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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.

FELLOWS, Ethel Ivy, 5 years, Kew, indecently assaulted in 1914.  Offence reported by father Edward; brother Leslie, 8 years confirmed assault.  14 pages, List 113.

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 PREVENTION 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.

FIRMAN, Beatrice, Albert Park, wrote in 1914 complaining that a coat she left to Mrs Alice CARDREW/CARDIN has not been returned; she has gone to the country with Lewis Henry HANCOCK, by whom she has had a child.  Personal details of the domestic situation given.  19 pages, List 113.

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.

GIBSON, Neil, Caulfield, complains that a car driver deliberately hit his bicycle and abused him.  Driver is identified as A.G. HARSTON of East Malvern, who denies offence. 5 pages, List 113.

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.

GLANVILLE, Maud, Broken Hill, wrote in 1914, has heard her husband Harry is in Melbourne, seeks maintenance.  13 pages, List “1.

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 man.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 108.

GLOZIER, F.E., wrote from Melbourne in 1914, seeking the location of Mr KING, formerly Chief Constable at Nundle, NSW; his uncle.  Police find Thomas King left there in 1874 and went to Tamworth where he became a publican.  Three daughters are identified; Mrs STEPHENS, an actress, Mrs Fred SIPPLE and Fredericka WEIK.  7 pages, List 113.

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, H.A., Aust & NZ Representative of the EVINRUDE detachable rowboat and canoe motor, encloses  illustrated catalogue and price list for use of police department in 1914.  38 pages, List 113.

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.

GREENSHIELDS, William John.  WA solicitor wrote in 1914 on behalf of his wife, who had not seen him for a considerable time.  His brother Robert interviewed.  5 pages, List 113.

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, Ivy Mary.  Mother Mrs J. COOK, Newcastle, sent money for her return from Wodonga in 1914, but she hasn’t arrived. Aunt is Mrs MADDEN, of Rutherglen.  15 pages, List 113.

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, Josiah, c50 years, died at Falstaff Restaurant Melbourne in 1914; came recently from Tasmania.  Brother William identifies the body; report on case.  9 pages, List 113.

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, Leslie Raymond, 18 years, formerly a Ward of the State, claimed he was shot and robbed in Melbourne in 1918, but really the wound was self-inflicted.  His stepfather Harvey DARK will take care of him.  6 pages, some damaged.  List 113.

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, C.H., Karoonda South Australia, wrote in 1914 that he had sent payment to fortune teller Charles ARION ‘for another year’s reading’ and not received a response.  Detailed report on trying to trace and charge Arion.  14 pages.  Ernest TATAM, Whakatane, New Zealand, wrote a similar letter.  4 pages.  List 113.

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, George, Sydney, wrote in 1914 seeking details of the death of John James NAIRN; his sister in England is Nairn’s wife.  6 pages, List 112.

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.

HOLMES, Mrs [Jane], Northcote, greengrocer, writes a number of letters making various claims in 1914; is delusional.  File covers 1912-1914. 30 pages, List 113.

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, Miss Iley.  In 1914 was teaching ten year old Hazel MOORE and seven year of Doris WRIGHT, both of North Melbourne, to act on stage in a Concert.  A5 Poster of performance on file.  An anonymous letter claims they are being illtreated, which is disproved.  9 pages, List 114

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.

HYNE, Ann, Kalgoorlie, sought ‘old gentleman Robert MOORE’ in Ballarat.  His FOLLAND relatives from England are with her and need financial help.  Found.  6 pages, List 113.

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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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CADZOW, John.  Information sought in 1904 by wife Maggie, wrote on letterhead of KRICHELDORFF Studios, Melbourne; found interstate.  6 pages, List 68.

CAFFIN, Edgar, storekeeper, Jumbunna South Gippsland, sought by sister in law Ethel HUGHES, Laverton, W.A. in 1913.  He was executor of her late husband Edward’s estate in 1909 and has not forwarded on money due to her. His wife Jane was also looking for him.  He left 2 years ago, taking their 3 sons Clifford, Frederick and Victor with him.  Jane has heard that he is living with Alice HORSNALL, whose mother lives in Coalville, and she wants her children back.  His brother Rupert will not assist.  28 pages, List 109.

CAHILL, J.J., applied to join force in 1895 but was rejected on medical grounds because of cold.  Seeks another examination, but fails that as well.  Was born 1875, a telegraph messenger at Pyramid Hill.  7 pages, List 29.

CAHILL, Cornelius James, deserted wife Mary in Western Australia; found in Adelaide in 1900.  File re cost of extradiction.  12 pages, List 44.

CALCOTT, David, deserted wife at Trentham in 1867.  Head Teacher at Common School, Robert BICKHAM (??) writes on her behalf.  Calcott was last heard of near Wickliffe.  2 pages, List 35.

CALDER, M.S., secretary of the Tatura Hospital Sports Committee, asked Chief Commissioner in 1901 if Constable James KELLY  (Hercules) could again perform feats of strength at their carnival.  Posters of 1900 and 1901 event on file, and previous correspondence.  Permission refused as Kelly had recently behaved badly.  20 pages, List 52.

CALDWELL, William, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1905 re his son George, who had stowed away on a ship to Melbourne with Arthur ISLES and Leslie McGRATH and was sentenced to gaol.  Asks police help to return him home.  6 pages, List 63.

CALLAWAY, William Joseph, deserted wife Blanche, Mosmans Bay, NSW in 1904; frequents gambling places.  Robert W. FRASER also writes.  11 pages, List 68.

CALNIN, Michael,  sought by wife in Clifton Hill, in 1903; last heard of at Bena butter factory, they have 6 children and he has not sent maintenance.  6 pages,  List 6.

CAMERON, A.M., Hamilton, applied for Mounted Police in 1898, 21 years, born there.  1 page, List 20.

CAMERON, Henry, c20 years, charged with several offences at Dromana in 1919, including theft from Roy KIDMAN, Ralph and Mildred STENNETT and Clive Prell FAIRBAIRN, who employed him briefly.  Elizabeth MITCHELL, maid, mentioned, and letter from Mrs. M.R. FAIRBAIRN on file.  Cameron is c20 years old.  30 pages, List 27.

CAMERON, Maggie, 12 years old in 1900, daughter of John and Annie, Port Melbourne, alleges assault by several boys, Harry WEEGE (10 years) , Richard BENDER (12 years), Jack CROFT (6 years and Albert BRIGHT (10 years).  9 pages, List 49.

CAMERON, Mrs. May, wrote from Ballarat East in 1899, asking confidential report on prisoner EVANS alias Samuel PRICE, believes he may be her brother, hasn’t heard from him for 4 years.  He was a plumber, born 1870.  Reply confirms not him.  7 pages, List 42.

CAMPBELL, Alexander, scene painter, went from Sydney to Melbourne in 1895 with theatre crowd; wife seeks his whereabouts.  He had signed the pledge but ‘when he gets the demon he will go awry for days and days.’  9 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Archibald, sought by Miss J. NELSON, Wangaratta, in 1909.  She gave birth to his child in 1900 and he has never paid maintenance despite a court order.  His mother Mrs BLOWES lives in Buln Buln.  Not found.  6 pages, List 88.

CAMPBELL, George, wrote to Chief Commissioner in 1914 from McIvor Hotel, Maryborough, where he was employed, to report an indecent assault on local girl – DUNSTAN by train conductor, (identified as J. BENNETT Moonee Ponds).  The girl’s mother Harriet refuses to allow court case as she is ‘fragile’.  Bennett is sacked.  Campbell previously knew CCP when employed at Sale.  11 pages, List 76.

CAMPBELL, Peter. Bush missionary, killed by train, 1886.  List 1.

CAMPBELL, Roy Malcolm, charged with larceny on Edward George KENT, Carlton, in 1928.  He was a printer, 23 years; group photo on file, 5 pages, List 60.

CAMPBELL, Mrs Sarah, Richmond, in 1911 asks police to find her husband James, who has been working in South Africa and has stopped sending money.  Found.  7 pages, List 95.

CANHAM, Kate, wrote from Fairfield in 1900.  Was forced to place her son with William MENTON of the Mission Schools in Melbourne, and he sent him to J. SELLICK, farmer at South Jeffcott.  Her son hasn’t answered her letters.  Found.  7 pages, List 47.

CANHAM, William, old age pensioner, Collingwood, jumped into Yarra river in 1909 and rescued by Alfred Percy PULMAN.  4 pages, List 53.

CANNON, Ellen, (Mrs HERMAN), Perth, WA, in 1913 asks help to prove she is eligible for the Old Age Pension.  She worked for the police department in Geelong 40 years ago.   Police establish it was for Sgt WHELAN, and trace his son.  14 pages, List 108.

CANT, Eileen Stella May, sought by mother Ruth, Erskineville NSW in 1912.  She was abducted by William RADFORD, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  14 pages, List 102.

CANTERBURY, George, Broken Hill, wrote in 1913 seeking his family; he had 2 sisters and a brother Tom.  Found, Tom declines t have anything to do with him.  2 pages, List 106.

CAPON, William, labourer, drowned at Woolert in 1896, letters from relatives George Capon, Westcombe Park and Charles Capon, Cockayne Hatley, on file.  14 pages, List 50.

CAPPONI, Aantonio, sought by cousin P. Capponi, Tenterfield NSW in 1901.  He was a native of Cerentino Switzerland, arrived Melbourne 1855; not heard from since 1862.  Not found.  17 pages, List 94.

CARBIS, James, died at Narrandera Hospital NSW in 1900.  Local Registrar asks for family details, but no relatives traced in Victoria.  11 pages, List 46.

CARBUHN, James and Mary.  Charged with ill-treating Eva Rosena MURRAY at Sorrento.  Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children investigates; notes on file.  Witness Elena MELROSE.  Case dismissed.  Large file, List 3.

CAREWTHERS (CARRUTHERS?) Mrs. Mary, Abbotsford, took Lysol and admitted to hospital in 1918.  Report on.  4 pages, List 69.

CAREY, Emil, wrote from Village Settlement, Yarragon in 1896 re wife who went to Melbourne for medical treatment 5 weeks prior, and hasn’t returned.  Police find she had been with her sister Mrs. KAYE.  7 pages, List 29.

CAREY, Emil.  Wrote from Gippsland in 1904, re his two daughters Mabel and Ida; had not heard from them.  4 pages, List 11.

CAREY, Francis Ambrose, Cairns, Qld., applied to join Vic. police in 1909, had been in South African police.  Copies of references on file.  4 pages, List 55.

CAREY, Jane, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1915 re husband John alias Jack WARNER, born Scotland, married 1909, not heard from for 2 years.  Found to have enlisted.  6 pages, List 80.

CAREY, John, alias Jack WARNER, native of Scotland, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1910. In 1913 sought by wife Jane nee LORENSON of Darlinghurst Sydney.  Found. 5 pages, List 94.

CARGEEG, Annie, a dressmaker, in 1896 she took a position in Korumburra with L. PEACOL, arranged by agent Alfred HORSLEY.  Copy of agreement on file.  She stayed at the Korumburra Coffee Palace; Peacol wanted a tailor, so she had to return to West Melbourne, but alleges assault on train; she had been acting strangely beforehand.  Comments from Laurets LARSEN, who kept the Coffee Palace, Martha WIELAND who lived there, railway employees Hugh FISHER, Rudolph CARROLL, Christian VIELGAARD, Charles Thomas BELLION, John LEE, Patrick GREEN, Thomas LENNON and Charles TRUEMAN.  Driver claims she was found on railway track and picked up.  Quite a convoluted story.  54 pages, List 36.

CARINGTON-WALTERS, Lorna, East Melbourne.  In 1914 asks if a ‘Correspondence Club’ that was advertised in newspapers is genuine.  Report states set A.F. FARRYER/TARRYER, prospectus on file.  11 pages, List 112.

CARLIN, Allan Francis, 15 years, in 1917 left Mount Gambier for Melbourne to meet his brother, but missed him and was left destitute.  Offered work by Mr. BLYTHMAN, farmer, Woomelang, but took ill there and needed medical attention.  His mother is in Sydney.  6 pages, List 73.

CARROLL. Mrs Alice, wife of Lewis, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1912.  Tranter and Midge PHILLIPS were witnesses.  List 102.

CARTER, Mrs. Lucy, died at Chiltern in 1869 of accidental overdose; a vocalist.  Her brother George R. MILFORD, Supreme Court Sydney, asks details and about the male child fathered by O’CONNOR; thought she was still in London.  8 pages, List 78.

CARTLEDGE, Eva, Sale, deserted by husband Frederick in 1904; believed in Western Australia, c43 years, a miner.  6 pages, List 68.

CARLETTI, Antonio.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property left after his death, 1877.  4 pages, List 5.

CARLISLE, Mary, Geelong wrote in 1903 re her son William, hasn’t heard for some years, letter from him in 1893 on file, last heard of in Qld.  10 pages, List 6.

CARLOW, Thomas, injured while working at ‘Emilton’ Barkly Street St. Kilda in 1900, employer Mrs. HUTCHINSON.  2 pages, List 50.

CARLTON, Jessie, gave birth to illegitimate child Amietta at Nurse Emma DENT’s home in Fitzroy in 1915, posing as a married woman.  To be prosecuted, but charge withdrawn.  14 pages, List 80.

CARNEY, Charles, 39 years, labourer, deserted Mrs. Elizabeth Isabel TODD, West Melbourne, in 1918; she had two children by her husband who had deserted her, and one by Carney.  He was found to have overseas under another name.  5 pages, List 74.

CARNIE, Robert, South Melbourne, wrote in 1904 asking to join police force.  Has seen service in South Africa twice.  Applied in 1903 and told services not required; file gives detail of reasons for refusal.  12 pages, List 33.

CARR, Dorothy. Daughter of Robert of Narrawong near Portland. Investigation into birth of her illegitimate child in 1914; family member suspected. 9 pages. List 1.

CARR, Mrs. Elizabeth, separated from her husband and living with George Ernest FREEMAN, gives birth to two children, George in 1905 and Ada Myrtle in 1907, and registers them as a married woman, giving the Carr marriage details.  Investigation, and copies of original birth certificates on file.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 81.

CARR, William Watson, arrested and convicted of murder of Margaretta WILLIAMS at Wonthaggi in 1928.  They were sweethearts in Gateshead on Tyne England, but she broke off the relationship and came to Victoria.  Photo of Carr; very large file, List 60.

CARROLL, Frank and Billy ROBERTSON, took part in boxing competition in 1912.  Robertson collapsed and taken to hospital; report on event.  6 pages, List 32.

CARSLAKE, John Patrick, charged with shop breaking and stealing jewellery from Stella PALFREY in 1928.  Large file, List 57.

CARSON, Elizabeth Ann, Wynnum South, Brisbane, wrote to Bendigo police in 1910 re her husband John Henry Carson, who has deserted her.  Note on file; she is a half-caste.  6 pages, List 94.

CARSON, Samuel Morris. Also known as MORRIS. Bigamy case 1887; married Johanna PATEZELNR and Annie MORRIS.  List 1.

CARTER’S PTY. LTD., 101-103 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, tailors and mercers.  A fire broke out in 1928; manager Barnet GOLDSTEIN and nightwatchman Frank MITCHELL (Sth Melbourne)  interviewed, along with directors Solomon DAVIS and Solomon LYONS.  13 pages, lIST 60.

CARTER, Bessie, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1911, 33 years.  In 1912 her sibling M.E. Carter of Homebush Sydney asked police to find her.  Not found.  8 pages, List 104.

CARTER, Blanche, 14 years, California Gully, found to have venereal disease in 1899.  Father John, widower, had engaged Margaret HOPE as housekeeper to keep an eye on her, and she discovered that something was wrong and took her to a doctor.  Blanche alleged that her brother in law George BOSELEY was the offender; her sister Ada was married to his brother.  Ada warned her not to say anything, and the father would not agree to a prosecution, so case dropped.  Warning; the material is quite confronting.  30 pages, List 38.

CARTER, Emma, Panton Hill, wrote in 1917.  Her husband J.W. was now in an asylum and she is destitute; asks if 2 children can go ‘on the State’.  Baby daughter Florence Mary committed.  2 pages, List 72.

CARTER, Isabella, Mary Ann and Matilda, daughter of Martin of Staffordshire, left there for Melbourne c1854.  Sought by brother Absolom, Walsall, Staffs, in 1910.  Not found. 7 pages, List 63.

CARTER, Mrs. Joseph. An invalid, being cared for at Strathloddon by her niece Mrs. EVANS. Complaint about quality of care, includes letter from husband, 1899. 5 pages, List 2.

CARTER, Sarah, wife of William, died suddenly at South Yarra in 1900.  2 pages, List 51.

CARTWRIGHT, Gladys, Albert Park, 18 years, attempted suicide in 1916 and rescued by Raymond BIRCH of Port Melbourne.  She was pregnant to soldier John CONWAY who refused to marry her.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 79.

CARTWRIGHT, R.  Wrote to police from Auburn in 1904 re his daughter Vera, who was living with her aunt and uncle OPIE in Ballarat East.  He asked police assistance to get her returned to him.  Police interview child and Opies and decline to help him – his background given.  7 pages, List 16.

CARTWRIGHT, Richard, suspected of taking poison at his shop in Auburn in 1903, and taken to hospital where he recovers.  His young children are looked after by a neighbour Mrs. McGUINNESS as his wife and he are living apart.  6 pages, List 66.

CARVER, Mrs. Pryce, wrote asking for assistance in 1896.  Charity Organisation Society in Melbourne ask details; ‘is of drunken habits’.  She receives a remittance from England; claims to be a widow with 3 children, but this is false.  7 pages, List 38.

CASEY, Evelyn, South Yarra.  Complains to police about her pocket being picked at Flinders Street railway station in 1894.  4 pages, List 13.

CASEY, J.J.   Enquires about Michael RUSSELL on behalf of relatives in Ireland in 1877.  He was of Kilrush Co Kildare, left there in 1851 to go to the diggings.  Police think it possibly Michael Hennessy RUSSELL who died some years prior.  34 pages, List 5.

CASEY, Mary Emelda, born 1908, but birth not registered until 1909 at Ballarat; father Joseph.  File re reason for delay.  5 pages, List 88.

CASSERLY, Bernard, wrote from Sydney NSW in 1906, seeking a copy of his application to join the force in 1862 as it will show his birth date; he is applying for the old age pension.  No records prior to 1864. 5 pages, List 27.

CASSIDY, J. Constable No. 5683, Surrey Hills, advised in 1916 that he had enlisted and asked extended leave.  3 pages, List 76.

CASWELL, John Henry. Wife Ellen ran off with Thomas RING, a 36 year old fireman, in 1894. He charged her with larceny, and pestered police about finding her until 1899. In 1894 an unknown woman suicided in Melbourne. She was believed to be Grace Elizabeth LANE, the former wife of George Lane of Adelaide. Photos of the dead woman, and one of Grace Lane are on the file, as well as details of Grace’s background. In 1899 Caswell claimed the dead woman was his wife, which police dispute. Large file, List 2.

CATCHLOVE, Eva, wrote from Surrey Hills in 1900, asking discreet enquiry for her husband A.H., at Norseman in WA.  He was not providing maintenance.  Found and explanation given.  4 pages, List 47.

CATHERWOOD, Mrs. E.H., asks police in 1908 why they have not found her husband who has deserted her; negative report on her character.  8 pages, List 84.

CATRINA, John.  Charged with cutting telegraph wire at Reedy Creek in 1896; Emily CAVANAGH postmistress there.  He is 9yrs old; witness John SHAW (8yrs) and Harold TOWNSEND mentioned.  14 pages, List 3.

CATTRAIN, Frederick, deserted child in 1909, believed in Broken Hill; sister Mrs HICKS at Coburg.  Found.  7 pages, List 87.

CAULFIELD, Catherine, widow of the late Sergeant Caulfield, wrote from Sydney in 1900.  Her daughter Ellen was seduced by John BUTLER (alias BROOKS), c35 years, Tasmanian, and had a child by him.  She sought maintenance, and it was claimed he was married with five children, and believed in Melbourne.  20 pages, List 45.

CAUSBY, Mrs W., Senior, Gawler, South Australia, wrote in 1911 asking if George BENTLEY, the person burnt to death at Ballarat, could be her father who left there c50 years ago, and was never heard from again.  6 pages, List 101.

CAVANAGH, Andrew, sought by C.D. PHEMISTER, Copmanhurst, Clarence River, NSW, in 1912; last heard of in Richmond.  4 pages, List 105.

CAVANAGH, Charles.  Died at Dunolly in 1918, aged 49yrs.  Letter from wife Emily asking confirmation of death; he deserted 24 yrs ago, they were married in 1891.  His brothers Patrick at Yarraville and William at Glenhuntly approached to pay burial expenses, but decline.  Emily is now living with – STOKES/STAKES.  8 pages, List 3.

CAVANAGH, Eileen, North Melbourne, wife of Arthur, took accidental overdose in 1914.  4 pages, List 112.

CAWOOD, J.C., Bellingen, NSW, reported in 1911 that Richard OSBORNE, a sleeper cutter working for him, is receiving repeated requests for money from Harriet HILL of Melbourne; thinks he being exploited.  File shows that he is wanted for deserting wife Ruby in 1908.  7 pages, List 95.

CERUTTY, Harry Richard, living in hut near Monbulk; reported by neighbour SLATER in 1908 as being in a bad way; taken to hospital, son Cedric informed.  10 pages, List 85.

CHADWICK, Mrs., wrote from Brunswick in 1894 re her husband Joseph, c35 years, believed to be at Adelaide; she is in straightened circumstances.  Found.  9 pages, List 38.

CHAFFEY, Miss, Queenscliff, 1900.  Anonymous letter claims she gave birth to a child fathered by J.A. MOORE of the V.R.R.A.A., who has now passed the test to enter police force, and queries his character.  2 pages, List 44.

CHAMBERLAIN, Francis Thomas, sought by Destitute Board Adelaide; has stopped sending money for his wife Beatrice and children.  Was working for Mr T. DAVIES, Abbotsford, bootmaker at some stage.  Letter from Chamberlain on file.  Not traced.  13 pages, List 101.

CHAMBERS, Francis Joseph.  Died at St. Kilda in 1930, of food poisoning.  File re widow Jessie Ellen’s letter of complaint about police investigations.  26 pages, List 3.

CHAMBERS, Dr. Matthew, died suddenly at Rosebery, late of Hopetoun.  Arrangements re funeral and costs; wife at Balmoral writes she can’t afford to pay them, says he was an alcoholic, cousin William in Fitzroy also declines.  Brother James, solicitor, Durham England, does so.  18 pages, List 36.

CHANDLER, Annie E., Zeehan, Tasmania, wrote in 1912 re her daughter Evelyn Isabel, who left Tasmania at the instigation of Alfred DAVENPORT, of South Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 103.

CHANDLER, Stanley, Yinnar Hotel, reported in 1929 that his wife’s watch had been stolen.  Employees, including Lilly BLACK questioned.  Her mother wrote protesting her innocence.  6 pages, List 89.

CHANNING, Henry Westfield, engineer, left Ballarat for Melbourne in 1915.  His wife M. wrote from Norwood South Australia in 1916 and 1917 requesting discreet enquiry be made for him.  He was Danish, 58 years, photo on file.  Not found.  31 pages, List 71.

CHANTLER, William H., wrote from Willoughby North Sydney in 1898 re Mrs. Mary Emily PETERSON nee HUSTAGE, his sister in law.  She had a child, William David BLAIR from her first marriage, he died some years ago.  Not found.  18 pages, List 42.

CHAPMAN, Alexander Austin, deserted from Liverpool Military Camp NSW in 1917, captured at Cann River but escaped.  14 pages, List 74.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re the 2½ year old child of her sister Rose WARE, who is living with Alice ROBERTSON, a suspected prostitute.  Child found with Mrs DEAKIN of South Melbourne.  There is quite detailed information on this file.  6 pages, List 97.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re her sister Rose WARE who is living with Chinese in Melbourne; she has had 3 illegitimate children, not fit to have care of child Rose WARE, who is with Mrs DEAKIN.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 100.

CHAPMAN, Arthur J., Redfern, NSW, asks police in 1916 to visit Leslie SMITH, HMS Cerebus Naval Depot, and get him to return Chapman’s wife Mary Ann, who he has lured away; he is leaving for the front soon.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Mrs. Knox, Swan Hill, wrote in 1916 re Albert Louis WASHBURN, American, who deserted wife Alice Louisa and 4 children there; their land has had to be forfeited and a local charity is helping the family.  He is traced interstate, but escaped.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Percy, c21 years, died suddenly at the Grand National Tower Hotel, Ascot Vale in 1900; was a boarder.  4 pages, List 50.

CHAPPELL, Desmond Paul, killed in fight with William CHALMERS, Colac, 1917.  Chalmers, real name McDONALD, and illegitimate, had been raised by Mrs. Chalmers and had some prior convictions. 245 pages, List 75.

CHARE, Joseph, died at the lodging house of Charles LIVINGSTONE, Melbourne, in 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CHARE, Kate, died Sale 1909, husband Robert promises to pay burial costs but fails to do so, is ‘fond of drink’.  He is an upholsterer, 48 years.  8 pages, List 55.

CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY write re four WHYTE children, living in Drummond St., Carlton in 1888, who are neglected.  Their father is dead, mother has remarried to William MEAD, but both are drunkards.  7 pages, List 52.

CHARLESTON, James, boarded with widow Charlotte MATTHEWS in Melbourne, and ran off with her daughter Adelaide in 1912.  She was under age, so mother took out a warrant, but cancelled it when she found the pair had married in Clunes.  23 pages, List  33.

CHARLESTON, William. File re his bigamy; first wife Ada Isabella in 1899 at Derby Tasmania, sister Mrs. Eva ROUSE. Second wife Lucy Marcella nee TETU in Victoria. 21 pages, List 2.

CHARMAN, Arthur George, Victorian, 21 years.  Information sought on behalf of his destitute wife at Portland, whom he has deserted.  Found interstate.  4 pages, List 61.

CHARMAN, Herbert H. Private No. 3360 (Abroad) wrote in 1917 wishing to find friend John H. UPTON, last heard of at Ballarat.  Found.  5 pages, List 75.

CHASELING, Charlotte Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1900; believes husband Theodore Christmas Chaseling committed bigamy in Melbourne in 1899.  She believes he married Clara JOHNSON under the name of Henry WILSON; copy of certificate on file.  15 pages, List 45.

CHAUNCY, Clement H.S., married Miss WILLIS, daughter of Arthur, Station Master, Sydney Terminus in 1896.  They went to W.A., where he was admitted to an Asylum, and she returned to her father.  He subsequently discharged, and believed now with sisters Mrs KIRKPATRICK, in Victoria.  Arthur asks for a confidential report on his state of mind in 1899, which is given.  7 pages, List 41.

CHEDZOY, Sidney, wrote from Strathpine, Brisbane, Qld in 1899.  His wife Emily and son Herbert Royal (born Brisbane 1893), went to Melbourne for a holiday and stayed with friend Mrs. John EDMONDS in Abbotsford c1895.  Emily died there, and Mrs. Edmonds has taken care of the child.   He wants his son returned to him, but she won’t answer his letters.  5 pages, List 43.

CHEESMAN, Richard.  Committed bigamy when he married Daisy O’REGAN in Melbourne in 1904; had married  Sophia CARTWRIGHT nee SLOCOMBE in Sydney in 1895.  Daisy had money, and he spent £300 of it.  Located and charged.  30 pages, List 17.

CHERRY, Edwin Mark, fined for non registration of child’s birth in 1895, asks time to pay fine, is out of work.  8 pages, List 26.

CHESTERMAN, Alfred, sought by wife Annie, Barrambie NSW in 1909.  Not found.  5 pages, List 88.

CHEVERS, Norman Michael.  Charged with larceny by Norman JENKINS, Foster, Foster & Co., tea merchants in 1928; was a traveller for them.  Ex captain in the British Army.  6 pages, List 58.

CHEYNE, Phillipa Mary Ellen, Collingwood, reports theft of money by William HAZARD, 21 years, in 1906.  Small photo of him on file, plus 1 page report.  List 50.

CHICOWSKI, Florence, Maryborough, Qld., wrote in 1913 re a newspaper report of a man found dead, and asked if it was her brother William, who she described.  10 pages, List 108.

CHILLINGOLAH, 28 miles from Ultimo.  In 1911 residents petition re police protection; 30 signatures.  A detailed report on local situation is given.  11 pages, List 97.

CHINESE LOTTERIES.  File relating to selling lottery tickets in inner Melbourne by various Chinese in 1895; samples on file, and reports on various cases.  LUEY LEE asked for more money to continue to help police.  Edward TREAGUER, interpreter, also writes.  43 pages, List 30.

CHING, Mrs., Russell St., Melbourne.  In 1913 an anonymous letter alleges she is using 19 year old Nellie COLLIS of Collingwood ‘for men’s convenience’.  Report shows Nellie helps with her 2 children.  5 pages, List 106.

CHRISTIAN, James.  Unknown male found drowned in Yarra in 1895 identified as him.  Wife Catherine Edith, living in Redfern Sydney informed.  Gruesome photo of him on file.  28 pages List 25.  See introduction re copies of photographs.

CHRISTIE, Mrs. C., Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, 44 years, who deserted her after 12 years of marriage; certificate has him as William Christie D’ARCY, father Charles Alexander D’Arcy.  He worked in Bairnsdale c20 years ago, and is believed to have had a child by Mary MEARES.  She thinks he has a suspicious background; claims his siblings were drowned.  8 pages, List 92.

CHRISTIE, Andrew, dairyman, Coburg, property damaged by fire in 1900; owned by Mrs. HALL.  2 pages, List 50.

CHRISTY, Arthur, wrote from Tabulam, NSW in 1901, asking police to find Frederick Christy, formerly in the railways.  His father, Alfred Howe Christy, is a nephew of Frederick’s.  Found.  11 pages, List 52.

CHRISTMAS, R.  Piangil.  Complains that police at Swan Hill are not attending to local offences, 1920.  Report states he is in dispute with – CONDON.           7 pages, List 3.

CHUNG HIN POY, wrote in Chinese from Heidi in 1897, complaining of being cheated out of his tobacco crop by former partner PING LING; translation of letter also on file.  Report on case.  12 pages, List 40

CHURCH, Victoria.  Rev. Father McCARTHY of St Mary’s R/C church, Victoria St., West Melbourne, reports than a female infant was found on the porch by girl named Leonie KNOWLES in 1919.  Child committed to Department of Neglected Children, given name of Victoria Church.  2 pages, List 27.

CHURCHILL, Ernest.  Melbourne, asked details on how to join police force, 1898.  1 page, List 7.

CIARDELLI, A., Richmond River, NSW, wrote in 1916 asking police to find the family of Frederick William KIRBY who had been accidentally killed in his employ; death described.  Kirby was c45 years old, formerly from Warrnambool and used the name Tommy McGRATH there.  Mother found.  6 pages, List 76.

CINCOTTA, Antonio, 16 years, sought by Italian Consul in 1911, on behalf of his father Carmelo of Kew, who claims he is uncontrollable.  9 pages, List 95.

CLAIR, W., working at El Dorado in 1895, applied to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 28.

CLAPHAM, Louisa M., Brisbane Qld., wrote in 1907 re her brother Edwin, who was living in Melbourne but hadn’t answered her last letter; she hadn’t seen him for 50 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 83.

CLARK, Andrew, attacked by dog owned by Mrs. HAINS, Sydney Road Coburg in 1900 and taken to hospital; had not long arrived in the Colony.  9 pages, List 50.

CLARK, Arthur, accidentally killed at the Welcome Stranger Mine, Baileston in 1902 and buried without an inquest.  Report on, 22 pages, List 63.

CLARK, Edward, charged with manslaughter of Francis Joseph MANGAN in 1907.  21 pages, List 89.

CLARK, George.  Wrote from Telford Victoria in 1902, seeking entry into police force; 26 years. 2 pages, List 12.

CLARK, Nicholas Charles, charged with deserting illegitimate child by Emily Beatrice BARTLETT in 1899.  Believed to be at Broken Hill; found.  9 pages, List 42.

CLARK, Rowland, artist.  Wife Flora wrote in 1895 from St. Kilda, hasn’t heard from him for some months, he is at Lefroy in Tasmania.  Found in poor circumstances.  7 pages, List 26.

CLARK, Thomas, wrote from Pentridge gaol in 1904, complaining about damage done to his clothing by police and asking compensation.  Stains were cut out to take samples as he had been suspected of murder, but someone else was the offender.  He was convicted of larceny at Ballarat in 1903.  10 pages, List 33.

CLARK, Mrs W.J., Kalgoorlie, wrote in 1907 asking police to find her late husband’s people; his father was a butcher in Richmond.  Arthur J. Clark interviewed and referred police to his father who had a brother Reuben and who in turn had a son James Henry.  Approached, he knows of the writer and is not in a position to help.  6 pages, List 83.

CLARKE, Alice, 27 years, and son Bertie, 7 years, left husband George in Maryborough Qld in 1900, supposedly with Alec McIVOR, who was from Maffra.  Husband wrote to both Victorian and NSW police, asking help to locate them.  Not found.  11 pages, List 48.

CLARKE, Edward J., Flemington.  Wrote in 1912 re wife’s tenant Mrs. FOSTER who died at Keilor.  Her adopted son took away property, some of which was his wife’s.  9 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, Elizabeth (known as Lilley).  Seduced by Constable Alfred Patrick McMANUS, who promised marriage.  She gave birth to a daughter Mary and summoned him in January 1879 for maintenance, which was granted.  Child died and he subsequently tried to marry someone else, but she appeared at the church and the priest refused to marry him.  Her married sister Mrs. LOVE, writes to the Chief Commissioner about McManus’s conduct, but he declines to interfere.  Reference from Thomas Bent for her other sister Mrs. HAMSON.  Clarke was in service with Mr. CURTAIN of Windsor.  8 pages, List 4

CLARKE, Frank G., wrote from Thule, Deniliquin NSW in 1912, asking details of the injury done to motorcyclist Claude S. WOOD, by his ex chauffer John ARNOTT who ran into him in Melbourne.  He has received damages claim.  7 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, George, Bowral NSW, alleges in 1901 that George HALLIDAY c40 years, with a wife and 4 children, has taken his 16 year old daughter Eva Beatrice Clarke away, possibly to Melbourne.  Encloses a sample of material from a dress she had with her.  Not found.  6 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, George William.  Wife in Ballarat complains about lack of maintenance in 1910.  He is an engine driver at a mine in Boulder City W.A., has been there for 9 years.  Children Ruby and Percy mentioned.  7 pages, List 24.

CLARKE, James, of Mt. Gambier.  Solicitors Blake & Riggall seek information about him in 1896; disappeared in 1854, then aged c31 years, Scotch.  Reports from Thomas BUCKLEY of Portland and Daniel MINOGUE of Heywood state that while travelling from Portland with George MULLETT, William WINTERS, Daniel MINOGUE and  ‘2 blackfellows’ he disappeared overnight while they were camped.  Rumour said that he was paid to do so, so the Mt. Gambier squatter LEAKE would end up with his wife.  9 pages, List 29.

CLARKE, Samuel.  Coach-builder, Murtoa, insolvent, died 1894.  Sisters Emma CAWLEY and Ada M. McGRATH allege foul play by his de-facto Mary MURPHY.  Detailed report on family, he was one of twelve siblings.  11 pages, List 13.

CLARKE, Walter, Chilwell.  Report of death of child, one of twins, found dead in bed in 1903.  3 pages, List 66.

CLARKE, William John, Rupertswood.  File on larcenies committed on him by employee John MADDEN, who is convicted in 1894.  His confession on file, along with inventory of items stolen, and evidence of employees Patrick LYONS, George ANNETT, Charles BUTCHER, Alfred BUTCHER, Henry LOONEY, Alice CHAMBERLAIN and gunsmith Frederick B. MORRIS and 16 year old James BAILLIE.  51 pages, List 31.

CLARK ROSS, Marnie (?) , wrote from Neerim South in 1900, asking police help with Thomas Richard K. GRAND, who wanted to apply for the old age pension, but couldn’t get to the nearest court house at Warragul because of physical disabilities. She had been caring for him for four years.  3 pages, List 48.

CLARKSON, E., Cootamundra NSW asks police help in 1915 to have her 18 year old son returned to her.  He is working for Mr. GRAY, a Carlton upholsterer.  7 pages, List 80.

CLARKSON, Mrs. Emma, Carlton, wrote in 1918.  She left her husband Alfred in 1910 because of his illtreatment; he has never paid maintenance.  She applied for pension but was rejected and told to seek maintenance from him; he is working at Stawell.  Solicitor’s letter on file and letter from son George.  15 pages, List 76.

CLAYTON, F.W., Castlemaine, complains in 1912 that police are making false claims about the virtue of his fifteen year old daughter; evidence from others dispute this.  14 pages, List 104.

