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FABRIO, Louis, found dead at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in 1900.  Papers found include a number of Austrian documents and a letter from V. ZAN of North Melbourne, who states he was a friend, not a relation, and won’t pay burial costs.  Mention of Fabrio’s son in law in New Zealand.  18 pages, List 45.

FAIR, Mrs. Mary nee CAUL, occupier of Coffee Palace Yarrawonga in 1896.  Premises caught fire, servant Isabella WATSON raised alarm; police have suspicions it was deliberate. 13 pages, List 30.

FAIR, Minnie, Toorak.  Wrote re her husband who went to the U.S. and divorced her.  She has 2 children and needs assistance.  2 pages, List 18.

FAIRBAIRN, Emily, c26 years, single, born Penshurst, took poison in tea rooms at 94 Spencer Street Melbourne in 1910; no prosecution.  10 pages, List 96.

FAIRBURN, Harry, elderly, found in destitute condition in Mansfield in 1898, local Nelson PETERS paid to take care of him for 4 weeks, but he dies.  Claimed to have had a brother James in Sydney.  Police there find James’s widow Charlotte Lindsay Fairburn, but she says man is imposter, Harry died years ago.  Police confirm that’s who he was.  16 pages, List 21.

FAIRHALL, A.E., Mount Lofty, S.A., asks whereabouts of Leonard Fairhall in 1905; was gaoled for two years in 1902, formerly worked for Sir Frederick SARGOOD.  Found.  4 pages, List 64.

FAIRS, David.  Father Eric Newton Fairs sentenced to gaol in Adelaide, gave his son David to a woman, (a prostitute) who in turn gave him to a Mrs. BUCHANAN of South Yarra, to look after, and subsequently married – SCARLETT, and now, 1938, claimed David back.  Police ascertain that the child’s mother is known as Sybil O’NEILL, and that she and the father were divorced.  David sent to father.  5 pages, List 2.

FALL, John, of Meerlieu near Stratford. File re suspected poisoning of family and ill feeling between them and neighbour John McCamey. 28 pages, List 1.

FALVEY, Caroline, wrote from Riddells Creek in 1900, had been deserted by her husband Timothy.  She had been partly supported by her father Thomas CLARK, but local police say they’ve had a falling out.  Not found.  9 pages, List 46.

FANE, Bessie, Prahran, wrote a series of strange letters in 1919 re Samuel WOODS, demanding police find him and return him to her, she wants to marry him.  Report stats she is c50 years old and a pensioner, who came from England in the last few years and her relatives are all ‘weak-minded’.  32 pages, List 111.

FANNING, Frederick, wrote from Rookwood Hospital in 1906 for the address of his father P.H. and uncle H. MADDEN.  Sister Lottie located and states he is in an asylum.  6 pages, List 71.

FARMER, G.  Employed briefly by detective department as a ‘special’ in 1865, but found not suitable for permanent employment.  4 pages, List 4.

FARMERS UNION HOTEL, (Jeffrey’s) Beaulah.  Burnt down in 1894, as was Robert Jeffrey’s tailor shop.  Report on, servant Mina KAY and Assyrian hawker Michael COORY also mentioned.  6 pages, List 38.

FARR, Henry George Nelson, 14 years, ran away from home and his father A.G. of Hawthorn in 1913.  2 pages, List 105.

FARR, Myles Ariel, Bendigo, complained in 1908 that his neighbour Mrs. Albert KUHN, of the European Hotel was mistreating her children.  She complains of him.  Detailed report.  11 pages, List 85.

FARRAN, Mrs. A.V., Ballarat, writes in 1895; her husband is an ex constable who has had little work.  She asks for his re-instatement; refused.  9 pages, List 28.

FARRAR, Mrs Ellen, Fitzroy, seeks some sort of employment in police force in 1911; she is the widow of William Henry Farrar who was in the force.  4 pages, List 100.

FARRELL, John.  His sister Mrs. BURKE of South Yarra wrote in 1895, asking if the person who died in Sydney as a result of skylarking is her brother; response states it was not him, he is still working in newspaper office there.  16 pages, List 28.

FARRELL, P.P., Collingwood, complained in 1903 that his neighbour Mrs. WARD, had robbed him; police report she is c60 years of age and he is eccentric.  8 pages, List 67.

FAULKNER, Samuel, wrote from Mildura in 1899; has heard his brother Joseph W. Faulkner died some time ago in Melbourne, asks details.  Confirmed, estate went to father Joseph in Oxford, U.K.  6 pages, List 42.

FAWNS, Rev Cecil, Warden of the house of Mercy, Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1911 on behalf of Matron re the character of Mrs McSHADY of South Melbourne, who wanted her daughter sent to her.  Interviewed, she admits she is living with him and has been separated from her husband James FOLEY for some years.  6 pages, List 98.

FAWSSETT, Lionel Beal, attempted suicide at Geelong in 1914; working at Harvey Dann & Co.  No prosecution.  9 pages, List 110.

FAY, Edith E., Grafton, wrote in 1917 re her husband William A., missing for 3 years.  He was c60 years old.  His sister in a convent is now dead.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

‘FEDERAL’ SHIPWRECK. Very large file re disposal of bodies etc. 1901.  List 1.

FEHLBERG, Harina nee SPRUTH, wife of Friedr, and mother of John Carl.  Sought by German Consul in connection with a deceased estate in 1913.  Found.  14 pages, List 75.

FEIGLIN, Moses, of Shepparton, wrote in 1919 re his son Abraham’s failure to report under the Aliens Act.  4 pages, List 3.

FENECH, Frank, late of Brighton, sought by Austro Hungarian Consulate in 1909; found in Egypt.  6 pages, List 87.

FENTON, Alfred, c30 years, boarded with Mrs. COLLIER in Hawksburn and worked for DANKS & SONS, disappeared suddenly in 1910; suicide feared.  Brother F.J. Fenton, Sale, asks police help, not to be made public.  15 pages, List 54.

FENTON, Jane, left husband Michael in Perth in 1896, taking 5 year old son with her.  Was a noted horsewoman, believed to have gone to uncle in Geelong, but located elsewhere.  8 pages, List 14.

FENTON, John William, sought by J.T. PETTETT of Melbourne in 1895, who writes on behalf of himself and other relatives.  Left Melbourne c13 months ago for Western Australia, worked a mine with Henry RICE, Lawrence DEVITT and Ernest LINSAY, some of whom were old friends.  Quotes report in Avoca newspaper.  Fenton is 38 years, born Victoria.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

FERGIE, William Seymour, barrister and solicitor and HORNBY, Ernest A., law clerk, committed fraud on M.U.I.O.O.F. and absconded.  Sighted in Colombo in 1900.  11 pages, List 46.

FERGUSON, Bella. Murdered child; investigation into her background, 1899.  List 1.

FERGUSON, Henry alias FRANKLIN.  Information sought by wife Mrs. Franklin, Newtown, Sydney in 1902; she hasn’t heard from him for 15 years.  Not found.  11 pages, List 61.

FERGUSON, John, 16 months, Ward of the State, died in 1913 while in care of registered nurse Myrtle O’SHANNASSY of Footscray.  2 pages, List 105.

FERNBANK STATE SCHOOL.  Burned down in 1907.  Report on file; police believe the offender was David PETRIE, but the evidence was not strong enough to prosecute.  22 pages, List 82.

FERRIER, C., Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1917 re daughter Catherine, supposed to be in Melbourne, underage.  Found to have married John MAY.  3 pages, List 72.

FERRIS, David. Fined for disloyal remarks, 1915; resigned from Benalla Shire Council.  List 1.

FIDGE, Percy James, 27 years, last heard of 3 years ago at Turriff.  English solicitors wrote in 1911. 4 pages, List 99.

FIELD, Albert, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1914 of Mrs C. ANSON, whose husband, a florist and gardener, left 6 weeks ago for Victoria and has not returned.  His mother in Warrnambool is interviewed.  4 pages, List 110.

FIELD, Dora, foundling, found on doorstep of Mrs. FORBES of Albert Park in 1912 and given this name.  2 pages, List 33.

FIELD, Edwin, J.P., A1 Mine near Woods Point, advised in 1901 that Robert TATTERSALL was in a dying condition and should be removed to hospital.  6 pages, List 85.

FIELD, Thomas H., Bendigo, wrote in 1917 seeking re-admission in the police force, a returned soldier, 45 years. 1 page, List 72.

‘FIJI’ WRECK at Moonlight Head, 1891. File re burial expenses etc.  List 1.

FINDLEY, Catherine Ellen, Port Melbourne, issued warrant in 1914 for arrest of John SHORTEN for deserting child Eileen Mavis Findley; 30 years, well-known footballer with the Collingwood club.  Letter from friend maggie MILLER, St Kilda, on file.  5 pages, List 111.

FINLAY, Alice, Aborigine, enticed away from Cummerangunja Mission Station by Charles WILSON in 1900, and abandoned in Victoria.  2 telegrams only.  2 pages, List 44.

FINLAY, John.  Information sought by L. Finlay of Auburn NSW in 1902.  He was employed by police; found.  7 pages, List 61.

FINLAY, Percy, Mount Morgan, asks in 1915 if the Mrs McCormick murdered is his wife who left him ten years ago, taking their son Sidney and believed with a W. McCormick.  Response is it is not his wife.  5 pages, List 80.

FINLAY, Samuel, wrote from Foster in 1894, complaining that his 18 year old son Samuel was charged with shooting at birds, while his companion John JONESs was not charged, because he is the son of the Shire President. Report on claim.  4 pages, List 24.

FIRE PRETENTION ASSOCIATION.  Upper Maffra region.  President Donald MANSON, secretary M.  DRUMMOND, advise police of their existence in 1901.  Copy of Rules on file, 3 pages, List 53.

FIRMIN, Florence, Stanmore, Sydney, wrote in 1903, asking if Elizabeth MARTIN had ever kept a hotel in Melbourne between 1857 and 1866, possibly the wife of brewer P.J. Martin.  6 pages, List 67.

FISCHER, Jacob James, widower, c40 years, deserted his children Bertha May, 14 years, Jacob James, 11 years, and Evelyn Lyda, 6 years at Clifton Hill in 1913.  6 pages, List 106.

FISHER, Pauline, 15 years, suspected of concealment of birth at Belvior in 1866; – COVERDALE, manager of Telegraph Station paid to keep the matter quiet.  11 pages, List 78.  CONNECTION FOUND.

FISHER, W.T., Australasian Steam Navigation Co., Brisbane, wrote in 1904 re Minnie McPARLAN, born Dublin, c27 years, who went from Horsham to Melbourne in 1901.  Not found.  7 pages, List 68.

FITZCLARENCE, Roy, c19 years, charged with stealing car of Thomas Leigh BERRIDGE, school teacher, Heidelberg in 1928.  Photo in cowboy outfit.  2 pages, List 58.

FITZGERALD, (female) gives birth at Lying In Hospital Ballarat in 1902, claims she is a married woman named Murray from Kangaroo Flat, but this is false.  The unnamed child is cared for a nurse then committed to the Neglected Children’s Department.  The father is named.  This is an incomplete file.  4 pages, List 62.

FITZGERALD, Thomas Augustine.  Sought by mother Mrs. A. ALCHIN of McPhail, Dubbo, NSW in 1902.  He was working for a contractor named WALDRON.  Traced through various country areas.  10 pages, List 19.

FITZGERALD, William, nightwatchman, murdered at Perfection Knitting Mills in Fitzroy in 1928.  He was born in Waimate New Zealand in 1889, had served in their military and had sisters in New Zealand.  A very large file, with photos of the site where the murder took place.  List 58.

FITZPATRICK, Alexander. Owes two years’ maintenance on McKAY child, 1879. Second file: George REEVES, Tungamah writes 1883 re his paying attention to his sister.  List 1.

FITZPATRICK, Francis, miner, 38 years, deserted wife Emily and child at Rutherglen in 1906.  File covers 1906-1908 when warrant is cancelled.  13 pages, List 85.

FITZPATRICK, Mrs. G. of Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1918 re Daniel DUSTING and his family.  Not found.  4 pages, List 3.

FITZPATRICK, Johanna, died in Sunbury Asylum 1897; son James, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, approached to pay burial costs.  8 pages, List 41.

FITZPATRICK, John, St James, wrote to CCP in 1909 asking him to confirm details of his police service in the 1860s as he knew him then.  4 pages, List 90.

FITZPATRICK, Phillip, accidentally killed in 1914; sister Rose, Redfern Sydney, wrote asking for details.  11 pages, List 111.

FITZPATRICK, R., Royal Mail Hotel, Broken Hill, sent a valuable violin, a Francesco Rugguerie, to – BROWN of Melbourne for repair in 1910; hasn’t been returned.  6 pages, List 96.

FITZROY, 149 Brunswick Street.  Fire there in 1900; owned by Edward WARING, and Mrs. Harriett ATTWOOD and Thomas LOVE had shops there.  7 pages, List 49.

FITZROY, 343 Brunswick Street.  Fire at in 1900; owned by John KENNEDY, grocer, occupied by Mrs. Margaret SMITH, widow, dressmaker.  2 pages, List 50.

FITZROY, 36 St. David’s Street.  Fire at in 1900; occupied by Mrs. Margaret HILLIARD, seen by Dolph SCHMUTSCH and John WALKER who broke in and put fire out.  Owner Peter GIBAUD.  2 pages, List 50.

FITZSIMMONS, Henry, committed to asylum after damaging church property with a knife in 1870.  6 pages, List 30.

FLAD, Thomas, blacksmith, 53 years, charged in 1917 with exposing himself to Edith Dorothy WHITE, 9 years, and Thelma SOLOMON, 8 years, both of Northcote; confession on file.  Subsequently suicide. 15 pages, some repetition, List 97.

FLAGSTAFF GARDENS. Report re vandalism in, broken statues, 1875. List 1.

FLANNERY, Patrick J., drowned himself in the Saltwater River in 1908.  Mrs M. Flannery, Mudgee NSW wrote asking if it was her husband who deserted her 7 years ago.  He is found alive.  6 pages, List 86.

‘FLASHDALE’ Champion Clydesdale, died suddenly on the farm of his owner Corrie Spencer RODDA near Jeparit in 1928 and found by him.  Owner suspected poisoning.  Employee Peter HARVEY and local vet Thomas BELL provide statements.  A very detailed report is provided.  23 pages, List 58.

FLEETWOOD, F.E., Westbourne Park, South Australia, wrote in 1913 re his brother D.A. who has not answered letters; their mother is dying.  6 pages, List 107.

FLEMING, -. Unemployment agitator, report re his presence at concert at Exhibition building for Duke and Duchess, 1901. List 1.

FLEMING, Mrs Mary, Brisbane Qld, wrote in 1910 re William R. BLAKE, to whom she lent a large amount of money, described.  He is practicing as a dentist; brother in law is THOMOSITTO, a baker.  Found.  10 pages, List 97.

FLEMING, Tasman, deserted wife B. and 3 children at Zeehan Tasmania in 1912 and ran off with Ida O’BYRNE, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found, Ida has had his child.  7 pages, List 101.

FLETCHER, William Robert, sought by mother Elizabeth, Richmond, in 1911.  He left home in 1908 and hadn’t been heard of since; addicted to drink.  Not found.  6 pages, List 97.

FLETT, James Ford, deserted wife Ruby and four children at Williamstown in 1911; found but maintenance payments fall behind.  5 pages, List 104.

FLEURY, Achille & Co., Criterion Hotel, Ballarat, wrote to government in 1860, asking if a proposed play was legal entertainment; copy of script on file.  List 27.

FLEXMORE, Ronald. Fifteen year old son of Alfred, took money and disappeared in 1919. File covers search for him and includes a photo. 18 pages, List 1.

FLEXMORE-CONLIFFE, Frederick Charles.  Wife writes from Kalgoorlie in 1906; he left her and child in Perth 3 years ago and went to Melbourne to obtain work, but has sent little money.  Is a scenic painter, formerly employed at the Wax Works in Bourke Street.  Found.  List 24.  CONNECTION FOUND.

FLINT, Alfred, sought by father Edward, Balmain, Sydney, in 1908.  He was at Richmond, but hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Photo on file.  7 pages, List 84.  [See introduction re arrangements in copying photographs.]

FLOOD, Nellie, Ward of the State, 1900. Living at Echuca when charged with setting fire to haystack of Mrs. Annie MASLEN with whom she was living. Makes claim again Constable George FAULKNER of Echuca which is investigated and disproved; taken to Good Shepherd Convert. 30 pages, List 2.

FLOWER, Albert C.  A child living with Mrs. Elizabeth REICHEL/RIGHTELL in Fitzroy in 1899, neighbours report her cruelty to Society for Prevention of Cruelty who ask police to investigate.  Mother of child has remarried to Thomas TANGYE and is now living in NSW.  26 pages, List 17.

FLOWERS, Nellie.  File re her adoption from the Infant Asylum by Mr and Mrs. Fred SHOLER, subsequent complaint about Mrs Sholer being a prostitute, removal of Nellie and placement with Mrs. E. MOLONEY.  Nellie was 7 in 1894.  41 pages, List 13.

FLYNN, Thomas, publican at Beveridge in 1866, complains to police of sly grog sellers, 6 pages, List 14.

FOAD, Edward, 37 years, died suddenly near Nagambie in 1912; police write to English police to help find relatives after finding a contributions book of the National Sailors & Fireman’s Union, issued in London in 1911.  Details of burial etc given.  13 pages, some damaged.  List 103.

FOAKES, George.  Died at Ballarat boarding house in 1907; letter from sister Mary Ann in Essex found.  List 80.

FOGG, R., wrote from Albert Park in 1904, asking police to help get his sister Dorothy away from her father who was neglecting her.  Police can’t interfere; file gives background.  5 pages, List 10.

FOLKS, William.  Query in 1902 whether he can be charged with an offence as he also uses the name LINDSAY.  He is illegitimate, his mother subsequently married Lindsay.  7 pages, List 16.

FOLLETT, Mary, 11 years old, alleges indecent assault at Heatherton in 1914 by Ernest James TURNER of Springvale, who worked for Lands Department at Mordialloc.  Testimony of witnesses sister Lily, Ivy SILLITOE, 11 years and Bella SHEARER, 9 years on file.  Case not proceeded with. 11 pages, List 111.

FOON, Willie, Bendigo.  Wrote 2 letters in 1909 seeking money promised for acting as informer in Chinese lottery prosecution there. Solicitor’s letter also on file.  14 pages, List 90.

FOOTIT, Clara.  Sought by W.C. BREWERS, carrier, Goongarrie, W.A. in 1908.  They were engaged about 10 years ago, but he broke it off because of her misconduct; found, now Mrs. John GRAHAM.  16 pages, List 85.

FORBES, John, bricklayer, South Yarra, attempts to have his eldest daughter removed from the Reformatory in 1887.  Chief Commissioner asks for report on him and his circumstances.  4 pages, List 56.

FORD, Dulcie, prostitute, Carlton, living with Michael QUINLAN in 1913, when she attempted suicide.  Had borrowed money from Ellen HUME; Ruby JAMES also mentioned.  Was taken to hospital by James EVANS of Albert Park. 8 pages, List 107.

FORD/FOORD, George.  Wife Ann of Carlton fears he has deserted her, 1869.  He is Cornish, 44 yrs old, they have two children, she is destitute and has breast cancer.  10 pages, List 4.

FORD, Gertrude, 61 years, Fitzroy, charged with murdering Alice Ivy KELLY after performing abortion in 1928.  Kelly’s sister was Irene Ethel Alice BURROWS.  A large file, with some duplication, List 58.

FORD, Jane Elizabeth, file shows arrangements for her being sent to her father John in Victoria from interstate, 1900.  File is incomplete, but reference to him being wanted for wife desertion.  5 pages, List 49.

FORD, John, 70 years, wrote from Sydney in 1911 re address of daughter, the wife of Ralph NELSON, who was on trial.  Found.  7 pages, List 100.

