant, Bendigo, suicides, 1898. Large file re treatment of body, newspaper claims etc.  List 1.

MORTENSEN, Hans.  Employed as nightwatchman at river widening works at Heyington in 1930, an explosion occurred in the hut he occupied.  The foreman of the works was John BRASHER and the contractor G.W. VAUGHAN.  6 pages, List 4.

MORTIMER, Mrs. E.J., wrote from Bendigo in 1900, asking if the Mortimer male killed in Sydney is her husband, last heard from 2 years ago in Sydney.  He was 28 years.  NSW police report the death was William, a wharf labourer, 34 years and married.  She had moved when police tried to provide information, and file states she is a prostitute known as Jenny OPIE.  8 pages, List 44.

MORTON, George, lived in a motor boat near Queensbridge Melbourne in 1931.  Anonymous letter claims he has young girl Sylvie TURNER, daughter of Bertha and Charles of Carlton, there at night.  7 pages, List 96.

MORTON, James, trading as James ALLEN/ Charles CLARKE/Les BROWN, declared insolvent in 1928.  List of debtors, many of whom deny claim, witness Eliza DAVIDSON loaned him money, her daughter became his fiancé.  A very large file, List 59.

MORTON, Joseph, died at Gisborne in 1866.  File re burial costs and property left.  He has 2 sisters in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 35.

MOSS, Arthur, sought by wife, Launceston, Tasmania in 1907.  She is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 83.

MOSS, Mrs. J., Broken Hill, wrote in 1917 re husband John, who left there for a holiday a year ago and hasn’t returned.  Is found to be John Moss MILLINGTON, a married man with a wife and family in England.  His mother lived in West Kirby, Cheshire.  Photo and 11 pages, List 75.

MOSS, M.A.  Writes from Woolloomooloo Sydney in 1899 re G.H. Moss, son of Mrs. STERRY of the Gold Mine Hotel, Ironbark, who left there 3 years ago.  She has 2 children and needs help.  Police find Sterry who will not assist.  10 pages, List 17.

MOSS, Rosetta, Echuca East, shot herself in 1895 after argument with husband Alfred, and claimed Indian Hawker had done it; later admitted truth to brother Constable McCUBBIN.  13 pages, List 31

MOTTRAM, Samuel.  Found dead in Clifton Hill by workman Albert HOOK in 1898.  Employed as a groom, c27 years, addicted to drink.  Letter from mother S. REYNOLDS of Newcastle NSW on file.  18 pages, List 18.

MOUNT WILLIAM GOLDMINERS CLUB.  Report of illegal gambling and sale of liquor there in 1902 by Nathan J. RUBINOWICH and wife, who own a nearby hotel.  Copy of Rules and Regulations on file; R. CAIL is secretary, Mrs. MOONEY is stewardess.  20 pages, List 61.

MULCAHY, Jane, renewed application in 1882 for compensation for the death of her brother Martin CHERRY accidentally killed at Glenrowan.  2 pages, List 57.

MULCAHY, William Henry, North Melbourne, attempted suicide while drunk in 1911; 32 years, has tried before.  Wife Matilda, her sister Victoria PURCELL and Michael McKeon deal with him.  8 pages, List 98.

MULHOLLAND, John, suicided at Sandsmere near Kaniva in 1900.  File re disposal of his assets.  He was married with two children, but his wife had left him.  6 pages, List 45.

MULLALLEY, Charles. Child desertion, Sydney police write, 1884. Large file.  List 1.

MULLAN, James, sought by wife Mrs C. Mullan, Jerilderie NSW in 1912.  He left in 1905 and a warrant has been issued.  Not found.  7 pages, List 104.

MULLINGER, William Jervois Bass, found dead in his bed in Box Hill in 1900, had been working for Mr. HILLIER, a draper.  Believed to have sisters in the Channel Islands, and to have arrived in Melbourne about a year ago, after death of his wife.  Photo on file.  8 pages, List 46.

MULLINS, Martin, 46 years, died at Mt. Margaret Hospital, W.A. in 1898.  They seek details of sister Mrs. CAHILL of St. Kilda.  Found.  4  pages, List 22.

MULLINS, Maude. Adopted infant illegitimate daughter of Martha COOK, at Women’s Hospital, 1901. She had no children of her own, is married to Thomas.  List 1.

MUMMERY, A.G.F. and Kate.  Write from Qld in 1906, asking police help in obtaining property of late George BROWN, who died in the Liverpool (NSW)Asylum, which was taken by Frank Mummery of Whitfield.  10 pages, List 3.

MUNDAY, Mrs. A., wrote from Dubbo NSW in 1895 re her sister Sabina TAYLOR, found married to Joseph SCOTT.  9 pages, List 25.

MURCHIALLI, Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1894 re her husband Peter M., who has been slow to pay maintenance; they have 3 children.  Found, out of work.  8 pages, List 24.

MURDOCH, R.R.  Wrote on letterhead of Wm Howard Smith & Sons, Melbourne, in 1900, re a silver watch and chain stolen while watching the celebrations for the Relief of Mafeking, 3 pages, List 14.

MURPHY, Arthur G., Carrum, 1914.  Writes to CCP seeking employment, copies of references on file; was 7 years with New Zealand Herald, 6 pages, List 19.

MURPHY, B.T. O’D., wrote from North Road Brighton in 1896, complaining about Wren’s tote shops in Collingwood.  Detailed police reports explain difficulty in proving offences.  36 pages, List 36.

MURPHY, Mrs. J.H., Tumberumba NSW, wrote in 1908 re her daughter Jane, who ran away from the Salvation Army Rescue Home before her baby was born.  5 pages, List 87.

MURPHY, Jeremiah.  He and his brother William are sought by Mrs. Louisa KNIGHT of Collingwood in 1877.  They and their sister Elizabeth were bought up in a Catholic orphanage in Emerald Hill [South Melb.].  Jeremiah would be now c23 yrs.  Found.  27 pages, some very faint as ink has faded.  List 5.

MURPHY, John, asks details of his background in 1896.  He was admitted to the Industrial Schools in 1869 when five years old.  Their records state mother Mary sent to prison then asylum and he admitted from Creswick, but local Watch House Charge book gives children’s names as Daniel and Henry.  25 pages, List 37.

MURPHY, Thomas Joseph. Wife Bridget wrote from Berrigan, NSW in 1908. He, under the name of CARMODY, lived there about a year with another woman, but sent her away when Bridget returned. She subsequently found out about the other woman, the pair quarrelled and he cleared out, leaving her destitute. She is crippled, has lost one of her hands etc. Three of his children are kept by Victorian State government. List 1.

MURRAY, F., Sydney, NSW, widow, wrote in 1905 re Oliver SMITH, was he staying at a hotel in Melbourne with a woman, if so he has committed bigamy.  The writer’s sister is his wife and she has been keeping her and their two children for a year.  3 pages, List 64.

MURRAY, Georgena.  Wrote from Wallsend in 1906 re her husband David who had deserted her and their boy.  6 pages, List 5.

MURRAY, Quentin Ashton, electrician, sought by mother in law Mrs A. McLEAN, Marrickville in 1913; he had deserted his wife.  Not found.  6 pages, List 105.

MUSS, Jane, Richmond, attempted suicide in the Yarra in 1912, rescued by Denziel BRITTON.  Daughter Lena BROWN contacted.  3 pages, List 105.

MYERS, Hannah. Elderly woman, died in brothel of Ellen ROSE, Bendigo, 1886.  List 1.

MYERS, Isaac, known as Nick. Escaped from military custody in 1919, while being bought to Melbourne; a Sapper, 40 yrs, well known in Adelaide as a hairdresser. One small photo and an enlargement of him in uniform on file. 12 pages, some repeats.  List 1.

MYSLIS, J.H. [Joseph Hyman] Bailiff, Local Court, Coolgardie, wrote in 1896, asking for references from local police; he was for 13 years at Sorrento.  This is done, and a thank you letter is on the file.  5 pages, List 36.

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NAISMITH, Mary, widow, is working in the Munitions Factory in 1916, but can’t earn enough to support her children, asks financial help.  2 pages, List 80.

NAPPER, Thomas, attempted suicide by Lysol poison at Collingwood in 1915.  Parents are farmers at Sale; 33 years.  Recovered, sent to private hospital of Sister L. HILLS, Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 80.

NASH, William Charles Henry, licensee, Bush Inn, Carlton, charged with unlawful possession of 50 yards of silk in 1919.  Acquitted, Customs Dept claims silk, and he writes agreeing not to claim it.  9 pages, List 27.

NATHAN, Mrs. Alice, committed suicide at Fitzroy in 1917 on hearing of the death of her husband in the war.  His mother Mrs. M.R. Nathan, wrote from London seeking details.  5 pages, list 75.

NATION, Mrs Maud, of Browns Plains near Chiltern, wrote in 1906, asking if a young man now in New Zealand, could join the police force without coming to Melbourne.  1 page, List 3.

NATIONAL MUSEUM (VICTORIA).  Police report on finding of human bones in a hollow tree near Coleraine by Herbert JARRETT and Herbert MURTAGH in 1906.  Bones subsequently identified as Aboriginal, and given to the museum.  10 pages, List 4.

NAYLOR, Charles Leonard, wanted for maintenance of wife S. and two children in Prahran in 1917.  He was a professional singer, believed in Adelaide; real name HANKS.  7 pages, List 74.

NEAGLE, George James, married Alice BLUMEL in Melbourne in 1911, committing bigamy.  His first wife was Rosa RYALL; marriage certificate on file.  27 pages and two photos.  List 101.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

NEALE, David Andoneran. Arrived Sydney 1839, then came to Victoria, used name GADSDON or GADSON, married and had family. 1902 enquiry.  List 1.

NEEDHAM, Hercules, sought by mother M. of Leichardt, Sydney, in 1906.  He left there in 1905; dying father wants to see him.  21 yrs.  Not found.  6 pages, List 26.

NEEDLE, Martha. Charged with murder; file re exhumation of children etc.  List 1.

NEELY, William.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 on behalf of US friends.  He was formerly at Beechworth.  Found, almost a cripple.  5 pages, List 36.

NEILSEN, Mrs. D., Pyrmont Street Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her husband Neil, who deserted her c1913; is a painter, 37 years.  Asks if Trueman Neilsen, a singer, is him; no.  6 pages, List 72.

NEILSON, Robert W., Penola, S.A., wrote in 1920 re his wife Maggie who took the baby and left there for Melbourne some time ago; has not returned home.  Not found.  11 pages, List 69.

NELKEN, Leo, East Melbourne, complains in 1916 that local police had revealed information about him to a newspaper.  Detailed report provided.  13 pages, List 79.

NELMES, Samuel Albert, Northcote.  Writes strange letter in 1902.  Report states he has an “ill-balanced brain” and gives his background.  9 pages, List 16. CONNECTION FOUND

NELSON, Mrs., Footscray, complains to chief commissioner of police in 1896 that her daughter Lizzie, a barmaid at the Portland Hotel in Russell St. Melbourne has ‘gone completely to the bad … has a fancy man William KENNEDY who has a criminal record’ etc.  Very detailed report on Lizzie and the family; licensee Mrs. Ellen WAUGH mentioned.  8 pages, List 35.

NELSON, Peter, Beeac.  Child Queeny died suddenly in 1898, 4 weeks old.  Report on, not suspicious.  2 pages, List 22.

NELSON, Mrs S., Ryde NSW, wrote in 1912 re her son Harry, 15 years, who left home 10 months ago and was believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 104.

NELSON, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests information on, admitted Collingwood Asylum in 1868.  Husband Andrew is a Norweigan, real name  A. Julius NIELSON; mother Mrs. BENNETT.  9 pages, List 4.

NELSON, Sarah. Mother died at Geelong, father left four children in Orphan Asylum. Sarah in service in Melbourne; alleged seduction of 15 year old Christine by Harry JEFFERYS, a sailor on the Cerebus, 1885.  List 1.

NETHERSOLE, C.W. Series of letters in 1915 re Oliver MARKS, whose wife and child left him and went to the country. His daughter Dora took out a maintenance order, but Marks absconded. Nethersole critical of slowness of police action.  List 1.

NEVILLE, Mrs Emma, Sydney, wrote in 1908 asking confirmation that her husband Patrick had died at Durham Lead recently.  They are separated and his parents have care of the children.  Confirmed. Respone to her finds she has moved to Yerranderie and is living with a male.  8 pages, List 85.

NEVINS, Wilton.  A commercial traveller living in Camberwell, he was robbed by Stanley WITHEL, a friend of his domestic servant Annie SIMPSON in1913.  File includes letter of thanks from Nevins.  13 pages, List 8.

NEWBOULD, Ethel, wrote from Footscray in 1912 re her husband Rupert, c. 25 years, bread carter, who had deserted her.  She believed he was droving with Nelson MONTAGUE in NSW.  Her father Thomas ALLITT guarantees to pay extradition costs.  Warrant withdrawn when she divorces him in 1916.  14 pages, List 34.

NEWBERY, Mrs A.L., Campsie NSW, wrote in 1913 re her brother Maurice McKINNIARY, who was working in West Melbourne and wrote that he was ill; she is concerned as she has not heard since.  Found, using name McINTYRE.  13 pages, some damaged, List 108.

NEWBURY, Frederick.  Sister Mrs. S. PORTER, Erskinville Sydney, wrote in 1904; has heard he has been killed, seeks details which are provided.  6 pages, List 56.

NEW DEMPSEY’S GOLD MINING CO., Gaffney’s Creek, J.H. EGAN legal manager.  In 1909 Directors thought that gold stealing was occurring.  7 pages, List 87.  Further file.  4 pages, List 87.

NEWELL, Emily, St. Kilda, wrote in 1904 re the warrant she has taken out for child maintenance on Donald ADAMS of Rochester.  3 pages, List 74.

NEWLANDS, Christina.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1877 seeking her uncle William TOOMATH; found.  5 pages, List 5.

NEWMAN, Mrs. Emma.  Deserted by husband James David Newman in 1898, living in a hut at Eldridge’s sawmill at Wahgunyah; due to give birth soon.  Neighbour Mrs. HIGGINS writes to police re assisting her.  File covers her trip to Melbourne and return, comment on his brother William at Benalla etc.  41 pages, List 16.

NEWMAN, Isabel.  Suicided at Mordialloc in 1913, a baby farmer who had killed two infants. Other Newman family mentioned were Thomas Charles, Thomas Oldfield, Alice Annie and Isabel Collier, and other names were Dr Crawford H. MOLLISON, Mrs Amy TOPPIN and Mrs Dolly FOLEY.  List 15.

NEWMAN, Mary, attempted suicide at Northcote in 1912; 41 years, husband George and son Charles were both iron workers.  5 pages, List 104.

NEWMAN, Percy Robert, born Dunedin New Zealand, married Martha Ann SHORT in 1908.  They separated in 1909; in 1917 she asks police to find him to support her, believes he has married again.  Copy of 1916 marriage certificate to Florence May NEANDER on file and quite detailed report on situation.  Although he is a bigamist, the charge is dropped.  41 pages, List 72.

NICHOLLS, Elizabeth, Long Gully, wrote several letters in 1904-05 re her husband Joseph who went to W.A.  four years ago, and has stopped sending maintenance for her and their 5 children. 17 pages, List 64.

NICHOLLS, Ernest A., Constable, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking for help to find his sister Fanny Adelaide, not heard from for 2 months.  She was employed by Mrs. EWINS of Aspendale.  Photo on file.  4 pages, List 34.  (See Explanation about ordering photos.)

NICHOLLS, John. Herbal specialist. False registration of eight children, Mrs. Sophia DENNIS involved. Large file covering 1894-1898.  List 1.

NICHOLLS, W.A., Ararat, 1902.  Applies to join force, served in South Africa.  1 page, List 12.

NICHOLS, W.  Writes from Regina Canada in 1898; is a member of the North West Mounted Police, with five years experience, is 30yrs, applies to join police in Victoria.  1 page, List 7.

NICHOLSON, Alfred, a Frenchman, sought by Will FLOOD, Darlinghurst, Sydney in 1912; letter on file from Kit HUDSON, who has been investigating him, claims he borrows money from women then leaves them.  9 pages, List 105.

NICHOLSON, Edith, Albury NSW, wrote in 1913; her husband John left home months ago, 50 years old.  His brother Ted is in Brunswick, his sister is Mrs SQUIRE, a daughter is Mrs L. MORRIS of Footscray.  5 pages, List 106.

NICHOLSON, Rev. Joseph, Maryborough, Victoria.  Series of letters in 1905 re local betting arrangements at Highland Society, and copies of newspapers.  Large file, List 52.

NICHOLSON, L.M.  Sought in 1898 by daughter Maggie Grace Nicholson of Dromana, last heard of in Elsternwick.  10 pages, List 21.

NICOL, Andrew, left Melbourne for Dulbery NSW in 1895, c25 years, a Scot.  Information sought by Mrs. WEST of West Melbourne, ‘he is wanted very urgent.’  Found.  8 pages, List 30.

NICOLELLA/NICOLETTA, Nicola.  Italian Consul wrote in 1905 on behalf of his mother who was anxious about him, hadn’t heard for a year, he was cc 22 years old.  8 pages, List 9.

NICOLSON, Charles William Balfour, 38 years, station manager; secret enquiries sought by wife in Toorak in 1902.  Had been in Sydney.  She believes he is with Fanny MOSS nee MARTIN.  Several letters on file.  13 pages, List 62

NIGHTINGALE, John Hollier, file re his damaging a railway bridge at Moorabool, brothers George and Frederick SCALES witnesses.  14 pages, List 13.

NIVEN, Colin, grazier, Moyerisk, did not register daughter Isabel Kate, born in 1900, until 1901, in order to avoid vaccination.  File re possible prosecution.  15 pages, List 52.

NOACK, Friedrich Wilhelm.  German Consul Melbourne seeks death certificate in 1908; born 1807 Schoneberg, believed died Victoria 1888.  3 pages, List 5.

NOBLE, Frederick Manderville, deserted wife in Ballarat in 1901. In 1911 injured at Broken Hill, where he was known as David MILLER, by which time he had remarried and had 3 children.  Incomplete file.  5 pages, List 99.

NOBLE, Hannah Ashton, Winter’s Flat, Castlemaine, wrote a series of strange letters 1904-1906 making various accusations; on file.  In 1912 a neighbor, Ellen N. WILKINSON complained of her behavior; local doctors certify as insane, but not sent to asylum and complains.  43 pages, List 103.

NOBLE, John, Richmond, queries the medical rejection of his application to join police force in 1905, asks reconsideration.  7 pages, List 69.

NOONAN, John James.  Wife Annie of Kogarah NSW wrote in 1913.  He left her 3 years ago, and now she has had a letter from him in Pentridge.  Asks details, which are supplied.  6 pages, List 109.

NORMAN, Arthur, complains to the Governor  he was taken out of prison in 1895, and to Malvern Court without being able to change out of gaol clothes, which told against him in subsequent court case.  10 pages, List 26.

NORMAN, Walter George, wanted for failure to maintain his children Olive and Leonard; his wife took the family to South Australia where her mother lived.  He was arrested in Sydney in 1920. His mother was Mrs. FRENCH.  Photo of him in military uniform on file.  A large file, with some duplication.  List 70.

NORTH, Mrs. A., wrote from King Lake in 1899 re her sister – ANDERSON, who had gone into service at Kirkella Station near Stawell.  Due to return home to her mother in Prahran, she had not done so.  Mother, a German, was worried.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

NORTON, J., Gillenbah via Narrandera NSW, wrote in 1909 offering to take two of his deceased brother John’s children.  Detailed report on arrangements for the six children.  6 pages, List 89.

NOTMAN, Thomas and wife, Lancefield.  Adopt a child abandoned on their doorstep in 1867.  6 pages, List 35.

NOTT, A. South Yarra, 1920 letter requesting return of pea rifle confiscated from son Oswald by Healesville Court.  4 pages, List 3.

NOTT, Mrs Alfred, sought by W.H. TRAVERS, Orange NSW in 1910; she was a one time married to his grandfather.  9 pages, List 94.

NUBIE, Lizzie. Qld. Aborigine, c18 years old, working as a nurse girl at Wycheproof, 1898. Alleges rape by Hugh Anderson; he acquitted. Gives birth to a child but it dies.  List 1.

NUGENT, Jane, charged Thomas WHITFIELD with deserting his illegitimate child in 1894.  He was a miner, 27 years, whose parents were in Creswick area.  In 1896 he was arrested at Ensay.  28 pages, List 42.

NUGENT, John, Irish, shoemaker, c48 years, deserted wife at Brooklyn near Footscray in 1892.  Found interstate, but unable to support her.  6 pages, List 38.

NUNAMAKER, Howard.  Information sought by wife E.P., in Adelaide in 1915.  He was an American; has heard he was in gaol, will come to Melbourne and take him home – is of drunken habits.  Letter she wrote to him is still on the file.  16 pages, List 79.

NUTTALL, Florence, left mother in Myrtleford and took a job in Melbourne in 1903.  A.T. HUGHES writes on behalf of her mother who is German and can’t write in English.  She wants her daughter sent home.  4 pages, List 69.

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JACK, Thomas, grocer, E. Brunswick, police investigate allegations by various girls in 1911 that he exposed himself to him; they were Jessie Edith SNELL, 12 years, daughter of William and Emma; Elizabeth Stella WILKINS, 18 years, Elise GLOVER, 13 years, Myrtle EVANS, 10 years and Alma HURFORD, 13 years.  No prosecution.  List 97.

JACKS, M., Caulfield, complains in 1916 of the bad behaviour of her father ‘carries on like a madman’. Mother interviewed and claims he has now given up alcohol.  5 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Clara Bell.  Mrs. Minnie SIMMONS of Moonee Ponds asks police for details of her family; her mother has 4 children by THOMASSON who were sent to the Industrial Schools.  She wishes to keep the girl herself, ‘is a connection’.  4 pages, List 31.

JACKSON, Mrs. E.A., wrote from Bullarto in 1904, wanting transportation details of convicts Henry JACKSON and John BENNET.  Police cannot comply.  3 pages, List 10.

JACKSON, Gertrude, Hampton, attempted suicide in 1916.  Her husband left years ago, lives with sister Emma ANDREWS and parents.  No charge.  8 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Harry, deserted wife at Chirrup near Bendigo in 1894, brother James was at Long Gully, sister Mrs. H. HILL at Happy Valley.  In 1896 wife reads Sydney newspaper report of death of Florrie Hunter who was living in a defacto relationship with Harry JOHNSON, and asks police if this is her husband; no.  13 pages, List 36.

JACKSON, Henry E., asks police in 1917 to find his nieces Millie 19 years, and Muriel 17 years.  Their parents, who lived near Macedon, have died; some of the 7 children are in State care.  Very detailed report on situation.  6 pages, List 72.

JACKSON, Lottie.  Found drowned at Middle Park in 1898.  Lived with Henry HAASE who wanted the gold wedding ring back.  10 pages, List 18.

JACKSON, Sarah.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1881 re land application of Harriet E. PERRY, wife of George, but living with William STEWART.  Both were Kelly Gang sympathisers and he was a convicted felon.  8 pages, List 4.

JACOBS, Chastity, sought by father Edwin, Perth WA in 1911; 23 years, left there 3 years ago, last heard of in New Zealand.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

JACOBSEN, Frederick, Port Pirie, South Australia, wrote in 1918 re wife Lily, believed in Melbourne.  He sought police help in getting her to return but she refused because of his ill-treatment.  7 pages, List 73.

JAMES, A.H., wrote from Carlton in 1897, complaining about police being called to his laundry, but not removing two women as requested.  Report states they were Mrs. BURTON and her daughter, who claims to have become pregnant by him.  6 pages, List 20.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julia, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then left again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter re transferring water rights to the LITTLE VALLEY SLUICING CO, from W.A. BODKIN, solicitor, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Alfred William, suicided in 1916; was living apart from wife Phoebe and had come from Benalla.  Inquest report and other details.  25 pages, List 76.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julie, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then went away again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter transferring water rights in the Little Valley Sluicing Co, New Zealand, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Mrs. Charles, staying at Bendigo in 1899, asks if there is a chance for her 26 year old husband, currently in the W.A. police force, being accepted into the Victorian force.  Their aged parents and friends live in Victoria.  2 pages, List 42.

JAMES, Ernest H. & Co., motor engineers, Flinders Lane Melbourne, wrote in 1910 objecting to the new motor regulation that stated that cars over a certain weight had to have a reversing gear.  He has been manufacturing voiturettes, copies of French models, and this would put him out of business.  5 pages, List 54.

JAMES, F.W., Constable 5511; advised in 1916 that he had enlisted, asks leave of absence.  4 pages, List 77.

JANSSENS, Eugene. Sought by Consul in Melbourne in 1920; he married Eva HOCKEY in 1910. Found. 9 pages, List 15.

JARRAD, Henrietta.  Her sister Mrs. BELLEARS of Euroa convicted of assault on her in 1905; Henrietta was on a visit and was returned to her guardian in Millicent Sth Aust.
6 pages, List 11.

JARRETT, Mrs Annie, wife of Samuel of Malvern.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claims she was aborted by Mrs Elizabeth DOWNEY of Carlton [‘a well known abortionist’].  Downey states she gave birth to a stillborn child; nurse Amy TOPPING assisted.  15 pages, List 85.

JASPER, James, born Victoria, 22 years, labourer, in 1906 deserted his illegitimate child by Elizabeth BRANDER at Rushworth, believed interstate.  Solicitor’s letter on file; had a brother Samuel.  13 pages List 82.

JASPERSON, Frederick, wrote from Hurstville NSW in 1905 re his son Frederick who had been lured away ‘by a fast Woman keeping a bad house in Lonsdale St’ named Julia MACARTHY, he was under 21 yrs.  He was using the name WILLIAMS.  5 pages, List 11.

JEFFERY, William Ernest, fitter at Sunshine Harvester Works, deserted wife at Ballarat in 1905; 23 years, believed in Tasmania.  9 pages, List 64.

JEFFREY, Maude. Complains of husband’s conduct towards her; formerly had a saddler’s shop in Hobart, 1915-1917.  List 1.

JEFFREYS, Clara Ann, wrote from Walhalla in 1892 re her husband Robert who had deserted her and their three children some months previously.  4 pages, List 56.

JEFFKINS, William Isaac, attempted to shoot wife at Warragul in 1891 and sent to gaol.  Due for release in 1897, various members of his family write, asking protection from him, including son in law R.T. PURCHASE.  He is kept under surveillance.  12 pages, List 40.

JEFFS, Andrew.  Deserted wife and children at Bendigo, believed to be in South Africa in 1904, but Durban police cannot trace.  10 pages, List 14.

JELBART, Florence Hill, died at home of Peter LONG/Yee LEE, Ballarat in 1910/  Report and comment on trial decision etc.  7 pages, List 96.

JELLETT, Joseph, dairyman, Camberwell, fire broke out in1900 in a paddock rented by him and owned by Trustees of the STODDART Estate.  4 pages, List 50.

JENKINS, Catherine, died Beechworth Asylum in 1900, born NSW, 52 years, a widow.  Son Edwin Thomas lived in Urana NSW, sister Mrs. DRUMMOND at Eskdale, brother William McINTYRE at Queenbeyan.  File re payment of burial costs.  12 pages, List 45.

JENKINS, Mrs. D., Sheep Hills, wrote in 1907 re the reported death of Michael FAHEY at Bourke NSW; was it her brother?  Detailed response states that the deceased was born in Co Galway in 1832, son of Thomas and Margaret nee CAIRNS, and had been at Cunnamulla since 1884.  6 pages, some damaged, List 83.

JENKINS, Percy ‘Snowy’, shot outside his confectionery shop in East Melbourne in 1928; later a bomb was thrown at the premises.  His girlfriend Madge VAUGHAN suspected George MORRIS and John ‘Snowy’ HALLAM.  A large file, containing police comments on Jenkins and other petty criminals.  List 59.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie in Richmond in 1893; he was a seaman, was in Fremantle, she believes he may be in Sydney; she is staying with her sister.  Uses Peter, but real name is Andrew, Norwegian, has not sent maintenance, last heard of in 1892. Although her letter is dated ‘93’ the file regarding the search for him is 1903. 16 pages, List 6.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie, Warrnambool, in 1907.  Her sister is Mrs. Alfred SIMMONS of Cockatoo Creek.  21 pages, List 83.

JEPHCOTT, Susanna, 82 years, died at her son’s home near Tintaldra in 1909 and buried there.  Disinterment and reburial in a public cemetery ordered.  14 pages, List 89.

JEPSON. Mrs. admitted to Melbourne Hospital after having an abortion in 1905; won’t reveal the name of the person who did it.  She is married, 20 years old and has one child.  5 pages, List 65.

JEWELL, Edward.  Sends two telegrams from Subiaco, Western Australia, in 1906, seeking details of his daughter Lily’s circumstances.  6 pages, List 4.

JEWELL, Harriet, wrote from Prahran in 1895, alleging her sons Horace, Herbert and Hedley were being targeted by local police.  They report two are leaders of the Malvern Road larrikin push.  9 pages, List 29.

JEWELL, Hellene Richardson, gave birth to two illegitimate children at Allansford 1903-4 and pregnant with a 3rd in 1907.  Rumours that her brothers Walter and John are the fathers; report on situation.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  12 pages, List 70.

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JOEL, Lilly, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1919 asking help to prove her claim to her father David’s estate; he was lost on the Blue Mountains.  Her mother’s parents were Stephen and Eliza HARRIS nee CREASE.  An uncle found in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 69.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, Alexander or ‘Soldier Jack’ ‘magsman and bogus land salesman’ cheated PICKFORD Bros, farmers at Buangor of money in 1928 and escaped to New Zealand.  Traced there by police, the brothers wouldn’t pay extradition expenses.  He remained there until 1936 when took ship to Australia, and New Zealand police alerted authorities in Melbourne.  Photo and list of offences on file.  5 pages, List 60.  Original file identifies them as John King PICKFORD and Robert William PICKFORD and gives details of other frauds at Cobram and Barooga.  32 pages, List 60.

JOHNSON, Mrs. F.L., Hill End, Brisbane, wrote in 1903 re her brother Patrick BRINN or BREEN, last heard from at West Melbourne in 1894,  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Frederick, 22 years, driver, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913.  His wife Elizabeth and mother in law Elizabeth BARNES interviewed; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 107.

JOHNSON, Frederick, Swede, 37 years,  deserted wife Gwenhilda  and 4 children in Adelaide in 1914. In 1916 she wrote to Vic. police, believed he was in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 77.

JOHNSON, Frederick Anton, c45 years, sought by stepsister Mrs. E.J. MITCHELL, West Hobart, in 1917.  He was last heard of twelve years ago at Stony Creek.  His stepbrother William WEBB mentioned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 70.

JOHNSON, Honora Margaret, born Bright 1908 but birth not registered in time.  Parents William and Jane of Buckland.  Explanation provided, no prosecution.  5 pages, List 90.

JOHNSON, Jack, found dead under a dray at Dunkeld in 1867 by Peter FRY.  Inquest found accidental death, but his mate Charles LOVELL, alias Charles the Swede had taken out an insurance policy on his life.  In 1888 Philip JOHNSON of Cowley’s Creek wrote to police, claiming to have evidence of the murder by Lovell.  File gives detailed history of case and police suspicions of Lovell, but concludes Johnson’s claimed evidence is doubtful.  19 pages, List 56.

JOHNSON, John, Cooramook near Warrnambool, suspected by wife Beatrice of poisoning her and their children including Annie and John Jnr and employee Allan MEADE/NEADE in 1897.  He had ‘not been right in mind for a number of years … had been in an asylum.’  Detailed report on marital situation; no charges laid.  19 pages, List 41.

JOHNSON, John, 72 years, Irish, ex police constable, died at Albert Park in 1903 and found to have a large amount of gold and money.  Relatives sought, and people wrote claiming relationship: included were Henry RIDGWELL, London, who believed it was his brother Joseph who left home years ago and assumed the name; Francis COOKE, Bradford Yorkshire, who claimed he was a nephew; John W.T. MURRAY, Aberdeen Scotland; Isabella MURRAY, Carlisle, Rockliffe, Cumberland who claimed he was her father’s cousin; John JOHNSTONE, Moreton Village near Birkenhead, claimed to be a son; James MAYNES, New Brunswick Canada, on behalf of sisters; Robert JOHNSTONE, Kames Bank, Margaret Drive; William Henry CRICHTON, Ayrshire, claimed father’s cousin, Frank P. RAE, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, who claimed he was grandmother’s brother, and W. JOHNSON of Watson’s Bay Sydney.  The newspaper report had spelled the name JOHNSTONE instead of JOHNSON.  27 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Mary, of Sydney, wrote in 1903 re child Florence WHITEHOUSE, left in her care two years previously; mother has failed to pay maintenance, was living in South Yarra.  Father of child was F. GRAY.  7 pages, List 4.

JOHNSON, Thomas, reported missing by brother in law Josiah BAKER, Seymour in 1896.  Not heard of for 2 years, was English, 68 years, miner, believed heading for Temora NSW.  Not found.  7 pages, List 30.

JOHNSON, William Richard.  Phyllis HANSEN of Perth W.A. writes in 1910 re maintenance order she has against him; last heard of in Melbourne, doesn’t believe rumour he is dead, but police report that is the case.    4 pages, List 24.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, William Robert, born Victoria, accidentally killed by a tram in Sydney in 1900.  He was a boilermaker whose mother lived at Port Melbourne.  A sibling, G.H. Johnston wrote to police seeking details and return of his clothing.  9 pages, List 44.

JOHNSTON, Christopher, alias Harry, 12 years, left his home at Rosewater, Port Adelaide and took a ship to Melbourne where he had two uncles in fire brigades and where they used to keep a greengrocer’s shop in Windsor.  Parent’s ask police to find and return him, which they do.  His mother was nee HICKS.  13 pages, List 53.

JOHNSTON, Georgina M.  Wrote strange letter to Chief Commissioner from Branxholme in 1894.  Local police report she is daughter of late Dr. Johnston and comment on her actions.  7 pages

JOHNSTON, Henry, Victoria Street Windsor; death of newly born child, 1900.   Report on.  2 pages, List 48.

JOHNSTON, John, painter, Essex Street Prahran, reported in 1900 that his wife had given birth to a child who died shortly after; no doctor present.  4 pages, List 50.

JOHNSTON, John, engineer, Scottish, 52 years old, left his wife Isa (?) at Annadale NSW in 1906 for Melbourne.  She asked police to find him; he was addicted to drink.  9 pages, List 82.

JOHNSTON, Rachel May, 19 years, Ouyen, attempted suicide in 1909 over relationship with widower HARTSHORN.  Brother William, parents Joseph and Mary.  2 pages, List 90.

JOHNSTON, Sarah.  Found drunk at Kew in 1908.  Medical assistance called by police; she is a habitual drunkard, and her family decline to pay account.  Her husband is at Kingston, her sister Mrs. George WILLIAMSON of Clunes.  5 pages, List 5.

JOHNSTONE, Elizabeth, wrote from West Footscray in 1896 re her husband Charles, who left 6 months ago for W.A.  He is a Swede, 31 years, formerly a sailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

JOHNSTONE, Matilda, 73 years, widow, boarding with Mrs Annie IRWIN in Parkville in 1912; attempts suicide; son Charles, school teacher, Brunswick.  6 pages, List 105.

JOLIN, James, Kangaroo Flat, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1910; report states is 84 and eccentric.  11 pages, List 91.

JONES, Mrs. A.  Writes from Jerilderie in 1906, asking police to confirm her husband is living with her sister in Melbourne, as man and wife; no Christian names given.  4 pages, List 4.

JONES, Adeline Anne.  Died in Kew Asylum 1901.  Alleged to have been illtreated, so body exhumed  5 pages, List  4.

JONES, Andrew Thomas. Murder of, Quarry Hill, 1901.  Report by police, William LETHLEAN initially suspected, but cleared.  Jones was engaged to Miss FAIRBROTHER, her brother Robert gives evidence, as do Antonio CENERI, Alice Cecilia Jane AGNEW, Elizabeth O’KEEFE, Caroline WHITE, Martha Ann GODDARD, Arthur Lee ROBERTS, Elizabeth MAXWELL, Elizabeth SCULLY, Thomas JONES (deceased’s father), Theophilus OLD, George BROWN, Axil Rudolph JANSSON, Isabella TAYLOR.  14 pages plus copy of inquest file plus maps of murder scene.  List 4.

JONES, George, injured in a circus accident in 1911.  Brother A., Liverpool NSW, wrote, querying a request for money.  7 pages, List 99.  Sister Mrs Sarah FITZPATRICK also wrote.  4 pages, List 100.

JONES, George Longworth, deserted wife Ida Mary in Auckland New Zealand in 1913; she traced him to Melbourne in 1916 and found he had joined the AIF as a married man with a wife Margaret who had been receiving his allotment (salary).  Asks investigation, which shows that Margaret KING had been living with him, he put his age back to enlist, died overseas etc etc.  9 pages, List 76.

JONES, Herbert Arthur.  Maintenance order issued at Richmond in 1914, absconded.  Sister Mrs. E. HARTLEY interviewed.  Found to have enlisted under another name.  21 pages, List 82.

JONES, James.  Died destitute at Macarthur in 1897.  File contains letter from friend Benjamin TUCKER of St. Arnaud, letter from niece Bertha Jones in U.K., bank book covering 1882-1896, personal details – he was a native of Bristol, 89 years, had land but had sold it, cost of burial etc.  18 pages, List 20.

JONES, L., Melbourne.  Complains in 1910 that the Spiritualist Association is charging a fee for Sunday night meetings, which is against the law.  4 pages, List 24.

JONES, Louisa (late BARRETT) asks details in 1901 of her daughter Edith Emily Barrett, who was 5 years in the Industrial School, sent to Mrs. McNABB of Tullamarine c1898 and got pregnant.  Other daughter Annie mentioned; authorities won’t let her see her daughter.  5 pages, List 51.

JONES, John, sought by wife Sarah, Gracedale House near Healesville in 1896.  He was late of T. ROBINSON & Co, Melbourne.  He left her in 1893 to go to Sydney for work, and she hasn’t seen him since.  He was born in Sydney, would now be 46 years, son of William, formerly master of a grammar or high school there.  Not found.  9 pages, List 33.

JONES, Mary Maria, Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1908 re her husband George and son George; has heard her husband has remarried and is working at Healesville and her son is with aunt Elizabeth HONE in Box Hill.  5 pages, List 86.

JONES, Nora, Boggabri, NSW, wrote in 1907 re mother Mary RYAN, last heard of living in Carlton with PRICE family who taught music.  Daughter Gretchen at Warrigal.  Found.  8 pages, List 70.

JONES, Rosa, 50 years, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1911; housekeeper to Joseph PEARSON.  9 pages, List 100.

JONES, Sydney K., Footscray, butcher, in 1916 alleges improper behaviour of foreman Charles MUNSOR with young women working at the Colonial Ammunition Company.  Helen WHITAKER, 19 years and Lenora HILDITCH, 28 years, make detailed statements refuting claims. 9 pages, List 80.

JONES, Walter, escaped from Beechworth gaol in 1915, serving 3 years for shopbreaking, 21 years.  John Charles BARLOW escaped from Yarra Bend around the same time, 33 years.  Photo and fingerprints of both on file.  12 pages, List 86.

JONES, William, died at Footscray 1902, 74 years, leaving a large estate and no will, so relatives were advertised for in Australia and U.K. .  Known to have a sister Harriet who married – ROBINSON.  Various people claimed relationship including Thomas Jones, Sydney, who claimed to be a son who had run away from home many years before and whose father had married for a second time to Ann TOOMEY; William Edward PARRY of Altrincham, Cheshire, who claimed to be a nephew and Jane GOODMAN of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, who claimed to be a sister.  16 pages, List 67.

JONES, W.H., Malvern, asks when wife Jane can be released from the Elizabeth Fry Retreat in 1911.  6 pages, List 98.

JORDAN, Albert, 32 years, plasterer, deserted wife Alice in Collingwood in 1899.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 26.

JORDAN, Arthur Charles, enlisted in the AIF in 1917, but was under age.  His father Joseph, Meander via Deloraine, Tasmania, refuses permission.  5 pages, List 75.

JORDAN, Charles James. Bigamist. Married Anita MENDOZA in Melbourne 1892, Mabel CLARKE in Auckland New Zealand in 1894. Born Hobart, parents George and Sarah nee GREENWOOD.  List 1.

JORDAN, Frederick, murdered Minnie HICKS in 1894; his prison statement on file.  39 pages, List 41.

JORDAN, Gordon, jockey, sought by Mrs George TOWNSEND, Ridgly via Burnie Tasmania, in 1913.  Her 16 year old daughter is pregnant to him.  His father at Burnie is interviewed.  7 pages, List 108.

JORGENSON, Susan, died in Melbourne in 1910; sister Therese SIMON, Sydney, asks details.  9 pages, List 91.

JOSEPH, Mrs Aboo, Woolloomooloo NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband, who left there for Melbourne some months ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 94.

JOSEPHSEN, Frank J., left wife in Sydney in 1900 and ‘took up’ with Mrs. JONES of Rae St., North Fitzroy –they met when she came to Sydney with fellow bowlers.  Jones was a widow who had been left money.  Detailed report on the pair, including a photo of him.  4 pages, List 47.  See instructions re copies of photographs.

JOY, Johanna, wife of William, licensee of Wentworth Hotel, in 1895 gave birth to premature twins who died at home of William WEBSDALE, his brother in law and buried there without being registered etc.  5 pages, List 29.

JOY, John Robert.  W.E. Bate and Mortimer, house and land agents, Maritzburg, Natal, write in 1898 on b ehalf of his wife who hasn’t from him in four years.  Police find him with a wife and two children,  11 pages, List 16.

JOYCE, Elizabeth Ann, 26 years, died at Greenvale Sanitorium in 1912; buried at government expense, and attempts made to be reimbursed by husband Thomas of Hopetoun.  Attempt abandoned in 1916; he was in the AIF and wounded, and the children were being kept by relatives.  6 pages, List 78.

JUDD, Marion, wrote from Hawthorn in 1900.  Her son had been admitted into police force and required his birth certificate.  He was born before her marriage, doesn’t know it and she begs the Chief Commissioner to be allowed to make a statement instead.  2 pages, List 43

JUDKINS, W. Sec. Australasian Institute of Social Service and Reform. Claims lots of gambling dens run by Chinese and of immorality in parks, 1910.  List 1.

JUNGHENN, Theodore, West Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1912; wife Eliza is dying.  4 pages, List 104.

JURY, Albert Ernest, known as Herbert or Bert, died at Kogarah NSW in 1918.  Wife Jessie, of Collingwood, asked police to find details after she received a telegram.  Believes he was living with Marjorie MORRIS; police sight marriage certificate of 1917.  4 pages, List 81.

JURY, Mrs. H., Hurstville NSW, wrote in 1918 asking help to find her father in law Samuel Jury, believed in Melbourne; her husband is dying.  5 pages, List 73.

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KALTHOFF, Alice M., wrote from ‘The Gunyah’ Corrimal NSW in 1912 re her husband, supposed to be living at Doncaster, deserted her 3 years ago.  He was German, 54 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

KANGAROO FLAT.  Dynamite explosions in 1906, near railway station and at home of Thomas POWER; powder found under house of his brother in law William Frederick HARDER.  Very detailed file re arguments between them and Isabella and the MOORE family, whom they accuse of the offence, but police doubt. Evidence taken from: Walter TWYFORD, Mary Ann OLDFIELD, Matthew MATTHEWS, Christopher BENUSSI, David HYLAND, Leonard RUCK, William HATTAM, Maggie McGRATH, John COUTTS etc.  59 pages, List 71.

KEAM, Violet May nee WESTWOOD sought by husband Frederick, Broken Hill, in 1913.  She left him and two infant children; 28 years, described.  8 pages, List 106.

KEANE, Michael, ex constable, charged with being drunk & disorderly and threatening to assault his wife Mary Jane at Hamilton in 1896.  He was the Court cleaner and they lived onsite.  Note on file states her brother was Alexander RADLY, recently released from Pentridge and ‘a criminal of the worst class’.  They are ordered to leave the site.  27 pages, List 36.

KEARNEY, Robert Lovell, c60 years, sought by sister Mrs Fanny COPPIN, Drouin, in 1913. He was last heard of from W.A.  Found.  7 pages, List 106.

KEAT, William Henry,.  Georgina L. GLASSON of Wodonga issued warrant for desertion of illegitimate child.  16 pages, Lit 103.

KEATING, Andrew, killed by train at Dandenong in 1906, a journalist.  His wife Louisa, Sandford Brisbane, asked to pay funeral and other expenses; details given.  39 pages, List 71.