CLEAL, B., Melbourne, wrote in 1901 re ‘disgusting behaviour in men’s urinals’ in the city and requested police action; they noted his knowledge of the areas .  8 pages, List 53.

CLEARY, Mrs. E. Port Fairy, wrote in 1904, asking if a man found dead at Tooradin was her husband Lawrence; confirmed.  He was buried at government expense, and the department asks her to reimburse costs.  He had worked on Mundura Station.  9 pages, List 68.

CLEARY, Edward, sought by Mrs Louisa McEVOY, North Adelaide in 1908.  She has been caring for his son Albi, now 7, and he is behind in maintenance.  Several letters from her.  22 pages, List 92.

CLEARY, John, wrote from  Broken Hill in 1907 re the supposed death of his father Patrick Henry Cleary at Bendigo; no such event, 4 pages, List 15.

CLEBURNE, Richard, son of late Richard, merchant and Tasmanian MP, died suddenly  in 1896 near Rokewood.  He was first listed as unknown male, and a photograph taken, but is then identified.  He had been separated from his family for many years.  Daughter Emma writes from Mt. Direction Tasmania, offering to pay burial expenses.  26 pages and photo.  List 36.

CLEMENT, Albion John otherwise LEMON.  Charged with larceny on employer Arthur Harry HASSELL, importer, Port Adelaide in 1928; absconded, arrested in Victoria.  He was a company manager, formerly in the army, (wounds described).  16 pages, List 59.

CLIFFORD, Arthur, sought by State Children’s Department Rockhampton in 1917 re maintenance of his child in the orphanage.  His brother Edwin, Clifton Hill, interviewed.  4 pages, List 72.

CLIFFORD, Ethel May, born Carlton 1879 and registered as such, but mother was Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) NORBURN, wife of William.  In 1881 he sought a copy of a police report on the case; this was denied.  17 pages, List 58.

CLIFFORD, Irene. Born Casterton 1892, mother Edith WEDD, schoolgirl, and father Timothy RYAN, her teacher. Adopted by Wesleyan Missionaries named Clifford, and subsequently gave birth to illegitimate child in 1908, claiming Enoch TONKIN is father. New Zealander Dan CLARKE, a butcher, and Edward DAWKINS also involved. Her testimony unreliable, no charge laid.  36 pages, List 5.

CLIFFORD, Mrs. J., Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1905 asking police help to get her daughter Elizabeth away from Mr. PHILLIPS, a travelling showman now in Melbourne.  Letters from mother and daughter on file.  Elizabeth is using the name Maud LINDEN and a card states she is a ‘champion lady boxer.’  21 pages, List 65.

CLIFFORD, Lily, Commercial Hotel, Parkes NSW, wrote in 1911 re Malcolm MacKINNON who went to Melbourne and has not returned; she is pregnant to him.  5 pages, List 98.

CLIFTON HILL.  Petition from residents in 1913 for constable to be stationed there; organized by S. WATT.  16 pages, List 108.

CLIFTON HILL.  Female child abandoned on doorstep of Salvation Army Haven, Alfred Crescent in 1918.  Police suspect it to be the child of Lois Hannah HAWKINS of Hobart, who came there to have a child but returned to Tasmania.  She is traced and has child Joan with her; father is Malcolm MOORE. 11 pages, List 75.

CLIFTON, S.E. Writes 3 letters from Corowa in 1920, seeking location of his sisters Gertrude and Mrs. W.H. EVANS.  James GRIGG of Melbourne handles family’s affairs, he is eccentric, a remittance man.  15 pages, List 3.

CLIFTON, Walter Sydney, c28 years, deserted wife Emma Catherine nee DIGBY at Waverley Sydney in 1913.  Not found.  8 pages, List 106.

CLOTHIER, Charles. Confined in Swan Hill lockup as a lunatic following a drinking spree; was a publican from Euston in N.S.W. File re payment to local woman Elizabeth PICKEN who looked after him. 5 pages, List 2.

CLULOW, Mr & Mrs. Sydney, sought by Private Harold H. WORTH, No. 3936 21st Battalion, England.  They wer living in Brunswick; found interstate.  8 pages, List 75.

COADE, Annie, Chilwell, tailoress, living with aunt in 1900, applied to have illegitimate children Peter Francis, born 1893 and Violet May, born 1894, put into Industrial School system.  9 pages, List 47.

COCKROFT, Elijah, cut throat of step sister Fanny MOTT in 1894.  Large file with lots of personal details on background of Mott, Millman and Cockroft families.  Murder weapon found after he had been executed and still on file.  List 41.

CODE, Catherine, wife of Alfred, charged with drowning her child Bessie in Albert Park Lake in 1902.  Brief prepared and copy on file, but case dropped.  20 pages, List 63.

COFFEY, Charles, charged with larceny in Melbourne in 1900 under name of Arthur Wilson.  Previously employed at Orwell Boarding House Beechworth; would appear to be a youth.  3 pages, List 45.

COFFEY, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane, wrote from Omeo in 1907, reporting the wife of Frank KING is neglecting her children; she was formerly of a servant of Sergt KENNEDY, killed by Kelly gang.  Police report gives her a bad character, wife of James, a cripple.  5 pages, List 44.

COFFEY, J.  Sgt of Police, Ararat, writes in 1910 re professional spieler and gambler Michael HASSETT who defrauded his son of various goods, worth £100.  His son manages a watchmaker’s shop.  11 pages, List 24.

COFFEY, T.V., Culcairn, NSW.  Wrote in 1906 asking to be re-admitted to police force; resigned to help mother retain her farm there.  Refused.  3 pages, List 69.

COGHLAN, Joseph, 63 years, committed suicide in Echuca gaol in 1911; report states he was a stranger there.  6 pages, List 101.

COHEN, John. Murdered 1892 at Stirling or Haunted Creek. Large file covering 1892-97, and another of 1894. List 1.

COHEN, Minnie, found on Yarrawonga railway platform, baby in arms in 1913; destitute.  Sister is Mrs J. WILLIAMS of Carlton.  Minnie has been out from England for c3 years.  Taken in by a charity.  5 pages, List 109.

COLDIN, Mrs. Florence, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1905 re her sister Mrs. ROW of Williamstown.  Found.  5 pages, List 64.

COLE, Amelia, bought her daughter Amelia de POMEROY from Maryborough to home of nurse Emma DENT, where she gave birth in 1917; Owen DAVIES is the father.  An attempt at blackmail is undertaken by Edward HEWINS and Constable Elcho FENTON, who are found out.  Criminal trial instigated.  This is a large file, List 71.

COLEMAN, H., Toowoomba, Qld wrote in 1918 re half-brother Alfred John MAINWARING, returned soldier, who had been discharged from military hospital in Melbourne after a breakdown and disappeared instead of visiting mother in Ripponlea.  Mother is ‘old and feeble’ and concerned about him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 73.

COLEMAN, Henry, writes a confidential letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1900, re the Rev. Samuel Alexander HAMILTON, a Presbyterian clergyman of Carlton, who is involved in various shady deals and gambling.  5 pages, List 45.

COLEMAN, J.J., Town Hall Tea Rooms, Toowoomba, wrote in 1907 re his son Joe, who had deserted his heavily pregnant wife in Brisbane.  Believes he is in Melbourne under the name of WILSON.  Wants him to pay maintenance to his wife, who is now living with him.  Mentions his sister Mrs. KENTISH and her bad treatment of the couple in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 81.

COLEMAN, J.J., Toowoomba Qld, wrote in 1908.  He has received a letter from Frank HARLOW advising that his son Joseph has been drowned; they had both recently joined a circus.  Investigations prove he story is false.  13 pages, List 85.

COLEMAN, Leslie F., 15 years, stowed away on Brisbane to Melbourne steamer in 1912.  Father F.F. Coleman of Brisbane wants him returned, but arrangements take some time.  12 pages, List 32.

COLEMAN, William, sought by Kate MAHER, South Townsville Qld in 1905; she has had a child by him and seeks maintenance.  He had been in Perth and was now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 69.

COLERAINE STATE SCHOOL.  Report in 1900 on immorality of students there. Offenders were Harry and Lawrence COOK, Lionel TOOLEY, Patrick CRIMMINS, Watty JARRETT, Eric SYLVESTER.  Head Teacher McINTYRE punished them.  3 pages, List 47.

COLEY, Wilfred Ernest.  Awaiting trial for murder of Gertie McGRATH in Sydney in 1920.  Fathered child by Catherine IRVINE in Melbourne, she now in care.  10 pages, some repetitive.   List 24.

COLLARD, Walter, commercial traveller.  Anonymous letter to police department in June 1887 from mother of a baby girl left at Tilley’s Hotel, Bourke St., Melbourne.  She states that Collard is the father, ‘make him pay for her maintenance’.  The mother is going into service; child placed with wetnurse Mrs. PHILLIPS of Footscray.  9 pages, List 51.

COLLERETTI, J., manager, vineyard near Heathcote.  Letters of complaint about the behaviour there are received by police in 1916; report states written by Mrs. PIASTRI who lives nearby and owes money to Colleretti.  14 pages, List 78.

COLLIER, Fanny, born London UK 1863, gave birth to illegitimate daughter in 1886.  Daughter Lillian G. SPENCE wrote from Fortitude Valley Qld., in 1910, asking police to find her mother.  7 pages, List 24.

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COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB asks permission in 1897 to run a race, and encloses copy of programme.  Officials and competitors were:  F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; secretary was F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB.  Ask police assistance in 1898 re Road Race; brochure on file, competitors named.  4 pages, List 17.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB:  Competitors and officials named: F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD FOOTBALL CLUB, seeks permission to present a gold medal to Constable W.H. Proudfoot, in 1907.  2 pages, List 15.

COLLINS, Albert John, charged with attempted carnal knowledge of Ellen LAHIFF, 13 year old schoolgirl, his sister in law, at Hawthorn in 1912.  She was born in Lucknow NSW, child of John Joseph and Jane Ann nee McGREGOR.  Collins was 24 years, worked on ships.  Case dismissed; police critical of change of testimonies.  25 pages, List 33.

COLLINS, Annie.  Master in Lunacy requests information on her background, 1869.  Had two children, one a girl Mary Ann, her husband was dead.  Police find she lived with William TAYLOR firstly, then – CULLEN.  Went to New Zealand with Cullen, was admitted to asylum there, then returned to Victoria and eventually admitted to Collingwood Asylum in 1866.  Edward GAMBLE of Redesdale provides some detail.  File includes a four page copy of report on tissue paper.  19 pages, List 4.

COLLINS, Mrs. E., Windsor, in 1916 asks for copy of gaol photo of late husband W.C. Collins, they don’t have any.  Granted.  3 pages, List 79.

COLLINS, George, committed suicide at North Dandalup W.A. in 1907.  Solicitors asked Victorian police to find his children Mary Elizabeth, Josephine, Herbert George, John Joseph and Laura, believed at Kilmore.  His wife Elizabeth was found at Numurkah.  17  pages, List 84.

COLLINS, John, deserted wife M.A. and five children at Kaniva in 1903.  Two letters from her on file.  Report states that she has her three brothers living with her and the eldest son is also working ‘not as poor as she makes
out’.  10 pages, List 56.

COLLINS, Mary nee CURTIN, c37 years, native of Co. Clare Ireland, sought by relative Mary CURTIN, Bendigo, in 1909.

COLLINS, Richard, manager of the Star of the South Gold Mining Co., Daylesford, and wife Isabella, sought by Perth solicitors in 1908; Isabella and Arthur BATEMAN, dentist, were beneficiaries of will of Mrs. Kate O’CONNELL, who died in 1905.  Police establish that Richard had died in 1895 and his widow had remarried to Samuel TREVENA and was interstate.  Bateman not found.  11 pages, List 84.

COLLINSON, Mrs Caroline, South Perth, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, who was in Melbourne, and hadn’t sent maintenance.  Found.  7 pages, List 101.

COLLIVER, Thomas, Rookwood NSW, asks in 1911 if police department has a record of his birth date c1872, as he had been a candidate.  No record.  3 pages, List 95.

COLLYER, Caleb, head teacher Colac State School.  Daughter May accuses him of incest in 1895; case dismissed.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  9 pages, List 25.

COLQUHOUN, Mrs. Annie, died suddenly at Camberwell railway station in 1900.  2 pages, List 50.

COLSTON, William. Murdered William and Mary DAVIS at Narbethong, 1891. Very large file.  List 1.

COMMONWEALTH RESTAURANT, 699 St. Collins St., Melbourne.  Report of fire there in 1905, cook Harry COWLEY raised alarm.  Occupied by Mrs. Julia WATERS. 2 pages, List 17.

COMPTON, Thomas, sought by wife in Fremantle in 1906; left 3 years ago, a sailor.  Found.  4 pages, List 26.

CONDON, Alfred, died in Victorian Asylum in 1895; attempt by police to get burial expenses from brother Robert H., mother Mary Ann and sister Mrs. J.J. LAWN.  12 pages, List 26.

CONDRON, William.  In partnership with McGUIGAN in Fitzroy in 1895, takes goods to Geraldton W.A. to sell them, and dies there.  Police asked to supply details, and file relates his drinking problem.  13 pages, List 26.

CONGUES, Albert Raymond, ship’s boy, deserted at Williamstown.  Found working under name of Albert ROSS and returned. 12 pages, List 105.

CONN, Mrs. T., widow of Constable [Thomas], sought by Mrs. L. COOKE, Parkes, NSW in 1916.  Cooke has had her father living with them and he has taken ill. Found.  5 pages, List 76.

CONNOLLY, James, employed at saw mill in Krambruk in 1900; became violet after heavy drinking and had to be restrained and sent to Geelong Hospital lunacy ward.  His wife and 7 children lived in Brunswick.  Locals Patrick LEE and George ARMSTRONG lodge expenses claims.  34 pages, List 44.

CONNOR, Frank, grocer, Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1907; has heard that his sister Lucy SYMES, wife of David, has died in Ballarat.  ‘They followed shows … side shows of some kind’.  No record of death.  4 pages, List 82.

CONNOR, Mrs. T., c/- Mrs. Brown, Ballina, NSW, wrote in 1919 re her husband J., an engraver, hasn’t heard for a month, has a sick child and no money.  Found in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 221.

CONNORS, Catherine, wife of Patrick, died suddenly at their home in Hawthorn in 1900; c45 years.  Report on.  2 pages, List 49.

CONNORS, James, Waurn Ponds.  File re death of wife’s newborn infant, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CONSAMMY, N., ice-cream vendor, wrote from Perth in 1897 re his daughter Alice SILVA who has disappeared from her mother’s home in Melbourne.  He is in WA with his son in law, Alice’s husband; he is mining at White Feather.  Photo of Alice on file, Indian, 23 years.  Not found.  See introduction re copying of photos.  18 pages, List 39.

CONSIDINE, Mrs. Elizabeth, laundress, Melbourne.  Takes in 13 year old Sarah HIGGINS, as her mother is a drunkard.  Her sister Margaret is working for her.  The pair run away from their home in 1882, and the mother tries to get them back.  Constable Walter SMEATON has a 5 year old child by the mother.  5 pages, List 57.

CONSTABLE, Walter, charged with criminal assault on child Mary ROSS (real name Evelyn Riddell STEVENS) at Rutherglen in 1895.  Her mother Janet’s first husband was Thomas STEVENS; they were divorced.  Second husband died in Albury.  Mother brings child to Melbourne for treatment of a ‘loathsome disease’ and loses money.  Police and charity look after them and return them for the trial.  File re proceedings and costs involved. 15 pages,  List 28.

CONSTANTINE, Julian, Myrtleford, applied to join Victoria police force in 1884.  4 pages, List 55.

CONWAY, Norman, also known as MILLER, charged with larceny on Alfred FITZSIMONS, stonemason in 1929, c16 years; parents live in Ascot Vale.  In 1932 he was arrested for another offence and sent to the reformatory.  Query on 1929 warrant.  Small photo of 3 men on file.  12 pages, some repetition.  List 89.

COODE ISLAND. File re illegal stripping of bark there, 1890s; fisherman and ferry operator named.  List 1.

COOK, Evelyn.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1905 re her father William G. COOK, who had left her and her younger brother William John Daryl Cook (11 years) to look after themselves, and gone to Melbourne.  She was 16 years old.  Father is found but refuses to support his son who is placed in the Industrial School in Adelaide.  9 pages, List 8.

COOK, Jane, arrived in Victoria from Westbury Tasmania in 1898, 68 years, born Ireland, widow, 6 children, 5 dead.  Picked up as destitute.  Police establish her daughter Mary LAW is at Dunolly, living with Harry APPLE, but she cannot help; is living in a tent with 3 children.  Jane is sent back to Tasmania.  18 pages, List 21.

COOK, John, wife Frances and family, Healesville, sought by son H.J. of Ballarat in 1907.  Found.  4 pages, List 82.

COOK, Robert. Murdered wife and stepchildren at Casterton in 1870s, never caught. In 1895 a blind prisoner named PRIMROSE in a NSW gaol, claimed that Cook was a fellow prisoner. His statement proves doubtful. History of the case given.  Second file of 1918 detailing three skeletons recovered in the area in the 1880s, believed to the victims, and placed in storage at Edenhope police stables until murderer found.  List 1.

COOK/COOKE, Robert, marine engineer, married with two children, 37 years, from London, attempted suicide in 1902 in Melbourne.  T.B. JEFFREY of Cottesloe, W.A. seeks police help in finding him, Cook stayed with him for some time, offers to help.  Cook’s father is in Newcastle on Tyne, and his family are at Whitley in Northumberland.  He supposes it is the drink that caused the attempt.  9 pages, List 20.

COOKE, Thomas, wrote from Little River in 1900.  His young son Samuel broke windows at the railway gatehouse No. 13, near Geelong, and he offers to pay damages, which is eventually agreed to, and a court case avoided.  16 pages, List 45.

COOLEY, Edmund Thomas.  His solicitor in Adelaide asks police to investigate an advertisement in the Isle of Man newspaper regarding the death of William Cooley who left there in the 1850s and died in Yackandandah in 1905.  Is the deceased a relation of Edmund’s father Thomas?  Letter on file from J. LACK confirming he had purchased the Yackandandah land of Cooley prior to his death.  7 pages, List 4.

COOMBES, Ada of Longley Tasmania, wrote in 1899 re her brother James, last heard of at Murchison. Letter from Mr. P. BRISBANE of Murchison on file, also letter from Beechworth solicitors. He was a surveyor, but working as a miner. Not found. 18 pages, List 2.

COOMBS, John Edward (8yrs) and Joseph Stafford (3 yrs).  Correspondence re sending them to the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum in 1864; their mother was mentally ill in hospital.  11 pages, List 4.

COOMBS, Leslie Rowden, born Winchester England, warrant issued for larceny at military camp Broadmeadows in 1917; married, returned soldier, uncle Alick GRAY and brother Edward in Adelaide. Not found.  17 pages, List 73.

COONEY, Dennis, lived in a hut at Frankston.  Found in a bad state in 1908 and taken to hospital where a large amount of money was found on him.  His daughter Mrs MOUNT in Fremantle, and makes arrangements for him.  Elizabeth Cooney, Bendigo, wrote that he may be the father of her late husband Harry; others provide details of the family in past years.  16 pages, List 86.

CONEY, H.E., Clerk of Petty Sessions, Charleville Qld., wrote in 1910 re ex policeman Denis Cooney, believed to have died in 1909.  His mother would be the nearest relative.  Not found.  6 pages, List 91.

COOPER, Clarence W., deserted wife in Tasmania, believed to be living with – WEEDON at Carlton in 1913.  He was a musician, believed to be travelling with a circus; found.  7 pages, List 107.

COOPER, William, clerk, 23 years, employed by Thomas W. Cooper, merchant, St. Kilda.  In 1928 cashed a cheque, kept money and disappeared.  Two photos of him on file, one with sheep; 2 pages, List 60.

COOTE, Audley, 19 years, 1905 report on him, ‘has a deformed and hideous face’ and attempts to get him into care.  He lives with an aunt Mrs. BENSLEY at Richmond.  His mother is Mrs. Margaret ATKINSON, Newport.  4 pages, List 64.

COPAS, Henry W., nurseyman, Wirrabara, Sth Australia, wrote in 1896 re R. WILSON of South Yarra who advertised dogs for sale, but never forwarded them after payment was sent, but fobbed Copas off.  Police report his real name is William Wilson and that he makes his living by fraud.  Copas wishes to prosecute, but Wilson clears off, deserting his wife in the process.  She takes out a maintenance order and he is arrested.  25 pages, List 37.

COPPING, Mrs Tasman, Kellevie, Tasmania wrote in 1913 re her brother Charles Edgar KINGSTON’s death and details of any assets he had.  A report is provided.  6 pages, List 106.

COPPOCK, Mrs. M. Wrote from Bowden South Australia in 1900 re her husband Arthur Herbert, who had deserted her. He had served in the NSW Naval Contingent that went to China. She saw a death of Robert Coppock in Victorian paper and wonders if he is a relation. Police ascertain no connection.  List 1.

CORCY, David, c38 years, charged with larceny of a horse and jinker in 1928 by his brother in law Thomas George MANLEY, tinsmith, Ironbark.  Photo of him with two children; 4 pages, List 60.

CORNICK, James, executed in 1857 for the murder of Agnes HORNE at Eaglehawk.  Information requested in 1897, and Inspector G. RYALL recalls case and gives details.  Query seems to be about any property he left.  18 pages, List 40.

CORRY, Claude, 12 years old in 1902; threw stones and broke a train window, in company with John FINDLAY, also 12 years; both pupils of Flemington State School.  His parent offers payment to railways, but police want to charge him with offence.  Eventually the case is dropped.  10 pages, List 63.

CORSTON, James.  Committed suicide in Melbourne in 1880; letters from his brothes Peter and John in New Zealand.  11 pages, List 4.

CORY, Alice Eddy, wrote long letter from Melbourne in 1817 re the people who were plotting against her, including her family, and encloses sample of the powder she has been prescribed.  She had been in Brisbane.  The file seems incomplete.  11 pages, List 71.

COSGRIFF, Dennis, cut his throat while lost in the bush near Beenack in 1911.  Rescued, he was bought to Melbourne by Joseph PAUL, licensee of the Yarra Junction Hotel and admitted to hospital.  Amos McOwen also helped.  His parents lived at Korumburra, and his ster Mrs GRIFFIN at Albert Park.  13 pages, List 99.

COSGROVE, Patrick, 30 years, charged with carnal knowledge of Frederina COOK, 17 years, at Shepparton in 1919.  Case dismissed after he married her.  8 pages, List 31.

COSTA, Raffale.  Telegram from NSW police, wanted for theft in 1900.  Previously in prison there, and photo and details on file.  Born  Italy. 1851.  8 pages, some duplicated, List 45.

COSTELLO, Pierce, wrote from Tumut NSW in 1916, asking that a warrant for desertion issued for his brother Gunner Thomas Costello be cancelled, as he was serving overseas.  5 pages, List 76.

COTINGTON, Phyllis of Hay, NSW, wrote in 1938 re William HICKEY, who had left his child Keith with her and not paid maintenance.  Asks that the child’s grandmother Mrs. LIEBEG of Bendigo be contacted, which is done.  6 pages,  List 2.

COTTER, J.W., Grong Grong Station via Junee, reported the loss of his South African Medal while in Melbourne in 1912; it is described.  6 pages, List 102.

COTTER, Michael, engine driver, deserted wife Rachel in Fitzroy in 1903; they were married in 1880 and had 8 children.  She took out a warrant for maintenance in 1914, he paid it until 1916.  In 1917 she activates search for him; found out of work.  27 pages, List 50.

COTTON, Henry, 40 years, and LEWIS, Henry, 35 years.  Tried at Maryborough in 1855 for highway robbery, but escaped from custody.  In 1866 Cotton is identified and re-arrested, but case collapses.  14 pages, List 35.

COULSON, Charles, wanted for support of his child by Mary CLARKE in 1895, but left Victoria.  In 1902 his father Alfred agrees to pay maintenance.  Melbourne solicitor’s letter on file.  3 pages, List 62.

COULTER, Joseph Henry.  Charged with setting fire to his house at North Prentice in 1912.  Report on case.  29 pages, List 32.

COUNSEL, Lawrence, married Mary O’O’BRIEN at Dungaree near Rylston NSW in 1882, but had already been married in New Zealand.  Letter from first wife, Mrs. Wentworth Counsel in 1888 on file, incomplete file.  10 pages, List 56.

COUSENS, Benjamin, charged with negligently discharging a pea rifle causing injury to Eliza Jane KEW at Bendigo in 1900.  Depositions on file from rifle owner Henry WATSON and witnesses Thomas RAY, a baker, and Robert KEW, brother of victim.  35 pages, some repetitive.  List 46.

COUTTS, Ada.  Wrote from Fremantle WA in 1907 re her sister in law Mrs Gordon COUTTS of Yarra Junction, who had failed to reply to her letters.  He had been brought back after deserting her some years ago.  6 pages, List 15.

COWARD, Harold Frederick of Footscray.  Deserted wife Amelia c1900, and believed gone to Sydney with uncle Harry ROGERS.  He was 19 yrs, a laborer.  Mrs. M. BEGLEY, a widow , of NSW, alerts police; he is courting her 18 yr. old daughter Katie and she doesn’t like it.  25 pages, List 3.

COWELL, John, Wynyard, Tasmania, wrote in 1916 re his son F.A., 22nd Battalion, who has asked him to send half his army pay to Miss MULLER, Footscray; asks details as to whether she is respectable or not. 4 pages, List 78.

COWIE, Thomas Henry.  A miner, of Zeehan Tasmania, he wrote in 1901, asking police to find his wife Charlotte Amelia, who had left him and taken their two children.  He believed her to be with John SPARK, a former Ballarat resident, who had been in Zeehan, and was separated from his wife.  4 pages, List 4.

COWLEY, Elsie, c/- Mr. FARRELL, West Coast Tasmania, wrote in 1907 asking if Duncan McDONALD, 30 years, born Dimboola, was married in Victoria.  She is engaged to him and has heard he is married.  3 pages, List 82.

COWLEY, George Edwin.  Deserted wife in W.A., seduced daughter of Mrs. CHAPMAN of Colac and had a child by her.  Solicitors in Perth make enquiries in 1902.  11 pages, List 16.

COWLING, Mrs.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1908 re William ALLEN, formerly in railways there and now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 5.

COX, Charles Herbert, sought by wife Edith, Townsville Qld in 1903.  He has relations in Brunswick, may use the name FRENCH.  She intends to sue for maintenance.  Sister and brother Thomas traced.  6 pages, List 65.

COX, James.  Wrote from Terrick Terrick in 1904, complaining of treatment by Constable BROWN of Mitiamo, who had falsely accused him of stealing from Hugh McLEAN, orchardist of Harcourt.  Cox’s son Peter mentioned.  29 pages, including three letters from Cox snr.  List 10.

COX, Patrick Joseph.  Bigamy alleged in 1886, but New Zealand police state he co-habited only with Sarah CAREY in Dunedin and had 4 children by her.  5 pages, List 57.

COX, Thomas Gilbert, Rising Sun hotel, Port Melbourne; in 1910 an anonymous letter claims he is living with another man’s wife and children – Mrs SCHULTZ.  He claims housekeeper only.  16 pages, List 93.

COXELL, John H., writes from Adelaide SA in 1897.  He gave money to a Mrs. BOURBAUD to return to her husband in Stawell, and is having trouble getting re-imbursed.  Constable J. Bourbaud reports that the writer is her brother in law and declines to pay costs.  7 pages, List 41.

COO YET (COYTT), William, murdered at Kilmore in 1877.  Report and further comment in 1882.  Large file, List 58.

COYLE, John. Information sought by wife M., Perth, WA, in 1909.  He was a carpenter and joiner, believed in Melbourne with the wife of HODGINS of Adelaide.  Found.  9 pages, List 91.

COZENS, John David, rate collector, Oxley Shire, embezzled funds and absconded in 1918, leaving wife and 5 children. Found to have enlisted under name Albert DRUMMOND and gone overseas.  17 pages, List 75.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CRABBE, Bernard, sought by mother Laura, Rose Park South Australia, in 1917.  He needs to support his child Harold who he left with her after his wife left him.  13 pages, List 75.

CRABBE, Mrs. L., Rose Park, South Australia, wrote in 1918 seeking Mrs. Mabel Crabbe, whose child she is caring for.  9 pages, List 81.

CRABTREE, Marion, wrote from Bundaberg Qld in 1899 re her son J.R., who telegraphed her for money for his return passage from Melbourne but has not arrived.  He was 30 years, well educated ‘is very clever with pen and pencil’.  12 pages, List 38.

CRAIG, WILLIAMSONS & THOMAS.  Warehouse fire 1897; background of Richard PEEBLES sought.  Large file, some water damaged and difficult to read.  List 20

CRAIGH, Rupert, child, accidentally kicked by a police horse in Melbourne in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 49.

CRANE, Barney.  Anonymous letter of 1919 alleges he has committed bigamy under the name of Robinson.  Police find he is living with Agnes THOMPSON and they have two children.  Crane says he married Louisa MULDER fourteen years ago and she deserted him.  5 pages, List 4.

CRANFIELD, Arthur, deserted wife and 3 children c1897.  In 1900 she asks police to find him, and he is located in South Australia, but declines to provide maintenance.  8 pages, List 45.

CRANSTON, Mary, 60 years, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912, wife of William.  6 pages, List 105.

CRAVEN, Thomas, wrote from Bendigo in 1895, wishing to join police force.  He was 20 years old.  2 pages, List 28.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Catherine, wife of George, died suddenly at Windsor in 1900; had been bedridden for some years.  5 pages, List 51.

CRAWFORD, William of Skipton.  Applies to join police force in 1906, but gave wrong age, so denied admittance. George RUSSELL of Langi Willi writes supporting letter.  3 pages, List 4.

CREE, Rosie Christina, 16 yrs, sister of Mrs. JONES, taken from Miss SUTHERLAND’s Homes by BLAIR family of Alberton, to help on farm, 1905.  They sell out and go overseas, and she is taken in by farmer Arthur WARREN and wife.  Rosie claimed Warren sexually assaulted her; taken by neighbour Dave JONES to KEATING family who look after her.  Also claims a sexual relationship with Jones, who is to marry someone else.  Her letters to her sister on file, as is statement by Ernest Henry CAUGHEY.  26 pages, List 3.

CREED, Eva, 27 years, daughter of Agnes, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1913, was living apart from her husband and with August GROSSMANN.  4 pages, List 108.

CREEDON, Emma, Clydesdale North near Maryborough, claimed in 1913 that Constable George, No. 3958 was the father of her illegitimate child; large file on her background and relationships.  Niece Alice YOURN’s child is boarded with her.  Case against Jones dismissed and scathing comments on her character.  List 107.

CRESWELL, Joseph, fell down abandoned mine shaft at Pitfield in 1896; working there with Francis McCAFFERY.  Large file re attempt to recover body and payment due to George COMMONS, John REID, Patrick MATHEWS, Thomas BROWN, who helped recover it, and which govt department should pay costs.  List 38.

CRESSWELL, J.G., Corrimal, South Coast NSW, wrote in 1909 re his uncle Thomas SIMPSON, butcher, late of Kibblesworth Colliery, Newcastle on Tyne England.  5 pages, List 89.

CRICHTON, A.L. Fifteen year old daughter Etheldom Grace missing, 1907. Father is a caterer and pastry cook at Kensington. Her photo on file. Found.  List 1.

CRICHTON, Jack, admitted to Royal Park Home in 1904.  In 1910 his mother Mrs. J. Crichton, wrote from Bendigo, asking for him to be returned to her ‘there is always an ache’.  Gives details of circumstances of his removal.  6 pages, List 54.

CRICKETERS ARMS HOTEL, Punt Rd. Richmond.  Anonymous complaint about Sunday trading in 1902.  Licensee was James McCONVILLE.  12 pages, List 16.

CRIGAN, Henry, hired to work in the detective police in 1885, but negative report on him.  Letters from father Charles in London and father in law Robert JORDAN on file.  14 pages, List 57.

CROCKETT, John, deserted wife Hannah at Ballarat in 1905; 34 years, member of Artillery Band.  Various Bands contacted, not found.  13 pages, List 82.

CROCKETT, May, married in New Zealand c1896, deserted her husband shortly after.  In 1910 he wrote from Randwick Sydney, asking police to trace her, she is using name TORBET.  Fund.  9 pages, List 97.

CROFT, Jane, 33 years, single, mother of 4 living children, made allegation of sexual assault against Constable HORNIBROOK at Kyneton in 1895, withdrew it, then took him to court for maintenance of her baby in 1896.  Very detailed information on the file, she is described as ‘a depraved, vicious, violet and most untruthful creature’.  She admits that Gavan Stewart WALLACE is the father of one of her children; her letters to him on file.  Case thrown out of court.  22 pages, List 37.

CROFT, Katherine, died in hotel in Melbourne in 1900, licensee Henry THOMPSON; found by servant Bella MIDDLETON.  Living apart from husband Thomas, a farmer, at Myrtleford.  23 pages, List 47.

CROFT, Mary, 25 years, wife of Charles, left her home in Warburton in 1913; seen catching a train to Melbourne.  3 pages and photo.  List 109.

CROLL, Mrs. Barbara, Mooroopna. Wrote a number of complaints from 1903 – 1905 that fruit from their orchard was being stolen ; detailed investigation undertaken, and comments about family on file.  29 pages, List 63.

CROMPTON, Barbara, 4 years, in 1912 was living with aunt Mrs MOORE, Wonthaggi, after death of her mother, but she can’t keep her any more.  Discussion as to action to be taken.  2 pages, List 103.

CRONAN, Mrs. Emily.  Attempted suicide in 1920, taken to hospital by police, no charges laid.  7 pages, List 24.

CRONIN, Denis, Melbourne, applies for plain clothes force in 1905, 29 years, born Sydney, newly arrived in Melbourne, formerly in Transvaal. Negative comment on file.  6 pages, List 52.

CRONIN, Edward, in 1900 found to be destitute, and arrangements made to take him to Bendigo Benevolent Home.  9 pages, List 47.

CROOKS, Victor Norman, deserted illegitimate child Victor Clive, son of Elizabeth BODY of Carisbrook, in 1906.  In 1907 he was found interstate.  8 pages, List 44.

CROSBIE/CROSBY/CROSSLEY, Clara. Lost in bush in Lilydale in 1885. File re search and finding her and unflattering report on her family.  List 1.

CROSBY, Catherine.  Enquiry from Master in Lunacy, 1868, re her property, which was sold.  Letter from her 1869 protesting this and explanation of police actions.  28 pages, List 4.

CROSS, Samuel John, committed suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1902 and buried by cousin.  Information sought by son John in Surry Hills NSW.  8 pages, List 63.

CROSSLEY, Mrs. Lily, wife of Frank, actor, assaulted by an unknown male at Albert Park in 1901.  Very detailed description of injuries inflicted, and anonymous letter claiming she was mistaken for someone else, as well as details of investigations, and a letter from father in law Harry Crossley, Richmond.  32 pages, List 53.

CROSTHWAITE, Benjamin.  See SOURIAN, Lilith.

CROTON, William John, returned soldier, farming at Raluana near Rupanyup.  Charged with carnal knowledge of his stepdaughter Mavis Croton in 1928.  Warning: this is quite a confronting file; employee Leonard Charles WHITE helped her to report to police.  Letters from her on file and copy of her testimony.  21 pages, List 59.

CROUCH, George.  Wife left him and their four children in 1919; he subsequently deserted the children.  They were placed in the Home of Hope Collingwood for a period.  Letter from their grandmother in Sydney, seeking their whereabouts in 1920.  9 pages, List 3.

CROUCH, Joseph, c30 years.  Information on him requested by farmer S. STEWART, Daytrope in 1913.  He recently married a 15 year old girl – RUSSELL, and was believed to be already married.  Report shows his wife died at Talbot c1904 and he then lived with Helena (Lina) MANGAN, by whom he had a daughter; child is now with her sister Mrs HEHIR in Adelaide.  8 pages, List 109.

CROW, Margaret, Emigration Depot, Geelong, wrote in 1866 asking the address of her brother in law Scott STEWART, who was in the police force; dismissed from force.  8 pages, List 78.

CROWHURST, Walter Birkett, attempted suicide at the Commercial Travellers Hotel Melbourne in 1912; taken to hospital by hall porter Frederick MALCOLMSON; David Augustus BIRRELL, commercial traveller, witness.  Wife in Sydney informed.  12 pages, List 104.

CROWLEY, Catherine, Balaclava, wrote in 1913.  Her husband Bert claims that police had told him she was misbehaving which she denies.  She lives with her mother and supports herself.  4 pages, List 109.

CROY, Joseph, robbed in Melbourne in 1907.  Offenders identified and sent to trial.  He lost a job in NSW while waiting for case to be heard; asks financial help.  4 pages, List 44.

CUGNET, M. Gaston; manager Mr. Maitland asks police presence on occasion of flying exhibition at Altona in 1910; agreed to.  4 pages, List 24.