FORD, Mrs William H., nee Rosabella TILLETT, and her children Reginald Percy, Dudley Arnaud, Charles, Undine Emily and Vera Jessica, were sought by Herbert Harry Ford, Molong, NSW,  her son  and their siblings, in 1913.  Found.  5  pages, List 93.

FORTESCUE, Arthur H., wrote from East Charlton in 1903, applying to become a sly grog detective.  4 pages, List 19.

FORTUNE, Thomas. Charged with vagrancy 1914, born Victoria c1855, widower, given room in private home in Carlton by Elizabeth HALL.  List 1.

FOSS, Alice, writes from Gunnedah NSW in 1900.  Husband Thomas, former policeman at Balranald, supposedly left Melbourne for home, but she’s heard nothing for some months.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.

FOSS, Thomas, left wife and three children in Balranald NSW in 1899.  He had been in the NSW police but “got into trouble over a barmaid Charlotte PETERSON”.  His wife wrote in 1900, seeking maintenance, and enclosed a photo of a woman, seems to be Peterson.  Police interview Peterson’s sister Mrs. COWLEY in Ballarat.  12 pages and photo, List 45.   (List is a different file from the one above.)

FOSTER, Mrs. Elizabeth, Dandenong State Forest, asks for help in 1896.  She has 2 children of her own and 4 grandchildren, 12, 10, 8 and 6, children of Abel KAY, to maintain and can’t find food for them.   Police report she has a house and land near the Mitcham Railway Station and a shop and cottages in Collingwood let to Jack WREN for a tote.  16 pages, List 36.

FOSTER, Mary, Collingwood, asks in 1896 if the Foster who is on trial for fraud in Sydney is her husband Thomas.  They have been married for 21 years, were in North Qld for 4 years when he suggested she go ahead to Melbourne and he would join her, but he never did.  She is 55 and ‘getting up in years’ and needs support.  Not him.  5 pages, List 37.

FOSTER, Miss Ursula, Windsor, rode her bicycle through a children’s procession in 1899 and was reprimanded by traffic constable.  She complains, and William H. IRVINE of Armadale supports her.  11 pages, List 41.

FOSTER, William.  His unnamed wife in Brisbane Hospital writes to police in 1904, wanting him to support her as she is leaving there shortly.  He was living in South Melbourne.  Police find he died that year, but beforehand declined to help her because she had left him 11 years previously.  7 pages, List 10.

FOUBISTER/FOUBISTUER, Florence C., wrote from Campbell’s Creek in 1909 re her husband John George, 55 years, believed to be in Melbourne where his brothers James and Robert were.  Not found.  6 pages, List 70.

FOWLER, Mary, Carlton, formerly a publican, wrote in 1900 asking police help in getting a neighbor HENRY (a German) to give her access to her newly purchased property in Duke St. Brunswick; he had put up a fence and kept dogs.  4 pages, List 46.

FOX, Katie, 24 years, spinster, accidently burnt and subsequently died in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 43.

FOX, Samuel, 14 years, left his home in Mildura and joined a steamer to Morgan then to South Australia.  In 1908 parent S.J. asked police to find him; not found.  Note on file ‘Father is a half caste, mother is a white woman.’  6 pages, List 84.

FRAME, John, South Yarra, child Eric J., not vaccinated in 1900 because of illness; medical certificates on file.  11 pages, List 51.

FRANCIS, John. A lunatic. File re removing his effects to the Kerang police station, and unpaid account of John O’HEARN, 1880. 7 pages, List 2.

FRANCIS, William Nichol, long term employee of Port Melbourne Council, married, with an adult family, accused in 1903 of interfering with 5 year olds Walter WILLIAMS (son of Walter) and Roy LAUDER (son of Lydia).  Warning: this is quite a confronting file.  14 pages, List 67.

FRANKLIN, Horace J., bookseller, Bourke St., Melbourne.  Allegation indecent books being sold there; flyers on file.  9 pages, List 58.

FRANKLIN, Lily (Mrs G.T.), Melrose Plains Station, Tullamore via Parkes NSW, wrote in 1913 for the address of Annie WILSON, who ran a brothel in Lonsdale Street 20 years ago.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 108.

FRANKLIN, Sarah, living apart from her husband and with – GIRDLESTONE and 6 month old child in Fitzroy in 1909, and in poor circumstances.  Report on.  4 pages, List 53.

FRANNEL, Orloff.  Information sought by Leonard COCKERY, Fitzroy, in 1914.  He was engaged to Cockery’s niece Rose MATTHEWS, said he was a wealthy Russian doctor and has disappeared.  Police report he had a criminal record.  4 pages, List 110.

FRASER, George James, Kookynie, W. Aust., wrote in 1905 re father’s Will, has not received his share; Joseph REWCASTLE is executor, interviewed.  8 pages, List 23.

FRASER, Katherine. Shot her husband Dr. Paul Fraser, 1899.  List 1.  In 1908 she wrote from London, asking police to confirm that her husband had filed for divorce; gives details of her activities since leaving Australia and claims to have already divorced him.  The file is incomplete.  5 pages, List 85.

FRASER, Margaret, wife of David, Kensington, attempted suicide in 1911.  Daughter Myrtle, 16 years, neighbor Bridget GREEVES.  7 pages, List 98.

FREDERICKSON, Mrs. Catherine of Richmond. Applied to run a travelling show in 1895; ‘she is a lady boxer, girls are high kickers and songsters, men heavyweight lifters and sword swallowers’.  List 1.

FREEDOX, John, sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1895; had been in Tasmania, formerly in Salvation Army, now living with Mrs. MOOD.  Found in gaol.  8 pages, List 25.

FREEMAN, Caleb, Maryborough Qld., wrote in 1912 re his wife who ran away in 1910 with Charles or Goldbarg KHAN of Antwerp,   Khan has written that she has died; seeks confirmation. Police find that he has deserted her and she is living with Curum DEEN/DEHAN at Rainbow; has several young children with her.  17 pages, List 103.

FREEMAN, H. of Sydney, wrote in 1917, seeking details of Albert BUCKLEY, a former Melbourne abortionist.  Included physical details and a pencilled sketch.  7 pages, List 3.

FREEMAN, S., wrote from Adelaide SA in 1899; she has had the illegitimate  male child of George PERRIN for 8 years, and he has paid maintenance but not recently.  He was believed to be in Melbourne, a sharebroker with a wife and family, from whom he was separated, at Watervale in S.A.  Not found.  24 pages, List 42.

FRENCH CONVICTS.  Military Inspectors from New Caledonia visited Melbourne in 1884, inspected French prisoners and provided information about their backgrounds and previous convictions.  Those identified were:  Jean M. PORTES alias MARCELLIN, Jean HERMAN alias STIEFLERT, Gabriel GAVALLI/GILVALIER, alias Emile (political prisoner), Edward DESCHINS alias TOUSSAINT, Lorenzo DE MAZURS, alias Enrico.  11 pages, List 56.

FREES, Mrs. Boarding House Keeper, Melbourne, wrote in 1896 re Robert and Rachel Ida THOMAS and their two children Augustus and Maude had come to stay with her the previous year.  Both parents left, promising to pay for children’s care, but had never done so.    Rachel Thomas had previously kept a hotel in Perth WA; her first marriage was to HAZEL, a hotelkeeper in Qld.  Couple found in Sydney, impoverished, and Maud sent to them.  14 pages, List 36.

FREESTONE, Mrs. Ellen, Maryborough, 1895, submits account for looking after VENNELL children while mother on trial for murder.  22 pages, List 25.  See also VENNELL entry for another file on this case.

FRENCH ISLAND PROGRESS ASSOCIATION.  Complain to police in 1915 about Miss Edith LOWE of Northcote, who arranged two concerts there in aid of the Red Cross, but has refused to hand over the proceeds to them.  15 pages, some in pencil.  List 2.

FRESHWATER CREEK.  Fire destroyed property, formerly a hotel, now a house rented by Mr. BUCKLEY who had just left.  Property owned by Mrs. Catherine SKINNER.  Insurance company suspect foul play, ask report.  36 pages, List 30.

FREY, Alice, took ill on train to Melbourne in 1912; police had to call for medical aid and get her to hospital; 26 years, parents dead.  2 pages, List 103.

FREZIER, Mrs W.A., Perth, wrote in 1910 re her husband W. Andrew, who had deserted her.  Note:  writing is very faint.  9 pages, List 96.

FRIEND, George H. Secretary of Post Office and Telegraph Department Annual Road Race organisation in 1899. Asks police department to reconsider their ban on bike road races as the event has already been organised; department agrees. Poster advertising race on file. 5 pages, List 2.

FRITH, Herbert, deserted wife Alleyn at Albert Park in 1912; barman, 29 years, Victorian native, believed in Adelaide ‘with his fancy woman’.  Letter from him on file.  No photo.  21 pages, some repetition.  List 92.

FRITH, William, died in Geelong gaol in 1900.  Police find a letter from his son Arthur in Northam W.A., and contact him re payment of burial expenses.  7 pages, List 45.

FROSINI, Ademura.  Information sought by Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1907.  Found.  6 pages, List 83.

FROST, Charles, has used name SELHURST, ‘very well connected’ had been on squatting station in NSW.  Confidential enquiry sought by brother Herbert, Newcastle, NSW in 1903.  Found to have attempted suicide.  10 pages, List 67.

FROST, James, a candidate in the 1927 Preston Municipal elections, investigated for irregularities in getting people to fill in postal votes.  Mrs. Emma McNESS and her daughters Daisy Nellie and Ruby Olive were innocently involved; J.P. John Thomas ELLINSON, 78 years and partly deaf, was used by Frost.  20 pages, List 59.

FRY, George, Queenstown Tasmania, wrote in 1917 asking police to get his wife and two children living in Brunswick to return home; report finds 17 year old daughter is awaiting an operation.  16 pages, List 72.

FRY, William, sought by wife Emily, Erskineville NSW in 1912; described.  He deserted 6 years ago, c48 years, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 105.

FUGGAR, Harriet alias Norah SOUTHGATE, arrested in 1913 in NSW with James Southgate and returned to Rutherglen.  20 pages, some repetition.  List 106.

FUHRMEISTER, Emily Maud, Ballarat; explains in 1913 why her children Dorothy, Francis Henry and Edward Ralph have been placed in State care.  4 pages, List 93.

FULLER, Frances, daughter of Mrs. Agnes, gave birth to child in Maryborough in 1865, reputed father Henry GILL.  Report on background and inquest file on child who died.  10 pages, List 53.

FULLER, Malcolm Francis, c29 years, boot finisher, sought by wife Ethel Mary Leichardt; left 3 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 93.

FULLERTON, Fernie Finemore, 15 years, gave birth to illegitimate child at Salvation Army Home, Fitzroy, in 1916.  Alleged father Harold M. BUTLER, Yarrawonga, found to have enlisted, so no charges laid.  5 pages, List 78.

FULLWOOD, P., Laverton, W.A., wrote in 1911.  He married Ettie STONE in WA some years ago, asks her background.  She is living with her brother.H. BROWN.  2 pages, List 100.

FURLONG, Mary Cecilia, rang away from her home in Brighton in 1894, aged 16 years.  Father William R., professor of music, takes out warrant and charges her with vagrancy.  Anonymous letters claim she was ill-treated by step-mother MACKAY nee DOUGLAS.  In 1896 police interview neighbour Mrs ANDERSON and others who confirm claim.  Suspicion that she may have been murdered and house and grounds searched, but nothing found.  Cousin Mrs. Thomas CHAPLIN receives letter from her; various other relatives are interviewed, but no trace.  Brothers were William and Frank.  Stepmother’s claims to having been ’in society’ in Queensland disproved.   Not found.  Faded photo of Mary on file.  See instructions re how to order copy of a photo.   Very large file, List 37.

FURNELL, Mrs. S., Hawksburn, reports in 1904 that daughter Ada is missing; is 35 years and ‘mentally weak’.  Located in asylum under another name.  4 pages, List 68.

FYANS, Foster. A remittance man, left wife 26 years ago, missing and believed dead, but found, 1906.  List 1.

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GADSDON, Emily, George and Clara.  Anonymous letter alleges that neighbour Frederick W. JONES has interfered with Gadsdon’s daughter Clara in 1899.  Both families were market gardeners at Highett.  Jones was c 30 years old.  Gadsdon family lived on land owned by Walter HOWELL, adjoining Jones.  Local police have her examined and no trace of offence found; they give reason for ‘trumped up’ claim.  18 pages, List 43.

GAFFNEY, Philip, deserted wife Johanna and 6 children in Brunswick in 1881; Irish, brickmaker, 32 years, sister at Yabba Yabba near Shepparton.  In 1897 she asks police if Terence Philip Gaffney is him; no.  9 pages, List 20

GALE, Samuel. Married Hannah MURPHY in Cork Ireland in 1872 as GEALE; married Belinda LOFT in Melbourne in 1885. Bigamist.  List 1.

GALLAGHER, Charles, Perth, West Australia, wrote in 1901 re his brother Daniel, not heard from for 3 years, was then in Outtrim.  Found.  7 pages, List 49.

GALLAGHER, Kenneth Percival.  Someone, possibly his parents, (letter not on file) enquired for him in 1900.  Letter on file confirms he jumped overboard from the New Guinea while working his passage; had a brother in South Africa.  Letter from E. EDWARDS of Fernbank Gippsland on file, cousin Harry CORKE interviewed.  14 pages, List 22.  See also Missing Friend entry.

GALLAGHER, George, Singleton NSW wrote in 1904, detailing his troubles and asking police for help to find his wife Ernestina and their seven children.  Police find she is in gaol and the children in the Industrial Schools.  6 pages, List 11.

GALLAGHER, Joseph, Port Darwin, wrote in 1918 claiming that uncle Thomas NOWLAN had died at Stawell under the name of OSBORNE some years previously and left his wealthy estate to him.  10 pages, List 74.

GALLAGHER, Roy, deserted wife Elvira Alexandra at Geelong in 1928.  His sister Mrs. O’NEIL lived at Burwood.  Anonymous letter claims he is working in that area; not found.  9 pages, List 58.

GALLERY, Frank, wrote to police in 1912, assuming the name George Henry BEATH, claiming that Mary GALLERY, 12 years old, was living with a woman known as Mrs CHILDS (Fanny STEPHENS) and her husband, and sharing the same bed.  Investigation showed this was false; her parents were ill and the child is being cared for by CHILDS.  Frank is the child’s uncle and wants the care of her.  4 pages, List 103.

GALLERY, Francis.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1914, complaining about local police harassment since 1909.  In that year Patrick JOYCE attempted a robbery nearby, and was shot by police.  Police report he has a drinking problem. 7 pages, List 3.

GALLOP, George.  Wrote from Colac in 1904, offering police free samples of his medicinal oil for treatment of sore feet.  List 16.

GALVIN, Timothy, died in police hospital in 1862.  Very detailed file which includes his will, inventory of estate and disposal of assets, arrangements for burial and memorial, and two letters from brother Jeremiah at Laharn, Killorglin, Co Kerry Ireland, one of which describes their father’s last illness. 25 pages, List 69.

GALWEY, George, Boort, applied for Old Age Pension in 1901, stated he had a son George in Qld.  Son found, but declines to support him.  6 pages, List 51.

‘GAMBIER’ SHIPWRECK, 1891. Body identified by son as Mrs. TREWENACK and sent to Adelaide, but daughters say it is not her. Then believed to be wife of Joseph BAKER of Broken Hill, but he says she’s really the wife of Albert DAVIDSON, butcher of Redfern.  List 1.

GANNAWAY, James Frank., former clergyman, arrested in 1895 for incest on daughter Alice Emily at Nunawading.  Her seven children by him were all taken into care.  Medical bill for childbirth disputed by police department.  27 pages, List 31.

GANNON, James Peter, Armadale, wrote in 1913 seeking a copy of his police discharge of 1886, which he had lost.  Gives employment history.  7 pages, List 109.

GAPES, Alice, Kalgoorlie, W.A., wrote in 1916 re her husband Richard who left there with Mrs. KERR, known as Margaret FARMER, and her daughter, after selling his farm at Coomberdale.  He was born Koroit, Victoria, and is in arrears of maintenance.  7 pages, List 78.

GARBUTT, John and family, of South Melbourne.  Suspected poisoning of, 1894.  6 pages, List 13.

GARDINER, Mrs Agnes E., Mirboo, in 1912 claims she needs protection from husband Alfred Hall, who is drinking.  They have 3 children, Irene, Lorraine, Noel.  Police claim she is not right in the head.  11 pages, List 105.

GARGARO, Pasquale, 18 years, and Domenico, 14 years, sought by father Giacomo in Melbourne in 1880.  They came from Italy with Vincenzo PIZZO, a street musician, who paid their fares and for whom they are working.  He is found interstate, demands refund before revealing their address.  18 pages, some very faint.  List 76,

GARRICK, Mrs. Teresa, died in Fitzroy in 1896; body exhumed as police suspect an abortion; mother Mrs. Ellen HENDY says she had a stillborn child.  21 pages, List 131.

GARRIGUES, Benoit Andre, died Tarnagulla 1875.  French Consul in Melbourne asks details re cause of death, will etc., in 1898.  Detailed report provided.  4 pages, List 19.

GARSDEN, W.  Wrote from Northam, W.A. in 1900, asking police to try and find his watch, lost when arrived in Melbourne from U.K. and drunk.  3 pages,  List 14.

GARTH, Murray.  Complicated story involving Ida HYAMS (divorcee) who went into partnership with him in Garth Trading Co, but they had a falling out.  In 1931 he was tied up and assaulted by Frank ROBERTS, her gardener, (lived in Camberwell) and Albert EASTWOOD, her driver, (lived at Port Melbourne).  Large file, List 4.

GARVEY, Bridget. Gave birth to illegitimate child 1894; charged with false registration and abandoning it. Two files. List 1.

GARVIE, Mary E., Aldgate, South Australia, wrote in 1904 re family of Samuel James SMITH, surgeon dentist, brother in law of late G.L. GEORGE, dentist.  He married Emily Marion JOHNSON in South Melbourne c1876, had children Arthur and Violette Ethel Hester who married Leonard V. ARROWSMITH.  Smith went to gaol for forgery and subsequently deserted his family.  He is a beneficiary in an estate.  10 pages, List 68.

GARVIE, William Henry, sought by mother at Miner’s Rest.  She has seen a report of the accidental death of a William Garvey and asks if it is her son; no. His brother John is interviewed.  8 pages, List 93.

GARVIN, Louisa, North Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1911; neighbor was Ada TEMPLE.  6 pages, List 95.

GASCOIGNE, Captain James.  Believed to have died in Torres Straits shipwreck in 1869.  Widow Harriet requests any papers etc. found be given to her.  Query re case from Brisbane.  She is second wife, first wife was Sarah.  5 pages, List 4.

GAS INDUSTRY STRIKE, 1920. Large file re police used, complaints re filthy conditions in canteen etc.  List 1.

GASKELL, Mrs. Dick, Cessnock, NSW, asks police in 1917 to find her husband and get him to send maintenance; he is a fireman on the S.S. ‘Tarcoola’.  5 pages, List 75.

GASPERO, Matteo.  Admitted to Kew Asylum in 1914.  Brother Jins wrote from Currawarra NSW, asking details.  8 pages, List 32.

GASTON, Percy, Mansfield, deserted wife Janet in Sydney in 1903; is a returned South African soldier, 32 years.  7 pages, List 64.

GATEHOUSE, James, accidentally shot himself at Parer’s Hotel in Melbourne in 1913.  A labourer, 30 years.  7 pages, List 93.

GATELY, Mary Ann, licensee of the Gelantipy Hotel, Buchan, charged with licensing offence in 1895.  Brother Thomas COX.  12 pages, including newspaper cuttings, List 28.

GATENBY, J.W. of Clifton Hill, wrote in 1906.  He had been assaulted by larrikins.  Police report that his 40 year old son, who is ‘not in his proper state of mind’ had attacked them first.  10 pages, List 4.

GATHEN, A., dairyman, Albert Park, reports that his servant Lizzie HORNE has had an illegal operation performed by Dr. Thomas HODGSON of Fitzroy in 1897.  Report on claim, statements taken and on file.  No charge laid.  12 pages, List 40.