KEATING, Mrs. Annie. Constable BAUDINETT charged with giving abortion drugs to her as she was pregnant to him. Case dismissed, 1900. He seeks re-instatement, resigned. Large file.

KEEBLE, William George, sought by wife Ethel, Woollahra NSW in 1912.  He deserted some years ago; she has heard he is living with a woman named THOMPSON in East Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

KEEFE, Charles, native of Newport, England, 31 years, single, taken to hospital in Melbourne in 1913, suffering from memory loss.  Frank HUCKERBY, Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand, wrote that the then unidentified man could be Keefe, who served on the same ship as him, which is proved correct.  6 pages, List 108.

KEEGAN, Peter, Mt. William, married widow of James LEWIS (died Sydney c1893) who had four children, and had two children with her before her death.  W.T. PARKER wrote from Perth in 1904 claiming Keegan is unfit to care for the children, and that relatives, including his sister Mrs. GORRIE of Bathurst and Mrs. P. EGAN also of Bathurst want to take care of them, but he is refusing to hand them over.  13 pages, List 68.

KEENAN, Annie, asks police to check information she has received from Richard CARTER in 1901, claiming her husband, known under the name of KANE, had died and was buried at Cooper’s Creek.  He was wanted for wife desertion.  13 pages, List 49.

KEENAN, Edward, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1903 seeking details of his brother Michael, c60 years.  Extensive investigation undertaken, but not found.  20 pages, List 64.

KEENE, Mary Ann.  Attempted suicide at Digby in 1899, after a drinking spree; a servant.  Charged, she signs pledge.  Letter from her on file.  23 pages, List 3.

KEENER, Andrew, deserted wife Fitzroy.  Solicitors wrote in 1913 asking help to find him, believed in Atlanta, Georgia USA.  Mother interviewed there.  5 pages, List 105.

KEIRL/KYRLE, Reuben.  Complicated file covering his fraudulent schemes in 1913, including running a concert in aid of the Kyneton Hospital and pocketing the profits.  Percy VIGOR, a 15 year old from Blackwood he employed was exploited.  Several flyers on file.  He then went interstate and got involved with the Commonwealth Exhibition Association in Sydney.  Herbert ARROWSMITH, Waverley NSW, complained about him.  A large file.  List 93.

KEITH, Alexander Stephen, reported in 1908 that his wife has left him, taking their child, and gone to London.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 85.

KELL, Arthur, sought by father in law William LAITHWAITE of Brisbane in 1898.   He is nearly 70 and in ill health, seeks help.  Letter from Kell on file; found.   7 pages, List 22.

KELLETT, Winifred, became ill when locked up in drunken state in Sth. Melbourne in 1910, and taken to hospital.  Correspondence re unpaid medical account.  8 pages, List 24.

KELLY, Edward, last heard of at Hamilton.  Henry F. FOSTER wrote from Northam WA in 1902 on behalf of his father who was anxious about him, is only 16 years.  His mother is at Nhill.  Found.  6 pages, List 21.

KELLY, Edward, Braidwood NSW, wrote in 1905; has heard that William McKAY was hurt in a Bendigo mine.  He cleared out with Kelly’s wife and two children, Jack and Aggie,15 and 14.  No trace there. 8 pages, List 11.

KELLY, Eleanor Mary, 24 years, wife of Michael Joseph, labourer, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917.  Her brother John CARROLL, 14 years, called police.  6 pages, List 74.

KELLY, Henry of Melbourne, wrote seeking Henry COX, Irish, 30 yrs, had a brother in 12th Lancers, last heard of at Portland Vic.  Found.  5 pages, List 5.

KELLY, James, Chairman of the Hospital Board at Fremantle, wrote in 1900 re William COLLINS, bootmaker, who was ill there, asking police to contact family in Werribee with a view to getting him returned .  5 pages, List 44.

KELLY, Janet May, Dubbo NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if the John Kelly who was killed at Ballarat was her husband, who had deserted her and their child; no.  6 pages, List 95.

KELLY, John W., wrote from Baltic South Dakota USA in 1901 re his relatives Phil, Luke, and James CONELLY or CONDLY, who were born near Boine River Ireland, were sailors and settled in Australia.  Their sister Ann married his father, and another brother John arrived in USA c1856.  Their father was Luke, and after their mother’s death he married Margurite NEAL.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, R.A., Korumburra, 1905, complains re charge of obstruction by his horse.  File includes 2 photos of streetscape, newspaper cutting, reports, sketch of site.  27 pages, List 23.

KELLY, Robert. Berwick, 35 years, charged with sexual act on Ellen SCOTT, fifteen year old servant, 1892. Case dismissed.  List 1.

KELSO, Linda, convicted of unlawfully wounding in 1913.  Family background given; married to John Walter CUNNINGHAM, who was in gaol interstate.  Sister is Mrs HILL, Erskineville, who is interviewed.  pages, List 106.

KELSON, Ethel, deserted by her husband c1902, gives birth in house of Arthur John DELLAR, where she is a servant, in 1904, and claims the child is legitimate.  Police decide no prosecution, as she pleads she will lose her position if the truth is known.  10 pages, List 34.

KEMP, F.T., Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking Chief Commissioner to remove local police as they were scaring his family; detail report on his mental state.  9 pages, List 83.

KEMP, Florence Violet, 14 years old in 1910, left her home at Green Swamp, near Sea Lake when her father Frederick, carpenter and builder, discovered she had been using money meant to pay bills on buying things for herself.  Letter from father on file, unflattering report on her actions.  They had come from Lascelles via N.S.W.  12 pages, List 23.

KEMP, William.   Secretary of the Victoria Tender Board, fled owing money in 1894.  File details search for him interstate and overseas, and is quite large.  List 3.

KEMPE, Gerald St., Kildonan, Morgan, South Australia, wrote in 1916 asks details of the exploits of police horses for Register articles; he has 50 years of bush life, gives details.  John Sadleir, former police officer, supplies details.  7 pages, List 78.

KEMPTHORNE, William, writes from Newcastle NSW in 1895 re newspaper cutting about ‘the notorious Sydney criminal’ of that name convicted in Melbourne.  He asks details.  Police report that it was an alias of Henry IRELAND.  7 pages, List 26.

KENNEALLY, John.  Charged with carnal knowledge of 15 year old daughter Ellen in 1901 at Strathfieldsaye; she gave birth to a child.  Ellen changes her testimony however, stating that it was her brother Patrick who was the offender.  Witness statements on file from Theresa, Mary, John Kenneally, Mary Enright, Matthew Rundle.  Copies of birth certificates also on file. 91 pages, with some explicit details.  List 4.

KENNEDY, Edith, servant, gave birth to illegitimate child at Ascot Heath Station near Dartmoor in 1896. Handed child to groom Joseph MINOGUE, who placed it in bushes.  Police informed and find child alive, but it dies.  They are charged with infanticide and acquitted.  Nurse Catherine SIMKIN gives evidence.  Mrs. PHILIP is owner of Station.  22 pages, List 25.

KENNEDY, Harold Montague, left wife Laura c1899.  She asks police to find him in 1904.  He is the son of James, tuckpointer and bricklayer, and an aunt is Mrs. COOMBES of South Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

KENNEDY, William John, employee of SUGDEN & CORNWALL, solicitors, Melbourne, stole money and absconded.  21 years, letters from people he owed money to, and photo of him with group of unnamed men at Richmond.  19 pages, List 70.

KENNEY, Mrs. W., Mengha, near Stanley, Tasmania, wrote in 1918 re her daughter Minnie, known as Mrs. BOURKE, who is in the Abbotsford Convent.  They have her 2 year old son and would like her returned to their care.  Warning; explicit details of her lifestyle are given.  6 pages, List 69.

KENNY, A.L. Dr., Collins St. Melbourne. Will be touring overseas; seeks letter and permission to carry revolver, 1905.  List 1.

KENNY, Alphonse, 21 yrs, fireman at Carlton Brewery, attempted suicide at Ascot Vale in 1912; had been drinking.  Father James Hugh Francis Kenny, mother Louisa.  John BROWN, drover, testified that they had been drinking together; William Ernest SIMPSON and Edward Addeman ACTON, rescued him.  13 pages, List 33

KENNY, Rosanna.  Reports from Carlton that her husband Thomas Edward had absconded interstate, leaving her destitute and with four young children.  5 pages, List 6.

KENNY’S BATHS. Gaps in fencing, nude bathers can be seen, 1884-1887 file.  List 1.

KENNY’S BATHS.  Fire at, in 1865, part of Royal Pavilion Baths destroyed.  4 pages, List 4.

KEOGH, Thomas, died in Walhalla Hospital in 1911 and buried at government expense.  File covers police attempts to get his family to pay for the cost, and the refusal of his sons George, Edward and Tom to do so.  9 pages, List 98.

KER, Douglas, wrote from Broken Hill in 1904 seeking police help.  His wife Marianne Louisa had left White Cliffs Opal Fields with their children Maida, Alexander Charles Douglas and Edna Gertrude, to visit her sister Edith Emmaline BOXALL for a holiday.  Boxall’s employee Frank MORRIS went with them.  His wife has now left 2 of the children with his sister in Adelaide and disappeared; he thinks she is with Morris.   4 pages, List 34.

KERR, A., writes from Bendigo in 1897 regarding a newspaper report of the death of Michael LEARY in Albury, supposed 102 years old.  Is this his mother in law’s long lost brother, born in St. Barry’s Cork Ireland?  Reply states it was Mathias LEARY, father of Mrs. ODDIE.  7 pages, List 39.

KERR, Charles, Victorian, c30 years, boarding with Mrs. Rebecca Hill EASTMAN at South Yarra in 1896 and stole some of her property.  Photo and 1 page.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KERR, John, Nyora, wrote in 1896 on behalf of David, brother of late James KEARNS, who died at Swan Hill in 1895.  Kerr went to school with James, knows the family.  Wishes to know more about James’s estate, encloses part of David’s letter asking questions.  Executors were J.F. EGAN and J.C. WATSON; Curator declines to act.  11 pages, List 37.

KETELS, Carl F.W. Teacher at Metcalfe, alleged pro German remarks. List 1.

KHAN, Noab, left Cohuna for India with stepdaughter Leon Tene Adell, 6 years in 1909.  Newspaper asks details and mother interviewed and confirms permission given; the family are moving there.  7 pages, List 90.

KHULL, Edward. Failure to pay wife’s maintenance, ordered at Fitzroy court; his wife in Sydney complains, 1880. List 1.

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KIDDELL, George.  Using the name Thomas JAMES, apparently had 3 children to his daughter Georgina in Victoria between 1891-1896.  Police alerted by his son in law Henry DARMANCOURT of Launceston Tasmania, but can’t secure proof before Georgina dies of cancer in 1896.  Initially Kiddell gives false information on death certificate, then seeks to correct it.  Police charge him with this offence but a magistrate dismisses the case.  Other daughter Mary HOOKEY mentioned.  Their mother was Mary Hart formerly BAKER.  Warning:  this is a confronting file.  60 pages, List 32.  CONNECTION FOUND.

KIEFEL, Ronald. Hairdresser and tobacconist, Natimuk. Report on 1891 fire which destroyed premises. List 1.

KIERNAN, Elsie, married to James, who is serving overseas, committed suicide in 1917.  Her stepbrother Rev B.R. TOI/TOY handles burial arrangements.  Mrs. Mary Anne EDWARDS wrote from Sydney; she was James’s aunt and had reared him, comments negatively on Elsie.  13 pages, List 72.

KIERNANDER, J.C., wrote a strange letter to Chief Commissioner in 1900, generating enquiry.  He held the position of Superintendent of Gardens in Calcutta at one time.  6 pages, List 45.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Fitzroy, 64 years, seeks police protection in 1911 from her husband; she left him because of abuse, and he is harassing her. 5 pages, List 100.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Albert Park, gives background of husband J.C., and their marriage, after he writes a series of bizarre letters in 1912.  25 pages, List 104.

KIES, William, 34 years.  Information sought by brother F. of Lyndoch, South Australia in 1897; last heard from in 1896.  Not found.  12 pages, List 40.

KILBORN, Mrs. R. File re permission to bury her in Foord’s private cemetery at Wahgunyah in 1899. 5 pages, List 2

KILBY, William.  Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1897, asking police to investigate letter from William STUART of Geelong, who was asking personal details with regard to a bequest.  Police find Stuart’s real name is Kilby and he claims to be a half brother to the Tasmanian person.  They give him a bad character and report he has no money.  15 pages, List 40.

KILKELLY, Thomas, Pitfield, 1903.  Charged with failure to support mother Catherine, an old age pensioner.  17 pages, List 19.

KILPATRICK, A.J., Euston Station, NSW, wrote in 1928 re jewellery stolen, perhaps by Ben & Jessie BROOKS who had been employed by him.  7 pages, List 58.

KIMBER, Mary, Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking if her husband Percy Alick was on a ship returning from South Africa.  He deserted her and their children about 4 years ago.  4 pages, List 82.

KINDER, Charles Lake.  Solicitors Sincock & Wadham wrote in 1897, asking police to remove him from the Blackburn area.  His mother, over 70 years old, has had to get him out of her house.  Local police report they have him under surveillance, but he is doing work when available, so can’t be charged with vagrancy.  His criminal offences are listed.  10 pages, List 40.

KING, A., Merriwa, NSW, wrote in 1918 re his brother William; found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 75.

KING, E.J.F., secretary of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, complained of indecent pictures in the shop window of – ANDRADE in 1907.  Two postcards on file.  3 pages, List 84.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KING, Eva, died in railway waiting room in Melbourne in 1899.  Aged 19 years, she had recently given birth.  Sister Edith, who had a heart condition, was sought, but brother in Wangaratta was found first.  8 pages, List 49.

KING, Mrs. H.E. of Hobart Tasmania. Wrote in 1899 re her son in law Victor Emanuel WOOLLEMAN and his failure to pay maintenance on his three children in her care – her daughter died over two years previously. He is found to be very ill. [Very sad case]. 11 pages, List 2.

KING, Herbert, undertaker, Richmond, 1894.  Complains re conduct of Snr Const. Nolan in case of body of Peter COX, and his involvement with undertake John ALLISON.  17 pages, List 3.

KING, Stephen, Dooen North, charged with carnal knowledge of his grand-daughter Hannah King (also known as GOODMAN), 15 years.  Quite graphic details provided.  Case dismissed.  39 pages, List 37.

KING, William, 51 years, labourer, left wife and family at Nagambie in 1897 for Bunbury Western Australia; she asks police to find him.  Police search unsuccessfully for him and when reporting back to her, find she has gone there to join him.  Very faded and blurred tintype photo on file.  18 pages, List 40.

KING, William, sought by brother A., Merriwa NSW in 1918; has answered his letter of a year ago.  Found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 83.

KINGSBURY, G.M., Spottiswoode, asks in 1893 when he is likely to be called into the force.  2 pages, List 50.

KIRBY, Blanche, North Brighton, wrote in 1902 re her husband William who went to Perth four years ago and hasn’t sent money.  She is destitute and about to be evicted.  6 pages, List 62.

KIRBY, P. & Son, funeral directors, Sydney, wrote in 1912 seeking details of Mrs MINAHAN, who has not paid for the funeral of her husband.  She is a lodging house keeper in Lonsdale St., file details circumstances.  7 pages, List 105.

KIRK, Michael Malcolm.  Information sought by David WHYTT, solicitor, Yass NSW, in 1901, on behalf of overseas clients.  He was committed to an asylum in 1892 and died there, unmarried, carpenter, 60 years, born Edinburgh.  Police report that he was married, and his wife Amelia predeceased him.  Brother Poulteney Kirk mentioned.  13 pages, List 53.

KIRK, Poulteney Malcolm, died at Whittlesea in 1872.  David WHYTE, solicitor, Yass NSW, asks details in 1902.  3 pages, List 61.

KIRKMAN, Mrs. Sarah.  Owner/occupier of cottage cnr Bank St. and Nelson Rd. South Melbourne in 1898.  Report of fire.  2 pages, List 18.

KIRWIN/KIRWAN, John, disappeared from Boggy Creek Gippsland in 1886.  In 1895 suspicion falls on brother Michael having murdered him and buried him in a mine shaft.  File covers 1895-1898 and attempts to check mine shaft, costs involved etc.  Michael died 1898.  Large file.  List 20.

KITCHEN, Edward N., North Brighton, 1908.  Two printed foolscap pages outlining his claim that the Bank of Australasia had defrauded him out of a share in the Freehold Estate and Gold Mine, known as Eldorado, at Guildford in 1865.  2 pages, List 84.

KITCHEN, Edward Nicholson and Stephen Angus DOYLE, both Americans, publish a brochure ‘An appeal to the Admiral, officers and men of the American Fleet’ relating to his claims as listed above.  16 pages, List 86.

KITCHING, Henry John, deserted wife E.at Melbourne c1905.  In 1909, writing from New Zealand, she asked police to find him.  10 pages, List 90.

KITSON, H. of Coolgardie W. Australia, wrote in 1899 re his wife Olive Cowen (known as Dot) who had left him two years ago and was believed in Melbourne. Police report it likely she has gone overseas. 5 pages.

KITTSON, H.G. Cape Bridgewater, 1918. Writes re Mrs. Lillian Maud WILSON nee LIGHTBODY, who gave birth to a female child, registered as Jean WILSON, but her husband William Gilmore WILSON has been overseas for more than a year. The real father is a local (not named). Child subsequently given to Dept of Neglected Children. List 1.

KLAUSE, William Robert, married Rhoda Sarah STEADMAN in 1891, but committed bigamy; previously married in Glasgow.  Rhoda discovered this and in 1892 demands he leave Victoria and not see her again, otherwise she will press charges.  His letter agreeing to this is on file.  Further file re his property.  9 pages, List 56.

KLEINERT, Ernest Ambrose, charged with murder at Mitcham of Iolene Mary SAMPSON in 1928.  This is a very large file that includes newspaper cuttings and letters from mainly anonymous people offering various theories as to the murderer.  Joseph PYLE of Carlisle River wrote 3 letters on this subject.  List 57.

KLOFKORN, Peter Christopher. Died at Inglewood Hospital 1881, came from nearby Berlin. File re burial expenses. 10pages, List 2.

KLOOT, Jacob.  Embezzled money from a number of people in 1919, including returned soldier Charles Henry GILBERT of St. Kilda, Margaret and Ellen COLLINS of Malvern, Bessie Florence HOCKING, Andrew Clarence TAIT and LANE’S MOTORS P/L.  Sent wife and son to Canada, then fled to Sydney, disguised himself and applied for a passport under name LEVIN.  American, of Jewish appearance, 31 years. Identified, arrested, tried and found guilty.  5 photographs on file, 2 of him sitting in cars, 2 blurred close-ups of his face, and 1 with a beard and glasses he used for disguise.  See introduction for details of how to order photographs.  Large file, List 27.

KNELL, H., GUNNER, Queenscliffe Barracks, applies for police force, rejected as unsuitable.  4 pages, List 23.

KNIBBS, G.H., Commonwealth Statistician, Melbourne, reported in 1912 that he had been nearly hit in Melbourne by a recklessly driven car, registration No. 5629.  Driver identified as Sidjecka C. JEFFERSON of Healesville, who is taken to court.  There is a very detailed report of the case; witnesses were William John McMAHON, tram conductor and Walter CHAMBERS, gripman.  18 pages, List 102.

KNIGHT, GEORGE, sought by wife Maggie, Balmain, Sydney in 1902.  He was a waiter, left her, and is believed to be in Melbourne.  His brother Harry lives in Richmond.  Found living with Maud HARVEY and their children.  6 pages, one damaged.  List 61.

KNIGHTS, Frances, Williamstown, locked up for vagrancy in 1910 and infant daughter Matilda put into care of Mrs E. HOOEY, then both transferred to Salvation Army Home.  Husband claims child not his.  3 pages, List 96.

KUEHN, Charlotte. Writes in 1915 disputing soldiers’ claims her husband was a German spy.  List 1.

KUEHN, Charlotte, Brunswick.  Wrote a number of letters in 1915 re her 17 year old daughter who married John COCHRANE; the pair forged parents’ signatures of approval.  Comments on family itself on file.  22 pages, List 80.

KULCZIJEKI [KULCZYCKIE] Enrico.  Austrian Consul Melbourne wrote in 1877 about this lad, whose father Anton had poisoned himself and wife some years ago.  8 pages, List 5.

KUPSCH, Fred.  His sisters write from Preston in 1894 after a newspaper report of two men frozen to death in Kiandra, asking if he was one.  Police report it was a false story.  11 pages, List 13.

KURRLE, Vernon Constantine.  In 1907 Isabel F. SHORT of Jumbunna issued a warrant for his desertion of her illegitimate child, which subsequently died, but she refused to cancel warrant in 1908.  11 pages, List 10.

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LACEY, Emma Elizabeth.  In 1894 alleged her stepfather Robert WITCOMBE sexually interfered with her; he and her mother had gone to Sydney, she refused to join them.  12 pages, List 13.

LACY, Jane, Auburn, has child of Mrs J. STEWART, of Kalgoorlie, who has not sent maintenance, has had to be kept from school, no boots etc, 1903. 4 pages, List 6.

LADD, George Ambrose.  Mother at National Hotel Bendigo, queries a request for money she has received from him in 1909; he is in Qld.  13 pages, List 90.

LADIES COLLEGE OF HEALTH. Booklet ‘Women’s Guide to Health’ on file. Suspected abortion pills sold; no action taken, 1914.  List 1.

LAGAL, Miss E., North Melbourne.  In 1917 wrote to Scotland Yard asking if a cable she received stating that her fiancé Staff Sgt Major George COULTHARD had been killed was genuine; no.  His sister was Mrs. ELLIS of Yorkshire.  3 pages, List 70.

LAGING, William Robert.  Naturalised German living in Malvern in 1916, reports he had heard that ‘roughs’ intend to attack him because he is German.  His background given.  List 6.

LAITY, William Henry.  Deserted wife Sarah in 1897 in Victoria, believed to be in Western Australia.  He was born Adelaide, 55 years, a cordial manufacturer.  The search was renewed, unsuccessfully, in 1899.  42 pages, List 38.

LAKE BOLAC POST OFFICE.  Mary TILLOTSON asks police help because of obscene messages being placed on fence in 1896.  William VEALE writes similar letter, but she suspects it’s his family who are the offenders.  Note: offensive messages in file.  18 pages, List 37.

LAKEMAN, Arthur Adrian Percy, charged at Bendigo in 1916 with shooting stepfather Arthur James MAIN, after he attacked his wife.  Discharged by Court, the Attorney General’s opinion is on file, along with a copy of the depositions.  21 pages, List 78.

LAMB, Sydney & Leslie, had their store at Murtoa robbed in 1909; employee Ferdinand William RISSMAN tied up, but later confesses to crime.  Very detailed report.  17 pages, List 89.

LAMB, William Ernest, married in 1908 and living with THATCHER relatives in Prahran, when his wife gave birth to a premature child which died and was buried in the garden.  Anonymous letter gives details and police investigate.  6 pages, List 87.

LAMBERT, Benjamin, died at Blackwood in 1898 and buried as a pauper; c80 years old.  His daughter Hannah (Mrs. John) LOCKWOOD wrote from Saltaire England, seeking details.  13 pages, List 42.

LAMBERT, Mrs Esther, Preston, wrote in 1909.  She is separated from her husband Robert James, who is living with another woman in Middle Park.  Concerned over her 13 year old daughter Gertrude Louisa who had been in a Home.  7 pages, List 91.

LAMBERT, Sydney or ARCHER, sought by wife Esther in 1910.  He left her 3 months after their marriage in 1909; she obliged to live with Nuns.  He was 28 years, fond of drink, had been at Potilla then Echuca.  Not found.  10 pages, List 33.

LAM CHIN, sailor on the S.S. Mayune, deserted in 1903, charged with being a prohibited immigrant.  Photo on file.  Brother Quong HEE SHING is in Lt. Bourke Street.  3 pages, List 65.

LAMKEE, deserted ship of the China Navigational Co., at Melbourne in 1908.  Reward offered.  Small photo and 3 pages, List 92.

LAMPRELL, William Joseph, sought with regard to a maintenance order taken out at Inglewood in 1919 by – BERTRAM.  Solicitors’ letters on file.  Not found.  12 pages, List 31.

LANCASHIRE, George, son of Samuel, JP, Melbourne, married in Sydney under name ELLIS in 1902, and arrested for bigamy.  Second wife asks police for details of first wife etc.  7 pages, List 62.

LANCASTER, Elizabeth, lived in Brunswick with parents in 1894, 13 years old.  Went as domestic servant to Alfred MILLER, livery stable keeper at Wycheproof; her sister Amelia is working for a storekeeper there.  Alleges attempted sexual assault by Miller, but medical evidence says no trace.  Her respectable background given.  21 pages, List 38.

LANCEFIELD.  Mac’s Hotel.  Public Thomas FERGUSON reports theft of watch and chain in 1896.  Frederick HOOD, c22 years suspected, was in his employ.  Hood arrested and letter from Publio FABZON of Sydney found, a friend.  Also on file is a Registry Office employment agreement between Nellie McCORMACK and Ferguson; she was a servant there.  13 pages, List 39.

LANCELY, E.R., St Leonard’s North Sydney, wrote in 1916 re the whereabouts of Jonas Lancely.  Found.  6 pages, List 78.

LANE, Ada, Abbotsford, wrote in 1907, asking police for help.  Harry COOK who had promised to marry her has now refused and she is pregnant; can she sue for breach of promise.  3 pages, List 82.

LANE, David, c76 years, old age pensioner, died at Hibernia Hotel, Jericho in 1902; had been cared for by licensee J.J. MOORE, who writes several letters re costs incurred.  16 pages, List 62.

LANE, Mrs. Marion.  Licensee, City Club Hotel, Collins St.  Complains of larrikins in 1883.  10 pages, List 4.

LANE, Rose Isabel and Lelia Ann, grand-daughters of Captain William THOMAS, R.N., sought by their step-sister Mrs. E. SIMSON in 1907.  They left Tonga, South Sea Islands, c1878.  Her mother was the eldest daughter of Captain Thomas and married John C….[illegible], and died when she was 3 years old.  Her father remarried and took the family to New Zealand.  9 pages, List 44.

LANE, Walter, Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re his son George, 13 years, who he placed in the Salvation Army Boys Home Bayswater, and who absconded with – TOOGOOD, son of H., who was working on Austin’s Station.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

LANDER, T.B., wrote from Perth, W.A. in 1907.  Has seen a newpaper report that his father Adam was arrested for vagrancy in Ballarat.  He had wanted to return there, and was given money and had possessions.  Queries police action, which is explained; Adam suffering memory loss.  8 pages, List 44.

LANDERS, Charles Fitzroy.  Brother George wrote from Annadale NSW in 1905 seeking information; hasn’t heard for about 18 years.  5 pages, List 64.

LANG, R.T., wrote from Adelaide in 1909; his wife Isabel had deserted him and their two children and was believed to be in Melbourne.  She was 22 years, physical appearance and clothes described.  Her maiden name was HANCOME/HANCORNE.  Not found.  10 pages, List 70.

LANG, Robert Thomas, wrote from West Perth in 1913; his wife left him about 2 years ago, taking daughter Dorothy/Dolly.  He believed she was living in Maryborough with a Chinese doctor AH KOY as Ruby SELBY; police report no trace of her.  13 pages, List 108.

LANGFORD, Edwin, wrote from North Melbourne in 1900, alleging false registration of death of child DIMELOW at Geelong.  Police report the child was registered under the name of RUFFIN, John H., by his grandmother.  6 pages, List 45.

LANGLEY, Frank Aubrey, deserted wife Rose Annah Jane Langley at Bordertown South Australia.  In 1917 she wrote to Victorian police for help, as she had heard that he had enlisted under the name THOMPSON and been killed; confirmed.  17 pages, List 71.

LANGRIDGE, Nance, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1911; living with James CRILLY.  7 pages, List 99.

LANNEN, Thomas M.  Sought by W. LYNCH of Newcastle NSW, a relative, in 1902.  Found.  7 pages, List 16.

LANGSTON, James Henry, 24 years, sought by S.A. State Children’s Department; may be with mother Mrs OBEN.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

LARRIKINS.  1896 reports on Carlton and Fitzroy larrikins, including a list of court cases heard over a 6 month period.  30 pages, List 32.

LARTER, George, Richmond, charged with ill-treatment of ten year daughter Florence in 1903.  His wife Margaret had left with son Harold because of his cruelty.  Detailed report from the Vic. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children.  Mrs. SCHEELE and Grace WAGGLEN are witnesses.  13 pages, List 65.

LAST, Joseph F., dental surgeon, Glebe Sydney, wrote in 1912 re wife Catherine, and 15 year old daughter Doris, believed in Melbourne under name REVENALL.  Found, a friend, John MASON, asks police not to give her location to Last, as he is eccentric, and has been in an asylum.  6 pages, List 105.

LA TOUCHE, Ada, wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1895 re Gerald La Touche, a stranger in Melbourne, who wrote to her that he was ill.  4 pages, List 30.

LATROBE STREET RAGGED BOYS HOME & MISSION. One page yearly report of activities, including photos of unnamed boys, and two sheets of letterhead, one blank, the other with a letter from secretary W. Minton. President was Clement Davidson. 1898. 3 pages, List 2.

LAUDER, Charles, died in 1900 after being knocked down by a tram.  He boarded with Arthur RAXWORTHY in Richmond, was c60 years and a remittance man who arrived c1898.  It was believed his real name was ARDOCK.  There are a number of letters from his nephew John (no surname) in Edinburgh on the file.  List 46.

LAUNDER, George Octavius, deserted wife and family c1906.  In 1913 he is traced interstate.  8 pages, List 106.

LAURENCE, Frederick Bryant.  Charged with perjury at Castlemaine in 1897, over transfer of license of Commercial Hotel Guildford from Catherine FINLAY.  4 pages, List 3.

LAVELLE, Lily, 19 years, arrested on vagrancy charges in Melbourne in 1909; her father Patrick, Lindisfarne, Hobart Tasmania, is asked to take her back to Tasmania.  4 pages, List 87.

LAVENDER, Charles, Parramatta, wrote in 1912 re his wife  Fanny who has disappeared.  He believes she may be in Melbourne with her cousin John HANSLOW, 36 years, bootmaker, Clifton Hill.  Police respond that it is not their business.  4 pages, List 102.

LAVEY, Thomas John, farmer, Budgerum near Quambatook, buried the stillborn child of his wife Ethel in a paddock in 1910; assisted by James Henry SKEWES of Lalbert.  Did not seek approval of the Health Department, but decision made not to prosecute.  10 pages, List 98.

LAW, George. Murdered at South Melbourne in 1928. File has testimonies of: John Charles HICKEY, Eugene STACKPOOLE, Frederick George FURLONG, Victor James MITCHELL, Clifford WILLIAMS, Henry Harold MARSHALL, Jean ALMA, Daniel Emmett NOLAN, Thomas Leslie LEE, Annie Gladys MITCHELL. 40 pages.  List 1.

LAW, Walter, 51 years, left wife Esther and Child in Elsternwick in 1896, and went to Cornelia Station, but then left there.  Wife asks help to find him.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 35.

LAWRENCE, Mrs Ben, Nenarpurr near Apsley, in 1912 accused by Francis William WRIGNELL, fruit hawker, of stealing money from neighbor QUINTRELL’s house; he later seeks money from her husband to drop the case.  Storekeeper A. CARRACHER of Frances, South Australia, alerts police to his actions.  22 pages, List 105.

LAWRENCE, E.Z. wrote a long letter from Woomelang Hotel in 1917, alleging she is being followed and persecuted because she gave evidence in a South African case.  Police establish that she is a travelling saleswoman, selling ladies corsets and is delusional.  15 pages, List 70.

LAWRENCE, Joseph, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking details of his wife Cecilia and 5 year old son, believed to be in Hawthorn.  Police find her but decline to give him any information.  5 pages, List 67.

LAWS, James, sought by wife F., Launceston Tasmania in 1907.  He was a dentist, deserted her years ago, then in 1906 wrote to her.  Found.  9 pages, List 83.

LAWSON, Mrs. Annie, Kalgoorlie, WA, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. M. GRIMES Snr, who hasn’t answered her letters, last heard of at South Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

LAWSON, Benjamin.  Receives anonymous letter that his daughter Bessie Clara is pregnant to farmer DOBBIE at Lorquon in 1905.  Local police find she has had an illegitimate child and persuade Dobbie to marry her; quite intimate details given.  6 pages, List 65.

LAWSON, Mabel Lucy, alias HALL, KEIPERT, 30 year.  Removed child Gwendoline Ethel LAWSON, 5 year, from foster parent Allen G. PAYNE; warrant issued in Adelaide, 1913.  10 pages, List 109.

LAWSON, Thomas and William, 10 and 12 years old, arrived at the home of solicitor De Courcy IRELAND, Natte Yallock, in 1903, claiming they were from Ballarat and had lost their father in Melbourne; police establish they had escaped from the Reformatory School   7 pages, List 67.

LAWTON, Henry, sought by mother E.J., Adelaide, in 1915.  His father is an invalid and she needs financial support.  Found.  6 pages, List 80.

LAY, Mrs. Jane, Brighton, reports handbag containing over £200 stolen while she waited for arrival of son on troopship at South Melbourne in 1919.  Police doubt story.  3 pages, List 31.

LAZARUS, Margaret, wrote from Darlinghurst Sydney in 1909 re her husband Michael, last heard of in Canada.  Found, using name BRAHAM.  6 pages, List 70.

LAZBROOK, John Holden. Murdered by John O’BRIEN near Inglewood in 1871. O’Brien believed living in NSW under name HOWE in 1881; his sister married to person of that name. Victoria police investigate. Large file, List 2.

LEAHY, Bridget, wrote from Horsham in 1898 re her son James who left there for Gippsland the previous year after the death of his father.  Police find he has been acting strangely ‘a harmless lunatic’ and send for brother William.  12 pages, List 46.

LEAR, Bertie Babington.  Police investigate rumour that he attempted suicide at Tarraville in 1898.  His siter Mrs. NICOL interviwed.  6 pages, List 21.

LEAR, Florrie, Stowell Arms, Hotel, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re husband Archibald John, who deserted her 6 years ago.  2 pages, List 84.

LEARED, John Robert Boxwall, born c1855 Morpeth NSW, son of John Robert and Mary Kate.  Father died shortly after his birth and mother remarried to George RUSSELL.  Child adopted by uncle Benjamin WILLAN, another uncle is Precious Willan.  In 1900 his mother asked police help to find him.  Found, he thought his mother was dead.  6 pages, List 46.

LEAVER, H.O., Adelaide, wrote in 1913 and asked police to find out, in strictest confidence, if in 1889 his wife and her brother SCARCE had stayed together in the Exhibition hotel in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 107.

LECKIE, William, Maribyrnong.  Charged with manslaughter by neglect in 1928 after his daughter St. Clair Margaret Leckie died shortly after giving birth to a stillborn child which he buried.  She was being treated by herbalist  F.D.P. MILLER, who wasn’t aware she was pregnant.  Prosecution dropped.  c50 pages, some duplicates.  List 60.

LECKY, Frances, Melbourne, wrote to South African police in 1910, seeking Jessie VALENTINE (Mrs J. GOULD), whose husband died there.  Jessie is the sister of Kate, the second wife of her late father William Stewart Lecky.  The couple had a son Jack, and the writer is after funds for his maintenance.  A detailed report on family situation.  8 pages, List 94.

LEDDEN, Margaret, Fremantle, W.A., wrote in 1902 re her unnamed husband, a tailor, formerly of Broken Hill, who deserted her.  Not found; W.A. police report she is living with Alfred SKINNER.  8 pages, List 62.

LEDGERD, Daisy, 42 years, murdered at East Melbourne in 1928 by Thompson Gardiner William BACON.  A large file, List 61.

LEE, Francis Joseph, Vallance Creek near Stratford, wrote a series of letters 1914-1919 alleging former wife Margaret MARMION was a bigamist and murdered Mary Ellen ANSELL; delusional.  Large file. List 77.

LEE, Henry Herbert.  Whereabouts sought by W.H. GADD, Guy’s Forest School Committee, Walwa, in1906; he was late teacher there.  His sister Mrs. HEDDELL found.  6 pages, List 50.

LEE, John.  In 1908 filled in birth entry for child John Ellis Lee, claiming married to mother Lydia Wiley ELLIS, but was not.  8 pages, List 5.

LEECH, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests report on her background in 1869; admitted Yarra Bend Asylum 1860.  Husband John found to have died 1859, children not found.  17 pages, List 4.

LEEK, George Henry, charged with murdering 4 year old Doris FOLEY at Beech Forest in 1916.  She was the illegitimate daughter of Louis Wilson TANKARD of Tasmania.  Large file.  List 77.

LEEK, Robert Thomas, charged and acquitted in 1916 of incest on his 15 year old stepdaughter Florence MITCHELL, who subsequently gave birth to a female child.  A large file, very detailed and confronting; police believe him guilty.  List 79.

LEFEVRE, Isaac, sought by wife E., of Jumbunna in 1900.  She had taken out a warrant for his desertion; last heard of in NSW.  In 1898 he took two of their children, but abandoned them.  12 pages, List 49.

LEFEVRE, H.L.P. and William J.H.C.  Neglected children of Isaac, who deserted them and their mother Eliza Jane in Frankston in 1898.  Correspondence re what to do with children.  35 pages, List 16.

LEGGATT, William, wanted in 1928 for failure to pay maintenance for illegitimate child of Ruth SMITH of Carlton.  He was a gardener, 55 years, with land at Portsea.  7 pages, List 58.

LE GOULD, Daisy, St Kilda, assaulted by a man who followed her home in 1911.  8 pages, List 100.

LEHMANN, Alfred W.H., Footscray, in 1911 asks permission to carry a gun; is a non unionist, working at T. ROBINSON & Co and being threatened by unionists.  6 pages, List 97.

LEMON, William.  Address sought by mother in Sydney in 1900, after she received a worrying letter form him; he is a boy.  12 pages, List 4.

LEMON, William John, pensioner, 70 years, died Kyneton in 1905.  Letter from brother Joseph Sanfield Lemon on file; paid burial expenses.  6 pages, List 23.

LEM SING, Silas, Creswick.  Complains of youths throwing stones at his house at night; report states he thinks they are after his European wife.  4 pages, List 22.

LENEY, Joseph, sought by wife E., Newtown, Sydney, in 1911.  She is ill and wants maintenance from him, but he refuses.  7 pages, List 97.

LENNON, Walter, Deepwater, Northern Line NSW, wrote in 1913, seeking information about his parents.  He ran away from St Augustine’s orphanage Geelong when 15 yers old, now 20.   Report states that his mother Sarah is dead; her brother James is interviewed, has been searching for him.  12 pages, List 105.

LENNOX, Francis William, wrote from Fitzroy in 1899, protesting that his application to join  police department was rejected because of varicose veins.  1 page, List 43.

LENNY, Joseph, deserted wife Emma at Newtown Sydney in 1912; believed in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 104.

LENO, Mrs E., Mundaring, Darling Ranges, WA, wrote in 1913, asking details of the death of her sister Mrs Bert MUNNS; these are provided.  11 pages, List 93.

LESSING, Ernst. German Consul in Melbourne writes re the family 1888-1904. Ernst is a native of Skogen, Prussia, came to Victoria in 1887. His father embezzled money and the Prussian government thinks he has sent it to his son. Ernst married Ester Jane WARE and went to Mentone to farm. Father Friedrich arrived in 1890s and died here. Family still in poor circumstances in 1904.  List 1.

LETHAN, David.  Tenant at 50 Roden St., West Melbourne when fire broke out in 1898.  Owner was Isaac WILLIAMS of Coburg.  2 pages, List 18.

LEVER, Mrs. George William, wrote from Windsor in 1894 to Sydney police regarding a newspaper report on two men who had died in the snow near Kiandra.  Asks if one is her husband who left some months ago.  Police report the story was false.  She has a large family and is destitute.  12 pages, List 13.

LEVY, Sol., Sydney, wrote in 1909 re William CHAMBERS of Melbourne who deserted his wife and two children c1896; asks if he is still wanted as he has married another woman.  He was a barber, c38 years.  4 pages, List 89.

LEVINSON, Hyman, alias Henry Lewis GORDON, died in Melbourne in 1897.  Sydney police query whether he is the same person wanted for bigamy there – yes.  His wife in Melbourne mentions hearing from a daughter Millie in Sydney, and wife Anna, an asylum inmate in NSW is also advised.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel.  Wife writes from Redfern Sydney in 1894, he has gone to Melbourne, a distiller, and left her and two children destitute.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel, brewer and distiller, deserted wife and children in Sydney.  J. WATTS, Leichardt wrote in 1904 on her behalf, she is destitute.  8 pages, List 68.

LEVY, Solomon, sought by wife E.J., Perth W.A.  He has left her destitute with 7 children, one a cripple, another an infant.  6 pages, List 81.

LEWIN, Agnes J., wrote from Casterton in 1892 re her husband Herbert Albert, who had deserted her some time ago, and was believed to be with Fitzgerald’s Circus some months ago.  She is destitute.  2 pages, List 56.

LEWIS, Alfred, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1918 asking for a report on the character of Mr. BOARDMAN, hairdresser, St. Kilda, whose son married his daughter.  She has now died leaving a baby, and there is a difference over which grandparents will raise the child.  3 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Eva, reported missing by her mother Mrs. A.J. LEWIS of Geelong in 1896.  Photo on file and letter from mother. 5 pages, List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

LEWIS, Mrs. M.  Wrote from Gembrook in 1899 seeking help in finding her son Evan M.J. MOYLAN who had run away from his employer, 8 pages, List 8.

LEWIS, Myrtle.  Information sought by sister Mrs. T. JEFFREY, Hobart in 1915.  She has heard that Myrtle has ‘got herself into trouble’.  Report states is a prostitute and gave birth to a daughter, Linda Pauline.     4 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Rebecca, 15 years, daughter of Mary Ann, Napier Street South Melbourne, lured from home and taken to Sydney by Emma SHARP/KING in 1910.  Found and returned, made statement; police contemplate a charge of procurement but decide against it.  18 pages, List 96.

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LIAUT, Annand and Adolphe MARCHAUD sought by French Consul in 1877; 18 pages, List 5.

LIDDLE, Mrs Corry, Bourke NSW, wrote in 1908; she has been deserted by her 45 year old husband.  His mother lives in Portland Victoria.  6 pages, List 86.

LIEBERMANN, Helena. Of Surry Hills Sydney, wrote in 1894 seeking details of her husband Emil, last heard of at Bendigo. Found. 3 pages.  List 1.

LIEBERMANN, Helena, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1897 re husabnd Emil.  Not found.  9 pages, List 20

LIEBERMANN, Helena.  Marcus SIEVWRIGHT, solicitor, writes on her behalf in 1899, husband Emil deserted.  11 pages, List 17.

LINDALL, May, sought by brother in law George LANCASTER, Scarborough NSW in 1911.  She was adopted by a part Maori woman, Mrs McKAY c1893.  A very convoluted file.  Not found.  18 pages, List 99.

LINDLEY, Reginald, sought by Miss Carrie BELTON, Queenston, Port Adelaide in 1896.  An artist, he left there about 6 months ago and hasn’t been in touch.  Not found.  10 pages, List 30.

LINDSAY, Mrs. E.J. of West Wyalong, NSW, wrote in 1898, asking police to find relatives of William QUINLAN, who died there after accident, aged c36yrs.  His father Thomas was dead, and his mother Mary had remarried.  His sister was Mrs. J.H. ALLEN of Mirboo.  Found.  5 pages, List 3.

LINDSAY, James.  Information sought by wife in Adelaide in 1919, hadn’t heard from him in 7 months, was employed by Sennitt’s Ice Works South Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 43.

LINDSAY, Mabel, Fitzroy, wrote in 1906 re her husband Con, a journalist, last heard of in New Zealand.  Police there report he is a drunkard.  Reference made to previous enquiry, but not on file. 4 pages, List 69.

LINDT, J.W. Hermitage, Black Spur. Fears than the man who assaulted him and was gaoled for three months will return and set fire to his place or worse, 1899.  List 1.

LINLEY, W., Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1917 re son Ewart, discharged from military a few months ago and missing; had letters from Millie WEST in Collingwood.  5 pages, List 74.

LIPZKER, Samuel, left wife Jane and 3 children in North Melbourne and went to New Zealand c1897.  She is now destitute.  He is English, c40 years and was last heard of in Christchurch.  Not found; children committed to Industrial Schools.  10 pages, List 42.

LISTER, John.  Threatened Captain EVANS of Albany Road Toorak in 1896 and making a nuisance of himself.  He had been gaoled in 1888 for inflicting grevious bodily harm and released in 1891; born 1843 England.  9 pages, List 32.