CUISS, Augustus Andrew, 27 years, died after treatment by Chinese doctor James LAMSET of Bendigo in 1895.  Report on case and copy of newspaper article.  16 pages, List 27.

CULNANE, A. wrote from ‘Thugga’ Morven via Culcairn in 1898, asking help to locate her husband who went to Melbourne and has not returned.  He is a cripple.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

CULKIN, M.W., ‘writes for country journals’ claims assaulted by 16 year old Alfred FRASER near Broadmeadows in 1912.  17 pages, List 99.

CULKIN, M.W., Melbourne, wrote two strange letters in 1912, complaining of larrikins and police.  7 pages, List 32.

CULKIN, Martin William.  Wrote two letters in 1894, complaining of alleged assault and police inaction; report on his allegations, 18 pages, List 13.

CULLEY, Lilian, wrote from Bondi Sydney in 1901, asks police to trace her brother Gordon Samuel Culley, adopted by G. OLIVER of Horsham c14 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

CUMBLE, Susan, 69 years, died at Braybrook in 1903 and buried at government expense.  Assets sold to pay costs and Isabella DEMPSTER reimbursed.  14 pages, List 66.

CUMMERFORD, Alice, Glen Aplin Qld., wrote in 1915 re Thomas KELLY, who left Stanthorpe c1913; he was wanted for child maintenance.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

CUMMINS, Henry James and Thomas Michael and Henry NICHOLLS, tried at Children’s Court Melbourne in 1919, with breaking and entering shop of George Arthur HUDSON.  Witnesses Alexander John BLYTH and Richard Morton Lyell PIKE.  6 pages.  Henry charged with further offences.  8 pages, List 27.

CUMMINS, Philip, died at Mitcham in 1905, buried at government expense.  File details unsuccessful attempt to get sons Philip and John and daughters Mrs. HUNT and Mrs. ROBERTSON to pay costs.  14 pages, List 26.

CUNNINGHAM, Lilian May, employed at the Epidemic Hospital at the Exhibition in 1919, asks Clifford Henry NEWBERY, an orderly there, to mind her jewellery, but he pawns it instead.  14 pages List 31.

CUNNINGHAM, William Duncan, died suddenly in Fitzroy in 1894, 44 years.  Medical evidence states not suspicious, but James WALLACE, Pitt St Sydney, writes to police that a boarder – BLAKE (real name CAPPER) claimed he was poisoned in mistake for his wife Mary on whom he (Blake) had taken out a life assurance policy.  Police inclined to dismiss claim, but Blake returns and visits her.  (A most bizarre case.)  24 pages, List 38.

CURRAN, Mrs. Eileen, wrote from Fitzroy in 1917 complaining about the arrest of her husband William Edward Curran, a military deserter, without a warrant.  Detailed report on file.  11 pages, List 70.

CURRELL, James, left home in Albert Park in 1895 and disappeared.  Formerly a cab driver, 68 years, separated from second wife, had 3 daughters by a former marriage.  Relations FOGG family mentioned.  Report in 1901 when widow applies for probate.  Large file.  List 51.

CURRELL, Thomas George, lost in snow near Dargo in 1911, rescued by Constable D. STEWART, assisted by Alfred H. RYAN, licensee of hotel.  Detailed description of rescue given; Stewart commended.  12 pages, List 99.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee, Elsternwick.  Writes a series of eccentric letters on various matters in 1912, report states ‘is harmless’.  21 pages, List 104.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee. Charged with behaving in an indecent manner after being seen urinating in a gutter, 1915. Attempts to get case dropped; is the son of the late John, one of the founders of Melbourne etc. Was a sharebroker and former banker, and was well-known as ‘an honest man but I preserved my character as a gentleman, the rogues did not.’  List 1.

CURRY, Ada, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1909 seeking John CONSIDINE against whom she won a breach of promise case.  Found with brother; separated from wife.  6 pages, List 89.

CUTHBERT, Eileen, 10 year old daughter of Sophia of Thornbury, alleges indecently assaulted in 1928.  3 pages, List 58.

CUTLER, Joseph, wrote two strange letters to Sydney gaol authorities in 1899, from Drouin.  He mentions being examined by mind readers in Parramatta in 1897.  They suggest Victorian police keep an eye on him, but he is unknown at Drouin.  13 pages, List 41.

CUTMORE, B.D., Fitzroy, reports in 1913 that her husband J., has sent maintenance and encloses his letter from W.A.  2 pages, List 105.

CUTTING, Albert alias FRYER, deserted wife Catherine and 3 children at Warrnambool in 1908.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 86.

CUTTS, Thomas.  Wife wrote from Ballarat re his failure to pay maintenance for her and their 3 children, and she due to give birth shortly.  Police report she was never married to him, was originally Fanny SMITH and lived with him for some years.  She then left him at Penshurst and married –WRIGHT.  Police return his two surviving children to him.  4 pages, List 15.

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DALE, Harry, sought by mother M.A., Bathurst St., Hobart, in 1915.  ‘One of his brother has been killed in action, one wounded yesterday …’.  Found.  12 pages, List 80.

DALE, Maud of Carlton, wrote in 1899 re her father who imported a merry-go-round and has been travelling in N.S.W. with it. She and her sister are worried as they haven’t heard from him for some months. Police eventually track him down, but in the meantime he had written to her. 12 pages, List 2.

DALE, Thomas D., constable, Waratah, Tasmania, wrote in 1909 asking police to locate his brother William, last heard of in 1906 at Bridgewater; his letters have been returned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 90.

DALEY, George E.T., Northcote, takes out warrant in 1914 for 16 year old daughter Eileen Myrtle, believes she is possibly with Horace HEFFERNAN, a fair ground attendant in Sydney.  Found.  4 pages, List 110.

DALGLISH, William John, husband of Agnes, writes a series of letters in 1895 from Jumbunna, claiming among other things that neighbour Elizabeth MARTIN had committed bigamy with Walter TABOR.  Report states ill feeling between the two families because Dalglish’s daughter was dumped by Tabor for Martin’s daughter.  16 pages, List 27.

DALRYMPLE, William John. Committed for trial for murder of Annie HILL at Fitzroy in 1906; his background given. 4 pages, List 2

DALSCHECK,  Abraham.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children report in 1898 that he has left his two young sons on his property in Gippsland to fend for themselves.  5 pages, List 3.

DALTON, Ernest, also known as William BOWEN, escaped from Yarra Bend Asylum and went to NSW in 1917; a Victorian, 24 years, committed crime there and admitted to asylum.  Large file covers 1917-1918.  List 71.

DALTON, Francis Michael, jockey.  Location sought by solicitors WALLACE & Son of Sydney in 1900; file reveals he is living with a brothel keeper called CROSBIE.  10 pages, List 46.

DALWOOD, Norman Lawrence, assaulted Margaret Dalwood at Carlton in 1928.  38 years, known to police.  Photo of him with child, and one page report.  List 60.

DALY, Dudley Bernard, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1912.  He is in government service and requires his birth certificate, but his mother in Melbourne is ignoring his request, and the Government Statist has no record.  Mother interviewed and explains situation.  7 pages, List 103.

DALY, John, late of Sydney, died in 1874 on board steamer You Yangs, 76 years.  File re disposal of assets.  9 pages, List 31.

DALY, Mary.  Wrote from Sydney in 1905 re Edward DU VERGUR, who had deserted his wife Maria.  She is looking after her, but can’t continue.  7 pages, List 8.

DAMOND FAMILY, Ashburton, accidently poisoned in 1900 after eating decomposed meat.  3 pages, List 50.

DANCE, William, sought by Mrs Charles COOKSON, Salisbury Station near Brisbane Qld in 1914.  He was from Cirencester, Gloucestershire England, and arrived in Australia over 50 years ago; the uncle of her mother. Widow of William Edwin Dance, Hawthorn, interviewed, may be a relative.  6 pages, List 111.

DANGERFIELD, Mrs. St. Kilda, 1894. Wants to adopt her daughter’s illegitimate child, which is not expected to live. Daughter in hospital and husband being treated for ‘brain trouble’. Asks no inquest when child dies as it will upset husband; department agrees.  List 1.

D’ANGRI, Noel Arthur. Ran away from home at Bentleigh after quarrel with father. 12 yrs old. Photo of him and a young girl on file, taken four years previously. 4 pages.  List 1.

DANIEL, Annie, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote to police in 1912 re husband Francis, believed living in Melbourne.  He has come into a legacy.  File shows that he deserted his wife and 7 children in W.A. some years prior.  5 pages, List 102.

DANIELS, F.W., public servant, Kalinga, Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1938 re his wife, son Harold and unnamed daughter, who were living in Hawthorn.  He is divorced and has been supporting them, but they refuse to answer his letters.  Gives detailed background to case.  10 pages, List 2.

DANISH CLUB caretaker Julius SVANSKJER fell down stairs and injured himself in 1909; report on, 4 pages, List 53.

DANKS, John & Son Pty Ltd., South Melbourne.  Report on explosion at the foundry in 1913, accidentally caused by employee Terence George WILLIAMS.  6 pages, List 105.

DANN, Edith May, nee JOYNER, charged with bigamy 1930; married Frank Dann at Footscray in 1927 and subsequently Walter Wm. WARNHAM.  13 pages, List 2.

DARCY, Ellen, Woodend, wrote in 1911 re possible position in Victoria for her husband, at present a Police Inspector in Selangor Malaya, previously in Royal Irish Constabulary, as was his father.  3 pages, List 98.

DARLING HOTEL, Richmond.  Anonymous letter in 1902 that police frequent the place.  Report states not true, and that a rival Miss Hannah DUGGAN of the Royal Sailor Hotel is probably the person who wrote.  She was recently fined.  8 pages, List 16.

DASH, Charlotte. Alleged criminal assault on her, 1881. She was the daughter of the Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kerang. 8 pages, List 2.

DASHWOOD, George, deserted wife and child at Bathurst in 1905.  English, c30 years, ship’s engineer.  Not found; no photo.  6 pages, List 69.

DAULBY, Mrs. E., wrote from Adelaide in 1895 re her husband Henry who has not sent maintenance.  He is a butcher.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 29.

DAULBY, Mrs. E.  Wrote from North Adelaide in 1897 re her husband Henry, last heard of in 1895 with a butcher’s shop in St. Kilda, he deserted her.  Police find he is living with another woman.  6 pages, List 20

DAVENPORT, Mrs., ‘Beaufort’ Newtown, Sydney, NSW.  Wrote in 1899 re loss of valuable prize-winning Yorkshire Terrier, which disappeared from her husband’s chemist shop.  She believes it may have been stolen and taken to Melbourne.  5 pages, List 42.

DAVEY, F.K., Meeniyan, applies for Mounted Police, 1898.  1 page, List 20.

DAVEY, Reginald.  Of Boort, charged with killing 39 wild ducks in 1906.  17 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, John Y., wrote from Marrickville, Sydney in 1899 re a newspaper report of the drowning suicide of Alexander AITCHISON, a blacksmith.  Asks if it is his cousin, born Dunbar Scotland, c41 years, who arrived c1881 in Queensland.  Mrs. Mary THOMSON of Fairfield knew him; seems to be the same person.  10 pages, List 43.

DAVIDSON, Robert William, presented with a watch by locals at Woolsthorpe when he enlisted and left for the front.  In 1916 G. HAYWARD of Leeds Yorkshire wrote asking if local police could find where he was, as he had lost the watch at the Dardanelles, it had been found and Hayward wished to return it to him.  5 pages, List 80.

DAVIDSON, William. In 1917 deserted 5 year old son and wife and ran off with Jessie DOUBLEDAY, who left her husband William Henry at South Yarra, and took their 9 year old daughter with her. Doubleday has enlisted and wants his daughter back.  List 1.

DAVIES, Mrs. A., Collingwood, 1903, complains her husband (un-named) doesn’t provide enough for her and her 13 year old daughter to live on; he is a bootmaker, as is his brother.  The family formerly lived in Carlton, and neighbours there give her a poor report.  6 pages, List 25.

DAVIES, Annie (Mrs. Richard) Rocky Springs, Stewart’s Corner, Townsville, wrote in 1902 re Professor RICHARDS who treated diseases with electricity.  She had paid him money to cure her deafness but he has cleared out. A detailed report on him is compiled.  10 pages, List 63.

DAVIES, Christina Maria. Born Melbourne, married John A. McCONAGHY in 1877 and bigamously William DAVIES in 1877. She has had nine children by him. Davies had previously married Catherine LEWIS in Sydney, and deserted both wives, and married Alice LUND. Christina wants Davies found, 1909 but drops case. Her daughter is married to Michael FOLEY.  List 1.

DAVIES, Christina, South Melbourne, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, who deserted her in 1904; c46 years, assayer.  This is the same case as above, but has a lot of detail; file covers 1904 – 1908, and includes several letters from her and reports from police.  43 pages, List 84.

DAVIES, Elias, deserted wife Sarah and 7 children at Kerang in 1902; believed in W.A.  Bootmaker/miner, 44 years, brother Arthur John Davies is in W.A.  Found.  17 pages, List 62.

DAVIES, Thomas, pensioner Vic. Railways, died Northcote  August 1895, intestate.  Believed to have a married sister Margaret LEWIS in Cardiff.  List of assets sold.  6 pages, List 31.

DAVIS, Albert Edward Ryrie, wanted for embezzlement at Tumut NSW in 1907.  Photo.  2 pages, List 83.

DAVIS, Amy nee CRAMPTON. Committed bigamy. Married Frank DAVIS at Junee 1914, and they had five children. In 1930 she left him and lived with Jack LOVEBAND and later married him in Victoria.  List 1.

DAVIS, David, bootmaker, Spencer Street Melbourne.  Complains in 1908 about a Truth article in which he is described as a habitual criminal and his wife as a ‘lowdown harlot’, when their son David is in court.  10 pages, List 86.

DAVIS, E.E.   Of Port Pirie, wrote in 1906 re his son W., who had been in Yea.  Found.  4 pages, some torn, List 3.

DAVIS, George William, sought by wife Alice, Kensington, Sydney NSW in 1914; he was a linotype operator.  They have 3 children and she is a cripple.  7 pages, List 112.

DAVIS, Henry, wanted for maintenance of illegitimate child Henry TURNER in 1898; mother Alice Maud, barmaid, Sydney.  Found in Prahran.  6 pages, List 23.

DAVIS, Samuel Edward, wrote from Royal Park Receiving Home to the Governor General in 1917, seeking his freedom and rights.  Letter forwarded to police who report he enlisted in the army but because of mental state was returned when the ship reached South Africa; believes he is the King of Australia etc.  His wife and 3 children lived in Caulfield. 6 pages, List 72.

DAVIS, Soames, murdered or disappeared Beechworth, 1862.  In 1882 Henry McKAY claimed that the bushranger POWER was the offender.  The very large file includes the 1862 investigation and 1882 comments.  List 58.

DAVISON, Richard, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1912 re his wife L.E., who left for W.A., but never arrived there, and whom he suspects got off the ship in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 101.

DAWSON, Charles.  Petition for release after being imprisoned for assault on William THOMSON at Kyneton in 1864.  2 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, Ernest.  Sought by wife in Sydney in 1906; not found.  5 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, F., wrote to Premier, re locating her sister Jane SMITH.  Original letter not on file, but sister found at Kiata near Nhill.  5 pages, List 48.

DAWSON, Frederick James, 44 years, baker/cook, deserted wife and 7 children in Prahran c1900, believed to be in W.A. with barmaid Bessie SCANLAN.  In 1909 wife asks police to trace him; not found.  12 pages, List 91..

DAWSON, J.H.V., wrote a number of letters from Perth in 1899.  His brother, H.E. of Bourke Street Melbourne, advised.  He suffers hallucinations.  11 pages, List 39.

DAWSON, Sarah, Richmond, deserted by husband George in 1910; carpenter and joiner.  Found in New Zealand, he promises to pay maintenance but fails to do so.  In 1911 she again asks police to find him.  21 pages, List 95.

DAWSON, William.  Deserted wife Sarah Ann and children May, Victoria, Lillie,  Leo, Lena, Leslie, Bert and 15 mth child.  He was a glassblower, 42 yrs, had a brother Hugh in New Zealand.  Found.  33 pages, List 4.

DAY, Daniel, sought by Mrs A. WARREN, Darlinghurst NSW in 1912.  She has his 10 year old child, and she has fallen ill.  He was working in Melbourne. Found.  6 pages, List 102.

DAY, Herbert William, Standard Bank of Australia, Geelong, asks police to keep an eye on James ASHLEY who is traveling around with Day’s steam merry-go-round.  Confidential report shows Ashley owes money.  4 pages, List 28.

DAY, Marcella.  Her Dramatic Company asks police presence for performance at Brighton Town Hall in 1895; original flyer on file.  3 pages, List 26.

DAY, Thomas of Hawthorn, wrote in 1906, asking if Mrs. GALE, an old friend, needed to register under the Infant Life Protection Act, as she was looking after his twins.  Their mother had died giving birth.  3 pages, List 3.

DAYLESFORD. Dynamite explosion at office of Advocate newspaper, 1895.  List 1.

DAYLESFORD CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.  Complains to police that Leonard BIBLE and Martin DWAN are running street bets on races.  Report states that the claim is by Charles DEVLIN who had to apologise to the local constable for slandering him and no truth in claim.  6 pages, List 16.

DEACON, Mrs S., nee BRAGG, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if uncle Robert BRAGG, who left England c40 years ago and died shortly after arrival in Australia, has left her anything.  5 pages, List 100.

DEAN, Margaret.  Gives birth to an illegitimate child on the Sydney Express train in 1899.  File re her removal at Seymour and care of her and child.  Father of the child given as William MARSH.  She and Marsh had been employed by Frederick HENDY, farmer, Katunga.  Marsh’s father William at Coburg.  Her brother Robert and family live at Yarrawonga.  35 pages, List 16.

DEANS, George.  Information sought in 1912 by Sydney solicitors on his marriage to Lydia PEARCE said to be in Warrnambool c1884.  She was the daughter of James and Margaret.  11 pages, List 100.

de BUSSIERE, Paul alias BARRON.  French Consul in Melbourne asks for and receives detailed report on him and on Wilson D’ARGENTAN in 1905.  17 pages, List 64.

de CHANEET, Victor, 16 years, wen to Qld about 1909, supposed to have returned hasn’t done so.  Information sought by G.S. de Channet, Malvern.  Found.  5 pages, List 100.

DEED, George Robert, 37 years, assaulted his wife and burnt down his house at Majorca in 1896, then attacked Dr P. CUNNINGHAM at Talbot, before suiciding.  His body was later found by George GEDDES of Sandy Creek.  File details case, including calling on Aboriginal trackers and draining a nearby dam.  31 pages, List 35.

DEELEY, Mrs M., Semaphore, South Australia, wrote in 1910 re husband E., who went to Victoria over a year ago; found.  5 pages, List 97.

DE FOE, Caroline Matilda, sought in 1897.  Incomplete file, but her employment history given, and she is found in an asylum.  13 pages, List 40.

DEFRAGA, John, 39 years, born Melbourne, left for America in 1908.  In 1909 his wife asked police to find him.  Found.  3 pages, List 88.

DE FRATUS, Frank, Mullewa-Cue Line, Western Australia, asked police in 1908 to find his wife Ann Ruth nee SOUTHAM or TALLON; born Rushworth.  5 pages, List 86.

DEFRIES, Colin, Melbourne Motor Garage, wrote in 1910 re placing taxi cabs in the streets.  2 pages, List 54.

de GALCZYNSKI, Henri, 28 years, sought by brother Rene in Sydney in 1902.  He is a draughtsman, decorator and violinist.  Believed to be with Marian CHAUMET a much older woman.  Found to have used the name Otto PERL in Melbourne, believed gone overseas.  11 pages, List 62.

de GATCZYNSKI, Henri, sought by brother Reni in Sydney in 1901. He has taken money and run off with Mme Marian CHAUMET, who left her husband c2 years ago. They may be using the name BENEDETTI. Henri was 27 yrs old, Marion about 57 yrs! 23 pages, List 2.

DEGERING, Mrs. A., South Yarra, living apart from her husband, an un-naturalized German, she complains in 1916 that he has been threatening to take the children she has away from her.  Interviewed, he claimed she had left him for another man.  5  pages, List 78.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth. Living with Henry CARR and registers birth of Leslie Hilton Carr in 1893. His wife Mary Ann Carr claims false registration of birth as they are not married. She has been married to him for 29 years and has nine children.  List 1.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth, wife of John.  Henry CARR, proprietor of Brighton Coffee Palace, named as co-respondent in divorce case in 1895.  His wife is divorcing him and reports false registration of birth.  12 pages, List 26.

DELANEY, Walter, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1911 re sister Clara May, who left her employment in Melbourne and had not returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 99.

DELARGE WRIGHT, A.L. 3 page letter from her in 1914; ‘was a bad woman once but not now.’  Incomplete file.  List 110.

DELLA MADDALENA, Andrea.  Hanged himself at Nagambie in 1910.  Italian Consul in Melbourne seeks details of estate etc.  19 pages, List 23.

DELLA VEDOVA, Battista, complains to Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1915 about his ill-treatment by Marong police.  Detailed report states previously admitted to lunatic asylum, is acting strangely; his son, who lives in Gippsland, is interviewed and says father deserted his family in Italy 15 years ago.  Quite a graphic report of his living conditions.  8 pages, List 81.

DELLOR, E.B., St. Kilda.  Asked for her son in the Reform School at Ballarat to be released to her in 1882; refused.  4 pages, List 57.

DE LOMBA, Marsel, wrote from Bathurst Gaol in 1915 asking police to find his sister Lila, believed with aunt Mrs. DIXON.  Not found.  4 pages, List 79.

DELMARCO, Brigida, Ponte, Italy, wrote in 1912 re father Francesco, last heard of at Inglewood.  Extensive search undertaken, including interview with widow of Domenico Delmarco who gives details of his family.  30 pages, List 71.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB. Melbourne. 1899 report on.  List 1.

DEMPSEY, David, deserted wife Marie Bridget and 5 children in Carlton in 1893.  File covers search for him in 1894. 13 pages, List 38.

DEMPSTER, Mrs Florrie, South Melbourne, deserted by husband William Robert in 1908; she is pregnant.  4 pages, List 84.

DENARO, Filippo, oyster saloon keeper, Brisbane, left there with his 8 year old son to seek medical help in Sydney in 1913 and has never returned; believed to have gone back to Italy, leaving his wife destitute.  5 pages, List 105.

DENNIS, Annie, wrote from Perth, Tasmania in 1905.  While in Melbourne she had left money to Robert HUTCHINSON, then working at a butcher’s shop in Hawthorn, as he had gambled his away.  She has written several letters, but he has not repaid it or replied.  5 pages, List 65.

DENNIS, Rosa Mary, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re Elsie Mary MORRIS, eldest daughter of William Morris, boot factory, Abbotsford.  She has had care of her for 3 years; is now 10 years old.  She went on a visit to her father, and has not returned.  5 pages, List 84.

DENNISON, Ethel May, absconded from the Scots Church Home for neglected children in 1896; caught and returned.  Costs on file.  She had been licensed out to Mrs. ROTHERHAM of Surrey Hills.  12 pages, List 37.

DE PLEVITZ, George Richard. Bigamist. Married Elsie E. HANIGAN in Sydney in 1912, had three children by her, then married Ivy LAYTON in Melbourne in 1925. His mother is Mrs. Mary Ann LUFF.  1928 report.  List 1.

DERWAN, Mrs, living apart from her husband at 6 Parker Street Footscray in 1917 and with ‘Darky’ FEATHERSTONE who had enlisted.  Anonymous letter complains of her behaviour.  4 pages, List 72.

DE SILVERIA, Frank, sought by M. De Silveria of Albert Park in 1894.  He was also known as Frank Silver, has a brother James, and was 16 years old.  9 pages, List 13.

DE SILVEIRA, M., Northcote, complains in 1902 of police treatment of her brother Charles.  Detailed report on file.  10 pages, List 61.

DE SMEET, Arthur, sought by Belgian Consul in 1880, found interstate.  17 pages, List 17.

DESMOND, Nellie/Ellen, gave birth to male child at Women’s Hospital in 1904 and gave false information to staff and child registered as Harry PERKINS.  Police investigate but no prosecution; birth entry changed by registrar.  16 pages, List 63.

DESSENT, Mrs. D. Cora Lynn via Garfield, Gippsland, wrote in 1917 re her sister Dorothy KING who had come from Western Australia and been drinking heavily.  7 pages, List 73.

DEVINE, John.  Died suddenly at 65 Simpson St., East Melbourne in 1898, home of his brother in law.  2 pages, List 18.

DEVITT, Alan Francis, born Beech Forest 1912 and never vaccinated; file includes doctor’s certificate.  9 pages, list 110

DE VOSTOK, George, arrested in Melbourne in 1900 and charged with attempting false representation on S.W. SUTER of Launceston.  Admits previous offence in South Africa.  9 pages, List 47.

DEW, Arthur, Camberwell, asks Chief Commissioner in 1915 not to dismiss him for his drunkenness; has signed the pledge.  2 pages, List 81.

DEWING, George Mathew. Sought by W.A. Zuill, MLA in NSW in 1918 on behalf of unnamed sister who is anxious to contact him. Found. 7 pages.

DE YORK, Madame. Prosecuted for fortune telling at Eastern Market, 1897.  List 1.

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DIBBS, Emily, alias Madame FITZJAMES, ‘professional abortionist’, convicted of murder of Mrs. Adele DIXON in 1896.  20 pages, List 37.

DIBBS, Emily. Summoned in 1899 for failing to contribute to the maintenance of her three children Emily, Harriet and Arthur who are Wards of the State. She is in prison, but owns rental property, the proceeds of which could be used for the children. 10 pages, List 2.

DICKENS, Georgina, wife of the licensee of Robin Hood Hotel, Drouin, claims an unknown woman left a baby with her in Melbourne in 1894, but it is really the illegitimate child of her daughter Rhoda DOBBIN, and she is trying to get rid of it.  Witnesses Charlotte HUNTINGTON and Dr. Robert Merry SMITH confirm true position.  19 pages, List 24.

DICKIE, Mary Gill, daughter of a clergyman from Colac, alleged she was raped by James McKENZIE at Mrs. PLEWS Boarding House in South Yarra in 1912.  She was single, 43 years.  He was a friend of the HARRISONS, a newly arrived couple from England.  Dr. HORN who had been treating her gives her “a terrible character” and the case is withdrawn.  7 pages, List 33.

DICKINSON, Mrs. Senior, Newfield, near Port Campbell, complains in 1904 that her husband, from whom she has been separated for some years, is poisoning her cattle.  Stewart SMITH, carpenter, Darlington, writes on her behalf.  19 pages, List 68.

DICKSON, William George, sought by deserted wife in 1910; she is ill and needs maintenance.  5 pages, List 93.

DIETZ, Albert Richard, German, 40 years, formed a company in 1908 and absconded.  Found interstate.  9 pages, List 86.

DILLER, Charles.  Wrote from Pine Lodge near Shepparton in 1898 re his daughter Esther Louisa, 19 years, who was supposed to be with Mr. & Mrs. FLEMING at Werribee.  7 pages, List 18.

DILLON, E.  File re his failure to pay burial costs of illegitimate child of M.A. TIPPING, who he later married.  Two letters from him on file, 1903.  14 pages, List 4.

DILLOW, Annie May, 15 years ran away from employer in 1901.  Mother Eva, North Melbourne, writes a number of letters, mostly repetitive asking police to find her.  Found.  56 pages, List 53.

DILLOW, Eva Ethel Evangeline, Northcote, in 1909 asked for police help as her husband was threatening her.  Report states is very eccentric and do not believe claim.  10 pages, List 88.

DILLOW, Eva, North Melbourne, asks police help in 1909, claims husband states she is insane to avoid paying maintenance.  Husband Ernest is interviewed and explains situation.  6 pages, List 91.

DINSMORE, Bartley Stone, deserted wife Elizabeth Rice; Scottish, a contractor, 50 years.  Committed suicide in 1904.  Incomplete file.  4 pages, List 56.

DITTMER, R.  Wrote from Goulburn NSW in 1897 re his uncle Conrad BOETTCHER, who was supposed to be keeping an hotel at Melbourne, according to Dittmer’s mother in Germany.  Conrad was born near Hamburg Germany, and would be 40-50 years old.  Not found.  13 pages, List 6.

DIRKX, Arthur, sought by wife Florrie, Maidstone, Kent England, in 1911 and 1912.  He deserted in 1906, a chef at various places.  Found in 1911, but absconded again in 1912.  23 pages, List 71.

DIX, Emily. Anonymous letter claiming her husband a drunkard etc. Letters from her re her children Emily, Isabella and Louisa in Industrial School; she is in Yarra Bend. 4 files in all covering 1869-1872.  List 1.

DIXON, E.J., a J.P. in Prahran, forwarded to police some threatening letters received by him in 1885; they are on file.  Investigations of Edward RUSSELL and his wife, who used to work for him, and estate agent Frank E. EDGCOMBE are inconclusive.  A large file, List 57.

DIXON, Mrs Ellen, Windsor, claims in 1908 that a female child in her care, is the daughter of Ada O’ROOKE who has died, and seeks help in caring for her.  Detailed report covers whether the child’s real name is Alvira Montigue LOWE,  or a child of Mrs Rachel ROOKE of Tatura, who married her first cousin, or of Dixon herself.  Various people take the child: Mrs COPE, Mrs Sarah SPARGO, widow, Mr CRONE, jeweller, Fitzroy.  This is a very complicated file.  29 pages, List 85.

DOALMAN, Ada Matilda, 26 years, murdered by Walter Edgar ERFURTH who then suicided in 1913.  Letters from her brother Charles, a Sydney constable, her sister Rosie and her mother Sarah, seeking details and giving background.  29 pages, List 94.

DOBIE, Thomas. Unregistered doctor, file re plans to charge him, 1880-1881. 25 pages, List 2.

DOBLE, Philip.  Sought by brother in law Charles HEYNEN of Mallala Sth Australia in 1888. He left there the previous year and hasn’t been heard from; 31yrs, native of Devon England, sister Mrs. John HARVEY lives in Clunes.  6 pages, List 5.

DOBSON, George, killed his 3 children and a neighbour Peter DIMSDALE near Springhurst in 1894, then suicided.  17 pages, List 24.

DODD, Hugh Gray. File re cost of his burial after his death at Pakenham in 1920. Wife Annie located in Maitland, but states he deserted her twenty years ago and she can’t pay the expense. File includes list of his assets. 15 pages. List 1.

DOGEAL, Rose, Fitzroy, complained in 1914 that she was knocked down by a car driven by Carl William JUNKER of Fairfield, and her clothing damaged. Her friend Elsie O’NEALE supports the claim.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 113.

DOHERTY, Dennis, vagrant, found dead under a bridge at Seymour in 1898, crawling with lice.  At first unidentified, local photographer R.A. LESLIE is asked to take a photo, which is on file.  Subsequent dispute over his charge.  Body subsequently identified as Doherty, c45 years, Irish, Catholic, single, had been recently in Lancefield.  15 pages, List 46.

DOHERTY, Joseph, sought by Mary O’NEILL, of Gympie Qld, in 1911; she has had a child to him and he owes maintenance.  Found.  5 pages, List 101.

DOHERTY, Michael, Marshalltown, 14 years old in 1899, when charged with placing obstructions on railway line near Conewarre.  3 pages, incomplete file.  List 43.

DOIG, David, deserted wife E.H., Malvern, South Australia c1912 and went to Scotland.  He was a baker, 52 years.  In 1917 she asked if a man in Geelong by the same name was him; no.  10 pages, List 72.

DOLAN, Mrs. Helena.  Writes from Brisbane Qld in 1899; was deserted by husband Tom 3 years ago.  His father lives in Echuca.  Not found.  8 pages, List 17.

DOLAN, Mrs. Thomas, wrote from Brisbane in 1896 re her husband who left 4 weeks ago for Echuca, to see his ailing father, and hasn’t returned home.  Father interviewed and said son was heading home, but he hadn’t returned.  9 pages, List 36.

DOLAN, Thomas.  Information sought by wife Thelma, Carlton, in 1906; has heard he is dead.  His father, brother Frederick and sister Mary interviewed.  He was a Victorian, hairdresser, 40 years.  14 pages, List 71.

DONOVAN, Frank.  Deserted wife in Sydney c1893.  She writes in 1897, asking police to find him, family in Bendigo.  Not found.  15 pages, List 20.

DONOVAN, F.W., Preston, reported in 1908 that William JOHSON of Arthur Street Preston is ill treating his mother Jane, who was 83 years.  Detailed reported on case; Johanna CORRIGAN, a neighbour, is interviewed.  16 pages, List 87.

DONAGHY, Thomas, sought by wife Florence of Kew in 1889; last heard from at Townsville Qld, working on a lighter.  He was a native of the North of Ireland, c40 years, ship’s steward.  She was in poor circumstances.  Not found.  22 pages, List 43.

DONCASTER, E.S. & A. Bank, William Meader, officer in charge.  Robbed in 1891; report on.  4 pages, List 55.

DONNELLY, Joseph William, sought by Mrs. G.A. AMES of Drouin in 1900; she’s in poor circumstances and he’s her only relative in the colony.  Not found.  17 pages, List 47.

DONNELLY, Maggie, daughter of Hugh and Mary, gives birth to an illegitimate child, Ruby, in 1897, which subsequently dies.  She is known locally as REED and claimed to have married William Reed at Hamilton in 1889, and separated from him when she found out he was already married.  They had a child, registered as Herbert Donnelly Reed, now being cared for by her mother.  Reed was born Wisbeach England, and was 42 in 1889.  Quite a complicated story, with lots of personal detail.  23 pages, List 40.

DONNELLY, Mary A., file re ability of father Andrew of Barkstead to pay for her upkeep in asylum, 1891.  7 pages, List 51.

DONOHUE, W., Zeehan, Tasmania, asks Victoria police in 1909 to help get his wife Eva and child away from her mother and stepfather KELLY in Carlton as they are ill-treating her, and to him in Tasmania.  6 pages, List 53.

DONOVAN, Catherine, 34 years, dressmaker, Windsor, sudden death of, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

DONOVAN, J.H. Wilson, taken to court for non payment of maintenance of children in Industrial Schools, 1894; details of family life given, 5 pages, List 13.

DOOLAN, Joseph, sought by wife in Geelong in 1898.  They have 2 children and she hasn’t herd from him for some months.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 20.

DOOLAN, Mary.  Anonymous letter from Newtownship near Kilmore in 1895, alleges she concealed the birth of a child.  Police report on family.  6 pages, List 29.

DORMAN, Reginald, electrician, sought by mother Mrs Nellie ALLEN, Sydney, in 1914; husband Thomas W. Allen has deserted her, now in gaol.  12 pages, List 113.

DOUGLAS, William, wrote from Pyrmont, Sydney in 1909 re his niece Mrs. McKAY  who went to the USA after the death of her husband; seeks her address.  Solicitor supplies details.  7 pages, List 70.

DOUGLAS, William Ernest Donald, sought in 1909 by J.J. CORRIGAN, Brisbane, on behalf of his wife whom he left in 1908.  He was 35 years, an insurance traveller.  Not found.  7 pages, List 87.

DOWELL, Henry.  Letter from David PAULEY, Elizabethville, Congo Free State, advising of his death in 1911.  His wife Ellen, at Prahran, asks for help in getting his estate sorted.  5 pages, List 101.

DOWLING, Francis, miner, Tasmanian, deserted wife in 1900.  H. McKenzie, Larundel, Toorak, his father in law, wrote a series of letters in 1901 as police traced him around various mining sites.  63 pages, List 52.

DOWNES, George, Conclurry, Qld., son of James, a recent arrival, wrote in 1911 seeking his uncle J. NOAKE who was living near Woodend. 4 pages, List 100.

DOWNTON, Richard C., deserted wife, a nurse, in Sydney.  In 1911 she asks police help to find him.  7 pages, List 100.

DOWSETT, Thomas, Manning Shire Council, Taree NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking his brother John George, born 1826, native of Wiltshire, Salisbury, left England when c17years and never heard of again. His parents were William Edward and Charlotte.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

DOWSEY, Isaac, Collingwood, wrote in 1901 asking NSW police to confirm whether the death of a Richard in outback NSW, mentioned in a newspaper, is his brother; yes. 7 pages, List 53.

DOYLE, Ann.  Fire at her rented shop in Mark St. South Melbourne in 1865; daughter Madeline suspected.  Fire put out by neighbour George ABSOLOM.  Owner of shop was Thomas BARBER.  13 pages, List 4.

DOYLE, J.P., ship’s fireman; wife wrote from Portland, Port Adelaide in 1918; he hadn’t returned from Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 75.

DOYLE, John, Seymour, receives suicide note from John P. O’BRIEN, posted from NSW in 1894, asking him to look after his children Elizabeth Rose and Mary Joseph who are with his wife in Seymour.  O’Brien was formerly Inspector of Nuisances there, a Victorian, 32 years, who got into financial trouble.  Suspicion that O’Brien has faked death as no trace found.  15 pages, List 24.