GAUDION, John.  Shot by 22 year old Arthur LAMBLE near Healesville in 1901; Gaudion’s wife was Clara.  41 pages, some difficult to read. List 4.

GAULT, John, wrote from St. Kilda in 1900.  Had been accepted into the police force, but couldn’t produce birth certificate as was born in Northern Ireland.  1 page, List 44.

GAUNT, Captain Guy, H.M.S. Challenger, advised in 1911 that he was landing in Melbourne with his car a Hupmobile.  2 pages, List 100.

GAUNT, T. Watchmaker, Bourke St., complains of musicians busking on footpath, 1880.  5 pages, List 4.

GAUSLAND, Caroline, wrote from Port Adelaide in 1912, asking if man who shot himself in Melbourne was her husband Neil HANSEN.  She has not lived with him for over 12 years.  He uses different names but right one was Christian Enval Endresen Gausland Neil.  Police reply it is not her husband.  4 pages, List 33.

GAUT, T.W.  Information sought by wife who wrote from Wahroonga, Sydney in 1901.  He is a ’balloonist and phrytechnist’ who goes under the name GAUNT, and has left her and their 3 children destitute.  Not found.  13 pages, List 52.

GAVIN, Thomas Henry, stevedore, arrested for larceny and placed in gaol in Melbourne 1900.  Writes protesting innocence and states  Thomas BOYES of Franklin St., with whom he has lodged, will vouch for him, which he does.  16 pages, List 45.

GAVIN DUFFY, J., solicitor, asks in 1905 that Eugene HERLIHY be admitted to force although a ‘trifle too short’; refused.  2 pages, List 23.

GAY, William, married M.M. MURPHY in New Zealand in 1876.  The pair came to Victoria.  In 1887 he was offered a government position in Hamilton; she refused to go there and they have been separated ever since.  In 1894 he is shire engineer at Stratford and alleges she committed bigamy with David BOYDON in 1890.  4 pages, List 24.

GAYNOR, E.J., ex constable No. 4104, seeks readmission to the force in 1895.  He resigned in 1889 to help father who had been persuaded to buy the CREMEAN HOTEL in Swan St., Richmond, and found the manager a drunk and a gambler.  2 pages, List 29.

GAZE, Edwin Thomas, Kew.  Attempted suicide in 1903, recovered.  Family requests to be kept from newspapers.  Police intend to charge, but Chief Secretary instructs them not to do so.  5 pages, List 19.

GEAKE, James Edward.  Large file re his fraud on William John VANDERBILT of Carlton, and others, and his subsequent arrest in Monte Video South America, on information supplied by George SKINNER in 1897.  Photo on file.  List 40.

GEARY, Patrick. Hanged for murder. Mary KENNEDY of Fitzroy claims body, claiming he is her brother. No truth in her claim.  List 1.

GEGGIE, John.  Imprisoned in 1887, he sends a letter to his wife from gaol, and receives one from his brother James; copies of both on file, along with police comments on them.  11 pages, List 56.

GEDDES, Ivy, 15 years, left her home in Ascot Vale in 1910.  Father Benjamin employed by Mayne Nickless and T. WARNE, secretary of the company writes on his behalf some months later.  6 pages, List 91.

GEDDES, Margaret.  Murdered at Shepparton in 1898.  Large file.  List 22.

GENDLE, Ada A.  Wrote from Stanmore NSW in 1906 re a Mr Gendle who left England many years ago, would now be 60-70 years.  Her late husband was trying to find him, possibly a relative.  James GENDALL found, but says he is not the person sought.  13 pages, List 14.

GEOGHEGAN, Kate, sought by mother Mrs. Catherine, Deniliquin NSW in 1896, last heard of in Geelong.  Not found.  11 pages, List 33.

GEORGE, Mrs. A.F., Fitzroy, reported in 1908 that her husband Ernest Albert was missing; 35 years, may be at Lyell Tasmania with Jim MAINE.  Not found.  7 pages, List 85.

GEORGE, Mrs Elizabeth, jumped into the Yarra river in 1912; rescued by Maurice COHEN.  She had 3 sisters and a brother Edward FARRELL in Sydney.  9 pages, List 102.

GEORGE, Elizabeth Jane and Edward, living at Ross’s Creek, Woods Point in 1906.  She writes objecting to a prohibition order placed on them by local constable.  Report states their children are neglected and ill fed as they spend money on drink.  7 pages, List 26.

GEPHART, Mrs.  Wrote from Daylesford in 1893 re newspaper report of child Emil Claud WILLIMOFF adopted by claimant of Robert RAND estate in NSW, now charged with fraud. She thinks it is her grandson, abandoned by his musician father, whose mother is dead.  Background of child and claimant given.  Warning: this file could be quite distressing to family members.  14 pages, List 25.

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GERT, [PERT?]Lydia, attempted suicide in 1917, lived in Barnett St., Kensington.  4 pages, List 71.

GIBBON, Stephen, Inglewood, wrote a threatening letter to the Railways Dept. in 1901 over a compensation claim that was rejected.  This is passed onto police who compile a report on him.  He is 80 years old.  7 pages, List 49.

GIBBONS, Dr., Sydney, published a 6 page booklet on nervous diseases and cures in 1896.  Mrs. HEADEN of Carlsruhe forwards a copy to the Chief Commissioner, asking for legal action; local school children found copies strewn around.  Locals interviewed include WEST family, SKIDMORE and school teacher Mr. WORTHINGTON.  12 pages, List 36.

GIBBS, Elfrida nee ROWE, Darlinghurst NSW; wrote in 1915 re husband Alfred Allen Gibbs, plasterer.  He has not supported her for 10 years; she has an adopted child to keep.  5 pages, List 80.

GIBBS, J., wrote from Ipswich Qld. in 1902 asking the date Ned SILVER  ‘a darkey’ was sent home to Ceylon; the late Thomas CHIRNSIDE had bought him to Victoria as a servant; former employees interviewed.  9 pages, List 62.

GIBBS, James.  Wife wrote from Clifton Hill in 1899; he had left over 3 years ago, leaving her with 4 children.  She has heard he is at Boggy Creek near Bairnsdale.  Found.  5 pages, List 76. CONNECTION FOUND.

GIBSON, C.V., gardener, Corowa NSW, wrote in 1911 re his sons Charles and Joseph.  He placed them in the Home of Hope in Collingwood after the death of his wife, but no word from them, and is worried they are being mistreated.  Found. 7 pages, List 99.

GIBSON, Daniel William, surveyor, 45 years, sought by brother George in Melbourne in 1903; believed to be in W.A.  8 pages, List 66.

GIBSON, Edward. Attempted suicide at Northcote in 1918; wife Rose Ann. 7 pages.  List 1.

GIBSON, Henry, sought by son Alfred of Flinders St. in 1898.  He was a cabinet maker, left his wife in Adelaide; she is now dead as is his other son.  Not found.  14 pages, List 21.

GIBSON, Kate, licensed out to service from Brookside Reformatory to James PATTERSON, 64 years, farmer, Wedderburn, in 1894.  She makes allegation against him, but is not believed as reports from Hamilton and Casterton give her a bad reputation.  19 pages, List 38.

GIBSON, Mrs. Mary Jane.  File re a fire in a house occupied by her in St. Kilda in 1865.  Her proper name was DUNDEN, and police and insurance company suspect the fire was deliberately lit.  12 pages, List 4.

GILBERT, Ada, 15 years old in  1898, gives birth to illegitimate child at Epping; is in service to Edward TOUBURN and wife, who adopt it.  Police suspect he is father.  10 pages, List 21.

GILBERT, Bridget, died in Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in 1892; had been admitted in 1873.  Relatives sought to pay burial expenses, and identified as Mrs. Halibone who kept the Terminus Hotgel at Corowa at one stage, Charles, living at Trundle and Walter, saw mill proprietor at Coopernook under the name of George WALTERS.  20 pages, List 77.

GILCHRIST, John, c46 years, coal miner, deserted wife and three children at Charlestown via Newcastle, NSW in 1902.  12 pages, List 62.

GILCHRIST, Mrs. M., Sydney, widow, journalist, wrote in 1916 re her only son D.L., engaged to Marie POWELL, and hasn’t answered her letters.  File notes she was divorced from Gilchrist, a former chairman on the Stock Exchange and married again to – ALEXANDER but uses the name FANNING.  D.L. found in W.A. 11 pages, List 77.

GILES, Joseph Henry.  Occupier of house owned by John McINTOSH at Wonga Works, Stawell in 1900.  House caught fire and burnt down.  Insured with South British Insurance Co., who are given copy of report.  Statements from above plus George WALKER (old man), Henry WALKER (newsboy), Arthur WARD, George BATCHING.  11 pages, List 43.

GILES, Thomas.  Died suddenly at the Family Hotel, Portartlington in 1899.  Report on; brother took body for burial.  3 pages, List 17.

GILL, Annie Elizabeth, nee BOURKE, a widow, Abbotsford, found drowned in Yarra River in 1900.  Police establish she was in a relationship with Patrick Alexander BERGIN who visited her regularly.  Her daughter Rosa was in the local Convent, and her other sisters were a nun and a nurse in Adelaide, with another in Mooroopna.  13 pages, List 48.

GILL, Helena, Moss Vale NSW, in 1899 asks police to get John McKINNON, blacksmith, Kirk’s Bazaar, to pay maintenance on his child Stella.  Found.  List 103.

GILL, William, brother of H., the proprietor of the Hobart Mercury newspaper, left his son Bertie, 11 years, with Mrs. M.S. TILY of Carlton in 1895.  She complains of his failure to pay maintenance in 1897.  8 pages, List 40.

GILLBANK, Gordon, deserted wife Alice at Footscray c1913, ironmoulder.  She had to go to work to support the children, one of whom drowned.  In 1916 she asked police to locate him; found in NSW, living with another woman.  His relatives pressure her not to take legal action.  15 pages, List 77.

GILLICK, Margaret, nee DELAHUNTY, charged with concealment of birth after the bodies of two infants were found by workmen besides Harlen’s hotel at Warragul in 1899.  The suspected fathers were a local solicitor – GREY and a laborer named Michael DOYLE.  Her husband James had left some years ago.  Large file, List 43.

GILLIES, A.A. Constable No. 5771, enlisted and served overseas, lost hand; is ineligible to rejoin force because of injury.  10 pages, List 76.

GILLIES, Euphemia Isabel, bashed and raped by Michael QUIGLEY at Yendon in 1902.  Copy of evidence etc.  A large file, List 61.

GILLIES, Hugh, sought by brother Donald, Toowoomba Qld, in 1912.  He was last heard of at Williamstown.  Found to have died in 1898; death certificate on file.  Widow and daughter Mrs William BUXTON found.  16 pages, List 104.

GILLIGAN, William Herbert, 23 years, died of typhoid fever at Hughenden Hospital Queensland in 1899.  M. FINDLAY, matron, asks police to notify family in Kyneton.  The father was James.  7 pages, List 39.

GILMORE, Hubert S.  A Ward of State in South Australia, he is sent from there to Mrs. Sarah CURRAN in Sydney, via Melbourne.  8 pages, List 4.

GILPIN, O.  Warehouse in Malvern East caught fire in 1929.  Detailed confidential report on file.  Staff interviewed were Ejer RASMUSSEN and Bertram Thomas DROWLEY.  Contract electrician William HARRIS, Hawthorn gives possible explanation for fire.  6 photos of the damage on file and 18 pages.  List 89.

GIRDLESTONE, Mary nee GREEN, wife of a doctor, sought by nephew M. Green, Devonshire Arms Hotel, Youghal, Co Cork.  The couple lived apart.  Both had died and details given.  6 pages, List 86.

GIRVEN, Rose, Leederville, wrote in 1905 re her husband Thomas, who was supposed to have joined her there from Melbourne, but hasn’t done so or sent money.  5 pages, List 64.

GLANS, John, died Broadmeadows 1895, a Swede.  File re burial and sale of property.  24 pages, List 27.

GLANZ, Mrs Catherine, widow of John A.F., who died 20 years prior, wrote in 1908 seeking her brother in law Christian and details that would enable her to apply for pension.  6 pages, List 84.

GLASS, C.E.  Manager of Vic. Labor Institute, 1877.  Several letters from him and one from his clerk J.O. PENSON regarding the claim by William ALFREY that they had taken his money and sent him to J.B. ENDERS at Trentham for work, but there was none; he demands a refund.  Patrick DUNN mentioned as being employed at Enders, and several employment forms on file.  17 pages, List 5.

GLASS, Charles E., Melbourne, complains of behaviour of Mrs Joan KERR (TORRANCE) in claiming he has defrauded her.  Report states her friends have had her admitted to Convent.  11 pages, List 88.

GLASSON, Lucy, Koorootang, wife of Rev. Henry, who was 87 years old.  She asks police in 1905 to force Percy Edward HUBBARD, who was at Carlton, to support their daughter, his wife, and four children. 4 pages, List 69.

GLATHER, Emily, Broookhampton via Donnybrook WA, wrote in 1913 re her uncle William Henry Glather, butcher.  Not found.  5 pages, List 107.

GLEESON, Catherine May.  Investigations regarding false information on a birth certificate in 1896; original enquiry not on file.  She was living with James Gleeson, brother of her late husband at Jumbunna, Gippsland, but the pair returned to N.S.W.  Not found and presumably certificate not altered.  11 pages, List 37.

GLEESON, Dorothy ‘Brasmere’ Ripponlea, wrote in 1919 to Governor General’s secretary asking for appointment to see him; referred to police who find she wants a reference.  Scathing comment from her about police involvement.  8 pages, List 111.

GLEESON, William.  Wife M. writes from Canterbury, Sydney NSW in 1898 that he has left her and gone to Melbourne ‘a woman has been the cause of it’.  9 pages, List 16.

GLENDINNING, George, Ballarat, complained of local police in 1907.  Report states he has become erratic since becoming a Councillor.  He was an ex Mounted Constable, now preaching gospel addresses.  18 pages, List 84.

‘GLENELG’ SHIPWRECK. Large file, 1900.

‘GLEN HOLME’ Caulfield.  Licensee Miss E. HARCOURT complains in 1918 of police treatment in the capture of escaped patient Lilian Jane MARSHALL.  Detailed report; nurse Mary HEALY and Arthur G. MACKIE of ‘Barwon Downs’ give evidence. 24 pages, List 74.

GLEW, George Ernest, married Mary Evelyn WYNES at Footscray in 1914, both born in Tasmania.  In 1916 she admitted she was still married to Hans Thomas Peter HANSEN who had deserted her in 1912, enlisted, was wounded in battle and returned to confront her.  Copy of marriage certificate and very detailed case history on file.  14 pages, List 77.

GLOSTER, Fanny Maud. Sued Horton HOLDER, merchant and importer, for maintenance for two children, Gladys and Leslie, 1896.  List 1.

GLOVER, Samuel, son of late Samuel Edmund Glover, theatrical manager, who died in Scotland in 1860, sought by solicitors re estate in 1898; his mother has died.  Police find he is dead and his widow remarried to George ROPER.  9 pages, List 22.

GLOVERITCH, Doris, 22 years, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1913; had an affair with Alexander McDOUGALL, a married ma.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 108.

GLUCK, Charles. Murdered Hugh Lavery at Beulah, 1900.  List 1.

GOBBI, Domenico.  Wrote from Day Dawn W. Aust., in 1902 re his under Gulian GOBBI, greengrocer.  6 pages, List 18.

GODDARD, Mrs. Walter, nee Nora FLYNN of Co. Limerick Ireland, sought by sister Katie in 1904; arrived Melbourne c1884.  7 pages, List 8.

GODENZI, Ellen Sinclair, 7 years old, daughter of Eliza,  indecently assaulted at Murrumbeena in 1912.  Was playing with friends Ethel HAINES, Jack BOX, Edie VIVASH and Robbie HILL when approached by unknown male and given a farthing, (which is on file) to accompany him.  13 pages, List  33.

GODFRED-SPENNING, Ellen, Auburn, wrote in 1907 re her husband Seren, hairdresser and tobacconist, who sold up in 1892 and disappeared.  She has received a letter from Qld signed JOHNSTON which she thinks is from him.  6 pages, List 71.

GODFREY, Ida. File re her actions in 1900; a Ward of the C/E Home for Children, Middle Brighton, she left her employer and lived with Thomas JEANS. She was then 17 years old, he 19 years old.  List 1.

GOGGINS, Mrs.  Gipps St., East Melbourne, Applies for financial assistance in 1874, husband is surveyor.  Unflattering report.  5 pages, List 31.

GOLDEN BAR MINE, Chiltern, manager – GORDON, reports that gold is being stolen.  Thomas ELLIOTT, manager RUTHERGLEN QUARTZ MINE criticizes local police inaction.  Investigation undertaken, but writing is very hard to understand.  29 pages, List 90.

GOLDMAN, N., C/- S. BOOK, South Yarra, wrote in 1913, asking reference to help him get a pawnbroker’s licence.  2 pages, List 105.

GOODMAN, Mrs Sarah or PHELAN, in 1903 asked former employer Mr. H.J. MERCER of Drouin to mind her child briefly while she went to hospital, to which he agreed, but did not return to collect her.  She is found in the Women’s Refuge, destitute and with a new baby.  9 pages, List 67.

GOODSIR, Mrs. Anne. A widow in poor circumstances, living in Sydney in 1894, with two sons and a daughter Ruby, 8 years old. Answered advertisement for couple seeking to adopt young girl and handed her to John NEWTON, who claimed to be married and live in Adelaide. Child taken to Melbourne, and after a few days left at a lodging house run by Peter LEARNEN in Melbourne. Police find Newton gave false details and return child to mother. 20 pages, including letter from Ruby.  List 1.

GOODSON, Edward John, sought by brother Herbert, Qld in 1913; their father was Robert.  Found, he doesn’t want his brother to know his address.  5 pages, List 108.

GOOD TEMPLARS, Working Band Lodge 8, Collingwood.  Chief Templar C.A. BERGLUND complains in 1897 about Foster’s Lager Beer labels which are thrown around the street and stick to fences, posts etc.  Sample of label stuck on file.  7 pages, List 40.

GOOLD, J.S., Gladstone, South Australia, asks in 1911 if his daughter Catherine was recently married to – GEBERT; she is under age.  Found.  List 95.

GOON, Frank Sam. Chinese herbalist, Ballarat, 1909. Seeks evidence of wife Florence’s misbehaviour for divorce. Her maiden name is KEEN.  List 1.

GOOPY, John, Brisbane, wrote in 1907 re his sister Mrs. DUNN who left there suddenly, leaving 3 youngest children behind with elder daughter.  He asks her mode of living.  7 pages, List 70.

GORDON, Mrs. A. of Bendigo, writes in 1899 re a man found dead at Temora, is it her husband Robert John who has been absent for some considerable time; he is 46 years old. Police reply it was a George Gordon who died. 14 pages, List 2.

GORDON, George Eric, charged with murder of Richard and Catherine CLEMENTS at Bullumwaal, Gippsland in 1928. and subsequently found guilty.  A very large file, with photos of both the victims and offender’s homes.  List 58.

GORDON, James.  Mrs. A.M. BRIGHT of Beleura Mornington writes in 1876 re his ill-treatment of his children at Balcombe Creek.  He is a brewer.  10 pages, List 6.

GORDON, Marjory, 16 years, Abbotsford, attempted suicide in 1910; mother Annie.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 93.

GORDON, Stanley.  Born 1897, mother Bessie McNEILL of Brunswick.  Abandoned him on doorstep of Mrs. ROSENWAX in Latrobe St. in error, meant for Selina SUTHERLAND’s children’s mission.  Bessie is a widow with 3 children and destitute, and wanted him looked after for a few months.19 pages, List 18.

GOREY, Mrs. H. (Alice) wrote from Yanko Siding via Narandera, NSW in 1912, asking police help in getting her 13 year old daughter home.  She had left with the QUINLIVAN family at Bass, Gippsland; “they were to keep her and treat her as one of their own” and pay the mother a weekly amount, which they reduced.  They then said they would no longer have her at all.  Police co-operate.  7 pages, List 33.