LITTLE, Agnes Rebecca.  Born Elaine, Victoria; in 1884 alleged her father John had been interfering with her for the past 5 years, while they were living at Darlimurla, Gippsland, and she was now pregnant to him.   She told James McMILLAN of Richmond, who wrote to her father, but received no reply.  Her mother Rebecca believed her, but as there were no witnesses, no prosecution took place. 17 pages, List 57.

LITTLE, Robert, Mount Gambier, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report that his 14 year old daughter May had been committed to government care.  His wife Emily had cleared out, taking May and son Dave with her, and leaving 3 sons behind.  May had  a child to John STAFFORD, who was now wanted for the event.  Robert wanted his children returned to him.  4 pages, List 107.

LITTLECHILD, Harold, West Devonport Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re his son Algernon, who had left home and enlisted in the navy in Sydney, but who was discharged when found to be under age.  He had not returned home and was believed with his uncle Thomas GENTLES in Melbourne; found to have enlisted in Melbourne under name Charles MORRIS.  Several letters from father on file.  24 pages, List 72.

LT. LONSDALE ST. – Nos. 112/116.  Anonymous letters re persons living there.  Names mentioned:  Ruth KELLY, Mrs. DALBEAN o/wise Sarah HUTTON or Mrs. Darkie Tom, Maud GUNTER, Dolly TAYLOR, Liz WILSON, Sal REDDAN, Lizzie Ah LET/LOT.  1917.  17 pages, List 3.

LITTLEWOOD, Henry, 36 years, died in 1870 at a Melbourne hotel, recently arrived from Liverpool.  Brother in law Joseph HUGHES, carpenter, identifies him.  Littlewood was married to his sister, who remains in Liverpool with 2 children.  File re disposal of property.  9 pages, List 30.

LIVINGSTON, John and James Auld, sought by brother R.W. of Balham London UK in 1904.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

LIVERMORE, Mrs. E., Manly, wrote in 1907 re her niece Maggie REGAN of South Melbourne, who was married in 1905 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found; now Mrs. Joseph WELCH.  5 pages, List 83.

LIVINGSTONE, James Horace, released from gaol in 1928 after serving a term for bigamy and promptly re-offends, this time with Mary Ellen PATTERSON of Queamong, Conargo, NSW.  His wife Alice Mary sought as a witness; police interview her parent BUZZINI.  23 pages, List 60.

LIVINGSTONE, Robert, wrote a very strange letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1909, mentions a Dr WILLIAMS, who is interviewed and says a former lunatic patient of his.  5 pages, List 53.

LLEWELLIN, E., Sydney, complains in 1910 of daughter Isabel, known as Bella, who has been persuaded to run away from Sydney to Melbourne by her step-sister Ettie MILLER, wife of William, ‘who is a bad companion’.  Bella wants to go on the stage.  5 pages, List 55.

LLOYD, Mrs. H., wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1900, claiming her daughter was secretly married in Melbourne c1889 to Wallace GAY, son of Captain Gay.  His sister has let slip that he was already married.  Lloyd asks investigation, and police find no record of any marriage.  Various men of that surname in Melbourne are interviewed.  34 pages, List 45.

LLOYD, John, Samuel and Thomas.  Convicted, with Jimmy DAVIS, of cattle stealing at Benalla in 1865.  John BUTLER assisted police, seeks payment; three letters from him and details of case.  35 pages, List 4.

LOCHRANE, William Henry, deserted wife Cecelia, Carlton, in 1908.  He was 30 years, Scottish, vocalist.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 87.

LODGE, Francis, died Stawell 1897.  Executors of his estate ask police help in finding missing money.  20 pages, List 20

LODINGTON, Kenneth William, sought by John McKENZIE of Albany W.A.  Their uncle Hugh McKenzie has died.  Found.  15 pages, List 16.

LOE, Walter Herbert, wrote from London England in 1897, asking to join police force.  He was formerly in the 16th Lancers, and served mostly in India.  Copy of references on file.  3 pages, List 39.

LOFTUS, Mary. Brothel in Lonsdale; details of court case involving her daughter Winifred, whose real name was WESTON. Henry CORNWALL, nearby resident, complains, 1885.  List 1.

LOGUE, Mrs. T.  of Maryborough, Victoria, wrote in 1938 re her son George, who had been sentenced to 18 mths gaol at Mildura.  3 pages, List 2.

LOHDEN, John.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, re a body found at Cobram, which he thinks may be his brother William.  Police establish it was William ANDERSON.  5 pages, List 4.

LOHFF, Elsie Marie Rebecca, a child, taken in by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn in 1903; father Max, Murchison is a widower.  2 pages, List 66.

LOHFF, Frederick Max. Sought by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn Road in 1905. She’s looked after his daughter Elsie for 2 years as he was destitute and a widower, living in a bark hut. He was supposed to pay maintenance but has not done so.  List 1.

LONG, Arthur, licensee of the Rifle Brigade Hotel Bendigo, son of James, suspected to trying to sell stolen gold in Tasmania.  List 85.

LONSDALE STREET, Nos 21, 23, 25, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20, 22.  Report on Madams and prostitutes occupying these houses as brothels in 1898 and 1906.  The named Madams were Caroline HODGSON, Sarah RUSSELL, Margaret GORDON, Eva WESTCOTT, Maggie BLACK, Sarah DAVIS, Annie MORGAN.  List 82.

LONG, Mrs. Charles, wrote from Amherst in 1896 re her youngest daughter Esther COLLINGE, 14½ years, who was persuaded by John McPHEE Jnr, 30 years, son of the owner of Woodstock Station, to marry him and go interstate.  He has returned but her daughter hasn’t.  Asks police help.  A most interesting letter, giving all sorts of details.  Esther is found interstate.  9 pages, List 35.

LONG, Mrs E.T., Surrey Hills, reports that son’s illegitimate child was being neglected by his mother Bella BLAKE (otherwise Mrs ALLISON) and seeks to have custody of the two year child herself.  11 pages, List 101.

LONG, Oliver John.  Writes from Euroa in 1898; is on waiting list for police, asks when he is likely to be called.  2 pages, List 19,

LONGFIELD, Frederick B.  Son of H. Longfield of the Argus newspaper; in 1908 Tasmanian police report he was arrested there as being destitute; file re collection of items pawned, and passage back to Victoria, 11 pages, List 10.

LONGLEY, George Sargeant.  Sought by sister Mrs. T. MILLS in 1900.  Her letter missing from file.  Found.  4 pages, List 43.

LONGMORE, R.B., Brisbane, wrote in 1903 asking police protection for his sister, as H.C. WHITE has threatened her.  4 pages, List 67.

LOONEY, Kingsley.  Malvern.  Letterbox blown up in 1934.  He rented a flat from Mrs. Elizabeth BARRY and her sister Miss Janet TOWNSEND.  11 pages, List 4.

LOPEZ, Sarah Martin. Her husband A. MARTIN, Redfern, writes in 1883. She has been an inmate of lunatic asylum, left four days previously and took ship to Melbourne. Photo of both on file.  List 1.

LORDEN, Lewis, baker, formerly of Bendigo, wrote letter to Premier from Fitzroy, claiming he is the next Duke of Middlesex.  Police give his family background, father died in Hobart in 1879; he is delusional.  8 pages, List 37.

LORDEN, Louis, writes a number of letters re a purse and pawn tickets stolen from him at Boggy Creek near Kyneton, while he was on his way to Echuca, seeking employment, in 1896.  The tickets are presented to pawn broker P. PERLSTEIN in Melbourne, and a coat and silver watch handed over.  The watch is a family heirloom, and he is keen to get it back.  He writes that he uses the name Charles Louis, but his real name is Louis.  35 pages, List 36.

LORENZO, Nella, sought by uncle Pietro FOPOLI of Walhalla in 1897, last heard of at Chiltern.  Not found.  5 pages, List 41.

LOTHROP, Ada M., wrote from Sydney in 1902 re her son Harold LLOYD.  He was due to attend the University, but has gone to Ballarat to make money after falling in love with a married woman.  Found.  List 62.

LOUBENS, Madame, nee Catherine BERGER.  Information sought by French Consul in 1918.  File reveals she has run away from home in Adelaide and is with a German, Frantz Richard SCHULT in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 46.

LOUGHNANE, Mary, Mount Gambier, asked police in 1915 to find her husband James John; found in AIF.  13 pages, List 81.

LOUTH, William J., drowned at Victoria Docks Melbourne in 1896, 37 years, passenger on the S.S. ‘Gulf of Genoa’; formerly in Royal Irish Constabulary.  File re disposal of effects and attempts by Victoria to be reimbursed for their costs.  29 pages, List 39.

LOVE, Rachel, servant to Mrs COOPER, Toorak, asks police to find Thomas John MONTGOMERY; she has had a child to him, wants maintenance.  He was c28 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 100

LOVELOCK, Martha alias GEORGE. Prostitute; rented house in Lt. Lonsdale Street, 1895, but moved.  List 1.

LOVEWELL, G.H., photographer, left wife Maud in Melbourne c1894 and hadn’t paid maintenance; last heard of in NSW.  She asks police help in 1895 to find him.  Photo on file.  (see instructions re ordering of copies of photos.) Found.  6 pages, List 30.

LOWE, Francis William, Fitzroy, 17 years, asked police in 1931 to find his relatives; believes his mother Ruby LOVE came from Warrnambool, died in 1927.  Walter Francis Love of Laang interviewed, believes he’s the child of his sister Rachel.  7 pages, List 96.

LOWE, John, accidentally killed at Wodonga in 1873. Wife Margaret living apart at Templestowe is informed and wrote letter to department; still in file.  In 1892 S. Lowe of Wodonga sought information about his property, but there was none.  It is established that Margaret had died and her sons were John, William and James.  8 pages, List 77.

LOWE, May, 19 years, waitress.  Aunt Miss TOOHEY asks police in 1913 to find her, believed living with Christopher HUNTER a married man who has left his wife.  Found.  4 pages, List 93.

LOWRY, John. Alias DALE and COOK. Bushranger, 1866; file re arrest and conviction. Reward offered by William JENKINS, carrier, Nth Melbourne, for horse stealing.  List 1.

LUCAS, Albert Joseph, fisherman, Port Welshpool, in 1909 accused of improper relationship with 16 year old daughter Emily; disproved.  7 pages, List 87.

LUCAS, Annie, (known as Lewis) attempted suicide in 1909 while lodging at Fitzroy Arms Hotel, Melbourne, manager Lewis LEWIS, servants Minnie DOYLE, Elizabeth ANDERSON.  Two suicide notes on file; no prosecution.  13 pages, List 70.

LUCAS, Charles D., charged with embezzling funds of the Chiltern Branch of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association, president George SKERRY.  Arrested in Qld and extradited.  Large file re procedures and costs involved.  List 28.

LUCAS, Mack Carr, widower, married 21 year old Ellen JOSE in 1906, but she left him and took money so he charged her with larceny.  Her parents were at Alexandra.  Photo of her and child on file.  17 pages, List 50.

LUCHINOVICH, Thomas H., deserted wife in 1909.  In 1911 she berats police for not finding him; his mother was at Avenel.  9 pages, List 100.

LUDWIG, Ludwig Joseph, born Augsburg Bavaria 1881, became a sailor, believed to have deserted in Victoria.  Information sought by brother S. Ludwig of Munich in 1900.  Found to have been gaoled for an offence against Ella Amelia IBITSON, daughter of John, grocer of Geelong.  18 pages, List 47.

LUMSDEN, David, found dead in his paddock at Camberwell in 1900.  3 pages, List 50.

LUSCOMBE, Mrs., Watson St., Brunswick, reports in 1899 that her sister Norah L. COLLINS, single, had a miscarriage that she thinks may have been induced.  Medical details show child was born stillborn and was syphilitic.  5 pages, List 41.

LUMLEY, Beatrice, looked after from an infant by Mrs. DOUGLAS of Cork St. Qld.  In 1903 Mr. SHANNON, Headingley Station via Barrlia Qld, asked police help to find her brothers Harry and Tom, believed working in Richmond quarry; she is now 17 and had been separated from the family for many years.  20 pages, List 67.

LYFIELD, Catherine. Second wife of Henry, and murdered by him in 1896. Allegations of incest by daughter of first marriage; a particularly revolting case.  List 1.

LYFIELD, Catherine, murdered 1896.  Statements made by Annie Louise MILLER, manager of Geelong Coffee Palace, Annie DOUGLAS and Margaret HOOPER nee ROBB about their knowledge of the ill-treatment by her husband.  Two letters of Lyfield also on file.  12 pages, List 39.

LYNCH, David and wife, licensee of Britannia Hotel Melbourne in 1915, sought by Miss M.E. RYAN of Moree NSW, in 1917; she had recently arrived from New Zealand.  Found to have gone to overseas.  6 pages, List 74.

LYNCH, Michael, 40 years, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1916; 15 years previously he had been convicted of the murder of a young girl and served time in gaol.  Recently enlisted in the army.  Brother John interviewed.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 77.

LYNCH, William.  Travelling with Lynch’s Bellringers in Qld in 1919, he reports the windows in his home at Windsor have been broken again, after receiving word from his wife.  14 pages, List 3.

LYONS, Amy, living apart from her husband and with wharf labourer Thomas COOPER when she attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1910.  33 years, addicted to drink.  7 pages, List 23.

LYONS, Hugh, 40 years, took ill while working on farm of Mr. J. TROTMAN at Glenroy and taken to hospital where he died.  His family were at Kyneton; his sister Mrs. BING pays expenses.  13 pages, List 51.

LYONS, Thomas W., c28 years, deserted wife Annie, Adelaide S.A. in 1904; had been at Broken Hill, believed to be originally from Ballarat, but this is incorrect.  List 68.

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CADZOW, John.  Information sought in 1904 by wife Maggie, wrote on letterhead of KRICHELDORFF Studios, Melbourne; found interstate.  6 pages, List 68.

CAFFIN, Edgar, storekeeper, Jumbunna South Gippsland, sought by sister in law Ethel HUGHES, Laverton, W.A. in 1913.  He was executor of her late husband Edward’s estate in 1909 and has not forwarded on money due to her. His wife Jane was also looking for him.  He left 2 years ago, taking their 3 sons Clifford, Frederick and Victor with him.  Jane has heard that he is living with Alice HORSNALL, whose mother lives in Coalville, and she wants her children back.  His brother Rupert will not assist.  28 pages, List 109.

CAHILL, J.J., applied to join force in 1895 but was rejected on medical grounds because of cold.  Seeks another examination, but fails that as well.  Was born 1875, a telegraph messenger at Pyramid Hill.  7 pages, List 29.

CAHILL, Cornelius James, deserted wife Mary in Western Australia; found in Adelaide in 1900.  File re cost of extradiction.  12 pages, List 44.

CALCOTT, David, deserted wife at Trentham in 1867.  Head Teacher at Common School, Robert BICKHAM (??) writes on her behalf.  Calcott was last heard of near Wickliffe.  2 pages, List 35.

CALDER, M.S., secretary of the Tatura Hospital Sports Committee, asked Chief Commissioner in 1901 if Constable James KELLY  (Hercules) could again perform feats of strength at their carnival.  Posters of 1900 and 1901 event on file, and previous correspondence.  Permission refused as Kelly had recently behaved badly.  20 pages, List 52.

CALDWELL, William, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1905 re his son George, who had stowed away on a ship to Melbourne with Arthur ISLES and Leslie McGRATH and was sentenced to gaol.  Asks police help to return him home.  6 pages, List 63.

CALLAWAY, William Joseph, deserted wife Blanche, Mosmans Bay, NSW in 1904; frequents gambling places.  Robert W. FRASER also writes.  11 pages, List 68.

CALNIN, Michael,  sought by wife in Clifton Hill, in 1903; last heard of at Bena butter factory, they have 6 children and he has not sent maintenance.  6 pages,  List 6.

CAMERON, A.M., Hamilton, applied for Mounted Police in 1898, 21 years, born there.  1 page, List 20.

CAMERON, Henry, c20 years, charged with several offences at Dromana in 1919, including theft from Roy KIDMAN, Ralph and Mildred STENNETT and Clive Prell FAIRBAIRN, who employed him briefly.  Elizabeth MITCHELL, maid, mentioned, and letter from Mrs. M.R. FAIRBAIRN on file.  Cameron is c20 years old.  30 pages, List 27.

CAMERON, Maggie, 12 years old in 1900, daughter of John and Annie, Port Melbourne, alleges assault by several boys, Harry WEEGE (10 years) , Richard BENDER (12 years), Jack CROFT (6 years and Albert BRIGHT (10 years).  9 pages, List 49.

CAMERON, Mrs. May, wrote from Ballarat East in 1899, asking confidential report on prisoner EVANS alias Samuel PRICE, believes he may be her brother, hasn’t heard from him for 4 years.  He was a plumber, born 1870.  Reply confirms not him.  7 pages, List 42.

CAMPBELL, Alexander, scene painter, went from Sydney to Melbourne in 1895 with theatre crowd; wife seeks his whereabouts.  He had signed the pledge but ‘when he gets the demon he will go awry for days and days.’  9 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Archibald, sought by Miss J. NELSON, Wangaratta, in 1909.  She gave birth to his child in 1900 and he has never paid maintenance despite a court order.  His mother Mrs BLOWES lives in Buln Buln.  Not found.  6 pages, List 88.

CAMPBELL, George, wrote to Chief Commissioner in 1914 from McIvor Hotel, Maryborough, where he was employed, to report an indecent assault on local girl – DUNSTAN by train conductor, (identified as J. BENNETT Moonee Ponds).  The girl’s mother Harriet refuses to allow court case as she is ‘fragile’.  Bennett is sacked.  Campbell previously knew CCP when employed at Sale.  11 pages, List 76.

CAMPBELL, Peter. Bush missionary, killed by train, 1886.  List 1.

CAMPBELL, Roy Malcolm, charged with larceny on Edward George KENT, Carlton, in 1928.  He was a printer, 23 years; group photo on file, 5 pages, List 60.

CAMPBELL, Mrs Sarah, Richmond, in 1911 asks police to find her husband James, who has been working in South Africa and has stopped sending money.  Found.  7 pages, List 95.

CANHAM, Kate, wrote from Fairfield in 1900.  Was forced to place her son with William MENTON of the Mission Schools in Melbourne, and he sent him to J. SELLICK, farmer at South Jeffcott.  Her son hasn’t answered her letters.  Found.  7 pages, List 47.

CANHAM, William, old age pensioner, Collingwood, jumped into Yarra river in 1909 and rescued by Alfred Percy PULMAN.  4 pages, List 53.

CANNON, Ellen, (Mrs HERMAN), Perth, WA, in 1913 asks help to prove she is eligible for the Old Age Pension.  She worked for the police department in Geelong 40 years ago.   Police establish it was for Sgt WHELAN, and trace his son.  14 pages, List 108.

CANT, Eileen Stella May, sought by mother Ruth, Erskineville NSW in 1912.  She was abducted by William RADFORD, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  14 pages, List 102.

CANTERBURY, George, Broken Hill, wrote in 1913 seeking his family; he had 2 sisters and a brother Tom.  Found, Tom declines t have anything to do with him.  2 pages, List 106.

CAPON, William, labourer, drowned at Woolert in 1896, letters from relatives George Capon, Westcombe Park and Charles Capon, Cockayne Hatley, on file.  14 pages, List 50.

CAPPONI, Aantonio, sought by cousin P. Capponi, Tenterfield NSW in 1901.  He was a native of Cerentino Switzerland, arrived Melbourne 1855; not heard from since 1862.  Not found.  17 pages, List 94.

CARBIS, James, died at Narrandera Hospital NSW in 1900.  Local Registrar asks for family details, but no relatives traced in Victoria.  11 pages, List 46.

CARBUHN, James and Mary.  Charged with ill-treating Eva Rosena MURRAY at Sorrento.  Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children investigates; notes on file.  Witness Elena MELROSE.  Case dismissed.  Large file, List 3.

CAREWTHERS (CARRUTHERS?) Mrs. Mary, Abbotsford, took Lysol and admitted to hospital in 1918.  Report on.  4 pages, List 69.

CAREY, Emil, wrote from Village Settlement, Yarragon in 1896 re wife who went to Melbourne for medical treatment 5 weeks prior, and hasn’t returned.  Police find she had been with her sister Mrs. KAYE.  7 pages, List 29.

CAREY, Emil.  Wrote from Gippsland in 1904, re his two daughters Mabel and Ida; had not heard from them.  4 pages, List 11.

CAREY, Francis Ambrose, Cairns, Qld., applied to join Vic. police in 1909, had been in South African police.  Copies of references on file.  4 pages, List 55.

CAREY, Jane, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1915 re husband John alias Jack WARNER, born Scotland, married 1909, not heard from for 2 years.  Found to have enlisted.  6 pages, List 80.

CAREY, John, alias Jack WARNER, native of Scotland, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1910. In 1913 sought by wife Jane nee LORENSON of Darlinghurst Sydney.  Found. 5 pages, List 94.

CARGEEG, Annie, a dressmaker, in 1896 she took a position in Korumburra with L. PEACOL, arranged by agent Alfred HORSLEY.  Copy of agreement on file.  She stayed at the Korumburra Coffee Palace; Peacol wanted a tailor, so she had to return to West Melbourne, but alleges assault on train; she had been acting strangely beforehand.  Comments from Laurets LARSEN, who kept the Coffee Palace, Martha WIELAND who lived there, railway employees Hugh FISHER, Rudolph CARROLL, Christian VIELGAARD, Charles Thomas BELLION, John LEE, Patrick GREEN, Thomas LENNON and Charles TRUEMAN.  Driver claims she was found on railway track and picked up.  Quite a convoluted story.  54 pages, List 36.

CARLIN, Allan Francis, 15 years, in 1917 left Mount Gambier for Melbourne to meet his brother, but missed him and was left destitute.  Offered work by Mr. BLYTHMAN, farmer, Woomelang, but took ill there and needed medical attention.  His mother is in Sydney.  6 pages, List 73.

CARROLL. Mrs Alice, wife of Lewis, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1912.  Tranter and Midge PHILLIPS were witnesses.  List 102.

CARTER, Mrs. Lucy, died at Chiltern in 1869 of accidental overdose; a vocalist.  Her brother George R. MILFORD, Supreme Court Sydney, asks details and about the male child fathered by O’CONNOR; thought she was still in London.  8 pages, List 78.

CARTLEDGE, Eva, Sale, deserted by husband Frederick in 1904; believed in Western Australia, c43 years, a miner.  6 pages, List 68.

CARLETTI, Antonio.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property left after his death, 1877.  4 pages, List 5.

CARLISLE, Mary, Geelong wrote in 1903 re her son William, hasn’t heard for some years, letter from him in 1893 on file, last heard of in Qld.  10 pages, List 6.

CARLOW, Thomas, injured while working at ‘Emilton’ Barkly Street St. Kilda in 1900, employer Mrs. HUTCHINSON.  2 pages, List 50.

CARLTON, Jessie, gave birth to illegitimate child Amietta at Nurse Emma DENT’s home in Fitzroy in 1915, posing as a married woman.  To be prosecuted, but charge withdrawn.  14 pages, List 80.

CARNEY, Charles, 39 years, labourer, deserted Mrs. Elizabeth Isabel TODD, West Melbourne, in 1918; she had two children by her husband who had deserted her, and one by Carney.  He was found to have overseas under another name.  5 pages, List 74.

CARNIE, Robert, South Melbourne, wrote in 1904 asking to join police force.  Has seen service in South Africa twice.  Applied in 1903 and told services not required; file gives detail of reasons for refusal.  12 pages, List 33.

CARR, Dorothy. Daughter of Robert of Narrawong near Portland. Investigation into birth of her illegitimate child in 1914; family member suspected. 9 pages. List 1.

CARR, Mrs. Elizabeth, separated from her husband and living with George Ernest FREEMAN, gives birth to two children, George in 1905 and Ada Myrtle in 1907, and registers them as a married woman, giving the Carr marriage details.  Investigation, and copies of original birth certificates on file.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 81.

CARR, William Watson, arrested and convicted of murder of Margaretta WILLIAMS at Wonthaggi in 1928.  They were sweethearts in Gateshead on Tyne England, but she broke off the relationship and came to Victoria.  Photo of Carr; very large file, List 60.

CARROLL, Frank and Billy ROBERTSON, took part in boxing competition in 1912.  Robertson collapsed and taken to hospital; report on event.  6 pages, List 32.

CARSLAKE, John Patrick, charged with shop breaking and stealing jewellery from Stella PALFREY in 1928.  Large file, List 57.

CARSON, Elizabeth Ann, Wynnum South, Brisbane, wrote to Bendigo police in 1910 re her husband John Henry Carson, who has deserted her.  Note on file; she is a half-caste.  6 pages, List 94.

CARSON, Samuel Morris. Also known as MORRIS. Bigamy case 1887; married Johanna PATEZELNR and Annie MORRIS.  List 1.

CARTER’S PTY. LTD., 101-103 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, tailors and mercers.  A fire broke out in 1928; manager Barnet GOLDSTEIN and nightwatchman Frank MITCHELL (Sth Melbourne)  interviewed, along with directors Solomon DAVIS and Solomon LYONS.  13 pages, lIST 60.

CARTER, Bessie, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1911, 33 years.  In 1912 her sibling M.E. Carter of Homebush Sydney asked police to find her.  Not found.  8 pages, List 104.

CARTER, Blanche, 14 years, California Gully, found to have venereal disease in 1899.  Father John, widower, had engaged Margaret HOPE as housekeeper to keep an eye on her, and she discovered that something was wrong and took her to a doctor.  Blanche alleged that her brother in law George BOSELEY was the offender; her sister Ada was married to his brother.  Ada warned her not to say anything, and the father would not agree to a prosecution, so case dropped.  Warning; the material is quite confronting.  30 pages, List 38.

CARTER, Emma, Panton Hill, wrote in 1917.  Her husband J.W. was now in an asylum and she is destitute; asks if 2 children can go ‘on the State’.  Baby daughter Florence Mary committed.  2 pages, List 72.

CARTER, Isabella, Mary Ann and Matilda, daughter of Martin of Staffordshire, left there for Melbourne c1854.  Sought by brother Absolom, Walsall, Staffs, in 1910.  Not found. 7 pages, List 63.

CARTER, Mrs. Joseph. An invalid, being cared for at Strathloddon by her niece Mrs. EVANS. Complaint about quality of care, includes letter from husband, 1899. 5 pages, List 2.

CARTER, Sarah, wife of William, died suddenly at South Yarra in 1900.  2 pages, List 51.

CARTWRIGHT, Gladys, Albert Park, 18 years, attempted suicide in 1916 and rescued by Raymond BIRCH of Port Melbourne.  She was pregnant to soldier John CONWAY who refused to marry her.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 79.

CARTWRIGHT, R.  Wrote to police from Auburn in 1904 re his daughter Vera, who was living with her aunt and uncle OPIE in Ballarat East.  He asked police assistance to get her returned to him.  Police interview child and Opies and decline to help him – his background given.  7 pages, List 16.

CARTWRIGHT, Richard, suspected of taking poison at his shop in Auburn in 1903, and taken to hospital where he recovers.  His young children are looked after by a neighbour Mrs. McGUINNESS as his wife and he are living apart.  6 pages, List 66.

CARVER, Mrs. Pryce, wrote asking for assistance in 1896.  Charity Organisation Society in Melbourne ask details; ‘is of drunken habits’.  She receives a remittance from England; claims to be a widow with 3 children, but this is false.  7 pages, List 38.

CASEY, Evelyn, South Yarra.  Complains to police about her pocket being picked at Flinders Street railway station in 1894.  4 pages, List 13.

CASEY, J.J.   Enquires about Michael RUSSELL on behalf of relatives in Ireland in 1877.  He was of Kilrush Co Kildare, left there in 1851 to go to the diggings.  Police think it possibly Michael Hennessy RUSSELL who died some years prior.  34 pages, List 5.

CASEY, Mary Emelda, born 1908, but birth not registered until 1909 at Ballarat; father Joseph.  File re reason for delay.  5 pages, List 88.

CASSERLY, Bernard, wrote from Sydney NSW in 1906, seeking a copy of his application to join the force in 1862 as it will show his birth date; he is applying for the old age pension.  No records prior to 1864. 5 pages, List 27.

CASSIDY, J. Constable No. 5683, Surrey Hills, advised in 1916 that he had enlisted and asked extended leave.  3 pages, List 76.

CASWELL, John Henry. Wife Ellen ran off with Thomas RING, a 36 year old fireman, in 1894. He charged her with larceny, and pestered police about finding her until 1899. In 1894 an unknown woman suicided in Melbourne. She was believed to be Grace Elizabeth LANE, the former wife of George Lane of Adelaide. Photos of the dead woman, and one of Grace Lane are on the file, as well as details of Grace’s background. In 1899 Caswell claimed the dead woman was his wife, which police dispute. Large file, List 2.

CATCHLOVE, Eva, wrote from Surrey Hills in 1900, asking discreet enquiry for her husband A.H., at Norseman in WA.  He was not providing maintenance.  Found and explanation given.  4 pages, List 47.

CATHERWOOD, Mrs. E.H., asks police in 1908 why they have not found her husband who has deserted her; negative report on her character.  8 pages, List 84.

CATRINA, John.  Charged with cutting telegraph wire at Reedy Creek in 1896; Emily CAVANAGH postmistress there.  He is 9yrs old; witness John SHAW (8yrs) and Harold TOWNSEND mentioned.  14 pages, List 3.

CATTRAIN, Frederick, deserted child in 1909, believed in Broken Hill; sister Mrs HICKS at Coburg.  Found.  7 pages, List 87.

CAULFIELD, Catherine, widow of the late Sergeant Caulfield, wrote from Sydney in 1900.  Her daughter Ellen was seduced by John BUTLER (alias BROOKS), c35 years, Tasmanian, and had a child by him.  She sought maintenance, and it was claimed he was married with five children, and believed in Melbourne.  20 pages, List 45.

CAUSBY, Mrs W., Senior, Gawler, South Australia, wrote in 1911 asking if George BENTLEY, the person burnt to death at Ballarat, could be her father who left there c50 years ago, and was never heard from again.  6 pages, List 101.

CAVANAGH, Andrew, sought by C.D. PHEMISTER, Copmanhurst, Clarence River, NSW, in 1912; last heard of in Richmond.  4 pages, List 105.

CAVANAGH, Charles.  Died at Dunolly in 1918, aged 49yrs.  Letter from wife Emily asking confirmation of death; he deserted 24 yrs ago, they were married in 1891.  His brothers Patrick at Yarraville and William at Glenhuntly approached to pay burial expenses, but decline.  Emily is now living with – STOKES/STAKES.  8 pages, List 3.

CAWOOD, J.C., Bellingen, NSW, reported in 1911 that Richard OSBORNE, a sleeper cutter working for him, is receiving repeated requests for money from Harriet HILL of Melbourne; thinks he being exploited.  File shows that he is wanted for deserting wife Ruby in 1908.  7 pages, List 95.

CERUTTY, Harry Richard, living in hut near Monbulk; reported by neighbour SLATER in 1908 as being in a bad way; taken to hospital, son Cedric informed.  10 pages, List 85.

CHADWICK, Mrs., wrote from Brunswick in 1894 re her husband Joseph, c35 years, believed to be at Adelaide; she is in straightened circumstances.  Found.  9 pages, List 38.

CHAFFEY, Miss, Queenscliff, 1900.  Anonymous letter claims she gave birth to a child fathered by J.A. MOORE of the V.R.R.A.A., who has now passed the test to enter police force, and queries his character.  2 pages, List 44.

CHAMBERLAIN, Francis Thomas, sought by Destitute Board Adelaide; has stopped sending money for his wife Beatrice and children.  Was working for Mr T. DAVIES, Abbotsford, bootmaker at some stage.  Letter from Chamberlain on file.  Not traced.  13 pages, List 101.

CHAMBERS, Francis Joseph.  Died at St. Kilda in 1930, of food poisoning.  File re widow Jessie Ellen’s letter of complaint about police investigations.  26 pages, List 3.

CHAMBERS, Dr. Matthew, died suddenly at Rosebery, late of Hopetoun.  Arrangements re funeral and costs; wife at Balmoral writes she can’t afford to pay them, says he was an alcoholic, cousin William in Fitzroy also declines.  Brother James, solicitor, Durham England, does so.  18 pages, List 36.

CHANDLER, Annie E., Zeehan, Tasmania, wrote in 1912 re her daughter Evelyn Isabel, who left Tasmania at the instigation of Alfred DAVENPORT, of South Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 103.

CHANDLER, Stanley, Yinnar Hotel, reported in 1929 that his wife’s watch had been stolen.  Employees, including Lilly BLACK questioned.  Her mother wrote protesting her innocence.  6 pages, List 89.

CHANNING, Henry Westfield, engineer, left Ballarat for Melbourne in 1915.  His wife M. wrote from Norwood South Australia in 1916 and 1917 requesting discreet enquiry be made for him.  He was Danish, 58 years, photo on file.  Not found.  31 pages, List 71.

CHANTLER, William H., wrote from Willoughby North Sydney in 1898 re Mrs. Mary Emily PETERSON nee HUSTAGE, his sister in law.  She had a child, William David BLAIR from her first marriage, he died some years ago.  Not found.  18 pages, List 42.

CHAPMAN, Alexander Austin, deserted from Liverpool Military Camp NSW in 1917, captured at Cann River but escaped.  14 pages, List 74.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re the 2½ year old child of her sister Rose WARE, who is living with Alice ROBERTSON, a suspected prostitute.  Child found with Mrs DEAKIN of South Melbourne.  There is quite detailed information on this file.  6 pages, List 97.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re her sister Rose WARE who is living with Chinese in Melbourne; she has had 3 illegitimate children, not fit to have care of child Rose WARE, who is with Mrs DEAKIN.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 100.

CHAPMAN, Arthur J., Redfern, NSW, asks police in 1916 to visit Leslie SMITH, HMS Cerebus Naval Depot, and get him to return Chapman’s wife Mary Ann, who he has lured away; he is leaving for the front soon.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Mrs. Knox, Swan Hill, wrote in 1916 re Albert Louis WASHBURN, American, who deserted wife Alice Louisa and 4 children there; their land has had to be forfeited and a local charity is helping the family.  He is traced interstate, but escaped.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Percy, c21 years, died suddenly at the Grand National Tower Hotel, Ascot Vale in 1900; was a boarder.  4 pages, List 50.

CHAPPELL, Desmond Paul, killed in fight with William CHALMERS, Colac, 1917.  Chalmers, real name McDONALD, and illegitimate, had been raised by Mrs. Chalmers and had some prior convictions. 245 pages, List 75.

CHARE, Joseph, died at the lodging house of Charles LIVINGSTONE, Melbourne, in 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CHARE, Kate, died Sale 1909, husband Robert promises to pay burial costs but fails to do so, is ‘fond of drink’.  He is an upholsterer, 48 years.  8 pages, List 55.

CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY write re four WHYTE children, living in Drummond St., Carlton in 1888, who are neglected.  Their father is dead, mother has remarried to William MEAD, but both are drunkards.  7 pages, List 52.

CHARLESTON, James, boarded with widow Charlotte MATTHEWS in Melbourne, and ran off with her daughter Adelaide in 1912.  She was under age, so mother took out a warrant, but cancelled it when she found the pair had married in Clunes.  23 pages, List  33.

CHARLESTON, William. File re his bigamy; first wife Ada Isabella in 1899 at Derby Tasmania, sister Mrs. Eva ROUSE. Second wife Lucy Marcella nee TETU in Victoria. 21 pages, List 2.

CHARMAN, Arthur George, Victorian, 21 years.  Information sought on behalf of his destitute wife at Portland, whom he has deserted.  Found interstate.  4 pages, List 61.

CHARMAN, Herbert H. Private No. 3360 (Abroad) wrote in 1917 wishing to find friend John H. UPTON, last heard of at Ballarat.  Found.  5 pages, List 75.

CHASELING, Charlotte Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1900; believes husband Theodore Christmas Chaseling committed bigamy in Melbourne in 1899.  She believes he married Clara JOHNSON under the name of Henry WILSON; copy of certificate on file.  15 pages, List 45.

CHAUNCY, Clement H.S., married Miss WILLIS, daughter of Arthur, Station Master, Sydney Terminus in 1896.  They went to W.A., where he was admitted to an Asylum, and she returned to her father.  He subsequently discharged, and believed now with sisters Mrs KIRKPATRICK, in Victoria.  Arthur asks for a confidential report on his state of mind in 1899, which is given.  7 pages, List 41.

CHEDZOY, Sidney, wrote from Strathpine, Brisbane, Qld in 1899.  His wife Emily and son Herbert Royal (born Brisbane 1893), went to Melbourne for a holiday and stayed with friend Mrs. John EDMONDS in Abbotsford c1895.  Emily died there, and Mrs. Edmonds has taken care of the child.   He wants his son returned to him, but she won’t answer his letters.  5 pages, List 43.

CHEESMAN, Richard.  Committed bigamy when he married Daisy O’REGAN in Melbourne in 1904; had married  Sophia CARTWRIGHT nee SLOCOMBE in Sydney in 1895.  Daisy had money, and he spent £300 of it.  Located and charged.  30 pages, List 17.

CHERRY, Edwin Mark, fined for non registration of child’s birth in 1895, asks time to pay fine, is out of work.  8 pages, List 26.

CHESTERMAN, Alfred, sought by wife Annie, Barrambie NSW in 1909.  Not found.  5 pages, List 88.

CHEVERS, Norman Michael.  Charged with larceny by Norman JENKINS, Foster, Foster & Co., tea merchants in 1928; was a traveller for them.  Ex captain in the British Army.  6 pages, List 58.

CHEYNE, Phillipa Mary Ellen, Collingwood, reports theft of money by William HAZARD, 21 years, in 1906.  Small photo of him on file, plus 1 page report.  List 50.

CHICOWSKI, Florence, Maryborough, Qld., wrote in 1913 re a newspaper report of a man found dead, and asked if it was her brother William, who she described.  10 pages, List 108.

CHILLINGOLAH, 28 miles from Ultimo.  In 1911 residents petition re police protection; 30 signatures.  A detailed report on local situation is given.  11 pages, List 97.

CHINESE LOTTERIES.  File relating to selling lottery tickets in inner Melbourne by various Chinese in 1895; samples on file, and reports on various cases.  LUEY LEE asked for more money to continue to help police.  Edward TREAGUER, interpreter, also writes.  43 pages, List 30.

CHING, Mrs., Russell St., Melbourne.  In 1913 an anonymous letter alleges she is using 19 year old Nellie COLLIS of Collingwood ‘for men’s convenience’.  Report shows Nellie helps with her 2 children.  5 pages, List 106.

CHRISTIAN, James.  Unknown male found drowned in Yarra in 1895 identified as him.  Wife Catherine Edith, living in Redfern Sydney informed.  Gruesome photo of him on file.  28 pages List 25.  See introduction re copies of photographs.

CHRISTIE, Mrs. C., Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, 44 years, who deserted her after 12 years of marriage; certificate has him as William Christie D’ARCY, father Charles Alexander D’Arcy.  He worked in Bairnsdale c20 years ago, and is believed to have had a child by Mary MEARES.  She thinks he has a suspicious background; claims his siblings were drowned.  8 pages, List 92.

CHRISTIE, Andrew, dairyman, Coburg, property damaged by fire in 1900; owned by Mrs. HALL.  2 pages, List 50.

CHRISTY, Arthur, wrote from Tabulam, NSW in 1901, asking police to find Frederick Christy, formerly in the railways.  His father, Alfred Howe Christy, is a nephew of Frederick’s.  Found.  11 pages, List 52.

CHRISTMAS, R.  Piangil.  Complains that police at Swan Hill are not attending to local offences, 1920.  Report states he is in dispute with – CONDON.           7 pages, List 3.

CHUNG HIN POY, wrote in Chinese from Heidi in 1897, complaining of being cheated out of his tobacco crop by former partner PING LING; translation of letter also on file.  Report on case.  12 pages, List 40

CHURCH, Victoria.  Rev. Father McCARTHY of St Mary’s R/C church, Victoria St., West Melbourne, reports than a female infant was found on the porch by girl named Leonie KNOWLES in 1919.  Child committed to Department of Neglected Children, given name of Victoria Church.  2 pages, List 27.

CHURCHILL, Ernest.  Melbourne, asked details on how to join police force, 1898.  1 page, List 7.

CIARDELLI, A., Richmond River, NSW, wrote in 1916 asking police to find the family of Frederick William KIRBY who had been accidentally killed in his employ; death described.  Kirby was c45 years old, formerly from Warrnambool and used the name Tommy McGRATH there.  Mother found.  6 pages, List 76.

CINCOTTA, Antonio, 16 years, sought by Italian Consul in 1911, on behalf of his father Carmelo of Kew, who claims he is uncontrollable.  9 pages, List 95.

CLAIR, W., working at El Dorado in 1895, applied to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 28.

CLAPHAM, Louisa M., Brisbane Qld., wrote in 1907 re her brother Edwin, who was living in Melbourne but hadn’t answered her last letter; she hadn’t seen him for 50 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 83.

CLARK, Andrew, attacked by dog owned by Mrs. HAINS, Sydney Road Coburg in 1900 and taken to hospital; had not long arrived in the Colony.  9 pages, List 50.

CLARK, Arthur, accidentally killed at the Welcome Stranger Mine, Baileston in 1902 and buried without an inquest.  Report on, 22 pages, List 63.

CLARK, Edward, charged with manslaughter of Francis Joseph MANGAN in 1907.  21 pages, List 89.

CLARK, George.  Wrote from Telford Victoria in 1902, seeking entry into police force; 26 years. 2 pages, List 12.

CLARK, Nicholas Charles, charged with deserting illegitimate child by Emily Beatrice BARTLETT in 1899.  Believed to be at Broken Hill; found.  9 pages, List 42.

CLARK, Rowland, artist.  Wife Flora wrote in 1895 from St. Kilda, hasn’t heard from him for some months, he is at Lefroy in Tasmania.  Found in poor circumstances.  7 pages, List 26.

CLARK, Thomas, wrote from Pentridge gaol in 1904, complaining about damage done to his clothing by police and asking compensation.  Stains were cut out to take samples as he had been suspected of murder, but someone else was the offender.  He was convicted of larceny at Ballarat in 1903.  10 pages, List 33.

CLARK, Mrs W.J., Kalgoorlie, wrote in 1907 asking police to find her late husband’s people; his father was a butcher in Richmond.  Arthur J. Clark interviewed and referred police to his father who had a brother Reuben and who in turn had a son James Henry.  Approached, he knows of the writer and is not in a position to help.  6 pages, List 83.

CLARKE, Alice, 27 years, and son Bertie, 7 years, left husband George in Maryborough Qld in 1900, supposedly with Alec McIVOR, who was from Maffra.  Husband wrote to both Victorian and NSW police, asking help to locate them.  Not found.  11 pages, List 48.

CLARKE, Edward J., Flemington.  Wrote in 1912 re wife’s tenant Mrs. FOSTER who died at Keilor.  Her adopted son took away property, some of which was his wife’s.  9 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, Elizabeth (known as Lilley).  Seduced by Constable Alfred Patrick McMANUS, who promised marriage.  She gave birth to a daughter Mary and summoned him in January 1879 for maintenance, which was granted.  Child died and he subsequently tried to marry someone else, but she appeared at the church and the priest refused to marry him.  Her married sister Mrs. LOVE, writes to the Chief Commissioner about McManus’s conduct, but he declines to interfere.  Reference from Thomas Bent for her other sister Mrs. HAMSON.  Clarke was in service with Mr. CURTAIN of Windsor.  8 pages, List 4

CLARKE, Frank G., wrote from Thule, Deniliquin NSW in 1912, asking details of the injury done to motorcyclist Claude S. WOOD, by his ex chauffer John ARNOTT who ran into him in Melbourne.  He has received damages claim.  7 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, George, Bowral NSW, alleges in 1901 that George HALLIDAY c40 years, with a wife and 4 children, has taken his 16 year old daughter Eva Beatrice Clarke away, possibly to Melbourne.  Encloses a sample of material from a dress she had with her.  Not found.  6 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, George William.  Wife in Ballarat complains about lack of maintenance in 1910.  He is an engine driver at a mine in Boulder City W.A., has been there for 9 years.  Children Ruby and Percy mentioned.  7 pages, List 24.

CLARKE, James, of Mt. Gambier.  Solicitors Blake & Riggall seek information about him in 1896; disappeared in 1854, then aged c31 years, Scotch.  Reports from Thomas BUCKLEY of Portland and Daniel MINOGUE of Heywood state that while travelling from Portland with George MULLETT, William WINTERS, Daniel MINOGUE and  ‘2 blackfellows’ he disappeared overnight while they were camped.  Rumour said that he was paid to do so, so the Mt. Gambier squatter LEAKE would end up with his wife.  9 pages, List 29.