DOYLE, Michael, died June 1899 at Bendigo; made his Will on day of his death.  Daughter J. Doyle c/- Ariah Park Goulburn NSW wrote in 1913 re disposal of assets.  (Very difficult to decipher writing).  Sister Katie LYNCH mentioned.  16 pages, List 32.

DRAKE, Harry, deserted his illegitimate child Arthur ROBERTS, mother Susie Florence Roberts, housemaid, Richmond; she took out a warrant.  He was a seaman on coastal steamers, 32 years.  In 1920 his mother was found in New Town Tasmania, and revealed that his wife (nee COOK), was very ill and living with her parents at Chudleigh, Tasmania.  In the meantime Susie had moved to Bendigo and was living with HECKER.  13 pages, List 54.

DREW, Martha, Redfern, NSW, wrote in 1914; her husband George has stopped paying maintenance.  Found in Fitzroy, he claimed to be applying for the old age pension; claimed she had adult children in Sydney who could support her.  5 pages, List 114.

DREWETT, Phillip Charles, wanted in 1908 for carnal knowledge of Mary Ann STANDING; c23 years.  Photo and 6 pages, List 92.

DREWITT, Thomas.  Convicted of bigamy in 1897; married Ellen FERTCH in South Australia in 1882, and Elizabeth KING in Warrnambool in 1892.  27 pages, List 40.

DRIGGETT, S.J. Returned soldier No. 5826, 21st Battalion.  Police receive a request from Red Cross in 1919, on behalf of an English woman, querying his marital status and character.  Not good and may have committed bigamy in 1914 in NSW with a Miss FLYNN.  8 pages, List 3.

DRINNAN, Bridget, Maitland NSW, wrote in 1913 re her son Con, not heard from since 1911.  Found, says will return home but doesn’t.  [Her letter is very faint].  5 pages, List 105.

DRUCE, Mrs. North Melbourne, complained of neighbours in 1901; report states she is ‘an old widow lady’ c60 years, delusional.  Dressmaker daughter lives with her. 5 pages, List 51.

DRUMMOND, William, owed wife May Evelyn of Hawthorn maintenance in 1919; died in Castlemaine 1920.  4 pages, List 31.

DRUMMOND, William H., School teacher, Samaria near Benalla.  Shed burnt down in 1897, neighbour Michael DUFFY suspected.  Report on ill-feeling between the two, newspaper cuttings, etc.  45 pages, List 20.

DRUMMOND, William Henry, Police Magistrate. Died of snake bite 1868 at exhibition of snake bite cure.  List 1.

DRYDEN, James Tait, left UK for Australia in 1871.  In 1912 his son Robert O., Dryden, Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne England, wrote asking police to trace  him.  Various Dryden family members interviewed, but not found.  18 pages, List 71.

DUANE, Michael, 54 years, labourer, killed on Yarraville railway line in 1900; porter John McALLISTER notifies police. 4 pages, List 48.

DUDLEY, Roy, Sydney, wrote in 1914 seeking Beatrice WHITE; last heard of in Fitzroy.  Found, now married, and doesn’t want her address known.  6 pages, List 110.

DUDLEY, Sam, Menzies, West Australia, wrote in 1901 re his wife Margaret nee STELPH, who left there in 1898; 22 years, relatives live in North Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 52.

DUDLEY, W.H., stoker, on H.M.S. Psyche at Sydney, asked for leave and to draw reserved money.  Police confirm wife in South Yarra in financial difficulties.  5 pages, List 32.

DUFF, Marie and Frank Alexander, Cardinia, South Gippsland.  Complained in 1928 that they were coerced into signing contracts to buy land from John QUINN & Co. P/L.  Quite detailed report on case.  19 pages, List 76.

DUFLOU, Jacques Philippe.  Information sought by Belgian Consul in 1879; had been boarding with B. VAUGHAN in Melbourne.  Traced.  15 pages, List 76.

DUFFY, J.G., Outtrim, 1898, complains of the ‘miserable pittance’ allowed him as a witness in court case at Korumburra; employed at Coal Pits there.  4 pages, List 20.

DUFRESSE, Captain of ship Le Finistere, complains (in French) 1880, of cab driver over charging him.  7 pages, List 4.

DUGGAN, A., Wagga Wagga, asks for background of Peter McKENZIE formerly of Hamilton in 1913; he has proposed to his daughter.  Reply confirms claims; father was manager of local bank.  6 pages, List 92.

DUGGAN, Laurence, died at Malmsbury in 1865, had been in colony for 12 months, had cousins James at Kilmore and Edward at Werribee.  Correspondence re personal property which was found to be worthless.  11 pages, List 34.

DUGGAN, William, farmer, Woorenen, Mallee district, near Swan Hill, reports attempt to poison him and Robert WOODBURN in 1896 by placing strychnine in flour which they made into bread.  Animals which ate the bread died.  Offender not found.  18 pages, List 36.

DUMESQUE, Mary.  (also written as DUMERGUE).  Wrote from Rainbow in 1919, asking police for force her daughter Frances, known as Marie, to return to Melbourne with her and her siblings.  She has been living with the JAHNE family and prefers to stay with them.  Other daughter was Mrs. H.G. HEATHCOTE.  List 5.

DUNBAR, Emily Ida, 19 yeasr, daughter of Henry Duncan Dunbar of Adelaide, arrested in Melbourne in 1912 for having insufficient means.  Background given; file includes letter from father.  11 pages, List 104.

DUNCAN, James, wanted for carnal knowledge on Edna Mary ENGLAND, Warrnambool, daughter of William, in 1929,  He was a Scot, c28 years, brother John in Melbourne.  Photo.  List 89.

DUNCAN, Mary, 69 years, Auburn, complains in 1904 because old age pension was withdrawn because of her drunkenness; police report on her is unflattering.  11 pages, List 68.

DUNEMAN, Frank. Convicted of shooting Constance EKINS, 1902. His background given.  List 1.

DUNKLEY, Thomas. Registered births of 3 children at Brighton prior to 1893, claiming his wife Ellen was the mother, but his servant Mary PRICE was the real mother.  List 1.

DUNLEAVY, M., master baker, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re son Jack, 20 years, who left his home with another young man; believes not right in his mind.  Not found.  6 pages, List 92.

DUNLOP, Miss, teacher at a private school in Murrumbeena, reports in 1900 that several bullets have hit her house.  Local police find that the bullets are from a rifle and eventually discover that the Danish Club held a picnic nearby and there was target shooting.  The club apologies and offers to pay police costs.  10 pages, List 45.

DUNLOP, John, 56 years, native of Glasgow Scotland, accidentally killed at Shepparton in 1913 by a car driven by auctioneer Robin CUSSEN when lying drunk on the road at night. Details in file include letters from his wife Janet, Portman Street Glasgow, in 1909.  13 pages, List 106.

DUNLOP, Mrs. Wallace.   Wrote in 2876 re schoolgirl Susannah KLING who was living at Constable Strachan’s house at Dandenong.  She alleges he has ill treated her, which he denies.  9 pages, List 6.

DUNN, Det.  Home bombed in 1931.  Terry Dean and Curley Brook suspected.  Incomplete file, but large.  List 4.

DUNN, Fanny.  Report of her attempted suicide at Clunes in 1908; aged 25.  2 pages, List 4.

DUNN, John, Aberdeen Hotel Fitzroy, accidently knocked down a destitute woman whom he then took to hospital, 1901.  She died there of a fractured skull.  Photo of her on file, with shaved head.  2 pages, List 52.

DUNN, Michael.  Wrote from Hamilton Commonage [?] Newcastle, NSW in 1897, asking for their help in getting his daughter Mrs. ROY home from Outtrim.  Mention of a child, file incomplete, seems she had not been leading a ‘respectable’ life.  10 pages, List 6.

DUNNE, William, deserted wife Olinda and 3 children at Seahampton near West Wallsend NSW in 1899; last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  30 pages, List 49.

DU RIEU, Henry Louis, married to Bertha in the 1880s, the couple separated after two years and remained apart for many years until a short lived reunion.  In 1903 she claimed he owed her maintenance, while he wrote several letters from interstate, disputing her version of events.  18 pages, List 64.

DUYSTERS, Louis. Embezzled Union Bank, 1886. List 1. CONNECTION FOUND

DWYER, James Charles, sought by mother Mrs J. Dwyer, Cowra, in 1908.  Last heard of working for sewerage works in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 86.

DYMKE, Frederick Reinhold, farmer, Quantong near Horsham.  Defrauded by bogus land salesmen James HANNAN and Arthur MAYNE in 1928; persuaded to buy land in the Paramount Estate at St. Albans; letters from Dymke re his expenses at the court case.  A large file, List 59.

DYNON, John, wrote from Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1900; his property at No. 400 is being vandalized, is boarded up.  10 pages, List 47.

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EAGEN, Raymond and father Michael, formerly lived in Grafton NSW, sought in 1905 by John EPPEL of Sydney, found.  8 pages, List 11.

EARLY, Sarah. Bendigo prostitute, now in Melbourne brothel, 1900. Her background given. List 1.

EARP, Joseph, Dunwich Benevolent Home, Brisbane, in 1909 asked police for proof he had been in the force in the 1850s; confirmation provided.  5 pages, List 89.

EASON, Edward, Gilgunnia via Cobar, NSW, wrote in 1902 re his wife Millie who left Sydney for Melbourne some days ago, leaving him with three children. Believes she is with Albert Henry BOEKEMANN; both are 28 years old.  6 pages, List 63.

EASTLAKE, Albert.  Sought by Barbara O’SHANNASSY in 1919.  He is the father of her child.  His wife Blanche found in Prahran, they have 3 children, married 13 years, he left her in 1918 and went to Sydney with Dolly PATTEN.  He was formerly in AIF.  Found ill in Sydney.  15 pages,  List 22.

EASTLAND, Walter John Howard, wanted for falsification of a balance sheet of Tasmanian Credits Ltd. in 1928; arrested in Melbourne, but skipped bail.  His wife was in London.  Miss K. WILLING, typist for the company, interviewed.  This is a large file, List 60.

EBERHARD FAMILY. Morrisons, 1915. Claim they are pro German, but no substance to it. List 1.

ECCLES, Edward Blanchard.  Alias Baron EICHOLZ and STEEL.  Small photo loose in box, no file.  He was a commission agent, c50 yrs.  List 3.

ECHUCA CO-OPERATIVE BAKERY SOCIETY CO.  Master Bakers complain in 1895 that local constable is now Chairman and there is a conflict.  Police agree and he is forced to resign as Chairman.  File includes booklet of 8 pages giving rules of Society.  In 1891 the committee were James COLLINS, William FINDLAY, Henry QUINTON, Frederick Edwin TURNER, James J. WRIGLEY, W.B. REID and the manager was J.H. SULLIVAN.  18 pages, List 27.

EDDINGTON, Robert Graham, deserted wife Sarah A., at Ingleburn NSW.  He left Camden in 1898 to go to his mother Ethel in Melbourne, and never returned.  He was a native of Ballarat, an engineer.  In 1906 she asked police to find him.  7 pages, List 82.

EDGAR, Andrew Lindsay.  Serves a month probation with detective branch of police, then declared to be unsuitable.  Scottish, 30 yrs, completed entry forms on file.  9 pages, List 3.

EDGAR, Elsie, dressmaker, 27 years, charged with concealment of birth, left dead baby in box in the house of Mrs. Susanna MATZ, South Melbourne in 1919.  Arrested.  E.A. COLE, widower, with 4 children and a station of 1,400 acres at Moama NSW offers to marry her.  Her photo on file.  15 pages, List 21.  See introduction re photograph copying.

EDGAR, Mrs. Robert John, wrote from Perth WA in 1899.  He had deserted her; a boot finisher, came to Melbourne with a mate Tom SHUGS (SHUGG?) a coach trimmer.  He is 26 years old, family is in Perth.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

EDGAR, W.A. charged with embezzlement on Kauri Timber Co. Sydney in 1906.  c50 years, incomplete file.  Small photo, 2 pages, List 70.

EDGE, Arthur, Ultimo, Sydney NSW, applied to join police force in 1895; English, 28 years.  1 page, List 27.

EDLINGTON, Elizabeth Grace, daughter of Thomas of Pumpkin Point Orbost, 27 years, alleges William CUMMING got her pregnant in 1895, then gave her pills to get rid of child.  She had a miscarriage, has been crippled ever since.  Makes formal complaint against him in 1897.  25 pages, List 20.

EDMONDS, James, 80 years, found dead at Moe in 1911 and buried by police.  Mrs E. DICKSON of Brunswick asks details; he’s her brother.  6 pages, List 97.

EDWARDS, Annie, c54 years, wrote a series of irrational letters to the Chief Commissioner, 1911-1912.  Family background given; the family lived at Moonambel at one time, the mother married a second time to WILLS, and Annie uses that name in her letters.  The family now lives at Stoney Creek Gippsland, with a brother at Northcote.  Annie also gets into trouble with the Post Master General, who refuses to deliver her letters.  This is a large and complicated file.  List 102.

EDWARDS, Mrs. C.J. wrote from Broken Hill in 1900, seeking details of the background of William Patrick McCARTHY.  He claimed to be divorced and to be a property owner; she doubts this.  He formerly lived in Moonee Ponds and has four children in a Convent.  Her daughter is infatuated with him.  No trace of divorce.  13 pages, List 47.

EDWARDS, Cecil.  Scotland Yard sought details of  his time in Australia in 1907.  He was suspected of stealing a gold cup from Ascot Racecourse and silverware in Australia.  Report states that he was a remittance man, also known as John Cecil LE FEBRE, and believed to be the son of a London solicitor, John Edwards.  There was a possibility that his identity had been assumed by Victorian criminal Charles WILLIAMS alias Henry WILMOTH alias C. JACKSON, who had been in gaol with him.  7 pages, List 83.

EDWARDS, Mrs. Eleanor.  Charged with abandoning child that she received from nurse Mrs Ellen M. FULLER of Carlton and received money for adopting in 1898, by tricking two children, Neil FYFE, 11 years and Eva BOWMAN [?] into taking it.  In jail for previous action in 1896.  Her daughter Eleanor AUDLEY has a child, lives in Monbulk.  Edwards is ‘a notorious woman in the baby farming line … I have every reason to believe that she has abandoned a large number of young babies.’  Other daughter Alice Ann TERRILL, divorced, is an inmate of Coburg gaol.  39 pages, List 17.

EDWARDS, James, wrote from Hurstville Sydney in 1914 re property he left at a shanty in Little Osborne St Williamstown.  Mrs. W. VEAL of Footscray then lived nearby and was to keep an eye on it, but things were stolen; it had calico walls.  10 pages, List 32.

EDWARDS. John, wrote from Prahran in 1895, seeking to join force.  He was formerly of Bendigo, and in that volunteer Regiment.  Copies of references on file.  3 pages, List 29.

EDWARDS, John, wrote from Pentridge gaol in 1903 (prisoner No. 29320) to police, asking help in getting pay owed to him by former employer G. McRAE, shopfitter, Bendigo.  File covers financial position of McRae and eventual payment of a portion of the pay.  17 pages, List 66.

EDWARDS, Marion or Bill. Anonymous letter of complaint re behaviour of and past history [dresses as a male] 1908. Detailed report includes that she was married to a Mrs MINIHAN some years ago, and the latter wants the fact kept quiet.  Edwards was working at the Fitzroy Hotel.  8 pages, List 1.

EDWARDS, Marion (Bill), quarreled with Maud McDONALD, with whom she was boarding in 1916, and cut herself with a razor.  5 pages, List 101.

EDWIN, Franklin, left his mother’s farm at Marcus Hill in 1917; she seeks his return.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

EGAN, Mrs Helen Mary nee WALL, Golden Square, Bendigo, complained in 1911 that her two children, boarded out to her, had been claimed by the Dept. of Neglected Children.  Note:  her writing is almost illegible.  13 pages, List 95.

EGAN, James. Suicide of a male at St. Arnaud in 1892, identify not confirmed, but may be him or perhaps Frank Egan, who was Irish, c28 years. File reactivated, reason not given, in 1899. Photo of Frank Egan on file. List 2.

EGAN, John, printer, sought by mother Mrs M Egan, Cootamundra NSW in 1911.  Last heard of in Prahran.  5 pages, List 95.

EGAN, Michael John, deserted wife Helena Mary at Bendigo in 1913; two children made Wards of the State, son remained with her.  In 1915 she asked for return of the children which was refused.  File covers 1913-1915.  31 pages, List 79.

EGAN, Thomas, Kalgoorlie, asks details of his police service in 1909, joined 1867.  2 pages, List 61.

EGAR, Mary Ann and Sarah.  Girls, living with Chinese LEE TOCK in Lonsdale Street in 1880.  Taken in by police, with Mary sent to Industrial School and Sarah sent to gaol.  9 pages, List 57.

EICHHOLZ, Martin, last heard from in 1863 when at Castlemaine.  Information sought by German Consul in Melbourne in 1900.  12 pages, List 43.

EISENBERG, Louis Henry, deserted wife in 1906, found.  9 pages, List 82.

ELCHORN, Charles.  Middle Park; bomb thrown at his house in 1928.  Leslie (Squizzie) Taylor, J. Thompson, “Mush” Burns, Terry Dean, “No Toe King”, “Lofty” George, Frank MANLE and Peter HENNESSY suspected.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 4.

ELDER, John, Smythesdale, wrote a strange letter to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913; local police report he is a storekeeper and Councillor and a religious fanatic.  8 pages, List 108.

ELDER, Violet S., born 1898, child of Alfred of South Yarra, not vaccinated by 1900 because of illness; medical certificates on file.   17 pages, List 5.

ELLEMS, Ada, Fitzroy.  Investigation into her background in 1906.  Married Ching HOY, storekeeper, Gunnedah NSW in 1900, as Rose Alice PORTER; claims married to Samuel ELLEMS in Sydney.  9 pages, List 69.

ELKS, David, committed suicide in Melbourne in 1913; wife wrote from NSW asking details, which are given.  6 pages, List 106.

ELLGOOD, Elizabeth, otherwise PUNCHARD nee PIGGINS.  Solicitors in Melbourne seek her in 1880 on behalf of Rev. Elgood George Punchard.  She married John Elgood Punchard in 1841 and left England in 1855, last heard of from Rushworth in 1864.  Extensive search undertaken but not found.  35 pages, List 76.  (Note variation in spelling of name)

ELLICE, Mrs. H.M., of York W.A. wrote in 1907 re Charles Henry CLARK who died, asks if it could be her brother William Charles CLARKE who she hasn’t heard from in 16 years, he was a boundary rider at Beechworth, c 37 years.  Police confirm it is not her brother.  6 pages, List 15.

ELLIOT, James.  Wrote from Rookwood Infirmary in 1903 re Jean BROWN, a relation, c30 years, brother kept a hotel.  Police interview William BROWN, who states this is his sister and provides address.  Jean states Elliot is her husband, ‘a worthless fellow’ and wants nothing to do with him.  4 pages, List 19.

ELLIOT, Mrs. Rosa.  Wrote from Perth in 1902.  Has been told that her mother Mrs. McMAHON died in hospital and Mrs. MOORE LANE has taken possession of her property.  7 pages, List 18.

ELLIOTT, Aida, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1913.  She and her husband Sidney were recent arrivals from England.  She was employed at Love & Lewis drapers, he was employed at Tarrants Motor Garage.  Landlady Eileen O’CONNOR and board Frederick Sherwin, retired sea captain, assist in getting help.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 109.

ELLIOTT, David, deserted wife and six children at Richmond c1902.  In 1903 local JP asks police to find him, believed in Sydney with Mrs. Peter SCOLLAY.  Found.  5 pages, List 66.

ELLIOTT, Mary.  Wrote from East Brunswick in 1894 regarding her husband Frank, a plumber, 41yrs, who had left her and their 8 children.  She thought he was interstate.  6 pages, List 3.

ELLIOTT, Maud.  Wrote from Cobar NSW in 1904 re death of a male Elliott in Melbourne, asks if it is her brother Jim – no.  6 pages, List 10.

ELLIS, Benjamin Wilson, deserted wife Rebecca at Windsor in 1903.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

ELLIS, George, Richmond, report that he had taken poison in 1909, wife had left him.  2 pages, List 53.

ELLIS, Mrs H.B. widow, Sailors Gully near Beaufort, wrote a number of letters 1907/08 re stock being stolen from her property.  Report states she is not right in her mind; living with parents PATTERSON  21 pages, List 85.

ELLIS, M., Longreach, Qld., wrote in 1912 on behalf of James WOODBINE, one of 3 brothers who were put into State care in Victoria; parents were in Bendigo.  He has been approached by Edward HALL of Sydney who claims he knows ‘something to his advantage’; seeks information.  6 pages, List 104.

ELLISON, George, sought by wife Ellen in Sydney in 1895, there is a maintenance order against him.  She thinks he’s dairy farming near Charlton, but not found.  20 pages, List 31.

ELMES, Angela M., East Camberwell, wrote in 1912 re her husband Hubert Oliver Elmes, 39 years, who hasn’t paid maintenance for years; she is now in poor health.  5 pages, List 104.

ELMSLIE, Robert W., embezzled jewellery etc from Walter COHEN of Rochester in 1887.  Incomplete file re his background and arrest in 1888.  26 pages, List 56.

“ELSINORE’ 8 Grey Street East Melbourne.  Complaint in 1902 that a brothel was being run there by Amy CLIFFORD alias BYRNE, who also owned the property.  Detailed report on situation.  22 pages, List 62.

ELTON, Miss M., Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1912; her father has been looking after her 6 year old son Jack in Albury, and hasn’t answered her letters.  File shows that her real name is HORSLEY, and she is now Mrs DOYLE.  Her father Richard Horsley may use the name BRUSH.  She is touring with the Elton Gaiety Show.  11 pages, List 102.

ELWORTHY, Jane, Carlton, deserted by husband Edward prior to 1903, warrant issued.  4 pages, List 64.

ELZY, Samuel. Died in Ballarat Hospital in 1900. Brother J. of Williamsford West Coast Tasmania, formerly of Campbell’s Creek Victoria, asks police for details.  11 pages, List 2.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  Information sought by wife Louisa, Charters Towers, in 1902.  Found, is in poor health.  7 pages, List 62.

EMERSON, Lancelot McIntyre.  His mother in law Mrs. E. McGONEGLE CUNNINGHAM, writes from Charters Towers in 1902, has heard he has died.  She is maintaining his children.  6 pages, List 18.

EMSLEY, O.C., Maylands, South Australia, wrote in 1911 re brother Frank, arrested in Victoria.  Their mother Julia had him committed to State care as uncontrollable.  11 pages, 2 photos, List 98.

ENGLISH, Mrs. Kathleen.  Wrote from North Melbourne in 1917, applying to become a policewomen.  4 pages, List 7.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife Maud in Albany W.A.  He left there some months ago for Victoria.  Father John lives in Quarry Hill Bendigo; brother Richard interviewed.  Not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENNOR, Samuel John.  Information sought in 1902 by wife in Albany W.A.  His sister Mrs. S. WARD of Prahran interviewed; not found.  6 pages, List 63.

ENTWISTLE, Marian, committed for infanticide at Clunes in 1896; born there in 1877, parents James and Margaret ‘addicted to drink’;  She has been in service with Mrs. Emily GILBERT at the Town Hall Hotel there and child found dead in closet.  11 pages, List 37.

ERICKSON, James Morris, butcher.  Information sought by wife Ida, Darlinghurst Sydney in 1915.  Last heard of at Geelong; found.  5 pages, List 80.

ERRINGTON, Sydney Everleigh, deserted wife Hettie at Cue, Murchison, W.A. in 1905; is with barmaid Kitty MIDDLETON in Melbourne.  19 pages, List 68.  CONNECTION FOUND.

E.S. & A. Bank Middle Park, robbed by Angus MURRAY and Robert BENNETT in 1917.  Letter from Bennett on file, along with details of his previous conviction in Perth in 1911.  A large file.  List 74.

ETTRIDGE, Thomas, wrote from Lyonville in 1896 re youths damaging his property; boys RADCLIFF and MOORE are identified.  5 pages, List 36.

EVANS, Abraham, sought by Sgt A.S. Evans, Bunbury Police Station, WA, in 1909.  He arrived from Ireland in 1891, leaving his second wife and children behind.  A master mason, he was 73 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 88.

EVANS, Christmas, wrote from Ballarat in 1906, seeking to re-apply for police force.  2 pages, List 27.

EVANS, Mrs Ellen May, Heathcote, in 1910 asked the reason for the removal of her 5 children by the Department of Neglected Children.  Report on case and several letters from her.  22 pages, List 92.

EVANS, Eric, warrant issued in 1906 for maintenance of illegitimate child by Victoria SNOWDEN.  He was a jockey, c21 years.  Not found.  10 pages, List 82.

EVANS, Henry, sought by Thomas HEDDERWICK, Paddington NSW in 1911; believed in St. Kilda and working in café.  Found in Parer’s Crystal Palace.  5 pages, List 100.

EVANS, Henry Joseph, convicted of housebreaking at Richmond in 1928, sentenced to a year in gaol, then to a Reformatory.  In 1931 wrote seeking police assistance in getting employment on his forthcoming release.  File includes evidence given at his trial.  23 pages, List 59.

EVANS, Joseph Westley, deserted wife Honor at Richmond in 1890, leaving her with 4 children.  She asks financial assistance to go to Sydney, has a daughter there.  Report on her by the Charity Organisation Society.  27 pages, List 24.

EVANS, Joseph Westly.  Wife Honor inquires from NSW in 1895.  He deserted her and is living with another woman in Fitzroy.  Police find he has died and his brother Captain Robert of Box Hill has paid funeral expenses and was supporting him.  8 pages, List 27.

EVANS, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Evan Evans, mail contractor, wrote from Rheola in 1896, complaining of local constable.   Her husband wrote explanatory letter; she was drunk and he sent for the constable to assist him.  She had previously signed the pledge but ‘had broken out recently’.  10 pages, List 33.

EVANS, Pauline Isabella, 13 years, absconded from her parents at Summerhill Sydney in 1916; found at military camp in Melbourne showgrounds and taken in by authorities.  Mother runs Emlyn Private Hospital and explains reason for her action.  10 pages, List 77.

EVANS, Richard Nelson, arrested at Benalla for larceny and taken to police watch house as inebriated.  False teeth removed for safe keeping, but damaged, and have to be replaced; discussion as to who would pay dental bill.  18 pages, List 103.

EVERETT, Henry John, sought by father John, Launceston Tasmania; 29 years, carpenter, widower, not heard from for some months. Found.  11 pages, List 112.

EVERILL, Anna, Black Rock House, Sandringham, wrote in 1903 complaining of loss of poultry and fruit and poisoning of dog; blames elderly resident TOPPING and his wife.  Very detailed report exonerates them and gives poor report on her boarder James DARLING.  6 pages, List 66.

EVERINGHAM, Lydia.  Claims she was raped at Carlton in 1897; medical examination says no trace.  Admits that she had been drinking and made up story.  2 pages, List 20.

EWART, Prof Alfred.  Government botanist, re complains in 1908 of Alfred BURKETT, who has some of his furniture for repair and has not returned it.  12 pages, List 5.

EXCEL (or C.C.) cutter, supposed wreck of fishing vessel near Cunninghame in 1898.  Crew were William CARSTAIRS and Ned CURRIE, both late of Lake Tyers.  Area searched, but nothing found.  14 pages, List 21.

EXON, Edward, wrote from Melbourne Orphan Asylum in 1873, requesting information on former inmate Anny ABBOTT, who left in 1867.  She lived with uncle John William SUTTON at South Melbourne, was later at Majorca/Maryborough area.  Found.  2 pages, List 31.

EYERS, Eva, 12 years, brought to Bullarto police station by mother Lilian in 1914; had been assaulted by father Charles while drunk.  Family circumstances detailed.  6 pages, List 112.

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ABANDONED newly born female child left at Sebastian Railway Station (near Raywood) in 1896.  Mrs. Henrietta MEYERS paid to take care of it until taken before the Bench and committed to government care.  Alexander ALLISON, head teacher, and his wife, apply to adopt the baby, which is agreed to, and it is given the name Jessie ALLISON.  11 pages, List 37.

ABBOTT, Charles, deserted wife Lavinia Alice and 3 children at Fitzroy and went interstate in 1882.  She is about to be confined.  He was 45 years, a scene painter and decorator.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

ABBOTT, John William, furniture dealer, sought by wife N. in 1904.  Found.  4 pages, List 34.

ABBOTT, William, deserted wife and 7 children at Mt. Pleasant South Australia, leaving them destitute.  In 1902 Broster HILL of Blumberg S.A. asks police to help locate him; found.  5 pages, List 62.

A’BECKETT, Thomas, (Judge), complains that his fruit and vegetables are being stolen from his garden in Armadale.  4 pages, List 21.

ABEL, Talbot, wrote from Wakool Crossing NSW in 1912 re his brother Frank Beard Moore Abel, 27 years; has heard he was killed.  No trace of event.  5 pages, List 32.

ACKROYD, Alfred W., Carrington, Newcastle NSW, wrote in 1911 re his brother William.  5 pages, List 98.

ADAM, Leslie, Cloncurry Qld, wrote in 1911 seeking brother Bertie and sister Mrs E.J. STRIKE and mother Mrs R. ADAM  Found  5 pages, List 100.

ADAMS, Edward, sought by sister Ella LONG, Hobart in 1907.  Believed with stepfather Joseph in Richmond.  11 pages, List 83.

ADAMS, H.E., acting head teacher, Waterloo State School, complained in 1907 of the conduct of local constable FERSENTHAL.  7 pages, List 84.

ADAMS, Martha, wife of John, died at Bullarook as result of abortion in 1898.  Copy of inquest file and police report.  Witnesses:  Martha LITTLEHALES, Mary DINNING, Dr. John Kildahl RICHARDS, Dr. William MORRISON, Dr. Henry Robert SALMON, Dr. Edward CHAMPION. Body exhumed.  61 pages, List 17.

ADAMSON, Rev Thomas, Superintendent Mintaro Girls Reformatory, wrote in 1908 re absconders Amy Elizabeth WARD and Ivy Elizabeth ANDERSON.  12 pages, List 86.

ADAMSON, William, Elmore, deserted his family in 1904, claiming his wife had been unfaithful with – PALMER.  11 pages, List 68.

ADCOCK, Percy R., Carlton, wrote to the Governor General in 1909, enclosing a copy of a long poem.  Forwarded to police, who visit and comment ‘is a highly educated person … suffering from delusions.’  14 pages, List 70.

ADDISON, Thomas Blair Dupre.  Information sought on him in 1897 by Thomas LAMBLE of Glenferrie, on behalf of his wife, who is Lamble’s sister in law.  Gives some employment history.  Not found.  15 pages, List 40.

ADLINGTON, A., Auburn NSW, wrote in 1907 asking police to find whether her daughter Rosy Emma May, 20 years, had married in Victoria.  7 pages, List 83.

AFGHAN HAWKERS. 1890 listing of.  List 1.

AHERN, John Harold, deserted illegitimate child Reginald MANN, son of Daisy Victoria Mann, at Echuca in 1908; arrested.  Local police reproved over mishandling of warrant.  34 pages, List 86.

AH MOY, James, Nintingbool, in 1913 asks police to visit him.  Report on him.  4  pages, List 93.

AH SAM, reported by WONG SHIN of North Melbourne  to have died suddenly in Melbourne in 1900.  AH TUNG, a relative states he will pay all burial costs.  3 pages, List 48.

AH WAH, Annie, 6 years. Committed by Ballarat Bench to Industrial School, 1883. File re difficulties in doing so.  List 1.

AH YOW, market gardener, murdered at Fryerstown in 1903.  Large file, List 67.

AH YUK, Mary. File re cost of burying her, father Ah Yuk who was destitute, 1880. 3 pages, List 2.

A.I.F. Army asks police assistance in 1917 to prevent Melbourne prostitutes infecting members with venereal disease.  Letter from Pattie DEAKIN, concerned about the women’s activities in St. Kilda.  Detailed report provided.  36 pages, List 74.

AIRD, W.J. consulting optician Melbourne, offers discounted optical service to police in 1908; references on file.  3 pages, List 85.

AITCHISON, Hugh F.C. sought by Mrs. W.A. MINCHAM of Meningie in 1905; his family in New Zealand are anxious.  11 pages, List 23.

AITKEN, A. wrote of behalf of Thomas DUNN of Gia River, Walcha, NSW in 1906 re report of a boy being found by police in Melbourne; asks if it is his son who went missing four years ago; child is Walter, son of Thomas WARD.  5 pages, List 71.

AITKEN, Thomas, farmer, Rockbank, reports theft of 36 hens and a rooster in 1919.  His neighbour – KELLY, caught offender.  Covered wagon made by COFFEY BROS, who eventually take it and horse as L. RUSSELL, who hired it cannot be found.  Previous owner was C. GOOD.  21 pages, List 27.

AITKENS, William Chambers, butcher, sought by wife in Morwell in 1899.  He left her and their 8 children 10 months ago; she has heard he is in Tasmania; found.  17 pages, List 42.

AKHURST & CO.  Melbourne, report a woman is getting coal delivered by them, but not paying for it.  She has done this several times, using the names of Mary Ann CONLON/CONNOLLY/KNOLLY/HOWARD.  Police find it is Caroline WILKINSON, who married William John CONLON, a letter carrier, in 1908.  9 pages, List 4.

ALBACUTYA STATION.  Skeleton found at nearby Blooigal in 1896 by boundary rider John McMARTIN.  Dingoes had scattered the bones; those found gathered up and an inquest held.  Witnesses George EVERARD and Herman HEINRICH.  6 pages, List 29.

ALBERTO, James.  Real name James CLYDE.  File re finding his relatives after his death in 1898.  His mother was Mrs. Lydia WALKER, and his brothers were Andrew and David.  Incomplete file.  14 pages, List 7.

ALBERT PARK LAKE. Pieces of male body found, 1906; pathology report and sample of pubic hair on file. List 1.  File re disposal of the body parts.  10 pages, List 71.

ALBONE, Emily nee AUSTIN, sought by daughter Mrs E.E. TAYLOR, Westmead NSW in 1914.  She left Sydney c28 years ago, believed to have lived with Charles BLUNDELL, but he refuted the claim.  10 pages, List 113.

ALCOCK, T.H.  Wrote from Isis Downs Qld in 1907, asking police to help get his 20 year old son on board ship in Melbourne and sent to him there.  His wife and family live in Carlton.  Police find son is of weak intellect and unfit to travel alone.  6 pages, List 23.

ALCOHOLIC CURE. 1903 Booklet written by Vincent N. TURVEY of London.   List 1.

ALEXANDER, Edward, deserted wife Phoebe in 1888.  Irish, carpenter, 36 years, formerly in New Zealand police force 1879-1884.  Incomplete file, 14 pages, List 56.

ALEXANDER, Ellen, Redfern, wrote in 1917 re her son William James FISK, a cripple.  7 pages, List 73.

ALEXANDER, Ernest, caterer, accused of arson on Police Mess Café, Russell St., in 1928, but died before trial.  He was associated with Ann WELSH and tried to implicate her; letters from her on file, statement from Cordelia  May KING, barmaid, Hobart, and detailed report.  This is a large file, List 61.

ALLAM, Sultan, Indian Hawker, murdered at Miners’ Rest in 1903.  A large file, which includes details of the assistance provided by William GIST of Haddon and photo of Arthur or Atta MAHOMMED, who was suspected.  List 66.

ALLAN, Anne Parker, ‘Whitehall’ Sorrento, charged with disobeying a traffic policeman’s signal in 1916; writes an explanation of event, and case dropped.  7 pages, List 78.

ALLAN, John, of Enfield House, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1902 re the character of Edward HAMILTON, who was boarding with him and accused of stealing money.  He thinks he is innocent.  Police report he is from Bendigo and is respectable.  3 pages, List 21.

ALLANSON, Charles Albert, carpenter, sought by mother in Collingwood in 1898; last heard from in Omeo 5 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 21.

ALLDER, Edgar Claude Bassell.  Sought by NSW solicitor in 1899, last heard of near Birchip.  Found.  8 pages, List 3.

ALLEN, George, Aborigine, sought by E. MORGAN of Cummergunja NSW in 1909; he borrowed a horse and sulky and hasn’t returned them.  6 pages, List 89.

ALLEN, John Thomas, Tableland, Roeburne, WA, wrote in 1913 re his sister Mrs W. HARLOW, nee Nellie Allen, native of Liverpool England, who he believed was in Bendigo; hasn’t seen her since left England in 1882.  Not found.  6 pages, List 107.

ALLEN, Mary, Aborigine, died at lake Moodemere near Rutherglen in 1906.  Married to Wyman McLEAN but living with Alfred KENNEDY.  Her father was George Allen, Urana NSW.  List 71.