GORMAN, Dennis, applies to join police force.  Mayor of Sebastopol, members of Ballarat Hackney Carriage committee and Ballarat councillors write in support, query why his name was taken off list.  10 pages, List 38.

GORMAN, Leslie, sailor, 25 years, sought by sister Hilda, Albany W.A. in 1909.  Not found.  6 pages, List 91.

GORMAN, Patrick.  1866 file re his being allowed to change his Ticket of Leave district to Longwood, and subsequently issued with a free certificate (ie was a criminal released early).  14 pages, List 3.

GORMAN, Patrick and Mary.  Living at Wy Yung in 1896 when local clergyman, D.B. VERLIN of Bairnsdale, asks Minister to find somewhere for them to go.  Agreed they will go to Bendigo Benevolent Home under police escort.  22 pages, List 35.

GOSCHE, Vesey R.  Writes from Sydney in 1906; he is Consul for Nicaragua.  His friend J.E. GIBSON recently arrived from Shanghai and went to Melbourne for a couple of days, but hasn’t returned.  7 pages, List 4.

GOSLING, Ellen.  Information sought by husband Thomas H., Pleasant Valley via Whitton, NSW in 1899.  She left him 7 years ago, believed to be living with Jerry AH TIE/TOY at Bendigo.  Confirmed.  10 pages, List 42.

GOSSLER, Frank.  Engineer, Melbourne, complains re actions of Mr. and Mrs. HEGARTY, who secretly arranged for Mrs. Kitty BRUEN to be admitted to Abbotsford Convent in 1915, 6 mths previously.  Mrs. Hegarty and her sister Kitty used to run the Railway Hotel at Yarraville, but the latter is an alcoholic. Gossler’s dau Mrs. Mona OGNAR is being blamed by Bruen, but she was innocent.  Another sister Mrs. POPJOY mentioned.   8 pages, List 2.

GOSTELOW, E., Sydney, wrote in 1912 sister in law Mrs T. CRAIG, last heard of in Fitzroy; found.  5 pages, List 104

GOUGH, Francis William, military deserter, living apart from wife Ethel, Abbotsford, in 1918.  Their child Rose Beatrice, 3 years taken by his mother Mrs. Rose WATSON and not returned.  Letter from him on file.  9 pages, List 74.

GOULD, Mrs. Charlotte Rebecca, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917; note on file.  Sister Mrs. CLEMENTS will look after her on release.  List 75.

GOULD, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Singleton NSW in 1907 regarding her niece Beatrice STONEHAM who she believes has committed suicide; police report no record of any such event.  5 pages, List 15.

GOULDING, Frank. His children are with Pollard’s Strolling Players, 1904.  List 1.

GOURDIN, Pierre Joseph.  Large file re identity of unknown male shot by police (Constable DUNGEY)at Yarra Glen in 1892.  At first believed to be Gourdin, but French Consul says he is in New Caledonia.  Deceased ‘Joey’ came from Alsac; photo of deceased on file.  List 18.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE.  Fire in 1897 in sitting room of Mrs. FREEMAN-THOMAS; handled discreetly by staff and fire brigade.  6 pages, 2 very faint.  List 40.

GRABNER, Louisa, wife of Fritz, curator of Camberwell municipal gardens, sued husband for maintenance in 1906.  Complicated case in which she complained to his solicitor – ROBERTS, about his conduct, and he swore she was insane and had her locked up by police.  She was released after a few hours and issued a warrant against JP J.F. WALKER and solicitor ROBERTS.  13 pages, List 34.

GRACE, Thomas Delores, charged with sending threatening letter to Mrs. Maria LAWLESS in 1895; had previously been charged with setting fire to their barn at Burramine, but been discharged.  Envelope in the name of KINGSLEY found in his possession.  She writes thank you letter to police.  24 pages, List 29.

GRACEY, Thomas, deserted wife Georgina at Dunolly c1904 and went to W.A.; last heard of in 1911.  In 1912 she took out a warrant for maintenance.  13 pages, List 103.

GRAHAM, Alice.  1906 file, includes number of letters from her from Irrewarra.  Admitted to an asylum; identified as Annie McRAE from Portland; “seems to be madness in the family”; former lover George LAMBLE mentioned.  57 pages, List 4.

GRAHAM, Belinda, taken to South Yarra Mission Home by husband Henry, suffering from alcoholism in 1913 and forced to stay there.  It is an adjunct of the Central Mission, Matron is Frances H. PEART.  Police are asked to arrange her release.  Detailed report on the case.  34 pages, List 109.

GRAHAM, Dugald, sought by wife Charlotte E., Townsville Qld in 1918; not seen for 8 years, formerly lived at Nambour.  She has 4 boys, eldest is Archibald Heydon Graham.  Found living with another woman.  12 pages, List 74.

GRAHAM, Frederick, wrote from Brunswick in 1897 re his 18 year old son Frederick, employed by Mr. GILBERT on the Buchan Station.  He wrote that his was returning home (letter on file) but hasn’t done so, and family are concerned.  Found working in Bruthen.  8 pages, List 40.

GRAHAM, George A., wrote from Redfern Sydney in 1896 re his brother William, a signwriter and decorator, not heard from for 2 years, believed to be in Victoria.  He has seen a report of a death; not his brother.  8 pages, List 36.

GRAHAM, J.S., Bairnsdale.  In 1884 reported theft of jewellery he had imported from England.  8 pages, List 56.

GRAHAM, James (7 yrs) and Mary Ann (5 yrs).  Correspondence from Bendigo of 1864 re their admittance to a reformatory rather than an industrial school; their parents were both in gaol.  4 pages, List 4.

GRAHAM, Mary. Murdered at Ballarat in 1908.  William V. ILES, butcher, 33yrs, suspected and sought.  Robert Henry CRAIG picked up in error for him.  Arthur DEVER found body.  Large file, including 4 pages concerning letter from William BURNS of Waverley Sydney NSW re his missing daughter Mary, who married Daniel LEHY.  List 3.

GRANEY, M. Wrote from South Australia in 1913 re his wife, whom he had sent home to her mother Mrs. Laura PLOWRIGHT in Grassy Flat near Bendigo. Chinese gardener KIM COOK/KOOK mentioned.  List 1.

GRANLAND, George Arthur, Cue WA, wrote in 1909 re his wife and children Myrtle, Walter, Florry and Ella, who have left him for Victoria.  Found, she reports that neighbours helped her flee from his violence, he was treated for lunacy. 8 pages, List 88.

GRANT COMMON SCHOOL.  Building being used, and three houses nearby were all destroyed by fire in 1866.  Houses were owned by M. SMITH, William REED and LEE Bros; woman PEACH is a witness.  2 pages, List 6.

GRANT, Daniel Joseph, Constable, suicided at Donald in 1905.  Large file includes report on background to event, letter from cousin etc.  Large file, List 23.

GRANTHAM, Edwin, attempted suicide in 1909, had previously had nervous breakdowns.  Brother Walter is to look after him.  13 pages, some damaged, List 53.

GRAVENALL, Mrs Mary Ann, c40 years, attempted suicide in home of siter Elizabeth MURPHY, North Melbourne, in 1912.  She had had a nervous breakdown previously.  Hospitalized.  Police decide against prosecution.  7 pages, List 35.

GRAVES, Helen, in 1900 found to be destitute and arrangements made to take her to Bendigo Benevolent Home, 4 pages, List 47.

GRAY, Annie, Geelong, asked in 1910 that her son Leslie be allowed to continue driving a car, even  though he is under age; is working for Mr. J.C. BROWN, motor engineer.  2 pages, List 54.

GRAY, George.  Suicided at Cheltenham in 1894, and subsequently found to be William FLEETWOOD, who deserted his wife Julie 7 years ago in Parramatta.  He had a sister Mrs. G.W. THOMPSON in America.  The LARKIN frauds are mentioned, but no details given.  A copy of his suicide note is on the file, and letters from his wife.  20 pages, List 3.

GRAY, John, of Gray & Co., Swan Hill, wrote in 1902 re Fred SCOWN who owes him money; believes he is interstate, but it is his father.  4 pages, List 18.

GRAY, Milford, Mt Cleveland, Whyte River, Tasmania, wrote in 1913 seeking address of his sister in law Veronica MORSE ‘put in home by Mrs ALLEN of Ballarat.  Police interview Allen who explains circumstances.  7 pages, List 106.

GRAY, Richard Charles, deserted wife Rosina Sarah and children Margaret, Phyllis Ellen, Irene May, Charles Albert, Archibald Allan and Frank Edward at Frankston in 1913.  Believed in Auckland with Jessie GODDARD.  File re expenses in bringing him back to Victoria.  12 pages, List 92.

GRAY, Robert, Cunninghame, Gippsland.  In 1909 anonymous letter claims he is neglecting his children Francis Charles, Olive and Ronald.  His wife is living in Melbourne with her mother Mrs SHEEN.  Detailed report on domestic arrangements.  8 pages, List 91.

GREATOREX, Thomas. See BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth. Subsequent complaint from him in 1892, while living at Yabba Yabba near Dookie, about local constable. Police report reveals that his wife had an illegitimate child while he was living with Beauchamp/Brown.  List 1.

GREAVES, Ethel, servant to Colonel TRYTHALL, South Yarra; gave birth to child there in 1905, which died shortly afterwards.  Her sister Florence WRIGGLESWORTH of Prahran arranges for her to be looked after as the Colonel won’t have her in the house.  The family were from Toongabbie.  A sad story.  8 pages, List 64.

GREEKS/GYPSIES. Destitute group of 22 , taken up by showman and touring country Victoria on way to Qld; advertising flyer on file. 1898.  List 1.

GREEN, Alice, 17 years, gave birth to illegitimate child, which died, in 1904 at the Livingstone Home, Cheltenham, Matron L. TRUDGEON.  Green is a Ward of the State and has been living with the family of Daniel DIFFY [DIFFEY?] at Tarawingee for 11 years.  She claims Diffy is the father of the child.  Police try to establish her birth-date in order to charge him with carnal knowledge, but have great difficulty.  Eventually they establish the following:  Her mother was Martha Margaret Agnes DONNOLLY, born Hobart, who married 3 times – to Joseph ABBOTT, Bernard GREEN and John LANGFORD.  She was living with another man when she had Alice in Carlton, and is herself now dead.  Prosecution dropped because of doubts of her age.  19 pages, List 34.

GREEN, James, took ill at Salvation Army Home in 1911; taken to hospital and died.  Brother Arthur GREENAWAY, Sydney, informed.  6 pages, List 99.

GREEN, Jean, series of letters, 1914-15 re finding her husband Michael who deserted her at St James and was believed to be in Melbourne.  Eventually found in army overseas.  39 pages, List 110.

GREEN, Kathleen, 16 years, and cousin Willis MARVELL, left their homes in Launceston Tasmania in 1918 and came to Melbourne.  Parents ask police to return them which is done.  9 pages, List 76.

GREEN, Mrs Rose Emily, North Melbourne, wife of Frederick, attempted suicide in 1910.  6 pages, List 96.

GREEN, Russell, musician, sought by wife Edith, Launceston, Tasmania, in 1909.  He hasn’t supported her for some years.  4 pages, List 88.

GREEN, Sarah Elizabeth, sent from Brisbane to Melbourne by steamer, by her brother William in 1884.  ‘A girl of weak mind’ she is returned to Brisbane.  8 pages, List 56.

GREENBAUM, Meyer. Reported missing from his home in Melbourne in 1919, partly crippled, 34 years. Photo of him as hospital patient on file. Found.  List 1.

GREENE, Mrs. Agnes, Fitzroy, boarding in Fitzroy, alleges in 1917 that her son in law William Ernest MORGAN, tramways employee, has indecently assaulted 6 year old Gladys STONE, who is living with her grandmother Mrs. FIELD at the same address.  Morgan denies claim and believes she has done it because her daughter is trying to divorce him and needs grounds.  Case dropped.  8 pages, List 75.

GREENHILL, Nellie or WINTER, Nellie.  W.A. police write that they found letters in the former  camp of John Greenhill in Coolgardie in 1899, and forward to Victoria.  They identify the writer as Nellie, who had lived with a man named Daniel WINTER, who was now in an asylum.  Background of both given, and letters on file.  12 pages, List 41.

GREENWAY, C. Howard, convicted of embezzlement c1892, deserted wife in Fremantle and believed gone to South Africa.  File reactivated in 1902.  6 pages, List 63.

GREENWOOD, Arthur, wrote from Geelong in 1900, asking police to find out whether his wife Ellen is alive.  She was arrested for vagrancy and sent to gaol for 6 months, was a cripple and he couldn’t afford to pay someone to nurse her.  Police find she was admitted to a benevolent home and died there in 1897.  9 pages, List 44.

GREER, John, absconded after bail put up by Mrs Caroline ALEXANDER, Prahran, who was urged to do so by his wife.  He was found and extradited from interstate, and Alexander seeks return of her money, but is unsuccessful.  11 pages, List 101.

GREGG, Thomas, c59 years, sought by sister Mrs K. WEBSTER, Fremantle, in 1913.  Not found.  8 pages, List 94.

GREGOR, C., A.B. H.M.S. Challenger wrote in 1908 asking details of the gaol sentence his wife Ruby, known as WILLIAMS, was undergoing; plans to meet her on her release.  6 pages, List 85.

GREGORY, Joseph Ernest, died Yarawonga 1895; mother Mrs. A.R. Gregory asks details of money he had earned etc., had worked for Mr. THOM.  12 pages, List 30.

GREGORY, Samuel Henry, 18/19 years old, left his home in Richmond c1899, last heard from in Sydney.  Information sought by mother in 1900; she’s now a widow with no means.  9 pages, List 46.

GREY, Edward, arrested at Malmsbury in 1867 during Waterworks Strike, charged with threatening language and sentenced to 3 months gaol.  Father Robert GRAY of Brunswick visits police headquarters and local residents in Fitzroy petition for his early release.  4 pages, List 35.

GREY, Joseph Henry. Solicitor, Geelong, fled to Fiji with family, 1901. Large file.  List 1.

GREY, Mrs. N., South Brisbane, wrote in 1917 re Clive LILLEY ‘who has left a delicate child of 5 here and never supported it’.  Sister Mrs. SWYER, Hawthorn is interviewed.  6 pages, List 74.

GRIBBLE, James, wrote from Happy Valley in 1895 alleging Constable Ivey of Skipton stole government property, has illegitimate child etc.  Ivey refutes claims, has had Gribble fined at local court several times.  6 pages, List 29.

GRIBBLE, James.  Wrote from Happy Valley in 1899 re the ill-treatment of his mother by his father Theophilus ; asks police protection for her.  Local police report he is no better, that family dispute is at bottom of complaint.  7 pages, List 17.

GRIFFIN, Frederick alias WATERS, deserted his wife, who wrote from Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1908 to a Mrs KENNY (no address) for whom he was working, asking her to make him pay maintenance.  ‘His father hung for killing his mother.’  Kenny forwards letter to police, who can’t find her.  4 pages, List 84.

GRIFFIN, Gertie.  Wife of Leslie of Amphitheatre, in 1913 she writes to her brother Hal and father McKenzie in Brunswick, re her unhappy marital state.  Claims her husband is having an affair with Mrs. HILL, licensee of the Amphitheatre hotel, and widow of the late J.J. Hill, a former constable.  List 15.

GRIFFIN, Patrick Francis, born Co Galway Ireland, c55 years old, formerly a teacher and last heard of at Mooroopna in 1895; information sought by brother Anthony Nicholas Griffin, Gap Farm, Roma, Qld in 1899.  A solicitor named FINN is a relative.  17 pages, List 42.

GRIFFITH, Harold, sought in 1911 by Maggie E. Griffith of Camberwell; not seen for 3 years.  Found.  4 pages, List 98.

GRIFFITHS, Ada.  Barmaid, Reform Hotel Melbourne, is receiving insulting postcards and letters in 1908 and complains to police.  7 pages, List 5.

GRIFFITHS, John, 69 years, died suddenly at work in South Melbourne in 1900, while helping son John; a carpenter.  2 pages, List 49.

GRIGGS, Ronald Geeves, Methodist Minister, Omeo; charged with murdering wife Ethel Constance nee WHITE in 1928 by poisoning her, but acquitted.  He was having an affair with Lottie Elizabeth CONDON.  In 1929 his successor came across a suspicious white substance buried in the garden and alerted police.  This is a very large file, List 59.

GRIMES, Mrs., Brunswick, attacked by her husband in 1903; he subsequently killed himself.  File relates to payment of account of MD Louis HENRY.  6 pages, List 66.

GRIMSHAW, Edmund.  John Hood enquires regarding him on behalf of Belfast relatives in 1877, was 2nd officer on board ship.  5 pages, List 5.

GRISDALE, Wilfred, reported missing by wife Mary Ann, Woods Point, in 1897.  Victorian, 28 years, small faded photo taken c1891 on file.  1 page and photo.  List 40.

GRISDALE, William, arrested after arriving in Melbourne and gaoled in 1892.  Wrote from gaol, asking that his property be sent there from his lodgings, which was done.  4 pages, List 56.

GROSS, Hyman, known as ANSELL, sought by A. Gross, Clapham, England in 1913; his father Leon, late of Leeds, has died, and the children are beneficiaries.  Not found.  6 pages, List 107.

GROTTY, F., Parkside, wrote in 1912; a year ago his wife left him with -HEINZE, taking their 3 children with her.  Police found them in Ballarat.  He has sold his business there, and wants to take the 2 sons, Fritz Otto Herman, 17 years, and Ernest Ferdinand, 16 years, to Germany with him; the daughter Elsie can stay with her mother.  4 pages, List 103.

GROUNDS, Herbert, chemist, Ascot Vale, fire in 1900.  5 pages, List 50.

GROVES, Frederick H., sough by brother Thomas, Balranald NSW.  He was at Fitzroy.  12 pages List 103.

GRUBER, Catherine Ann, writes a number of letters from Gippsland in 1904-05, alleging ill treatment by husband John.  Admitted to asylum.  11 pages, List 64.

GRUER, James E., found dead at Rushworth in 1916, has wife had predeceased him and their 3 children were taken to grandparents LOBEGEIGER in Toowoomba.  In 1918 the grandfather enquiries about the funds the children should have inherited.  13 pages, List 73.

GRUNDY, Mrs. James, Warrnambool, wrote in 1903 re her husband who left five years ago; 29 years, a seaman.  Not found.  10 pages, List 66.

GRUNER, Amelia.  Reported missing by Zoe FORBES-EWAN of Elsternwick in 1899; returned after a few days.  5 pages, List 16.

GUEST, Mrs Emma, last heard of at Collingwood, sought by daughter in law Mrs AZIE, Sydney in 1911; her son James has had a bad accident.  Found.  7 pages, List 97.

GUINNEY, Elizabeth, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1909 re her husband Simon, wanted for child desertion.  He was c35 years, Irish, labourer, believed in Ballarat.  Not found.  10 pages, List 91.

GULLEN, Emily, died at Birchip in 1899, destitute; left 3 children, two of whom died shortly afterwards.  Her sister, Mrs. WISHERT, with whom she is living, now ill.  Husband Henry in NSW refuses to pay costs of burial or maintenance of children.  4 pages, List 17.

GUNSTON, Mary Ann nee WICKHAM, Brunswick, attempted suicide in 1910; husband Henry says suffering from cancer.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 91.

GURNER, John A., Crown Prosecutor; tenant of Frogmore Murrumbeena in 1902, complains of damage to property and annoying boys.  6 pages, List 18.

GUTHRIE, J.  Wrote from Western Australia in 1906, asking for his references to be forwarded to him.  He was previously in the Victorian police force, but dismissed in 1899, subsequently served in force there.  3 pages, List 4.

GWYNN, Eyre Hardy, left Brisbane for Melbourne in 1881.  In 1885 his wife Sarah Ann wrote, asking police to find him.  He was Irish, 28 years, and believed related to Judge Gwynn.  Incomplete file, 9 pages, List 56.