CLARKE, Samuel.  Coach-builder, Murtoa, insolvent, died 1894.  Sisters Emma CAWLEY and Ada M. McGRATH allege foul play by his de-facto Mary MURPHY.  Detailed report on family, he was one of twelve siblings.  11 pages, List 13.

CLARKE, Walter, Chilwell.  Report of death of child, one of twins, found dead in bed in 1903.  3 pages, List 66.

CLARKE, William John, Rupertswood.  File on larcenies committed on him by employee John MADDEN, who is convicted in 1894.  His confession on file, along with inventory of items stolen, and evidence of employees Patrick LYONS, George ANNETT, Charles BUTCHER, Alfred BUTCHER, Henry LOONEY, Alice CHAMBERLAIN and gunsmith Frederick B. MORRIS and 16 year old James BAILLIE.  51 pages, List 31.

CLARK ROSS, Marnie (?) , wrote from Neerim South in 1900, asking police help with Thomas Richard K. GRAND, who wanted to apply for the old age pension, but couldn’t get to the nearest court house at Warragul because of physical disabilities. She had been caring for him for four years.  3 pages, List 48.

CLARKSON, E., Cootamundra NSW asks police help in 1915 to have her 18 year old son returned to her.  He is working for Mr. GRAY, a Carlton upholsterer.  7 pages, List 80.

CLARKSON, Mrs. Emma, Carlton, wrote in 1918.  She left her husband Alfred in 1910 because of his illtreatment; he has never paid maintenance.  She applied for pension but was rejected and told to seek maintenance from him; he is working at Stawell.  Solicitor’s letter on file and letter from son George.  15 pages, List 76.

CLAYTON, F.W., Castlemaine, complains in 1912 that police are making false claims about the virtue of his fifteen year old daughter; evidence from others dispute this.  14 pages, List 104.

CLEAL, B., Melbourne, wrote in 1901 re ‘disgusting behaviour in men’s urinals’ in the city and requested police action; they noted his knowledge of the areas .  8 pages, List 53.

CLEARY, Mrs. E. Port Fairy, wrote in 1904, asking if a man found dead at Tooradin was her husband Lawrence; confirmed.  He was buried at government expense, and the department asks her to reimburse costs.  He had worked on Mundura Station.  9 pages, List 68.

CLEARY, Edward, sought by Mrs Louisa McEVOY, North Adelaide in 1908.  She has been caring for his son Albi, now 7, and he is behind in maintenance.  Several letters from her.  22 pages, List 92.

CLEARY, John, wrote from  Broken Hill in 1907 re the supposed death of his father Patrick Henry Cleary at Bendigo; no such event, 4 pages, List 15.

CLEBURNE, Richard, son of late Richard, merchant and Tasmanian MP, died suddenly  in 1896 near Rokewood.  He was first listed as unknown male, and a photograph taken, but is then identified.  He had been separated from his family for many years.  Daughter Emma writes from Mt. Direction Tasmania, offering to pay burial expenses.  26 pages and photo.  List 36.

CLEMENT, Albion John otherwise LEMON.  Charged with larceny on employer Arthur Harry HASSELL, importer, Port Adelaide in 1928; absconded, arrested in Victoria.  He was a company manager, formerly in the army, (wounds described).  16 pages, List 59.

CLIFFORD, Arthur, sought by State Children’s Department Rockhampton in 1917 re maintenance of his child in the orphanage.  His brother Edwin, Clifton Hill, interviewed.  4 pages, List 72.

CLIFFORD, Ethel May, born Carlton 1879 and registered as such, but mother was Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) NORBURN, wife of William.  In 1881 he sought a copy of a police report on the case; this was denied.  17 pages, List 58.

CLIFFORD, Irene. Born Casterton 1892, mother Edith WEDD, schoolgirl, and father Timothy RYAN, her teacher. Adopted by Wesleyan Missionaries named Clifford, and subsequently gave birth to illegitimate child in 1908, claiming Enoch TONKIN is father. New Zealander Dan CLARKE, a butcher, and Edward DAWKINS also involved. Her testimony unreliable, no charge laid.  36 pages, List 5.

CLIFFORD, Mrs. J., Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1905 asking police help to get her daughter Elizabeth away from Mr. PHILLIPS, a travelling showman now in Melbourne.  Letters from mother and daughter on file.  Elizabeth is using the name Maud LINDEN and a card states she is a ‘champion lady boxer.’  21 pages, List 65.

CLIFFORD, Lily, Commercial Hotel, Parkes NSW, wrote in 1911 re Malcolm MacKINNON who went to Melbourne and has not returned; she is pregnant to him.  5 pages, List 98.

CLIFTON HILL.  Petition from residents in 1913 for constable to be stationed there; organized by S. WATT.  16 pages, List 108.

CLIFTON HILL.  Female child abandoned on doorstep of Salvation Army Haven, Alfred Crescent in 1918.  Police suspect it to be the child of Lois Hannah HAWKINS of Hobart, who came there to have a child but returned to Tasmania.  She is traced and has child Joan with her; father is Malcolm MOORE. 11 pages, List 75.

CLIFTON, S.E. Writes 3 letters from Corowa in 1920, seeking location of his sisters Gertrude and Mrs. W.H. EVANS.  James GRIGG of Melbourne handles family’s affairs, he is eccentric, a remittance man.  15 pages, List 3.

CLIFTON, Walter Sydney, c28 years, deserted wife Emma Catherine nee DIGBY at Waverley Sydney in 1913.  Not found.  8 pages, List 106.

CLOTHIER, Charles. Confined in Swan Hill lockup as a lunatic following a drinking spree; was a publican from Euston in N.S.W. File re payment to local woman Elizabeth PICKEN who looked after him. 5 pages, List 2.

CLULOW, Mr & Mrs. Sydney, sought by Private Harold H. WORTH, No. 3936 21st Battalion, England.  They wer living in Brunswick; found interstate.  8 pages, List 75.

COADE, Annie, Chilwell, tailoress, living with aunt in 1900, applied to have illegitimate children Peter Francis, born 1893 and Violet May, born 1894, put into Industrial School system.  9 pages, List 47.

COCKROFT, Elijah, cut throat of step sister Fanny MOTT in 1894.  Large file with lots of personal details on background of Mott, Millman and Cockroft families.  Murder weapon found after he had been executed and still on file.  List 41.

CODE, Catherine, wife of Alfred, charged with drowning her child Bessie in Albert Park Lake in 1902.  Brief prepared and copy on file, but case dropped.  20 pages, List 63.

COFFEY, Charles, charged with larceny in Melbourne in 1900 under name of Arthur Wilson.  Previously employed at Orwell Boarding House Beechworth; would appear to be a youth.  3 pages, List 45.

COFFEY, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane, wrote from Omeo in 1907, reporting the wife of Frank KING is neglecting her children; she was formerly of a servant of Sergt KENNEDY, killed by Kelly gang.  Police report gives her a bad character, wife of James, a cripple.  5 pages, List 44.

COFFEY, J.  Sgt of Police, Ararat, writes in 1910 re professional spieler and gambler Michael HASSETT who defrauded his son of various goods, worth £100.  His son manages a watchmaker’s shop.  11 pages, List 24.

COFFEY, T.V., Culcairn, NSW.  Wrote in 1906 asking to be re-admitted to police force; resigned to help mother retain her farm there.  Refused.  3 pages, List 69.

COGHLAN, Joseph, 63 years, committed suicide in Echuca gaol in 1911; report states he was a stranger there.  6 pages, List 101.

COHEN, John. Murdered 1892 at Stirling or Haunted Creek. Large file covering 1892-97, and another of 1894. List 1.

COHEN, Minnie, found on Yarrawonga railway platform, baby in arms in 1913; destitute.  Sister is Mrs J. WILLIAMS of Carlton.  Minnie has been out from England for c3 years.  Taken in by a charity.  5 pages, List 109.

COLDIN, Mrs. Florence, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1905 re her sister Mrs. ROW of Williamstown.  Found.  5 pages, List 64.

COLE, Amelia, bought her daughter Amelia de POMEROY from Maryborough to home of nurse Emma DENT, where she gave birth in 1917; Owen DAVIES is the father.  An attempt at blackmail is undertaken by Edward HEWINS and Constable Elcho FENTON, who are found out.  Criminal trial instigated.  This is a large file, List 71.

COLEMAN, H., Toowoomba, Qld wrote in 1918 re half-brother Alfred John MAINWARING, returned soldier, who had been discharged from military hospital in Melbourne after a breakdown and disappeared instead of visiting mother in Ripponlea.  Mother is ‘old and feeble’ and concerned about him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 73.

COLEMAN, Henry, writes a confidential letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1900, re the Rev. Samuel Alexander HAMILTON, a Presbyterian clergyman of Carlton, who is involved in various shady deals and gambling.  5 pages, List 45.

COLEMAN, J.J., Town Hall Tea Rooms, Toowoomba, wrote in 1907 re his son Joe, who had deserted his heavily pregnant wife in Brisbane.  Believes he is in Melbourne under the name of WILSON.  Wants him to pay maintenance to his wife, who is now living with him.  Mentions his sister Mrs. KENTISH and her bad treatment of the couple in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 81.

COLEMAN, J.J., Toowoomba Qld, wrote in 1908.  He has received a letter from Frank HARLOW advising that his son Joseph has been drowned; they had both recently joined a circus.  Investigations prove he story is false.  13 pages, List 85.

COLEMAN, Leslie F., 15 years, stowed away on Brisbane to Melbourne steamer in 1912.  Father F.F. Coleman of Brisbane wants him returned, but arrangements take some time.  12 pages, List 32.

COLEMAN, William, sought by Kate MAHER, South Townsville Qld in 1905; she has had a child by him and seeks maintenance.  He had been in Perth and was now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 69.

COLERAINE STATE SCHOOL.  Report in 1900 on immorality of students there. Offenders were Harry and Lawrence COOK, Lionel TOOLEY, Patrick CRIMMINS, Watty JARRETT, Eric SYLVESTER.  Head Teacher McINTYRE punished them.  3 pages, List 47.

COLEY, Wilfred Ernest.  Awaiting trial for murder of Gertie McGRATH in Sydney in 1920.  Fathered child by Catherine IRVINE in Melbourne, she now in care.  10 pages, some repetitive.   List 24.

COLLARD, Walter, commercial traveller.  Anonymous letter to police department in June 1887 from mother of a baby girl left at Tilley’s Hotel, Bourke St., Melbourne.  She states that Collard is the father, ‘make him pay for her maintenance’.  The mother is going into service; child placed with wetnurse Mrs. PHILLIPS of Footscray.  9 pages, List 51.

COLLERETTI, J., manager, vineyard near Heathcote.  Letters of complaint about the behaviour there are received by police in 1916; report states written by Mrs. PIASTRI who lives nearby and owes money to Colleretti.  14 pages, List 78.

COLLIER, Fanny, born London UK 1863, gave birth to illegitimate daughter in 1886.  Daughter Lillian G. SPENCE wrote from Fortitude Valley Qld., in 1910, asking police to find her mother.  7 pages, List 24.

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COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB asks permission in 1897 to run a race, and encloses copy of programme.  Officials and competitors were:  F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; secretary was F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB.  Ask police assistance in 1898 re Road Race; brochure on file, competitors named.  4 pages, List 17.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB:  Competitors and officials named: F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD FOOTBALL CLUB, seeks permission to present a gold medal to Constable W.H. Proudfoot, in 1907.  2 pages, List 15.

COLLINS, Albert John, charged with attempted carnal knowledge of Ellen LAHIFF, 13 year old schoolgirl, his sister in law, at Hawthorn in 1912.  She was born in Lucknow NSW, child of John Joseph and Jane Ann nee McGREGOR.  Collins was 24 years, worked on ships.  Case dismissed; police critical of change of testimonies.  25 pages, List 33.

COLLINS, Annie.  Master in Lunacy requests information on her background, 1869.  Had two children, one a girl Mary Ann, her husband was dead.  Police find she lived with William TAYLOR firstly, then – CULLEN.  Went to New Zealand with Cullen, was admitted to asylum there, then returned to Victoria and eventually admitted to Collingwood Asylum in 1866.  Edward GAMBLE of Redesdale provides some detail.  File includes a four page copy of report on tissue paper.  19 pages, List 4.

COLLINS, Mrs. E., Windsor, in 1916 asks for copy of gaol photo of late husband W.C. Collins, they don’t have any.  Granted.  3 pages, List 79.

COLLINS, George, committed suicide at North Dandalup W.A. in 1907.  Solicitors asked Victorian police to find his children Mary Elizabeth, Josephine, Herbert George, John Joseph and Laura, believed at Kilmore.  His wife Elizabeth was found at Numurkah.  17  pages, List 84.

COLLINS, John, deserted wife M.A. and five children at Kaniva in 1903.  Two letters from her on file.  Report states that she has her three brothers living with her and the eldest son is also working ‘not as poor as she makes
out’.  10 pages, List 56.

COLLINS, Mary nee CURTIN, c37 years, native of Co. Clare Ireland, sought by relative Mary CURTIN, Bendigo, in 1909.

COLLINS, Richard, manager of the Star of the South Gold Mining Co., Daylesford, and wife Isabella, sought by Perth solicitors in 1908; Isabella and Arthur BATEMAN, dentist, were beneficiaries of will of Mrs. Kate O’CONNELL, who died in 1905.  Police establish that Richard had died in 1895 and his widow had remarried to Samuel TREVENA and was interstate.  Bateman not found.  11 pages, List 84.

COLLINSON, Mrs Caroline, South Perth, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, who was in Melbourne, and hadn’t sent maintenance.  Found.  7 pages, List 101.

COLLIVER, Thomas, Rookwood NSW, asks in 1911 if police department has a record of his birth date c1872, as he had been a candidate.  No record.  3 pages, List 95.

COLLYER, Caleb, head teacher Colac State School.  Daughter May accuses him of incest in 1895; case dismissed.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  9 pages, List 25.

COLQUHOUN, Mrs. Annie, died suddenly at Camberwell railway station in 1900.  2 pages, List 50.

COLSTON, William. Murdered William and Mary DAVIS at Narbethong, 1891. Very large file.  List 1.

COMMONWEALTH RESTAURANT, 699 St. Collins St., Melbourne.  Report of fire there in 1905, cook Harry COWLEY raised alarm.  Occupied by Mrs. Julia WATERS. 2 pages, List 17.

COMPTON, Thomas, sought by wife in Fremantle in 1906; left 3 years ago, a sailor.  Found.  4 pages, List 26.

CONDON, Alfred, died in Victorian Asylum in 1895; attempt by police to get burial expenses from brother Robert H., mother Mary Ann and sister Mrs. J.J. LAWN.  12 pages, List 26.

CONDRON, William.  In partnership with McGUIGAN in Fitzroy in 1895, takes goods to Geraldton W.A. to sell them, and dies there.  Police asked to supply details, and file relates his drinking problem.  13 pages, List 26.

CONGUES, Albert Raymond, ship’s boy, deserted at Williamstown.  Found working under name of Albert ROSS and returned. 12 pages, List 105.

CONN, Mrs. T., widow of Constable [Thomas], sought by Mrs. L. COOKE, Parkes, NSW in 1916.  Cooke has had her father living with them and he has taken ill. Found.  5 pages, List 76.

CONNOLLY, James, employed at saw mill in Krambruk in 1900; became violet after heavy drinking and had to be restrained and sent to Geelong Hospital lunacy ward.  His wife and 7 children lived in Brunswick.  Locals Patrick LEE and George ARMSTRONG lodge expenses claims.  34 pages, List 44.

CONNOR, Frank, grocer, Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1907; has heard that his sister Lucy SYMES, wife of David, has died in Ballarat.  ‘They followed shows … side shows of some kind’.  No record of death.  4 pages, List 82.

CONNOR, Mrs. T., c/- Mrs. Brown, Ballina, NSW, wrote in 1919 re her husband J., an engraver, hasn’t heard for a month, has a sick child and no money.  Found in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 221.

CONNORS, Catherine, wife of Patrick, died suddenly at their home in Hawthorn in 1900; c45 years.  Report on.  2 pages, List 49.

CONNORS, James, Waurn Ponds.  File re death of wife’s newborn infant, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CONSAMMY, N., ice-cream vendor, wrote from Perth in 1897 re his daughter Alice SILVA who has disappeared from her mother’s home in Melbourne.  He is in WA with his son in law, Alice’s husband; he is mining at White Feather.  Photo of Alice on file, Indian, 23 years.  Not found.  See introduction re copying of photos.  18 pages, List 39.

CONSIDINE, Mrs. Elizabeth, laundress, Melbourne.  Takes in 13 year old Sarah HIGGINS, as her mother is a drunkard.  Her sister Margaret is working for her.  The pair run away from their home in 1882, and the mother tries to get them back.  Constable Walter SMEATON has a 5 year old child by the mother.  5 pages, List 57.

CONSTABLE, Walter, charged with criminal assault on child Mary ROSS (real name Evelyn Riddell STEVENS) at Rutherglen in 1895.  Her mother Janet’s first husband was Thomas STEVENS; they were divorced.  Second husband died in Albury.  Mother brings child to Melbourne for treatment of a ‘loathsome disease’ and loses money.  Police and charity look after them and return them for the trial.  File re proceedings and costs involved. 15 pages,  List 28.

CONSTANTINE, Julian, Myrtleford, applied to join Victoria police force in 1884.  4 pages, List 55.

CONWAY, Norman, also known as MILLER, charged with larceny on Alfred FITZSIMONS, stonemason in 1929, c16 years; parents live in Ascot Vale.  In 1932 he was arrested for another offence and sent to the reformatory.  Query on 1929 warrant.  Small photo of 3 men on file.  12 pages, some repetition.  List 89.

COODE ISLAND. File re illegal stripping of bark there, 1890s; fisherman and ferry operator named.  List 1.

COOK, Evelyn.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1905 re her father William G. COOK, who had left her and her younger brother William John Daryl Cook (11 years) to look after themselves, and gone to Melbourne.  She was 16 years old.  Father is found but refuses to support his son who is placed in the Industrial School in Adelaide.  9 pages, List 8.

COOK, Jane, arrived in Victoria from Westbury Tasmania in 1898, 68 years, born Ireland, widow, 6 children, 5 dead.  Picked up as destitute.  Police establish her daughter Mary LAW is at Dunolly, living with Harry APPLE, but she cannot help; is living in a tent with 3 children.  Jane is sent back to Tasmania.  18 pages, List 21.

COOK, John, wife Frances and family, Healesville, sought by son H.J. of Ballarat in 1907.  Found.  4 pages, List 82.

COOK, Robert. Murdered wife and stepchildren at Casterton in 1870s, never caught. In 1895 a blind prisoner named PRIMROSE in a NSW gaol, claimed that Cook was a fellow prisoner. His statement proves doubtful. History of the case given.  Second file of 1918 detailing three skeletons recovered in the area in the 1880s, believed to the victims, and placed in storage at Edenhope police stables until murderer found.  List 1.

COOK/COOKE, Robert, marine engineer, married with two children, 37 years, from London, attempted suicide in 1902 in Melbourne.  T.B. JEFFREY of Cottesloe, W.A. seeks police help in finding him, Cook stayed with him for some time, offers to help.  Cook’s father is in Newcastle on Tyne, and his family are at Whitley in Northumberland.  He supposes it is the drink that caused the attempt.  9 pages, List 20.

COOKE, Thomas, wrote from Little River in 1900.  His young son Samuel broke windows at the railway gatehouse No. 13, near Geelong, and he offers to pay damages, which is eventually agreed to, and a court case avoided.  16 pages, List 45.

COOLEY, Edmund Thomas.  His solicitor in Adelaide asks police to investigate an advertisement in the Isle of Man newspaper regarding the death of William Cooley who left there in the 1850s and died in Yackandandah in 1905.  Is the deceased a relation of Edmund’s father Thomas?  Letter on file from J. LACK confirming he had purchased the Yackandandah land of Cooley prior to his death.  7 pages, List 4.

COOMBES, Ada of Longley Tasmania, wrote in 1899 re her brother James, last heard of at Murchison. Letter from Mr. P. BRISBANE of Murchison on file, also letter from Beechworth solicitors. He was a surveyor, but working as a miner. Not found. 18 pages, List 2.

COOMBS, John Edward (8yrs) and Joseph Stafford (3 yrs).  Correspondence re sending them to the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum in 1864; their mother was mentally ill in hospital.  11 pages, List 4.

COOMBS, Leslie Rowden, born Winchester England, warrant issued for larceny at military camp Broadmeadows in 1917; married, returned soldier, uncle Alick GRAY and brother Edward in Adelaide. Not found.  17 pages, List 73.

COONEY, Dennis, lived in a hut at Frankston.  Found in a bad state in 1908 and taken to hospital where a large amount of money was found on him.  His daughter Mrs MOUNT in Fremantle, and makes arrangements for him.  Elizabeth Cooney, Bendigo, wrote that he may be the father of her late husband Harry; others provide details of the family in past years.  16 pages, List 86.

CONEY, H.E., Clerk of Petty Sessions, Charleville Qld., wrote in 1910 re ex policeman Denis Cooney, believed to have died in 1909.  His mother would be the nearest relative.  Not found.  6 pages, List 91.

COOPER, Clarence W., deserted wife in Tasmania, believed to be living with – WEEDON at Carlton in 1913.  He was a musician, believed to be travelling with a circus; found.  7 pages, List 107.

COOPER, William, clerk, 23 years, employed by Thomas W. Cooper, merchant, St. Kilda.  In 1928 cashed a cheque, kept money and disappeared.  Two photos of him on file, one with sheep; 2 pages, List 60.

COOTE, Audley, 19 years, 1905 report on him, ‘has a deformed and hideous face’ and attempts to get him into care.  He lives with an aunt Mrs. BENSLEY at Richmond.  His mother is Mrs. Margaret ATKINSON, Newport.  4 pages, List 64.

COPAS, Henry W., nurseyman, Wirrabara, Sth Australia, wrote in 1896 re R. WILSON of South Yarra who advertised dogs for sale, but never forwarded them after payment was sent, but fobbed Copas off.  Police report his real name is William Wilson and that he makes his living by fraud.  Copas wishes to prosecute, but Wilson clears off, deserting his wife in the process.  She takes out a maintenance order and he is arrested.  25 pages, List 37.

COPPING, Mrs Tasman, Kellevie, Tasmania wrote in 1913 re her brother Charles Edgar KINGSTON’s death and details of any assets he had.  A report is provided.  6 pages, List 106.

COPPOCK, Mrs. M. Wrote from Bowden South Australia in 1900 re her husband Arthur Herbert, who had deserted her. He had served in the NSW Naval Contingent that went to China. She saw a death of Robert Coppock in Victorian paper and wonders if he is a relation. Police ascertain no connection.  List 1.

CORCY, David, c38 years, charged with larceny of a horse and jinker in 1928 by his brother in law Thomas George MANLEY, tinsmith, Ironbark.  Photo of him with two children; 4 pages, List 60.

CORNICK, James, executed in 1857 for the murder of Agnes HORNE at Eaglehawk.  Information requested in 1897, and Inspector G. RYALL recalls case and gives details.  Query seems to be about any property he left.  18 pages, List 40.

CORRY, Claude, 12 years old in 1902; threw stones and broke a train window, in company with John FINDLAY, also 12 years; both pupils of Flemington State School.  His parent offers payment to railways, but police want to charge him with offence.  Eventually the case is dropped.  10 pages, List 63.

CORSTON, James.  Committed suicide in Melbourne in 1880; letters from his brothes Peter and John in New Zealand.  11 pages, List 4.

CORY, Alice Eddy, wrote long letter from Melbourne in 1817 re the people who were plotting against her, including her family, and encloses sample of the powder she has been prescribed.  She had been in Brisbane.  The file seems incomplete.  11 pages, List 71.

COSGRIFF, Dennis, cut his throat while lost in the bush near Beenack in 1911.  Rescued, he was bought to Melbourne by Joseph PAUL, licensee of the Yarra Junction Hotel and admitted to hospital.  Amos McOwen also helped.  His parents lived at Korumburra, and his ster Mrs GRIFFIN at Albert Park.  13 pages, List 99.

COSGROVE, Patrick, 30 years, charged with carnal knowledge of Frederina COOK, 17 years, at Shepparton in 1919.  Case dismissed after he married her.  8 pages, List 31.

COSTA, Raffale.  Telegram from NSW police, wanted for theft in 1900.  Previously in prison there, and photo and details on file.  Born  Italy. 1851.  8 pages, some duplicated, List 45.

COSTELLO, Pierce, wrote from Tumut NSW in 1916, asking that a warrant for desertion issued for his brother Gunner Thomas Costello be cancelled, as he was serving overseas.  5 pages, List 76.

COTINGTON, Phyllis of Hay, NSW, wrote in 1938 re William HICKEY, who had left his child Keith with her and not paid maintenance.  Asks that the child’s grandmother Mrs. LIEBEG of Bendigo be contacted, which is done.  6 pages,  List 2.

COTTER, J.W., Grong Grong Station via Junee, reported the loss of his South African Medal while in Melbourne in 1912; it is described.  6 pages, List 102.

COTTER, Michael, engine driver, deserted wife Rachel in Fitzroy in 1903; they were married in 1880 and had 8 children.  She took out a warrant for maintenance in 1914, he paid it until 1916.  In 1917 she activates search for him; found out of work.  27 pages, List 50.

COTTON, Henry, 40 years, and LEWIS, Henry, 35 years.  Tried at Maryborough in 1855 for highway robbery, but escaped from custody.  In 1866 Cotton is identified and re-arrested, but case collapses.  14 pages, List 35.

COULSON, Charles, wanted for support of his child by Mary CLARKE in 1895, but left Victoria.  In 1902 his father Alfred agrees to pay maintenance.  Melbourne solicitor’s letter on file.  3 pages, List 62.

COULTER, Joseph Henry.  Charged with setting fire to his house at North Prentice in 1912.  Report on case.  29 pages, List 32.

COUNSEL, Lawrence, married Mary O’O’BRIEN at Dungaree near Rylston NSW in 1882, but had already been married in New Zealand.  Letter from first wife, Mrs. Wentworth Counsel in 1888 on file, incomplete file.  10 pages, List 56.

COUSENS, Benjamin, charged with negligently discharging a pea rifle causing injury to Eliza Jane KEW at Bendigo in 1900.  Depositions on file from rifle owner Henry WATSON and witnesses Thomas RAY, a baker, and Robert KEW, brother of victim.  35 pages, some repetitive.  List 46.

COUTTS, Ada.  Wrote from Fremantle WA in 1907 re her sister in law Mrs Gordon COUTTS of Yarra Junction, who had failed to reply to her letters.  He had been brought back after deserting her some years ago.  6 pages, List 15.

COWARD, Harold Frederick of Footscray.  Deserted wife Amelia c1900, and believed gone to Sydney with uncle Harry ROGERS.  He was 19 yrs, a laborer.  Mrs. M. BEGLEY, a widow , of NSW, alerts police; he is courting her 18 yr. old daughter Katie and she doesn’t like it.  25 pages, List 3.

COWELL, John, Wynyard, Tasmania, wrote in 1916 re his son F.A., 22nd Battalion, who has asked him to send half his army pay to Miss MULLER, Footscray; asks details as to whether she is respectable or not. 4 pages, List 78.

COWIE, Thomas Henry.  A miner, of Zeehan Tasmania, he wrote in 1901, asking police to find his wife Charlotte Amelia, who had left him and taken their two children.  He believed her to be with John SPARK, a former Ballarat resident, who had been in Zeehan, and was separated from his wife.  4 pages, List 4.

COWLEY, Elsie, c/- Mr. FARRELL, West Coast Tasmania, wrote in 1907 asking if Duncan McDONALD, 30 years, born Dimboola, was married in Victoria.  She is engaged to him and has heard he is married.  3 pages, List 82.

COWLEY, George Edwin.  Deserted wife in W.A., seduced daughter of Mrs. CHAPMAN of Colac and had a child by her.  Solicitors in Perth make enquiries in 1902.  11 pages, List 16.

COWLING, Mrs.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1908 re William ALLEN, formerly in railways there and now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 5.

COX, Charles Herbert, sought by wife Edith, Townsville Qld in 1903.  He has relations in Brunswick, may use the name FRENCH.  She intends to sue for maintenance.  Sister and brother Thomas traced.  6 pages, List 65.

COX, James.  Wrote from Terrick Terrick in 1904, complaining of treatment by Constable BROWN of Mitiamo, who had falsely accused him of stealing from Hugh McLEAN, orchardist of Harcourt.  Cox’s son Peter mentioned.  29 pages, including three letters from Cox snr.  List 10.

COX, Patrick Joseph.  Bigamy alleged in 1886, but New Zealand police state he co-habited only with Sarah CAREY in Dunedin and had 4 children by her.  5 pages, List 57.

COX, Thomas Gilbert, Rising Sun hotel, Port Melbourne; in 1910 an anonymous letter claims he is living with another man’s wife and children – Mrs SCHULTZ.  He claims housekeeper only.  16 pages, List 93.

COXELL, John H., writes from Adelaide SA in 1897.  He gave money to a Mrs. BOURBAUD to return to her husband in Stawell, and is having trouble getting re-imbursed.  Constable J. Bourbaud reports that the writer is her brother in law and declines to pay costs.  7 pages, List 41.

COO YET (COYTT), William, murdered at Kilmore in 1877.  Report and further comment in 1882.  Large file, List 58.

COYLE, John. Information sought by wife M., Perth, WA, in 1909.  He was a carpenter and joiner, believed in Melbourne with the wife of HODGINS of Adelaide.  Found.  9 pages, List 91.

COZENS, John David, rate collector, Oxley Shire, embezzled funds and absconded in 1918, leaving wife and 5 children. Found to have enlisted under name Albert DRUMMOND and gone overseas.  17 pages, List 75.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CRABBE, Bernard, sought by mother Laura, Rose Park South Australia, in 1917.  He needs to support his child Harold who he left with her after his wife left him.  13 pages, List 75.

CRABBE, Mrs. L., Rose Park, South Australia, wrote in 1918 seeking Mrs. Mabel Crabbe, whose child she is caring for.  9 pages, List 81.

CRABTREE, Marion, wrote from Bundaberg Qld in 1899 re her son J.R., who telegraphed her for money for his return passage from Melbourne but has not arrived.  He was 30 years, well educated ‘is very clever with pen and pencil’.  12 pages, List 38.

CRAIG, WILLIAMSONS & THOMAS.  Warehouse fire 1897; background of Richard PEEBLES sought.  Large file, some water damaged and difficult to read.  List 20

CRAIGH, Rupert, child, accidentally kicked by a police horse in Melbourne in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 49.

CRANE, Barney.  Anonymous letter of 1919 alleges he has committed bigamy under the name of Robinson.  Police find he is living with Agnes THOMPSON and they have two children.  Crane says he married Louisa MULDER fourteen years ago and she deserted him.  5 pages, List 4.

CRANFIELD, Arthur, deserted wife and 3 children c1897.  In 1900 she asks police to find him, and he is located in South Australia, but declines to provide maintenance.  8 pages, List 45.

CRANSTON, Mary, 60 years, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912, wife of William.  6 pages, List 105.

CRAVEN, Thomas, wrote from Bendigo in 1895, wishing to join police force.  He was 20 years old.  2 pages, List 28.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Catherine, wife of George, died suddenly at Windsor in 1900; had been bedridden for some years.  5 pages, List 51.

CRAWFORD, William of Skipton.  Applies to join police force in 1906, but gave wrong age, so denied admittance. George RUSSELL of Langi Willi writes supporting letter.  3 pages, List 4.

CREE, Rosie Christina, 16 yrs, sister of Mrs. JONES, taken from Miss SUTHERLAND’s Homes by BLAIR family of Alberton, to help on farm, 1905.  They sell out and go overseas, and she is taken in by farmer Arthur WARREN and wife.  Rosie claimed Warren sexually assaulted her; taken by neighbour Dave JONES to KEATING family who look after her.  Also claims a sexual relationship with Jones, who is to marry someone else.  Her letters to her sister on file, as is statement by Ernest Henry CAUGHEY.  26 pages, List 3.

CREED, Eva, 27 years, daughter of Agnes, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1913, was living apart from her husband and with August GROSSMANN.  4 pages, List 108.

CREEDON, Emma, Clydesdale North near Maryborough, claimed in 1913 that Constable George, No. 3958 was the father of her illegitimate child; large file on her background and relationships.  Niece Alice YOURN’s child is boarded with her.  Case against Jones dismissed and scathing comments on her character.  List 107.

CRESWELL, Joseph, fell down abandoned mine shaft at Pitfield in 1896; working there with Francis McCAFFERY.  Large file re attempt to recover body and payment due to George COMMONS, John REID, Patrick MATHEWS, Thomas BROWN, who helped recover it, and which govt department should pay costs.  List 38.

CRESSWELL, J.G., Corrimal, South Coast NSW, wrote in 1909 re his uncle Thomas SIMPSON, butcher, late of Kibblesworth Colliery, Newcastle on Tyne England.  5 pages, List 89.

CRICHTON, A.L. Fifteen year old daughter Etheldom Grace missing, 1907. Father is a caterer and pastry cook at Kensington. Her photo on file. Found.  List 1.

CRICHTON, Jack, admitted to Royal Park Home in 1904.  In 1910 his mother Mrs. J. Crichton, wrote from Bendigo, asking for him to be returned to her ‘there is always an ache’.  Gives details of circumstances of his removal.  6 pages, List 54.

CRICKETERS ARMS HOTEL, Punt Rd. Richmond.  Anonymous complaint about Sunday trading in 1902.  Licensee was James McCONVILLE.  12 pages, List 16.

CRIGAN, Henry, hired to work in the detective police in 1885, but negative report on him.  Letters from father Charles in London and father in law Robert JORDAN on file.  14 pages, List 57.

CROCKETT, John, deserted wife Hannah at Ballarat in 1905; 34 years, member of Artillery Band.  Various Bands contacted, not found.  13 pages, List 82.

CROCKETT, May, married in New Zealand c1896, deserted her husband shortly after.  In 1910 he wrote from Randwick Sydney, asking police to trace her, she is using name TORBET.  Fund.  9 pages, List 97.

CROFT, Jane, 33 years, single, mother of 4 living children, made allegation of sexual assault against Constable HORNIBROOK at Kyneton in 1895, withdrew it, then took him to court for maintenance of her baby in 1896.  Very detailed information on the file, she is described as ‘a depraved, vicious, violet and most untruthful creature’.  She admits that Gavan Stewart WALLACE is the father of one of her children; her letters to him on file.  Case thrown out of court.  22 pages, List 37.

CROFT, Katherine, died in hotel in Melbourne in 1900, licensee Henry THOMPSON; found by servant Bella MIDDLETON.  Living apart from husband Thomas, a farmer, at Myrtleford.  23 pages, List 47.

CROFT, Mary, 25 years, wife of Charles, left her home in Warburton in 1913; seen catching a train to Melbourne.  3 pages and photo.  List 109.

CROLL, Mrs. Barbara, Mooroopna. Wrote a number of complaints from 1903 – 1905 that fruit from their orchard was being stolen ; detailed investigation undertaken, and comments about family on file.  29 pages, List 63.

CROMPTON, Barbara, 4 years, in 1912 was living with aunt Mrs MOORE, Wonthaggi, after death of her mother, but she can’t keep her any more.  Discussion as to action to be taken.  2 pages, List 103.

CRONAN, Mrs. Emily.  Attempted suicide in 1920, taken to hospital by police, no charges laid.  7 pages, List 24.

CRONIN, Denis, Melbourne, applies for plain clothes force in 1905, 29 years, born Sydney, newly arrived in Melbourne, formerly in Transvaal. Negative comment on file.  6 pages, List 52.

CRONIN, Edward, in 1900 found to be destitute, and arrangements made to take him to Bendigo Benevolent Home.  9 pages, List 47.

CROOKS, Victor Norman, deserted illegitimate child Victor Clive, son of Elizabeth BODY of Carisbrook, in 1906.  In 1907 he was found interstate.  8 pages, List 44.

CROSBIE/CROSBY/CROSSLEY, Clara. Lost in bush in Lilydale in 1885. File re search and finding her and unflattering report on her family.  List 1.

CROSBY, Catherine.  Enquiry from Master in Lunacy, 1868, re her property, which was sold.  Letter from her 1869 protesting this and explanation of police actions.  28 pages, List 4.

CROSS, Samuel John, committed suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1902 and buried by cousin.  Information sought by son John in Surry Hills NSW.  8 pages, List 63.

CROSSLEY, Mrs. Lily, wife of Frank, actor, assaulted by an unknown male at Albert Park in 1901.  Very detailed description of injuries inflicted, and anonymous letter claiming she was mistaken for someone else, as well as details of investigations, and a letter from father in law Harry Crossley, Richmond.  32 pages, List 53.

CROSTHWAITE, Benjamin.  See SOURIAN, Lilith.

CROTON, William John, returned soldier, farming at Raluana near Rupanyup.  Charged with carnal knowledge of his stepdaughter Mavis Croton in 1928.  Warning: this is quite a confronting file; employee Leonard Charles WHITE helped her to report to police.  Letters from her on file and copy of her testimony.  21 pages, List 59.

CROUCH, George.  Wife left him and their four children in 1919; he subsequently deserted the children.  They were placed in the Home of Hope Collingwood for a period.  Letter from their grandmother in Sydney, seeking their whereabouts in 1920.  9 pages, List 3.

CROUCH, Joseph, c30 years.  Information on him requested by farmer S. STEWART, Daytrope in 1913.  He recently married a 15 year old girl – RUSSELL, and was believed to be already married.  Report shows his wife died at Talbot c1904 and he then lived with Helena (Lina) MANGAN, by whom he had a daughter; child is now with her sister Mrs HEHIR in Adelaide.  8 pages, List 109.

CROW, Margaret, Emigration Depot, Geelong, wrote in 1866 asking the address of her brother in law Scott STEWART, who was in the police force; dismissed from force.  8 pages, List 78.

CROWHURST, Walter Birkett, attempted suicide at the Commercial Travellers Hotel Melbourne in 1912; taken to hospital by hall porter Frederick MALCOLMSON; David Augustus BIRRELL, commercial traveller, witness.  Wife in Sydney informed.  12 pages, List 104.

CROWLEY, Catherine, Balaclava, wrote in 1913.  Her husband Bert claims that police had told him she was misbehaving which she denies.  She lives with her mother and supports herself.  4 pages, List 109.

CROY, Joseph, robbed in Melbourne in 1907.  Offenders identified and sent to trial.  He lost a job in NSW while waiting for case to be heard; asks financial help.  4 pages, List 44.

CUGNET, M. Gaston; manager Mr. Maitland asks police presence on occasion of flying exhibition at Altona in 1910; agreed to.  4 pages, List 24.

CUISS, Augustus Andrew, 27 years, died after treatment by Chinese doctor James LAMSET of Bendigo in 1895.  Report on case and copy of newspaper article.  16 pages, List 27.

CULNANE, A. wrote from ‘Thugga’ Morven via Culcairn in 1898, asking help to locate her husband who went to Melbourne and has not returned.  He is a cripple.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

CULKIN, M.W., ‘writes for country journals’ claims assaulted by 16 year old Alfred FRASER near Broadmeadows in 1912.  17 pages, List 99.

CULKIN, M.W., Melbourne, wrote two strange letters in 1912, complaining of larrikins and police.  7 pages, List 32.

CULKIN, Martin William.  Wrote two letters in 1894, complaining of alleged assault and police inaction; report on his allegations, 18 pages, List 13.

CULLEY, Lilian, wrote from Bondi Sydney in 1901, asks police to trace her brother Gordon Samuel Culley, adopted by G. OLIVER of Horsham c14 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

CUMBLE, Susan, 69 years, died at Braybrook in 1903 and buried at government expense.  Assets sold to pay costs and Isabella DEMPSTER reimbursed.  14 pages, List 66.

CUMMERFORD, Alice, Glen Aplin Qld., wrote in 1915 re Thomas KELLY, who left Stanthorpe c1913; he was wanted for child maintenance.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

CUMMINS, Henry James and Thomas Michael and Henry NICHOLLS, tried at Children’s Court Melbourne in 1919, with breaking and entering shop of George Arthur HUDSON.  Witnesses Alexander John BLYTH and Richard Morton Lyell PIKE.  6 pages.  Henry charged with further offences.  8 pages, List 27.

CUMMINS, Philip, died at Mitcham in 1905, buried at government expense.  File details unsuccessful attempt to get sons Philip and John and daughters Mrs. HUNT and Mrs. ROBERTSON to pay costs.  14 pages, List 26.

CUNNINGHAM, Lilian May, employed at the Epidemic Hospital at the Exhibition in 1919, asks Clifford Henry NEWBERY, an orderly there, to mind her jewellery, but he pawns it instead.  14 pages List 31.

CUNNINGHAM, William Duncan, died suddenly in Fitzroy in 1894, 44 years.  Medical evidence states not suspicious, but James WALLACE, Pitt St Sydney, writes to police that a boarder – BLAKE (real name CAPPER) claimed he was poisoned in mistake for his wife Mary on whom he (Blake) had taken out a life assurance policy.  Police inclined to dismiss claim, but Blake returns and visits her.  (A most bizarre case.)  24 pages, List 38.

CURRAN, Mrs. Eileen, wrote from Fitzroy in 1917 complaining about the arrest of her husband William Edward Curran, a military deserter, without a warrant.  Detailed report on file.  11 pages, List 70.

CURRELL, James, left home in Albert Park in 1895 and disappeared.  Formerly a cab driver, 68 years, separated from second wife, had 3 daughters by a former marriage.  Relations FOGG family mentioned.  Report in 1901 when widow applies for probate.  Large file.  List 51.

CURRELL, Thomas George, lost in snow near Dargo in 1911, rescued by Constable D. STEWART, assisted by Alfred H. RYAN, licensee of hotel.  Detailed description of rescue given; Stewart commended.  12 pages, List 99.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee, Elsternwick.  Writes a series of eccentric letters on various matters in 1912, report states ‘is harmless’.  21 pages, List 104.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee. Charged with behaving in an indecent manner after being seen urinating in a gutter, 1915. Attempts to get case dropped; is the son of the late John, one of the founders of Melbourne etc. Was a sharebroker and former banker, and was well-known as ‘an honest man but I preserved my character as a gentleman, the rogues did not.’  List 1.

CURRY, Ada, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1909 seeking John CONSIDINE against whom she won a breach of promise case.  Found with brother; separated from wife.  6 pages, List 89.

CUTHBERT, Eileen, 10 year old daughter of Sophia of Thornbury, alleges indecently assaulted in 1928.  3 pages, List 58.

CUTLER, Joseph, wrote two strange letters to Sydney gaol authorities in 1899, from Drouin.  He mentions being examined by mind readers in Parramatta in 1897.  They suggest Victorian police keep an eye on him, but he is unknown at Drouin.  13 pages, List 41.

CUTMORE, B.D., Fitzroy, reports in 1913 that her husband J., has sent maintenance and encloses his letter from W.A.  2 pages, List 105.

CUTTING, Albert alias FRYER, deserted wife Catherine and 3 children at Warrnambool in 1908.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 86.

CUTTS, Thomas.  Wife wrote from Ballarat re his failure to pay maintenance for her and their 3 children, and she due to give birth shortly.  Police report she was never married to him, was originally Fanny SMITH and lived with him for some years.  She then left him at Penshurst and married –WRIGHT.  Police return his two surviving children to him.  4 pages, List 15.

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DALE, Harry, sought by mother M.A., Bathurst St., Hobart, in 1915.  ‘One of his brother has been killed in action, one wounded yesterday …’.  Found.  12 pages, List 80.

DALE, Maud of Carlton, wrote in 1899 re her father who imported a merry-go-round and has been travelling in N.S.W. with it. She and her sister are worried as they haven’t heard from him for some months. Police eventually track him down, but in the meantime he had written to her. 12 pages, List 2.

DALE, Thomas D., constable, Waratah, Tasmania, wrote in 1909 asking police to locate his brother William, last heard of in 1906 at Bridgewater; his letters have been returned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 90.

DALGLISH, William John, husband of Agnes, writes a series of letters in 1895 from Jumbunna, claiming among other things that neighbour Elizabeth MARTIN had committed bigamy with Walter TABOR.  Report states ill feeling between the two families because Dalglish’s daughter was dumped by Tabor for Martin’s daughter.  16 pages, List 27.

DALRYMPLE, William John. Committed for trial for murder of Annie HILL at Fitzroy in 1906; his background given. 4 pages, List 2

DALSCHECK,  Abraham.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children report in 1898 that he has left his two young sons on his property in Gippsland to fend for themselves.  5 pages, List 3.

