Criminal Case Files

CRIMINAL & OTHER CASE FILES FOUND IN VICTORIA POLICE CORRESPONDENCE FILES.

Researched and compiled by Helen D. Harris OAM.

WARNING!! SOME DETAILS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB PAGE MAY BE SHOCKING TO SENSITIVE READERS. IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED OR SHOCKED DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER.

The information is provided as an aid to genuine researchers who may have been unable to find the details they seek elsewhere.  (If you haven’t had any success in finding material here, and still seek information, try the other web pages on this site, and have a look at the microfiche indexes previously prepared – on the Harriland Press web page.  It might also be worth looking at some Queensland police indexes at www.judywebster.com.au/police.html

When someone requested a file I have kept a note of their details, and placed a CONNECTION FOUND next to the relevant entry.  If in the future someone else requests the same file, I put the two researchers in touch with one another.  As this webpage is now over eighteen years old however, I have found that many of the older email addresses are no longer working, so have discarded those references and the ‘Connection Found’ entry, prior to 2014.

HOW TO ARRANGE COPIES OF THE FILES:

The information reproduced here has been taken from some of the c2,000 boxes of police correspondence files held in the Public Record Office North Melbourne repository.  Please note that I do not have this material in my possession; it is held at the Public Record Office.   As the PRO are now phasing out photocopies,  and have a digital camera available for researchers, I will only be offering digital copies.  The various pricing options available are:

$55 to copy up to 20 pages and deliver to you via a File Transfer system.
$60 to copy up to 20 pages, burn to a CD and post to an address in Australia.
$68 to copy up to 20 pages, copy to a USB stick and post to an address in Australia.
An additional fee would be payable for bigger files, and additional costs are involved for overseas postage.

I am also willing to provide the reference so that a researcher can visit the PRO and view the material themselves, but do ask the minimum fee of $45 to provide this information, as I’ve spent hundreds if not thousands of hours over many years compiling the information.

PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS:

  1. Note the names, date and detail of the file, including the number of pages involved.
  2. Either send a cheque in Australian Dollars made out to Harriland Press to PO Box 92, Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia, 3131, or email me to obtain details for a direct credit to our account. If  you wish to send a cheque in a foreign currency please allow $Aust15 bank fee. New Zealand orders are advised to email me for alternate arrangements.
  3. Remember to supply your own address, including if possible, an email address.
  4. You will be emailed when your letter arrives and again when the copies are sent. My email address is hdh1[at]ozemail.com.au (you will need to remove the ‘at’ and replace with @).

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