GYPSIES.  Group camped at Fishermen’s Bend in 1902 are annoyed by large crowds visiting them .  Charles SIEVERS, 13 year old and Alfred SEDDON, c17 years, are peppered with shot after stones are thrown.  George DEMURE and Cabrina PARMIZA charged.  Quite detailed report on situation.  13 pages, List 20.

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HABER, Mr.  Newsagent, St. Kilda.  Of German descent, scared soldiers are going to attack him, 1916.  List 6.

HACKENBERGER alias BERGER, Charles, claims in 1888 he is an escaped French convict from New Caledonia, but French Consul gives real background and states he just wants his fare back paid.  10 pages, List 56.

HACKETT, Mrs. Mary, wrote two letters from Granya in 1904, complaining of the licensee of the Club  Hotel, Mrs. M.J. RIELLY (RILEY) who had let her son get into debt through gambling and nearly poisoned her husband.  Report is negative on Hackett  who disgraced herself while drunk.  11 pages, List 56.

HADDON, Mary Ann nee SMITH; parents Charles Smith and Mary Thistle. Married Hobart c1876 to Thomas Haddon, separated c1881. He subsequently married Annie STOREY in Victoria after having 3 children with her. His parents were Joseph and Caroline nee RUSSELL.  List 1.

HADDON, Thomas, 1900 file re his bigamy.  First marriage to Mary Ann Matilda SMITH in Tasmania; second to Elizabeth OTICK 1878, she a widow.  He left Elizabeth c1882, she rejoined him in Melbourne, but they separated.  16 pages, List 22.  Note: this is a different file to that above.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HADE, John, Paddington NSW, wrote in 1911 re report of death of James Thomas Hade, asks if this is his brother, who is separated from his wife in Sydney. Police advise a different person.  6 pages, List 98.

HAGAN, Ernest Bernard, groom, 28 years, deserted wife Mary and children at Carlton in 1909.  In 1911 he is found living with Mrs ELMER, hotelkeeper, Evandale, Tasmania.  11 pages, List 97.

HAGBOOM FAMILY. Parents Edward and Annie killed in State Forest when tree fell on tent, 1894. Correspondence re care of children Dolly, Horrie, Gustav and George. Letters from D. COWEY and Millie WARD on file.  List 1.

HAGEN, Joachim F., kept under surveillance by police after being released from gaol, 1891.  5 pages, List 55. Another file re his arrest in 1888 for threatening to shoot William HARPER of Robert Harper & Co; report on his background.  7 pages, List 56.

HAGUE, Mrs A.C., Victoria Park, WA, wrote in 1910 asking if the woman Julianna PRATT, 39 years, who suicided recently in Malvern is Mary Pratt, with whom her husband Lindsay Hague alias Harry LINDSAY absconded c1907.  Reply states different person.  7 pages, List 94.

HAGUE, Emma.  Wife of Joseph, acting in a strange manner in 1880.  15 pages, List 4.

HAINSWORTH, Barbara W., South Melbourne, wrote in 1916 re her husband George Arthur, 36 years, who left for Sheffield England for work, and hasn’t sent maintenance.  5 pages, List 78.

HAIR, Mrs Agnes, Young, NSW, wrote in 1912 re her three grandchildren, John, Leslie and Leo RODGERS; believed they were being illtreated – they were with Mr and Mrs S. Hair, Prahran.  6 pages, List 101.

HAIRE, Rowland Alfred, Adelaide S.A.  Solicitors acting for him report 6 year old son Reggie has been kidnapped and taken to Melbourne in 1912.  He is found with grandparents  MURPHY.  5 pages, List 102.

HALES, William Albert, Bexley NSW, wrote in 1907 re his wife who left him in 1906 and is believed to be with her sister Mrs SELF in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 83.

HALL, Clement George, Deloraine, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re Edward DIMMACK, carpenter, 51 years, who left there to look for work in Victoria; his family are anxious.  Found.  6 pages, List 54.

HALL, Mrs Elizabeth, Toora, wrote in 1913 re her eldest daughter Ruby.  James BROOK of Poon Boon Station Swan Hill ‘a thorough scoundrel’ got her pregnant; the 2 year old child is boarded out.  Her husband was the late Constable John Hall.  The letter is very hard to decipher, and a note states it is not police business.  7 pages, List 109.

HALL, George, inmate of Gordon Insitute in 1907, 16 years, sent out with sheep drover to NSW, ran away and asked Wahgunyah police to help him to get back; is the son of Mr A. Hall, hairdresser, of West Melbourne, 3 pages, List 15.

HALL, John, deserted wife E.P. and child in Parramatta in 1897.  He has a brother Charles, a butcher, in Collingwood.  Wife asks for help, but he is not found.  8 pages, List 41.

HALL, John, labourer, born Victoria, 49 years in 1910, charged with failure to pay maintenance of his children Ivy May, Claude Patrick and Percy Harold, who are Wards of the State, and were committed at Collingwood.  Found in Adelaide, living with a Mrs. DAVIS under assumed name.  20 pages, List 22.

HALL, Kate.  Sister Mrs. F. CARRATT of Concord NSW writes in 1902, is concerned about her.  Report states picked up in Bendigo slums leading immoral life, was in a Mission Home, but left.  9 pages, List 18.

HALL, Minnie, murdered at Eaglehawk in 1897 by husband Charles J.  Originally thought to have drowned herself, but body exhumed and signs of violence found.  He had had an affair with Miss Eva SCOTT; Martha ALLCOCK, registered nurse, is asked to take care of her and child, and complains of low payment by police.  Large file.  List 39.

HALL, Mrs. Walter, Kalgoorlie, wrote in 1915 asking police to personally deliver a letter to her brother W.J. HAYES at Carlton; he is living with a married woman.  7 pages, List 79.

HALLEY, Arthur, deserted wife Adelaide, in Redfern, Sydney, in 1912.  His mother lives in Collingwood.  Found; will not return to her.  8 pages, List 101.

HALLEY, Frederick, deserted wife Adelaide in NSW.  In 1912 Redfern Magistrate writes on her behalf, she is penniless.  Traced.  11 pages, List 102.

HALLIDAY, Hugh H., applied in 1879 to be reinstated in the Victoria Police force, 4 pages, List 55.

HALLINAN, John Francis, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1913 for permission to come to Victoria and work with tailor Maurice MYERSON; he had been in gaol there; refused.  7 pages, List 106.

HALLINAN, William, also known as CONROY, died of alcoholism at Royal Mail Hotel in Geelong in 1902.  Mrs. May HARVEY of Carlton had lived with him there for awhile; wife in Collingwood informed.  10 pages, List 61.

HALLS, Walter Edward, Mitcham Victoria; in 1910 his wife May Alice nee DYSTER of Adelaide alleged he was a bigamist.  He married her in 1883 then Allison Jane RENKIN in 1908.  13 pages, List 91.

HALTON, Mrs. Mary, Zeehan, Tas, complains in 1909 that daughter Katie has left her and is living with one of her brothers in Victoria; wants her returned.  Note: letter almost indecipherable.  6 pages, List 55.

HAMBLION, Sarah, Marrickville, wrote in 1913 re her son William; hadn’t heard for some time.  Found.  5 pages, List 93.

HAMIL, William.  Two letters from sister Mrs LABY in Cork Ireland in 1907 re her failure to receive anything from his estate.  William, James and John left Ireland  c40 years ago.  He died in the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Northcote in 1905.  His cousin Michael MANGAN is criticized.  6 pages, List 15.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HAMILTON, Mr. of firm of Thurling & Hamilton, reported in 1896 that his 10 year old son had left their home in Mercer Rd., Malvern.  Asks police help in finding him, but also asks matter to be kept quiet.  Child found.  7 pages, List 32.

HAMILTON, Andrew, died at Sunbury in 1895.  A cousin, James Hamilton, publican of Yanco Creek NSW was asked to pay his burial expenses, and was another relative William ANDERSON of Romsey.  24 pages, List 28.

HAMILTON, Annie, 49 years, widow with 3 children, died suddenly at Collingwood in 1900.  2 pages, List 50.

HAMILTON, Arthur Edward, arrested in Melbourne in 1912, found insane and sent to asylum.  Also used the name GRIMSTON.  File covers attempt to get payment from family in Qld.  6 pages, List 101.

HAMILTON, Hannah, deserted by husband Peter M. in 1901.  Found.  4 pages, List 62.

HAMILTON, Irene Auguste Douglas, sought by mother E.A. Douglas Hamilton of Hobart Tasmania in 1905.  Was working as a housemaid in Melbourne to a Mrs. MARSDEN, but letters returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

HAMILTON, James.  Information sought by Mrs. J. SNUDDEN of Newtown NSW in 1899.  He arrived c1875, was at one time a schoolmaster, now in mining, aged about 56 years, used to be a great athlete.  A friend in gaol could be released if he could be found.  Police check many by that name but fail to find him.  33 pages, List 43.

HAMMERSLY, H., wrote from Bontherambo Hotel, Boorhaman via Wangaratta in 1896 re the lack of police presence in area.  Wangaratta police comment negatively on his character.  5 pages, List 35.

HAMPSON, Louie, 21 years, formerly living in Richmond, sought by mother, in WA,  in 1902.  Found.  6 pages, List 62,

HAMPTON TEA GARDENS.  Licensee Mrs. Alexandrina KRONHUBER.  1906 file re anonymous letters and complaint from WCTU re the running of a dancing saloon etc.  She was refused renewal of her license.  Constable Scammell defends her; his son worked there for awhile.  19 pages, List 34.

HAMRIN, Louis.  Found dead in bed in loding house in Lt. Bourke St. by porter Charles BAKER in 1898.  Suicide.  A Swede, with no relatives in the colony.  List of property found and sold to cover burial costs.  6 pages, List 18.

HAND, Barney, attacked by dog at St. Kilda in 1900; dog shot by police.  3 pages, List 51.

HANDLEY, Rose, Williamstown, wrote in 1907 re her half sister Lena HARRIS, who was in the C/E Mission Home, but has now left there.  Found.  4 pages, List 83.

HANDY, John, 23 years, deserted Mary STEWART in Qld in 1900; she gave birth afterwards to his child and in 1901, destitute, asks police to find him.  10 pages, List 52.

HANGAN, H., Rock Vale, Glenburn, wrote in 1916 r his brother Robert, who arrived from Lower Burma in 1915; his wife his written.  6 pages, List 77.

HANLEY, William Henry, c36 years, born Newcastle NSW, sought by sister Mrs. STANNER, Double Bay NSW in 1917; has heard he has enlisted.  7 pages, List 74.

HANNA, Henry C., State School No. 824 South Preston, reported on the ‘miserable dirty state’ of the children of David YOUNG in 1907; children were Violet 13, Annie 12, William 8, Alfred 6 and some younger.  The mother had died recently.  Very detailed report on situation.  7 pages, List 84.

HANNA, Stella, widow, housemaid at the Beehive Hotel, Richmond, was persuaded by David de JAUX to give him money in 1928 so they could marry and travel to Canada to meet his wealthy father.  Instead he absconded with the cash.  15 pages, List 59.

HANNAH, Edward Owen Patrick.  Incomplete file re his wife desertion in 1917 and request by wife’s solicitor in 1918 to locate him.  4 pages, List 73.

HANNAH, Robert, accidentally killed at Eastern Arcade in 1894, file includes sketch of scaffolding and verandah.  28 pages, List 24.

HANNAN, A. of Glanville, South Australia, asks police to find son John in 1906; last heard of at Mirboo.  Found.  5 pages, List 4.

HANNON, Thomas, deserted wife and 3 children at Kyneton in 1865.  Found in Brisbane, and sends money for the family to join him months later, but insufficient.  He was born in Glasgow, is 29 years, a labourer.  34 pages, List 35.

HANSEN, Mrs Margaret Ann, Adelaide, wrote in 1910 re daughter Mrs Edith SIMPSON, Carlton, suspected her husband would desert her again.  7 pages, List 98.

HANSON, M.A., Adelaide S.A., wrote in 1910 re the welfare of her daughter Mrs Albert William SIMPSON who has returned to her husband in Melbourne.  Found employed by R.A. COLENSO.  10 pages, List 94.

HANSEN, M.A., Port Pirie, S.A., wrote in 1912 asking if the newspaper report of the suicide of Neil Hansen is her husband Peder George Valdmer Hansen, not seen for many years.  No.  5 pages, List 102.

HARDBOTTLE, Walter.  Wife enquires in 1895 and 1897, incomplete file, her letters not extant.  He had brothers at Dollar near Foster.  12 pages, List 20.

HARDING, Robert Fitzmaurice, committed suicide in Melbourne in 1917; a doctor who formerly practised in Qld, captain in militia camp; details of background, burial and relatives in Dublin given.  18 pages, List 72.

HARDY, Inez, Vine Hotel Richmond, wrote in 1900 re her mother Mrs. Hardy, who went as cook to McMeikens at Mannus Station, Tumbarumba near Corryong.  8 pages, List 46.

HARDY, James.  Unknown male, c54 years, died Melbourne hospital, 1895, believed to be him.  Photo taken after death on file.  Believed to have been in Omeo gathering herbs, but unknown there.  8 pages, List 28.  See instructions re photographs.

HARGREAVES, Mary.  Number of letters form her in 1877, including a copy of a legal account from Everett BARDWELL who evidently acted on her behalf; she is apparently in Kew Lunatic Asylum and her husband is overseas.  8 pages, List 5.

HARLEY, P., Bunbury, Western Australia, wrote in 1904 re Arthur FISHER of Ballarat who fathered a child by an unnamed woman there.  Found.  6 pages, List 68.

HARMAN, Henry James, had not returned to Inebriates Home in 1911; found.  3 pages, List 98.

HARPER, Ida, sought her sister Jane in 1910; went to W.A. with a man named McGuire, and supposedly died there in 1906, but she has heard otherwise.  Police ascertain she died under another name.  11 pages, List 54.

HARRIS & CO., Elizabeth St., Melbourne.  Anonymous complaint in 1906 that they were displaying indecent postcards; 6 on file, report states non indecent.  9 pages including cards, List 82.

HARRIS, A.J., Crossover near Drouin.  Claim in 1897 that he ill-treated his sons James and John A. Harris, 15 and 13 years.  They had run away and were charged with being neglected.  Aunt Mrs. PEARSON confirms their claims.  5 pages, List 39.

HARRIS, Arthur Edwin, 34 years, employed by Alex MAIR & Co., coachbuilders, disappeared from his Footscray home in 1907.  Returned.  15 pages, List 89.

HARRIS, Mrs B., Adelaide, wrote in 1913 asking how her mother Mrs Susan KNOPP is; she is in Yarra Bend Asylum.  4 pages, List 107.

HARRIS, Hannah, widow, Morrisons, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1896; son Herbert went for Mrs. LEWIS to help; child died, no suspicious circumstances.  2 pages, List 30.

HARRIS, Harriet, wife of James and daughter of Margaret WILLIAMS, widow of Richmond, made allegations of a robbery at her home in Quarry Hill in 1891, but this was found to be false.  In 1896 her husband sued the railways after being injured in an accident.  Crown Solicitor asks background of the couple, and this is supplied.  25 pages, List 37.

HARRIS, James, deserted wife Edith and two children in Sydney in 1911 and came to Melbourne. Found.  5 pages, List 99.

HARRIS, John, storekeeper, Minyip, had his shop burgled and house set on fire in 1899.  9 pages, List 43.

HARRIS, John, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re jewellery that went missing while he was staying with relatives BOWBOTTOM at South Melbourne.  May Rowbottom subsequently see wearing a piece when with Jack NICHOLSON, labourer, and he and his sister Edith give evidence, but no charge eventuates.  14 pages, List 94.

HARRIS, Kitty, married woman, 40 years, East Brunswick, took poison and taken to hospital in 1916; is an alcoholic.  3 pages, List 79.

HARRIS, M.S., Buffalo, Hay River, Albany, West Australia, wrote in 1908 re mother Mrs K. LEESON of Garfield Gippsland, alleging mistreatment by siblings Mrs PEARSON and Phillip Leeson.  6 pages, List 86.

HARRISON, Annie, wife of Alfred, two children, renting from Misses Edith and Catherine REID in South Yarra. Took poison in 1914; she’d had several operations recently.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 110.

HARRISON, Doris, 7 yrs, Harold, 5 yrs and Edith, 8 yrs, were sent by the Catholic priest at Queenstown Tasmania to Nazareth House Ballarat.  File covers arrangements and family background.  19 pages, List 95.

HARRISON, Gertrude, Chilwell, Geelong, wrote in 1903 re her husband Herbert William, 34 years, who deserted her in 1900.  His father, William Thomas Harrison, is a builder in Elsternwick.  He is found interstate, has been injured.  19 pages, List 66.

HARRISON, Hugh, sought by Mrs. J. BUTLER of Goulburn in 1902.  She wished him to send money for his child’s medical bills.  Not found.  8 pages, List 12.

HARRISON, Walter, alias GINGER, alias WALSH.  Brisbane police ask if he is know in Victoria, is on trial there for conspiracy.  Physical description given, and a letter to his brother Jack SCOTT is on file.  Police state he is James W. SCOTT alias Richard Scott, and his brother is in business in Fitzroy.  12 pages, List 29.

HARRISON, William G.  Wife Mrs. M. wrote to police in 1904, asking them to trace him.  He was formerly assistant town clerk of Port Melbourne, and was believed to have gone to the Cape Colony, leaving her and their 3 children behind.  4 pages, List 14.

HARRY, John Dunstan. Married Ellen WARD nee STANDISH in 1871. Suspected bigamist.  List 1.

HART, Albert, left wife in Melbourne c1913; in 1916 she asks police to force him to pay maintenance.  Found interstate under name HARDY.  List 79.

HART, Emily Maud.  A servant, of Kensington, had an illegitimate child, Harry Douglas Hart, in 1898, claimed maintenance from father Alfred ROBERTS, a 22 year old Victorian, but he cleared off interstate and was not caught.  She subsequently married William Robert PYLE at Bacchus Marsh; he claims while he was drunk.  Complicated case regarding whether she had another child and what she had done with it.  13 pages, List 6.

HART, L.H., wrote on letterhead of Madame DEMARET, Flinders St., Melbourne in 1895 re plainclothes policeman who enquired for him.  Two letters.  5 pages, List 28.

HARTIGAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, Horsham, writes a strange letter to CCP in 1909; local police report husband John’s neglect ‘has caused her to become delusional’.  5 pages, List 53.

HARTLAND, Henry, died in Melbourne Hospital in 1913.  Roberts & Allport, solicitors, act for trustees.  Two daughters were in fact nieces.  19 pages, List 109.

HARTNETT, Patrick.  Information sought by niece Ellen BARBOUR nee HETHERINGTON, of Fremantle W.A. in 1901.  Last heard of in Ballarat; found.  6 pages, List 52.

HARVEY, Charles E., found wandering at Gordon in 1891 and committed to asylum.  5 pages, List 51.

HARVEY, Gertrude Mary, 4 years old in 1895, was sexually abused by WON POY HEM, who was gaoled for the offence.  File covers correspondence re medical expenses.  16 pages, List 28.

HARWOOD, Frank. Name used by murderer of A.T. PRESTON and possibly Lee WELLER in NSW in 1896. CHAPLIN possibly correct name. Photo on file.  List 1.

HASSAN, Thomas, Fitzroy, receives letter from P. NETLEY, boarder of Simpson St East Melbourne in 1895, advising that his daughter Mary Phoebe is very ill and needs help.  She died and father finds a 12 month child in the house and an assurance policy in the name of the child, Harold Walter PHILLIPS.  Asks police to find father, doubts they were married.  Police cannot find him.  21 pages, List 28.  CONNECTION FOUND.

HASTINGS, Charles, boarded at the Bushman’s Home, Spring St., Melbourne, manager Hans VOGER.  Taken ill and to hospital by Harry WALMAN where he died, 1900.  3 pages, List 48.