DALTON, Ernest, also known as William BOWEN, escaped from Yarra Bend Asylum and went to NSW in 1917; a Victorian, 24 years, committed crime there and admitted to asylum.  Large file covers 1917-1918.  List 71.

DALTON, Francis Michael, jockey.  Location sought by solicitors WALLACE & Son of Sydney in 1900; file reveals he is living with a brothel keeper called CROSBIE.  10 pages, List 46.

DALWOOD, Norman Lawrence, assaulted Margaret Dalwood at Carlton in 1928.  38 years, known to police.  Photo of him with child, and one page report.  List 60.

DALY, Dudley Bernard, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1912.  He is in government service and requires his birth certificate, but his mother in Melbourne is ignoring his request, and the Government Statist has no record.  Mother interviewed and explains situation.  7 pages, List 103.

DALY, John, late of Sydney, died in 1874 on board steamer You Yangs, 76 years.  File re disposal of assets.  9 pages, List 31.

DALY, Mary.  Wrote from Sydney in 1905 re Edward DU VERGUR, who had deserted his wife Maria.  She is looking after her, but can’t continue.  7 pages, List 8.

DAMOND FAMILY, Ashburton, accidently poisoned in 1900 after eating decomposed meat.  3 pages, List 50.

DANGERFIELD, Mrs. St. Kilda, 1894. Wants to adopt her daughter’s illegitimate child, which is not expected to live. Daughter in hospital and husband being treated for ‘brain trouble’. Asks no inquest when child dies as it will upset husband; department agrees.  List 1.

D’ANGRI, Noel Arthur. Ran away from home at Bentleigh after quarrel with father. 12 yrs old. Photo of him and a young girl on file, taken four years previously. 4 pages.  List 1.

DANIEL, Annie, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote to police in 1912 re husband Francis, believed living in Melbourne.  He has come into a legacy.  File shows that he deserted his wife and 7 children in W.A. some years prior.  5 pages, List 102.

DANIELS, F.W., public servant, Kalinga, Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1938 re his wife, son Harold and unnamed daughter, who were living in Hawthorn.  He is divorced and has been supporting them, but they refuse to answer his letters.  Gives detailed background to case.  10 pages, List 2.

DANISH CLUB caretaker Julius SVANSKJER fell down stairs and injured himself in 1909; report on, 4 pages, List 53.

DANKS, John & Son Pty Ltd., South Melbourne.  Report on explosion at the foundry in 1913, accidentally caused by employee Terence George WILLIAMS.  6 pages, List 105.

DANN, Edith May, nee JOYNER, charged with bigamy 1930; married Frank Dann at Footscray in 1927 and subsequently Walter Wm. WARNHAM.  13 pages, List 2.

DARCY, Ellen, Woodend, wrote in 1911 re possible position in Victoria for her husband, at present a Police Inspector in Selangor Malaya, previously in Royal Irish Constabulary, as was his father.  3 pages, List 98.

DARLING HOTEL, Richmond.  Anonymous letter in 1902 that police frequent the place.  Report states not true, and that a rival Miss Hannah DUGGAN of the Royal Sailor Hotel is probably the person who wrote.  She was recently fined.  8 pages, List 16.

DASH, Charlotte. Alleged criminal assault on her, 1881. She was the daughter of the Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kerang. 8 pages, List 2.

DASHWOOD, George, deserted wife and child at Bathurst in 1905.  English, c30 years, ship’s engineer.  Not found; no photo.  6 pages, List 69.

DAULBY, Mrs. E., wrote from Adelaide in 1895 re her husband Henry who has not sent maintenance.  He is a butcher.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 29.

DAULBY, Mrs. E.  Wrote from North Adelaide in 1897 re her husband Henry, last heard of in 1895 with a butcher’s shop in St. Kilda, he deserted her.  Police find he is living with another woman.  6 pages, List 20

DAVENPORT, Mrs., ‘Beaufort’ Newtown, Sydney, NSW.  Wrote in 1899 re loss of valuable prize-winning Yorkshire Terrier, which disappeared from her husband’s chemist shop.  She believes it may have been stolen and taken to Melbourne.  5 pages, List 42.

DAVEY, F.K., Meeniyan, applies for Mounted Police, 1898.  1 page, List 20.

DAVEY, Reginald.  Of Boort, charged with killing 39 wild ducks in 1906.  17 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, John Y., wrote from Marrickville, Sydney in 1899 re a newspaper report of the drowning suicide of Alexander AITCHISON, a blacksmith.  Asks if it is his cousin, born Dunbar Scotland, c41 years, who arrived c1881 in Queensland.  Mrs. Mary THOMSON of Fairfield knew him; seems to be the same person.  10 pages, List 43.

DAVIDSON, Robert William, presented with a watch by locals at Woolsthorpe when he enlisted and left for the front.  In 1916 G. HAYWARD of Leeds Yorkshire wrote asking if local police could find where he was, as he had lost the watch at the Dardanelles, it had been found and Hayward wished to return it to him.  5 pages, List 80.

DAVIDSON, William. In 1917 deserted 5 year old son and wife and ran off with Jessie DOUBLEDAY, who left her husband William Henry at South Yarra, and took their 9 year old daughter with her. Doubleday has enlisted and wants his daughter back.  List 1.

DAVIES, Mrs. A., Collingwood, 1903, complains her husband (un-named) doesn’t provide enough for her and her 13 year old daughter to live on; he is a bootmaker, as is his brother.  The family formerly lived in Carlton, and neighbours there give her a poor report.  6 pages, List 25.

DAVIES, Annie (Mrs. Richard) Rocky Springs, Stewart’s Corner, Townsville, wrote in 1902 re Professor RICHARDS who treated diseases with electricity.  She had paid him money to cure her deafness but he has cleared out. A detailed report on him is compiled.  10 pages, List 63.

DAVIES, Christina Maria. Born Melbourne, married John A. McCONAGHY in 1877 and bigamously William DAVIES in 1877. She has had nine children by him. Davies had previously married Catherine LEWIS in Sydney, and deserted both wives, and married Alice LUND. Christina wants Davies found, 1909 but drops case. Her daughter is married to Michael FOLEY.  List 1.

DAVIES, Christina, South Melbourne, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, who deserted her in 1904; c46 years, assayer.  This is the same case as above, but has a lot of detail; file covers 1904 – 1908, and includes several letters from her and reports from police.  43 pages, List 84.

DAVIES, Elias, deserted wife Sarah and 7 children at Kerang in 1902; believed in W.A.  Bootmaker/miner, 44 years, brother Arthur John Davies is in W.A.  Found.  17 pages, List 62.

DAVIES, Thomas, pensioner Vic. Railways, died Northcote  August 1895, intestate.  Believed to have a married sister Margaret LEWIS in Cardiff.  List of assets sold.  6 pages, List 31.

DAVIS, Albert Edward Ryrie, wanted for embezzlement at Tumut NSW in 1907.  Photo.  2 pages, List 83.

DAVIS, Amy nee CRAMPTON. Committed bigamy. Married Frank DAVIS at Junee 1914, and they had five children. In 1930 she left him and lived with Jack LOVEBAND and later married him in Victoria.  List 1.

DAVIS, David, bootmaker, Spencer Street Melbourne.  Complains in 1908 about a Truth article in which he is described as a habitual criminal and his wife as a ‘lowdown harlot’, when their son David is in court.  10 pages, List 86.

DAVIS, E.E.   Of Port Pirie, wrote in 1906 re his son W., who had been in Yea.  Found.  4 pages, some torn, List 3.

DAVIS, Henry, wanted for maintenance of illegitimate child Henry TURNER in 1898; mother Alice Maud, barmaid, Sydney.  Found in Prahran.  6 pages, List 23.

DAVIS, Samuel Edward, wrote from Royal Park Receiving Home to the Governor General in 1917, seeking his freedom and rights.  Letter forwarded to police who report he enlisted in the army but because of mental state was returned when the ship reached South Africa; believes he is the King of Australia etc.  His wife and 3 children lived in Caulfield. 6 pages, List 72.

DAVIS, Soames, murdered or disappeared Beechworth, 1862.  In 1882 Henry McKAY claimed that the bushranger POWER was the offender.  The very large file includes the 1862 investigation and 1882 comments.  List 58.

DAVISON, Richard, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1912 re his wife L.E., who left for W.A., but never arrived there, and whom he suspects got off the ship in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 101.

DAWSON, Charles.  Petition for release after being imprisoned for assault on William THOMSON at Kyneton in 1864.  2 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, Ernest.  Sought by wife in Sydney in 1906; not found.  5 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, F., wrote to Premier, re locating her sister Jane SMITH.  Original letter not on file, but sister found at Kiata near Nhill.  5 pages, List 48.

DAWSON, Frederick James, 44 years, baker/cook, deserted wife and 7 children in Prahran c1900, believed to be in W.A. with barmaid Bessie SCANLAN.  In 1909 wife asks police to trace him; not found.  12 pages, List 91..

DAWSON, J.H.V., wrote a number of letters from Perth in 1899.  His brother, H.E. of Bourke Street Melbourne, advised.  He suffers hallucinations.  11 pages, List 39.

DAWSON, Sarah, Richmond, deserted by husband George in 1910; carpenter and joiner.  Found in New Zealand, he promises to pay maintenance but fails to do so.  In 1911 she again asks police to find him.  21 pages, List 95.

DAWSON, William.  Deserted wife Sarah Ann and children May, Victoria, Lillie,  Leo, Lena, Leslie, Bert and 15 mth child.  He was a glassblower, 42 yrs, had a brother Hugh in New Zealand.  Found.  33 pages, List 4.

DAY, Daniel, sought by Mrs A. WARREN, Darlinghurst NSW in 1912.  She has his 10 year old child, and she has fallen ill.  He was working in Melbourne. Found.  6 pages, List 102.

DAY, Herbert William, Standard Bank of Australia, Geelong, asks police to keep an eye on James ASHLEY who is traveling around with Day’s steam merry-go-round.  Confidential report shows Ashley owes money.  4 pages, List 28.

DAY, Marcella.  Her Dramatic Company asks police presence for performance at Brighton Town Hall in 1895; original flyer on file.  3 pages, List 26.

DAY, Thomas of Hawthorn, wrote in 1906, asking if Mrs. GALE, an old friend, needed to register under the Infant Life Protection Act, as she was looking after his twins.  Their mother had died giving birth.  3 pages, List 3.

DAYLESFORD. Dynamite explosion at office of Advocate newspaper, 1895.  List 1.

DAYLESFORD CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.  Complains to police that Leonard BIBLE and Martin DWAN are running street bets on races.  Report states that the claim is by Charles DEVLIN who had to apologise to the local constable for slandering him and no truth in claim.  6 pages, List 16.

DEACON, Mrs S., nee BRAGG, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if uncle Robert BRAGG, who left England c40 years ago and died shortly after arrival in Australia, has left her anything.  5 pages, List 100.

DEAN, Margaret.  Gives birth to an illegitimate child on the Sydney Express train in 1899.  File re her removal at Seymour and care of her and child.  Father of the child given as William MARSH.  She and Marsh had been employed by Frederick HENDY, farmer, Katunga.  Marsh’s father William at Coburg.  Her brother Robert and family live at Yarrawonga.  35 pages, List 16.

DEANS, George.  Information sought in 1912 by Sydney solicitors on his marriage to Lydia PEARCE said to be in Warrnambool c1884.  She was the daughter of James and Margaret.  11 pages, List 100.

de BUSSIERE, Paul alias BARRON.  French Consul in Melbourne asks for and receives detailed report on him and on Wilson D’ARGENTAN in 1905.  17 pages, List 64.

de CHANEET, Victor, 16 years, wen to Qld about 1909, supposed to have returned hasn’t done so.  Information sought by G.S. de Channet, Malvern.  Found.  5 pages, List 100.

DEED, George Robert, 37 years, assaulted his wife and burnt down his house at Majorca in 1896, then attacked Dr P. CUNNINGHAM at Talbot, before suiciding.  His body was later found by George GEDDES of Sandy Creek.  File details case, including calling on Aboriginal trackers and draining a nearby dam.  31 pages, List 35.

DEELEY, Mrs M., Semaphore, South Australia, wrote in 1910 re husband E., who went to Victoria over a year ago; found.  5 pages, List 97.

DE FOE, Caroline Matilda, sought in 1897.  Incomplete file, but her employment history given, and she is found in an asylum.  13 pages, List 40.

DEFRAGA, John, 39 years, born Melbourne, left for America in 1908.  In 1909 his wife asked police to find him.  Found.  3 pages, List 88.

DE FRATUS, Frank, Mullewa-Cue Line, Western Australia, asked police in 1908 to find his wife Ann Ruth nee SOUTHAM or TALLON; born Rushworth.  5 pages, List 86.

DEFRIES, Colin, Melbourne Motor Garage, wrote in 1910 re placing taxi cabs in the streets.  2 pages, List 54.

de GALCZYNSKI, Henri, 28 years, sought by brother Rene in Sydney in 1902.  He is a draughtsman, decorator and violinist.  Believed to be with Marian CHAUMET a much older woman.  Found to have used the name Otto PERL in Melbourne, believed gone overseas.  11 pages, List 62.

de GATCZYNSKI, Henri, sought by brother Reni in Sydney in 1901. He has taken money and run off with Mme Marian CHAUMET, who left her husband c2 years ago. They may be using the name BENEDETTI. Henri was 27 yrs old, Marion about 57 yrs! 23 pages, List 2.

DEGERING, Mrs. A., South Yarra, living apart from her husband, an un-naturalized German, she complains in 1916 that he has been threatening to take the children she has away from her.  Interviewed, he claimed she had left him for another man.  5  pages, List 78.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth. Living with Henry CARR and registers birth of Leslie Hilton Carr in 1893. His wife Mary Ann Carr claims false registration of birth as they are not married. She has been married to him for 29 years and has nine children.  List 1.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth, wife of John.  Henry CARR, proprietor of Brighton Coffee Palace, named as co-respondent in divorce case in 1895.  His wife is divorcing him and reports false registration of birth.  12 pages, List 26.

DELANEY, Walter, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1911 re sister Clara May, who left her employment in Melbourne and had not returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 99.

DELLA MADDALENA, Andrea.  Hanged himself at Nagambie in 1910.  Italian Consul in Melbourne seeks details of estate etc.  19 pages, List 23.

DELLA VEDOVA, Battista, complains to Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1915 about his ill-treatment by Marong police.  Detailed report states previously admitted to lunatic asylum, is acting strangely; his son, who lives in Gippsland, is interviewed and says father deserted his family in Italy 15 years ago.  Quite a graphic report of his living conditions.  8 pages, List 81.

DELLOR, E.B., St. Kilda.  Asked for her son in the Reform School at Ballarat to be released to her in 1882; refused.  4 pages, List 57.

DE LOMBA, Marsel, wrote from Bathurst Gaol in 1915 asking police to find his sister Lila, believed with aunt Mrs. DIXON.  Not found.  4 pages, List 79.

DELMARCO, Brigida, Ponte, Italy, wrote in 1912 re father Francesco, last heard of at Inglewood.  Extensive search undertaken, including interview with widow of Domenico Delmarco who gives details of his family.  30 pages, List 71.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB. Melbourne. 1899 report on.  List 1.

DEMPSEY, David, deserted wife Marie Bridget and 5 children in Carlton in 1893.  File covers search for him in 1894. 13 pages, List 38.

DEMPSTER, Mrs Florrie, South Melbourne, deserted by husband William Robert in 1908; she is pregnant.  4 pages, List 84.

DENARO, Filippo, oyster saloon keeper, Brisbane, left there with his 8 year old son to seek medical help in Sydney in 1913 and has never returned; believed to have gone back to Italy, leaving his wife destitute.  5 pages, List 105.

DENNIS, Annie, wrote from Perth, Tasmania in 1905.  While in Melbourne she had left money to Robert HUTCHINSON, then working at a butcher’s shop in Hawthorn, as he had gambled his away.  She has written several letters, but he has not repaid it or replied.  5 pages, List 65.

DENNIS, Rosa Mary, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re Elsie Mary MORRIS, eldest daughter of William Morris, boot factory, Abbotsford.  She has had care of her for 3 years; is now 10 years old.  She went on a visit to her father, and has not returned.  5 pages, List 84.

DENNISON, Ethel May, absconded from the Scots Church Home for neglected children in 1896; caught and returned.  Costs on file.  She had been licensed out to Mrs. ROTHERHAM of Surrey Hills.  12 pages, List 37.

DE PLEVITZ, George Richard. Bigamist. Married Elsie E. HANIGAN in Sydney in 1912, had three children by her, then married Ivy LAYTON in Melbourne in 1925. His mother is Mrs. Mary Ann LUFF.  1928 report.  List 1.

DERWAN, Mrs, living apart from her husband at 6 Parker Street Footscray in 1917 and with ‘Darky’ FEATHERSTONE who had enlisted.  Anonymous letter complains of her behaviour.  4 pages, List 72.

DE SILVERIA, Frank, sought by M. De Silveria of Albert Park in 1894.  He was also known as Frank Silver, has a brother James, and was 16 years old.  9 pages, List 13.

DE SILVEIRA, M., Northcote, complains in 1902 of police treatment of her brother Charles.  Detailed report on file.  10 pages, List 61.

DE SMEET, Arthur, sought by Belgian Consul in 1880, found interstate.  17 pages, List 17.

DESMOND, Nellie/Ellen, gave birth to male child at Women’s Hospital in 1904 and gave false information to staff and child registered as Harry PERKINS.  Police investigate but no prosecution; birth entry changed by registrar.  16 pages, List 63.

DESSENT, Mrs. D. Cora Lynn via Garfield, Gippsland, wrote in 1917 re her sister Dorothy KING who had come from Western Australia and been drinking heavily.  7 pages, List 73.

DEVINE, John.  Died suddenly at 65 Simpson St., East Melbourne in 1898, home of his brother in law.  2 pages, List 18.

DE VOSTOK, George, arrested in Melbourne in 1900 and charged with attempting false representation on S.W. SUTER of Launceston.  Admits previous offence in South Africa.  9 pages, List 47.

DEW, Arthur, Camberwell, asks Chief Commissioner in 1915 not to dismiss him for his drunkenness; has signed the pledge.  2 pages, List 81.

DEWING, George Mathew. Sought by W.A. Zuill, MLA in NSW in 1918 on behalf of unnamed sister who is anxious to contact him. Found. 7 pages.

DE YORK, Madame. Prosecuted for fortune telling at Eastern Market, 1897.  List 1.

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DIBBS, Emily, alias Madame FITZJAMES, ‘professional abortionist’, convicted of murder of Mrs. Adele DIXON in 1896.  20 pages, List 37.

DIBBS, Emily. Summoned in 1899 for failing to contribute to the maintenance of her three children Emily, Harriet and Arthur who are Wards of the State. She is in prison, but owns rental property, the proceeds of which could be used for the children. 10 pages, List 2.

DICKENS, Georgina, wife of the licensee of Robin Hood Hotel, Drouin, claims an unknown woman left a baby with her in Melbourne in 1894, but it is really the illegitimate child of her daughter Rhoda DOBBIN, and she is trying to get rid of it.  Witnesses Charlotte HUNTINGTON and Dr. Robert Merry SMITH confirm true position.  19 pages, List 24.

DICKIE, Mary Gill, daughter of a clergyman from Colac, alleged she was raped by James McKENZIE at Mrs. PLEWS Boarding House in South Yarra in 1912.  She was single, 43 years.  He was a friend of the HARRISONS, a newly arrived couple from England.  Dr. HORN who had been treating her gives her “a terrible character” and the case is withdrawn.  7 pages, List 33.

DICKINSON, Mrs. Senior, Newfield, near Port Campbell, complains in 1904 that her husband, from whom she has been separated for some years, is poisoning her cattle.  Stewart SMITH, carpenter, Darlington, writes on her behalf.  19 pages, List 68.

DICKSON, William George, sought by deserted wife in 1910; she is ill and needs maintenance.  5 pages, List 93.

DIETZ, Albert Richard, German, 40 years, formed a company in 1908 and absconded.  Found interstate.  9 pages, List 86.

DILLER, Charles.  Wrote from Pine Lodge near Shepparton in 1898 re his daughter Esther Louisa, 19 years, who was supposed to be with Mr. & Mrs. FLEMING at Werribee.  7 pages, List 18.

DILLON, E.  File re his failure to pay burial costs of illegitimate child of M.A. TIPPING, who he later married.  Two letters from him on file, 1903.  14 pages, List 4.

DILLOW, Annie May, 15 years ran away from employer in 1901.  Mother Eva, North Melbourne, writes a number of letters, mostly repetitive asking police to find her.  Found.  56 pages, List 53.

DILLOW, Eva Ethel Evangeline, Northcote, in 1909 asked for police help as her husband was threatening her.  Report states is very eccentric and do not believe claim.  10 pages, List 88.

DILLOW, Eva, North Melbourne, asks police help in 1909, claims husband states she is insane to avoid paying maintenance.  Husband Ernest is interviewed and explains situation.  6 pages, List 91.

DINSMORE, Bartley Stone, deserted wife Elizabeth Rice; Scottish, a contractor, 50 years.  Committed suicide in 1904.  Incomplete file.  4 pages, List 56.

DITTMER, R.  Wrote from Goulburn NSW in 1897 re his uncle Conrad BOETTCHER, who was supposed to be keeping an hotel at Melbourne, according to Dittmer’s mother in Germany.  Conrad was born near Hamburg Germany, and would be 40-50 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 6.

DIRKX, Arthur, sought by wife Florrie, Maidstone, Kent England, in 1911 and 1912.  He deserted in 1906, a chef at various places.  Found in 1911, but absconded again in 1912.  23 pages, List 71.

DIX, Emily. Anonymous letter claiming her husband a drunkard etc. Letters from her re her children Emily, Isabella and Louisa in Industrial School; she is in Yarra Bend. 4 files in all covering 1869-1872.  List 1.

DIXON, E.J., a J.P. in Prahran, forwarded to police some threatening letters received by him in 1885; they are on file.  Investigations of Edward RUSSELL and his wife, who used to work for him, and estate agent Frank E. EDGCOMBE are inconclusive.  A large file, List 57.

DIXON, Mrs Ellen, Windsor, claims in 1908 that a female child in her care, is the daughter of Ada O’ROOKE who has died, and seeks help in caring for her.  Detailed report covers whether the child’s real name is Alvira Montigue LOWE,  or a child of Mrs Rachel ROOKE of Tatura, who married her first cousin, or of Dixon herself.  Various people take the child: Mrs COPE, Mrs Sarah SPARGO, widow, Mr CRONE, jeweller, Fitzroy.  This is a very complicated file.  29 pages, List 85.

DOALMAN, Ada Matilda, 26 years, murdered by Walter Edgar ERFURTH who then suicided in 1913.  Letters from her brother Charles, a Sydney constable, her sister Rosie and her mother Sarah, seeking details and giving background.  29 pages, List 94.

DOBIE, Thomas. Unregistered doctor, file re plans to charge him, 1880-1881. 25 pages, List 2.

DOBLE, Philip.  Sought by brother in law Charles HEYNEN of Mallala Sth Australia in 1888. He left there the previous year and hasn’t been heard from; 31yrs, native of Devon England, sister Mrs. John HARVEY lives in Clunes.  6 pages, List 5.

DOBSON, George, killed his 3 children and a neighbour Peter DIMSDALE near Springhurst in 1894, then suicided.  17 pages, List 24.

DODD, Hugh Gray. File re cost of his burial after his death at Pakenham in 1920. Wife Annie located in Maitland, but states he deserted her twenty years ago and she can’t pay the expense. File includes list of his assets. 15 pages. List 1.

DOHERTY, Dennis, vagrant, found dead under a bridge at Seymour in 1898, crawling with lice.  At first unidentified, local photographer R.A. LESLIE is asked to take a photo, which is on file.  Subsequent dispute over his charge.  Body subsequently identified as Doherty, c45 years, Irish, Catholic, single, had been recently in Lancefield.  15 pages, List 46.

DOHERTY, Joseph, sought by Mary O’NEILL, of Gympie Qld, in 1911; she has had a child to him and he owes maintenance.  Found.  5 pages, List 101.

DOHERTY, Michael, Marshalltown, 14 years old in 1899, when charged with placing obstructions on railway line near Conewarre.  3 pages, incomplete file.  List 43.

DOIG, David, deserted wife E.H., Malvern, South Australia c1912 and went to Scotland.  He was a baker, 52 years.  In 1917 she asked if a man in Geelong by the same name was him; no.  10 pages, List 72.

DOLAN, Mrs. Helena.  Writes from Brisbane Qld in 1899; was deserted by husband Tom 3 years ago.  His father lives in Echuca.  Not found.  8 pages, List 17.

DOLAN, Mrs. Thomas, wrote from Brisbane in 1896 re her husband who left 4 weeks ago for Echuca, to see his ailing father, and hasn’t returned home.  Father interviewed and said son was heading home, but he hadn’t returned.  9 pages, List 36.

DOLAN, Thomas.  Information sought by wife Thelma, Carlton, in 1906; has heard he is dead.  His father, brother Frederick and sister Mary interviewed.  He was a Victorian, hairdresser, 40 years.  14 pages, List 71.

DONOVAN, Frank.  Deserted wife in Sydney c1893.  She writes in 1897, asking police to find him, family in Bendigo.  Not found.  15 pages, List 20.

DONOVAN, F.W., Preston, reported in 1908 that William JOHSON of Arthur Street Preston is ill treating his mother Jane, who was 83 years.  Detailed reported on case; Johanna CORRIGAN, a neighbour, is interviewed.  16 pages, List 87.

DONAGHY, Thomas, sought by wife Florence of Kew in 1889; last heard from at Townsville Qld, working on a lighter.  He was a native of the North of Ireland, c40 years, ship’s steward.  She was in poor circumstances.  Not found.  22 pages, List 43.

DONCASTER, E.S. & A. Bank, William Meader, officer in charge.  Robbed in 1891; report on.  4 pages, List 55.

DONNELLY, Joseph William, sought by Mrs. G.A. AMES of Drouin in 1900; she’s in poor circumstances and he’s her only relative in the colony.  Not found.  17 pages, List 47.

DONNELLY, Maggie, daughter of Hugh and Mary, gives birth to an illegitimate child, Ruby, in 1897, which subsequently dies.  She is known locally as REED and claimed to have married William Reed at Hamilton in 1889, and separated from him when she found out he was already married.  They had a child, registered as Herbert Donnelly Reed, now being cared for by her mother.  Reed was born Wisbeach England, and was 42 in 1889.  Quite a complicated story, with lots of personal detail.  23 pages, List 40.

DONNELLY, Mary A., file re ability of father Andrew of Barkstead to pay for her upkeep in asylum, 1891.  7 pages, List 51.

DONOHUE, W., Zeehan, Tasmania, asks Victoria police in 1909 to help get his wife Eva and child away from her mother and stepfather KELLY in Carlton as they are ill-treating her, and to him in Tasmania.  6 pages, List 53.

DONOVAN, Catherine, 34 years, dressmaker, Windsor, sudden death of, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

DONOVAN, J.H. Wilson, taken to court for non payment of maintenance of children in Industrial Schools, 1894; details of family life given, 5 pages, List 13.

DOOLAN, Joseph, sought by wife in Geelong in 1898.  They have 2 children and she hasn’t herd from him for some months.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 20.

DOOLAN, Mary.  Anonymous letter from Newtownship near Kilmore in 1895, alleges she concealed the birth of a child.  Police report on family.  6 pages, List 29.

DOUGLAS, William, wrote from Pyrmont, Sydney in 1909 re his niece Mrs. McKAY  who went to the USA after the death of her husband; seeks her address.  Solicitor supplies details.  7 pages, List 70.

DOUGLAS, William Ernest Donald, sought in 1909 by J.J. CORRIGAN, Brisbane, on behalf of his wife whom he left in 1908.  He was 35 years, an insurance traveller.  Not found.  7 pages, List 87.

DOWELL, Henry.  Letter from David PAULEY, Elizabethville, Congo Free State, advising of his death in 1911.  His wife Ellen, at Prahran, asks for help in getting his estate sorted.  5 pages, List 101.

DOWLING, Francis, miner, Tasmanian, deserted wife in 1900.  H. McKenzie, Larundel, Toorak, his father in law, wrote a series of letters in 1901 as police traced him around various mining sites.  63 pages, List 52.

DOWNES, George, Conclurry, Qld., son of James, a recent arrival, wrote in 1911 seeking his uncle J. NOAKE who was living near Woodend. 4 pages, List 100.

DOWNTON, Richard C., deserted wife, a nurse, in Sydney.  In 1911 she asks police help to find him.  7 pages, List 100.

DOWSETT, Thomas, Manning Shire Council, Taree NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking his brother John George, born 1826, native of Wiltshire, Salisbury, left England when c17years and never heard of again. His parents were William Edward and Charlotte.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

DOWSEY, Isaac, Collingwood, wrote in 1901 asking NSW police to confirm whether the death of a Richard in outback NSW, mentioned in a newspaper, is his brother; yes. 7 pages, List 53.

DOYLE, Ann.  Fire at her rented shop in Mark St. South Melbourne in 1865; daughter Madeline suspected.  Fire put out by neighbour George ABSOLOM.  Owner of shop was Thomas BARBER.  13 pages, List 4.

DOYLE, J.P., ship’s fireman; wife wrote from Portland, Port Adelaide in 1918; he hadn’t returned from Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 75.

DOYLE, John, Seymour, receives suicide note from John P. O’BRIEN, posted from NSW in 1894, asking him to look after his children Elizabeth Rose and Mary Joseph who are with his wife in Seymour.  O’Brien was formerly Inspector of Nuisances there, a Victorian, 32 years, who got into financial trouble.  Suspicion that O’Brien has faked death as no trace found.  15 pages, List 24.

DOYLE, Michael, died June 1899 at Bendigo; made his Will on day of his death.  Daughter J. Doyle c/- Ariah Park Goulburn NSW wrote in 1913 re disposal of assets.  (Very difficult to decipher writing).  Sister Katie LYNCH mentioned.  16 pages, List 32.

DRAKE, Harry, deserted his illegitimate child Arthur ROBERTS, mother Susie Florence Roberts, housemaid, Richmond; she took out a warrant.  He was a seaman on coastal steamers, 32 years.  In 1920 his mother was found in New Town Tasmania, and revealed that his wife (nee COOK), was very ill and living with her parents at Chudleigh, Tasmania.  In the meantime Susie had moved to Bendigo and was living with HECKER.  13 pages, List 54.

DREWETT, Phillip Charles, wanted in 1908 for carnal knowledge of Mary Ann STANDING; c23 years.  Photo and 6 pages, List 92.

DREWITT, Thomas.  Convicted of bigamy in 1897; married Ellen FERTCH in South Australia in 1882, and Elizabeth KING in Warrnambool in 1892.  27 pages, List 40.

DRIGGETT, S.J. Returned soldier No. 5826, 21st Battalion.  Police receive a request from Red Cross in 1919, on behalf of an English woman, querying his marital status and character.  Not good and may have committed bigamy in 1914 in NSW with a Miss FLYNN.  8 pages, List 3.

DRINNAN, Bridget, Maitland NSW, wrote in 1913 re her son Con, not heard from since 1911.  Found, says will return home but doesn’t.  [Her letter is very faint].  5 pages, List 105.

DRUCE, Mrs. North Melbourne, complained of neighbours in 1901; report states she is ‘an old widow lady’ c60 years, delusional.  Dressmaker daughter lives with her. 5 pages, List 51.

DRUMMOND, William, owed wife May Evelyn of Hawthorn maintenance in 1919; died in Castlemaine 1920.  4 pages, List 31.

DRUMMOND, William H., School teacher, Samaria near Benalla.  Shed burnt down in 1897, neighbour Michael DUFFY suspected.  Report on ill-feeling between the two, newspaper cuttings, etc.  45 pages, List 20.

DRUMMOND, William Henry, Police Magistrate. Died of snake bite 1868 at exhibition of snake bite cure.  List 1.

DRYDEN, James Tait, left UK for Australia in 1871.  In 1912 his son Robert O., Dryden, Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote asking police to trace  him.  Various Dryden family members interviewed, but not found.  18 pages, List 71.

DUANE, Michael, 54 years, labourer, killed on Yarraville railway line in 1900; porter John McALLISTER notifies police. 4 pages, List 48.

DUDLEY, Sam, Menzies, West Australia, wrote in 1901 re his wife Margaret nee STELPH, who left there in 1898; 22 years, relatives live in North Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 52.

DUDLEY, W.H., stoker, on H.M.S. Psyche at Sydney, asked for leave and to draw reserved money.  Police confirm wife in South Yarra in financial difficulties.  5 pages, List 32.

DUFF, Marie and Frank Alexander, Cardinia, South Gippsland.  Complained in 1928 that they were coerced into signing contracts to buy land from John QUINN & Co. P/L.  Quite detailed report on case.  19 pages, List 76.

DUFLOU, Jacques Philippe.  Information sought by Belgian Consul in 1879; had been boarding with B. VAUGHAN in Melbourne.  Traced.  15 pages, List 76.

DUFFY, J.G., Outtrim, 1898, complains of the ‘miserable pittance’ allowed him as a witness in court case at Korumburra; employed at Coal Pits there.  4 pages, List 20.

DUFRESSE, Captain of ship Le Finistere, complains (in French) 1880, of cab driver over charging him.  7 pages, List 4.

DUGGAN, A., Wagga Wagga, asks for background of Peter McKENZIE formerly of Hamilton in 1913; he has proposed to his daughter.  Reply confirms claims; father was manager of local bank.  6 pages, List 92.

DUGGAN, Laurence, died at Malmsbury in 1865, had been in colony for 12 months, had cousins James at Kilmore and Edward at Werribee.  Correspondence re personal property which was found to be worthless.  11 pages, List 34.

DUGGAN, William, farmer, Woorenen, Mallee district, near Swan Hill, reports attempt to poison him and Robert WOODBURN in 1896 by placing strychnine in flour which they made into bread.  Animals which ate the bread died.  Offender not found.  18 pages, List 36.

DUMESQUE, Mary.  (also written as DUMERGUE).  Wrote from Rainbow in 1919, asking police for force her daughter Frances, known as Marie, to return to Melbourne with her and her siblings.  She has been living with the JAHNE family and prefers to stay with them.  Other daughter was Mrs. H.G. HEATHCOTE.  List 5.

DUNBAR, Emily Ida, 19 yeasr, daughter of Henry Duncan Dunbar of Adelaide, arrested in Melbourne in 1912 for having insufficient means.  Background given; file includes letter from father.  11 pages, List 104.

DUNCAN, James, wanted for carnal knowledge on Edna Mary ENGLAND, Warrnambool, daughter of William, in 1929,  He was a Scot, c28 years, brother John in Melbourne.  Photo.  List 89.

DUNCAN, Mary, 69 years, Auburn, complains in 1904 because old age pension was withdrawn because of her drunkenness; police report on her is unflattering.  11 pages, List 68.

DUNEMAN, Frank. Convicted of shooting Constance EKINS, 1902. His background given.  List 1.

DUNKLEY, Thomas. Registered births of 3 children at Brighton prior to 1893, claiming his wife Ellen was the mother, but his servant Mary PRICE was the real mother.  List 1.

DUNLEAVY, M., master baker, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re son Jack, 20 years, who left his home with another young man; believes not right in his mind.  Not found.  6 pages, List 92.

DUNLOP, Miss, teacher at a private school in Murrumbeena, reports in 1900 that several bullets have hit her house.  Local police find that the bullets are from a rifle and eventually discover that the Danish Club held a picnic nearby and there was target shooting.  The club apologies and offers to pay police costs.  10 pages, List 45.

DUNLOP, John, 56 years, native of Glasgow Scotland, accidentally killed at Shepparton in 1913 by a car driven by auctioneer Robin CUSSEN when lying drunk on the road at night. Details in file include letters from his wife Janet, Portman Street Glasgow, in 1909.  13 pages, List 106.

DUNLOP, Mrs. Wallace.   Wrote in 2876 re schoolgirl Susannah KLING who was living at Constable Strachan’s house at Dandenong.  She alleges he has ill treated her, which he denies.  9 pages, List 6.

DUNN, Det.  Home bombed in 1931.  Terry Dean and Curley Brook suspected.  Incomplete file, but large.  List 4.

DUNN, Fanny.  Report of her attempted suicide at Clunes in 1908; aged 25.  2 pages, List 4.

DUNN, John, Aberdeen Hotel Fitzroy, accidently knocked down a destitute woman whom he then took to hospital, 1901.  She died there of a fractured skull.  Photo of her on file, with shaved head.  2 pages, List 52.

DUNN, Michael.  Wrote from Hamilton Commonage [?] Newcastle, NSW in 1897, asking for their help in getting his daughter Mrs. ROY home from Outtrim.  Mention of a child, file incomplete, seems she had not been leading a ‘respectable’ life.  10 pages, List 6.

DUNNE, William, deserted wife Olinda and 3 children at Seahampton near West Wallsend NSW in 1899; last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  30 pages, List 49.

DU RIEU, Henry Louis, married to Bertha in the 1880s, the couple separated after two years and remained apart for many years until a short lived reunion.  In 1903 she claimed he owed her maintenance, while he wrote several letters from interstate, disputing her version of events.  18 pages, List 64.

DUYSTERS, Louis. Embezzled Union Bank, 1886. List 1. CONNECTION FOUND

DWYER, James Charles, sought by mother Mrs J. Dwyer, Cowra, in 1908.  Last heard of working for sewerage works in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 86.

DYMKE, Frederick Reinhold, farmer, Quantong near Horsham.  Defrauded by bogus land salesmen James HANNAN and Arthur MAYNE in 1928; persuaded to buy land in the Paramount Estate at St. Albans; letters from Dymke re his expenses at the court case.  A large file, List 59.

DYNON, John, wrote from Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1900; his property at No. 400 is being vandalized, is boarded up.  10 pages, List 47.

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EAGEN, Raymond and father Michael, formerly lived in Grafton NSW, sought in 1905 by John EPPEL of Sydney, found.  8 pages, List 11.

EARLY, Sarah. Bendigo prostitute, now in Melbourne brothel, 1900. Her background given. List 1.

EARP, Joseph, Dunwich Benevolent Home, Brisbane, in 1909 asked police for proof he had been in the force in the 1850s; confirmation provided.  5 pages, List 89.

EASON, Edward, Gilgunnia via Cobar, NSW, wrote in 1902 re his wife Millie who left Sydney for Melbourne some days ago, leaving him with three children. Believes she is with Albert Henry BOEKEMANN; both are 28 years old.  6 pages, List 63.

EASTLAKE, Albert.  Sought by Barbara O’SHANNASSY in 1919.  He is the father of her child.  His wife Blanche found in Prahran, they have 3 children, married 13 years, he left her in 1918 and went to Sydney with Dolly PATTEN.  He was formerly in AIF.  Found ill in Sydney.  15 pages,  List 22.

EASTLAND, Walter John Howard, wanted for falsification of a balance sheet of Tasmanian Credits Ltd. in 1928; arrested in Melbourne, but skipped bail.  His wife was in London.  Miss K. WILLING, typist for the company, interviewed.  This is a large file, List 60.

EBERHARD FAMILY. Morrisons, 1915. Claim they are pro German, but no substance to it. List 1.

ECCLES, Edward Blanchard.  Alias Baron EICHOLZ and STEEL.  Small photo loose in box, no file.  He was a commission agent, c50 yrs.  List 3.

ECHUCA CO-OPERATIVE BAKERY SOCIETY CO.  Master Bakers complain in 1895 that local constable is now Chairman and there is a conflict.  Police agree and he is forced to resign as Chairman.  File includes booklet of 8 pages giving rules of Society.  In 1891 the committee were James COLLINS, William FINDLAY, Henry QUINTON, Frederick Edwin TURNER, James J. WRIGLEY, W.B. REID and the manager was J.H. SULLIVAN.  18 pages, List 27.

EDDINGTON, Robert Graham, deserted wife Sarah A., at Ingleburn NSW.  He left Camden in 1898 to go to his mother Ethel in Melbourne, and never returned.  He was a native of Ballarat, an engineer.  In 1906 she asked police to find him.  7 pages, List 82.

EDGAR, Andrew Lindsay.  Serves a month probation with detective branch of police, then declared to be unsuitable.  Scottish, 30 yrs, completed entry forms on file.  9 pages, List 3.

EDGAR, Elsie, dressmaker, 27 years, charged with concealment of birth, left dead baby in box in the house of Mrs. Susanna MATZ, Sth Melbourne in 1919.  Arrested.  E.A. COLE, widower, with 4 children and a station of 1,400 acres at Moama NSW offers to marry her.  Her photo on file.  15 pages, List 21.  See introduction re photograph copying.

EDGAR, Mrs. Robert John, wrote from Perth WA in 1899.  He had deserted her; a boot finisher, came to Melbourne with a mate Tom SHUGS (SHUGG?) a coach trimmer.  He is 26 years old, family is in Perth.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

EDGAR, W.A. charged with embezzlement on Kauri Timber Co. Sydney in 1906.  c50 years, incomplete file.  Small photo, 2 pages, List 70.

EDGE, Arthur, Ultimo, Sydney NSW, applied to join police force in 1895; English, 28 years.  1 page, List 27.

EDLINGTON, Elizabeth Grace, daughter of Thomas of Pumpkin Point Orbost, 27 years, alleges William CUMMING got her pregnant in 1895, then gave her pills to get rid of child.  She had a miscarriage, has been crippled ever since.  Makes formal complaint against him in 1897.  25 pages, List 20.

EDMONDS, James, 80 years, found dead at Moe in 1911 and buried by police.  Mrs E. DICKSON of Brunswick asks details; he’s her brother.  6 pages, List 97.

EDWARDS, Annie, c54 years, wrote a series of irrational letters to the Chief Commissioner, 1911-1912.  Family background given; the family lived at Moonambel at one time, the mother married a second time to WILLS, and Annie uses that name in her letters.  The family now lives at Stoney Creek Gippsland, with a brother at Northcote.  Annie also gets into trouble with the Post Master General, who refuses to deliver her letters.  This is a large and complicated file.  List 102.

EDWARDS, Mrs. C.J. wrote from Broken Hill in 1900, seeking details of the background of William Patrick McCARTHY.  He claimed to be divorced and to be a property owner; she doubts this.  He formerly lived in Moonee Ponds and has four children in a Convent.  Her daughter is infatuated with him.  No trace of divorce.  13 pages, List 47.

EDWARDS, Cecil.  Scotland Yard sought details of  his time in Australia in 1907.  He was suspected of stealing a gold cup from Ascot Racecourse and silverware in Australia.  Report states that he was a remittance man, also known as John Cecil LE FEBRE, and believed to be the son of a London solicitor, John Edwards.  There was a possibility that his identity had been assumed by Victorian criminal Charles WILLIAMS alias Henry WILMOTH alias C. JACKSON, who had been in gaol with him.  7 pages, List 83.

EDWARDS, Mrs. Eleanor.  Charged with abandoning child that she received from nurse Mrs Ellen M. FULLER of Carlton and received money for adopting in 1898, by tricking two children, Neil FYFE, 11 years and Eva BOWMAN [?] into taking it.  In jail for previous action in 1896.  Her daughter Eleanor AUDLEY has a child, lives in Monbulk.  Edwards is ‘a notorious woman in the baby farming line … I have every reason to believe that she has abandoned a large number of young babies.’  Other daughter Alice Ann TERRILL, divorced, is an inmate of Coburg gaol.  39 pages, List 17.

EDWARDS, James, wrote from Hurstville Sydney in 1914 re property he left at a shanty in Little Osborne St Williamstown.  Mrs. W. VEAL of Footscray then lived nearby and was to keep an eye on it, but things were stolen; it had calico walls.  10 pages, List 32.

EDWARDS. John, wrote from Prahran in 1895, seeking to join force.  He was formerly of Bendigo, and in that volunteer Regiment.  Copies of references on file.  3 pages, List 29.

EDWARDS, John, wrote from Pentridge gaol in 1903 (prisoner No. 29320) to police, asking help in getting pay owed to him by former employer G. McRAE, shopfitter, Bendigo.  File covers financial position of McRae and eventual payment of a portion of the pay.  17 pages, List 66.

EDWARDS, Marion or Bill. Anonymous letter of complaint re behaviour of and past history [dresses as a male] 1908. Detailed report includes that she was married to a Mrs MINIHAN some years ago, and the latter wants the fact kept quiet.  Edwards was working at the Fitzroy Hotel.  8 pages, List 1.

EDWARDS, Marion (Bill), quarreled with Maud McDONALD, with whom she was boarding in 1916, and cut herself with a razor.  5 pages, List 101.

EDWIN, Franklin, left his mother’s farm at Marcus Hill in 1917; she seeks his return.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

EGAN, Mrs Helen Mary nee WALL, Golden Square, Bendigo, complained in 1911 that her two children, boarded out to her, had been claimed by the Dept. of Neglected Children.  Note:  her writing is almost illegible.  13 pages, List 95.