ALLEN, Richard Henry, deserted wife Mary and 4 children at Bendigo in 1908.  14 pages, List 87.

ALLEN, Mrs. Susan, 72 years, found dead in bed at Geelong South by neighbor Patrick DARCY in 1901; not suspicious, no inquest.  4 pages, List 52.

ALLEN, Thomas William, deserted wife in Glebe Sydney in 1913; iron moulder, 54 years.  Detailed description given, including his eating habits.  8 pages, List 108.

ALLEN, Thomas William, iron moulder, again sought by wife Ellen for maintenance in 1914.  17 pages, List 112

ALLENDER, Thomas, widower, with two children, moved from Watchem to Miatiamo c1905 and advertised for a housekeeper.  In 1908 police establish that there has been a high turnover of women because of his sexual advances.  Testimony from Lucy PRESTON, 23 years, and details of the treatment of Levinna HEWITT are given.  No prosecution.  12 pages, List 85.

ALLIS, Mrs.  Dr. John SINGLETON wrote on her behalf in 1882, asking police to check whether a report on her husband’s death is correct.  Pointed reply questions her claim and states she still hasn’t paid the charges incurred in finding him two years previously.  5 pages, List 57.

ALLIS, Phillip.  Wife asks police for assistance in finding him in 1865, he deserted her; was a former member of the police force. 3 pages, List 4.

ALLMAN, George Henry. Wife Lydia Jane writes in 1918; they were married in England 31 years ago, he has never supported her and she now seeks this; she is now living in Tasmania. He is found in NSW, married to a Miss MEALEY, aged 61 yrs and deaf, and supported by his wife. 5 pages.  List 1. CONNECTION FOUND.

ALLUM, George, left his two children at Chewton with his parents c1881 and went interstate.  In 1883 they joined him, leaving the children behind and they were committed to State care.  File re possibility of charging him with offence.  5 pages, List 46.

ALLWOOD, Frances Irene, Kensington, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1931 when 15 years old; claimed Jack ROGERS was the father; no prosecution.  List 96.

ALP, William, bought his children from Nhill to Melbourne in 1909, but left them behind when returning to dying wife.  2 pages, List 53.

AMBROSE, Fanny.  Wrote from Geelong in 1898 re W. PHILLIPS, who was boarding with her and claimed to have money in Ballarat banks.  He was 70-80yrs of age, and hadn’t paid her.  ‘I have had to nurse him as a child … and I wont my money if he as any’.  Police report back, but she has moved to Corowa NSW, so file follows her there.  13 pages, List 7.

ANARCHISTS’ CLUB. 1886 Report on, and copy of pamphlet.   List 1.

ANDERSEN, Mrs. August, sought by mother Mrs. Louie CAMERON of Petersham, Sydney in 1905.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

ANDERSEN, Peter, escaped from Kew Asylum in 1913; Danish, carpenter.  C. BURCHELL, a Yarra Bank agitator was raising funds for his defence.  15 pages, List 105.  Another file includes a flyer for a public meeting re the horrors of Kew Asylum; background of Charles BURCHALL who has started Lunacy Reform League, and a letter signed Gertrude Madden. 35 pages, List 105.

ANDERSON, Mrs Barbara, deserted at Flemington by husband Arthur George in 1912.  He was ordered to pay maintenance but hasn’t done so; asks if she can claim the surety put up by his brother Victor, Healesville.  Victor’s wife is nee COWEN.  14 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, Caroline, wife of Andrew, Footscray, and mother of Harold 15 years and Agnes 25 years, took poison in 1912, and was found by son.  Admitted to hospital and Brief prepared for charge of attempting suicide, but  prosecution dropped.  12 pages, List 34.

ANDERSON, Christian Peter, enquired for by wife Ann, Boulder, W.A., in 1910.  She has heard of a death recently, and asks if it is him.  Found living in the country, an old age pensioner.  12 pages, List 54.

ANDERSON, Elizabeth, Balaclava, wrote in 1899 asking police to find her brother William, c52 years, last heard of in Vancouver.  Her letters to him have been returned and are on file.  Mrs. F.M. AMESS of Frankston also writes on her behalf.  Canadian police contacted, but he is not found.  13 pages, List 61.

ANDERSON, Eva, Richmond, 32 years, attempted suicide at her sister Catherine MILLER’s house in 1911; letter explains reason; other siblings were Alice, Jessie, Hannah and Tom.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 98.

ANDERSON, Frank, Deniliquin NSW, wrote in 1914 seeking details of his parentage etc., as he is to be married soon.  He and his siblings William, Richard, Ernie and Rebecca were taken into State care.  His real name is August Joseph, but he uses Frank, and he was born in Williamstown.  Details of family background provided.  9 pages, List 112.

ANDERSON, George, 59 Laity St., Richmond.  Anonymous complaint in 1902 that his 6 children are neglected; report on.  4 pages, List 18.

ANDERSON, George Robert, sought by mother Catherine, St Kilda, in 1913; she had not heard from him for 18 months, he was then in South Africa, a mining prospector.  2 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, James, wrote from Corryong in 1895, complaining that alcohol prohibition order on his brother William of Towong was breached by local publican Alfred MASTERS.  Witnesses were William DUGGAN, James NUGENT and William HOLZIGAL or TAYLOR.  Case never went to court.  8 pages, List 28.

ANDERSON, Janet, died suddenly at Richmond in 1900; lived with brother.  4 pages, List 51.

ANDERSON, Mrs Janet, Heidelberg, wrote in 1913; her husband William Baines Anderson has stopped paying maintenance; has a sister Lottie in Brighton.  Not found.  8 pages, List 108.

ANDERSON, John Adam, murdered at Wharparilla in 1913; David Clarence FREEMAN charged.  Detailed report on file, including newspaper report of 2 pages.  21 pages, List 109.

ANDERSON, Marie, Hughenden, Qld, wrote in 1906 re her husband William Jonathan Anderson, c45 years, alias Billy JACKSON, who went droving a year ago, leaving her and their 4 children.  ‘I was the only one ever he could Bully’.  7 pages, List 82.

ANDERSON, P.F., owner of 4 Colvin Grove Hawthorn, complains that tenants at No. 2 are annoying his tenants and neighbours; petition from neighbours in support of his claim.  HO NAN and wife are tenants.  5 pages, List 23.

ANDERSON, Plant.  Writes from Melbourne in 1897 re brother George Arthur Anderson, who sailed for South Africa after being in the military force.  He hasn’t heard for some months, and asks if report of a murder in Kent England is his brother; no.  8 pages, List 20.

ANDERSON, Thomas Gabriel, sought by wife Mary, North Shore, Sydney.  He left in 1907 and hasn’t been heard from since.  He was the son of John, solicitor, Port Glasgow Scotland, a law clerk, c45 years, had been in South Africa.  Not found.  7 pages, List 88.

ANDERSON, William, charged with carnal knowledge on Myrtle Alice MANN at Burnley in 1928; arrested but case withdrawn as the pair married.  26 pages, List 60.

ANDRADE, Alfred, Carlton, injured by jumping from a building and subsequently died.  4 pages, List 88.

ANDRADE, David. Escaped from Yarra Bend, 1900; file re locating him.   List 1.

ANDREW, Elizabeth, wrote from Darlinghurst NSW in 1920 regarding her relatives MITCHELL of Richmond.  Nieces traced.  6 pages, List 24.

ANDREWARTHA, Alice. Arrested by police 1915; drunkard, neglected children. Husband John in army.   List 1.

ANDREWS, Albert, chemist, Beaufort, charged with appropriating funds as administrator of deceased son of William James VALE, miner, Waterloo, 1896.  Andrews had 8 children, a brother Richard in Beaufort and a brother Frank in Sydney, where he was thought to have gone.  Faded photo on file (see instructions re copying of photos.)  36 pages, List. 36.

ANDREWS, George Douglas.  Deserted wife M. and their 5 children in Adelaide c1906.  She writes in 1910 and solicitors write in 1912, seeking him.  His real name is George RICHARDS.  Her brother Joseph GOODWIN of Ballarat interviewed, states the couple lived in Ballarat and a child is buried there.  He is not found.  10 pages, List 32.

ANGEL, John, architect, asks for police protection for his visit to Haunted Street, Stirling to peg out an abandoned claim in 1897.  Believes former owner of Brunswick and Gippsland G.M. Co., Thomas NAGLE will harm him, has threatened him.  5 pages, List 41.

ANGEL, John, architect, renting a room at Richmond in 1899, complains about various matters to police; several letters on file.  Landlord – CHATWIN interviewed.  20 pages, List 42.

ANGILLY, Mrs. Emily, admitted to asylum in 1899, leaving 4 children, Ethel, William, Stanley and Lily.  Husband William Henry is in W.A. and contacted re care of children.  6 pages, List 42.

ANGLIN, John. Murdered wife, file on his background.   List 1.

ANGOVE, Elizabeth, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1897; she owes some years maintenance for her child there.  Police find she married – FERGUSON in 1896 and is in very poor circumstances.  She denies existence of child.  9 pages, List 39.

ANGOVE, Serena Lila.  Mother Mary reports her missing from Bendigo in 1920.  Domestic servant, 16 years, left employee, went to Melbourne and used a different name.  Not found.  14 pages, List 24.

ANGRAVE, George.  Sought by wife Annie, whom he had left destitute in Adelaide in 1899.  Found.  4 pages, List 3.

ANNESLEY, Andrew,  tried in 1905 with attempting to murder his wife Phoebe Helen; found guilty he was held in prison until 1910 when released to the care of the Salvation Army.  In 1911 he returned to Eldorado and his concerned wife wrote to the police department.  This is a very large file which covers from 1904 to 1913 and includes letters from various family members and from Dr W. CARTER-WATSON, a Sydney nerve specialist.  List 106.

ANNIS, Robert. Left his family in Sydney and ran off with Mary HOFFMAN in 1902. Found in Melbourne running a hotel, with Mary posing as his wife.

Anonymous letter received by police in 1901, reporting that W.WEIR, wanted for wife maintenance, was in Adelaide, under the name John JAMIESON.  His people live in Carlton.  4 pages, List 49.

ANSELL, Mabel Ronica. Investigation into possible abortion on, at Collingwood in 1919. 5 pages.   List 1.

ANSON, Michael, Emu Creek, Bendigo, asks police in 1895 to find out if the J. Anson who died in Bourke N.S.W. is his son – no.  File includes report on the death.  17 pages, List 28.

ANSTEE, David Richard, Constable, applies for leave of absence in 1916, has enlisted.  4 pages, List 77.

ANTI CONSCRIPTION MEETINGS.  Report on actions of Mrs. BAINES of Socialist Party and East Melbourne resident W.P. McMAHON, 1917.  8 pages, List 3.

ANTISELL, Eliza, wife of Richard of Vine Hotel Richmond, taken by police to Watch House at husband’s request.  File re court case, 1870.  18 pages, List 30.

ANTONIO, John Andrew/Peter, deserted wife Maud nee HARRIS and 4 children at Soldiers Hill Ballarat in 1908; of Spanish descent, c30 years, miner.  In 1910 police are asked to find him, believed in Broken Hill.  Not found.  21 pages, List 96.

ANWYL, Elizabeth, wife of John, Ballarat, wrote a series of letters in 1910 about various people; Mary CONNOR, Edwin HUTCHINGS and wife, nee CLEVE, of Kentish Town London.  Statement from Violet May CLEVE on file.  Report states she is delusional.  23 pages, List 54.

APPLETON, Mrs. Wickham, Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1916 re her husband Harry, who left her 11 years ago.  Believed to be in Melbourne and a publican.  Found to have died.  6 pages, List 55.

APPLINGTON, Alfred.  Reported missing from Mitchelldale near Dargo in 1898, believed drowned.  Mother believed to be at Ninnitybelle near Cooma, c/- Hugh McDONALD.  Police there interview Hugh who says Alfred is his son, real name Alexander McDonald.  [Note that the death certificate was never amended, and is in the name of Applington.]  8 pages,  List 21.

ARAN, John, died at Springvale in 1896 aged 81 years.  Police called on to arrange burial and report finding his original British Army discharge papers; had been in the Rifle Brigade, discharged 1853, born Denton, Darlington, Co Durham.  Local rumour says he had property, but this prove false.  23 pages, List 30.

ARARAT.  Fire at Crown Hotel,  in 1895, licensee Mrs. Ellen MULLINS, owner Mrs. Sarah Jane THOMAS .  6 pages, List 26.

ARCHER, Alfred. Murdered William James MATTHEWS at Strathmerton in 1898; found guilty and hanged. He had lived with Julia GROVES for some time. Her brother Philip John CANTLON mentioned. Dispute over reward etc. Very large file.   List 1.

ARENTS, Louis.  Belgian Consul in Melbourne seeks his whereabouts on behalf of relatives.  Found.  8 pages, List 23.

ARGUS, Mrs. Annie, died at Seymour shortly after childbirth in 1901.  She was married to Samuel and had 11 children by him, but had left him and was in a relationship with William CHURCH when she died.  Detailed report and history given.  11 pages, List 52.

ARGUS, J.T., deserted wife E. and two children at Pine Lodge near Shepparton in 1903.  Found in Western Australia; no photo.  8 pages, List 46.

ARMFIELD, E. Constable. Charged with misconduct towards Hannah McALEESE and Agnes MATTEI in 1900; reduced in rank and transferred. Large file, List 2.

ARMFIELD, Nellie, Perth WA, wrote in 1911, has heard that A.B. CROWLEY is in Melbourne; she has a maintenance order against him.  Not found.  13 pages, List 99.

ARMOUR, Peter, master mariner, born Paisley Scotland 1864; had to be taken off ship as found to be in a ‘fragile mental state’ in 1917 and taken to institution.  Wife Johanna, Redfern, wrote two letters about the situation.  16 pages, List 74.

ARMSTRONG, Thomas William, warder, Claremont Lunatic Asylum, W.A., wrote in 1915 re his wife Alice nee ROBINSON and daughter Agnes, who have left him and were believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 82.

ARMY MUTINY, 1st World War.  Report of 1918 mutiny in 3rd Division Ammunition Column at Weincourt France and later at General BIRDWOOD’s headquarters, involving Gunner Arthur WOODS, (solicitor, Victoria) Drivers FIADOUX (from Adelaide), EVANS, (blacksmith, South Australia), FRUEDENSTEIN (farmer, NSW) and H. ELLIOT (tram conductor, Sydney, leader in 1915 tram strike).  Police asked to identify Woods, who is believed to have returned to Victoria, and report on his ‘Bolshevik’ tendencies.   5 pages, List 3.

ARNOLD, Arthur, Sandstone, W.A., wrote in 1909 seeking details of his father John, last heard of in Box Hill with second wife and step daughter Louisa WEAVER.  The latter is traced.  5 pages, List 91.

ARNOLD, Mrs. George.  Confidential enquiries requested as to her character, by A. HUTCHISON in 1899, she had recently removed from Hawthorn to Kew.  Report supplied.  6 pages, List 41.

ARNOLD, George Henry or Harry, German, 45 years, deserted wife Mary Jane and 5 children at Chiltern in 1910; she is destitute.  21 pages, List 98.

ARNOLD, Sarah. Quarrelled with husband William and took poison at North Melbourne, 1915.   List 1.

ARRELL, Lillie E., Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1917 re her eldest son Henry J., who returned from South Africa c1907 and went to Victoria.  11 pages, List 72.

ARTER, Rose.  Information sought by mother Mrs. John Arter, Glen Creek via Yackandandah in 1916.  She had been nursing at Lewisham Hospital in NSW but had left and not written to the family.  Found; had given birth to an illegitimate child.  13 pages, List 78.

ARTHUR, child born 1898 at Thorpdale, died soon after and buried by father.  Not registered, report on, 15 pages, List 19.

ASH, Christina, under 16 years.  Mother Sarah Jane, Junee, reports she has gone away with -DEERING c40 years and Fred RUBIC, 23 years, in 1914. Rubic’s mother in Hawthorn interviewed and he returns and advises where she is.  18 pages, List 1914.

ASHBY, William Charles, wrote from Coolgardie W.A. in 1900, asking help to locate his father William, last heard of at Fish Creek.  Found.  13 pages, List 47.

ASHBY, William C., Ravensthorpe, Phillips River, W.A., wrote in 1902 re his father in law and family who haven’t replied to his letters; were at South Melbourne.  Found.  7 pages, List 62.

ASHBY, William C.  Wrote from Ravensthorpe W. A. in 1904, seeking W.G. LUCAS and his his daughter Norah Lavinia LUCAS.  Her married her sister but she died shortly after marriage.  He wanted Norah, who was 17 years old, to go there and marry him, although they had never met.  11 pages, List 14.

ASHCROFT, William.  Reports in 1902 that his 12 years old son John has been missing for 12 days.  5 pages, List 18.

ASHFOLD, Archie.  Information sought by Alfred John Ashford, his father, in 1908. He was at Messrs BURT BROS, Brick House Station, Carnarvon A, not heard from for some months.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 85.

ASHMAN, Herbert, newsagent, Collingwood, wrote in 1902 on behalf of  Mr. BIRCH, who is blind, asking if he cn play his organ ner the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets Melbourne; shopkeepers have complained.  1 page, List 63.

ASHTON MAGAZINE RIFLE LTD.  Complaint in 1899 that police Sergt A.E. DUNGEY is a director and this is against regulations.  Copy of Annual Report etc., on file.  Other directors were Charles PERRIN of Abbotsford, engineer, and F. FISHER, Booroorban, NSW, a storekeeper.  8 pages, List 41.

ASHTON, H. McBlann, Sydney, wrote in 1909 advising he has been supporting his wife and family in Melbourne for 5 years, has asked him to join him there.  2 pages, List 91.

ASKWITH, Mrs. J.  Wrote a number of letters in 1900 re loss of property when she moved from Melbourne to Stockman, Big River Marysville in 1900.  Local man James J. DUCKWORTH also wrote; she was 80 years old.  Ernest KELSON, c40 years suspected, and his background given.  24 pages, List 14.

ASTLEY, Mary Ann, Camperdown NSW, wrote in 1911 has read of a robbery on her son Charles, is concerned.  Daughter in law is interviewed.  6 pages, List 66.

ATKINS, Alfred Enoch, accidentally by machinery of International Harvester Co., at Showgrounds in 1909.  File re locating family in South Australia, possessions etc.  15 pages, List 90.

ATKINS, Mrs. E., Cobar NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking daughter Mrs. Emily BARTLEY, wife of Theodore; found, living apart from husband.  10 pages, List 79.

ATKINSON, Arthur, 19 years, went to New Zealand for work.  In 1904 mother asked police to find him as she hadn’t heard from him.  Found.  4 pages, List 68.

ATKINSON, Harry, private enquiry sought by brother George, Carnarvon, W. Aust. in 1902.  He was 31 years, a butcher, single, has been corresponding with Rose PLOWMAN of Bowral NSW, may be using the name NEWMAN.  Not found.  5 pages, List 63.

ATKINSON, James. Deserted wife Lily in Port Melbourne, 1898.   List 1.

ATKINSON, Nathaniel Spencer, carpenter, deserted wife Elizabeth and four children in Burnley pre 1902.  Found.  4 pages, List 61.

ATLEY, Christina, attempted suicide at Kensington in 1910; family are farmers at Craigieburn.  No prosecution.  6 pages, List 93.

AUERBACH, G., Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1911, seeking brother in law William DEVEREUX, vaudeville artist.  Found.  7 pages, List 96.

AUGUSTINE, Laurence, Balmoral, wrote in 1915 asking police to find his father Vincent, at Woods Point in 1892,and his sister Honorah.  He and his siblings were made Wards of the State in 1877.  Father had died.  4 pages, List 80.

AUSTIN, Mrs. Jean, wife of Thomas Linton Austin, head teacher, North Fitzroy, placed in Inebriates Home in 1908 by her sister Mrs. ELLIOTT.  Anonymous letter alleges being held against her will, but investigation shows this is incorrect.  3 pages, List 54.

AUSTIN/AUSTEN, Mary Ann.  Anonymous letter from Footscray in 1913 claims that she is about to be married to George JACKSON and ‘is a perfect imbecile’, he is only marrying her for property she inherited and any children will have to be put in an asylum.  Her siblings and the Salvation Army are interviewed.  5 pages, List 109.

AUSTIN, Moffit, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1910 asking for the address of his son Arthur, 13 years, who was with Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Co., and believed in Melbourne.  His wife interviewed, her son is with her; stated that she had left Moffit some years ago and that her life would be in danger if her address was revealed and it is not.  21 pages, List 92.

AVERY, Henry.  Writes from Eaglehawk in 1864, complaining of interference of Sgt. RICHARDS in his attempt to purchase land.  4 pages, List 4.

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BAARSEN, Claus, injured in accident a Tooradin in 1900 and taken to hospital by police.  He was a Norwegian, a sailor, working for Mr. BASAN, licensee of Bridge Hotel.  8 pages, List 47.

BACKSHALL, Florence, 12 years old, daughter of Michael J., assistant railway guard in South Australia, was given away by him in 1895 to a Mr. NEWTON who advertised, wishing to adopt a young girl.  The family boarded with a Mrs KAESEHAGAN in Adelaide, and she subsequently received a letter from a Mrs. CLAREHUGH of St. Kilda, who wrote that Newton had abandoned the girl in her boarding house.  11 pages, List 28.

BADROCK, Cecil, son of Margaret, committed to State care in 1906; father Bert CAMBOURNE deserted them.  Letter from Margaret on file.  13 pages, List 101

BAFFICO, Domenico.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property he left after his death in 1877.  5 pages, List 5.

BAILEY, Ellen Josephine, came from South Africa in 1908 to stay with great uncle John YOUNG at Castlemaine, but he died before she could arrive.  Her brother George R. Bailey, Carlingford via Moree, NSW, asked police to look after her on arrival, but they establish that Cr IRELAND has done that, and she is about to become a mother.  7 pages, List 84.

BAILEY, Spencer John, Ballarat East, wrote in 1910 asking for a motor cycle license even though under 18; has been riding for 3 years.  2 pages, List 96.

BAILEY, Walter Arthur, 19 years, labourer, wanted for non payment of a fine in 1928; photograph on a motor bike on file.  4 pages, List 59.

BAINES, Thomas, J.P., Ipswich, Qld, wrote in 1903 seeking sister Mrs. Louisa WOODYATT, who once lived at Ballarat.  Found. 8 pages, List 65.

BAINES, W., Adelaide, wrote in 1905 seeking details of his brother John, last heard of c14 years ago when working with Charles HERMANN at his selection in Gippsland possibly near Warragul.  John was a native of South Shields, Durham County, England, and his brother thinks he has me with foul play.  Not found.  11 pages, List 64.

BAIRD, Mrs. E., wrote from Wyndham via Bombala NSW in 1899, complaining of actions of Orange Lily Remedy Company, Sydney, who had not sent her pills ordered, and Union Manufacturing & Agency Co., who sent Organette musical instrument that arrived damaged.  Flyers from both companies on file.  Her 4 page letter is unclear at times.  44 pages, List 39.

BAKER, Alfred Herbert, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Qld., wrote in 1917 seeking A.C. TINSDALE, Cinema Exchange, Melbourne, who had entered into a contract with him to open a Brisbane branch and supply films and had had not complied with the contract.  8 pages, List 74.

BAKER, Annie C. nee URE, Eastwood, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her sister Mrs. Isabella THOMPSON, wife of Jack, and their children Cyril and George. The family were from Glasgow.  8 pages, List 72.

BAKER, Betsy Jane, Horsham, deserted by husband George, labourer, 53 years, Victorian; may be with Minnie HARRICKS, c27 years.  Located interstate.  17 pages, List 67.

BAKER, Cuthbert Sholton, deserted wife Margaret at Bendigo in 1915, left with Myra LEWIS.  Arrested at Adelaide, but magistrate refused to remand him.  8 pages, List 78.

BAKER, F.A. (Rev.)  Writes from Koroit in 1865 on behalf of a woman who married Thomas GREGSON in 1852.  He left for the diggings shortly afterwards and has never been heard of again.  She wishes to marry someone she has been living with, but seeks confirmation of Gregson’s death.  5 pages, List 4.

BAKER, James Gordon.  Arrived in Melbourne c1882, joined Permanent Artillery and was promoted.  Copy of him in uniform in file.  He married a widow, J. McTAGGART, who had two children.  In 1895 they left the colony under false names as he was wanted for fraud and forgery; he was then c34 years old.  He was a nephew of Colonel Valentine Baker, and his mother lived at Windsor, Belfast, Ireland.  In 1899 the file was briefly re-activated, but not found.  Large file.  List 43.

BAKER, John, committed suicide at North Melbourne in 1914, while lodging with John SMITH.  He was a recent arrival from Western Australia, was a member of the Amalgamated Timber Workers there.  Photo of two men on file.  7 pages, List 110.

BAKER, Madge, 17 years, attempted suicide in 1914.  Anonymous letter alleged ill-treatment by Mrs QUIRK.  Report states she is her foster mother; Madge is a South Australian State Ward, reared by Mrs FIDOCK of Point Elliott.  6 pages, List 110.

BAKER, Seymour. Left wife and daughter at Carisbrook and went to Western Australia prior to 1899. Has now stopped sending maintenance, and wife believes he is living with another woman. Police find a Miss PAGE is with him. 10 pages, List 2.

BAKER, William, discharged from A. Battery, Albert Park in 1895, formerly in Royal Artillery, c38 years.  Has equipment with him and is required to return it.  Not found.  14 pages, List 26.

BALL, Rosanna, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1909, asking police to arrange certification that he had summonsed her husband Charles for maintenance some years before.  7 pages, List 90.

BALLARD, John, Constable No 3924.  File re his financial situation in 1913. Had a child to Miss MAXFIELD, which was taken in by State government and boarded out to Mrs PHILLIPS, widow, Victoria St., Richmond; he has failed to pay maintenance.  Also had twins to Gertrude BARNETT, Dandenong, now 3 years old.  22 pages, List 106.

BAMBRIDGE, Emily, in service with Mr. WILKINSON, MLA, asks police in 1895 if Henry Bambridge, injured in a mining accident in Qld is her father, who left in 1886.  Police confirm it is him.  6 pages, List 28.

BAMFORD, Elizabeth, died from poisoning at Kilferra in 1913.  Detailed detective report on file, copy of inquest testimony etc.  A very large file.  List 94.

BANFIELD, Edward.  Wrote from W.A. in 1905 seeking information on his father Henry’s will.  He had died at Preston.  5 pages, List 10.

BANK OF VICTORIA, Bendigo.  Large file on 1905 case in which Ian, son of manager John William ALLAN is shot in ear by supposed robber.  Police interview Alick Kerr, Louis Mueller, Allan’s niece Mollie Allan and Teresa Allan and conclude that he shot himself, although his father refuses to accept this.  List 3.

BANNERMAN, G.R., wife wrote from Coogee NSW in 1912; has not been heard from for 9 months; found.  6 pages, List 101.

BANNERMAN, George Robert.  Address sought by divorced wife in Coogee NSW in 1916; he owed maintenance for his crippled child.  Found.  6 pages, List 76.

BANTON, Sarah.  Living with John McELHINEY at Korumburra in 1899.  Stillborn child buried in background; prosecuted.  11 pages, List 23.

BANTY, Leon. [BAUTY?] Information sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1897.  He was separated from his family and had lived at Edenhope for last 40 years.  Police find he died in 1896 and file contains details of cost of burial and disposal of property.  His brother in Lausanne is a clergyman.  25 pages, List 40.

BARBER, Robert.  Died in Melbourne in 1902.  Mrs. Lucy Barber writes from Albury asking if this is her husband who left her 6 years ago.  Police report he was 55 years old, an architect, had a wife and family in Perth, W.A.  8 pages, List 19.

BARBOON, Annie, Aboriginal, died at Dimboola in 1912.  Report of death and burial arrangements.  2 pages, List 104.

BARFOOT, Laura Ellen. Married at Deniliquin NSW in 1877 to John McMAHON, brother of Thomas Middleton McMahon, who is in gaol for assault on a child. Claim marriage is a sham.  List 1.

BARKER, Clarence Cecil alias BARNETT. Charged with abduction of Alice SHORT at Narromine NSW in 1919, also charged with wife desertion. Native of Macquarie Plains, 25 yrs, motor mechanic and engineer; fingerprints on file. 21 pages.  List 1.

BARKLY MANSIONS ST. KILDA.  Anonymous letter in 1918 from ‘wounded wife’ claims a Mrs. FORD living there is a prostitute.  Owner is Ruby Maud DAVIS, widow of Samuel Brasmere DAVIS who died in 1916.  She rents out rooms.  Police report on interviews of a number of women including JARVIS, (who had had an illegitimate child),WESTLAKE, MYERS and HAYNES, one of whom ‘removed her drawers and threw them at the Constable’s head’.  11 pages, List 3.

BARLOW, Robert Henry.  Left Kerang for Western Australia in 1896.  In 1898 his wife asks police to find him; she and the four children are destitute.  6 pages, List 7.

BARNES, Agnes.  Wrote from Townsville in 1897, has seen a report about a John Barnes killed in Victoria; asks if this is her husband who left home some months ago.  They have a six year old daughter.  Police ascertain it is not her husband; in the meantime he returns home.  8 pages, List 6.

BARNES, Frederick, wrote from Gwalia Mine, Leonora, West Australia in 1900, asking police to find Mrs. Margaret DOUGLAS or McLEOD, mother of his wife Dorothy Douglas, who has recently died.  Not found.  14 pages, List 48.

BARNES, John.  Formerly organist for the Union Church, Caulfield, reported by John CHAMBERS in 1880 as acting strangely; handwritten and published letters of his on file.  He is a music teacher, lives with second wife and family, c55 years.  15 pages, List 4.

BARNWELL, William. American negro, c55 years, died near Berlin Victoria in 1881, destitute. File re sale of his effects. 8 pages, List 2.

BARR, Alice, parents at Archdale, took poison in 1918; pregnant to Theodore STANFORD, Yarraville and found out he was married.  Survived; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 73.

BARR, William, sought by Jules GASCARD, Ballan, in 1908.  He has left two girls with relative Mrs BLOCK after wife died, and not sent maintenance.  Believed keeping a hotel at Broken Hill.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 85.

BARRETT, Herbert, sought by mother Mrs. FELTUS of Kapunda South Australia in 1896.  He was 30 years, had been at Alberton and said he would send for her to join him, but she’s heard nothing.  She is a widow.  Not found.  21 pages, List 37.

BARRETT, Mrs. Jean, living with – WHITWORTH at Northcote in 1928 as his wife, but ‘is a prostitute’,  She met a man in the city one night and went back to his house in Bentleigh, where they quarrelled over money and he assaulted her.  Offender is identified as Thomas LYNCH, whose ‘wife’, married to someone else, is away in Tasmania.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 60.

BARRON, James, found at Queen’s Wharf in pain and taken to hospital but died there, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BARRY, Alexander alias John O’BRIEN, alias EAGER, served time in a NSW prison and in 1881 with Alice SMITH alias HOPKINS, was charged with arson in Sydney.  The pair fled and were thought to be interstate.  Photo of Alexander and his wife and child on file (not Alice).  List 58.

BARRY [Arthur] Patrick, enlisted in the AIF in Qld, and in 1916 arranged for allotment to go to his wife Margaret nee AYERS in Rushworth Victoria.  Army officer queries whether she has received the money.  Report states he deserted the family in 1909 and details arrangements made.  4 pages, List 79.

BARRY, Mrs. Catherine, died at home of son in law Thomas BEGLEY, Windsor, in 1900.  4 pages, List 48.

BARRY, John, State Ward child, was employed by Peter PINI at Barwidgee near Myrtleford in 1900, but took ill.  Taken to hospital, he died there in 1900.  File re burial costs.  12 pages, List 46.

BARTEL, Lydia Harriet.  File re her death in 1906.  Suffered from convulsions, died before she could be admitted to Beechworth Asylum.  Testimony of husband, Dr. Cleaver WOODS and nurse Mrs. PINNAGER on file.  No inquest necessary.  10 pages, List 4.

BARTELLE, Gladys, Leslie SMITH and ‘Little May Victoria’, all child performers at Bijou and  Theatre Royal Melbourne in 1895, were in breach of law.  Report on each.  9 pages, List 26.

BARTON, Arthur James and wife, living in Richmond in 1912 when he went to work and didn’t return.  His wife has now given birth and is destitute; will be returning to Arncliffe Sydney with sister Mrs WILLIAMS.  Barton is a carpenter, English, 38 years.  7 pages, List 104.

BARTON, Elizabeth, Fitzroy, wrote in 1902, asking for address of son Paul; found with uncle Richard HUGHES.  File states she is eccentric, has been in an asylum.  5 pages, List 65.

BARTRAM, J. & Son, electricians, Melbourne, wrote two letters in 1910 promoting the benefits of using the L.M. ERICCSON phone.  File includes two illustrated flyers.  5 pages, List 54.

BASSEMIR, Tulins.  Writes from Liverpool Concentration Camp, NSW in 1917 concerning his belongings.  4 pages, List 13.

BASSETT, J.T.P., solicitor, Wellington NSW wrote in 1908 on behalf of Cornelius, father of Vera KEELEY.  She and her mother left him c7 years ago; he wants her returned to him.  Found with Mrs E. Nelson PERCIVAL of Auburn; refuses to return.  7 pages, List 86.

BASSETT, Philip Henry, Muckleford; applies to join police in 1905, but can’t produce birth certificate, never registered.  2 pages, List 23.

BASTIANSIN, Mrs. Emily, North Melbourne.  Wrote in 1903 re Thomas MILLER, who fathered her illegitimate child Ellen Amelia LYONS in 1888.  She took out a warrant in 1891 under the name of ALLEN, and he was ordered to pay maintenance but absconded.  File states that he is an ex constable, married to a well known city prostitute, Lily WALKER.  5 pages, List 66.

BASTIN, Mrs W.H., Guilford, wrote in 1908, asking if a body found in the Yarra is her husband who left 30 years ago and returned briefly recently; he was using the name William BRUCE.  Police report not her husband.  4 pages, List 86.

BATCHELOR, Ernest, 13 years, fell from tree in Coburg in 1900; report on incident.  2 pages, List 50.

BATE, George E., Dept of mines & Agriculture, Sydney, wrote in 1909 re his sister Gwendoline Frances, not heard from for 6 months.  Found interstate under name of Mrs NIXON.  List 88.

BATEMAN, Arthur, Ivanhoe, Pokolbin near Maitland NSW, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his sisters Matilda and Grace who were taken into State care in Victoria 17 years ago.  9 pages, List 83.

BATEMAN, Robert Henry, carpenter, 50-69 years, sought by daughter Mrs WHITE, Carlton, in 1910.  She was adopted c1888, believes that he is her father.  6 pages, List 91.

BATES, Elizabeth, Blackwood, deserted by husband John in 1908, a blacksmith; believed interstate.  9 pages, List 85.

BATTY, Elizabeth, wrote from Carisbrook in 1900, complaining her husband John was being served drink by local publicans after hours.  Local police report her bad character.  6 pages, List 45.

BATTY, Margaret.  Sudden death at Geelong in 1899, aged 72 years.  Report on.  4 pages, List 17.

BAUDIN, Peter alias BELLAMY, charged with burglary in 1896.  Sydney police believe he is really Peter BLANCHARD, associated with Louis PATARD, and he is extradited.  10 pages, List 31.

BAUER, Bernard. Diamond dealer, murdered 1907. Files cover  1907-8, 1910, 1917.  Names involved: James POTTER; Mrs. HOLMES; ANDERSON, Michael BRENNAN, BRIDLAND.  List 1.

BAUER, Frank,  18 years, jeweller’s apprentice, sought by father F., in Adelaide, 1905, 18 pages, List 8.

BAULD, Bruce, absconded in 1928 with monies he had collected on behalf of the Australian Timber Workers Union, secretary William SCANLON.  3 pages and photo.  List 57.

BAUM, H.A., Sale, 16 years, wrote in 1912, seeking a license to ride a motor bike; refused.  3 pages, List 104.

BAYLES, George.  Information sought by Bendigo solicitor in 1910.  He fought in South Africa, returned to Bendigo and married – JORGENSEN in 1901, then returned to South Africa.  Found, engaged to – NELSON.  9 pages, List 91.

BAYLES, Norman, solicitor, Melbourne, complained in 1905 of incivility of constables during the arrival of the Loongana which had his relatives on board.  Detailed reports on file.  19 pages, List 64.

BAYLES, Norman, MLA, asks in 1909 that his two cars receive the first number plates when the Motor Act is passed.  Private Secretary to the Governor makes the same request.  7 pages, List 88.

BAYNES, Edith, Albert Park, in 1910 asked for advice on getting a divorce from her husband.  3 pages, List 92.

BEAGLEY, Constable No. 5810.  Enlisted in 1916, sought leave of absence from police department.  4 pages, List 77.