HASTINGS, Herbert Leonard.  Born Indianapolis USA in 1878; living in Victoria in 1917/18 and arousing suspicion under the Aliens Act.  17 pages, List 13.

HATELEY, Charles, accidentally killed at Timboon in 1898, sons Williamd and Edward with him at time.   Report on incident, no inquest.  5 pages, List 22.

HATTERS, H. Teacher, St. Leonard’s school. Pro German remarks investigated.  List 1.

HATTON, Francis.  Information sought on him in 1901, had been in Victorian police force, on behalf of Captain SYMONS of the Nile which was then in port.  Not found.  11 pages, List 49.

HATTON, Kate, wrote from Nth Sydney in 1905, has heard her husband George James Hatton, jeweller, has died; they have been separated for some years.  Confirmed.  6 pages, List 23.

HAUTMONT, Prof. Leo.  Someone, probably him, sent poster advertising his ladies French Safety Pills, brochure and postcard to fictitious people at Sutton’s Coffee Palace, Launceston.  Local police forward on with request charge him.  10 pages, List 36.

HAWKINS, Albert George, charged with carnal knowledge on Elsie May PAYNTER, 16 years, at Wyuna in 1908; she is his niece by marriage.  She subsequently has an abortion at Sefton Hospital, and Drs Charles Edward MARSDEN and Thomas HODGSON and Matron Edith COLLINSON are interviewed and deny it. 40 pages, List 87.

HAWKINS, Horace. Of Longwood South Australia. Writes re his brother in law Robert DAVIES who divorced wife in Victoria on grounds of desertion, but had paid her to go to South Africa. Subsequently married wealthy Bertha CAMPBELL, with whom he’d been living in South Australia; writer thinks he is exploiting her. 1906.  List 1.

HAWKINS, Robert Billson, charged with murdering his second wife Martha in 1902.  Had an affair and child with her sister Catherine RINALDI and suspected of getting rid of child.  Report on various costs etc.  Warning:  this is a very confronting file.  38 pages, List 61.

HAWKLET newspaper. Copies of December 1902 and July 1903 issues re indecent advertisements [probably for birth control].  List 1.

HAWTHORN.  Fire broke out in a paddock in 1905, damaging property of Alfred E. JOHNS and C. HULLATT.  Children David LEE, 12 years, Henry Lee 8 year, Reginald GIBBS 12 years and Charles ANDERSON, 9 years, implicated as they had been playing with matches.  Lee and Anderson charged.  11 pages, List 64.

HAY, Archibald of Melton, wrote in 1892 re the poor treatment he received from a local constable over the burial of a son.  4 pages, List 12

HAY, Mrs. Hubert Godfrey Gladstone Shaw of Paddington N.S.W. Wrote in 1918 re a letter to her husband from President Wilson of the United States, commending his scheme for the sinking of submarines. It was given to H.H. Champion of Melbourne for safekeeping, but has not been returned. 7 pages.  List 1.

HAYCOCK, Joseph, found interstate in 1903; wife had been looking for him previously.  3 pages, List 67.

HAYES, Herbert, charged with being a neglected child in 1898, stowed away 3 times from Sydney to Melbourne.  Mother in Woollomooloo contacted, will pay to have him returned home, so handed over to charity group to arrange return.  9 pages, List 23.

HAYES, Samuel.  Chief Commissioner Frederick STANDISH enquires about him in 1873.  He was found starving in the Eastern Market as a lad some years ago, and given a job in the Depot Hospital.  Now married.  1 page, List 31.

HAYES, W., 42 years,  accidentally killed at Williamstown in 1897.  E.L. Hayes of Capel, Western Australia asks if it is his brother; no.  6 pages, List 40.

HAYLETT, Grace, died at Williamstown after poisoning herself.  Aunt Mrs Mary ROBINSON, Mortdale, Illawarra Line, sought details; Grace was to be married.  Report states she was betrayed by seaman Frederick BUTLER.  A tragic tale.  13 pages, List 109.

HAYLOCK, Alice, lodging with Mr. and Mrs. HENSHAW at Carlton in 1917.  Police investigate an allegation that they are ill treating her.  She is the aunt of Colonel R.H. Owen and Colonel Percy T. Owen and her trustee is Fred BROUGHTON of Springwood NSW.  8 pages, List 70.

HAYNE, Richard Brewer, charged with embezzling money while a clerk in the Victorian railways in 1912; absconded.  Subsequently arrested interstate for another crime and after release from gaol there is returned to Melbourne.  A large file, covering 1912-1916.  List 107.

HAYNES, Ethel, Sydney, wrote in 1912 seeking her 23 year old brother Randolph.  Found.  5 pages, List 101.

HAYNES, John E., Newcastle NSW, wrote in 1906 seeking his wife and children Lottie (16) and George (14); they have been separated for some years.  Her brothers were Edgar and George WHORLOW.  Found.  7 pages, List 71.

HAYNES, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Robert J., a cook on the s.s. Marlo.  He had failed to support her and their children.  Not found.  9 pages, List 43.

HAYNES, M.A., Annadale Sydney, wrote in 1902 re her husband Robert James, who has taken  their two children, 14 and 10 years old, to Melbourne.  She is concerned for their welfare.  Found, he states she is not capable of looking after them.  6 pages, List 62.

HAYWARD, John. Photographer, Redfern NSW, married daughter of John ARNOLD 1880, and left for Melbourne, believed to have wife and children in St. Kilda. First wife says married Moama 1870. Photo; see instructions re copying of photographs.  List 1.

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HEAD, Rowland. Missing child, lost at Pakenham, 1894. Two photos.  List 1.  CONNECTION FOUND

HEAFEY, Patrick, 55 years, Coppin St., Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917; lives with siblings Catherine and Lawrence.  11 pages, List 75.

HEAGNEY, Michael John, deserted wife and 4 children at Numurkah in 1897.  In 1899 she asks police help to find him “I am of a respectable family and I am also a respectable woman.”  He has a cousin John at Clifton Hill and two aunts at Northcote.  Last heard of interstate.  List 25.

HEALEY, Evelyn, Maitland NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking details surrounding the death of her father Michael.  6 pages, List 109.

HEALEY, James, E. Brunswick, 46 years, husband of Elizabeth, attempted suicide in 1910. 9 pages, List 96.

HEALEY, Katherine, Ararat.  Background investigation requested in 1909 by Master in Lunacy re patient Thomas Lacey LAWSON.  Very complicated and detailed family history provided, showing marriages to him, John BONHAM and James Albert HEALY, and a relationship with William WERCHON.  Daughter Vera is married to Samuel TARDREW.  8 pages, List 91.

HEALEY, William wrote from Devonport Tasmania in 1902.  Has read of death of Charles Healey in Victoria, asks if this is his brother, not heard from in 4 years.  Police report it is another person.  4 pages, List 21.

HEALY, Daisy, Fitzroy, wrote to chief engineer of S.S. Dawn – McCONNARCHY, in 1917 asking him to help her get away from Australia.  She refers to past connection between them, ‘is not drinking now’ etc.  Officials in Apia Samoa intercept the letter.  5 pages, List 75.

HEALY, Mrs H., patient Newington Asylum NSW, wrote in 1910 claiming that Montague SMITH and his wife of Beechworth are defrauding her.  Local police report pair died many years ago.  NSW police interview her and conclude she is delusional; was from Beechworth.  6 pages, List 93.

HEALY, Richard, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force. 1 page, List 55.

HEARD, Frederick T.  Wife Fanny writes asking police to investigate whether Frederick BOYS/BOYES who shot himself at the Alligator Creek Qld in 1897 is her husband; police confirm.  16 pages, List 6.

HEDE FAMILY.  Anonymous letter re this family, living in Melton in 1919.  6 pages, List 3.

HEDGES, Benjamin. Reported missing by brother Harold of Oakleigh in 1917. Is 14 years old and an accomplished violinist. Found. Photo; see instructions re copying of photographs.  List 1.

HEDLEY, Jane, Jumbunna.  Two anonymous letters in 1917 allege she is pregnant to Herman SANDMANN and already has an illegitimate child.  Detailed report. 5 pages, List 70.

HEFFERNAN, Fred, Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1912.  He arrived 3 months ago with his cousin Charles NUNN, and believes he has been murdered in Melbourne.  Confirmed.  9 pages, List 102.

HEFFERNAN, Margaret. Charged with infanticide; report on her background, 1900.  Incomplete file, 10 pages.  List 1.

HEFFERNAN, Michael.  Accidentally killed at Sunbury in 1876; letter from brother William seeking property.  14 pages, List 6.

HEGARTY, Lily May, arrested as a prostitute in 1908 and admitted to Abbotsford Convent.  Letter from parent J.F., Paddington who will take her home.  6 pages, List 86.

HEGARTY’S BATHS, St Kilda.  Fire at in 1906; owner Thomas H. GWILLIAM of Croydon, lessee Thomas KENNY, caretaker John CUMMINGS.  Report on false newspaper claim.  16 pages, List 82.

HEHIR, Catherine.  Formerly of Cunninghame, but moved to Bairnsdale in 1908 and ran a shop.  File re being robbed; Mrs. Isabel THORBURN complains to police re being suspected of the robbery, and gives her background of respectability.  9 pages, 4 very faint.  List 4.

HEIN, Joachim, information sought by German Consul, Melbourne, in 1900.  11 pages, List 48.

HEININGER, Cyril I. Patrick, 17 years, sought by mother Mrs. J., Woonona, South Coast NSW, in 1916.  She fears he has gone to Melbourne to enlist.  Not found.  7 pages, List 79.

HEINNEN, Mary Amelia. Daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth nee CASTLEMAN, born 1878. Gave birth to an illegitimate child in 1894 while living at Dunolly with James SMITH, who is charged with carnal knowledge, but eventually married her to prevent court case. 14 pages.  List 1.

HEINRICH, Corrie. Took out warrant for Albert ALLINGHAM alias COLLINS alias Henry WORT, for child desertion 1928. She has four children to him.  List 1.

HELLER, Sigismund Robert, married Kate Agnes JORDAN in 1878, then Annie BLISS in 1895.  Then went to Goulburn and married Amy DOUGLAS c1896.  Amy writes from Newtown Sydney in 1898, found out he was married and had 8 children living in Richmond.  He has now left her with a child and no income.  Reports on his activities.  26 pages, List 22.

HENDERSON, Albert, grocery assistant, charged with embezzlement on employer William MUIR, grocer, Prahran, in 1908.  He was c18 years.  Not found.  Photo and 5 pages, List 92.

HENDERSON, Alice, left Adelaide c1899 with Mrs. C.N. ELLIOTT and went to Fitzroy.  Sister Lizzie HOWARD, Angaston, South Australia, sought her in 1903.  Elliott located as housekeeper to Mr. HUNT who kept a dairy, but Alice not found.  10 pages, List 46.

HENDERSON, Daniel (‘Africanus’).  In 1902 information about him was sought by Captain WALLINGTON and a report compiled.  He married a widow FLOYD, who had two sons, and was deceased.  Quite good detail about him given.  The original letter is not on file.  List 63.

HENDERSON, Captain David, real name Digby Sheldon HEPWORTH, committed suicide in Melbourne in  1910.  George FRENCH wrote from New Cross London England asking details of the case, he was a friend.  File includes list of possessions etc.  30 pages, List 54.

HENDERSON, James. Described as ‘an aged miner’ he died at Wentworth River in 1900. Dargo police had to arrange burial, contact relatives etc. His sister was Mrs. HALDAN of Burnley.  List 1.

HENDERSON, Joe H.  Accountant, Boulder Council, W.A., wrote in 1917 re his wife Elva who left three of their children with him in 1916, and was believed to be in Melbourne.  Her father was Rev. R.J. DADDOW of Adelaide.  6 pages, List 3.

HENDERSON, Mrs S.J., Chelsea.  Her husband deserted her 17 years ago, she believed him dead but has now been seen by her son, so she asks police to get him to pay maintenance. She is ill, her ‘nerves are all shattered.’ 4 pages, List 103.

HENDERSON, Sarah Jane, deserted by husband James in 1896, and took out a warrant.  In 1912 she found out where he was living and asked police to apprehend him, but they were slow to do so.  Eventually arrested in Northcote and taken before magistrate, but he ruled warrant was too old and discharged him.  10 pages, List  33.

HENDRY, Anthony T., Woollahra NSW, wrote in 1911 re Frank SWOBODA, known as GORDON, 21 years, a native of Vienna; his mother is anxious for him to return home.  Not found.  9 pages, List 96.

HENDRY, James. His body found at Rochester in 1882, but his real name was HENLEY. He was born London, c60 years old, and single. His brother Robert predeceased him. 8 pages, List 2.

HENDY, William, 18 years and Arthur, 27 years, sought by parent M. in Carlton in 1900.  They had gone to Tasmania for work; found.  7 pages, List 43.

HENKEL, James, left wife Beatrice and four children destitute in South Melbourne in 1913.  Found.  4 pages, List 108.

HENLEY, Ettie.  Parents complain in 1913 that she is being illtreated by her husband Cyril HEWITT, who is forcing her into prostitution.  Detailed and unflattering report on both her parents, who live separately, and herself, and small photo of Cyril.  14 pages, List 109.

HENLEY, Vera Grace, 3 years old, died suddenly at Prahran 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

HENNESSY, James.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1894; hadn’t heard from his daughter Mrs. J.H. MADDEN of North Melbourne for some time and worried about her.  Found.  4 pages, List 3.

HENNESSY, Leslie, groom, widower, attempted suicide in the Yarra river in 1913; rescued by Valentine TOMPKINS and taken to hospital.  Hennessy’s younger children were in an orphanage.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 107.

HENRY, Mrs. Catherine, Warrnambool, printed a brochure headed ‘ARDLIE-CAREW WILL CASE’ in 1910, in which she made accusations about the death in 1903 of Patrick Carew and illegal activities by Dick and William Ardlie.  3 pages, List 54.

HENRY, James, 60 years, hairdresser; information sought by wife Annie, Fremantle, WA, in 1905.  8 pages, List 69.

HENRY, James, Wrightville near Cobar NSW, wrote in 1910 re grand-uncle Alexander Henry of Newry Gippsland; his letters remain unanswered.  Found.  2 pages, List 94.

HENRY, Nellie, Carlton wrote in 1918 re Constable Richmond Armstrong HOPE of Footscray, who is in arrears of maintenance for their child Marjorie Isobel Henry.  He details circumstances that have caused this.  4 pages, List 81.

HENRY, Nellie, Carlton, thanked Chief Commissioner of Police in 1919 for kindness; she was pregnant to Constable R.A. HOPE.  4 pages, List 111.

HENSCHE, Delia, Glanville, South Australia, wrote in 1912 re her husband J., who was working at Cliveden Mansions in Melbourne, and hadn’t seen maintenance for some months.  6 pages, List 103.

HENSLEY, Thomas, lost at Woodend in 1867; 3 years old.  File contains details of unsuccessful search.  7 pages, List 35.

HENWOOD, Horace Rupert, embezzled a large amount of money from W. CROSBY & Co. in 1917 and fled to the USA with Ethel W. BAIRD, leaving behind a fiancée Myrtle AISBETT, teacher, Ballarat.  He was a returned soldier.  This is a large file, list 72.

HEPBURN, Mary.  Information sought by Secretary of the Royal Commission of the Patriotic Fund, London, in 1896. She has not answered letters.  Found living with her son William.  6 pages, List 37.

HEPPELL, Ann, arrested as a lunatic on board the Suffolk at Queenscliff in 1872.  File re property.  8 pages, List 31.

HEPWORTH, Margaret. Large file re her claim of forced marriage to AH HIM, (she 18 years, he 60 years) in 1885 by her mother Mrs. CONDY. Her sister [Mary] Ann was married to HUNG CHOE.  List 1.

HERBEN, Lily Florence, illegitimate child died at home of R.W. COON, Stawell West in 1910  and buried in a pauper’s grave.  Mother interviewed costs, claimed Sidney OLDHAM of Ararat was the father.  5 pages, List 92.

HERBERT, William Henry of Carlton.  Applied to join police force in 1898, but was rejected because of a varicose vein.  Encloses doctor’s certificate in an attempt to have the decision changed.  3 pages, List 3.

HERKES, R.N., wrote from Yannathan, Gippsland in 1906, re neighbour lighting fires which burnt his property.  Evidence given from William KELLY, Rowland HERKES, Vilma WILDES, Roy ADDISON, Harry WILDES.  11 pages, List 27.

HERMAN, Charles William, deserted wife Ellen and 3 children at Alexandra in 1892.  In 1894 she asks police to again look for him.  Dismissive report on character of both.  9 pages, List 41.

HERON, M.J., Albert Park, wrote in 1916 to advise that her son K.G.J., formerly in the force, now in the A.I.F., has been promoted.  1 page, List 79.

HERRIN, John, sought by Hannah KELLY, West Perth, his sister in law.  He is c57 years, worked in a timber yard for many yeasr, his brother in law George LEVERSHA has a stall in the Victoria market.  Found.  6 pages, List 79.

HERRMANN, Mrs J., Rangari Station Kelvin via Gunnedah NSW, wrote in 1908 re her son Sydney George, 22 years, taken to Melbourne by his aunt Mrs COLE, who is her sister, and using name ROBERTS.  She has heard that he wants to return home.  Interviewed, he refutes his.  6 pages, List 85.

HERTZ, Leslie.  Only son of Caroline, widow of a Dane, in Melbourne.  Went missing, aged 22 yrs.  Found, 1919.  3 pages, List 4.

HESELTINE, S.R.  Adelaide Racing Club, wrote in 1915 re his son Dr George Verner Heseltine, who left for the U.S. in 1912 and cabled his brother for money in 1913, but not heard from since.  The father discovered that his son married in England in 1897 and deserted his wife there; he has been paying the maintenance; believes his son is at St Paul’s Minnesota with Jessie O’BRIEN.  7 pages, List 80.

HESLOP, Robert and John, leather merchants, Preston, took over the Cape Paterson run in 1895, in the name of their clerk John H. BURGESS, and placed Thomas MARTYN in charge.  File re allegations of sheep stealing by them, including complaints from John St. CLAIR, manager of Greaves farm at Keriak and J. RIDGWAY.  39 pages, List 35.

HESKETH, Moore, teacher at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum; accused of indecent assault on inmates and former inmates in 1881 and dismissed.  Evidence taken from David PIPER, 24 years, teacher; David LAWSON, Thomas ASHLEY, Alex WILSON, 26 years, Clarence Tudor N. TURNBULL, 23 years.  Note: this is a somewhat confronting file.  24 pages, List 58.

HESPERIDES arrived at Williamstown in 1895.  Captain WAWN had crewmen Herbert SCHULTZ, Walter FUERST, Adolph FURCH, Charles JOHN, Alexander PUTTNING charged with stealing goods.  They planned to blow up the ship but plans reported.  Evidence given by James BLACK, Carl FLODIN, Hans LIND, Neils KROGH.  His son Charles Ernest Wawn also on board.  11 pages, List 29.

HEWITT, C., butcher, North Brighton; in 1897 asks details of death 8-9 years ago of Bill Williams or Hewitt, carrier, c50 years, believed to be working on Tolarno Station, but died at Wilcannia.  He believes it may be his brother William, not seen for 40 years.  23 pages, List 40.

HEWITT, Henry David.  Deserted wife Mary Ann nee CALLOW in 1887; born Castlemaine, engine driver.  She took him to court, but maintenance never paid.  In 1898 she writes to police, has heard he is at Walhalla.  Police report he is there, married to a Miss VAUX and has 5 children to her.  Copy of first marriage certificate on file; Callow was born Launceston Tasmania and 16 when married.  Both wives are informed of the bigamous marriage but decline to act.  19 pages, List 21.

HEYNE. F.  Writes from Northcote in 1906; he was knocked off his bike and injured on Point Nepean Rd near Cheltenham by a motor car.  10 pages, List 4.

HEYWARD, George Henry, wrote from Rookwood Asylum in 1904, asking police to find his wife as he expected to be discharged shortly.  They were from Korumburra; he left there to look for work in New South Wales.  9 pages, List 64.