EGAN, James. Suicide of a male at St. Arnaud in 1892, identify not confirmed, but may be him or perhaps Frank Egan, who was Irish, c28 years. File reactivated, reason not given, in 1899. Photo of Frank Egan on file. List 2.

EGAN, John, printer, sought by mother Mrs M Egan, Cootamundra NSW in 1911.  Last heard of in Prahran.  5 pages, List 95.

EGAN, Michael John, deserted wife Helena Mary at Bendigo in 1913; two children made Wards of the State, son remained with her.  In 1915 she asked for return of the children which was refused.  File covers 1913-1915.  31 pages, List 79.

EGAN, Thomas, Kalgoorlie, asks details of his police service in 1909, joined 1867.  2 pages, List 61.

EGAR, Mary Ann and Sarah.  Girls, living with Chinese LEE TOCK in Lonsdale Street in 1880.  Taken in by police, with Mary sent to Industrial School and Sarah sent to gaol.  9 pages, List 57.

EICHHOLZ, Martin, last heard from in 1863 when at Castlemaine.  Information sought by German Consul in Melbourne in 1900.  12 pages, List 43.

EISENBERG, Louis Henry, deserted wife in 1906, found.  9 pages, List 82.

ELCHORN, Charles.  Middle Park; bomb thrown at his house in 1928.  Leslie (Squizzie) Taylor, J. Thompson, “Mush” Burns, Terry Dean, “No Toe King”, “Lofty” George, Frank MANLE and Peter HENNESSY suspected.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 4.

ELDER, John, Smythesdale, wrote a strange letter to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913; local police report he is a storekeeper and Councillor and a religious fanatic.  8 pages, List 108.

ELDER, Violet S., born 1898, child of Alfred of South Yarra, not vaccinated by 1900 because of illness; medical certificates on file.   17 pages, List 5.

ELLEMS, Ada, Fitzroy.  Investigation into her background in 1906.  Married Ching HOY, storekeeper, Gunnedah NSW in 1900, as Rose Alice PORTER; claims married to Samuel ELLEMS in Sydney.  9 pages, List 69.

ELKS, David, committed suicide in Melbourne in 1913; wife wrote from NSW asking details, which are given.  6 pages, List 106.

ELLGOOD, Elizabeth, otherwise PUNCHARD nee PIGGINS.  Solicitors in Melbourne seek her in 1880 on behalf of Rev. Elgood George Punchard.  She married John Elgood Punchard in 1841 and left England in 1855, last heard of from Rushworth in 1864.  Extensive search undertaken but not found.  35 pages, List 76.  (Note variation in spelling of name)

ELLICE, Mrs. H.M., of York W.A. wrote in 1907 re Charles Henry CLARK who died, asks if it could be her brother William Charles CLARKE who she hasn’t heard from in 16 years, he was a boundary rider at Beechworth, c 37 years.  Police confirm it is not her brother.  6 pages, List 15.

ELLIOT, James.  Wrote from Rookwood Infirmary in 1903 re Jean BROWN, a relation, c30 years, brother kept a hotel.  Police interview William BROWN, who states this is his sister and provides address.  Jean states Elliot is her husband, ‘a worthless fellow’ and wants nothing to do with him.  4 pages, List 19.

ELLIOT, Mrs. Rosa.  Wrote from Perth in 1902.  Has been told that her mother Mrs. McMAHON died in hospital and Mrs. MOORE LANE has taken possession of her property.  7 pages, List 18.

ELLIOTT, Aida, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1913.  She and her husband Sidney were recent arrivals from England.  She was employed at Love & Lewis drapers, he was employed at Tarrants Motor Garage.  Landlady Eileen O’CONNOR and board Frederick Sherwin, retired sea captain, assist in getting help.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 109.

ELLIOTT, David, deserted wife and six children at Richmond c1902.  In 1903 local JP asks police to find him, believed in Sydney with Mrs. Peter SCOLLAY.  Found.  5 pages, List 66.

ELLIOTT, Mary.  Wrote from East Brunswick in 1894 regarding her husband Frank, a plumber, 41yrs, who had left her and their 8 children.  She thought he was interstate.  6 pages, List 3.

ELLIOTT, Maud.  Wrote from Cobar NSW in 1904 re death of a male Elliott in Melbourne, asks if it is her brother Jim – no.  6 pages, List 10.

ELLIS, Benjamin Wilson, deserted wife Rebecca at Windsor in 1903.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

ELLIS, George, Richmond, report that he had taken poison in 1909, wife had left him.  2 pages, List 53.

ELLIS, Mrs H.B. widow, Sailors Gully near Beaufort, wrote a number of letters 1907/08 re stock being stolen from her property.  Report states she is not right in her mind; living with parents PATTERSON  21 pages, List 85.

ELLIS, M., Longreach, Qld., wrote in 1912 on behalf of James WOODBINE, one of 3 brothers who were put into State care in Victoria; parents were in Bendigo.  He has been approached by Edward HALL of Sydney who claims he knows ‘something to his advantage’; seeks information.  6 pages, List 104.

ELLISON, George, sought by wife Ellen in Sydney in 1895, there is a maintenance order against him.  She thinks he’s dairy farming near Charlton, but not found.  20 pages, List 31.

ELMES, Angela M., East Camberwell, wrote in 1912 re her husband Hubert Oliver Elmes, 39 years, who hasn’t paid maintenance for years; she is now in poor health.  5 pages, List 104.

ELMSLIE, Robert W., embezzled jewellery etc from Walter COHEN of Rochester in 1887.  Incomplete file re his background and arrest in 1888.  26 pages, List 56.

“ELSINORE’ 8 Grey Street East Melbourne.  Complaint in 1902 that a brothel was being run there by Amy CLIFFORD alias BYRNE, who also owned the property.  Detailed report on situation.  22 pages, List 62.

ELTON, Miss M., Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1912; her father has been looking after her 6 year old son Jack in Albury, and hasn’t answered her letters.  File shows that her real name is HORSLEY, and she is now Mrs DOYLE.  Her father Richard Horsley may use the name BRUSH.  She is touring with the Elton Gaiety Show.  11 pages, List 102.

ELWORTHY, Jane, Carlton, deserted by husband Edward prior to 1903, warrant issued.  4 pages, List 64.

ELZY, Samuel. Died in Ballarat Hospital in 1900. Brother J. of Williamsford West Coast Tasmania, formerly of Campbell’s Creek Victoria, asks police for details.  11 pages, List 2.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  Information sought by wife Louisa, Charters Towers, in 1902.  Found, is in poor health.  7 pages, List 62.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  His mother in law Mrs. E. McGONEGLE CUNNINGHAM, writes from Charters Towers in 1902, has heard he has died.  She is maintaining his children.  6 pages, List 18.

EMSLEY, O.C., Maylands, South Australia, wrote in 1911 re brother Frank, arrested in Victoria.  Their mother Julia had him committed to State care as uncontrollable.  11 pages, 2 photos, List 98.

ENGLISH, Mrs. Kathleen.  Wrote from North Melbourne in 1917, applying to become a policewomen.  4 pages, List 7.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife Maud in Albany W.A.  He left there some months ago for Victoria.  Father John lives in Quarry Hill Bendigo; brother Richard interviewed.  Not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife in Albany W.A.  His sister Mrs. S. WARD of Prahran interviewed; not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENTWISTLE, Marian, committed for infanticide at Clunes in 1896; born there in 1877, parents James and Margaret ‘addicted to drink’;  She has been in service with Mrs. Emily GILBERT at the Town Hall Hotel there and child found dead in closet.  11 pages, List 37.

ERICKSON, James Morris, butcher.  Information sought by wife Ida, Darlinghurst Sydney in 1915.  Last heard of at Geelong; found.  5 pages, List 80.

ERRINGTON, Sydney Everleigh, deserted wife Hettie at Cue, Murchison, W.A. in 1905; is with barmaid Kitty MIDDLETON in Melbourne.  19 pages, List 68.  CONNECTION FOUND.

E.S. & A. Bank Middle Park, robbed by Angus MURRAY and Robert BENNETT in 1917.  Letter from Bennett on file, along with details of his previous conviction in Perth in 1911.  A large file.  List 74.

ETTRIDGE, Thomas, wrote from Lyonville in 1896 re youths damaging his property; boys RADCLIFF and MOORE are identified.  5 pages, List 36.

EVANS, Abraham, sought by Sgt A.S. Evans, Bunbury Police Station, WA, in 1909.  He arrived from Ireland in 1891, leaving his second wife and children behind.  A master mason, he was 73 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 88.

EVANS, Christmas, wrote from Ballarat in 1906, seeking to re-apply for police force.  2 pages, List 27.

EVANS, Mrs Ellen May, Heathcote, in 1910 asked the reason for the removal of her 5 children by the Department of Neglected Children.  Report on case and several letters from her.  22 pages, List 92.

EVANS, Eric, warrant issued in 1906 for maintenance of illegitimate child by Victoria SNOWDEN.  He was a jockey, c21 years.  Not found.  10 pages, List 82.

EVANS, Henry, sought by Thomas HEDDERWICK, Paddington NSW in 1911; believed in St. Kilda and working in café.  Found in Parer’s Crystal Palace.  5 pages, List 100.

EVANS, Henry Joseph, convicted of housebreaking at Richmond in 1928, sentenced to a year in gaol, then to a Reformatory.  In 1931 wrote seeking police assistance in getting employment on his forthcoming release.  File includes evidence given at his trial.  23 pages, List 59.

EVANS, Joseph Westley, deserted wife Honor at Richmond in 1890, leaving her with 4 children.  She asks financial assistance to go to Sydney, has a daughter there.  Report on her by the Charity Organisation Society.  27 pages, List 24.

EVANS, Joseph Westly.  Wife Honor enquires from NSW in 1895.  He deserted her and is living with another woman in Fitzroy.  Police find he has died and his brother Captain Robert of Box Hill has paid funeral expenses and was supporting him.  8 pages, List 27.

EVANS, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Evan Evans, mail contractor, wrote from Rheola in 1896, complaining of local constable.   Her husband wrote explanatory letter; she was drunk and he sent for the constable to assist him.  She had previously signed the pledge but ‘had broken out recently’.  10 pages, List 33.

EVANS, Pauline Isabella, 13 years, absconded from her parents at Summerhill Sydney in 1916; found at military camp in Melbourne showgrounds and taken in by authorities.  Mother runs Emlyn Private Hospital and explains reason for her action.  10 pages, List 77.

EVANS, Richard Nelson, arrested at Benalla for larceny and taken to police watch house as inebriated.  False teeth removed for safe keeping, but damaged, and have to be replaced; discussion as to who would pay dental bill.  18 pages, List 103.

EVERILL, Anna, Black Rock House, Sandringham, wrote in 1903 complaining of loss of poultry and fruit and poisoning of dog; blames elderly resident TOPPING and his wife.  Very detailed report exonerates them and gives poor report on her boarder James DARLING.  6 pages, List 66.

EVERINGHAM, Lydia.  Claims she was raped at Carlton in 1897; medical examination says no trace.  Admits that she had been drinking and made up story.  2 pages, List 20.

EWART, Prof Alfred.  Government botanist, re complains in 1908 of Alfred BURKETT, who has some of his furniture for repair and has not returned it.  12 pages, List 5.

EXCEL (or C.C.) cutter, supposed wreck of fishing vessel near Cunninghame in 1898.  Crew were William CARSTAIRS and Ned CURRIE, both late of Lake Tyers.  Area searched, but nothing found.  14 pages, List 21.

EXON, Edward, wrote from Melbourne Orphan Asylum in 1873, requesting information on former inmate Anny ABBOTT, who left in 1867.  She lived with uncle John William SUTTON at South Melbourne, was later at Majorca/Maryborough area.  Found.  2 pages, List 31.

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ABANDONED newly born female child left at Sebastian Railway Station (near Raywood) in 1896.  Mrs. Henrietta MEYERS paid to take care of it until taken before the Bench and committed to government care.  Alexander ALLISON, head teacher, and his wife, apply to adopt the baby, which is agreed to, and it is given the name Jessie ALLISON.  11 pages, List 37.

ABBOTT, Charles, deserted wife Lavinia Alice and 3 children at Fitzroy and went interstate in 1882.  She is about to be confined.  He was 45 years, a scene painter and decorator.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

ABBOTT, John William, furniture dealer, sought by wife N. in 1904.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ABBOTT, William, deserted wife and 7 children at Mt. Pleasant South Australia, leaving them destitute.  In 1902 Broster HILL of Blumberg S.A. asks police to help locate him; found.  5 pages, List 62.

A’BECKETT, Thomas, (Judge), complains that his fruit and vegetables are being stolen from his garden in Armadale.  4 pages, List 21.

ABEL, Talbot, wrote from Wakool Crossing NSW in 1912 re his brother Frank Beard Moore Abel, 27 years; has heard he was killed.  No trace of event.  5 pages, List 32.

ACKROYD, Alfred W., Carrington, Newcastle NSW, wrote in 1911 re his brother William.  5 pages, List 98.

ADAM, Leslie, Cloncurry Qld, wrote in 1911 seeking brother Bertie and sister Mrs E.J. STRIKE and mother Mrs R. ADAM  Found  5 pages, List 100.

ADAMS, Edward, sought by sister Ella LONG, Hobart in 1907.  Believed with stepfather Joseph in Richmond.  11 pages, List 83.

ADAMS, H.E., acting head teacher, Waterloo State School, complained in 1907 of the conduct of local constable FERSENTHAL.  7 pages, List 84.

ADAMS, Martha, wife of John, died at Bullarook as result of abortion in 1898.  Copy of inquest file and police report.  Witnesses:  Martha LITTLEHALES, Mary DINNING, Dr. John Kildahl RICHARDS, Dr. William MORRISON, Dr. Henry Robert SALMON, Dr. Edward CHAMPION. Body exhumed.  61 pages, List 17.

ADAMSON, Rev Thomas, Superintendent Mintaro Girls Reformatory, wrote in 1908 re absconders Amy Elizabeth WARD and Ivy Elizabeth ANDERSON.  12 pages, List 86.

ADAMSON, William, Elmore, deserted his family in 1904, claiming his wife had been unfaithful with – PALMER.  11 pages, List 68.

ADCOCK, Percy R., Carlton, wrote to the Governor General in 1909, enclosing a copy of a long poem.  Forwarded to police, who visit and comment ‘is a highly educated person … suffering from delusions.’  14 pages, List 70.

ADDISON, Thomas Blair Dupre.  Information sought on him in 1897 by Thomas LAMBLE of Glenferrie, on behalf of his wife, who is Lamble’s sister in law.  Gives some employment history.  Not found.  15 pages, List 40.

ADLINGTON, A., Auburn NSW, wrote in 1907 asking police to find whether her daughter Rosy Emma May, 20 years, had married in Victoria.  7 pages, List 83.

AFGHAN HAWKERS. 1890 listing of.  List 1.

AHERN, John Harold, deserted illegitimate child Reginald MANN, son of Daisy Victoria Mann, at Echuca in 1908; arrested.  Local police reproved over mishandling of warrant.  34 pages, List 86.

AH MOY, James, Nintingbool, in 1913 asks police to visit him.  Report on him.  4  pages, List 93.

AH SAM, reported by WONG SHIN of North Melbourne  to have died suddenly in Melbourne in 1900.  AH TUNG, a relative states he will pay all burial costs.  3 pages, List 48.

AH WAH, Annie, 6 years. Committed by Ballarat Bench to Industrial School, 1883. File re difficulties in doing so.  List 1.

AH YOW, market gardener, murdered at Fryerstown in 1903.  Large file, List 67.

AH YUK, Mary. File re cost of burying her, father Ah Yuk who was destitute, 1880. 3 pages, List 2.

A.I.F. Army asks police assistance in 1917 to prevent Melbourne prostitutes infecting members with venereal disease.  Letter from Pattie DEAKIN, concerned about the women’s activities in St. Kilda.  Detailed report provided.  36 pages, List 74.

AIRD, W.J. consulting optician Melbourne, offers discounted optical service to police in 1908; references on file.  3 pages, List 85.

AITCHISON, Hugh F.C. sought by Mrs. W.A. MINCHAM of Meningie in 1905; his family in New Zealand are anxious.  11 pages, List 23.

AITKEN, A. wrote of behalf of Thomas DUNN of Gia River, Walcha, NSW in 1906 re report of a boy being found by police in Melbourne; asks if it is his son who went missing four years ago; child is Walter, son of Thomas WARD.  5 pages, List 71.

AITKEN, Thomas, farmer, Rockbank, reports theft of 36 hens and a rooster in 1919.  His neighbour – KELLY, caught offender.  Covered wagon made by COFFEY BROS, who eventually take it and horse as L. RUSSELL, who hired it cannot be found.  Previous owner was C. GOOD.  21 pages, List 27.

AITKENS, William Chambers, butcher, sought by wife in Morwell in 1899.  He left her and their 8 children 10 months ago; she has heard he is in Tasmania; found.  17 pages, List 42.

AKHURST & CO.  Melbourne, report a woman is getting coal delivered by them, but not paying for it.  She has done this several times, using the names of Mary Ann CONLON/CONNOLLY/KNOLLY/HOWARD.  Police find it is Caroline WILKINSON, who married William John CONLON, a letter carrier, in 1908.  9 pages, List 4.

ALBACUTYA STATION.  Skeleton found at nearby Blooigal in 1896 by boundary rider John McMARTIN.  Dingoes had scattered the bones; those found gathered up and an inquest held.  Witnesses George EVERARD and Herman HEINRICH.  6 pages, List 29.

ALBERTO, James.  Real name James CLYDE.  File re finding his relatives after his death in 1898.  His mother was Mrs. Lydia WALKER, and his brothers were Andrew and David.  Incomplete file.  14 pages, List 7.

ALBERT PARK LAKE. Pieces of male body found, 1906; pathology report and sample of pubic hair on file. List 1.  File re disposal of the body parts.  10 pages, List 71.

ALCOCK, T.H.  Wrote from Isis Downs Qld in 1907, asking police to help get his 20 year old son on board ship in Melbourne and sent to him there.  His wife and family live in Carlton.  Police find son is of weak intellect and unfit to travel alone.  6 pages, List 23.

ALCOHOLIC CURE. 1903 Booklet written by Vincent N. TURVEY of London.   List 1.

ALEXANDER, Edward, deserted wife Phoebe in 1888.  Irish, carpenter, 36 years, formerly in New Zealand police force 1879-1884.  Incomplete file, 14 pages, List 56.

ALEXANDER, Ellen, Redfern, wrote in 1917 re her son William James FISK, a cripple.  7 pages, List 73.

ALEXANDER, Ernest, caterer, accused of arson on Police Mess Café, Russell St., in 1928, but died before trial.  He was associated with Ann WELSH and tried to implicate her; letters from her on file, statement from Cordelia  May KING, barmaid, Hobart, and detailed report.  This is a large file, List 61.

ALLAM, Sultan, Indian Hawker, murdered at Miners’ Rest in 1903.  A large file, which includes details of the assistance provided by William GIST of Haddon and photo of Arthur or Atta MAHOMMED, who was suspected.  List 66.

ALLAN, Anne Parker, ‘Whitehall’ Sorrento, charged with disobeying a traffic policeman’s signal in 1916; writes an explanation of event, and case dropped.  7 pages, List 78.

ALLAN, John, of Enfield House, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1902 re the character of Edward HAMILTON, who was boarding with him and accused of stealing money.  He thinks he is innocent.  Police report he is from Bendigo and is respectable.  3 pages, List 21.

ALLANSON, Charles Albert, carpenter, sought by mother in Collingwood in 1898; last heard from in Omeo 5 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 21.

ALLDER, Edgar Claude Bassell.  Sought by NSW solicitor in 1899, last heard of near Birchip.  Found.  8 pages, List 3.

ALLEN, George, Aborigine, sought by E. MORGAN of Cummergunja NSW in 1909; he borrowed a horse and sulky and hasn’t returned them.  6 pages, List 89.

ALLEN, John Thomas, Tableland, Roeburne, WA, wrote in 1913 re his sister Mrs W. HARLOW, nee Nellie Allen, native of Liverpool England, who he believed was in Bendigo; hasn’t seen her since left England in 1882.  Not found.  6 pages, List 107.

ALLEN, Mary, Aborigine, died at lake Moodemere near Rutherglen in 1906.  Married to Wyman McLEAN but living with Alfred KENNEDY.  Her father was George Allen, Urana NSW.  List 71.

ALLEN, Richard Henry, deserted wife Mary and 4 children at Bendigo in 1908.  14 pages, List 87.

ALLEN, Mrs. Susan, 72 years, found dead in bed at Geelong South by neighbor Patrick DARCY in 1901; not suspicious, no inquest.  4 pages, List 52.

ALLEN, Thomas William, deserted wife in Glebe Sydney in 1913; iron moulder, 54 years.  Detailed description given, including his eating habits.  8 pages, List 108.

ALLENDER, Thomas, widower, with two children, moved from Watchem to Miatiamo c1905 and advertised for a housekeeper.  In 1908 police establish that there has been a high turnover of women because of his sexual advances.  Testimony from Lucy PRESTON, 23 years, and details of the treatment of Levinna HEWITT are given.  No prosecution.  12 pages, List 85.

ALLIS, Mrs.  Dr. John SINGLETON wrote on her behalf in 1882, asking police to check whether a report on her husband’s death is correct.  Pointed reply questions her claim and states she still hasn’t paid the charges incurred in finding him two years previously.  5 pages, List 57.

ALLIS, Phillip.  Wife asks police for assistance in finding him in 1865, he deserted her; was a former member of the police force. 3 pages, List 4.

ALLMAN, George Henry. Wife Lydia Jane writes in 1918; they were married in England 31 years ago, he has never supported her and she now seeks this; she is now living in Tasmania. He is found in NSW, married to a Miss MEALEY, aged 61 yrs and deaf, and supported by his wife. 5 pages.  List 1. CONNECTION FOUND.

ALLUM, George, left his two children at Chewton with his parents c1881 and went interstate.  In 1883 they joined him, leaving the children behind and they were committed to State care.  File re possibility of charging him with offence.  5 pages, List 46.

ALLWOOD, Frances Irene, Kensington, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1931 when 15 years old; claimed Jack ROGERS was the father; no prosecution.  List 96.

ALP, William, bought his children from Nhill to Melbourne in 1909, but left them behind when returning to dying wife.  2 pages, List 53.

AMBROSE, Fanny.  Wrote from Geelong in 1898 re W. PHILLIPS, who was boarding with her and claimed to have money in Ballarat banks.  He was 70-80yrs of age, and hadn’t paid her.  ‘I have had to nurse him as a child … and I wont my money if he as any’.  Police report back, but she has moved to Corowa NSW, so file follows her there.  13 pages, List 7.

ANARCHISTS’ CLUB. 1886 Report on, and copy of pamphlet.   List 1.

ANDERSEN, Mrs. August, sought by mother Mrs. Louie CAMERON of Petersham, Sydney in 1905.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

ANDERSEN, Peter, escaped from Kew Asylum in 1913; Danish, carpenter.  C. BURCHELL, a Yarra Bank agitator was raising funds for his defence.  15 pages, List 105.  Another file includes a flyer for a public meeting re the horrors of Kew Asylum; background of Charles BURCHALL who has started Lunacy Reform League, and a letter signed Gertrude Madden. 35 pages, List 105.

ANDERSON, Mrs Barbara, deserted at Flemington by husband Arthur George in 1912.  He was ordered to pay maintenance but hasn’t done so; asks if she can claim the surety put up by his brother Victor, Healesville.  Victor’s wife is nee COWEN.  14 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, Caroline, wife of Andrew, Footscray, and mother of Harold 15 years and Agnes 25 years, took poison in 1912, and was found by son.  Admitted to hospital and Brief prepared for charge of attempting suicide, but  prosecution dropped.  12 pages, List 34.

ANDERSON, Christian Peter, enquired for by wife Ann, Boulder, W.A., in 1910.  She has heard of a death recently, and asks if it is him.  Found living in the country, an old age pensioner.  12 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Elizabeth, Balaclava, wrote in 1899 asking police to find her brother William, c52 years, last heard of in Vancouver.  Her letters to him have been returned and are on file.  Mrs. F.M. AMESS of Frankston also writes on her behalf.  Canadian police contacted, but he is not found.  13 pages, List 61.

ANDERSON, Eva, Richmond, 32 years, attempted suicide at her sister Catherine MILLER’s house in 1911; letter explains reason; other siblings were Alice, Jessie, Hannah and Tom.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 98.

ANDERSON, George, 59 Laity St., Richmond.  Anonymous complaint in 1902 that his 6 children are neglected; report on.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, George Robert, sought by mother Catherine, St Kilda, in 1913; she had not heard from him for 18 months, he was then in South Africa, a mining prospector.  2 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, James, wrote from Corryong in 1895, complaining that alcohol prohibition order on his brother William of Towong was breached by local publican Alfred MASTERS.  Witnesses were William DUGGAN, James NUGENT and William HOLZIGAL or TAYLOR.  Case never went to court.  8 pages, List 28.

ANDERSON, Janet, died suddenly at Richmond in 1900; lived with brother.  4 pages, List 51.

ANDERSON, Mrs Janet, Heidelberg, wrote in 1913; her husband William Baines Anderson has stopped paying maintenance; has a sister Lottie in Brighton.  Not found.  8 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, John Adam, murdered at Wharparilla in 1913; David Clarence FREEMAN charged.  Detailed report on file, including newspaper report of 2 pages.  21 pages, List 109.

ANDERSON, Marie, Hughenden, Qld, wrote in 1906 re her husband William Jonathan Anderson, c45 years, alias Billy JACKSON, who went droving a year ago, leaving her and their 4 children.  ‘I was the only one ever he could Bully’.  7 pages, List 82.

ANDERSON, P.F., owner of 4 Colvin Grove Hawthorn, complains that tenants at No. 2 are annoying his tenants and neighbours; petition from neighbours in support of his claim.  HO NAN and wife are tenants.  5 pages, List 23.

ANDERSON, Plant.  Writes from Melbourne in 1897 re brother George Arthur Anderson, who sailed for South Africa after being in the military force.  He hasn’t heard for some months, and asks if report of a murder in Kent England is his brother; no.  8 pages, List 20.

ANDERSON, Thomas Gabriel, sought by wife Mary, North Shore, Sydney.  He left in 1907 and hasn’t been heard from since.  He was the son of John, solicitor, Port Glasgow Scotland, a law clerk, c45 years, had been in South Africa.  Not found.  7 pages, List 88.

ANDERSON, William, charged with carnal knowledge on Myrtle Alice MANN at Burnley in 1928; arrested but case withdrawn as the pair married.  26 pages, List 60.

ANDRADE, Alfred, Carlton, injured by jumping from a building and subsequently died.  4 pages, List 88.

ANDRADE, David. Escaped from Yarra Bend, 1900; file re locating him.   List 1.

ANDREW, Elizabeth, wrote from Darlinghurst NSW in 1920 regarding her relatives MITCHELL of Richmond.  Nieces traced.  6 pages, List 24.

ANDREWARTHA, Alice. Arrested by police 1915; drunkard, neglected children. Husband John in army.   List 1.

ANDREWS, Albert, chemist, Beaufort, charged with appropriating funds as administrator of deceased son of William James VALE, miner, Waterloo, 1896.  Andrews had 8 children, a brother Richard in Beaufort and a brother Frank in Sydney, where he was thought to have gone.  Faded photo on file (see instructions re copying of photos.)  36 pages, List. 36.

ANDREWS, George Douglas.  Deserted wife M. and their 5 children in Adelaide c1906.  She writes in 1910 and solicitors write in 1912, seeking him.  His real name is George RICHARDS.  Her brother Joseph GOODWIN of Ballarat interviewed, states the couple lived in Ballarat and a child is buried there.  He is not found.  10 pages, List 32.

ANGEL, John, architect, asks for police protection for his visit to Haunted Street, Stirling to peg out an abandoned claim in 1897.  Believes former owner of Brunswick and Gippsland G.M. Co., Thomas NAGLE will harm him, has threatened him.  5 pages, List 41.

ANGEL, John, architect, renting a room at Richmond in 1899, complains about various matters to police; several letters on file.  Landlord – CHATWIN interviewed.  20 pages, List 42.

ANGILLY, Mrs. Emily, admitted to asylum in 1899, leaving 4 children, Ethel, William, Stanley and Lily.  Husband William Henry is in W.A. and contacted re care of children.  6 pages, List 42.

ANGLIN, John. Murdered wife, file on his background.   List 1.

ANGOVE, Elizabeth, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1897; she owes some years maintenance for her child there.  Police find she married – FERGUSON in 1896 and is in very poor circumstances.  She denies existence of child.  9 pages, List 39.

ANGOVE, Serena Lila.  Mother Mary reports her missing from Bendigo in 1920.  Domestic servant, 16 years, left employee, went to Melbourne and used a different name.  Not found.  14 pages, List 24.

ANGRAVE, George.  Sought by wife Annie, whom he had left destitute in Adelaide in 1899.  Found.  4 pages, List 3.

ANNESLEY, Andrew,  tried in 1905 with attempting to murder his wife Phoebe Helen; found guilty he was held in prison until 1910 when released to the care of the Salvation Army.  In 1911 he returned to Eldorado and his concerned wife wrote to the police department.  This is a very large file which covers from 1904 to 1913 and includes letters from various family members and from Dr W. CARTER-WATSON, a Sydney nerve specialist.  List 106.

ANNIS, Robert. Left his family in Sydney and ran off with Mary HOFFMAN in 1902. Found in Melbourne running a hotel, with Mary posing as his wife.

Anonymous letter received by police in 1901, reporting that W.WEIR, wanted for wife maintenance, was in Adelaide, under the name John JAMIESON.  His people live in Carlton.  4 pages, List 49.

ANSELL, Mabel Ronica. Investigation into possible abortion on, at Collingwood in 1919. 5 pages.   List 1.

ANSON, Michael, Emu Creek, Bendigo, asks police in 1895 to find out if the J. Anson who died in Bourke N.S.W. is his son – no.  File includes report on the death.  17 pages, List 28.

ANSTEE, David Richard, Constable, applies for leave of absence in 1916, has enlisted.  4 pages, List 77.

ANTI CONSCRIPTION MEETINGS.  Report on actions of Mrs. BAINES of Socialist Party and East Melbourne resident W.P. McMAHON, 1917.  8 pages, List 3.

ANTISELL, Eliza, wife of Richard of Vine Hotel Richmond, taken by police to Watch House at husband’s request.  File re court case, 1870.  18 pages, List 30.

ANTONIO, John Andrew/Peter, deserted wife Maud nee HARRIS and 4 children at Soldiers Hill Ballarat in 1908; of Spanish descent, c30 years, miner.  In 1910 police are asked to find him, believed in Broken Hill.  Not found.  21 pages, List 96.

ANWYL, Elizabeth, wife of John, Ballarat, wrote a series of letters in 1910 about various people; Mary CONNOR, Edwin HUTCHINGS and wife, nee CLEVE, of Kentish Town London.  Statement from Violet May CLEVE on file.  Report states she is delusional.  23 pages, List 54.

APPLETON, Mrs. Wickham, Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1916 re her husband Harry, who left her 11 years ago.  Believed to be in Melbourne and a publican.  Found to have died.  6 pages, List 55.

APPLINGTON, Alfred.  Reported missing from Mitchelldale near Dargo in 1898, believed drowned.  Mother believed to be at Ninnitybelle near Cooma, c/- Hugh McDONALD.  Police there interview Hugh who says Alfred is his son, real name Alexander McDonald.  [Note that the death certificate was never amended, and is in the name of Applington.]  8 pages,  List 21.

ARAN, John, died at Springvale in 1896 aged 81 years.  Police called on to arrange burial and report finding his original British Army discharge papers; had been in the Rifle Brigade, discharged 1853, born Denton, Darlington, Co Durham.  Local rumour says he had property, but this prove false.  23 pages, List 30.

ARARAT.  Fire at Crown Hotel,  in 1895, licensee Mrs. Ellen MULLINS, owner Mrs. Sarah Jane THOMAS .  6 pages, List 26.

ARCHER, Alfred. Murdered William James MATTHEWS at Strathmerton in 1898; found guilty and hanged. He had lived with Julia GROVES for some time. Her brother Philip John CANTLON mentioned. Dispute over reward etc. Very large file.   List 1.

ARENTS, Louis.  Belgian Consul in Melbourne seeks his whereabouts on behalf of relatives.  Found.  8 pages, List 23.

ARGUS, Mrs. Annie, died at Seymour shortly after childbirth in 1901.  She was married to Samuel and had 11 children by him, but had left him and was in a relationship with William CHURCH when she died.  Detailed report and history given.  11 pages, List 52.

ARGUS, J.T., deserted wife E. and two children at Pine Lodge near Shepparton in 1903.  Found in Western Australia; no photo.  8 pages, List 46.

ARMFIELD, E. Constable. Charged with misconduct towards Hannah McALEESE and Agnes MATTEI in 1900; reduced in rank and transferred. Large file, List 2.

ARMFIELD, Nellie, Perth WA, wrote in 1911, has heard that A.B. CROWLEY is in Melbourne; she has a maintenance order against him.  Not found.  13 pages, List 99.

ARMOUR, Peter, master mariner, born Paisley Scotland 1864; had to be taken off ship as found to be in a ‘fragile mental state’ in 1917 and taken to institution.  Wife Johanna, Redfern, wrote two letters about the situation.  16 pages, List 74.

ARMSTRONG, Thomas William, warder, Claremont Lunatic Asylum, W.A., wrote in 1915 re his wife Alice nee ROBINSON and daughter Agnes, who have left him and were believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 82.

ARMY MUTINY, 1st World War.  Report of 1918 mutiny in 3rd Division Ammunition Column at Weincourt France and later at General BIRDWOOD’s headquarters, involving Gunner Arthur WOODS, (solicitor, Victoria) Drivers FIADOUX (from Adelaide), EVANS, (blacksmith, South Australia), FRUEDENSTEIN (farmer, NSW) and H. ELLIOT (tram conductor, Sydney, leader in 1915 tram strike).  Police asked to identify Woods, who is believed to have returned to Victoria, and report on his ‘Bolshevik’ tendencies.   5 pages, List 3.

ARNOLD, Arthur, Sandstone, W.A., wrote in 1909 seeking details of his father John, last heard of in Box Hill with second wife and step daughter Louisa WEAVER.  The latter is traced.  5 pages, List 91.

ARNOLD, Mrs. George.  Confidential enquiries requested as to her character, by A. HUTCHISON in 1899, she had recently removed from Hawthorn to Kew.  Report supplied.  6 pages, List 41.

ARNOLD, George Henry or Harry, German, 45 years, deserted wife Mary Jane and 5 children at Chiltern in 1910; she is destitute.  21 pages, List 98.

ARNOLD, Sarah. Quarrelled with husband William and took poison at North Melbourne, 1915.   List 1.

ARRELL, Lillie E., Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1917 re her eldest son Henry J., who returned from South Africa c1907 and went to Victoria.  11 pages, List 72.

ARTER, Rose.  Information sought by mother Mrs. John Arter, Glen Creek via Yackandandah in 1916.  She had been nursing at Lewisham Hospital in NSW but had left and not written to the family.  Found; had given birth to an illegitimate child.  13 pages, List 78.

ARTHUR, child born 1898 at Thorpdale, died soon after and buried by father.  Not registered, report on, 15 pages, List 19.

ASHBY, William Charles, wrote from Coolgardie W.A. in 1900, asking help to locate his father William, last heard of at Fish Creek.  Found.  13 pages, List 47.

ASHBY, William C., Ravensthorpe, Phillips River, W.A., wrote in 1902 re his father in law and family who haven’t replied to his letters; were at South Melbourne.  Found.  7 pages, List 62.

ASHBY, William C.  Wrote from Ravensthorpe W. A. in 1904, seeking W.G. LUCAS and his his daughter Norah Lavinia LUCAS.  Her married her sister but she died shortly after marriage.  He wanted Norah, who was 17 years old, to go there and marry him, although they had never met.  11 pages, List 14.

ASHCROFT, William.  Reports in 1902 that his 12 years old son John has been missing for 12 days.  5 pages, List 18.

ASHFOLD, Archie.  Information sought by Alfred John Ashford, his father, in 1908. He was at Messrs BURT BROS, Brick House Station, Carnarvon A, not heard from for some months.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 85.

ASHMAN, Herbert, newsagent, Collingwood, wrote in 1902 on behalf of  Mr. BIRCH, who is blind, asking if he cn play his organ ner the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets Melbourne; shopkeepers have complained.  1 page, List 63.

ASHTON MAGAZINE RIFLE LTD.  Complaint in 1899 that police Sergt A.E. DUNGEY is a director and this is against regulations.  Copy of Annual Report etc., on file.  Other directors were Charles PERRIN of Abbotsford, engineer, and F. FISHER, Booroorban, NSW, a storekeeper.  8 pages, List 41.

ASHTON, H. McBlann, Sydney, wrote in 1909 advising he has been supporting his wife and family in Melbourne for 5 years, has asked him to join him there.  2 pages, List 91.

ASKWITH, Mrs. J.  Wrote a number of letters in 1900 re loss of property when she moved from Melbourne to Stockman, Big River Marysville in 1900.  Local man James J. DUCKWORTH also wrote; she was 80 years old.  Ernest KELSON, c40 years suspected, and his background given.  24 pages, List 14.

ASTLEY, Mary Ann, Camperdown NSW, wrote in 1911 has read of a robbery on her son Charles, is concerned.  Daughter in law is interviewed.  6 pages, List 66.

ATKINS, Alfred Enoch, accidentally by machinery of International Harvester Co., at Showgrounds in 1909.  File re locating family in South Australia, possessions etc.  15 pages, List 90.

ATKINS, Mrs. E., Cobar NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking daughter Mrs. Emily BARTLEY, wife of Theodore; found, living apart from husband.  10 pages, List 79.

ATKINSON, Arthur, 19 years, went to New Zealand for work.  In 1904 mother asked police to find him as she hadn’t heard from him.  Found.  4 pages, List 68.

ATKINSON, Harry, private enquiry sought by brother George, Carnarvon, W. Aust. in 1902.  He was 31 years, a butcher, single, has been corresponding with Rose PLOWMAN of Bowral NSW, may be using the name NEWMAN.  Not found.  5 pages, List 63.

ATKINSON, James. Deserted wife Lily in Port Melbourne, 1898.   List 1.

ATKINSON, Nathaniel Spencer, carpenter, deserted wife Elizabeth and four children in Burnley pre 1902.  Found.  4 pages, List 61.

ATLEY, Christina, attempted suicide at Kensington in 1910; family are farmers at Craigieburn.  No prosecution.  6 pages, List 93.

AUERBACH, G., Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1911, seeking brother in law William DEVEREUX, vaudeville artist.  Found.  7 pages, List 96.

AUGUSTINE, Laurence, Balmoral, wrote in 1915 asking police to find his father Vincent, at Woods Point in 1892,and his sister Honorah.  He and his siblings were made Wards of the State in 1877.  Father had died.  4 pages, List 80.

AUSTIN, Mrs. Jean, wife of Thomas Linton Austin, head teacher, North Fitzroy, placed in Inebriates Home in 1908 by her sister Mrs. ELLIOTT.  Anonymous letter alleges being held against her will, but investigation shows this is incorrect.  3 pages, List 54.

AUSTIN/AUSTEN, Mary Ann.  Anonymous letter from Footscray in 1913 claims that she is about to be married to George JACKSON and ‘is a perfect imbecile’, he is only marrying her for property she inherited and any children will have to be put in an asylum.  Her siblings and the Salvation Army are interviewed.  5 pages, List 109.

AUSTIN, Moffit, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1910 asking for the address of his son Arthur, 13 years, who was with Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Co., and believed in Melbourne.  His wife interviewed, her son is with her; stated that she had left Moffit some years ago and that her life would be in danger if her address was revealed and it is not.  21 pages, List 92.

AVERY, Henry.  Writes from Eaglehawk in 1864, complaining of interference of Sgt. RICHARDS in his attempt to purchase land.  4 pages, List 4.

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BAARSEN, Claus, injured in accident a Tooradin in 1900 and taken to hospital by police.  He was a Norwegian, a sailor, working for Mr. BASAN, licensee of Bridge Hotel.  8 pages, List 47.

BACKSHALL, Florence, 12 years old, daughter of Michael J., assistant railway guard in South Australia, was given away by him in 1895 to a Mr. NEWTON who advertised, wishing to adopt a young girl.  The family boarded with a Mrs KAESEHAGAN in Adelaide, and she subsequently received a letter from a Mrs. CLAREHUGH of St. Kilda, who wrote that Newton had abandoned the girl in her boarding house.  11 pages, List 28.

BADROCK, Cecil, son of Margaret, committed to State care in 1906; father Bert CAMBOURNE deserted them.  Letter from Margaret on file.  13 pages, List 101

BAFFICO, Domenico.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property he left after his death in 1877.  5 pages, List 5.

BAILEY, Ellen Josephine, came from South Africa in 1908 to stay with great uncle John YOUNG at Castlemaine, but he died before she could arrive.  Her brother George R. Bailey, Carlingford via Moree, NSW, asked police to look after her on arrival, but they establish that Cr IRELAND has done that, and she is about to become a mother.  7 pages, List 84.

BAILEY, Spencer John, Ballarat East, wrote in 1910 asking for a motor cycle license even though under 18; has been riding for 3 years.  2 pages, List 96.

BAILEY, Walter Arthur, 19 years, labourer, wanted for non payment of a fine in 1928; photograph on a motor bike on file.  4 pages, List 59.

BAINES, Thomas, J.P., Ipswich, Qld, wrote in 1903 seeking sister Mrs. Louisa WOODYATT, who once lived at Ballarat.  Found. 8 pages, List 65.

BAINES, W., Adelaide, wrote in 1905 seeking details of his brother John, last heard of c14 years ago when working with Charles HERMANN at his selection in Gippsland possibly near Warragul.  John was a native of South Shields, Durham County, England, and his brother thinks he has me with foul play.  Not found.  11 pages, List 64.

BAIRD, Mrs. E., wrote from Wyndham via Bombala NSW in 1899, complaining of actions of Orange Lily Remedy Company, Sydney, who had not sent her pills ordered, and Union Manufacturing & Agency Co., who sent Organette musical instrument that arrived damaged.  Flyers from both companies on file.  Her 4 page letter is unclear at times.  44 pages, List 39.

BAKER, Alfred Herbert, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Qld., wrote in 1917 seeking A.C. TINSDALE, Cinema Exchange, Melbourne, who had entered into a contract with him to open a Brisbane branch and supply films and had had not complied with the contract.  8 pages, List 74.

BAKER, Annie C. nee URE, Eastwood, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her sister Mrs. Isabella THOMPSON, wife of Jack, and their children Cyril and George. The family were from Glasgow.  8 pages, List 72.

BAKER, Betsy Jane, Horsham, deserted by husband George, labourer, 53 years, Victorian; may be with Minnie HARRICKS, c27 years.  Located interstate.  17 pages, List 67.

BAKER, Cuthbert Sholton, deserted wife Margaret at Bendigo in 1915, left with Myra LEWIS.  Arrested at Adelaide, but magistrate refused to remand him.  8 pages, List 78.

BAKER, F.A. (Rev.)  Writes from Koroit in 1865 on behalf of a woman who married Thomas GREGSON in 1852.  He left for the diggings shortly afterwards and has never been heard of again.  She wishes to marry someone she has been living with, but seeks confirmation of Gregson’s death.  5 pages, List 4.

BAKER, James Gordon.  Arrived in Melbourne c1882, joined Permanent Artillery and was promoted.  Copy of him in uniform in file.  He married a widow, J. McTAGGART, who had two children.  In 1895 they left the colony under false names as he was wanted for fraud and forgery; he was then c34 years old.  He was a nephew of Colonel Valentine Baker, and his mother lived at Windsor, Belfast, Ireland.  In 1899 the file was briefly re-activated, but not found.  Large file.  List 43. See introduction re ordering copies of photographs.

BAKER, Seymour. Left wife and daughter at Carisbrook and went to Western Australia prior to 1899. Has now stopped sending maintenance, and wife believes he is living with another woman. Police find a Miss PAGE is with him. 10 pages, List 2.

BAKER, William, discharged from A. Battery, Albert Park in 1895, formerly in Royal Artillery, c38 years.  Has equipment with him and is required to return it.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

BALL, Rosanna, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1909, asking police to arrange certification that he had summonsed her husband Charles for maintenance some years before.  7 pages, List 90.