BEALE, D.W., school teacher, 40 years, left South Australia for Victoria with two sons, 5 and 9, and a young woman who gave birth in Hamilton in 1907.  His wife was in a lunatic asylum and he was placed in one too; the children went escorted back to Adelaide to Henry COPAS. 15 pages, List 83.

BEALE, Mary Ann, arrested for vagrancy as destitute, 1899.  She was 68 years old.  Son George, cab driver, is located in Redfern Sydney and arrangements are made for her to go to him.  She also had a married daughter Mrs. FLETCHER.  12 pages, List 42.

BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth. Eloped from Major’s Plains with Thomas GREATOREX; accidentally killed in 1878, and death certificate issued in name of Beauchamp . He subsequently reveals her real name was BROWN, and she had left her family for him. Note that the death certificate was never amended to Brown.  Marriage certificate of 1873  of Elizabeth NEWMAN and Francis BROWN on file, as is photo of her.  List 1.

BEAUFORT DEEP LEADS MINE.  Trouble between striking unionists and non union labour is detailed in the 1913 file.  Unions Thomas ABREY and George THOMPSON were arrested for attempted murder.  Bendigo journalist Robert Charles PRINCKMAN supplies statement re a threat from John R. LITTLE.  17 pages, List 109.

BEAUMONT, – Mrs.  A widow, 70 years, she died suddenly at Leopold in 1902 after dining with family of Thomas Edward McMILLAN; no suspicious circumstances.  2 pages, List 18.

BEAZLEY, Leith, successfully applied for entry into the police force, but Port Fairy police report on his unsuitability and he is struck off waiting list.  16 pages, List 40.

BECHER, C.H.  A solicitor in Sale, he wrote to police in 1913 regarding a Cremonensis violin (1807) that was lost by his sister Mrs. IRVING while on a visit.  19 pages, List 8.

BECK, David W., masseur attached to Army Medical Corps of the AIF; in 1917 sought an extension of his leave from the police force.  7 pages, List 75.

BECK, J.W. Chemist; confidential enquiry made for him at South Australia by Vic. Police; had come from Western Australia, 1901. No reason for enquiry given. 7 pages, List 2.

BECK, Joseph, Yarrawonga, 76 years.  French Consul asks in 1902 that he be given the old age pension, and encloses money for him.  This is an incomplete file.  4 pages, List 63.

BECKENSALL, Jane, Richmond, wrote in 1916.  Her son Walter was killed at Gallipoli. seeking grandson Francis Walter’s address.  Walter’s wife lived with – RUSSELL interstate.  Not found.  4 pages, List 79.

BECKETT, John, alias Leslie STEELE, charged with imposition on farmers William H. PATINSON and Neil McArthur DRYSDALE of Balook near Traralgon in 1905.  Police establish he is identical with person who was tried for murder of Robert William SMALL in Tasmania in 1897.  Parents old residents of Skipton district.  Tas. criminal photo on file, but faded.  Admitted to lunatic asylum.  22 pages, List 17.

BEDELL, WH., Northcote, gives offensive anonymous letter left under his door in 1897 to police.  Incomplete file, 4 pages.

BEEBE, Robert, left Melbourne in 1895 for New Zealand, involved in mining, c68 years.  In 1900 his daughter Lizzie of Toorak, wrote expressing concern, not heard from for some months.  Not found.  4 pages, List 45.

BEECH, John Robert.  Wife Elsie D. wrote to police in 1896.  She had married him in Sydney recently, but now believes he was a married man.  He was born at Stowport, Worcestershire England, was from Victoria.  11 pages, List 32.

BEECHWORTH STATE SCHOOL No. 1560.  Report in 1895 of fires which had occurred.  Nine year old George OKE implicated; other children Thomas JOSE and Murdoch MURRAY interviewed.  14 pages, List 28.

BEER, Harry Smith, sought by Grace CARTWRIGHT, Leichardt, in 1913; has not provided support for her child, believed in Melbourne.  A silversmith; found.  5 pages, List 108.

BEERE, August.  Incomplete file re arrangements to get children from Wellington New Zealand to their father in South Yarra in 1900.  Mrs. DUDFIELD would accompany them on the ship.  10 pages, List 44.

BEESON, Thomas.  Wrote from Sandy Creek Warwick Qld in 1897 re Dr. Alexander RUSSELL and his brother James.  Alexander died in Belfast (Port Fairy) in the 1860s; wants details of his son.  Police state he had no son.  5 pages, List 6.

BEHNSTEDT, Mrs Minnie, Richmond.  Sister Mrs M. WILLIAMS, Townsville, wrote in 1908; she hadn’t answered her letters.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

BELCHER, Thomas Edward, Brunswick, reports his daughter Rose missing in 1928.  She is 15 years and believed to be with Harry LEON who had a stall at the Victoria Market.  Found.  2 pages and photo.  List 58.

BELFIT, Robert, alias Edward JACKMAN, committed bigamy; married Mary Jane REABURN in 1888 while first wife Louisa was still alive.  Previously married in New Zealand.  File re witnesses and Brief preparation.  34 pages, List 56.

BELGRAVE.  Fire in Main Street in 1928, six shops destroyed.  Detailed report, including evidence from: Caroline WATSON, Winifred PEPPER, William MALONEY, Claude Alfred LANCASHIRE, Bernard Arthur BRENT etc. who rented shops from John Thomas MAHONEY, auctioneer, Mont Albert and Harry LANDEN, Prahran.  Police conclude not deliberate, probably done by Lancashire while drunk.  18 pages, List 59.

BELL, Alfred E.A., Mt. Eckersley, near Heywood.  Reported in 1899 that fire had destroyed an unoccupied weatherboard house he owned; both insurance company and police suspect he set it himself, was in financial difficulties.  14 pages, List 42.

BELL, David, arrived from South Africa in 1905, and wife Laura, 32 years and son Percy, along with aunt Eliza Z. JONES were to follow him, but he hasn’t been able to locate them.  He went on to Sydney, and wrote from there, seeking police help.  They were located.  8 pages, List 63.

BELL, J.E. Corporal, 27th Battalion, writes from ship on the way to war in 1917, chiding Snr Constable DAY of Kerang for his actions in alerting authorities he had German parents and his real name was BELZ.  7 pages, List 71.

BELL, James, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on illegitimate child of Violet LAMB, Mountain Station, Brawlin via Cootamundra, in 1913.  James Bell of Flemington Station Walgett interviewed, denies claim.  12 pages, List 93.

BELL, Robert, South Melbourne, reports finding a body in the Yarra river in 1895.  A luggage tag is in the name of FLYNN.  Mrs. O’FLYNN of Echuca asks if it is her husband; no.  Mrs. Flynn of Newtown Sydney asks the same question; photo posted to her – no photo on file.  13 pages, List 30.

BELL, William H.  Tenders for various repairs to Tylden police station, 1864, 8 pages, List 14.

BELLEARS, Mary, charged with abortion on Louisa MITCHELL at Euroa in 1905.  Frederick KERSLAKE, married, also involved.  This is an incomplete file of 9 pages, List 65.

BELLERBY, Alexander G.  Drouin, Gippsland grazier, disappears in 1904, had suffering from sun stroke previously.  Newspaper cuttings, photo on file, found by wife in Geelong.  List 16.

BELLINGHAM, Eli.  Charged with assault on 17 year old daughter Elizabeth; case heard at Goroke and dismissed.  John J. COTTERILL of Nurcoring near Natimuk involved.  26 pages, List 7. 

BELTON, Charles, State Ward, absconded from the care of Miss Elizabeth McKERCHER at Bylands, Kilmore in 1896.  A letter from him on file, asking to return, to which she agrees.  Discussion re claiming costs of returning him from Trawool.  10 pages, List 37.

BEMISS, Mrs. S., Fitzroy, wrote in 1917 re her daughter Una Josephine, who had rung away with a Greek fireman, Parasko PANUYOTUO and was living with him in Port Pirie and pregnant; asks police help to get her back.  Detailed report on situation. 14 pages, List 74.

BENALLA.   Suspicious fire in Mair St., in 1895, in which building owned by Mrs. Ellen RIDE and used by John O’SHEA, proprietor and printer of the North East Ensign newspaper, was destroyed, along with undertaker’s premises of W.G. ABBOTT.  Travellers, Charles LARSON and James JENKINS were among witnesses.  O’Shea suspected, but open verdict given.  40 pages, List 26.

BENDIGO POWDER MAGAZINE.  Alarm went off at night in 1899, when keeper R.G. JOHNSTON was not there.  His wife armed herself and investigated and police were called.   Claim that wires were cut but police think worn away.  37 pages, List 42.

BENDING, Mrs Rachel, died suddenly at Beaufort in 1911.  Detailed investigation.  14 pages, List 98.

BEN HABDA. Assyrian, treats patients, but not a licensed doctor. Report on his activities in Gippsland, 1903.  List 1.

BENJAMIN, Mrs. Clara, secretary Homeopathic Hospital Ladies Aid Association, wrote brief letter in  1906, enclosing booklet of annual report and balance sheet 1904-1905; lists committee, donations etc.  8 pages, List 31.

BENNETT, Charles J. of Swift’s Creek and STODDART, Thomas, of Ballarat.  Confidential enquiries sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  Bennett is found to be living with the McLARTY family.   8 pages, List 64.

BENNETT, Elsie, 19 years, attempted suicide by poison in Carlton in 1912, after argument with boyfriend Leslie TITE.  Her parents are separated, mother a laundry worker.  Friend Vera POWELL mentioned.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 33.

BENNETT, John, convict transported to VDL in 1841.  Daughter Mrs. John JACKSON of Bullarto seeks details of her parents and father’s current location.  12 pages, List 43.

BENNETT, Lizzie, wrote from Kenmore Mental Hospital, Goulburn in 1916 seeking address of Mr. BURNEY or his sister.  4 pages, List 76.

BENNETT, Percy, Norwood, South Australia, wrote in 1916 re his brother in law Ernest BAKER, who left his 3 step-children with his mother in law and went to Melbourne in 1915.  Found.  4 pages, List 78.

BENNETTS, Samuel.  Sought by brother F. of Broken Hill; he was born in Lelant, Cornwall.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

BENT, William, c50 years, caretaker of 318 Queen Street Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1913.  Found by boarded William MALADY and taken to hospital.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 109.

BENTLEY, Jessie Rosina, wife of Henry, suicided in South Melbourne in 1899.  Evidence taken from servant Florrie SLADE and hairdresser Percival JEFFERSON and Margaret LARKIN.  18 pages, List 17.

BENTLEY, Louisa Minnie, under 16 years, gave birth to illegitimate child at Terang, and alleged Denis COOK was the father.  Her mother was Sarah Ann, a widow, and Louisa had been servant to Mrs. BRADSHAW.  Quite intimate detail given.  11 pages, List 66.

BENTON, Mr.  Pastry cook St. Kilda, has several Germans working for him, is scared soldiers are going to attack, 1916.  List 6.

BERA, Bartolomeno (or BREA). Charged with conspiracy at Sydney in 1918, one of three offenders; two were arrested in Sydney. He was Italian and 40 years of age. One page (Criminal Offence Report) and photo.  List 1.

BERESFORD, Henry Agincourt.  Died at Dandenong in 1916.  Letters from L.K. TARRANT, Ngaire, New Zealand found, he covers burial costs; Henry was getting money from late sister Lady Vaughan’s estate.  6 pages, List 78.

BERESFORD, William. Attempted suicide at Castlemaine in 1905 and later in Sydney. Member of the Maurice Gerald Dramatic Co.  List 1.

BERGIN, T., of Bergin & Co., general merchants, San Remo, asks help to keep hotel running after being ordered to close.  The hotel is in his late father’s name, and he and his siblings wish to continue running it.  2 pages, List 29.

BERKELEY, Henry, gaoled for arson in NSW during shearer’s strike of 1894.  In 1899 query whether Charles WILLIAMS, recently arrested for jewellery robberies in Melbourne is a brother.  Small photo of Williams on file, and 2 gaol photos, front and side views of Berkeley.  The latter was born in Sydney in 1868.  13 pages, List 43.

BERLOWITZ, Margaret Jane, licensee of the Yarraville Hotel, denies allegation by T. MURPHY that gambling is going on, and signs agreement that none will be allowed.  23 pages, List 101.

BERNARD, Mrs. M.H., Surry Hills, NSW, wrote in 1902 re her son Harry, who has gone to Melbourne with a woman named RIDLEY who claims he is the father of her child, which is impossible.  He is found in Melbourne, and states he has not married her and the father of the child is Jack MILAN, but police find she’s using his name.  6 pages, List 62.

BERNARDASIE, Guiseppe. Died destitute at Guilford, in 1881, had been employed by Carlo ROSCONIA. Three letters, brief notes from C.A. BIAGGI on file. Swiss Consul informed. 7 pages, List 2.

BERNOULLI, Rose, laid a charge of assault against William PRATT, with whom she was living, in 1913, then withdrew it and accused police of bullying.  A very detailed report on her character etc is on file.  14 pages, List 107.

BERRICK, Gottfried, Mooroopna, farmer.  Reported missing in 1902, believed drowned.  Seen by a constable in 1903, admits fled from creditors.  7 pages, List 19.

BERRY, Mrs. Harriet. Wife of John B. Berry of Dandenong, died in suspicious circumstances in 1899. 10 pages, List 2.

BERSICA, John, Shepparton, applies for wine licence for Numurkah in 1898.  Police and residents oppose, he complains.  9 pages, List 22.

BERTRAM, Henry. Report on his marital affairs and relations, Bendigo 1900. Married Amelia NICHOLL in 1880, she died some months later. Married Elizabeth JURY, a prostitute, and got VD from her so left her. She now living with Charlie CARLIE and claims Bertram tried to poison her. Married Elizabeth MARTIN, by whom he had a child already, named Bertha. Witness at second marriage was Charles DAWE, married to Louie JURY who is now using the name Mrs. LORD. No witnesses will testify, so never charged with bigamy.  List 1.

BERWICK, Mrs.  Wrote from Collingwood in 1904, seeking location of her daughter who married John FLANNERY c1897, hasn’t seen her for four years.  6 pages, List 10.

BESLEY, Edith Jane, sought by sister Mrs Eliza M. CARVOSSA, Eastwood, in 1914.  She left there with Albert Edward JACKSON, a builder’s labourer, whose wife issued a warrant for desertion. Photos on file.  13 pages, List 110.

BEST, Alexander, sought by brother Edward, Beulah Tasmania, in 1911.  He went to Victoria 14 years ago, 47 years.  Not found.  12 pages, List 98.

BEVERIDGE, Thomas, c24yrs, sought by uncle Robert C. Beveridge, Sydney in 1904.  He is an orphan, and his grandmother in Scotland is anxious about him.  8p, List 11

BEVILAQUA, L., wrote from Hyde Park Adelaide in 1897 re unnamed son who was to leave Tasmania for Adelaide via Melbourne, and has not arrived.  Thinks he has gone ‘on a spree’ and then to look for work.  Asks if man’s body found on Keilor Plains is his son.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 40.

BEYNON, Florence, 16 years, Carlton, attempted suicide in 1917; report states her father, a returned soldier, is violent towards her mother.  Suicide note on file.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 73.

BHAI, Omer, 37 years and ALLEE or JAFFER, Mahomed, 27 years, deserted from the ship ‘City of Canberra’ in 1928; prohibited immigrants, they were arrested.  Described as ‘coloured British’.  Small photos of both and 3 pages, List 60.

BIANCHI, Mrs., wrote from Back Creek in 1903, suspicious that someone in Kalgoorlie is impersonating her son William, c23 years, butcher, and getting money from her.  Police there ascertain he’s in poor circumstances.  9 pages, List 67.

BIBBY, John Thomas, c22 years, engine driver.  Warrant issued by Agnes Christine LUKE of Albury in 1913; deserted his illegitimate child in 1910.  Her brothers will pay costs to bring him back.  19 pages, List 108.

BIBER, Charles Theophilus, deserted wife Rebecca in Richmond in 1914.  6 pages, List 110.

BICKETT, Patricia Angela.  Murdered 1914, Antonio SORO arrested.  Witnesses interviewed include her mother Maria, Mary JACKSON, a teacher, schoolboy Frank FRIMLEY, engineer John GRAHAM, printer Charles Melanchthon STAMPER.  Photo of Soro on file, which is very large.  List 3.

BICKFORD, Frederick, sought by sister Mrs NICKELLS, Bendigo, in 1901.  He left home about 11 years previously, believed interstate.  Found.  Faded photo on file, taken when he was 14 years old.  14 pages and photo; see instructions re copying of photos.  List 86.

BIDDULPH, Basil Albert, sought by Katherine, Balmain, in 1910.  5 pages, List 96.

BIENKE, Amelia, known as E. LEGGETTE, sought by the Secretary of the Children’s Welfare Fund in 1928.  1 page and photo from magazine, List 59.

BIESKE, Herman Adolph. Suspected of murdering first wife Elizabeth Ann nee WILLIAMS, who died July 1902. Remarried two months later to Emma Jane KAY, widow, nee JAMES. The couple and some of the children went to New Zealand. First wife’s brother complains so body quietly exhumed, but no poison found.  List 1.

BIGGEN, Lilly, sought by sister E.S. GROVES of Liverpool NSW in 1895; believed to be in Bendigo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 28.

BIGGS, Roni, 39 McArthur Square Carlton.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claimed she was running a brothel.  Report states she has lived with James CARROLL for some years and he keeps her.  Letter is written by her sister, with whom she quarrels frequently.  4 pages, List 85.

BIGGEN, Lilly, sought by sister E.S. GROVES of Liverpool NSW in 1895; believed to be in Bendigo.  Not found.  8 pages, List 28.

BIGNOLD, Margaret.  Writes from Marrickville NSW in 1898 re husband Frank.  Last heard of at Port Welshpool; they have been separated nearly 6 years, but little money sent.  6 pages, List 17.

BILES, Mrs William wrote from Stepney, Adelaide in 1896 asking if the Mrs. ADAMS shot by her husband is her daughter; she hasn’t heard from her for 5 years.  Police report it is not her daughter.  7 pages, List 31.

BILLANE, Mrs J., Burnley, seeks whereabouts of Sarah, James and Mary Ellen MORAN, whose father James died  c1896, and whose mother Annie couldn’t cope.  She is their aunt.  Not found.  11 pages, List 91.

BILLING, Leila Ethel, born Leesville Tasmania 1902, went to Melbourne on a holiday in 1917, staying with family friend Leslie M. STEVENS and his family at Port Melbourne.  Alleged he had been intimate with her; bashed his wife etc.  File includes evidence taken, letters from parents and siblings, medical report etc. No charge laid.  Warning: this file contains explicit material.  47 pages, List 74. CONNECTION FOUND.

BILLSON, A.A., wrote a private letter to the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913 re his wife’s 83 year old aunt MUDIE, whose husband has stolen her jewellery; found at pawnshop.  5 pages, List 108.

BILLSON, A.A., MP, asked for a ‘strictly private’ enquiry following a ‘Truth’ newspaper article alleging Alexander COLLINRIDGE, from whom he rented an office, was a swindler who had been running a lottery scam.  Copies of fake tickets on file.  14 pages, List 110.

BINGHAM, Mrs Anne, Wonthaggi.  Anonymous letter in 1911 claims she’s a sly grog seller.  Report.  5 pages, List 100.

BINKS, Eliza Richardson, died at Echuca in 1896 after giving birth to Eliza Cooper Binks; child given to grandparents Thomas and Margaret COOPER in Richmond as father had seven other children.  4 pages, List 50.

BIRCH, William, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1895.  He is a Baptist minister and his wife received a letter from Alfred SENIOR, asking for money as he is ill and confined to his bed in Melbourne.  He has stayed with them, his brother is a highly respected medical man in Manchester, but they don’t have a high opinion of Alfred, so send money to police, asking them to investigate before handing money over.  They find he has left owing money to landlady.  14 pages, List 29.

BIRCHMEIER, Adolph, Hawthorn, wrote in 1880 re his uncle Jacob Sevrin HIRT, otherwise James Hirt, from Switzerland, born 1828, arrived Melbourne 1853.  Subsequently had the European Hotel at Forbes.  Somewhat involved search involving a former partner of Hirt who was also looking for him.  45 pages, List 76.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BIRKIN, Florence, South Melbourne, wrote in 1914 re her husband Frank Henry, 39 years, who had deserted her and was believed interstate.  Not found.  9 pages, List 112.

BIRTHDAY MINE, Berringa.  Cyanide Manager T.J. COOTE reports loss of gold bullion from his case at O’FARRELL’s hotel.  General Manager E. Gordon ROSS requests police investigation.  14 pages, List 45.

BISHOP, George Francis, born London, 51 years, carpenter, died from overdose of morphine in Perth W.A. in 1898.  Wife Julia in East Brunswick claims he was poisoned by Robert HOLMES and his son Bertie, who used to live near them and also went to W.A.  Police doubt story.  27 pages, List 21.

BISHOP, Joseph, wrote from Broken Hill in 1897.  He married Edith Matilda EDWARDS in 1887.  She claimed to be the widow of Julius Ferdinand HALTERMANN, married 1881.  They are living apart and he seeks confirmation that she was a widow.  A sister is married to J.S. BUTTERS. 2 pages, List 20.

BISHOP, Lillian Alma, born Tasmania 1895, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1912 and registered him as Stanley Roy SMITH, and herself as Lily Smith.  Her mother Mrs REYNOLDS is living at Yarra Glen, and find out what had happened.  File has Lillian’s Tasmanian birth certificate and arrangements to correct the entry for Stanley.  13 pages, List 102.

BISHOP, Oswald Henry, deserted wife Rosetta Mary and their 7 year old son in 1912.  They were married in 1904 and he was an illusionist and travelled with a company of artists.  She is now living with her mother Mrs. Lavinia LONG at Malvern.  He uses names of “Pharos” and “Alma”, is 31 years, and possibly living with another woman.  He is found interstate and escorted back to Melbourne.  33 pages, List 34.

BLACK, Caroline, Scarsdale, deserted by husband George Albert Black in 1913.  4 pages, List 107.

BLACK, George.  His son in law John LAWRENCE of Newry asks for police protection.  Black is due to be released from Sale prison and has threatened them.  4 pages, List 18.

BLACK, Martha, florist, Springvale, in 1904 reported in detail the strange and dangerous behaviour of her husband (unnamed).  She had previously been badly injured in a mining accident at Sebastopol.  21 pages, List 68.

BLACK, Spiro, had four children by Mrs INDOVINO of Carlton; details of both lifestyles are given.  3 pages, List 96.

BLACK, William of Diggora State School near Rochester, wrote in 1899 re Rebecca ANDERSON, in his employ, who wanted to know her parentage. She was put in Abbotsford Convent after her mother died and father attempted suicide. Police find she was born in Bathurst in 1875, her sister Mary in Dunolly in 1879. Their father James ANDERSON also used the name HENDERSON and had several convictions, but could not be located. 24 pages.  List 2.

BLACKBURN, S. (or T.)  A chemist, his wife writes in 1897, alleging local hotels are still supplying him with drink despite court order.  Report states ‘hopeless case’ getting alcohol elsewhere.  4 pages, List 20.

BLACKHAM, Mrs Norah, 21 years, disappeared from lodging house in St Kilda in 1913; family suspect foul play.  Husband Victor Richard Blackham searches for her; her father is James HANKS.  Detailed report.  Not found.  7 pages, List 94.

BLACKMORE, William, c55 years, supposed to be at Wallaroo mines in 1901.  His wife wrote from Ballarat, has had no support from him since 1899.  16 pages, List 49.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BLACKNEY, Elizabeth, left Hamilton in 1896, and went to sister Maria WHITEHEAD’s home in Dimboola. Gave birth to illegitimate child Leslie John there which was to be adopted by them.  13 pages, List 50.

BLACKWELL, Alice Maud, New Town, Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re her husband C.E., who has not sent maintenance for months.  Found.  7 pages, List 75.

BLACKWELL, Richard H., died at Cheltenham in 1905; living apart from wife and family.  File re arrangements made and cost to government.  4 pages, List 64.

BLACKWELL, W.H., wrote from Mossman Central Mill, Port Douglas Nth Qld in 1903 re his brother Arthur Nishus George, miner, late of St. Just Cornwall, said to have died at Bendigo.  3 pages, List 67.

BLACKWOOD.  Arson attempt at Golden Bar Quartz Battery, known as Staughton’s battery, in 1896.  Mary JAMES, married, Golden Point, son Richard, Edward STEWART and Arthur SULLIVAN interviewed and testimony noted.  Hand drawn map on file.  Insurance Company seeks details.  24 pages, some hard to decipher.  List 37.

BLAKE, Jessie, Hyde Park Sydney, wrote in 1913, seeking her husband William, who has not supported for ten years; she is destitute.  Found.  6 pages, List 108.

BLAIR, Charlotte, married, separated from husband, living with John Bamford BLACK near Dargo, died suddenly in 1898, leaving 7 month child Violet who is adopted by Mrs. FRENCH, sister in law of Oscar MESSENGER who suspects foul play in her death.  20 pages, List 22.

BLAIR, Fanny/Frances A., believed living with Mrs CHEONG at Sailor’s Flat Whroo in 1898,  In 1911 Sydney Rescue Work Society wrote on behalf of her male child; left there 12 years ago.  8 pages, List 97.

BLAIR, James.  Collingwood.  Complaint re larrikins, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

BLAIR, John, sought by wife Frances, Ultimo, in 1907.  He deserted her and was believed to be with Eva MENDOZA a woman ‘of evil repute’.  He had a brother Michael.  Not found.  8 pages, List 83.

BLAIR, William, 33 years, sought by pregnant wife Daisy, Queenstown Tasmania in 1915.  He has left and their 4 daughters and gone to Melbourne, possibly with hi uncle John BOYD.  11 pages, List 80.

BLAKE, Alfred Francis, wrote from Condobolin NSW in 1894 re brother Edward Richard, a baker, 29 years, born Bermondsey, London, who left England in 1892; his parents have not heard since.  2 pages, List 41.

BLAKE, Patrick, deserted wife Elizabeth and 5 children at Ballarat c1901; butcher, 48 years.  In 1907 she heard he was in W.A.; located, he promised to pay maintenance (signed form on file).  In 1911 she wrote and asked if the person killed at Charters Towers was him; no.  14 pages, List 95.

BLAKE, Thomas Jnr., wrote from Coolgardie WA in 1899 re his father of the same name.  He was a blacksmith, c48 years, working in Melbourne recently.  Mother and rest and family went to W.A. to work and haven’t heard from him; suffers from heart problem.  12 pages, List 42.

BLAND, Robert, sought by sister Mrs. C.G. DICKIE, Mount Pleasant, South Australia in 1901.  He is blind, has been in Melbourne.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

BLAND, William Oliver, left wife in Hawthorn in 1906 and went to Sydney.  Using name William Bernard Oliver he claimed to be a widower and persuaded Miss J. FERGIE of Darling Point to loan him money; they were to be married but he returned to Melbourne and she hadn’t heard from him, so asks police help to find him.  11 pages, List 26.

BLENKHORN, Mrs. Victor of Railton, Tasmania, wrote in 1938 re adoption of child of Dora May SMITH, late of Devonport, but now of Melbourne; needs form signed.  6 pages, List 2.

BLEWETT, Charles, died in Melbourne in 1911; file re disposing of his property.  His sister in law Jessie Wilson Blewett, found in Sydney.  14 pages, List 98.

BLOSSE, E.F. Lyell, given money by Dr. W. MALONEY of Melbourne in 1899, to enable him to get to Mildura and employment, but borrows money there and disappears.  7 pages, List 25.

BLOUSTEIN, M., West Maitland NSW, wrote in 1919, seeking brother Solomon, a returned soldier.  Found interstate. 11 pages, List 111.

BLOUSTEIN, Matilda and daughter Syra ‘connected with the dramatic profession’ charged with resisting and assaulting police after being served with an ejection order by estate agent P.M. DALY at Carlton in 1894. 21 pages, including letter of complaint from Bloustein.  List 1.

BLOWER, Alfred, charged with larceny on his employer State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at Tongala in 1928.  Believed to have joined his friend Arthur Edward GILES in Western Australia; along with his wife, baby and three sons.  English, aged 48 years.  Found.  19 pages, some duplication, List 59.

BLUETT, Mrs Margaret, and children Joseph and Francis, deserted by her husband Patrick in 1909; he was Irish, c60 years, a navvy.  Not found.  4 pages, List 88.

BLURTON, George, Mundubbera Qld., in 1912 sought information about his parents; he is getting married shortly.  His brother and himself were taken in the Industrial School after their father’s death. Police establish his mother Emma’s background, but don’t reveal all to him.  8 pages, List 105.

BOARDER, William.  Died in NSW bush in 1877, was from Shepherd’s Bush London England.  Mrs. A.K. TOWLE of Carlton asks if she can have his personal possessions to forward on to his sister Amy in England.  8 pages, List 5.

BOARDMAN, Alfred, blacksmith, came from Mount Gambier to Melbourne in 1909, then returned and left seven children behind.  Report on their condition etc.  6 pages, List 54.

BOCH, Mallah and Mahomed Rabib, both Indian Hakim doctors; Echuca police write re them being licensed in 1898; poster on file.  3 pages, List 17.

BODIN, Mrs. Redfern, wrote in 1917 re maintenance not forthcoming from her husband Alexander at Mordialloc; 7 years since she took out an order.  6 pages, List 72.

BODDY, Mrs., accidently burnt to death at Burnley in 1900.  4 pages, List 51

BODDY, F.G., Longford, Tasmania, enquired in 1914 about necessity to get a motor bike licence for his visit to Victoria.  2 pagess, List 112.

BODIN, Alexander.  Wife writes from Redfern NSW in 1913; she is getting 10/- maintenance per week from him but is in poor health and seeks more money.  Found, running hairdressing business with sister, but is himself in poor health and cannot give more.  Claims wife a drunkard.  6 pages, List 32.

BOFFEY, Sarah, widow, Fitzroy, attempted suicide in 1913; Neighbour Amelia COX.  Taken to hospital.  5 pages, List 92.

BOLAND, Michael, and brothers Patrick and Thomas, sought by unknown person in 1897 (original letter not on file).  Patrick found at Smeaton, Michael in NSW; both elderly.  15 pages, List 39.

BOLDINI, Walter, Carlton, 1905, asks police to help trace Harry and Molly COOPER, last heard of in Qld.  Her sister Florence Lizzie HAMPTON is in asylum under name of Ida DENNY.  Harry Cooper suspicious of request, but police reveal Boldini was genuine, he had lived with her for 8 years.  16 pages, List 23.

BOLGER. Child lost in the bush in Yea district, 1899. Letter of thanks from parents, accounts for expenses incurred etc. List 2.

BOLMARCICH, Matteo.  Austro-Hungarian Consul sought him in 1908.  6 pages, List 5.

BOLT, Franklyn Page, deserted wife Eileen Elizabeth at St. Kilda in 1917, taking their child Barbara with him.  Arrested in Sydney, warrant then withdrawn.  40 pages, many duplicates, List 70.

BOLTON, Henry Edward, applies to join force in 1900.  Formerly served 3 years in Qld.  force, 27 years, Qld discharge parchment and newspaper cuttings on file.  5 pages, List 22.

BOLTON, R.W., wrote from Corowa NSW in 1896, wanting police help in getting his daughter Rose, 15 years, returned to him from Oakleigh Convent.  3 pages, List 36.

BOLTON, William Richard.  Charged with being a neglected child at Northcote in 1894.  Father Richard is interstate, aunt Mrs. COOK of Northcote.  9 pages, List 7.

BOMB OUTRAGE. Letter exploded at Lands Purchase Office, 1914, injuring Frederick LEE, Thomas HASTIE and Reg. Gordon JONES. Anonymous letter in 1919 implicates Robert LAWRENCE or SPENCER, but he was  exonerated.  List 1.

BOMBING of Greek Club, Lonsdale St., 1928.  List of those injured, and details of various other bombings that occurred, blamed on wharf labourers opposed to ‘free’ labourers.  Photos of weapons and bombs, letters from informants, reports etc.  A very large file.  List 61.

BONDIETTI, Basilis, found guilty of murdering Carlo COMISTO near Seymour in 1876 and executed.  File covers various reports on him and his activities and disposal of his property.  29 pages, List 34.

BONE, Charles.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1898 re Thomas LUNEY/LOONEY who fathered his daughter Nancy Jane’s child in 1891, and was ordered to pay maintenance for 14 years, but went interstate and has not paid anything for 4 years.  11 pages, List 19.

BONE, Mrs May, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1911.  Husband Frederick left there for Melbourne 18 months ago, and hasn’t been heard from for a year.  He is c60 years old.  She has heard a report that he was drowned, but this is disproved.  4 pages, List 99.

BONHAM, Kathleen, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912; husband John had left her.  5 pages, List 103.

BONIFACE, Jessie, removed from nurse Jessie PHILLIPS, Prahran, by her mother Jessie Dunlop Boniface in 1896, and died shortly afterwards.  Anonymous letter alleges ill-treatment.  Phillips then took in Willy O’NEIL, 8 months, mother Lizzie, single.  8 pages, List 37.

BONNER, John, Campbellfield, wrote in 1912 r John Bonner, who was left in NSW some forty years ago by his brother Michael, dairy farming at Young.  He was born in Co Donegal Ireland, and the uncle of the writer.  Relative found.  3 pages, List 103.

BONNICK, Mrs E., Gympie, Qld., sought by daughter Mary FREEMAN, Hopevale near Rainbow, in 1913.  Found.  4  pages, List 93.

BOOL, Richard, left Taunton England c1856, with his family, last heard of at Kyneton c1873, he was a marble mason.  Information sought by F. Bool, Tarnagulla in 1896.  Police find he died in Melbourne c1878, left 2 sons and son in law Parker.  9 pages, List 30.

BOOTH, Edward, deserted wife Emily at Broken Hill in 1906; father William is at Richmond.  Found.  9 pages, List 71.

BOOTH, Hughie, sought by daughter Violet ROBERTS, East Sydney, in 1914.  He left there c14 years ago for the Melbourne Fish Markets; c46 years.  5 pages, List 113.

BOOTH, Mrs. Margaret.  File re alleged abortion and death in 1894.  Husband Peter had gone to Western Australia from Port Melbourne.  6 pages, List 13.

BORAN, Henry John, 20 years, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1904; has a sister Kitty, a barmaid at Richmond.  Not found.  6 pages, List 68.

BORTHWICK, Hector Roy and Margaret, on a soldier settlement block near Colac in 1924, when they entered into an arrangement, at the suggestion of Land Board Inspector Mark HAGER, with John RITCHIE, chemist, Colac,  for him to purchase the next block and later transfer it to them.  They paid HAGER, and in 1928 the matter came to light and he was dismissed.  11 pages, List 60.

BOSENHART, A., Melbourne, wrote in 1914; he was naturalised, had been in the colony for 30 years.  Asks if safe to open his shop in view of war outbreak; police protection provided.  2 pages, list 113.

BOSWELL, E., Riverina Nursery, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1919; son is returning from the front shortly.  His duaghter in law in Melbourne hasn’t answered his letters.  5 pages, List 111.

BOSSE, Elenor, Christina and Mary, sought by J. BOWMAN, Pleystowe, Mackay, Qld., in 1909, on behalf of their uncle.  Found.  5 pages, List 87.

BOSSWARD, Mrs Avis, Hobart, wrote in 1907 re her daughter Avis Adella STUBBS nee Bossward, who left her home in Hastings to go to Hobart and never returned, leaving her husband William and son Harold behind.  She has had the care of the child.  She has heard that her daughter is in Victoria; not found.  9 pages, List 82.

BOSSWARD, Mrs. Avis, Tasmania, wrote in 1907 re her daughter Avis STUBBS who left 2 years ago; encloses letter for her which is still on file.  Various people are interviewed, one claimed that her name was DILLON not Stubbs.  14 pages, List 83.

BOSSWARD, Mrs Avis.  Grandson Harold Charles STUBBS, 10 years wrote in 1909 asking police to find his mother, hasn’t heard from her for 7 years.  File reports may have remarried to Alfred GLOAR.  Not found.  16 pages, List 89.

BOTT, Henry Theodore. Child, lost at Cowes Swamp between Echuca and Kerang in 1879. Father Henry asks local police to investigate Queensland newspaper report of child found living in the wild, as he believes the child was kidnapped. Gives physical description. 4 pages, List 2.

BOUCHAUD, Eugene.  French Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877 seeking information about him, Barthelemy JOCGS and Augusta DUCHAMEL.  9 pages, List 5.

BOULTON, William, recent arrival from W.A., died at George Hotel South Melbourne in 1899, and buried as a pauper.  David WHYTE, Midland Junction, Perth WA writes seeking details.  Boulton was 48 years, married, but separated from wife.  He is in touch with his parents in the U.K.  12 pages, List 39.

BOUNDY, J.V., secretary of Victorian Branch of Utility Pigeon Breeders Association of Australia reported in 1917 that member Dr Julian SMITH has had some pigeons stolen and offers reward for return.  Back of letterhead lists members of Association.  4 pages, List 73.