HIBBERT, Edith, Richmond, wrote in 1904 re her husband Thomas, bricklayer, 44 years, went to work in Numurkah and hasn’t been heard from.  She is destitute and about to give birth.  Not found.  18 pages, List 68.

HICKEY, P.J., 30 years, commercial traveller, Irish.  Warrant issued in Brisbane in 1907 for theft.  Poor quality photo on file.  1 page, List 83.

HICKEY, William, 26 years, painter, sought by brother Christopher, painter, Melbourne, in 1895; last heard of in 1888.  Mother has previously enquired for her husband and their father James B. Hickey, who had died in 1892.  10 pages, List 36.

HICKLETON, Sarah E., daughter of Robert J., Wallacedale, pestered by Douglas SUTTON of Condah in 1917.  Her father asks local constable for help, but he assaults Sutton who then charges with offence.  Detailed file.  18 pages, List 74.

HICKLING, Maud H. c37 years and brother Money George c35 years sought by Mrs. Jane BARRY of Napier New Zealand, on behalf of their mother in 1907.  The father Charles Maddock Hickling died in Cooktown Qld in 1878.  He had remarried and had 4 children by his 2nd wife.  After his death the widow married a Mr. DAVEY.  The mother had tried previously to find them in 1898.  14 pages, List 22.

HICKMAN, John.  Wife wrote from West Melbourne in 1895; he went to Bunbury WA, leaving her with 4 children.  Found.  6 pages, List 28.

HICKS, Tom of Bulumwaal, returned soldier.  Anonymous complaint in 1938 to Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, claiming he is ill treating his children Elsie, William, Alice, George, Mark.  The mother has deserted.  3 pages, List 2.

HIDGCOCK, Charles, auctioneer, Hay NSW, wrote in 1899.  A Sydney paper reported the death of James GORMAN in Melbourne, 35 years.  Asks if it is the brother of a friend of his, whose real name was James GORMLY.  Police state correct name was O’GORMAN, 45 years, from Limerick, parents in Richmond, and his wife and 2 children were unprovided for.  She subsequently went to gaol and the children were placed in care.  11 pages, List 42.

HIGGINS, Ada, 15 years, living at Balaclava.  Swallowed Lysol at Richmond in 1912 and taken to doctors, where she recovered.  Police decide not to charge her with attempted suicide.  7 pages, List 33.

HIGGINS, Henry, Her Majesty’s Hotel, Swanston St., Melbourne, complains in 1909 of youth ‘Ike’ who is pestering him and his customers; 2 letters and report.  5 pages, List 53.

HIGGINS, Herbert Fritz William, 33 years, deserted wife Olive Margaret and 3 children at Footscray in 1912.  Mother is in Tasmania.  8 pages, List 102.

HIGGINS, James.  Died at Rosedale in 1866, destitute.  File re police burial.  5 pages, List 6.

HIGGINS, Samuel, old age pensioner, died at Sale hospital in 1902 after coming from Walhalla.  File re burial costs etc. 8 pages, List 62.

HIGHLEY, George Henry.  Sought by brother Herbert in 1896; he left Jumbunna in 1895, 36 years, native of Bedford, had been in New Zealand, 18 pages, List 14.

HILL, Cecilia Wyndham. Investigation into complaint by her of lost property, 1909.  List 1.

HILL, E. Mc. S., Bega NSW, wrote in 1903 seeking details of the service of late Inspector Henry Hill; was researching family history.  Henry’s widow also wrote.  6 pages, List 67.

HILL, Elizabeth, died in Ballarat Hospital in 1900, after suffering a miscarriage.  She was employed by Henry MITCHELL, a teacher, as was Eliza ARCHIE.  Dr. Herbert Appleton PALMER criticized for his treatment of her, while Jonas HILL admitted he had been intimate with her.  Crown Solicitor’s opinion sought on charges.  Large file, including inquest deposition.  List 43.

HILL, George Felix A. South Australian Children’s Department write in 1899; he has been recently released from Victorian prison after serving six months for bigamy. His wife and children there need financial help. Found living with Constance M.E. LAING.  List 1.

HILL, Isabella and William, adopted John HARDING and subsequently Henry W. COOPER, both of whom died.  In 1914 an anonymous letter makes claims against them; report clears them.  5 pages, List 110.

HILL, Joseph A., Lubeck near Murtoa, wrote in 1911 re Mick O’BRIEN who has been threatening women in the district; arrested.  4 pages, List 99.

HILL, Olive, 5 years, indecently assaulted by unknown male in Carlton in 1928.  Mrs. Mary Colin FRASER and Mrs. Penelope GULLETT offer a reward for information.  Kenneth COSTELLOE, 16 years, interviewed, but is not the offender.  7 pages, List 60.

HILL, William.  Left Newcastle for Melbourne c1897, with another young man named CHAMBERS.  His mother wrote from Merewether NSW in 1899, concerned about him; he was 21 years old.  Not found.  7 pages, List 42.

HILLAS, Fleming.  Information sought by his brother, a doctor in Melbourne in 1882.  He had heard of his death interstate, but no trace found.  In 1868 he had a child with Annie EDWARDS,  a farmer’s daughter, Plenty Road, whose father had threatened him.  5 pages, incomplete file.  List 57.

HILTON, Mrs. Edward, formerly Maria POOLE, wrote from Orange, New Jersey, USA in 1896 asking for address of company she bought shares in in 1866 and has never received a dividend.  She left Australia in that year.  2 pages, List 31.

HINCH, John Edward, owes money to his wife at Bourke for her maintenance in 1901; formerly in business at Gundagai under the name CLYNE.  Not found.  8 pages, List 52.

HINDSON, Richard, Moulamein NSW, requests information in 1910 on his son Richard who has broken the law; blames alcohol.  Detailed report provided.  11 pages, List 94.

HINES, Mrs. V., Fitzroy, lodging house keeper, asks police to find Clarence FORTH who borrowed money from her in 1917.  4 pages, List 73.

HINRICHS, John Edward.  Deserted wife Christina and two children at Fitzroy c1897, and went to Perth, Western Australia.  In 1900 she asks police to find him as he’s not paying maintenance.  They report that in 1898 he was living with a woman, and that he claims his wife is a prostitute.  They are doubtful that he will send money for his children as he claims he will.  9 pages, List 44.

HINTON, Fanny, 30 Vine Street Windsor; file on her place being a well known brothel in 1913; Emily FAIRBAIRN took poison there in 1912.  6 pages, List 107.

HIRST, Frank, deserted wife Ethel and three children, at Cranbourne in 1912; He is a labourer, 40 years.  Not found.  15 pages, List 104.

HIRT, , J.F., bootmaker, in 1909 seeks details of his illegitimate son Felix Frederick McCALL, not seen  for 20 years.  Mother of child is Mrs Ellen McCall nee FACEY.  16 pages, List 87.

HISHON, Cornelius and Sarah, lived in Williamstown and involved in nasty divorce case in 1904.  This is a very large file and covers alleged perjury of Sarah and some others.  List 64.

HITCHCOCK, Miss E.M., wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1900 re Frank PASSERINI who has deserted her and their child; believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  20 pages, List 47.

HITCHINS, Florence May, in 1913 claimed that Vivian BENJAMIN, manufacturer, Flinders Street, was the father of her child; retracted and stated that the father is Harry REID, a clerk.  18 pages, List 108.

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HOAD, Dorothy, 8 years, daughter of Colonel Hoad, died accidently 1900.  1 page, List 48.

HOBAN, John Joseph, did not register son Reginald, born 1911, until 1912; police suspect he is trying to avoid vaccination, will be taken to court.  7 pages, List 105.

HOBAN, T., of Broadford.  Writes in 1898, asking if he is to be employed by department; have lost their baby there.  Has a job offer in Qld, but will stay if likelihood of work.  2 pages, List 16.

HOBBA, R., Bowenvale, compalains of Constable GARRETT paying attention to his wife in 1898.  2 pages, List 16.

HOBBS, Mrs. Alfred, Noradjuha, wrote in 1906.  Her sister Susan BRENNAN, 18 years, gave to birth an illegitimate child in 1905 at Bolwarrah, wants matter kept quiet, but local constable is asking questions.  6 pages, List 82.

HOBBS, George, 30 years, coach driver, deserted wife Mary Eliza at Redfern NSW in 1912, after ill-treating her and getting another woman pregnant.  Not found.  Very small photo on file.  14 pages, List 33.  See instructions re copying photographs.

HOBBS, Mary Elizabeth, Redfern, NSW, deserted by wife George in 1910, is destitute.  6 pages, List 96.

HOBSON, John, sought by mother Mabel, North Melbourne, in 1907.  He was 30 years, a labourer, had been in NSW.  Found.  6 pages, List 84.

HOCKENS, Mrs. Alice, took poison at Carlton Club Hotel in 1917 where she was employed.  Recovered, no prosecution.  5 pages, List 72.

HOCKING, Arthur James, miner, last heard of at Rutherglen; sought in 1912 by sister Mrs L. BOELTHER, Perth.  Found.  6 pages, List 102.

HODGES, Elizabeth Ann, sought by mother who lives near Epsom in Bendigo district in 1896.  She left her illegitimate child with her mother two years ago, last heard from in NSW.  Found.  10 pages, List 38.

HODGSON, Cecil, sought by Chief Commissioner of Police in 1906.  He was formerly an accountant and mining speculator, c40 years, divorced.  Brother E.H., bank manager, mother Mrs. CUMBERLAND and ex wife interviewed.  Latter’s brother John GLADSTONE saw him recently.  10 pages and small photo, List 31.

HODGSON, Ralph Victor, died in a Melbourne hospital and buried as a pauper.  Sisters Haidee and Ethel in Ballarat complain about not being informed of event etc.  13 pages, List 73.

HOFFMAN, Frederick, ganger on NSW railways, wanted for child maintenance at Beechworth in 1915; arrested and returned.  Photo on file.  25 pages, List 81.

HOFFMAN, Mrs M., Albert Park, complained several times in 1909 that son in law Captain Neil FORRES was not supporting his two children who are living with her. Found.  16 pages, List 88.

HOGAN, Alice. Gave birth to illegitimate male child in Melbourne 1873, under age. Father Michael a printer in Fitzroy, mother Alice. Claimed Constable Bartholomew O’CONNOR father of child; acquitted.  List 1.

HOGAN, Anne.  Master in Lunacy asks for details of her background in 1869.  Was admitted to asylum in 1866, sister married Laurence BAGNELL, of Duck Ponds but has died.  Parents were from Co. Tipperary.  4 pages, List 4.

HOGAN, Nellie.  Anonymous letter from Castlemaine in 1900 alleges she runs a brothel and sells sly grog in Chinese Camp.  Report states she is living with LANG FONG and the writer is Lizzie LAMONT who lives with AH LUM and is not on good terms with her.  Emily WELDON is also there.  9 pages, List 47.

HOGAN, Peter, 35 years, single, labourer, father James at Warburton, attempted suicide at the premises of John CALWELL, Latrobe Street Melbourne in 1913.  C.H. MIDDLETON of Carlton wrote praising police action in dealing with him.  8 pages, List 106.

HOGAN, Reginald, South Melbourne, in 1913 asked why his son Reggie was still being held in the Fairfield Hospital, had been there several months.  4 pages, List 109.

HOGAN, William, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  10 pages, List 55.

HOHNEN, Mrs. Harriet, Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her husband Charles Sydney, motor driver, who left in 1913; she has a warrant out for him.  Found to have enlisted under name Frederick Sydney THORNTON.  5 pages, List 74.

HOKIN, Mrs. Anne, deserted by her husband George.  Ernest R. ABIGAIL, solicitor, Sydney, wrote in 1905, she is seeking divorce.  George was believed to be in Richmond under the name of John GRAY and living with a woman and child.  A letter from her uncle W. TODD is also on the file.  9 pages, List 64.

HOKIN, Ruth, sought by solicitors in Sydney, acting for her husband John James Hokin.  She left him several years ago, believed to be in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 52.

HOLDER, Elizabeth, Braidwood, NSW, asked in 1910 if her husband Charles has been killed in Melbourne recently, hasn’t heard from him for 14 years.  6 pages, List 92.

HOLDER, William, St Kilda, reports burglary and wounding of nephew Robert Stanley JAMES, in 1912.  Police doubt report, and James confuses he invented story.  13 pages, List 103.

HOLDER, William, Beach Port, South Australia, asked police help in 1916 to find his wife and 3 children, living with Walter DRAIN, returned soldier; found, she refused to return because of illtreatment.  15 pages, List 78.

HOLDING, Robert, embezzled funds of Cohuna Irrigation and Water Supply Trust, of which he was secretary, in 1895.  Large file re prosecution of him.  List 26.

HOLGATE, Allan, 5 year old son of E., Bunyip, wandered away from home in 1913; traders called in and found.  Report on his mental state, and belief of local police that he should be committed to an asylum.  10 pages, list 108.

HOLLAND, E. Brighton Le Sands, Sydney, wrote in 1918 seeking Margaret HORNE.  Sydney police report author of letter was her illegitimate son Ronald Horne, a returned soldier, who was trying to find his mother.  Information about her is suppressed.  5 pages, List 73.

HOLLAND, Edward. Arrested for murder of two year old Fred GEACH in 1901; his background given. 10 pages, List 2.

HOLLAND, Mrs. Ellen, South Yarra, sudden death of, while on a visit from Kyabram, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

HOLLAND, Emma, found destitute and ill in house in Carlton in 1899 and eventually placed in Benevolent Home even tho c30 years old.  Her husband was interstate.  Her sister Mrs. George GUY of Fingal Tasmania arranged for her to go there.  32 pages, List 42.

HOLLAND, Mary, Merino. wrote in 1910 re telegram she received in 1909 stating that her husband john had died in W.A., has heard nothing since.  He was a labourer, 55 years, went to W.A. in 1904.  Confirmation given that he died at Claremont, a pauper.  7 pages, List 97.

HOLLAND, Sarah of Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1901 re Edward Holland being arrested for murder of Fred Geach.  Her missing husband’s name was Edward; had spent some time in a lunatic asylum, was a compositor, English and 53yrs old.   Asks if this is the same person – no.  Details of other Edward Holland given.  6 pages, List 4.

HOLLAND, Walker Massie, sought by wife Mrs A., Adelaide, in 1914; he was 24 years old, and left for Melbourne after a drinking bout.  5 pages, List 111.

HOLLINGSWORTH, Hugh and Allan.  Arrested in Sydney for fraud on National Australia Bank in Melbourne, 1913.  They were 21 and 22yrs.  File includes following names:  Gustavius BECHLEY, Thomas Easton SELL, Harold MATES, Alex. Lockwell MUNRO, James Shiel O’CONNOR, William Gill SEWELL, William Henry GRAYCOX.  Barmaid HAMILTON travelled with them, first name not given.  105 pages, including photo of each.  List 8.

HOLMES, Mrs., East Brunswick, wrote a series of letters in 1913 complaining of police, medical men, her husband John etc.  She keeps a a small greengrocer’s business.  Daughter Ms CANT confirms she suffers from delusions.  Husband and stepdaughter are interstate.
61 pages, List 109.

HOLMES, – Mrs, Northcote, wrote two letters alleging ill-treatment by local police and neighbours KNEEBONE and TAYLOR (ex Mayor of Northcote) in 1911.  Report states she married James CAMPBELL then John Holmes ‘a scoundrel’.  11 pages, List 100.

HOLMAN, Elizabeth Jane, suicided at Richmond in 1900.  Found by son Joseph, living apart from husband Thomas.  3 pages, List 48.

HOLMES, Andrew, Parramatta NSW wrote in 1908 seeking James POLLOCK who had come on the same ship as him many years ago.  He was last heard of in 1866 when in the police force at Stringy Creek.  Found.  4 pages, List 85.

HOLMES, Mrs E.R., Elsternwick, wrote in 1909 re brother William Herbert THICKINS/THICKENS, last heard of at Tamworth.  28 years, labourer, fond of drink.  Found.  8 pages, List 90.

HOLMES, Francis Robert Stanley, deserted wife Elsie in Brisbane in 1913; believed with his mother Mrs Fred TAYLOR, Carlton.  5 pages, List 108.

HOLMES, Henry J., employed on farm near Rutherglen, sought by father William N. Holmes of Leichardt Sydney in 1901.  He was 23 years and ‘not of strong intelect’.  Not found.  13 pages, List 51.

HOLT, Herbert, sought by wife Blanche, Mildura, in 1913.  He was born Timor Victoria, c25 years.  Has not paid court ordered maintenance.  3 pages, List 106.

HOLT, William Edward, born Adelaide, c30 years, deserted wife Annie and 4 children at Castlemaine in 1895.  Posed as a single man using the name WILLIAMS and while at Launceston Tasmania formed a relationship with May McNEAR.  She discovers truth and writes letter.  10 pages, List 36.

HOMELESS WOMEN, Melbourne.  Report on, 1886; no names are given.  List 18.

HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL LADIES ASSOCIATION. Report and balance sheet 1905 and letter by secretary Clara BENJAMIN.  List 1.

HOOD, Margaret, St. Kilda, asks police to trace her daughter Louisa, born Hobart, left home 11 years ago, who wrote recently, but hasn’t been heard from since.  Not found.  9 pages, List 41.

HOOF, Bert. Accidentally drowned in Yarra River. Police find he was the illegitimate child of Eliza Geraldine PICKERING, who was herself the adopted daughter of Mrs. Hoof, who kept the Cumberland Arms Hotel, Sydney Road Brunswick. Bert was born Albert Pickering in 1879, and adopted by Mrs. Hoof. Florence Pickering, sister of Eliza also lived with Mrs. Hoof, but was overseas at the time of Bert’s death.

HOOKE, George. Bigamist. Married Elizabeth MARTIN in Ireland, left her in 1888, married Annie ELVIS, Melbourne, 1895.  List 1.

HOOKE, Thomas, Fitzroy, wrote in 1879 re his wife Cecilia nee COX.  She left him and their 5 children over 2 years ago; he received a letter from her from St Arnaud stating she was using the name Grace FORRESTER.  Report on.  8 pages, List 76.

HOOKER, William, deserted his wife at Marrickville Sydney c1906.  In 1913 she asked police to find him; he was a gas engineer.  Not found.  8  pages, List 93.

HOOPER, Charles, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1911; married, had left wife and was living with Florence WARRY.  Sister Rose TURNBULL.  8 pages, List 99.

HOOPER, James, c80 years old, collapsed and died in grounds of Adelaide Steamship Co., in Geelong in 1899.  Reported by Alfred FREEMAN, Henry POWELL was paid to cart him to morgue.  His children lived in Melbourne area.  2 pages, List 41.

HOOWORTH, Henry, Sydney, wrote in 1908 re his father Enoch, carpenter.  Found to have died.  6 pages, List 86. CONNECTION FOUND.

HOPE, C.A.  Newtown, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking information on Harry JUSTIN of South Yarra.  He was in South Africa, may be living with daughter of his landlady.  4 pages, List 67.

HOPE, Mrs. Caroline, 42 years, milliner, formerly of Ozone Coffee Palace Geelong, died in Beechworth Asylum in 1907.  Husband Thomas sought in order to pay burial costs; found.  8 pages, List 83.

HOPE, Mrs. Lily H., wrote from Berwick in 1900, complaining of Border Hotel there; she alleges after hours trading.  Her husband is addicted and making life miserable for the family.  Local police say licensee Mrs. BAIN manages the hotel well.  8 pages, List 47.

HOPKINS, Thomas John Yardley Feltham, sought by wife in Exeter, Semaphore, South Australia in 1901.  She had not seen him for 12 years, and had heard he had been gaoled.  Not found.  14 pages, List 52.

HORBERRY, Walter Ernest, Berrigan, tailor, wrote in 1910; his wife has left him with a man, J. BROWN, from Ballarat.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

HORBERRY, W.E., Berrigan, tailor, wrote in 1913 re former employee C. CLARKE, who has not returned from leave.  His daughter Mrs BARRIE, South Melbourne, is contacted.  6 pages, List 106.