BALLARD, John, Constable No 3924.  File re his financial situation in 1913. Had a child to Miss MAXFIELD, which was taken in by State government and boarded out to Mrs PHILLIPS, widow, Victoria St., Richmond; he has failed to pay maintenance.  Also had twins to Gertrude BARNETT, Dandenong, now 3 years old.  22 pages, List 106.

BAMBRIDGE, Emily, in service with Mr. WILKINSON, MLA, asks police in 1895 if Henry Bambridge, injured in a mining accident in Qld is her father, who left in 1886.  Police confirm it is him.  6 pages, List 28.

BAMFORD, Elizabeth, died from poisoning at Kilferra in 1913.  Detailed detective report on file, copy of inquest testimony etc.  A very large file.  List 94.

BANFIELD, Edward.  Wrote from W.A. in 1905 seeking information on his father Henry’s will.  He had died at Preston.  5 pages, List 10.

BANK OF VICTORIA, Bendigo.  Large file on 1905 case in which Ian, son of manager John William ALLAN is shot in ear by supposed robber.  Police interview Alick Kerr, Louis Mueller, Allan’s niece Mollie Allan and Teresa Allan and conclude that he shot himself, although his father refuses to accept this.  List 3.

BANNERMAN, G.R., wife wrote from Coogee NSW in 1912; has not been heard from for 9 months; found.  6 pages, List 101.

BANNERMAN, George Robert.  Address sought by divorced wife in Coogee NSW in 1916; he owed maintenance for his crippled child.  Found.  6 pages, List 76.

BANTON, Sarah.  Living with John McELHINEY at Korumburra in 1899.  Stillborn child buried in background; prosecuted.  11 pages, List 23.

BANTY, Leon. [BAUTY?] Information sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1897.  He was separated from his family and had lived at Edenhope for last 40 years.  Police find he died in 1896 and file contains details of cost of burial and disposal of property.  His brother in Lausanne is a clergyman.  25 pages, List 40.

BARBER, Robert.  Died in Melbourne in 1902.  Mrs. Lucy Barber writes from Albury asking if this is her husband who left her 6 years ago.  Police report he was 55 years old, an architect, had a wife and family in Perth, W.A.  8 pages, List 19.

BARBOON, Annie, Aboriginal, died at Dimboola in 1912.  Report of death and burial arrangements.  2 pages, List 104.

BARFOOT, Laura Ellen. Married at Deniliquin NSW in 1877 to John McMAHON, brother of Thomas Middleton McMahon, who is in gaol for assault on a child. Claim marriage is a sham.  List 1.

BARKER, Clarence Cecil alias BARNETT. Charged with abduction of Alice SHORT at Narromine NSW in 1919, also charged with wife desertion. Native of Macquarie Plains, 25 yrs, motor mechanic and engineer; fingerprints on file. 21 pages.  List 1.

BARKLY MANSIONS ST. KILDA.  Anonymous letter in 1918 from ‘wounded wife’ claims a Mrs. FORD living there is a prostitute.  Owner is Ruby Maud DAVIS, widow of Samuel Brasmere DAVIS who died in 1916.  She rents out rooms.  Police report on interviews of a number of women including JARVIS, (who had had an illegitimate child),WESTLAKE, MYERS and HAYNES, one of whom ‘removed her drawers and threw them at the Constable’s head’.  11 pages, List 3.

BARLOW, Robert Henry.  Left Kerang for Western Australia in 1896.  In 1898 his wife asks police to find him; she and the four children are destitute.  6 pages, List 7.

BARNES, Agnes.  Wrote from Townsville in 1897, has seen a report about a John Barnes killed in Victoria; asks if this is her husband who left home some months ago.  They have a six year old daughter.  Police ascertain it is not her husband; in the meantime he returns home.  8 pages, List 6.

BARNES, Frederick, wrote from Gwalia Mine, Leonora, West Australia in 1900, asking police to find Mrs. Margaret DOUGLAS or McLEOD, mother of his wife Dorothy Douglas, who has recently died.  Not found.  14 pages, List 48.

BARNES, John.  Formerly organist for the Union Church, Caulfield, reported by John CHAMBERS in 1880 as acting strangely; handwritten and published letters of his on file.  He is a music teacher, lives with second wife and family, c55 years.  15 pages, List 4.

BARNWELL, William. American negro, c55 years, died near Berlin Victoria in 1881, destitute. File re sale of his effects. 8 pages, List 2.

BARR, Alice, parents at Archdale, took poison in 1918; pregnant to Theodore STANFORD, Yarraville and found out he was married.  Survived; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 73.

BARR, William, sought by Jules GASCARD, Ballan, in 1908.  He has left two girls with relative Mrs BLOCK after wife died, and not sent maintenance.  Believed keeping a hotel at Broken Hill.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 85.

BARRETT, Herbert, sought by mother Mrs. FELTUS of Kapunda South Australia in 1896.  He was 30 years, had been at Alberton and said he would send for her to join him, but she’s heard nothing.  She is a widow.  Not found.  21 pages, List 37.

BARRETT, Mrs. Jean, living with – WHITWORTH at Northcote in 1928 as his wife, but ‘is a prostitute’,  She met a man in the city one night and went back to his house in Bentleigh, where they quarrelled over money and he assaulted her.  Offender is identified as Thomas LYNCH, whose ‘wife’, married to someone else, is away in Tasmania.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 60.

BARRON, James, found at Queen’s Wharf in pain and taken to hospital but died there, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BARRY, Alexander alias John O’BRIEN, alias EAGER, served time in a NSW prison and in 1881 with Alice SMITH alias HOPKINS, was charged with arson in Sydney.  The pair fled and were thought to be interstate.  Photo of Alexander and his wife and child on file (not Alice).  List 58.

BARRY [Arthur] Patrick, enlisted in the AIF in Qld, and in 1916 arranged for allotment to go to his wife Margaret nee AYERS in Rushworth Victoria.  Army officer queries whether she has received the money.  Report states he deserted the family in 1909 and details arrangements made.  4 pages, List 79.

BARRY, Mrs. Catherine, died at home of son in law Thomas BEGLEY, Windsor, in 1900.  4 pages, List 48.

BARRY, John, State Ward child, was employed by Peter PINI at Barwidgee near Myrtleford in 1900, but took ill.  Taken to hospital, he died there in 1900.  File re burial costs.  12 pages, List 46.

BARTEL, Lydia Harriet.  File re her death in 1906.  Suffered from convulsions, died before she could be admitted to Beechworth Asylum.  Testimony of husband, Dr. Cleaver WOODS and nurse Mrs. PINNAGER on file.  No inquest necessary.  10 pages, List 4.

BARTELLE, Gladys, Leslie SMITH and ‘Little May Victoria’, all child performers at Bijou and  Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1895, were in breach of law.  Report on each.  9 pages, List 26.

BARTON, Arthur James and wife, living in Richmond in 1912 when he went to work and didn’t return.  His wife has now given birth and is destitute; will be returning to Arncliffe Sydney with sister Mrs WILLIAMS.  Barton is a carpenter, English, 38 years.  7 pages, List 104.

BARTON, Elizabeth, Fitzroy, wrote in 1902, asking for address of son Paul; found with uncle Richard HUGHES.  File states she is eccentric, has been in an asylum.  5 pages, List 65.

BARTRAM, J. & Son, electricians, Melbourne, wrote two letters in 1910 promoting the benefits of using the L.M. ERICCSON phone.  File includes two illustrated flyers.  5 pages, List 54.

BASSEMIR, Tulins.  Writes from Liverpool Concentration Camp, NSW in 1917 concerning his belongings.  4 pages, List 13.

BASSETT, J.T.P., solicitor, Wellington NSW wrote in 1908 on behalf of Cornelius, father of Vera KEELEY.  She and her mother left him c7 years ago; he wants her returned to him.  Found with Mrs E. Nelson PERCIVAL of Auburn; refuses to return.  7 pages, List 86.

BASSETT, Philip Henry, Muckleford; applies to join police in 1905, but can’t produce birth certificate, never registered.  2 pages, List 23.

BASTIANSIN, Mrs. Emily, North Melbourne.  Wrote in 1903 re Thomas MILLER, who fathered her illegitimate child Ellen Amelia LYONS in 1888.  She took out a warrant in 1891 under the name of ALLEN, and he was ordered to pay maintenance but absconded.  File states that he is an ex constable, married to a well known city prostitute, Lily WALKER.  5 pages, List 66.

BASTIN, Mrs W.H., Guilford, wrote in 1908, asking if a body found in the Yarra is her husband who left 30 years ago and returned briefly recently; he was using the name William BRUCE.  Police report not her husband.  4 pages, List 86.

BATCHELOR, Ernest, 13 years, fell from tree in Coburg in 1900; report on incident.  2 pages, List 50.

BATE, George E., Dept of mines & Agriculture, Sydney, wrote in 1909 re his sister Gwendoline Frances, not heard from for 6 months.  Found interstate under name of Mrs NIXON.  List 88.

BATEMAN, Arthur, Ivanhoe, Pokolbin near Maitland NSW, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his sisters Matilda and Grace who were taken into State care in Victoria 17 years ago.  9 pages, List 83.

BATEMAN, Robert Henry, carpenter, 50-69 years, sought by daughter Mrs WHITE, Carlton, in 1910.  She was adopted c1888, believes that he is her father.  6 pages, List 91.

BATES, Elizabeth, Blackwood, deserted by husband John in 1908, a blacksmith; believed interstate.  9 pages, List 85.

BATTY, Elizabeth, wrote from Carisbrook in 1900, complaining her husband John was being served drink by local publicans after hours.  Local police report her bad character.  6 pages, List 45.

BATTY, Margaret.  Sudden death at Geelong in 1899, aged 72 years.  Report on.  4 pages, List 17.

BAUDIN, Peter alias BELLAMY, charged with burglary in 1896.  Sydney police believe he is really Peter BLANCHARD, associated with Louis PATARD, and he is extradited.  10 pages, List 31.

BAUER, Bernard. Diamond dealer, murdered 1907. Files cover  1907-8, 1910, 1917.  Names involved: James POTTER; Mrs. HOLMES; ANDERSON, Michael BRENNAN, BRIDLAND.  List 1.

BAUER, Frank,  18 years, jeweller’s apprentice, sought by father F., in Adelaide, 1905, 18 pages, List 8.

BAULD, Bruce, absconded in 1928 with monies he had collected on behalf of the Australian Timber Workers Union, secretary William SCANLON.  3 pages and photo.  List 57.

BAUM, H.A., Sale, 16 years, wrote in 1912, seeking a license to ride a motor bike; refused.  3 pages, List 104.

BAYLES, George.  Information sought by Bendigo solicitor in 1910.  He fought in South Africa, returned to Bendigo and married – JORGENSEN in 1901, then returned to South Africa.  Found, engaged to – NELSON.  9 pages, List 91.

BAYLES, Norman, solicitor, Melbourne, complained in 1905 of incivility of constables during the arrival of the Loongana which had his relatives on board.  Detailed reports on file.  19 pages, List 64.

BAYLES, Norman, MLA, asks in 1909 that his two cars receive the first number plates when the Motor Act is passed.  Private Secretary to the Governor makes the same request.  7 pages, List 88.

BAYNES, Edith, Albert Park, in 1910 asked for advice on getting a divorce from her husband.  3 pages, List 92.

BEAGLEY, Constable No. 5810.  Enlisted in 1916, sought leave of absence from police department.  4 pages, List 77.

BEALE, D.W., school teacher, 40 years, left South Australia for Victoria with two sons, 5 and 9, and a young woman who gave birth in Hamilton in 1907.  His wife was in a lunatic asylum and he was placed in one too; the children went escorted back to Adelaide to Henry COPAS. 15 pages, List 83.

BEALE, Mary Ann, arrested for vagrancy as destitute, 1899.  She was 68 years old.  Son George, cab driver, is located in Redfern Sydney and arrangements are made for her to go to him.  She also had a married daughter Mrs. FLETCHER.  12 pages, List 42.

BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth. Eloped from Major’s Plains with Thomas GREATOREX; accidentally killed in 1878, and death certificate issued in name of Beauchamp . He subsequently reveals her real name was BROWN, and she had left her family for him. Note that the death certificate was never amended to Brown.  Marriage certificate of 1873  of Elizabeth NEWMAN and Francis BROWN on file, as is photo of her.  List 1.

BEAUFORT DEEP LEADS MINE.  Trouble between striking unionists and non union labour is detailed in the 1913 file.  Unions Thomas ABREY and George THOMPSON were arrested for attempted murder.  Bendigo journalist Robert Charles PRINCKMAN supplies statement re a threat from John R. LITTLE.  17 pages, List 109.

BEAUMONT, – Mrs.  A widow, 70 years, she died suddenly at Leopold in 1902 after dining with family of Thomas Edward McMILLAN; no suspicious circumstances.  2 pages, List 18.

BEAZLEY, Leith, successfully applied for entry into the police force, but Port Fairy police report on his unsuitability and he is struck off waiting list.  16 pages, List 40.

BECHER, C.H.  A solicitor in Sale, he wrote to police in 1913 regarding a Cremonensis violin (1807) that was lost by his sister Mrs. IRVING while on a visit.  19 pages, List 8.

BECK, David W., masseur attached to Army Medical Corps of the AIF; in 1917 sought an extension of his leave from the police force.  7 pages, List 75.

BECK, J.W. Chemist; confidential enquiry made for him at South Australia by Vic. Police; had come from Western Australia, 1901. No reason for enquiry given. 7 pages, List 2.

BECK, Joseph, Yarrawonga, 76 years.  French Consul asks in 1902 that he be given the old age pension, and encloses money for him.  This is an incomplete file.  4 pages, List 63.

BECKENSALL, Jane, Richmond, wrote in 1916.  Her son Walter was killed at Gallipoli. seeking grandson Francis Walter’s address.  Walter’s wife lived with – RUSSELL interstate.  Not found.  4 pages, List 79.

BECKETT, John, alias Leslie STEELE, charged with imposition on farmers William H. PATINSON and Neil McArthur DRYSDALE of Balook near Traralgon in 1905.  Police establish he is identical with person who was tried for murder of Robert William SMALL in Tasmania in 1897.  Parents old residents of Skipton district.  Tas. criminal photo on file, but faded.  Admitted to lunatic asylum.  22 pages, List 17.

BEDELL, WH., Northcote, gives offensive anonymous letter left under his door in 1897 to police.  Incomplete file, 4 pages.

BEEBE, Robert, left Melbourne in 1895 for New Zealand, involved in mining, c68 years.  In 1900 his daughter Lizzie of Toorak, wrote expressing concern, not heard from for some months.  Not found.  4 pages, List 45.

BEECH, John Robert.  Wife Elsie D. wrote to police in 1896.  She had married him in Sydney recently, but now believes he was a married man.  He was born at Stowport, Worcestershire England, was from Victoria.  11 pages, List 32.

BEECHWORTH STATE SCHOOL No. 1560.  Report in 1895 of fires which had occurred.  Nine year old George OKE implicated; other children Thomas JOSE and Murdoch MURRAY interviewed.  14 pages, List 28.

BEER, Harry Smith, sought by Grace CARTWRIGHT, Leichardt, in 1913; has not provided support for her child, believed in Melbourne.  A silversmith; found.  5 pages, List 108.

BEERE, August.  Incomplete file re arrangements to get children from Wellington New Zealand to their father in South Yarra in 1900.  Mrs. DUDFIELD would accompany them on the ship.  10 pages, List 44.

BEESON, Thomas.  Wrote from Sandy Creek Warwick Qld in 1897 re Dr. Alexander RUSSELL and his brother James.  Alexander died in Belfast (Port Fairy) in the 1860s; wants details of his son.  Police state he had no son.  5 pages, List 6.

BEHNSTEDT, Mrs Minnie, Richmond.  Sister Mrs M. WILLIAMS, Townsville, wrote in 1908; she hadn’t answered her letters.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

BELCHER, Thomas Edward, Brunswick, reports his daughter Rose missing in 1928.  She is 15 years and believed to be with Harry LEON who had a stall at the Victoria Market.  Found.  2 pages and photo.  List 58.

BELFIT, Robert, alias Edward JACKMAN, committed bigamy; married Mary Jane REABURN in 1888 while first wife Louisa was still alive.  Previously married in New Zealand.  File re witnesses and Brief preparation.  34 pages, List 56.

BELGRAVE.  Fire in Main Street in 1928, six shops destroyed.  Detailed report, including evidence from: Caroline WATSON, Winifred PEPPER, William MALONEY, Claude Alfred LANCASHIRE, Bernard Arthur BRENT etc. who rented shops from John Thomas MAHONEY, auctioneer, Mont Albert and Harry LANDEN, Prahran.  Police conclude not deliberate, probably done by Lancashire while drunk.  18 pages, List 59.

BELL, Alfred E.A., Mt. Eckersley, near Heywood.  Reported in 1899 that fire had destroyed an unoccupied weatherboard house he owned; both insurance company and police suspect he set it himself, was in financial difficulties.  14 pages, List 42.

BELL, David, arrived from South Africa in 1905, and wife Laura, 32 years and son Percy, along with aunt Eliza Z. JONES were to follow him, but he hasn’t been able to locate them.  He went on to Sydney, and wrote from there, seeking police help.  They were located.  8 pages, List 63.

BELL, J.E. Corporal, 27th Battalion, writes from ship on the way to war in 1917, chiding Snr Constable DAY of Kerang for his actions in alerting authorities he had German parents and his real name was BELZ.  7 pages, List 71.

BELL, James, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on illegitimate child of Violet LAMB, Mountain Station, Brawlin via Cootamundra, in 1913.  James Bell of Flemington Station Walgett interviewed, denies claim.  12 pages, List 93.

BELL, Robert, South Melbourne, reports finding a body in the Yarra river in 1895.  A luggage tag is in the name of FLYNN.  Mrs. O’FLYNN of Echuca asks if it is her husband; no.  Mrs. Flynn of Newtown Sydney asks the same question; photo posted to her – no photo on file.  13 pages, List 30.

BELL, William H.  Tenders for various repairs to Tylden police station, 1864, 8 pages, List 14.

BELLEARS, Mary, charged with abortion on Louisa MITCHELL at Euroa in 1905.  Frederick KERSLAKE, married, also involved.  This is an incomplete file of 9 pages, List 65.

BELLERBY, Alexander G.  Drouin, Gippsland grazier, disappears in 1904, had suffering from sun stroke previously.  Newspaper cuttings, photo on file, found by wife in Geelong.  List 16.

BELLINGHAM, Eli.  Charged with assault on 17 year old daughter Elizabeth; case heard at Goroke and dismissed.  John J. COTTERILL of Nurcoring near Natimuk involved.  26 pages, List 7. 

BELTON, Charles, State Ward, absconded from the care of Miss Elizabeth McKERCHER at Bylands, Kilmore in 1896.  A letter from him on file, asking to return, to which she agrees.  Discussion re claiming costs of returning him from Trawool.  10 pages, List 37.

BEMISS, Mrs. S., Fitzroy, wrote in 1917 re her daughter Una Josephine, who had rung away with a Greek fireman, Parasko PANUYOTUO and was living with him in Port Pirie and pregnant; asks police help to get her back.  Detailed report on situation. 14 pages, List 74.

BENALLA.   Suspicious fire in Mair St., in 1895, in which building owned by Mrs. Ellen RIDE and used by John O’SHEA, proprietor and printer of the North East Ensign newspaper, was destroyed, along with undertaker’s premises of W.G. ABBOTT.  Travellers, Charles LARSON and James JENKINS were among witnesses.  O’Shea suspected, but open verdict given.  40 pages, List 26.

BENDIGO POWDER MAGAZINE.  Alarm went off at night in 1899, when keeper R.G. JOHNSTON was not there.  His wife armed herself and investigated and police were called.   Claim that wires were cut but police think worn away.  37 pages, List 42.

BENDING, Mrs Rachel, died suddenly at Beaufort in 1911.  Detailed investigation.  14 pages, List 98.

BEN HABDA. Assyrian, treats patients, but not a licensed doctor. Report on his activities in Gippsland, 1903.  List 1.

BENJAMIN, Mrs. Clara, secretary Homeopathic Hospital Ladies Aid Association, wrote brief letter in  1906, enclosing booklet of annual report and balance sheet 1904-1905; lists committee, donations etc.  8 pages, List 31.

BENNETT, Charles J. of Swift’s Creek and STODDART, Thomas, of Ballarat.  Confidential enquiries sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  Bennett is found to be living with the McLARTY family.   8 pages, List 64.

BENNETT, Elsie, 19 years, attempted suicide by poison in Carlton in 1912, after argument with boyfriend Leslie TITE.  Her parents are separated, mother a laundry worker.  Friend Vera POWELL mentioned.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 33.

BENNETT, John, convict transported to VDL in 1841.  Daughter Mrs. John JACKSON of Bullarto seeks details of her parents and father’s current location.  12 pages, List 43.

BENNETT, Lizzie, wrote from Kenmore Mental Hospital, Goulburn in 1916 seeking address of Mr. BURNEY or his sister.  4 pages, List 76.

BENNETT, Percy, Norwood, South Australia, wrote in 1916 re his brother in law Ernest BAKER, who left his 3 step-children with his mother in law and went to Melbourne in 1915.  Found.  4 pages, List 78.

BENNETTS, Samuel.  Sought by brother F. of Broken Hill; he was born in Lelant, Cornwall.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

BENT, William, c50 years, caretaker of 318 Queen Street Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1913.  Found by boarded William MALADY and taken to hospital.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 109.

BENTLEY, Jessie Rosina, wife of Henry, suicided in South Melbourne in 1899.  Evidence taken from servant Florrie SLADE and hairdresser Percival JEFFERSON and Margaret LARKIN.  18 pages, List 17.

BENTLEY, Louisa Minnie, under 16 years, gave birth to illegitimate child at Terang, and alleged Denis COOK was the father.  Her mother was Sarah Ann, a widow, and Louisa had been servant to Mrs. BRADSHAW.  Quite intimate detail given.  11 pages, List 66.

BENTON, Mr.  Pastry cook St. Kilda, has several Germans working for him, is scared soldiers are going to attack, 1916.  List 6.

BERA, Bartolomeno (or BREA). Charged with conspiracy at Sydney in 1918, one of three offenders; two were arrested in Sydney. He was Italian and 40 years of age. One page (Criminal Offence Report) and photo.  List 1.

BERESFORD, Henry Agincourt.  Died at Dandenong in 1916.  Letters from L.K. TARRANT, Ngaire, New Zealand found, he covers burial costs; Henry was getting money from late sister Lady Vaughan’s estate.  6 pages, List 78.

BERESFORD, William. Attempted suicide at Castlemaine in 1905 and later in Sydney. Member of the Maurice Gerald Dramatic Co.  List 1.

BERGIN, T., of Bergin & Co., general merchants, San Remo, asks help to keep hotel running after being ordered to close.  The hotel is in his late father’s name, and he and his siblings wish to continue running it.  2 pages, List 29.

BERKELEY, Henry, gaoled for arson in NSW during shearer’s strike of 1894.  In 1899 query whether Charles WILLIAMS, recently arrested for jewellery robberies in Melbourne is a brother.  Small photo of Williams on file, and 2 gaol photos, front and side views of Berkeley.  The latter was born in Sydney in 1868.  13 pages, List 43.

BERLOWITZ, Margaret Jane, licensee of the Yarraville Hotel, denies allegation by T. MURPHY that gambling is going on, and signs agreement that none will be allowed.  23 pages, List 101.

BERNARD, Mrs. M.H., Surry Hills, NSW, wrote in 1902 re her son Harry, who has gone to Melbourne with a woman named RIDLEY who claims he is the father of her child, which is impossible.  He is found in Melbourne, and states he has not married her and the father of the child is Jack MILAN, but police find she’s using his name.  6 pages, List 62.

BERNARDASIE, Guiseppe. Died destitute at Guilford, in 1881, had been employed by Carlo ROSCONIA. Three letters, brief notes from C.A. BIAGGI on file. Swiss Consul informed. 7 pages, List 2.

BERNOULLI, Rose, laid a charge of assault against William PRATT, with whom she was living, in 1913, the withdrew it and accused police of bullying.  A very detailed report on her character etc is on file.  14 pages, List 107.

BERRICK, Gottfried, Mooroopna, farmer.  Reported missing in 1902, believed drowned.  Seen by a constable in 1903, admits fled from creditors.  7 pages, List 19.

BERRY, Mrs. Harriet. Wife of John B. Berry of Dandenong, died in suspicious circumstances in 1899. 10 pages, List 2.

BERSICA, John, Shepparton, applies for wine licence for Numurkah in 1898.  Police and residents oppose, he complains.  9 pages, List 22.

BERTRAM, Henry. Report on his marital affairs and relations, Bendigo 1900. Married Amelia NICHOLL in 1880, she died some months later. Married Elizabeth JURY, a prostitute, and got VD from her so left her. She now living with Charlie CARLIE and claims Bertram tried to poison her. Married Elizabeth MARTIN, by whom he had a child already, named Bertha. Witness at second marriage was Charles DAWE, married to Louie JURY who is now using the name Mrs. LORD. No witnesses will testify, so never charged with bigamy.  List 1.

BERWICK, Mrs.  Wrote from Collingwood in 1904, seeking location of her daughter who married John FLANNERY c1897, hasn’t seen her for four years.  6 pages, List 10.

BEST, Alexander, sought by brother Edward, Beulah Tasmania, in 1911.  He went to Victoria 14 years ago, 47 years.  Not found.  12 pages, List 98.

BEVERIDGE, Thomas, c24yrs, sought by uncle Robert C. Beveridge, Sydney in 1904.  He is an orphan, and his grandmother in Scotland is anxious about him.  8p, List 11

BEVILAQUA, L., wrote from Hyde Park Adelaide in 1897 re unnamed son who was to leave Tasmania for Adelaide via Melbourne, and has not arrived.  Thinks he has gone ‘on a spree’ and then to look for work.  Asks if man’s body found on Keilor Plains is his son.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 40.

BEYNON, Florence, 16 years, Carlton, attempted suicide in 1917; report states her father, a returned soldier, is violent towards her mother.  Suicide note on file.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 73.

BHAI, Omer, 37 years and ALLEE or JAFFER, Mahomed, 27 years, deserted from the ship ‘City of Canberra’ in 1928; prohibited immigrants, they were arrested.  Described as ‘coloured British’.  Small photos of both and 3 pages, List 60.

BIANCHI, Mrs., wrote from Back Creek in 1903, suspicious that someone in Kalgoorlie is impersonating her son William, c23 years, butcher, and getting money from her.  Police there ascertain he’s in poor circumstances.  9 pages, List 67.

BIBBY, John Thomas, c22 years, engine driver.  Warrant issued by Agnes Christine LUKE of Albury in 1913; deserted his illegitimate child in 1910.  Her brothers will pay costs to bring him back.  19 pages, List 108.

BICKETT, Patricia Angela.  Murdered 1914, Antonio SORO arrested.  Witnesses interviewed include her mother Maria, Mary JACKSON, a teacher, schoolboy Frank FRIMLEY, engineer John GRAHAM, printer Charles Melanchthon STAMPER.  Photo of Soro on file, which is very large.  List 3.

BICKFORD, Frederick, sought by sister Mrs NICKELLS, Bendigo, in 1901.  He left home about 11 years previously, believed interstate.  Found.  Faded photo on file, taken when he was 14 years old.  14 pages and photo; see instructions re copying of photos.  List 86.

BIDDULPH, Basil Albert, sought by Katherine, Balmain, in 1910.  5 pages, List 96.

BIENKE, Amelia, known as E. LEGGETTE, sought by the Secretary of the Children’s Welfare Fund in 1928.  1 page and photo from magazine, List 59.

BIESKE, Herman Adolph. Suspected of murdering first wife Elizabeth Ann nee WILLIAMS, who died July 1902. Remarried two months later to Emma Jane KAY, widow, nee JAMES. The couple and some of the children went to New Zealand. First wife’s brother complains so body quietly exhumed, but no poison found.  List 1.

BIGGEN, Lilly, sought by sister E.S. GROVES of Liverpool NSW in 1895; believed to be in Bendigo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 28.

BIGGS, Roni, 39 McArthur Square Carlton.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claimed she was running a brothel.  Report states she has lived with James CARROLL for some years and he keeps her.  Letter is written by her sister, with whom she quarrels frequently.  4 pages, List 85.

BIGGEN, Lilly, sought by sister E.S. GROVES of Liverpool NSW in 1895; believed to be in Bendigo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 28.

BIGNOLD, Margaret.  Writes from Marrickville NSW in 1898 re husband Frank.  Last heard of at Port Welshpool; they have been separated nearly 6 years, but little money sent.  6 pages, List 17.

BILES, Mrs William wrote from Stepney, Adelaide in 1896 asking if the Mrs. ADAMS shot by her husband is her daughter; she hasn’t heard from her for 5 years.  Police report it is not her daughter.  7 pages, List 31.

BILLANE, Mrs J., Burnley, seeks whereabouts of Sarah, James and Mary Ellen MORAN, whose father James died  c1896, and whose mother Annie couldn’t cope.  She is their aunt.  Not found.  11 pages, List 91.

BILLING, Leila Ethel, born Leesville Tasmania 1902, went to Melbourne on a holiday in 1917, staying with family friend Leslie M. STEVENS and his family at Port Melbourne.  Alleged he had been intimate with her; bashed his wife etc.  File includes evidence taken, letters from parents and siblings, medical report etc. No charge laid.  Warning: this file contains explicit material.  47 pages, List 74. CONNECTION FOUND.

BILLSON, A.A., wrote a private letter to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913 re his wife’s 83 year old aunt MUDIE, whose husband has stolen her jewellery; found at pawnshop.  5 pages, List 108.

BINGHAM, Mrs Anne, Wonthaggi.  Anonymous letter in 1911 claims she’s a sly grog seller.  Report.  5 pages, List 100.

BINKS, Eliza Richardson, died at Echuca in 1896 after giving birth to Eliza Cooper Binks; child given to grandparents Thomas and Margaret COOPER in Richmond as father had seven other children.  4 pages, List 50.

BIRCH, William, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1895.  He is a Baptist minister and his wife received a letter from Alfred SENIOR, asking for money as he is ill and confined to his bed in Melbourne.  He has stayed with them, his brother is a highly respected medical man in Manchester, but they don’t have a high opinion of Alfred, so send money to police, asking them to investigate before handing money over.  They find he has left owing money to landlady.  14 pages, List 29.

BIRCHMEIER, Adolph, Hawthorn, wrote in 1880 re his uncle Jacob Sevrin HIRT, otherwise James Hirt, from Switzerland, born 1828, arrived Melbourne 1853.  Subsequently had the European Hotel at Forbes.  Somewhat involved search involving a former partner of Hirt who was also looking for him.  45 pages, List 76.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BIRTHDAY MINE, Berringa.  Cyanide Manager T.J. COOTE reports loss of gold bullion from his case at O’FARRELL’s hotel.  General Manager E. Gordon ROSS requests police investigation.  14 pages, List 45.

BISHOP, George Francis, born London, 51 years, carpenter, died from overdose of morphine in Perth W.A. in 1898.  Wife Julia in East Brunswick claims he was poisoned by Robert HOLMES and his son Bertie, who used to live near them and also went to W.A.  Police doubt story.  27 pages, List 21.

BISHOP, Joseph, wrote from Broken Hill in 1897.  He married Edith Matilda EDWARDS in 1887.  She claimed to be the widow of Julius Ferdinand HALTERMANN, married 1881.  They are living apart and he seeks confirmation that she was a widow.  A sister is married to J.S. BUTTERS. 2 pages, List 20.

BISHOP, Lillian Alma, born Tasmania 1895, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1912 and registered him as Stanley Roy SMITH, and herself as Lily Smith.  Her mother Mrs REYNOLDS is living at Yarra Glen, and find out what had happened.  File has Lillian’s Tasmanian birth certificate and arrangements to correct the entry for Stanley.  13 pages, List 102.

BISHOP, Oswald Henry, deserted wife Rosetta Mary and their 7 year old son in 1912.  They were married in 1904 and he was an illusionist and travelled with a company of artists.  She is now living with her mother Mrs. Lavinia LONG at Malvern.  He uses names of “Pharos” and “Alma”, is 31 years, and possibly living with another woman.  He is found interstate and escorted back to Melbourne.  33 pages, List 34.

BLACK, Caroline, Scarsdale, deserted by husband George Albert Black in 1913.  4 pages, List 107.

BLACK, George.  His son in law John LAWRENCE of Newry asks for police protection.  Black is due to be released from Sale prison and has threatened them.  4 pages, List 18.

BLACK, Martha, florist, Springvale, in 1904 reported in detail the strange and dangerous behaviour of her husband (unnamed).  She had previously been badly injured in a mining accident at Sebastopol.  21 pages, List 68.

BLACK, Spiro, had four children by Mrs INDOVINO of Carlton; details of both lifestyles are given.  3 pages, List 96.

BLACK, William of Diggora State School near Rochester, wrote in 1899 re Rebecca ANDERSON, in his employ, who wanted to know her parentage. She was put in Abbotsford Convent after her mother died and father attempted suicide. Police find she was born in Bathurst in 1875, her sister Mary in Dunolly in 1879. Their father James ANDERSON also used the name HENDERSON and had several convictions, but could not be located. 24 pages.  List 2.

BLACKBURN, S. (or T.)  A chemist, his wife writes in 1897, alleging local hotels are still supplying him with drink despite court order.  Report states ‘hopeless case’ getting alcohol elsewhere.  4 pages, List 20.

BLACKHAM, Mrs Norah, 21 years, disappeared from lodging house in St Kilda in 1913; family suspect foul play.  Husband Victor Richard Blackham searches for her; her father is James HANKS.  Detailed report.  Not found.  7 pages, List 94.

BLACKMORE, William, c55 years, supposed to be at Wallaroo mines in 1901.  His wife wrote from Ballarat, has had no support from him since 1899.  16 pages, List 49.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BLACKNEY, Elizabeth, left Hamilton in 1896, and went to sister Maria WHITEHEAD’s home in Dimboola. Gave birth to illegitimate child Leslie John there which was to be adopted by them.  13 pages, List 50.

BLACKWELL, Alice Maud, New Town, Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re her husband C.E., who has not sent maintenance for months.  Found.  7 pages, List 75.

BLACKWELL, Richard H., died at Cheltenham in 1905; living apart from wife and family.  File re arrangements made and cost to government.  4 pages, List 64.

BLACKWELL, W.H., wrote from Mossman Central Mill, Port Douglas Nth Qld in 1903 re his brother Arthur Nishus George, miner, late of St. Just Cornwall, said to have died at Bendigo.  3 pages, List 67.

BLACKWOOD.  Arson attempt at Golden Bar Quartz Battery, known as Staughton’s battery, in 1896.  Mary JAMES, married, Golden Point, son Richard, Edward STEWART and Arthur SULLIVAN interviewed and testimony noted.  Hand drawn map on file.  Insurance Company seeks details.  24 pages, some hard to decipher.  List 37.

BLAKE, Jessie, Hyde Park Sydney, wrote in 1913, seeking her husband William, who has not supported for ten years; she is destitute.  Found.  6 pages, List 108.

BLAIR, Charlotte, married, separated from husband, living with John Bamford BLACK near Dargo, died suddenly in 1898, leaving 7 month child Violet who is adopted by Mrs. FRENCH, sister in law of Oscar MESSENGER who suspects foul play in her death.  20 pages, List 22.

BLAIR, Fanny/Frances A., believed living with Mrs CHEONG at Sailor’s Flat Whroo in 1898,  In 1911 Sydney Rescue Work Society wrote on behalf of her male child; left there 12 years ago.  8 pages, List 97.

BLAIR, James.  Collingwood.  Complaint re larrikins, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

BLAIR, John, sought by wife Frances, Ultimo, in 1907.  He deserted her and was believed to be with Eva MENDOZA a woman ‘of evil repute’.  He had a brother Michael.  Not found.  8 pages, List 83.

BLAIR, William, 33 years, sought by pregnant wife Daisy, Queenstown Tasmania in 1915.  He has left and their 4 daughters and gone to Melbourne, possibly with hi uncle John BOYD.  11 pages, List 80.

BLAKE, Alfred Francis, wrote from Condobolin NSW in 1894 re brother Edward Richard, a baker, 29 years, born Bermondsey, London, who left England in 1892; his parents have not heard since.  2 pages, List 41.

BLAKE, Patrick, deserted wife Elizabeth and 5 children at Ballarat c1901; butcher, 48 years.  In 1907 she heard he was in W.A.; located, he promised to pay maintenance (signed form on file).  In 1911 she wrote and asked if the person killed at Charters Towers was him; no.  14 pages, List 95.

BLAKE, Thomas Jnr., wrote from Coolgardie WA in 1899 re his father of the same name.  He was a blacksmith, c48 years, working in Melbourne recently.  Mother and rest and family went to W.A. to work and haven’t heard from him; suffers from heart problem.  12 pages, List 42.

BLAND, Robert, sought by sister Mrs. C.G. DICKIE, Mount Pleasant, South Australia in 1901.  He is blind, has been in Melbourne.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

BLAND, William Oliver, left wife in Hawthorn in 1906 and went to Sydney.  Using name William Bernard Oliver he claimed to be a widower and persuaded Miss J. FERGIE of Darling Point to loan him money; they were to be married but he returned to Melbourne and she hadn’t heard from him, so asks police help to find him.  11 pages, List 26.

BLENKHORN, Mrs. Victor of Railton, Tasmania, wrote in 1938 re adoption of child of Dora May SMITH, late of Devonport, but now of Melbourne; needs form signed.  6 pages, List 2.

BLEWETT, Charles, died in Melbourne in 1911; file re disposing of his property.  His sister in law Jessie Wilson Blewett, found in Sydney.  14 pages, List 98.

BLOSSE, E.F. Lyell, given money by Dr. W. MALONEY of Melbourne in 1899, to enable him to get to Mildura and employment, but borrows money there and disappears.  7 pages, List 25

BLOUSTEIN, Matilda and daughter Syra ‘connected with the dramatic profession’ charged with resisting and assaulting police after being served with an ejection order by estate agent P.M. DALY at Carlton in 1894. 21 pages, including letter of complaint from Bloustein.  List 1.

BLOWER, Alfred, charged with larceny on his employer State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at Tongala in 1928.  Believed to have joined his friend Arthur Edward GILES in Western Australia; along with his wife, baby and three sons.  English, aged 48 years.  Found.  19 pages, some duplication, List 59.

BLUETT, Mrs Margaret, and children Joseph and Francis, deserted by her husband Patrick in 1909; he was Irish, c60 years, a navvy.  Not found.  4 pages, List 88.

BLURTON, George, Mundubbera Qld., in 1912 sought information about his parents; he is getting married shortly.  His brother and himself were taken in the Industrial School after their father’s death. Police establish his mother Emma’s background, but don’t reveal all to him.  8 pages, List 105.

BOARDER, William.  Died in NSW bush in 1877, was from Shepherd’s Bush London England.  Mrs. A.K. TOWLE of Carlton asks if she can have his personal possessions to forward on to his sister Amy in England.  8 pages, List 5.

BOARDMAN, Alfred, blacksmith, came from Mount Gambier to Melbourne in 1909, then returned and left seven children behind.  Report on their condition etc.  6 pages, List 54.

BOCH, Mallah and Mahomed Rabib, both Indian Hakim doctors; Echuca police write re them being licensed in 1898; poster on file.  3 pages, List 17.

BODIN, Mrs. Redfern, wrote in 1917 re maintenance not forthcoming from her husband Alexander at Mordialloc; 7 years since she took out an order.  6 pages, List 72.

BODDY, Mrs., accidently burnt to death at Burnley in 1900.  4 pages, List 51

BODIN, Alexander.  Wife writes from Redfern NSW in 1913; she is getting 10/- maintenance per week from him but is in poor health and seeks more money.  Found, running hairdressing business with sister, but is himself in poor health and cannot give more.  Claims wife a drunkard.  6 pages, List 32.

BOFFEY, Sarah, widow, Fitzroy, attempted suicide in 1913; Neighbour Amelia COX.  Taken to hospital.  5 pages, List 92.

BOLAND, Michael, and brothers Patrick and Thomas, sought by unknown person in 1897 (original letter not on file).  Patrick found at Smeaton, Michael in NSW; both elderly.  15 pages, List 39.

BOLDINI, Walter, Carlton, 1905, asks police to help trace Harry and Molly COOPER, last heard of in Qld.  Her sister Florence Lizzie HAMPTON is in asylum under name of Ida DENNY.  Harry Cooper suspicious of request, but police reveal Boldini was genuine, he had lived with her for 8 years.  16 pages, List 23.

BOLGER. Child lost in the bush in Yea district, 1899. Letter of thanks from parents, accounts for expenses incurred etc. List 2.

BOLMARCICH, Matteo.  Austro-Hungarian Consul sought him in 1908.  6 pages, List 5.

BOLT, Franklyn Page, deserted wife Eileen Elizabeth at St. Kilda in 1917, taking their child Barbara with him.  Arrested in Sydney, warrant then withdrawn.  40 pages, many duplicates, List 70.

BOLTON, Henry Edward, applies to join force in 1900.  Formerly served 3 years in Qld.  force, 27 years, Qld discharge parchment and newspaper cuttings on file.  5 pages, List 22.

BOLTON, R.W., wrote from Corowa NSW in 1896, wanting police help in getting his daughter Rose, 15 years, returned to him from Oakleigh Convent.  3 pages, List 36.

BOLTON, William Richard.  Charged with being a neglected child at Northcote in 1894.  Father Richard is interstate, aunt Mrs. COOK of Northcote.  9 pages, List 7.

BOMB OUTRAGE. Letter exploded at Lands Purchase Office, 1914, injuring Frederick LEE, Thomas HASTIE and Reg. Gordon JONES. Anonymous letter in 1919 implicates Robert LAWRENCE or SPENCER, but he was  exonerated.  List 1.

BOMBING of Greek Club, Lonsdale St., 1928.  List of those injured, and details of various other bombings that occurred, blamed on wharf labourers opposed to ‘free’ labourers.  Photos of weapons and bombs, letters from informants, reports etc.  A very large file.  List 61.

BONDIETTI, Basilis, found guilty of murdering Carlo COMISTO near Seymour in 1876 and executed.  File covers various reports on him and his activities and disposal of his property.  29 pages, List 34.

BONE, Charles.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1898 re Thomas LUNEY/LOONEY who fathered his daughter Nancy Jane’s child in 1891, and was ordered to pay maintenance for 14 years, but went interstate and has not paid anything for 4 years.  11 pages, List 19.

BONE, Mrs May, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1911.  Husband Frederick left there for Melbourne 18 months ago, and hasn’t been heard from for a year.  He is c60 years old.  She has heard a report that he was drowned, but this is disproved.  4 pages, List 99.

BONHAM, Kathleen, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912; husband John had left her.  5 pages, List 103.

BONIFACE, Jessie, removed from nurse Jessie PHILLIPS, Prahran, by her mother Jessie Dunlop Boniface in 1896, and died shortly afterwards.  Anonymous letter alleges ill-treatment.  Phillips then took in Willy O’NEIL, 8 months, mother Lizzie, single.  8 pages, List 37.

BONNER, John, Campbellfield, wrote in 1912 r John Bonner, who was left in NSW some forty years ago by his brother Michael, dairy farming at Young.  He was born in Co Donegal Ireland, and the uncle of the writer.  Relative found.  3 pages, List 103.

BONNICK, Mrs E., Gympie, Qld., sought by daughter Mary FREEMAN, Hopevale near Rainbow, in 1913.  Found.  4  pages, List 93.

BOOL, Richard, left Taunton England c1856, with his family, last heard of at Kyneton c1873, he was a marble mason.  Information sought by F. Bool, Tarnagulla in 1896.  Police find he died in Melbourne c1878, left 2 sons and son in law Parker.  9 pages, List 30.

BOOTH, Edward, deserted wife Emily at Broken Hill in 1906; father William is at Richmond.  Found.  9 pages, List 71.

BOOTH, Mrs. Margaret.  File re alleged abortion and death in 1894.  Husband Peter had gone to Western Australia from Port Melbourne.  6 pages, List 13.

BORAN, Henry John, 20 years, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1904; has a sister Kitty, a barmaid at Richmond.  Not found.  6 pages, List 68.

BORTHWICK, Hector Roy and Margaret, on a soldier settlement block near Colac in 1924, when they entered into an arrangement, at the suggestion of Land Board Inspector Mark HAGER, with John RITCHIE, chemist, Colac,  for him to purchase the next block and later transfer it to them.  They paid HAGER, and in 1928 the matter came to light and he was dismissed.  11 pages, List 60.

BOSSE, Elenor, Christina and Mary, sought by J. BOWMAN, Pleystowe, Mackay, Qld., in 1909, on behalf of their uncle.  Found.  5 pages, List 87.