BOURKE, Susan, wrote from Sydney NSW in 1897 re her son Robert, who had worked for William JOHNSON at Hedi, but not been paid his wages.  Found working there for a W. BURKE.  6 pages, List 41.

BOURKE, W.H. of Richmond, complains of local police aggression at fireworks display; includes reference from his previous employer G.W. HARRIS of Mt. Gambier, as a sign of his respectability.  6 pages, List 3.

BOW, Frederick, reported missing from his home in North Melbourne in 1899.  He was a plumber, believed to have committed suicide.  In 1900 solicitors enquire as to his whereabouts.  13 pages, List 45.

BOWDEN, James. Also known as DE GRASSE. Florence GRASS writes two letters from hospital to police department in 1918, claiming to be his wife and he has left her. Police find he has a wife and family in Brisbane, is 69 years of age. Florence is c27 yrs of age. He subsequently returns to Melbourne. 12 pages.

BOWEN, William George.  Information sought by mother Mrs. J.W. KEARNEY, Adamstown, Newcastle, NSW.  Hwas at the Gordon Institute and is traced through various employments.  8 pages, List 67.

BOWER, John, Benalla.  This is a very confronting large file of the offences he committed against his 2nd wife Elizabeth and his daughter Ruby in 1914, along with witness depositions etc.  List 112.

BOWLER, Henry.  Living at 1 Howarth St., Brunswick in 1905 when house destroyed by fire.  2 pages, List 17.

BOWMAN, Ernest, of Yarra Junction, died in Melbourne Hospital in 1908.  His brother at Bairnsdale asks details of the estate and property.  15 pages, List 84.

BOWRING, Mrs. Gordon, asks police to find her husband in W.A. in 1897; hasn’t heard for 3 months.  Found; son is at Northam.  6 pages, List 20.

BOYCE, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Herbert, tied up and robbed in their house at Surrey Hills in 1887.  Neighbour LEGGE stayed with her when husband went for police.  Report on crime and police doubts on file.  20 pages, List 56.

BOYCE, Frank, wounded at Gallipoli, living in Carlton in 1916 and drinking heavily; falsely gains money from charity.  Report on case; son is also in the AIF.  12 pages, List 79.

BOYCE, Theodore, wrote from Marlo in 1895, seeking admission in the force.  2 pages, List 29.

BOYD’S AMERICAN PRESS AGENCY.  Report loss of bike in 1897.  Letterhead has photo of young men with bicycles.  2 pages, List 20.

BOYELDIEN, Mrs., North Melbourne, unknown woman found in dying condition in her home, and taken to hospital where she died, 1901.  Photo of woman taken in attempt to identify her, 45-50 years of age, said she came from Fitzroy.  1 page and photo.  List 52.

BOYES, William, deserted wife and child at Richmond in 1912; Victorian, c23 years.  She is destitute.  4 pages, List 106.

BOYLE, Charles, labourer, Fitzroy, bought land at St. Albans from Francis Henry WILLIAMSON alias MEROTT, but it was not owned by him.  Williamson arrested, but charge withdrawn.  Photo, 7 pages, List 58.

BOYNTON, Mrs., Footscray  Deserted by her husband in 1894.  James and John NANCE went surety for him but he has disappeared.  15 pages, List 24.

BRABENDER, Mrs. K.  of Woorinen via Swan Hill, wrote in 1938 re her daughter Amy, 18 yrs old, who was living with the MADDY family, and wanted to marry their son.  Asks police to stop arrangement and put her in a home.  5 pages, List 2.

BRACEGIRDLE, S.E. of Balmain NSW, wrote in 1883 re the ALDRED family. Her orphan servant girl belonged to the family.  List 1.

BRACKEN, Mrs., out of probation from Kew Asylum in 1909, when her daughter Kitty reports her missing; found.  3 pages, List 53.

BRACKEN, Hugh, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  3 pages, List 55.

BRADFORD, William James, 29 years, injured in a brawl with William THOMAS and Roy SHERRIN at Collingwood in 1907.  Subsequently died.  Large file.  List 81.

BRADLEY, Mrs. Frances, wife of Joseph, Foster; in 1901 took in Flora, child of Peter MICHEL to care for her, but he has failed to pay maintenance and in 1902 she seeks police help to locate him.  27 pages, List 61.

BRADLEY, Mrs T., Brisbane Qld., complained in 1910 that her daughter has been with W. DITCHAM, showman for 6 months, and he won’t return her.  Traced.  9 pages, List 94.

BRADSHAW, William Barton, sought by wife, Darlinghurst, Sydney, in 1914; he owed money for mainteanance; an engraver, 39 years.  Found.  5 pages, List 111.

BRADSTREET, Mrs E., North Melbourne, wrote in 1903 re her son Theodore James, not heard from for some months, was with McDonald exploring party in Qld.  Found.  7  pages, List 65.

BRADY, H.A., Royal Mail Hotel, Birregurra, formerly in police force, wrote in 1909 asking for a certificate of character; has been charged after assaulting a man who ‘behaved indecently’ towards of his sons.  3 pages, List 55.

BRADY, Thomas.  Formerly of 2/11th Regiment and N.S.W. police, applies for position in 1865.  5 pages, List 4.

BRADY, William. Murdered 1897. William Myles PHILLIPS arrested.  List 1.

BRAGG, Mrs. Annie, widow, South Melbourne, dying, she appeals to police to get her eldest son Gilbert, 29 years, away from Queenie WALKER, a brothel keeper; details of family situation given.  5 pages, List 93.

BRAGG, Andrew Francis, Queenscliff, soldier, reported theft of suit; Thomas William PARRATT, a soldier is suspected.  Photo.  2 pages, List 97.

BRAITHWAITE, Phoebe, Ringarooma, Tasmania, wrote in 1913, seeking Lenie BARBER.  Her parents Matthew and Kate nee BAKER were in Geelong 20 years ago; Kate died c15 years ago.  The writer is Kate’s sister.  4 pages, List 109.

BRANCIFORTE, Sebastiano, and other Italians, injured when a bomb was thrown at the house they were living in at 15 Howard Street West Melbourne in 1928.  Others injured were Circio Guiseppe, Amento Santo, Cassone Salvatore and Angelo Limosanti.  14 pages, List 60.

BRANDER, Edwin, died 1876 aged 67 years; married Louisa DUNCAN in England, and had one daughter Louisa who married William PENNY.  Fanny CLARKE wrote from England in 1895 re family; her letter not on file.  Grandson William Penny of the Stock Exchange traced.  17 pages, List 29.

BRAY, Blanche. Barmaid at Pitt’s Café in Melbourne, 1874. Engaged to Mr. SNYDER, late agent for circus, but broken off. Flirted with Mathew O’SHANNESY and Sidney SMITH, then disappeared. Foul play suspected, but she returns to Mrs. PITT.  List 1.

BREARLEY, Percy Clarence, Inglewood, purchased a bicycle in 1928 from local agent for Henry A. JACKSON, North Melbourne, but failed to pay it off, so Jackson lodges a complaint.  He is traced and found to be in the UK; had sold the bike to John TREVASKIS of Shepparton.  13 pages, List 60.

BREEDING, William, deserted wife Elless and 4 children at Semaphore, South Australia in 1909; believed in Melbourne with May THOMPSON.  Found.  6 pages, List 90.

BREEN, James. Glen Wills. Arrested for failing to pay maintenance on illegitimate child by Maggie PAYNE, but found to be wrong person. Seeks compensation, 1895.  List 1.

BREEN, Michael.  Wrote from Daysdale via Corowa, NSW in 1906, asking police to find his wife who has taken their four year old daughter and left with Larry WILLIAMS.  They have four other children.  3 pages, List 4.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BRENNAN, Ellen Agnes, c41 years, injured in a fire in 1905 and unable to work, so supported by charity for awhile, but police ask to find relatives; brother Charles, Bendigo, corn dealer located.  7 pages, List 64.

BRENNAN, John, left wife at Normanton in 1892, not heard from since.  Mrs. J. GOLDEN, Richmond, Qld, wrote in 1903 asking police to find him.  ‘Sister has been very ill for some months.’  He was a railway ganger, believed to be at Woodend.  Not found.  11 pages, List 66.

BRENNAN, John, Mordialloc, trainer, wanted by Ivy HAMPTON in 1914; she has had twins to him in Tasmania, and he has disappeared.  Found.  6 pages, List 114.

BRENNOCK, Sarah, last heard of as a domestic servant in Moonee Ponds; mother Mrs C. HEATHERILL, Wagga Wagga, seeks her.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

BRETHERTON, Dora nee WARBY, claimed in 1928 that Colin CRANE and Durham MARCEL, actor and stage manager, committed perjury in the court case Bretherton vs MAJOR in 1924.  A large file, it gives the background and traces the movements of the pair before they appeared in court.  List 58.

BRETT, Myrtle Isla, gave false age when marrying Albert Carey PAGE in 1916; they were both under age.  Her mother threatens to make a formal complaint, but changes mind.  Mrs Brett was deserted years ago and is living with Stephen MILLER by whom she has 4 children.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 79.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BREUR, Edward Adolph alias BRAUN alias MULHENS, enquired for by German Consul in Sydney in 1906. Married there as Braun, last heard of in Bendigo. Found. 7 pages, List 2.

BREWER, Andrew, left wife and 3 children in Ipswich Qld in 1895 and came to Melbourne for work; formerly in H.M. Navy and British Railways.  Rev. Alfred DAVIES of St Thomas’s church Ipswich writes.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

BREWSTER, Charles A., wrote from Barraba, NSW in 1902.  He is a mounted trooper there, 33 years old, would like to join Victorian police.  2 pages, List 61.

BRIDGES, Arthur, 12 years, accidentally run over by a train near Newport in 1900; lost leg.  Spencer John BARKMAN was with him.  2 pages, List 49.

BRIDSON, Thomas H., wrote from Sydney in 1919.  He had recently arrived from the U.S. and was the eldest son of Hugh, ‘late police magistrate of the western district located at Sofala’.  He is trying to settle his father’s estate and has been told he had land at Geelong by John LANE, a soldier in France, who asks him to give a small reward to his widowed sister when he succeeds in getting the land.  Very detailed file shows that Hugh died in 1877, the place meant is Gulgong and the land is worthless.  17 pages, List 71.

BRIGHT, G.H., Bendigo, wrote numerous bizarre letters in 1915 to the Chief Commissioner on religious and political matters.  He lived with his mother and kept the letters secret from her.  This is a large file.  List 80.

BRIGHTON GUN CLUB.  Detailed report on Pigeon Shooting Competition held in 1914.  12 pages and booklet Gun Clubs Association, Quarterly Calender, Rules etc.

BRIGHTWELL, Walter B., sought in 1909 by mother Eugenia, Chowey Siding, Gayndah Line, Qld.  He left Qld for Melbourne in 1908; an assistant surveyor.  Not found.  9 pages, List 91.

BRISBANE POLICE wrote in 1896 asking for details of Stanley GRAHAM, who was awaiting trial there.  They had found a letter from sister Emma HORNE of Ballarat, who confirms that his real name is Horne and that he had been convicted in Victoria of a crime but she didn’t know details.  6 pages, List 37.

BRITTAIN, William, and children Charles, Mary, Josey and Lizzie, sought by wife in Perth WA in 1914.  Believed to be with another woman; his parents are in Warrnambool.  Found.  10 pages, List 112.

BRITTER, George, deserted his illegitimate child Alan PATERSON, mother Agnes Allen, tailoress, South Melbourne, in 1913.  He was a clerk, 25 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 108.

BRITTON, Albert.  Incomplete one page letter from Queenstown South Australia, 1919, written by wife.  He left her 2 yrs ago, was believed to be with his sister Lucille.  Rest of file missing.  1 page, List 3.

BROADBENT, Audrey, in 1928 made pregnant by Edward WEBSTER, who arranged an abortion by Mary SCHAFER of Middle Park.  Audrey’s mother Frances reports her suspicions to police who investigate.  A large file, List 58.

BROADWOOD, Mary, Bute, South Australia, wrote in 1903, asking advice as to whether she could marry again, as has met someone.  Married when 16 to Frederick Broadwood at Mt. Eccles in 1890, after 8 years he deserted her and their 4 children for another woman.   4 pages, List 464.

BROCKWAY, T., Broken Hill, concerned about sister Annie in 1901, now living with her sister at Blackburn; she has been in the Adelaide Asylum and is now acting strangely.  9 pages, List 52.

BRODRIBB, R.H., St. Arnaud, 1905; applies to join police force, 21 years.  Brother Malcolm concerned, has gone missing.  10 pages, List 23.

BROMLEY, Mrs. Used by police to trap abortionists, 1898.  List 1.

BROMLEY, Edward.  Deserted wife Jemima in Richmond, after drawing up maintenance agreement in 1901.  In 1904 she writes from interstate, asking police to find him.  8 pages, List 10.

BROOKS, Charles, Traralgon, Gippsland, applied to join force in 1901 but in the meantime charged with theft.  3 pages, List 51.

BROOKS, Frederick Augustus alias F.J. DESMOND.  Deserted wife Elizabeth and five children at Hawthorn in 1896.  He is a traveller with cyclorama entertainments.  BEST & HALL, solicitors, Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1900, seeking his whereabouts.  9 pages, List 44.

BROOKSHAW, A.E. Private, wrote 4 letters from Heliopolis, Egypt in 1916, begging police to find his wife and persuade her to return to their children whom she had abandoned and were being cared for by Mrs. BALLANTYNE in Newmarket.  Found.  16 pages, List 76.

BROOMFIELD, William, sought by niece Matilda BRODIN of Canterbury, NSW in 1897.  Was in Victorian police force c30 years ago.  Copy of letter from Royal Irish Constabulary on file.  6 pages, List 38.

BROPHY, Francis, 15 years, died at Braybrook in 1900, son of Sarah.  ‘This child was an idiot since birth …’.  7 pages, List 48.

BROWN, Ada, wrote from Adelaide in 1913; has heard her 17 year old son Harold has been gaoled, seeks details.  7 pages, List 110.

BROWN, Arthur Gordon, Staff Sgt Major.  Reported deserted from Instructional Staff in 1914.  English, 29 years.  Group photo of soldiers/officers with trophy/large cup on file.  3 pages and photo.  List 112.

BROWN, Bridget, Goulburn NSW, wrote in 1913, has heard her son James Francis HEPBURN has died; not heard from for 10 years; asks details.  Not found.  9 pages, List 105.

BROWN, Byron, Caledonia Hotel, Hobart, in 1917 asks police to find his wife Eva Ruth and children Heathcote Byron, Phyllis Irene and Beryl Ruth; believed with her sister Doll CARMAN.  Found.  7 pages, List 74.

BROWN, Ernest Robert, deserted his 5 illegitimate children by Sophia Irene JONES in 1917, believed in Brisbane.  Not found.  4 pages, List 72.

BROWN, George, deserted wife Robina at Clunes in 1899.  A miner, 24 years, believed to have taken ship to Sydney under an alias with Mrs. ARMSTRONG and her child.  File mainly concerns police failure to produce warrant in time to prevent trip.  40 pages, List 25.

BROWN, Henry Baker, Koondrook, asks police in 1908 to contact his son William Henry at Glanville South Australia; needs assistance.  Found.  11 pages, List 85.

BROWN, J.J., deserted wife and five children at Geelong in 1909; saddler.  He is found interstate and details of his lifestyle given.  12 pages, List 87.

BROWN, James, wrote from Winton Qld in 1906 re his stepfather Frank DE WELDON, whose wife and children he has supported for 2 years.  He has heard that De Weldon died in Ballarat in 1905 and estate was to be left to him.   Report reveals he was destitute.  7 pages, List 26.

BROWN, John Hall.  Wife wrote from Otford, Illawarra Line, NSW in 1905, seeking his whereabouts.  They were from the U.K., arriving c1904.  He went to Ballarat and she hasn’t heard from him nor received any maintenance.  She has 5 children to support.  Not found.  6 pages, List 23.

BROWN, Lionel Percy Aiden, deserted wife Edith Ann at Dimboola in 1918.  He was a returned soldier, wounded at Gallipoli, 27 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 75.

BROWN, Martha, wife of James, died Macedon 1866, child James also died.  Allegation of neglect of child is raised with police; family lived at Middle Gully and another child had previously drowned.  10 pages, List 35.

BROWN, Sarah, Green Park, Horsham, deserted by husband Peter in 1904.  4 pages, List 68.

BROWN, Violet Muriel, wife of John, mother of Muriel Jean, 3 years, Sarah 5 years and Walter 2 years, reports that someone has sexually interfered with Muriel in 1919.  Police find she suffered an accident, no evidence of assault.  10 pages, List 31.

BROWN, William Henry, of Thomas Brown & Sons Brisbane, wrote requesting ‘discreet enquiry’ of his son William Hutcheson Monteagle Brown, 19 years, in 1912.  He enclosed 2 photos.  25 pages, List 102.  See introduction regarding options for copying photographs.

BROWNE, Graham, Dr.  Wife Isabella, Fitzroy, wrote in 1900, asking discreet enquiries into him.  He had gone to Western Australia as Medical Officer at Mount Magnet Hospital, and was to write, but hasn’t done so.  Police find he is an alcoholic.  13 pages, List 48.

BRUCE, A., Boisdale.  Wrote in 1910, has a motor bike, is 17 years old; queries refusal to give him a licence.  3 pages, List 54.

BRUCE, Alfred, deserted wife Amy at Alberton in 1901.  He was 25-30 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

BRUCE, Elizabeth, Collingwood, issued warrant on father of her illegitimate child Leslie in 1913; he was Peter BERNARD of Chiltern who left town.  Letters and postcards from him are on the file, along with help supplied by Mary SMITH, servant at Culcairn Hotel.  20 pages, List 106.

BRUCE, Grace, St Kilda, adopted grand-daughter 4 year old Clara ROWLAND in Sydney c1906.  In 1908 child’s mother asks police to find them; not found.  8 pages, List 87.

BRUCE, Henry George, deserted wife and 3 children.  In 1899 Rev. J.B. RONALD of South Melbourne asks police to trace him; believed to be in Mount Bischoff in Tasmania; not found.  11 pages, List 41.

BRUNT, Mrs. Allen.  Wrote two letters from Burwood near Sydney in 1903; she had seen a newspaper report of a Kate MORGAN deserting her adopted child and wonders if this is her sister Kate Margaret HALL, who is ‘mentally afflicted’ and was last heard of going to Melbourne.  Police report it is not the same person – Morgan was the wife of a farmer at Nar Nar Goon, and her maiden name was TREACY.  8 pages, List 6.

BRUTON, Mrs. Caroline, writes from Adelaide in 1906 re her 15 year old grand-daughter Alice PHELAN who has gone to Melbourne.  Police find she is working for Mr. BEACONSFIELD, tobacconist of Collingwood.  Postcard and letter on file.  13 pages, List 26.

BRYANT, Ronald Caulfield, son of Albert Crusoe Bryant, 20 years, left his home in Prahran in 1909, 20 years.  Police search for him in 1912; unsuccessful.  9 pages, List 104.

BRYCE, Christina, daughter of Thomas and Christina, adopted by James DAVIS of Epsom in 1861.  Her brother Thomas apprenticed to butcher John TERRANS of Bendigo.  Report from Coroner on proceedings which followed death of mother.  5 pages, List 13.

BRYCE, Mrs. J., Launceston, Tasmania.  Her unmarried daughter came to Melbourne in 1916 and stayed at lodging house of Mrs. PETERSON, Fitzroy.  Took ill and taken to hospital where she gave birth to a son; used the name Hilda EVANS, which was false.  Mother informed.  4 pages, List 77.

BRYSON, Houston Stewart.  Information sought by daughter living in Middle Park in 1900.  He was a contractor/builder, c61 years, believed to be in Bairnsdale district.  Found.  12 pages, List 43.

BUBONIC PLAGUE, 1900.  Series of reports on various outbreaks in Melbourne.  Places mentioned were 1 Rouse St., Port Melbourne, 132 Westgarth St., Fitzroy, occupied by Alfred HANDS and a hoax on Mr ALLARD who lived in Ashley St., Brighton.  Large file.  List 44.

BUCHAN, William, left at St Joseph’s Convent Surrey Hills in 1902 and adopted by Miss McCann of Timor West.  In 1913 he wrote asking details of his parentage; advised to write to Registry.  2 pages, List 94.

BUCHANAN, Alfred, sought by daughter Clara, Waterloo Sydney, in 1909; he was 67 years and a broom seller.  Found.  7 pages, List 88.

BUCHANAN, Alfred, sought by daughter Mrs C. COTTER, Sydney, in 1912, believed in hospital; found.  5 pages, List 104.

BUCK, Andrew Alexander, wrote from Sydney in 1900 re Thomas TUMETH, who had left there with Buck’s wife and son Frederick and gone to Melbourne; was using name THOMPSON.  Another letter in 1907.  20 pages, List 70.

BUCK, Arthur, sentenced to death for murder of Kate NAUGHTON in 1906.  Background given; born Victoria, 27 years.  Kate lived with Silas MOYLE under name of McNULTY; her husband James Naughton is in gaol.  She had lived with Buck previously.  7 pages, List 27.

BUCKLEY, Dr Dawson.  Confidential report on him requested by French Consul in 1911; report states real name is Joseph, brother of James, a draper at Bright, William, John, and Cornelius.  11 pages, List 98.

BUCKMASTER, George, Private Enquiry Agent, wrote from Buxgunyah, Woolloongabba, Qld, in 1896 on behalf of the mother of James and William MURNANE, natives of Midleton, Co. Cork Ireland, who were last heard of in Gippsland.  She is anxious to hear from them.  Not found despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 36.

BULLEN, Leopold R., died Melbourne Hospital in 1890.  Unnamed brother in U.S.A. seeks details of his estate in 1894; original letter not on file. 9 pages, List 38.

BULWINKEL, C.R., Ballina, Richmond River, NSW, wrote in 1914 on behalf of Beala SINGH, who was concerned about his uncle Kissian SINGH who had gone missing in Victoria; wanted to bring him there.  Letter in foreign language [Arabic?]  on file.  7 pages, List 113.

BUNGEY, E., Chaplain Adelaide City Mission, wrote in 1911 re prisoner RYAN, seeking his wife.  Report states she is Elizabeth HILTON, a prostitute.  4 pages, List 99.

BURDETT, Miss, Tamworth NSW, wrote in 1917 re soldier Ernest Harold DONNELLY, No. 4060, born Tamworth, who had deserted.  6 pages, List 75.

BURFORD, George Thomas, sought by brother Jack, Sydney, in 1915.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

BURGE, May, charged with false pretences at Melbourne Children’s Court in 1917; victim Minnie FOTHERINGHAM, employee of Myers Department Store, Bourke Street.  Witnesses were fellow employees Molly CULLEN, Jean GRIFFITHS.  9 pages, List 97.

BURGESS, Madame and COLLINS, Miss.  Continental Tea Rooms, St. Kilda; worried about soldiers attacking their premises, 1916.  List 6.

BURGESS, Francis T., left his 3 girls with Miss Eliza Mulqueeny and went to Western Australia.  She failed to support them, and one was adopted, while Ellen and Olive went to their aunt Mrs. Jane GLEW of Footscray, who maintained them until 1900, when she wrote to police asking them to locate him and get him to pay for their care.  She had 7 children of her own, and a sick husband.  Police locate him.  22 pages, List 44.

BURGESS, Richard, charged and found guilty of rape of Elizabeth PARSONS at Trentham in 1900.  Details of case.  43 pages, List 47.

BURGESS, John H., wrote in 1906 re his daughter Adelaide Frances Margaret Bird, who had left for Melbourne, concerned about her welfare.  7 pages, List 71.

BURKE, James. Charged with indecent assault on Stella HOLDERNESS, 8 year old daughter of Charlton postmaster in 1881. Burke was a postal employee. 22 pages, List 2.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Hope St., Geelong, complained of treatment by police in 1905. Report states she is delusional; son Patrick and daughter Mary had both attempted suicide.  3 pages, List 52.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Yackandandah, complained in 1917 that the warrant for her husband James Robert is not being served; believes her brother in law George BEATTY and wife Blanche know where he is.  7 pages, List 75.

BURKE, Minnie, accidentally in 1909.  Sister Mrs A. WATT, Warwick Qld., asks location of effects.  6 pages, List 91.

BURKE, Rickard, chief correspondent, Taxation Department NSW, wrote a five page letter in 1900, asking for a confidential report on his wife she is ‘young, dressy and very pretty’.  She went as a lady’s maid to someone in Melbourne, but he suspects she had an affair with PATON who left Sydney at the same time. A second letter cancels request.  7 pages, List 45.

BURKE, Robert O’Hara, hairdresser, Hampton.  Wrote to police in 1915 re his niece Lillian Evelyn YOUNG, of Sebastopol, who answered a letter for a domestic servant and was asked to go to a house in South Yarra, run by Mrs. Margaret WARDLEY or LEIGH, and found it was a ‘house of assignation’.  Wardley has a friend James O’DWYER.  Interview with Young on file.  13 pages, List 2.

BURKE, William, taken from parents by police when 8 years old, now 21 and asks details of location of parents and siblings John, Mary and Thomas, in 1898.  Police find they were admitted to the Industrial Schools, both parents, William and Annie were drunkards.  He was fostered out to a Mrs. Kane of Bendigo.  He wrote from Cunningham in Gippsland, but had left there by the time report forwarded.  They attempt to find him.  18 pages, List 21.

BURKE, William, c60 yrs, born Ireland, living at Mt Blowhard, found in a destitute and dying condition and admitted to hospital in Melbourne, 1905. 4pages, List 11.

BURNESS, Henry, attempted suicide at South Melbourne in 1909; wife Jane and boarded James BOASE provide statement to police.  No prosecution.  9 pages, List 91.

BURNESS, Madge, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1908; suicide note on file, addressed to friend Alice TAYLOR.  Brother John, miner of Enoch’s Point contacted, and will care for her.  No prosecution.  19 pages, List 84.

BURNETT, James Reuben Clinton and wife Elima Marie were storekeepers at Bairnsdale in 1911 when fire destroyed their premises; they are suspected.  Evidence given by insurance agent James JOHNSTON and Thomas Frederick KENNARD and William Robert Hugh PEARSON.  18 pages, List 98.

BURNETT, Matthew. Reformer, 1879 poster.  List 1.

BURNS, Annie nee DILLON, employed as female searcher at Melbourne police station; appeals her employment termination in 1908.  10 pages, List 87.

BURNS, Elizabeth, died suddenly at Burnley in 1900, c24 years, living with father and sister.  2 pages, List 51.

BURNS, Flora, died after alleged abortion by chemist READER at Warracknabeal in 1901; exhumation of body, costs to police etc.  Large file, List 51.

BURNS or BRUNS, Frederick, wanted for breaking and entering on premises of A. STARK, Chatswood NSW in 1913; 1 page and photo.  List 109.

BURNS, James, farmer, residing near Melbourne, fleeced at Flemington race course in 1891 by two men he subsequently identified as Henry MILLER and Alick BELL, who were from Sydney.  Asks police to deal with them; report states they are aided by George ADAMS who lives with brothel keeper Charlotte CAIN.  6 pages, List 55.

BURNS, John, sought by Edward F. CONYERS, Petersham Sydney in 1908, on behalf of his brother Edward Burns, who is a tenant on Conyer’s uncle’s estate Castletown Conyers Ireland.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

BURNS, John Edward, charged with carnal knowledge of Laura Alice SILVER, 14 years, at Yarram in 1912.  Copy of her birth certificate on file, parents were George H and Emily E nee winter.  She was working for Frances Mary LUCAS at Goodwood Saw Mills, Mullundung.  Crown Solicitor’s Opinion on file.  20 pages, List 102.

BURNS, Matthew, Windsor, asks police help in 1899 with his unnamed brother who is an alcoholic and making life miserable for the family.  5 pages, List 76.

BURRETT, Annie, Geelong, applied for old age pension in 1911.  Footscray police asked to investigate her husband Thomas’s situation.  He states she deserted him years ago and he has remarried, thus committing bigamy.  4 pages, List 95.

BURROWS, E., Greytown near Nagambie; wrote in 1903 complaining of Amelia SMITH’s morals; her sister is living with – GORDON, and has 3 children by him.  10 pages, List 65.

BURT, Maud, 17½ years, left her home at Bacchus Marsh in 1913, believed with John BERRY, c23 years, who had been employed by John WILLS a farmer there.  His mother lived in Cheshire.  Photo of the couple on file.  Information sought by Miss Emily ALLEN.  Not found.  4 pages, List 92.

BURTON, John, Burswood, Perth WA, wrote in 1914 re cousin George, who left there in 1912 and hadn’t been heard from since.  He was a watchmaker and jeweller and a heavy drinker.  Not found.  7 pages, List 110.

BURTON, Mary Ann, old age pensioner, died 1917, buried Tallangatta cemetery; son Samuel was to pay costs, but cleared off.  George H. FRANKS, cemetery trust secretary, tried to gain access to her remaining pension money, held in post office, to pay costs.  Supported by local police.  8 pages, List 19.

BUSH FIRES CONFERENCE re prevention of, conducted by Minister of Forests A.F. RICHARDSON, MLC.  A very large file which covers 1927/1928.  List 60.

BUSHBY, Charles, condemned to death by shooting of police Sergeant HYLAND in 1885.  10 pages, List 57.

BUTCHER, Mrs. Elsie, wrote from Hobart Tasmania in 1919 re husband Henry George.  A private in 5th Battalion he had returned to Melbourne but hadn’t arrived there yet, and she is concerned.  Photo of him in uniform on file.  Found in Richmond, by which time she has joined him.  12 pages, List 21.  See Introduction re photograph copying.

BUTLER, Mrs. Anne, farmer, Eden Park, Woodstock near Donnybrook, wrote letters in 1903, complaining of various things.  She was widowed in 1872, has 9 children.  15 pages, List 64.

BUTLER, David.  Murdered at Mansfield in 1899.  Large file.  List 17.

BUTLER, Ellen, Clifton Hill, died in 1900 after abortion by Isabella Elizabeth DOWNEY who was charged with murder.  Expenses claim by medical man etc.  7 pages, List 44.

BUTLER, Hannah.  Wrote two letters in 1898 re her son Thomas W. Butler, a hairdresser, last heard from in Melbourne.  One letter was from Ultimo, the other from Pyrmont.  Found.  17 pages, List 3.

BUTLER, Ida, abandoned in Little Bourke Street in 1913 and made a Ward of the State.  In 1916 her father Walter, living interstate, applies to have her returned, as does her mother.  Ida is now 10 years old.  Refused.  9 pages, List 79.

BUTLER, Ida, 6 years old, sought by mother, living in Rozelle Sydney in 1914.  She had left her with a Mrs DARK, who hasn’t answered her letters.  Found, but mother ot a fit person to have her.  5 pages, List 112.

BUTLER, Maggie, fell through skylight of Prince of Wales Hotel, Geelong, in 1896 and later died in hospital.  Was a domestic there; relatives in Ballarat collect body.  Fellow servant Emily McKirdy’s testimony on file.  7 pages, List 30.

BUTLER, May, 6 years, left with pensioner Theresa DARK in Melbourne by mother who was returning to Sydney to get a job, and would send for her, but never did.  In 1912 she is taken before the Children’s Court and police seek her mother, who had been employed by Mrs WINTER of Rozelle, but dismissed because pregnant.  4 pages, List 105.

BUTLER, T.F., Chain of Ponds, South Australia, wrote in 1914 re brother Thomas , who left WA in 1913 and hasn’t been heard from since.  He is c36 years.  Found.  6 pages, List 112.

BUTT, Charles, wrote from Bulumwaal in 1894, complaining of Charles AH HING who kept a disreputable shanty there.  Ah Hing also wrote to department about attitude of local Sergt of police; he employed a young girl named MOONEY to help his European wife.  Newspaper cutting on file show that Ah Hing was charged with wounding James AH KEW at Bairnsdale.  20 pages, List 24.

BUTTERWORTH, A., Smithton Tasmania, offered in 1912 to take the son of gaoled criminal Alfred Thomas SWIFT; police find he has gone to uncle.  2 pages, List 101.

BUTTOLPH, Robert, died in Melbourne hospital in 1900; single, clerk, 64 years, had cut his own throat.  9 pages, List 49.

BUTTON, Mrs. K., Perth, Tasmania, widow, wrote in 1910 her only son Jack who went to Victoria for the Show and hasn’t returned; 20 years.  9 pages, List 91.

BYWATER, Adelaide, Fitzroy, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1912, 28 years, single.  Her aunt Mrs Alice WARD will take care of her.  8 pages, List 103.

BYWATER, Katherine and sister, Knowsley Vale, alleged in 1911 that local constable was rude to them.  His report states they have been sending anonymous postcards and letters to residents, including W.H. Evans, butcher.  14 pages, and small postcard.  List 95.

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McANDREW, Donald, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as Emigration Agent.

McANDREW, Duncan, Rokewood, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, references on file, 4 pages, List 33.

McANULTY, Paul, Melbourne, 1861, resigns as Bailiff of Insolvent Court at Geelong and applies for Court Keeper in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 33.  (See MARTYN, P.)

MACASSEY, James, West Melbourne, for employment, references on file, 3 pages, List 25.

MACASSEY, James, Melbourne, 1862, for a clerkship, gives employment background, 2 pages, List 27.

MACARTHUR, Alexander, no address, 1861, for Warden at Crooked Rikver, late father was Dr. Peter, Commissioner of Crown Lands in NSW.  3 pages, List 22

MACARTHUR, Donald Gordon, Melbourne, 1856.  In 1835 appointed to government position in NSW by Sir Richard Bourke, then served as chief clerk in surveyor general’s department in Victoria until 1843, was discharged, then appointed CPS at Port Stephens etc.,  applies for re-employment.  4 pages, List 2.

McARTHUR, Duncan, Seymour, 1851.  For clerk of Petty Session there, petition in support from local residents.

MacBEAN, Hugh, Castlemaine, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 2 pages, List 4.

MacBETH, Francis D., Kingowever, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 34

MacBETH, Francis D., Kingower, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages (damaged), List 37.

McCABE, M.J., Collingwood, 1859, for copying clerk in Equity Office, 2 pages, List 17.

McCALLUM, Mathew, Dalmuir, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, applied to join police force in 1913; is in the force there, 28 years old.  2 pages, List 50.

McCANN, William N., Geelong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives employment details, 4 pages, List 17.

McCANN, William Nelson, Geelong, 1860, references on file, 4 pages, List 28.

McCARTHY, James H., Melbourne, 1854, late Sgt of police, seeks another govt appointment.  Was chief constable on the Northumbria government ship in 1852, later served at Geelong.  5 pages.

McCARTHY, Jeremiah, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, is a pensioner from the HEIC service, gives details. 2 pages, List 2.

McCARTHY, P., Brunswick, just arrived from India in 1908, 8 years in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, seeks police position; refused.  3 pages, List 45.

McCARTHY, William, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, 2 pages, List 21.

McCARTHY, William, North Melbourne, 1857, for messenger, a tailor, has been in the colony 4 years, 3 pages, List 39.

McCARTHY, William, North Melbourne, 1858, for Crier of Supreme Court, 2 pages, List 41.

McCARTNEY, Hugh Robert, Pleasant Creek, for bailiff of County Court, 4 pages, List 16.

MACCAUD, John T., Deep Lead, Pleasant Creek, late religious instructor to the Hulks Hobsons Bay, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 10.

McCLURE, Richard.  1861 memorial from members of the Gardiner’s Creek Road Board recommending him for Commissioner of Peace, 3 pages, List 31.

MACLURE, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly worked for Melbourne Corporation, references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

McCOLL, Hugh, Melbourne, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonial.

McCORMICK, B.A. (Annie), La Trobe st., Melbourne, 1880, for employment as female warder of one of the gaols, 2 letters, 6 pages, List 41.

McCOURT, James.  Nth Melbourne, 1856, old soldier, served in 90th Regt, arrived with Capt Chisholm in 1851; appointed chief constable, but these were discontinued in 1852, ever since out of any government employment. 2 pages.

McCRAE, Alexander William, Richmond, 1857, formerly in government services, seeks re-appointment, has recently returned from England, 3 pages, List 4.

McCREIGHT, W.L., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 27.

McDERMOTT, Joseph, Melbourne, Surveyor General’s Office, 1853, for another appointment, 2 pages, List 34.

MacDONALD, Alexander, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

MacDONALD, Donald, Bush Station via Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

McDONALD, Edward, Melbourne, 1859, for keeper and crier at Supreme Court, is the messenger there, reference on file, 4 pages, List 6.

McDONALD, Neil, Aldermere, Buckley Valley, Canada, applied to join police force in 1913; formerly in Glasgow police.   2 pages, List 49.

McFARLAND, Robert H., Melbourne, 1851, for appointment as Registrar in Court of Requests, solicitor, admitted in Ireland, is clerk to the Council of the Australasian League, and part time extra clerk in office of Legislative Council. Second application for Clerk of the Legislative Council.