HORE, Mary Josephine. Born 1918, mother Rose Mary Hore, born Albury NSW, 27 years. Father Bert McLAREN. Child given to Mrs. Esther BOWEY for adoption. Rose Mary takes poison, depressed over giving baby away.  List 1.

HORGAN, Matthew, Waverley, NSW, wrote in 1916 re his wife Pearl Mary nee HEARLE, who left for a holiday in 1914 and never returned.  Believes he is living in Melbourne with a bootmaker named W. MORGAN.  Not found.  7 pages, List 77.

HORN, Herman.  Wanted for fraudulent insolvency on Edward William SMAIL.  He was a German Jew, 36-40yrs of age, believed to have gone interstate or overseas.  Large cardboard backed photograph on file. 31 pages, List 4.

HORNBLOWER, Sophia.  Wrote in 1904, asking for the papers found on her deceased brother Joseph MARSHALL to be given to her.  Incomplete file, 1 page, List 4.

HORN, John  Wrote from Queenstown near Port Adelaide Sth Australia in 1888.  Has seen a newspaper cutting referring to death of James HORN in Melbourne, and asks if it is his brother who left home c15 yrs ago and hasn’t been heard of.  Police find deceased was son of James Horn of Glasgow Scotland and not his bother.  6 pages, List 5.

HORNER, Mrs. William nee Lydia Archena MARTIN.  Wrote from Surprise Creek, Winton, Qld., in 1902, asking police to trace relatives, and encloses a list.  Those named were uncles Harry Starkest and James Artemas Martin, brothers of her father Joel Archibald Martin, who died in Toowoomba c1876; their sister Archena, and their parents Edward Norman Harry Starkers and Archena Martin.  Not found.  8 pages, List 21.

HORNSEY, Thomas, wanted in 1912 for failure to pay outstanding maintenance order at Geelong West for 3 illegitimate children by Kate Murphy; 40 years, works on wharves.  8 pages, List  33.

HORSINGTON, Mrs. S., Sans Souci via Kogorah NSW, wrote in 1908 re her husband Alfred, who left for work in Redfern and never returned; she has 5 children and is destitute.  Gives physical description.  Found.  6 pages, List 81.

HORTON, Frederick George, 21 years, shearer, arrested at Bruthen in 1913 for hawking without a licence, lately arrived from NSW.  Police suspect he is a criminal, but his family is known at Yantabulla.  27 pages, some repetition.  List 106.

HORTON, Mrs. J., mother of Caroline CARGILL and Arthur Horton, who had just been released from prison.  Anonymous letter in 1909 about them.  6 pages, List 53.

HORWOOD, Norman, son of late Joel of Horwood Foundry, Bendigo Iron Works, went to Melbourne for Royal Visit in 1901 and hadn’t returned home; 24 years old.  Family and local doctor write.  ‘if he has one drink … he loses all control.’  Found.  8 pages, List 51.

HOSIE, Mary Ann.  Seduced by Constable George DONNELLY at Naring, Lower Murray and became pregnant.  Her father complains to police headquarters, she is only 16 yrs old, and Donnelly subsequently marries her in 1865.  14 pages, List 3.

HOULEY, Emma Monica, nurse, Hamilton Hospital.  Attempted rape of, in 1897.  A ‘speiler’ named TUXFORD suspected.  22 pages, List 20.

HOUSTON, Hettie (Mrs. NEIL) Collie, W.A. wrote 2 letters in 1917 re her brother George BLUNDERFIELD who was charged with the murder of Mrs. Margaret TAYLOR and her child.  File contains details of the case, background of Taylor etc.  42 pages, List 75.

HOUSTON, James, teacher, Hawthorn, wrote in 1909.  He was appointed guardian of the children of Charles LACKMAN in his Will and has had care of them since c1904.  Two have run away and he suspected they had gone to their mother, now Mrs WELLARD.  4 pages, List 90.

HOWARD, Mrs. B. of Parramatta, asks police help in getting her husband to support her; he has been living in Melbourne with another woman unde the name De Graves.  11 pages, List 3.

HOWARD, Laurence William John, 4 years and sister Eileen CHONG, 2½ years, were the children of Alice Maud, who was accidentally burnt to death.  She had been living with Ah HONG, who wanted to pay for their upkeep, but father Ah CHONG asked they be sent to him in Adelaide, where Mrs HONAN will take care of them.  This is done.  6 pages, List 88.

HOWDEN, Charles, trading as Howden & Co., Collins St., Melbourne.  Complaint in 1906 re fraudulent conduct in sale of land at Malvern Rd Hawksburn.  Mary Ann and Frank STRAPP wanted to purchase it, but W.D. CLOSE’s name was put on the title in an attempt to get more money out of Strapp.  Howden’s manager JAMIESON implicated.  Albert DIXON, manager of Land Mortgage Bank alerts authorities.  Authorities decide no prosecution, but Bank’s solicitors query this.  39 pages, List 34.

HOWDEN, James, found drowned in the Yarra river in 1899.  Miss Janet DINWOODIE claimed to have been engaged to him; he was born at Haddington in 1847.  Two certificates, one for a marine engineer and one for a Victorian engine driver, are on file.  His effects were sold at auction.  13 pages, List 43.

HOWELL, Archie.  Mother wrote from Warangesda Aboriginal Station NSW in 1916; he had run away with the St. Leon’s circus.  Found.  6 pages, List 76.

HOWELL, Frederick, 26 years, born Mount Franklin, seduced and abandoned Annie LYNCH, Tolga via Cairns Qld in 1909.  She asks police to find him; no record of family in the area.  9 pages, List 90.

HOYLAND, Charles Hugh, died 1896.  Local Registrar reports false information provided that he was married to Eleanor Marie BROPHY, but he was not. Police state he had a wife and 3 children in Doncaster England. Brophy appointed executor of Will, obtained probate then went overseas.  7 pages, List 37.

HOYLE, J.B., wrote from Morwell in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Margaret ALLEN nee McCLURG, who has been informed that someone was looking for her c20 years ago, and thought it might have been in relation to an estate.  She was born Co Armagh c1835, and arrived in Victoria in 1855.  She had worked for Mrs PATTERSON, a sister of Samuel VARY, JP, Morwell.  13 pages, List 95.

HOY LING.  Commonwealth authorities order that he is not to be employed as interpreter in 1912; 1909 Pang Goon case on file.
31 pages, List 103.

HUDICKE, Elizabeth, reported missing in 1917 by her mother Mrs. GROBBECKER, Footscray.  She was 18 and last heard of in Sydney.  7 pages, List 73.

HUDSON, George, deserted illegitimate child by Jane BROWN at Bendigo in 1913.  Her solicitor wrote several letters re serving a warrant on him.  He was a labourer, c22 years, with a brother Edward at Sea Lake.  Not found.  15 pages, List 92.

HUDSON, Quayle Megan, sought by wife Elizabeth (Lilly) of Germanton NSW in 1912; last heard of in Melbourne, found.  10 pages, List 101.

HUDSON, Walter Thomas, deserted wife Alice at Surry Hills NSW in 1909.  In 1910 found married to Annie Young Hudson, licensee of the Commercial Hotel Birregurra.  5 pages, List 91.

HUDSON, William James.  Incomplete file, but he was a child of 15 yrs in 1918, with parents in Sydney, NSW, who ran away and was found in north east Victoria.  He had an aunt, Mrs. F. BEANLAND in Footscray.  4 pages, List 3.

HUGGAN, Mrs. J.B., Coburg, who in 1918 re treatment her daughter, a State school teacher at Nandaly, is subjected to by group of navvies in area.  7 pages, List 81.

HUGHES, Frank.  Lived in Hammer St Williamstown, a night watchman on the Railway Pier.  His wife took a child from the Industrial School and adopted it when 12 months old.  In 1892, when the child was nearly five, police removed it from their care.  He asks reason for this.  4 pages, List 12.

HUGHES, John William Enoch. Deserted wife and four children in 1920; was living with Ruby REYNOLDS.  List 1.

HUGHES, Margaret, Richmond, complains in 1874 that her house was broken into and property stolen while in gaol for bigamy.  First husband was John Henry MOORE.  John WELLS, blacksmith also lives in the house, turned out by first husband.  She alleges Moore is the offender and employers lawyers TAYLOR & MARTIN.  15 pages, List 31.

HUGHES, Phillip.  1899 Herald newspaper report that he lay undetected in city gardens for several days and nights, suffering from dysentery and starvation, before getting to Melbourne Hospital.  Police report that he is known to local charities and the claims false.  He arrived c16 months ago from England, 54 years, commenced, but never completed, a medical degree.  14 pages, List 43.

HUGHES, William, died in restaurant of Thomas HAMPTON, Bourke Street Melbourne in 1900.  Owner provides some details and daughter Lily is found in Tasmania.  She is 17 years old, was adopted by Catherine BESTON of Launceston some years before.  Her father was born in Surrey, c45 years, a gardener, had brothers George, James and John at Gravesend in England.  He had formerly worked for Mr. Kermode at Mona Vale, and his wife had died there.  File covers burial expenses and sale of property to cover them.  18 pages, List 47.

HUGO, Madeline.  Five year old child, lost in bush at Yandoit in 1894, trackers used.  15 pages, List 13.

HULL, W.H.  East Melbourne.  Complain re youths stealing items from his garden, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

HUMAN REMAINS found at Ballark near Steiglitz in 1899, believed to be those of William SWAYNE, tinsmith, c70 years.  He had gone missing, had been living in an old hut on the property of Mrs. Hugh MACKAY of Dean.  25 pages, List 39.

HUME, George Pierce James, legal manager, 36 years, reported missing from his home in Oakleigh by his wife in 1897.  Body found at Dromana by lad Walter GIBSON, whose father Thomas sues police department for payment of the reward offered.  47 pages, List 68.

HUME, Joseph, Kensington, attempted suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1912, reported by Alfred YOUNG. 8 pages, List 105.

HUMMEL, R.V.  Wrote from Eaglehawk in 1906 re death of his uncle Valentine Hummel at Wood’s Point.  7 pages, List 14.

HUMPHREYS BROS., Warrnambool, ask police to find Charles, c37 years, in 1895, left money by deceased mother.  4 pages, List 28.

HUNT, George, sought by sister Lily Hunt of Windsor in 1919, last heard of in Childers Qld some months ago.  Found.  11 pages, List 21.

HUNT, Simon Edward, sought by brother Arthur Daniel Hunt, Temora NSW in 1911; was in tramways.  Not found.  9 pages, List 96.

HUNT, William A.  Living at 418 Drummond St., Carlton in 1905 when small fire broke out.  2 pages, List 17.

HUNTER, Anne, Castlemaine, applies for release of her 2 children from the Industrial School in 1866.  Local police report she is keeping a brothel at Kyneton.  6 pages, List 35.

HUNTER, Florence Agusta nee JONAS, wrote from Melbourne in 1917 seeking her husband Thomas William, known as Captain LINDO of Wirth’s Circus.  Located in NSW, he denies the marriage; copy of 1915 marriage certificate on file, proving he had committed bigamy.  He was in gaol for failure to support his wife Louisa who was in Auburn NSW.  22 pages, List 72.

HUNTER, John M., carpenter, living with Ellen COOKSON and his daughter Agnes at Reedy Creek.  In 1870 she brings child to Melbourne where police are alerted that the child is ill; 6½ years old, has venereal disease.  13 pages, List 30.

HUPFIELD, Frederick and Catherine, Warracknabeal.  Accidental poisoning death of two sons, Ernest McGeorge and Richard Norman, in 1901.  18 pages, List 62.

HURFORD, Stella. Aged 17, ran away to Sydney NSW, married mother’s former lodger Sydney PRIDAY/PRIDIE. Both charged, 1901; he suicides. Very large file.  List 1.

HURLEY, Mrs.  Report of woman wandering in bush between Chiltern and Barnawartha in 1896, ‘appearing peculiar in her manner’.  Police locate and look after her, then send her on to her father John SLATER, farmer of Bobmiawarre (?) near Milawa.  She had been sent to him from the Gladesville Lunatic Asylum.  8 pages, List 37.

HURLEY, Laurence, wrote from Sydney in 1902.  He is trying to get the old age pension and asks police to confirm his arrival in the 1850s.  4 pages, List 61.

HUSSIE, John Joseph, died at Colac and buried there in 1907.  Mother in Fitzroy asks for body to be disinterred and buried with his father.  William MALONEY MP writes on her behalf. 14 pages, List 83.

HUSTLER, Thomas.  Incomplete file regarding someone seeking details of a one-armed person named Hustler in 1897.  Details of Thomas who had Hustler’s Reef goldmine are given, died in poverty, and Benjamin who worked at Terrick Terrick Station.  8 pages, List 40.

HUTCHINSON, Frederick, ordered by Stawell Court in 1901 to pay maintenance on his child Ann Lillian HOOK, a Ward of the State, but disappears and is believed to be in W.A. Later returns to Victoria.  16 pages, List 52.

HUTCHINSON, Ivy Matilda, c17 years, sought by mother in 1913; she was hanging around Melbourne at night; associated with May BARROW (Mrs HEWITT).  Found; file incomplete.  15 pages, including small photo.  List 108.

HUTCHINSON, Joseph Patrick, sought by wife Kate in Sydney in 1906.  They lived in West Melbourne in 1890, she hasn’t seen him since, has had to support 2 children herself.  He is about 55 years old.  5 pages, List 26.

HUTCHINSON, Mrs M.A., Battery Point, Hobart Tasmania, wrote several letters in 1910 re clothes belonging to her son George which had not been returned.  Mrs ALLEN, domestic at Gordon Institute and DONOVAN family who owned at Tea Rooms in Melbourne are involved.  A complicated case.  19 pages, List 94.

HUXTABLE, Florence.  Daughter of late Dr. Huxtable, stepdaughter of – BRYANT.  Aunt Mrs. BARTLY concerned about her; mother died and family home broken up.  She is under 17 yrs and believed pregnant.  Claim that Jack MERRIGAN paid for her to have an abortion.  1900.  16 pages, List 3.

HUYSMAN, George, wrote from Mallacoota in 1896, complaining of police action in executing a warrant for his brother.  Report states his dog attacked the constable.  8 pages, List 37.  [See also S.S. BOGONG entry]

HYLTON, Robert Samuel, boot mechanic, committed bigamy by marrying Minnie BASTIAN under the name ANDERSON, when his first wife Elizabeth was still alive.  In 1917 John WILSON of Clifton Hill alerts police and he is charged.  16 pages, List 73.

HYMAN, Leonard Francis, late manager government Savings Bank Kalgoorlie, wanted for embezzlement in 1907.  Large wanted poster with photo on file.  4 pages, List 83.

HYNDMAN, Alexander Shaw, charged with stealing prize winning Pullets, the property of Thomas BROWN, hairdresser, Preston, in 1917.  Witnesses George WOODWARD, poultry breeder, Sandringham, secretary of the Brighton District Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society; Clive Harrison CLARK, storeman, treasurer of Society; prosecution dropped.  17 pages, and 30 page A5 Exhibition Catalogue.  List 97.

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ILES, Mrs. M.A., Westbury, Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re husband Charles Vincent who left her with a young woman Lucy McGINTY, and was believed to be in Victoria.  8 pages, List 72.

ILES, Robert, wrote from Carisbrook in 1856 re non payment of fencing he did for police.  2 pages, List 25.

ILLABAROOK.  Petition of 24 signatures from residents who had heard that the police station was to be removed from Staffordshire Reef, and wanted it to go there, 1891.  3 pages, List 51.

INCH, Robert of Charters Towers Qld., wrote in 1901 re Alexander WOTHERSPOON, had a railway contract at Bacchus Marsh eleven years ago. Found. 10 pages, List 2.

INDIANS.  Complaint in 1898 that premises at 323 Exhibition St., 33 La Trobe St., a house in Cumberland Place and in King William St., Fitzroy are being used by Indians married to European women who take in sewing and employ young girls, but they are really for immoral purposes.  Names mentioned:  Mahin DEEN, May CRAWFORD, Mrs. Kate STAFFORD, Meeyan ABDULLA, Sahib DEEN, Mary PETIT, Alice OTOGON, Alice Maud O’NEIL. 9 pages, List 23.

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (I.W.W.) Secret report on activities of  members in 1917; names listed were R.S. ROSS, Ada GARDENER, C. JOHN, W. ANDRADE, F.J. RILEY, George H. HILL, Mrs. J. SMEDLEY (Footscray), May FRANCIS, Norma JEFFREY, E. CALLAARD, Dan GREEN, Percy LAIDLER, Syd GOWER, J. SWEBLESES, Jock WILSON, G. WAUN, Maurice BLACKBURN, MLA, Monty MILLER, A. CLEMENT, W.H. RYAN, Charles DUNN, M. STEVENS, J. COGAN, John and Catherine HORROCKS (Wonthaggi), Rose ACHESON, Vic BARBER (Richmond), T.V.CRISP (Wodonga), Scott BENNETT.  15 pages, List 74.

INGHAM, James Herbert Ivey, M.D. Has a private hospital at Dimboola; comes to Melbourne suffering from insomnia and disappears. Brother in law C.H. LUCAS of Collins St., contacts police. Thought to have gone interstate but found drowned at St. Kilda in 1918. 25 pages and two photos, one of him and two nurses at his hospital.  List 1.

INGLE, Edward.  Information sought by wife Mary in Sydney; he left six months ago.  She has seen a report of a drowning death, asks if it is him – no.  6 pages, List 41.

INGLE, Mary, Lithgow NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Edward, who left there six months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  His sister M. MORGAN is living in Fitzroy.  Not found.  Note, this is a separate file from the one above.  9 pages, List 65.

INGLIS, Alexander Hamilton, chauffeur, accidentally killed in car accident in 1911 at Winchelsea.  Mrs Mary LENNOX, pensioner, assists in handling the body and seeks payment; report on her circumstances.  6 pages, List 99.

INTERNTIONAL LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATIONS, 1897.  Several reports of Socialist meetings, two flyers advertising event on Yarra Bank.  49 pages, List 40.

IRELAND, Annie Lily (Nancy) Prahran.  Detailed report on her lifestyle and the brothel she was running at 18 Yarra Street Prahran in 1917.  Other names mentioned were Alice SHARPE, Nellie MUNRO, Neta LONGERGAN.  This is a large file, covering 1916/17/  List 70.

IRELAND, Dennis Barton, born South Yarra 1910, son of Beatrice and Henry Ezekiel of Wahgunyah.  Detailed report on reason for delay in registering birth; nurse Alice INGRAM.  11 pages, List 98.

IRVING, Captain G.G.H. of 1st Batt. Infantry Brigade Melbourne, provides reference to T. WALKER who is anxious to join Tasmanian police force, and asks Chief Commissioner to endorse, 1895.  1 page, List 28.

IRWIN, Henry, 18 years, shot with pea rifle at Malmesbury in 1919, while taking Miss McCREERY home.  14 pages, List 111.

ISAACS, Abraham Maurice, picked up on Melbourne street in 1897, drunk, and taken to Watchhouse.  Subsequently found to be ill and taken to hospital but died there.  20 pages, List 39.

ISAACS, Mrs. C., Bondi, wrote in 1916 re her brother William MacLEOD, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found. 13 pages, List 80.

S.S. ISTOK.  In 1930 6 Yugoslav crewmen deserted ship in Melbourne; they were Stijepo DOBUD, Marko BAKOCEVIC, Ivan BODOPJA, Petar PODORIC, Marko ANTISIN and Milin VICE; they were all prohibited immigrants.  File covers the attempt to capture them and contains photos of Antisin, Vice and one unidentified photo.  10 pages, List 96.

ITALIAN STREET MUSICIANS. 1888 Report.  List 1.

IVENS, Frederick James, jailed for larceny and desertion.  In 1916 wife Maude, Paddington, NSW, asks address of jail.  4 pages, List 78.

IVESEN/IVESON, Albert, attempted suicide at West Melbourne in 1914, married, 3 children, 51 years. No prosecution.  7 pages, List 111.

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