BOSSWARD, Mrs Avis, Hobart, wrote in 1907 re her daughter Avis Adella STUBBS nee Bossward, who left her home in Hastings to go to Hobart and never returned, leaving her husband William and son Harold behind.  She has had the care of the child.  She has heard that her daughter is in Victoria; not found.  9 pages, List 82.

BOSSWARD, Mrs. Avis, Tasmania, wrote in 1907 re her daughter Avis STUBBS who left 2 years ago; encloses letter for her which is still on file.  Various people are interviewed, one claimed that her name was DILLON not Stubbs.  14 pages, List 83.

BOSSWARD, Mrs Avis.  Grandson Harold Charles STUBBS, 10 years wrote in 1909 asking police to find his mother, hasn’t heard from her for 7 years.  File reports may have remarried to Alfred GLOAR.  Not found.  16 pages, List 89.

BOTT, Henry Theodore. Child, lost at Cowes Swamp between Echuca and Kerang in 1879. Father Henry asks local police to investigate Queensland newspaper report of child found living in the wild, as he believes the child was kidnapped. Gives physical description. 4 pages, List 2.

BOUCHAUD, Eugene.  French Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877 seeking information about him, Barthelemy JOCGS and Augusta DUCHAMEL.  9 pages, List 5.

BOULTON, William, recent arrival from W.A., died at George Hotel South Melbourne in 1899, and buried as a pauper.  David WHYTE, Midland Junction, Perth WA writes seeking details.  Boulton was 48 years, married, but separated from wife.  He is in touch with his parents in the U.K.  12 pages, List 39.

BOUNDY, J.V., secretary of Victorian Branch of Utility Pigeon Breeders Association of Australia reported in 1917 that member Dr Julian SMITH has had some pigeons stolen and offers reward for return.  Back of letterhead lists members of Association.  4 pages, List 73.

BOURKE, Susan, wrote from Sydney NSW in 1897 re her son Robert, who had worked for William JOHNSON at Hedi, but not been paid his wages.  Found working there for a W. BURKE.  6 pages, List 41.

BOURKE, W.H. of Richmond, complains of local police aggression at fireworks display; includes reference from his previous employer G.W. HARRIS of Mt. Gambier, as a sign of his respectability.  6 pages, List 3.

BOW, Frederick, reported missing from his home in North Melbourne in 1899.  He was a plumber, believed to have committed suicide.  In 1900 solicitors enquire as to his whereabouts.  13 pages, List 45.

BOWDEN, James. Also known as DE GRASSE. Florence GRASS writes two letters from hospital to police department in 1918, claiming to be his wife and he has left her. Police find he has a wife and family in Brisbane, is 69 years of age. Florence is c27 yrs of age. He subsequently returns to Melbourne. 12 pages.

BOWEN, William George.  Information sought by mother Mrs. J.W. KEARNEY, Adamstown, Newcastle, NSW.  Hwas at the Gordon Institute and is traced through various employments.  8 pages, List 67.

BOWLER, Henry.  Living at 1 Howarth St., Brunswick in 1905 when house destroyed by fire.  2 pages, List 17.

BOWMAN, Ernest, of Yarra Junction, died in Melbourne Hospital in 1908.  His brother at Bairnsdale asks details of the estate and property.  15 pages, List 84.

BOWRING, Mrs. Gordon, asks police to find her husband in W.A. in 1897; hasn’t heard for 3 months.  Found; son is at Northam.  6 pages, List 20.

BOYCE, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Herbert, tied up and robbed in their house at Surrey Hills in 1887.  Neighbour LEGGE stayed with her when husband went for police.  Report on crime and police doubts on file.  20 pages, List 56.

BOYCE, Frank, wounded at Gallipoli, living in Carlton in 1916 and drinking heavily; falsely gains money from charity.  Report on case; son is also in the AIF.  12 pages, List 79.

BOYCE, Theodore, wrote from Marlo in 1895, seeking admission in the force.  2 pages, List 29.

BOYD’S AMERICAN PRESS AGENCY.  Report loss of bike in 1897.  Letterhead has photo of young men with bicycles.  2 pages, List 20.

BOYELDIEN, Mrs., North Melbourne, unknown woman found in dying condition in her home, and taken to hospital where she died, 1901.  Photo of woman taken in attempt to identify her, 45-50 years of age, said she came from Fitzroy.  1 page and photo.  List 52.

BOYES, William, deserted wife and child at Richmond in 1912; Victorian, c23 years.  She is destitute.  4 pages, List 106.

BOYLE, Charles, labourer, Fitzroy, bought land at St. Albans from Francis Henry WILLIAMSON alias MEROTT, but it was not owned by him.  Williamson arrested, but charge withdrawn.  Photo, 7 pages, List 58.

BOYNTON, Mrs., Footscray  Deserted by her husband in 1894.  James and John NANCE went surety for him but he has disappeared.  15 pages, List 24.

BRABENDER, Mrs. K.  of Woorinen via Swan Hill, wrote in 1938 re her daughter Amy, 18 yrs old, who was living with the MADDY family, and wanted to marry their son.  Asks police to stop arrangement and put her in a home.  5 pages, List 2.

BRACEGIRDLE, S.E. of Balmain NSW, wrote in 1883 re the ALDRED family. Her orphan servant girl belonged to the family.  List 1.

BRACKEN, Mrs., out of probation from Kew Asylum in 1909, when her daughter Kitty reports her missing; found.  3 pages, List 53.

BRACKEN, Hugh, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  3 pages, List 55.

BRADFORD, William James, 29 years, injured in a brawl with William THOMAS and Roy SHERRIN at Collingwood in 1907.  Subsequently died.  Large file.  List 81.

BRADLEY, Mrs. Frances, wife of Joseph, Foster; in 1901 took in Flora, child of Peter MICHEL to care for her, but he has failed to pay maintenance and in 1902 she seeks police help to locate him.  27 pages, List 61.

BRADLEY, Mrs T., Brisbane Qld., complained in 1910 that her daughter has been with W. DITCHAM, showman for 6 months, and he won’t return her.  Traced.  9 pages, List 94.

BRADSTREET, Mrs E., North Melbourne, wrote in 1903 re her son Theodore James, not heard from for some months, was with McDonald exploring party in Qld.  Found.  7  pages, List 65.

BRADY, H.A., Royal Mail Hotel, Birregurra, formerly in police force, wrote in 1909 asking for a certificate of character; has been charged after assaulting a man who ‘behaved indecently’ towards of his sons.  3 pages, List 55.

BRADY, Thomas.  Formerly of 2/11th Regiment and N.S.W. police, applies for position in 1865.  5 pages, List 4.

BRADY, William. Murdered 1897. William Myles PHILLIPS arrested.  List 1.

BRAGG, Mrs. Annie, widow, South Melbourne, dying, she appeals to police to get her eldest son Gilbert, 29 years, away from Queenie WALKER, a brothel keeper; details of family situation given.  5 pages, List 93.

BRAGG, Andrew Francis, Queenscliff, soldier, reported theft of suit; Thomas William PARRATT, a soldier is suspected.  Photo.  2 pages, List 97.

BRAITHWAITE, Phoebe, Ringarooma, Tasmania, wrote in 1913, seeking Lenie BARBER.  Her parents Matthew and Kate nee BAKER were in Geelong 20 years ago; Kate died c15 years ago.  The writer is Kate’s sister.  4 pages, List 109.

BRANCIFORTE, Sebastiano, and other Italians, injured when a bomb was thrown at the house they were living in at 15 Howard Street West Melbourne in 1928.  Others injured were Circio Guiseppe, Amento Santo, Cassone Salvatore and Angelo Limosanti.  14 pages, List 60.

BRANDER, Edwin, died 1876 aged 67 years; married Louisa DUNCAN in England, and had one daughter Louisa who married William PENNY.  Fanny CLARKE wrote from England in 1895 re family; her letter not on file.  Grandson William Penny of the Stock Exchange traced.  17 pages, List 29.

BRAY, Blanche. Barmaid at Pitt’s Café in Melbourne, 1874. Engaged to Mr. SNYDER, late agent for circus, but broken off. Flirted with Mathew O’SHANNESY and Sidney SMITH, then disappeared. Foul play suspected, but she returns to Mrs. PITT.  List 1.

BREARLEY, Percy Clarence, Inglewood, purchased a bicycle in 1928 from local agent for Henry A. JACKSON, North Melbourne, but failed to pay it off, so Jackson lodges a complaint.  He is traced and found to be in the UK; had sold the bike to John TREVASKIS of Shepparton.  13 pages, List 60.

BREEDING, William, deserted wife Elless and 4 children at Semaphore, South Australia in 1909; believed in Melbourne with May THOMPSON.  Found.  6 pages, List 90.

BREEN, James. Glen Wills. Arrested for failing to pay maintenance on illegitimate child by Maggie PAYNE, but found to be wrong person. Seeks compensation, 1895.  List 1.

BREEN, Michael.  Wrote from Daysdale via Corowa, NSW in 1906, asking police to find his wife who has taken their four year old daughter and left with Larry WILLIAMS.  They have four other children.  3 pages, List 4.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BRENNAN, Ellen Agnes, c41 years, injured in a fire in 1905 and unable to work, so supported by charity for awhile, but police ask to find relatives; brother Charles, Bendigo, corn dealer located.  7 pages, List 64.

BRENNAN, John, left wife at Normanton in 1892, not heard from since.  Mrs. J. GOLDEN, Richmond, Qld, wrote in 1903 asking police to find him.  ‘Sister has been very ill for some months.’  He was a railway ganger, believed to be at Woodend.  Not found.  11 pages, List 66.

BRENNOCK, Sarah, last heard of as a domestic servant in Moonee Ponds; mother Mrs C. HEATHERILL, Wagga Wagga, seeks her.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

BRETHERTON, Dora nee WARBY, claimed in 1928 that Colin CRANE and Durham MARCEL, actor and stage manager, committed perjury in the court case Bretherton vs MAJOR in 1924.  A large file, it gives the background and traces the movements of the pair before they appeared in court.  List 58.

BRETT, Myrtle Isla, gave false age when marrying Albert Carey PAGE in 1916; they were both under age.  Her mother threatens to make a formal complaint, but changes mind.  Mrs Brett was deserted years ago and is living with Stephen MILLER by whom she has 4 children.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 79.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BREUR, Edward Adolph alias BRAUN alias MULHENS, enquired for by German Consul in Sydney in 1906. Married there as Braun, last heard of in Bendigo. Found. 7 pages, List 2.

BREWER, Andrew, left wife and 3 children in Ipswich Qld in 1895 and came to Melbourne for work; formerly in H.M. Navy and British Railways.  Rev. Alfred DAVIES of St Thomas’s church Ipswich writes.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

BREWSTER, Charles A., wrote from Barraba, NSW in 1902.  He is a mounted trooper there, 33 years old, would like to join Victorian police.  2 pages, List 61.

BRIDGES, Arthur, 12 years, accidentally run over by a train near Newport in 1900; lost leg.  Spencer John BARKMAN was with him.  2 pages, List 49.

BRIDSON, Thomas H., wrote from Sydney in 1919.  He had recently arrived from the U.S. and was the eldest son of Hugh, ‘late police magistrate of the western district located at Sofala’.  He is trying to settle his father’s estate and has been told he had land at Geelong by John LANE, a soldier in France, who asks him to give a small reward to his widowed sister when he succeeds in getting the land.  Very detailed file shows that Hugh died in 1877, the place meant is Gulgong and the land is worthless.  17 pages, List 71.

BRIGHT, G.H., Bendigo, wrote numerous bizarre letters in 1915 to the Chief Commissioner on religious and political matters.  He lived with his mother and kept the letters secret from her.  This is a large file.  List 80.

BRIGHTON GUN CLUB.  Detailed report on Pigeon Shooting Competition held in 1914.  12 pages and booklet Gun Clubs Association, Quarterly Calender, Rules etc.

BRIGHTWELL, Walter B., sought in 1909 by mother Eugenia, Chowey Siding, Gayndah Line, Qld.  He left Qld for Melbourne in 1908; an assistant surveyor.  Not found.  9 pages, List 91.

BRISBANE POLICE wrote in 1896 asking for details of Stanley GRAHAM, who was awaiting trial there.  They had found a letter from sister Emma HORNE of Ballarat, who confirms that his real name is Horne and that he had been convicted in Victoria of a crime but she didn’t know details.  6 pages, List 37.

BRITTER, George, deserted his illegitimate child Alan PATERSON, mother Agnes Allen, tailoress, South Melbourne, in 1913.  He was a clerk, 25 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 108.

BRITTON, Albert.  Incomplete one page letter from Queenstown South Australia, 1919, written by wife.  He left her 2 yrs ago, was believed to be with his sister Lucille.  Rest of file missing.  1 page, List 3.

BROADBENT, Audrey, in 1928 made pregnant by Edward WEBSTER, who arranged an abortion by Mary SCHAFER of Middle Park.  Audrey’s mother Frances reports her suspicions to police who investigate.  A large file, List 58.

BROADWOOD, Mary, Bute, South Australia, wrote in 1903, asking advice as to whether she could marry again, as has met someone.  Married when 16 to Frederick Broadwood at Mt. Eccles in 1890, after 8 years he deserted her and their 4 children for another woman.   4 pages, List 464.

BROCKWAY, T., Broken Hill, concerned about sister Annie in 1901, now living with her sister at Blackburn; she has been in the Adelaide Asylum and is now acting strangely.  9 pages, List 52.

BRODRIBB, R.H., St. Arnaud, 1905; applies to join police force, 21 years.  Brother Malcolm concerned, has gone missing.  10 pages, List 23.

BROMLEY, Mrs. Used by police to trap abortionists, 1898.  List 1.

BROMLEY, Edward.  Deserted wife Jemima in Richmond, after drawing up maintenance agreement in 1901.  In 1904 she writes from interstate, asking police to find him.  8 pages, List 10.

BROOKS, Charles, Traralgon, Gippsland, applied to join force in 1901 but in the meantime charged with theft.  3 pages, List 51.

BROOKS, Frederick Augustus alias F.J. DESMOND.  Deserted wife Elizabeth and five children at Hawthorn in 1896.  He is a traveller with cyclorama entertainments.  BEST & HALL, solicitors, Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1900, seeking his whereabouts.  9 pages, List 44.

BROOKSHAW, A.E. Private, wrote 4 letters from Heliopolis, Egypt in 1916, begging police to find his wife and persuade her to return to their children whom she had abandoned and were being cared for by Mrs. BALLANTYNE in Newmarket.  Found.  16 pages, List 76.

BROOMFIELD, William, sought by niece Matilda BRODIN of Canterbury, NSW in 1897.  Was in Victorian police force c30 years ago.  Copy of letter from Royal Irish Constabulary on file.  6 pages, List 38.

BROPHY, Francis, 15 years, died at Braybrook in 1900, son of Sarah.  ‘This child was an idiot since birth …’.  7 pages, List 48.

BROWN, Bridget, Goulburn NSW, wrote in 1913, has heard her son James Francis HEPBURN has died; not heard from for 10 years; asks details.  Not found.  9 pages, List 105.

BROWN, Byron, Caledonia Hotel, Hobart, in 1917 asks police to find his wife Eva Ruth and children Heathcote Byron, Phyllis Irene and Beryl Ruth; believed with her sister Doll CARMAN.  Found.  7 pages, List 74.

BROWN, Ernest Robert, deserted his 5 illegitimate children by Sophia Irene JONES in 1917, believed in Brisbane.  Not found.  4 pages, List 72.

BROWN, George, deserted wife Robina at Clunes in 1899.  A miner, 24 years, believed to have taken ship to Sydney under an alias with Mrs. ARMSTRONG and her child.  File mainly concerns police failure to produce warrant in time to prevent trip.  40 pages, List 25.

BROWN, Henry Baker, Koondrook, asks police in 1908 to contact his son William Henry at Glanville South Australia; needs assistance.  Found.  11 pages, List 85.

BROWN, J.J., deserted wife and five children at Geelong in 1909; saddler.  He is found interstate and details of his lifestyle given.  12 pages, List 87.

BROWN, James, wrote from Winton Qld in 1906 re his stepfather Frank DE WELDON, whose wife and children he has supported for 2 years.  He has heard that De Weldon died in Ballarat in 1905 and estate was to be left to him.   Report reveals he was destitute.  7 pages, List 26.

BROWN, John Hall.  Wife wrote from Otford, Illawarra Line, NSW in 1905, seeking his whereabouts.  They were from the U.K., arriving c1904.  He went to Ballarat and she hasn’t heard from him nor received any maintenance.  She has 5 children to support.  Not found.  6 pages, List 23.

BROWN, Lionel Percy Aiden, deserted wife Edith Ann at Dimboola in 1918.  He was a returned soldier, wounded at Gallipoli, 27 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 75.

BROWN, Martha, wife of James, died Macedon 1866, child James also died.  Allegation of neglect of child is raised with police; family lived at Middle Gully and another child had previously drowned.  10 pages, List 35.

BROWN, Sarah, Green Park, Horsham, deserted by husband Peter in 1904.  4 pages, List 68.

BROWN, Violet Muriel, wife of John, mother of Muriel Jean, 3 years, Sarah 5 years and Walter 2 years, reports that someone has sexually interfered with Muriel in 1919.  Police find she suffered an accident, no evidence of assault.  10 pages, List 31.

BROWN, William Henry, of Thomas Brown & Sons Brisbane, wrote requesting ‘discreet enquiry’ of his son William Hutcheson Monteagle Brown, 19 years, in 1912.  He enclosed 2 photos.  25 pages, List 102.  See introduction regarding options for copying photographs.

BROWNE, Graham, Dr.  Wife Isabella, Fitzroy, wrote in 1900, asking discreet enquiries into him.  He had gone to Western Australia as Medical Officer at Mount Magnet Hospital, and was to write, but hasn’t done so.  Police find he is an alcoholic.  13 pages, List 48.

BRUCE, A., Boisdale.  Wrote in 1910, has a motor bike, is 17 years old; queries refusal to give him a licence.  3 pages, List 54.

BRUCE, Alfred, deserted wife Amy at Alberton in 1901.  He was 25-30 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

BRUCE, Elizabeth, Collingwood, issued warrant on father of her illegitimate child Leslie in 1913; he was Peter BERNARD of Chiltern who left town.  Letters and postcards from him are on the file, along with help supplied by Mary SMITH, servant at Culcairn Hotel.  20 pages, List 106.

BRUCE, Grace, St Kilda, adopted grand-daughter 4 year old Clara ROWLAND in Sydney c1906.  In 1908 child’s mother asks police to find them; not found.  8 pages, List 87.

BRUCE, Henry George, deserted wife and 3 children.  In 1899 Rev. J.B. RONALD of South Melbourne asks police to trace him; believed to be in Mount Bischoff in Tasmania; not found.  11 pages, List 41.

BRUNT, Mrs. Allen.  Wrote two letters from Burwood near Sydney in 1903; she had seen a newspaper report of a Kate MORGAN deserting her adopted child and wonders if this is her sister Kate Margaret HALL, who is ‘mentally afflicted’ and was last heard of going to Melbourne.  Police report it is not the same person – Morgan was the wife of a farmer at Nar Nar Goon, and her maiden name was TREACY.  8 pages, List 6.

BRUTON, Mrs. Caroline, writes from Adelaide in 1906 re her 15 year old grand-daughter Alice PHELAN who has gone to Melbourne.  Police find she is working for Mr. BEACONSFIELD, tobacconist of Collingwood.  Postcard and letter on file.  13 pages, List 26.

BRYANT, Ronald Caulfield, son of Albert Crusoe Bryant, 20 years, left his home in Prahran in 1909, 20 years.  Police search for him in 1912; unsuccessful.  9 pages, List 104.

BRYCE, Christina, daughter of Thomas and Christina, adopted by James DAVIS of Epsom in 1861.  Her brother Thomas apprenticed to butcher John TERRANS of Bendigo.  Report from Coroner on proceedings which followed death of mother.  5 pages, List 13.

BRYCE, Mrs. J., Launceston, Tasmania.  Her unmarried daughter came to Melbourne in 1916 and stayed at lodging house of Mrs. PETERSON, Fitzroy.  Took ill and taken to hospital where she gave birth to a son; used the name Hilda EVANS, which was false.  Mother informed.  4 pages, List 77.

BRYSON, Houston Stewart.  Information sought by daughter living in Middle Park in 1900.  He was a contractor/builder, c61 years, believed to be in Bairnsdale district.  Found.  12 pages, List 43.

BUBONIC PLAGUE, 1900.  Series of reports on various outbreaks in Melbourne.  Places mentioned were 1 Rouse St., Port Melbourne, 132 Westgarth St., Fitzroy, occupied by Alfred HANDS and a hoax on Mr ALLARD who lived in Ashley St., Brighton.  Large file.  List 44.

BUCHAN, William, left at St Joseph’s Convent Surrey Hills in 1902 and adopted by Miss McCann of Timor West.  In 1913 he wrote asking details of his parentage; advised to write to Registry.  2 pages, List 94.

BUCHANAN, Alfred, sought by daughter Clara, Waterloo Sydney, in 1909; he was 67 years and a broom seller.  Found.  7 pages, List 88.

BUCHANAN, Alfred, sought by daughter Mrs C. COTTER, Sydney, in 1912, believed in hospital; found.  5 pages, List 104.

BUCK, Andrew Alexander, wrote from Sydney in 1900 re Thomas TUMETH, who had left there with Buck’s wife and son Frederick and gone to Melbourne; was using name THOMPSON.  Another letter in 1907.  20 pages, List 70.

BUCK, Arthur, sentenced to death for murder of Kate NAUGHTON in 1906.  Background given; born Victoria, 27 years.  Kate lived with Silas MOYLE under name of McNULTY; her husband James Naughton is in gaol.  She had lived with Buck previously.  7 pages, List 27.

BUCKLEY, Dr Dawson.  Confidential report on him requested by French Consul in 1911; report states real name is Joseph, brother of James, a draper at Bright, William, John, and Cornelius.  11 pages, List 98.

BUCKMASTER, George, Private Enquiry Agent, wrote from Buxgunyah, Woolloongabba, Qld, in 1896 on behalf of the mother of James and William MURNANE, natives of Midleton, Co. Cork Ireland, who were last heard of in Gippsland.  She is anxious to hear from them.  Not found despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 36.

BULLEN, Leopold R., died Melbourne Hospital in 1890.  Unnamed brother in U.S.A. seeks details of his estate in 1894; original letter not on file. 9 pages, List 38.

BUNGEY, E., Chaplain Adelaide City Mission, wrote in 1911 re prisoner RYAN, seeking his wife.  Report states she is Elizabeth HILTON, a prostitute.  4 pages, List 99.

BURDETT, Miss, Tamworth NSW, wrote in 1917 re soldier Ernest Harold DONNELLY, No. 4060, born Tamworth, who had deserted.  6 pages, List 75.

BURFORD, George Thomas, sought by brother Jack, Sydney, in 1915.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

BURGE, May, charged with false pretences at Melbourne Children’s Court in 1917; victim Minnie FOTHERINGHAM, employee of Myers Department Store, Bourke Street.  Witnesses were fellow employees Molly CULLEN, Jean GRIFFITHS.  9 pages, List 97.

BURGESS, Madame and COLLINS, Miss.  Continental Tea Rooms, St. Kilda; worried about soldiers attacking their premises, 1916.  List 6.

BURGESS, Francis T., left his 3 girls with Miss Eliza Mulqueeny and went to Western Australia.  She failed to support them, and one was adopted, while Ellen and Olive went to their aunt Mrs. Jane GLEW of Footscray, who maintained them until 1900, when she wrote to police asking them to locate him and get him to pay for their care.  She had 7 children of her own, and a sick husband.  Police locate him.  22 pages, List 44.

BURGESS, Richard, charged and found guilty of rape of Elizabeth PARSONS at Trentham in 1900.  Details of case.  43 pages, List 47.

BURGESS, John H., wrote in 1906 re his daughter Adelaide Frances Margaret Bird, who had left for Melbourne, concerned about her welfare.  7 pages, List 71.

BURKE, James. Charged with indecent assault on Stella HOLDERNESS, 8 year old daughter of Charlton postmaster in 1881. Burke was a postal employee. 22 pages, List 2.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Hope St., Geelong, complained of treatment by police in 1905. Report states she is delusional; son Patrick and daughter Mary had both attempted suicide.  3 pages, List 52.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Yackandandah, complained in 1917 that the warrant for her husband James Robert is not being served; believes her brother in law George BEATTY and wife Blanche know where he is.  7 pages, List 75.

BURKE, Minnie, accidentally in 1909.  Sister Mrs A. WATT, Warwick Qld., asks location of effects.  6 pages, List 91.

BURKE, Rickard, chief correspondent, Taxation Department NSW, wrote a five page letter in 1900, asking for a confidential report on his wife she is ‘young, dressy and very pretty’.  She went as a lady’s maid to someone in Melbourne, but he suspects she had an affair with PATON who left Sydney at the same time. A second letter cancels request.  7 pages, List 45.

BURKE, Robert O’Hara, hairdresser, Hampton.  Wrote to police in 1915 re his niece Lillian Evelyn YOUNG, of Sebastopol, who answered a letter for a domestic servant and was asked to go to a house in South Yarra, run by Mrs. Margaret WARDLEY or LEIGH, and found it was a ‘house of assignation’.  Wardley has a friend James O’DWYER.  Interview with Young on file.  13 pages, List 2.

BURKE, William, taken from parents by police when 8 years old, now 21 and asks details of location of parents and siblings John, Mary and Thomas, in 1898.  Police find they were admitted to the Industrial Schools, both parents, William and Annie were drunkards.  He was fostered out to a Mrs. Kane of Bendigo.  He wrote from Cunningham in Gippsland, but had left there by the time report forwarded.  They attempt to find him.  18 pages, List 21.

BURKE, William, c60 yrs, born Ireland, living at Mt Blowhard, found in a destitute and dying condition and admitted to hospital in Melbourne, 1905. 4pages, List 11.

BURNESS, Henry, attempted suicide at South Melbourne in 1909; wife Jane and boarded James BOASE provide statement to police.  No prosecution.  9 pages, List 91.

BURNESS, Madge, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1908; suicide note on file, addressed to friend Alice TAYLOR.  Brother John, miner of Enoch’s Point contacted, and will care for her.  No prosecution.  19 pages, List 84.

BURNETT, James Reuben Clinton and wife Elima Marie were storekeepers at Bairnsdale in 1911 when fire destroyed their premises; they are suspected.  Evidence given by insurance agent James JOHNSTON and Thomas Frederick KENNARD and William Robert Hugh PEARSON.  18 pages, List 98.

BURNETT, Matthew. Reformer, 1879 poster.  List 1.

BURNS, Annie nee DILLON, employed as female searcher at Melbourne police station; appeals her employment termination in 1908.  10 pages, List 87.

BURNS, Elizabeth, died suddenly at Burnley in 1900, c24 years, living with father and sister.  2 pages, List 51.

BURNS, Flora, died after alleged abortion by chemist READER at Warracknabeal in 1901; exhumation of body, costs to police etc.  Large file, List 51.

BURNS or BRUNS, Frederick, wanted for breaking and entering on premises of A. STARK, Chatswood NSW in 1913; 1 page and photo.  List 109.

BURNS, James, farmer, residing near Melbourne, fleeced at Flemington race course in 1891 by two men he subsequently identified as Henry MILLER and Alick BELL, who were from Sydney.  Asks police to deal with them; report states they are aided by George ADAMS who lives with brothel keeper Charlotte CAIN.  6 pages, List 55.

BURNS, John, sought by Edward F. CONYERS, Petersham Sydney in 1908, on behalf of his brother Edward Burns, who is a tenant on Conyer’s uncle’s estate Castletown Conyers Ireland.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

BURNS, John Edward, charged with carnal knowledge of Laura Alice SILVER, 14 years, at Yarram in 1912.  Copy of her birth certificate on file, parents were George H and Emily E nee winter.  She was working for Frances Mary LUCAS at Goodwood Saw Mills, Mullundung.  Crown Solicitor’s Opinion on file.  20 pages, List 102.

BURNS, Matthew, Windsor, asks police help in 1899 with his unnamed brother who is an alcoholic and making life miserable for the family.  5 pages, List 76.

BURRETT, Annie, Geelong, applied for old age pension in 1911.  Footscray police asked to investigate her husband Thomas’s situation.  He states she deserted him years ago and he has remarried, thus committing bigamy.  4 pages, List 95.

BURROWS, E., Greytown near Nagambie; wrote in 1903 complaining of Amelia SMITH’s morals; her sister is living with – GORDON, and has 3 children by him.  10 pages, List 65.

BURT, Maud, 17½ years, left her home at Bacchus Marsh in 1913, believed with John BERRY, c23 years, who had been employed by John WILLS a farmer there.  His mother lived in Cheshire.  Photo of the couple on file.  Information sought by Miss Emily ALLEN.  Not found.  4 pages, List 92.

BURTON, Mary Ann, old age pensioner, died 1917, buried Tallangatta cemetery; son Samuel was to pay costs, but cleared off.  George H. FRANKS, cemetery trust secretary, tried to gain access to her remaining pension money, held in post office, to pay costs.  Supported by local police.  8 pages, List 19.

BUSH FIRES CONFERENCE re prevention of, conducted by Minister of Forests A.F. RICHARDSON, MLC.  A very large file which covers 1927/1928.  List 60.

BUSHBY, Charles, condemned to death by shooting of police Sergeant HYLAND in 1885.  10 pages, List 57.

BUTCHER, Mrs. Elsie, wrote from Hobart Tasmania in 1919 re husband Henry George.  A private in 5th Battalion he had returned to Melbourne but hadn’t arrived there yet, and she is concerned.  Photo of him in uniform on file.  Found in Richmond, by which time she has joined him.  12 pages, List 21.  See Introduction re photograph copying.

BUTLER, Mrs. Anne, farmer, Eden Park, Woodstock near Donnybrook, wrote letters in 1903, complaining of various things.  She was widowed in 1872, has 9 children.  15 pages, List 64.

BUTLER, David.  Murdered at Mansfield in 1899.  Large file.  List 17.

BUTLER, Ellen, Clifton Hill, died in 1900 after abortion by Isabella Elizabeth DOWNEY who was charged with murder.  Expenses claim by medical man etc.  7 pages, List 44.

BUTLER, Hannah.  Wrote two letters in 1898 re her son Thomas W. Butler, a hairdresser, last heard from in Melbourne.  One letter was from Ultimo, the other from Pyrmont.  Found.  17 pages, List 3.

BUTLER, Ida, abandoned in Little Bourke Street in 1913 and made a Ward of the State.  In 1916 her father Walter, living interstate, applies to have her returned, as does her mother.  Ida is now 10 years old.  Refused.  9 pages, List 79.

BUTLER, Maggie, fell through skylight of Prince of Wales Hotel, Geelong, in 1896 and later died in hospital.  Was a domestic there; relatives in Ballarat collect body.  Fellow servant Emily McKirdy’s testimony on file.  7 pages, List 30.

BUTLER, May, 6 years, left with pensioner Theresa DARK in Melbourne by mother who was returning to Sydney to get a job, and would send for her, but never did.  In 1912 she is taken before the Children’s Court and police seek her mother, who had been employed by Mrs WINTER of Rozelle, but dismissed because pregnant.  4 pages, List 105.

BUTT, Charles, wrote from Bulumwaal in 1894, complaining of Charles AH HING who kept a disreputable shanty there.  Ah Hing also wrote to department about attitude of local Sergt of police; he employed a young girl named MOONEY to help his European wife.  Newspaper cutting on file show that Ah Hing was charged with wounding James AH KEW at Bairnsdale.  20 pages, List 24.

BUTTERWORTH, A., Smithton Tasmania, offered in 1912 to take the son of gaoled criminal Alfred Thomas SWIFT; police find he has gone to uncle.  2 pages, List 101.

BUTTOLPH, Robert, died in Melbourne hospital in 1900; single, clerk, 64 years, had cut his own throat.  9 pages, List 49.

BUTTON, Mrs. K., Perth, Tasmania, widow, wrote in 1910 her only son Jack who went to Victoria for the Show and hasn’t returned; 20 years.  9 pages, List 91.

BYWATER, Adelaide, Fitzroy, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1912, 28 years, single.  Her aunt Mrs Alice WARD will take care of her.  8 pages, List 103.

BYWATER, Katherine and sister, Knowsley Vale, alleged in 1911 that local constable was rude to them.  His report states they have been sending anonymous postcards and letters to residents, including W.H. Evans, butcher.  14 pages, and small postcard.  List 95.

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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 DYKE, Mrs W., Washington DC, USA, wrote in 1913 re her husband William, last heard of in Melbourne in 1912; she is destitute.  10 pages, List 75.

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.

VERT, John William, sought by father in law Thomas BELDON, South Shields, Northumberland England in 1913.  He took his wife and family to Melbourne and has deserted them.  Found interstate.  8 pages, List 73.

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.

WALDRON, Patrick, sought by Bridget Waldron COYLE, Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1913; his sister.  He came to Australia c35 years ago from Ireland.  Various Waldron families are interviewed, but he’s not found.  15 pages, List 75.

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.

WALWORTH, Henry, Blacksmith & Farriery, Port Awanui, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re his brother Phillip, who had been sentenced to death for rape.  13 pages, List 74.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND.

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.

WHARTON, Mary G., Barnard Castle, Darlington, England, wrote in 1913 re the accidental death of her husband Thomas.  7 pages, List 73.

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, Alexander, Imperial Tea Co. Ltd., South Sylhet, India, wrote a series of letters in 1913/14 re his wife Margaret, who left England to join him there, but instead went to Melbourne.  He suspects she is with Dr James OGILVIE, and this is eventually proved.  33 pages, List 75.

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, Evan, left Wales for Australia c1855, and built the Old England Hotel; sought in 1913 by Catherine JONES on behalf of her mother Mrs Elizabeth PARRY, Waenfech, LLansaintffraid, Llanymynech, Mongtomery Shire North Wales.  A daughter, Mrs Edward Williams found in Fitzroy.  11 pages, List 74.

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, Pierce, sought by brother Griffith, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1913.  Last found of at Newcastle NSW.  Found.  11 pages, List 75.

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, John, alias FULLER/ROWLANDS, born 1878.  In 1913 South African police send a photo and fingerprints and ask if he is known in Melbourne; no.  4 pages, List 74.

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.

WRALL, Thomas, sought by wife Mary, Blackley, Manchester, England, in 1913; he had not been heard from for 6 months.  Found.  6 pages, List 74.

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.

YOUNG, James Robert, 30 years, sought by wife Annie, Stroude, Virgin Water, Surrey England, in 1913.  He left for Melbourne some months ago and she and their three children were expecting to join him, but haven’t heard from him.  Fellow passenger Christopher JUPP reports he was friendy with Kate LYE on the voyage; suspects they are together.  Not found.  17 pages, List 73.

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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, Ernest Paul, deserted wife Isabel Mary and child at South Shields England; she wrote in 1913, having traced him through the German Consulate.  He is forced to pay maintenance.  16 pages, List 75.

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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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.

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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.

VALLIS,  R.R., Stroud, NSW, wrote in 1913 re 7 year old son, who was taken from Dunedin New Zealand 6 months ago by his mother and James CROCKER who were running art unions.  Not found. 8 pages, List 106.

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.

VARLEY, George William, sought by wife, at Handforth, Cheshire, England,  in 1913.  He left England 3 years ago; she and their child are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 109.

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.

VERNON, May ‘Southport’ Mordialloc.  In 1913 an anonymous letter claimed that bad behaviour had been going on there for some time; local police refute claim, give details of her interests in horse racing.  5 pages, List 109.

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.

VOCE, Norman, 3 years old, placed with Mrs Jean HUTCHENS at Mount Gambier in 1913.  File gives her background, came from Coleraine, had married Bob ALLEN who dies overseas, then lived with several men, including Arthur HUTCHENS.  Norman was taken from Coleraine by his father Frank and given to her, but he neglected to pay maintenance.  12 pages, List 107.

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.

WADDINGHAM, Arthur, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1912 after being rejected by Isabella, daughter of Harry James SMITH, a builder.  Bertie PARRY, 17 year old, and Mary CHRISTIANSON, married, are mentioned in file.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 105.

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, Margaret nee PARSONS, Geelong, wrote in 1913 re her husband William Edward, 36 years, a Frenchman and a hairdresser, who had deserted her and their three children.  He was previously at Warrnambool.  9 pages, List 105.

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.

WALSHE, Eugenie, South Yarra, and husband Edward John, reported disappearance of daughter Gwendoline in 1906.  They believed she was with Albert BUCKLEY (Professor Herman).  She returned home and in 1910 died from an overdose.  She used the name VANDELEUR. In 1913 F.G. VANDELEUR, Balranald NSW, wrote asking details of the case, presumes the name had been assumed, which was the case.  Letter from Buckley and Gwendoline are on the file.  22 pages, List 107.

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, Rupert, 19 years, persuaded 15 year old Frances Susan Cherrill ROGERS, daughter of Fanny and George Joseph of Richmond, to run away with him in 1913.  Found in Adelaide and returned to Melbourne, where he is charged.  His request to marry her is denied by her parents.  Several letters on file, including from Arthur and Kate KEIGHRAN.  File includes photos of both.  42 pages, List 109.

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, Bernard C., Carlton, attempted suicide in 1913; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 106.

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.  Commited 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.

WESLEY, Jonah, Burnley, attempted suicide in 1913, room mates Joseph HULETT and Charles ROBINSON, boot makers, called for help and he was taken to hospital.  His wife and two children are due to arrive from England shortly.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 105.

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.

WHITE, William, Kensington, bootmaker, attempted suicide in 1913.  His brother was Robert, sister Mrs Ethel WALLACE, and father William.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 106.

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, Alice Emily May, child of Frederick John, farmer and Miriam; birth not registered in time; report on.  4 pages, List 105.

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.

WOLFE, Kathleen, 24 years, wife of Rudolph, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1913.  File reveals her real name as Kathleen GRAHAM, and she was living apart from her husband and with Wolfe.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 105.

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, Mrs Elizabeth Ann, Prahran, attempted suicide in 1913.  No prosecution, mitigating circumstances.  4 pages, List 108.

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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YARRA BEND ASYLUM.  Large file, commences in 1909 with complaints from staff about youths misbehaving in the asylum grounds at weekends (they were used for football/cricket matches) and requests for police protection.  In 1910 nurse Mary COOK was sexually assaulted at night while walking to work there, and the offence is linked to attacks on other women.  Further requests for police protection to 1913.  List 107.

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, Mrs E., Northcote, wrote in 1913; she has recently been discharged from hospital as incurable, has dropsy etc., their children have been committed to the Department of Neglected Children.  She wants her husband David to support her; is currently staying with a friend Mrs BLOCKLEY, but she can’t afford to keep her there.  6 pages, List 106.

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, Geoffrey, 15 years, sought by father F.J., Naval Depot, Rushcutters Bay Sydney, in 1913.  He had formerly lived in Coburg.  Not found.  9 pages, List 106.

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.

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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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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, Johanna, left a note for her husband William at Drumberg near Heywood in 1860 and wandered off at night.  Found.  6 pages, List 105.

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 [mandolin?]  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.

RICHARDS, George, Riana, Tasmania, wrote in 1913 re his wife who has again left home, with her 7 year old daughter; she is not right in the heads.  Was previously with Charles DOUCE, and now rumoured to be with Patrick SMITH, who has left there owing money.  10 pages, List 108.

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.

 

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.

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.

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, George Thomas, ‘Avondale’ Ringwood, alleges in 1913 that the Mitcham post mistress Mrs MARKHAM interfered with his mail and local constable KANE committed perjury.  Several letters from him; addicted to drink.  Son is a baker.  21 pages, List 109.

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.

ROSE OF DENMARK GOLD MINS, Gaffney’s Creek.  Large file, some repetition,  concerning thefts of gold and prosecution and conviction of miners Michael MILLEA, John HAMPTON, Joseph Bernard MURPHY, William John BEAVER, and Alexander Terence GILES in 1913.  85 pages, List 109.

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.

ROY, Miriam, wife of Arenand, Bundoora Settlement via Preston, daughter of Rose DUNK.  Adopted Stephen LAWRENCE from Nurse BASSER of Carlton, but neglected to notify Department, who seek details of the case.  These are supplied.  13 pages, List 108.

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, Jane, Burnley.  Anonymous letter in 1913 claims she has recently given birth of an illegitimate child, the father of whom is – GIBSON.  7 pages, List 108.

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.

SAMPSON, Ronald, station master, Kilkenny Railway Station, South Australia, wrote in 1912 re niece Elizabeth MAY, 15 years, who left her home with them; may be with boyfriend – BOWES.  5 pages, List 105.

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.

SANDERS, N.A., Miss, Melbourne Road, Williamstown, wrote three letters in 1913 about her dealings with Dr James DUNCAN who she alleged had taken over her property in 1910.  Quite a complicated file, a Miss De SILVA is mentioned as paying off the property.  8 pages, List 106.

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.

SANSON, Harry, 40 years, has two illegitimate children, Hugh and Alfred to Mrs Martha FISHER.  In c1913 Maud BRUNDELL lives with the family and becomes pregnant to him.  He disappears and is believed in Tasmania; Martha goes to Qld and Alfred goes with her sister Mrs BEVIS.  File concerns what to do with Hugh, and Maud’s efforts to get maintenance from him.  A complicated file!  22 pages, List 108.

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.

SCAIFE, Walter Duncan, Randwick, Sydney, in 1913 sought his brother in law H.J. MORTYNE, tailor, who left Cobram for Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from since.  5 pages, List 106.

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, Marie Isabella Bernice, born Deloraine Tasmania, 16 years, sent to Melbourne by parents to avoid publicity and gave birth to child Margaret in 1913; the father is cousin Charles Scott. 9 pages, List 107.

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, Edwin Charles, sought by wife Alice E., West Melbourne, who wrote to London police in 1913.  Their report is on the file.  3 pages, list 108.

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.

SEWELL, Eliza, Mackay, North Qld., wrote in 1913; she has seen a newspaper report of Harry Sewell being shot at and asked if it was her 42 year old husband, who had left her 5 years ago for Sarah WHARTON.  Reply states name was Sinnett not Sewell.  6 pages, List 107.

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, Andrew, Richmond, plasterer, wrote in 1913; a garbled letter relating to his children by Mrs Frank KELLETT, who had left him.  5 pages, List 108.

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.

SHERWOOD, Henry/Harold, c25 years, parents at Camperdown.  Wanted for embezzlement on Thomas STOW in 1913.  3 pages and photo.  C109

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.

SHIRLEY, Edward, died in Wangaratta Hospital in 1913.  Brother John, Alexandria NSW, wrote asking for details.  They had received a letter from his landlady Georgina DUNSTAN.  6 pages, List 108.

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., 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, Mrs Florence Rose, Collingwood, taken to Melbourne Hospital by police in 1913, when she informed them she had taken poison. Her mother was Florence STANWORTH of North Melbourne.  8 pages, List 109.

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, Herbert H., Melbourne, is running Autorette Carriers in partnership with Don CHARLESON in 1913; queries police action in stopping rivers from trialling the cars.  6 pages, List 107.

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.

STANDLY, Lily, 8 years, lived with parents in Kensington.  In 1913 an anonymous letter claimed she was being illtreated by her parents and had never attended school.  5 pages, List 105.

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.

STUART, Kitty, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1913.  She had a baby girl she wanted someone reputable to adopt, and a Mrs E.A. THOMAS, on holiday there, took the child.  She has found that the woman has given false information and disappeared with her child.  A report states the child subsequently found in the car of Mrs Phillip WORKMAN.  9 pages, List 108.

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.  CONNECTION FOUND

‘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, Colin Sutherland, Subiaco, W.A., wrote in 1913 seeking his brother James, supposedly in Richmond.  Found.  Two letters, 11 pages, List 109.

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, Albert, c42 years, sought by brother in law James CROSS Glenbrook near Sydney in 1913; he deserted his wife and 3 children at Lancaster England, arriving in Victoria c18 months ago and was last heard of at Mansfield. Fund. 7 pages, List 106.

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, Bernard, deserted wife Mary at Benalla in 1913.  Taken to court, he promises to pay maintenance but doesn’t.  Subsequently they are reconciled.  12 pages, List 109.

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, 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.

THOMPSON, Nellie, Ascot Vale, attempted suicide in 1913 after quarrel with Mathew COCKERELL.  9 pages, List 106.

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.

TRESIZE, Ellen, bought to Footscray police station in 1913, in labour, a Ward of the State; foster father Samuel GIBSON.  Taken to St Joseph’s Receiving Home, where she gives birth.  2 pages, List 107.

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.

TUCK, Caroline, sought by Mrs M. MURPHY, West Tamworth NSW in 1913 ‘a very dear friend’; she was confined at the Women’s Hospital 12 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 105.

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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