McFARLANE. R.H., Melbourne, 1859, for solicitor to railways, 2 pages, List 8.

MacGEORGE, James, Melbourne, 1852, worked for colonial architect in Adeliade, 2 pages, List 13

McGILL, George W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, from Dublin, references on file, 5 pages, Lists 7.

McILVEEN, John, Melbourne, 1858, seeks government employment, 2 pages, List 14.

McINTOSH, Robert, Melbourne, 1854.  Appointed supernumerary clerk in police department, asks for clerkship elsewhere.  3 pages, List 3.

McKAY, Angus William, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch New Zealand, applied to join force in 1908; 25 years.  2 pages, List 45.

MACKAY, David, Craigieburn, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Donnybrook, is a graduate of Glasgow University; reference from John Macadam on file, he is a surgeon, 3 pages, List 5.

MACKAY, Duncan, Eastern Police Station, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1911 re joining police force; 24 years, gives his police employment history.  3 pages, List 47.

McKAY, James, Melbourne, 1853, has worked in survey offices in England and Ireland as an engraver, 1 pages, List 15.

MacKAY, James, Crowlands, 1857, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks appointment as Crown Lands Commissioner, 3 pages, List 3.

McKAY, K.N., Penshurst, offers his services as a special constable during the war, 1914.  2 pages, List 51.

MACKAY, Richard, Melbourne, applied for position as valuator, 1891; references on file.  17 pages, List 42.

MacKAY, W.H., Sandridge, 1853, is a surveyor, 1 pages, List 15.

McKEAN, James, Beechworth, 1857, reporter, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 38.

McKEAN, James, Beechworth, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, a reporter, reference on file, 3 pages, List 39.

McKEAN, James, Melbourne, 1861, a reporter and journalist, has worked in an attorney’s office, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

McKENNA, J. W., Melbourne, 1857, surgeon, for Coroner, 1 page, List 39.

McKENNA, Patrick, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, reference on file, 3 pages, List 19.

MacKENZIE, Charles, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, has lived in Bendigo for 5 years, is a reporter and sub editor on Bendigo Advertiser, recommendations from locals, including several councillors, on file.  Letter forwarded by Resident Warden. 5 pages,  List 2.

MacKENZIE, Donald K., Northcote, applied for detective force in 1916; is a journalist, speaks several languages, son of Constable J.D., watch house keeper at Brunswick.  4 pages, List 43.

MACKENZIE, Eneas, Richmond, 1854, for Police Magistrate in Richmond, has worked as a reporter in English law courts, now a clerk in the Colonial Sec’s office. 4 pages.

MACKENZIE, Eneas, Richmond, 1856, in Chief Secretary’s office, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 40.

MACKIE, A., Clerk of Courts Back Creek, 1860, for promotion, gives employment background, 5 pages, List 24.

MacKIE, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, twenty years in Bank of Scotland, 4 pages, List 7.

MacKILLOP, Alexander, Somerton, 1858, for Stipendiary Magistrate, long time resident, ‘college bred’ 4 pages, List 37.

McKOWN, Hugh, Melbourne, 1857,  for government appointment.3 pages, List 2.

MacLACHLAN, C.T., Geelong, 1862, for employment,  “altered state of circumstances”, black bordered paper, father known to Woods, MLA.  3 pages, List 27.

McLACHLAN, D., Taradale, 1861, for employment, is brother to Police Magistrate at Sandhurst, 3 pages, List 32.

McLachlan, R. (Sgt) Boshof, Orange River County, South Africa, applied for police force in 1908.  He was in the police force there, had formerly been in the Lanarkshire force.  3 pages, List 45.

McLAREN, James, 1858 ? two references on file, 3 pages, List 40.

McLEAN, Daniel,16 yrs staff surgeon in British army.  Arrived in 1838 but he died 2 yrs later.  Widow Jean Malcolm writes from Melbourne for employment for her two sons.  One previously employed as a clerk in Sydney and Hobart government offices, the other was a clerk in a mercantile office.  Both threw up their jobs to go to the diggings, but have been unsuccessful.  Two letters, 1856.

MacLEAN, Donald, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; manager of Glenelg Station for Mrs. Greene of Woodlands, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

McLEAN, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references from Dublin and Belfast employers and Mary E. Chomley on file, 8 pages, List 7.

McLEOD, Alexander, Batesford, 1857, seeks Customs House position, was eleven years in customs department in Scotland, copies of testimonials on file; arrived 1854.  8 pages, List 3.

McLEOD, Alexander, Auckland New Zealand, applies for police force in 1907; has served in Lancashire police and in Scots Guards for 12 years; 34 years.  3 pages, List 44.

McLINDEN, James, Melbourne, 1854, renews application, 3 pages.

MacMINN, James, Collingwood, 1857, formerly in the printing office, writes again for employment.  ‘would not have been dismissed had his services been of any use’.  List 2.

McMINN, J.F., Melbourne, 1858, dismissed from printing office, claims because of political views, references on file, seeks another appointment, 7 pages, List 35.

McNIECE, Robert M., Melbourne, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s Office, List 31.  Another letter, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 31.

McNIECE, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, seeks employment, formerly employed by Lieut. Governor La Trobe and Mr. Justice Jeffcott.

MacPHERSON, Aneas, Strathnoon, arrived 1850, ex British Army, has served as magistrate at Heidelberg, 3 pages, List 34

McRAE, Thomas, no address, 1852, recommended by Captain Dana, has been in government employ, 2 pages, List 13

McSWINEY, Bryan, West Melbourne, 1856, is a near relative of Sir Morrice O’Connell, and ‘sun’ of Peter, Lieut of the ‘melicie’ in Co Cork; wants to be appointed an inspector of police.  5 pages. List 2.

McVITTY, Alexander.  No application but 2 page testimonial from Ballarat J.Ps.  List 36.

McVITTY, James, Ballarat, 1858, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 41.

McWILLIAMS, Andrew, Drysdale, 1860, is secretary of Roads Board, reference on file, 4 pages, List 24.

MAGEE, William J., Ballarat, 1856, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, currently senior turnkey at Ballarat gaol; testimonial enclosed.  3 pages. List 2.

MAGNAY, Alexander, H.M. Gaol, Melbourne, 1857, seeks another government position.  3 pages. List 2.

MAGNAY, Alexander, Melbourne, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, 2 pages. List 2.

MAGUIRE, John, Castlemaine, 1857. for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 4 pages, List 3.

MAGUIRE, John, Castlemaine, 1857; Keeper of Powder Magazine, has heard position is to be abolished, protests. 4 pages, List 3.

MAILER, James Melrose, applied for police force in 1911, gives detailed military background.  List 47.

MAIR, N., South Brisbane, applied for join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 48.

MALPAS, Francis, Collingwood, 1851, for position as government clerk, was clerk to Rev. D. Newham until his death; Bishop of Melbourne will provide reference.

MANLY, Edward, Collingwood, 1856, for employment as night watchman or door keeper at Parliament House, formerly in H.M. 99th Regiment.

MANN, William, Heathcote, 1859, for Bailiff, references on file, 7 pages, List 12.

MANNING, Edward, Melbourne, 1860, late acting P.M. at Portland, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 19.

MANNING, Edward, St. Kilda, 1860,  for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Portland, family is there, 3 pages, List 25.

MANNING, John, Ballarat, 1857; is 77 years old, seeks government employment.  List 3.

MANTON, Charles, Maldon, 1856, for appointment as Gold Fields Warden.

MANTON, Frederick, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as Usher of the Black Rod’ emigrated from Calcutta in 1830, received a land grant from Govr. Darling, gives background, has a family of 8 sons, etc.  3 pages, List 2.

MARE, D.  1856, Applicant for employment, connected to 40th Regiment.

MARKS, James, Melbourne, 1860, for position as Bailiff at County Court; is a constable, 11yrs there, encloses references.  3 pages.

MARSACK, George Richardson, Brighton, 1860, for employment, gives U.K. background; references on file, 8 pages, List 20.

MARSDEN, Joseph Ankors, Collingwood,1856, for employment under new Electoral Act. Testimonial on file.

MARSHALL, J.  Nth Melbourne, 1856.  Solicitor, large family, Lord Advocate of Scotland gave a reference.  3 pages.

MARSHALL, J.W., Melbourne, 1859, solicitor, seeks appointment as stipendiary magistrate, 3 pages, List 17.

MARSHALL, James, Melbourne, 1857, was promised a position, but has heard nothing, 2 pages, List 40.

MARSHALL, James, North Melbourne, 1858, for Police Magistrate, references on file, 3 pages, List 34

MARSHALL, James, Melbourne, lawyer for employment, 2 pages, List 39.

MARSHALL, James, Melbourne, 1858, for police magistrate, gives background, 4 pages, List 41.

MARSHALL, Thomas, Geelong, 1856.  Promotes Thomas Malcaster MARSHALL late of Geelong, now of London, and John MARSHALL of London, as agents for the selection of immigrants.

MARTIN, A. Lepinasse, Melbourne, 1854, formerly in government service, he resigned when refused a rise in salary, now seeks re-employment.  9 pages, List 3.

MARTIN, A. Lespinasse, Geelong, 1857, currently bailiff to Insolvent Court there, seeks better appointment, wife has also written, 9 pages, List 4.

MARTIN, Frederick W.M., Lockwood, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

MARTIN, Septimus, Richmond, 1856, for position of Serjeant at Arms; is a colonist of 14 yrs, and a J.P.  3 pages, List 2.

MARTIN, Septimus, Richmond, 1857, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859; is acting police magistrate, asks to be made permanent, 3 pages, List 6.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859, for police magistrate at Beechworth, 2 pages, List 11.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859, for permanent employment, 2 pages, List 11.

MARTIN, Septimus, Richmond, 1859, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 19.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1859, for police magistrate, 2 pages, List 22.

MARTIN, Septimus, Melbourne, 1862, renews application for police magistracy, 2 pages, List 32.

Martley, James Frederick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

MARTYN, Peter J.  Melbourne, 1860, for Bailiff at County Court, gives previous employment history.  2 pages.

MARTYN, Peter J., Melbourne, 1861, resigns as Court Keeper and applies for Bailiff of Insolvent Court at Geelong, 4 pages, List 33.  (See McANULTY, P.)

MASON, Abbo, Ballarat, 1861, Chinese, resident for over sixteen years, for position as interpreter, memorial with over 50 signatures in his favour.  Department’s response returned from Dead Letter Office, 6 pages, List 33.

MASON, Cyrus, Collingwood, 1853, for a draftsman’s position, 3 pages, List 13

MASON, George, Castlemaine, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, 2 pages, List 8.

MASON, George, Castlemaine, 1859, formerly Court Keeper there, seeks similar position, 2 pages, List 12.

MASON, George, Melbourne, 1859, formerly Crier at Castlemaine, seeks re-employment, 4 pages, List 19.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1860, for employment, formerly employed at Castlemaine, 2 pages, List 21.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1860, for employment, has a large family to support, 2 pages, List 24.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 28.

MASON, George, Ballarat, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 32.

MASON, William Jnr., Cochrane’s Creek Moliagul, applied for the police force in 1910.  2 pages, List 47.

MATHER, J.H., Ballarat, 1860, for employment as Clerk of Petty Sessions, references on file, two letters, 12 pages, List 25.

MATHER, J.H., Learmonth, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 31.

MATHEWS, Stewart, Illabarook, Pitfield, 1860, an old colonist, connected to the Linton family, seeks Clerk of Petty Sessions at Linton, 3 pages, List 21.

MATTHEWS, George E., Collingwood, has a ‘rather numerous family’ seeks employment, 3 pages, List 15.

MATTHEWS, William A., Chiltern, 1862, formerly an auctioneer at Rutherglen, two letters, 8 pages, List 34.

MAUNDER, W.M., Collingwood, 1860, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 23.

MAUNSELL, George, Moama, NSW, 1861, is a Commissioner of the Supreme Court there, seeks similar appointment.  4 pages, List 32.

MAXEY, W.G., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

MAXWELL, Gustave, Hulk Lysander, 1857; has been advised his services will no longer be required, seeks another appointment, formerly in R.N.  4 pages, List 3.

MAY, J.M., Sydney, 1857, for Inspector General of Penal Establishments.  3 pages, List 3.

MAY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 6 pages, List 7.

MAYES, Ernest Leslie, Cootamundra NSW, applied to join police force in 1913.  4 pages, List 49.

MAYNARD, George, Geelong, 1858, for bailiff for insolvency court, 2 pages, List 5.

MAYNARD, George, Geelong, 1859, for messenger at insolvency court, 2 pages, List 6.

MAYNARD, George, Maryborough, 1859, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 10.

MAYNE, Robert, Keilor, 1859, formerly managed a sugar plantation in Jamaica, brother in law is Gustavus Wade, 3 pages, List 8.

MEADE, Henry White, Ragland, 1857, appointed temporarily, seeks permanent position, references on file, 5 pages, List 40.

MEADE, Robert Garnsey, Longwood, 1859, for electoral position, 3 pages, List 6.

MEATCHEM, T.H., Ouyen, applied for police force in 1908; refused.  2 pages, List 45.

MEDCALF, Charles, 1860, for Bailiff at County Court, has a reference from Dublin (not on file).  2 pages.

MEGSON, Canora/Canon (?) Melbourne, 1860, seeks another government position in Geelong, 3 pages, List 24.

MERCER, Richard, Sgt of police, Balham, London; for police force, 1913.  4 pages, List 46.

MERIGA, Antonio Giovani, Daylesford, 1857, born Cyprus, speaks 6 languages, for position as interpreter, 3 pages, List 36.

MERMELSTEIN, Isaac, St. Kilda National School, 1858, for interpreter; copy of testimonial gives background.  5 pages, List 4.

MEYERSTEIN, Edward, Melbourne, 1857, for government interpreter, 2 pages, another letter giving more detail, with memorial in support, 6 pages, List 36.

MIDDLEMISS, John, Geelong, 1857, for appointment in emigration service, was born in south of Scotland.  3 pages. List 2.

MIDDLEMISS, John, Geelong, 1860, for employment, is secretary of Geelong hospital, references on file, 7 pages, List 24.

MIDDLETON, Alexander G., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; associated with the press, studying at the University, 4 pages, List 4.

MIDDLETON, Herbert, Melbourne, 1857; formerly a Gold Commissioner and prior to that in Royal Artillery, seeks re-employment.  3 pages, List 3.

MIDGLEY, Frederick, Buninyong, 1856, served in 21st Fusiliers for nearly 12 yrs, was chief constable in Launceston for 9 yrs, resigned in 1850.  Police Magistrate Panton forwards to department.  4 pages.

MILEMORE, William Isaac, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

MILLAR, Archibald.  William Westgarth writes on his behalf, 1856, 3 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Robert Clarke, Castlemaine, 1857, head turnkey at gaol there, seeks position as Keeper of Powder Magazine; two references on file.  6 pages, List 3.

MILLER, Robert Clarke, Castlemaine, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, 4 pages, List 4.

MILLETT, William, St. Arnaud, 1858, formerly a J.P. in Trinidad, seeks paid position as Magistrate, 3 pages, List 6.

MILNE, George M., Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 38.

MINAHAN, John C., Sandhurst, 1860, for employment, just out of hospital, 4 pages, pages, List 24.

MINAHAN, John C., New Inglewood, for employment, acquainted with mining, has been a salesman, 7 pages, List 34.

MINCHIN, C.W., Melbourne, 1854, held temporary position as CPS at Creswick, seeks another appointment.  11 pages.

MINZIES, A.R., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, two letters, 5 pages, List 7.

MISKELLY, John, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, reference on file, 4 pages, List 36.

MISKIN, Joseph S., Colac, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 34.

MITCHELL, A.M., Geelong, 1862, a legal clerk, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 letters, 6 pages, List 30.

MITCHELL, Charles E.B., Melbourne, 1857, applies for position as Keeper of Powder Magazine, encloses English references which confirm his employment back to 1830; file also details his previous dismissal for drunkenness.  18 pages,  List 2.

MITCHELL, J. Scott, no address, 1862, brother in law of M.L. King, for employment, 2 pages, List 27.

MITCHELL, R.B., Collingwood, 1857, a son of the late Col. Sir Thomas Mitchell, has finished his education in England – for a clerkship.  3 pages, List 2.

MITCHELL, R.B., Collingwood, 1857, ditto, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 39.

MOFFATT, William H., Hidemarket, Newry, Co Down Ireland, applied to join police force in 1919; he was in the force there.  21 years.  2 pages, List 51.

MOLESWORTH, Robert, solicitor general, 1856, recommending Henry POOLE for employment under new Electoral Act.

MOLONEY, Sgt E.H., Bangalore, India, applied to join police force in 1912; he was 33 years, married.  3 pages, List 48.

MOLONY, Arthur Knox, no address, 1857, accustomed to a seafaring life, seeks position in water police.  2 pages, List 2.

MONAHAN, W.C., Collingwood, 1853, for position as a draftsman, father had letters of introduction to Redmond Barry, 2 pages, List 15.

MONCKTON, F.O., Melbourne, 1857, has temporary, seeks permanent one, 2 pages, List 38.

MONCKTON, F.O., Back Creek, 1859, in government service, seeks promotion, 3 pages, List 22.

MONCKTON, Frederick O., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of the Bench at Heidelberg, 2 pages, List 41.

MONCKTON, Frederick Odell, Back Creek, 1860, in government service, applies for additional appointment, 6 pages, List 19.

MONCKTON, Frederick Odell, Back Creek, 1860, for government employment, 2 pages, List 20.

MONTGOMERY, James, Melbourne, 1858, for Police Magistrate, formerly magistrate at Warrnambool, 3 pages, List 34.

MONTGOMERY, James, Melbourne 1859, seeks position as police magistrate, formerly Crown Solicitor.  Gives background, 3 pages, List 19.

MONTGOMERY, R., Maryborough, 1860, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, asks promotion, gives government employment history from 1841, 5 pages, List 21.

MONTGOMERY, R., Maryborough, 1860, for Clerk of the Peace, is CPS there, 3 pages, List 25.

MONTGOMERY, Richard, Maryborough, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, reference from F.CALL on file, 4 pages.

MOOLE, [?] Robert, Geelong, 1860, formerly storekeeper at Pentridge, but retrenched, seeks re-employment, 3 pages, List 21.

MOORE, B.H., Melbourne, 1857; is messenger in parliamentary library, seeks a more suitable appointment.  4 pages, List 3.

MOORE, B.H., Melbourne, 1857, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 4.

MOORE, Christopher E., South Norwood, London England, applied to join police force in 1913; was in force there.  3 pages, List 49.

MOORE, John, Pitfield, 1861, for employment as a clerk.  List 28

MOORE, John Jnr., Audit Office, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 3 pages, List 33.

MOORE, Robert, Geelong, 1860, for re-employment, formerly in penal department, reference on file, 3 pages, List 24.

MOORE, Stephen P., Dunolly, 1863, for assistant Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 35.

MORAN, C., Carlton, applied for the police force in 1913; formerly 1st Class Petty Officer in Imperial Navy.  2 pages, List 50.

MORAN, Thomas J., Melbourne, 1858, for clerkship, worked for a solicitor for 5 years, 2 pages, List 41.

MORAN, Thomas J., Crown Solicitor’s Office, Melbourne, 1859, for a clerkship elsewhere, 2 pages, List 6.

MORAN, Thomas J., Melbourne, 1859, for clerkship in Crown Law Offices, gives employment history, 3 pages, List 8.

MORAN, Thomas J., Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 23.

MOREY, Ed., Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is postmaster there.  2 pages, List 4.

MORGAN, J., Melbourne, 1858; currently in Immigration Office, but is going to be retrenched, seeks another appointment, reference on file gives his background, has a wife and family, arrived 1852.  4 pages, List 14.

MORGAN, James, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of the Bench, formerly in government service, but retrenched.  2 pages, List 6.

MORISON, Thomas Coutts, Creswick and Melbourne, two letters and printed testimonials, son of Sir. Alex.  18 pages, List 39.

MORONY, W.R., Darlinghurst Sydney, applied for the police force in 1909; had been in South African force, 31 years, married, copies of references on file.  4 pages, List 46.

MORRICE, Robert, Whipstick Diggings, 1857, for Warden on Buckland River or other goldfields.  3 pages, List 3.

MORRIS, H., Gosling Creek, Orange, NSW, asks details of joining police force in 1913; is editor of Farmer & Settler journal. 2 pages, List 50.

MORRISON, A.H., Napier, New Zealand, sought details of joining police force for him and brother in 1911.  3 pages, List 47.

MORROW, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act.  2 pages, List 4.

MORTON, William, surgeon, Indigo goldfield, for coroner there, testimonials from Ireland and Leeds on file, 7 pages, List 8.

MOSELEY, Alfred, North Melbourne, 1861, for employment at Maryborough, 3 pages, List 32.

MOSTYN, T.W. Melbourne, 1856, acknowledges receipt of letter advising that his name has been placed on list for employment; has a wife and children in a ‘most deplorable condition’.  3 pages, List 2.

MOTTRAM, Bert, Collingwood, 19 years, applied for police force in 1907.  2  pages, List 44.

MOUNT, Corporal E.A., 1st Royal Sussex Regiment, Ambula, India; applied for police force in 1907.  3 pages, List 44.

MULCAHY, Cornelius, North Melbourne, 1858, for bailiff at county court, held position before, 7 pages, List 5.

MULCAHY, Cornelius, North Melbourne, 1859, for position in railways, 2 pages, List 11.

MULLIGAN, J.A., Clerk of Petty Sessions Indigo, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 8 pages, List 24.

MUNCE, William Radcliff, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at North Melbourne, 2 pages, List 20.

MUNCE, W.R., North Melbourne, 1860, refers to his previous application, 3 pages, List 21.

MUNDELL, James, South Yarra, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; a resident of sixteen years, 6 pages, List 4.

MURPHY, Denis, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, two applications, 5 pages, List 7.

MURPHY, Denis, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, references on file, including one from Redmond Barry; was a porter at the University, married.  8 pages, List 19.

MURPHY, Denis, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, has been in government employ for nine years, 2 pages, List 20.

MURPHY, Denis, Melbourne, 1860, two letters, formerly porter at the University, interesting reference on file, 7 pages, List 21.

MURPHY, Maurice Bleaney, Yangery, Warrnambool, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 30.

MURPHY, Patrick F., Beechworth, 1857; two letters, for Sub Warden or Crown Bailiff there, 6 pages, List 3.

MURPHY, Washington, Wahgunyah, 1859, for Coroner at Beechworth, previously held position, is an M.D. (Dublin). 4 pages, List 8.

MURRAY, James, Westernport near Berwick, 1861, for Warden of the goldfields, 3 pages, List 26.

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NAGLE, Garrett Flood, Inglewood, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 26.

NAGLE, Garrett Flood, Inglewood, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 27.

NANTES, Charles, Geelong, 1856, for employment as official director of Geelong & Melb Railway Co.

NASH, James, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is an attorney, 2 pages, List 17.

NASH, James, Melbourne, 1862, a solicitor, for employment under Real Property Act, 3 pages, List 30.

NASH, W.H., Sandy Creek near Newbridge, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, references from locals on file, held similar position interstate.  4 pages, List 18.

NATION, W., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in S.A. government, applies for government position.  4 pages, List 2.

NETHERCOTT, E.G., Beechworth, 1857, recommendation from Claud Fairy for him to be bailiff there, 2 pages, List 39.

NETHERCOTT, E.G., Beechworth, 1860, for promotion, 4 pages, List 25.

NETHERWOOD, John B., Melbourne, 1861, for permanent employment, formerly in government service, references on file, 10 pages, List 32.

NETHERWOOD, J.B., Melbourne, 1861, for re-employment, references on file, 7 pages, List 33.

NEVILLE, Henry Percy, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, wrote in 1904 seeking a position in police force.  He was born Victoria, parents live in the Wimmera, and formerly in the Vic. Imp. Contingent, now in police force there.  1 page, List 43.

NEWLAND, David, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 9 pages, List 7.

NEWLAND, David, Collingwood, 1857, for appointment as clerk in census compilation, 3 pages, List 3.

NEWTON, William P., Prahran, 1857, 5 years in London Post Office, cousin a barrister in Norfolk, 3 pages, List 39.

NICHOLLS, Austin H., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in the post office, seeks re-employment, now 18 months since his discharge; renews application.  6 pages.

NICHOLLS, A.H., Melbourne, 1856, for registrarship of Melbourne University, is a graduate of Dublin University.

NICHOLS, W. Edward, Raglan, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

NICHOLSON, A., Audit Office Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 6.

NICHOLSON, Alexander, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, has had ‘a college education’, 5 pages, List 6.

NICHOLSON, Alexander, Melbourne, 1858, two letters seeking employment, 24 years, ‘good accountant’, 5 pages, List 40.

NICHOLSON, C.W., Castlemaine, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 38.

NICHOLSON, James M., Williamstown, 1853, for a surveyor’s position, has worked in the U.S., 3 pages, List 13

NIHIL, Cornelius, Geelong, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 21.

NIMMO, Robert, Kyneton, 1859, has sold his gold claim in Ballarat, seeks employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 8.

NIMON, James, Collingwood, 1860, for Crier in County Court, is an ex sergeant of police, references on file, 7 pages, List 20.

NIXON, William, Queenscliff, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

NOBLETT, George H. Gershon, Prahran, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House; testimonial enclosed.

NOLAN, James B., Melbourne, 1860, for appointment in solicitor general’s office, 3 pages.

NOLAN, James B., Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 5 pages, List 20.

NOLAN, James B., Melbourne, for employment, 3 pages, List 20.

NOLAN, Michael, no address, 1857.  Was in army for nearly fifteen years, then in convict and customs departments, seeks government position, is in delicate health.  3 pages, List 3.

NORCOTT, H., Collingwood, 1857, for doorkeeper at Parliament House, is an old colonist, 3 pages, List 3.

NORCOTT, Henry.  H.W. Wills writes on his behalf in 1857; he is a son of the late Major General and brother of Colonel Norcott of the Rifle Brigade and a relation of Wills.  3 pages, List 3.

NORMAN, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Messenger to Parliament, encloses reference.

NORMOYLE, John J., 1860, seeks promotion, gives background, copies of Irish references on file, 5 pages, List 23

NORRIS, Maurice E., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

NORRIS, William Osborne, Melbourne, 1857, gives family background, was in civil service in Sydney, family arrived in Schomberg which was wrecked, letter from Peter Lalor on file, 10 pages, List 4.

NORRIS, William Osborne, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 36.

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OAKES, John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

OAKLEY, Augustus W., St. Arnaud, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 22.

OAKLEY, Augustus W., St. Arnaud, 1860, for employment, references on file, 4 pages, List 19.

O’BRIEN, Michael Jnr., Hawkesdale, in 1913 queried why his application to join the police force was struck off.  4 pages, List 50.

O’BRIEN, Patrick, Castlemaine, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 37.

O’BRIEN, Patrick, Castlemaine, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 8.

O’BRIEN, Phillip, Boorolite, applied to join police force in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

O’CALLAGHAN, John A., Fournival, Aratula NSW.  Applied for the police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 46.

OCOCK, Richard, Ballarat, two letters, for Chief Clerk, 6 pages, List 38.

O’CONNOR, Anthony, Melbourne, 1857, a solicitor, for deputy Sheriff, 3 pages, List 39.

O’CONNOR, Mortough¸Melbourne, 1857.  Is an old resident, member of Chamber of Commerce.  5 pages, List 3.

O’CONNOR, R., Sandhurst, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is a member of the local Court, 5 pages, List 4.

O’CONNOR, W.P., Melbourne, 1857, has a reference from the Marquis of Down (not on file), seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

O’DELL, Thomas, Melbourne, 1851.  Lost his position as Landing Waiter due to ‘various acts of misconduct’.  Large file re his attempts to be reinstated or given other employment.

O’DONNELL, Francis, Rushworth, 1857, MRCSE, for public vaccinator there, 2 pages, List 4.

O’DONNELL, James, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

O’DONOGHUE, Michael Francis, Kamarooka, applied to join police force in 1916; 30 years, had been in military police.  2 pages, List 43.

OGIER, T.C.H., Ballarat, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 5 pages, List 38.

O’HARA, Henry Lewis, Ballarat, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 30.

O’HARA, Henry Lewis, Ballarat, 1862, a surgeon, for Coroner at Linton, 2 pages, List 34.

O’KEEFE, Edward, Sandhurst, 1859, for Warden there, has been involved in mining matters, 3 pages, List 8.

OLIVER, Daniel, Buninyong, 1859, has been temporarily employed there, seeks permanent position, 5 pages, List 12.

OLIVER, Daniel, Ballarat, 1862, for promotion, List 28

O’MALLEY, Edmund, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

O’MALLEY, Ed., Melbourne, 1862, for a clerkship, formerly in public service, 3 pages, List 34.

O’MALLEY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, List 7.

O’NEILL, John Campbell, Chiltern, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 21.

O’NEILL, Martin, Dublin Metro Police, applied for join police force in 1919.  2 pages, List 51.

O’NEILL, Thomas, Finea J.S., via Granard, Co Cavan, Ireland, applied for police force in 1911; believes conditions would be better.  2 pages, List 48.

ONSLOW, N.H., Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, educated at Rugby under Dr. Arnold and at Oxford University, then studied Law, then travelled in Europe and US and Canada.  Employed by solicitors, Melbourne.

ONSLOW, N.H., Sandhurst, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Oxford graduate, gives employment history.  2 pages, List 4.

ONSLOW, N.H., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, Oxford graduate, gives background, 4 pages, List 23.

ONSLOW, R.H. [?] Melbourne, 1859, Oxford graduate, copies of references on file, 6 pages, List 17.

O’RAFFERTY, C.P., Melbourne, 1853, surveyor, has worked in India, 4 pages, List 13

ORDE, William B., Collingwood, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 33.

ORDE, William Beresford, East Collingwood, 1862, for re-employment, reference on file, 6 pages, List 29.

ORR, Charles Henry, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

O’SHEE, Edward, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

OVEREND, John, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger at County Court, gives employment history, married, Irish, 5 pages, List 21.

OXENHAM, William, Ballarat, 1859, for a clerkship (2 letters exactly the same), 4 pages, List 6.

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PADDON, H.J., Ballarat, 1858, for court keeper and crier there, lists previous government employment, 3 pages, List 5.

PALMER, John, 1857, for Bailiff at Dunolly, formerly Poundkeeper there, reference on file, 2 pages, List 36.

PANTON, J.A., Melbourne, 1862, took leave for personal reasons in 1858, seeks re-employment, 5 pages, List 27.

PAPINEAU, John, Sandy Creek, 1860, for employment, has been postmaster there, 2 pages, List 25.

PARKER, Edward, Mount Franklin, 1856, Protector of Aborigines, for Police Magistrate, 4 pages, List 40.

PARKER, Edward T. Sandhurst, 1854, formerly in post office, was dismissed, seeks consideration of his case, 2 pages.

PARKER, Edward Thos, Melbourne, renews application.  3 pages.

PARKER, Samuel, Melbourne, 1861, for sewerage engineer, 3 pages, List 31.

PARKER, Thomas, Smythes Creek, 1857, for clerk’s position, has served H.M. in all parts of the world as a non commissioned officer … married, 37 yrs.  3 pages, List 36.

PARTRIDGE, James, Bacchus Marsh, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

PARTRIDGE, James, Bacchus Marsh, 1861, for Bailiff, 3 pages, 1 torn, List 33.

PATE, Daniel, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

PATERSON, Francis, Queenscliff, 1860, two letters, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 23

PATERSON, Dr. Joseph, Flemington, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is practising in district, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

PATTERSON, Alex, Meredith, 1856 for deputy sheriff at Ballarat, encloses testimonial.

PATTERSON, George W., Melbourne, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s Office, is son of Dr. James, who writes in support, 4 pages, List 31.

PATTERSON, George W., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 2 pages, List 27.

PATTERSON, J.A., Port MacDonnell, applied for police force in 1911.  2 pages, List 47.

PATTERSON, Dr. James, Robe St., St. Kilda, 1860, for employment for 21 year old son George, 2 pages, List 25.

PATTISON, J.H. Jnr., Craiglee, Warburton, applied to join police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 50.

PAUL, James S., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

PAUL, James Stivens, Geelong, 1856 application for census collector.

PAYNE, Ada, South Melbourne, 1917, for women police, had done store detective work overseas.  2 pages, List 42.

PAYNE, Charles B., superintendent, Collingwood Stockade, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment; has served in Royal Navy for 15 years, gives background.  3 pages, List 2.

PAYNE, Charles B., St. Kilda, 1857, a J.P., for magistrate position, 2 pages, List 36.

PAYNE, Charles B., Collingwood Stockade 1857, position about to be abolished, seeks another, gives background, 5 pages, List 39.

PAYNE, Oswald S., Whanganui, Auckland, New Zealand, applied for police force in 1919; ‘a fingerprint student at University of Chicago’.  2 pages, List 51.

PAYNTER, John B., Richmond, 1859, two letters seeking employment as Clerk of Petty Sessions, 6 pages, List 16.

PEARCE, Thomas.  Chief Warder, Richmond Stockade, 1854.  Asks another position as that one is being abolished.  7 pages, List 3.

PEARMAN, Marie, Windsor, wrote in 1913 re the police employing her husband as a Tracker.  3 pages, List 50.

PEARSE, George, Melbourne,1856, Legislative Council messenger, applies for position as housekeeper for Parliament House.

PEARSON, Henry M., Sale, 1858, for Bailiff, reference on file, 3 pages, List 35.

PEARSON, M.T., 1857, for Coroner at Castlemaine, an attorney, uncle Matthew a coroner in Yorkshire, 2 pages, List 39.

PEART, Mr.  John Pasco Fawkner recommends him, 1860, 2 pages, List 21.

PENDLETON, Henry L., Beechworth, 1854.  Appointed a supernumerary cadet in the police force, seeks a promotion.  4 pages, List 3.

PENNEFATHER, D., St. Kilda, 1856, late 40th Regt., for government appointment; two letters.  4 pages, List 2.

PENTLAND, William, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

PENTLAND, William, Williamstown, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 26.

PERCEVAL, John Spencer, Melbourne, 1860, for employment; is grandson of former British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval and was in British public service, 4 pages, List 24.

PERKIN, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for clerkship; arrived 1852, employed in solicitor’s offices here and in U.K.  3 pages, List 40.

PERMIEN/PERMMIR ? H., Williamstown, 1853, position as a surveyor, has worked in India, 2 pages, List 13

PETERS, H.C., Sandhurst, l860 for Clerk of County Court, 7-8 yrs in govt service, all on goldfields, 3 pages.

PETERS, Hodson C., Heathcote, 1855, seeks position elsewhere as his position in the County Court there has been abolished.  6 pages, List 3.

PETHERICK, Peter John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

PETTIFER, G., Sandhurst, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act.  2 pages, List 4.

PETTIT, John H.W., Tarraville, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 5 pages, List 7.

PHAIR, John, Melbourne, 1859, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 18.

PHELPS, R.V., Dunolly, 1861, is an attorney, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 32.

PHILLIPS, Charles, Dandenong, 1858, for coroner there, is a surgeon, 3 pages, List 5.

PHILLIPS, Charles, Dandenong, 1860, for coroner there, 1 page, List 20.

PHILLIPS, Charles H., 1858, currently a teacher at St. Paul’s school, brother James a wine merchant.  4 pages, List 14.

PHILLIPS, John, Ballarat, 1862, for Inspector of Mines, a mining surveyor, 3 pages, List 34.

PHILLIPS, Ph., Buninyong, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, attended University in Prussia, 3 pages, List 21.

PHILLIPS, R.H.W., c/- Mr GIBBS, Mayfair, Johannesburg, South Africa, applied to join police force in 1913; has served in two forces, English parents.  2 pages, List 49.

PHILLIPS, Reuben, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1912, formerly in force there.  3 pages, List 49.

PHILLIPS, Thomas, Fitzroy, 1861, formerly of Clonmore House Co Mayo Ireland, for employment for his three sons, gives background.  4 pages, List 31.

PHILP, Edward J.S., Collingwood, 1856, for employment as night watchman at Parliament House, two letters.

PHILP, James B., Melbourne, 1853, a draftsman, 1 page, List 15.

PHIPPS, William, Omeo, 1861. for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 33.

PHIPSON, J. Bond, Avoca, 1857, for another appointment, 2 pages, List 4.

PHIPSON, J. Bond, 1857, for re-employment, gives background, explanation as to his dismissal on file, 9 pages, List 36.

PHIPSON, John Bond, 1857, appointed to Avoca, but pay insufficient, begs for proper employment, 2 letters, 5 pages, List 39.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Collingwood, 1858, for work in Master in Equity’s office, 4 pages, List 4.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Collingwood, 1858, employed at Collingwood Observer, seeks Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1858, for employment, now editing a suburban newspaper, 5 pages, List 41.

PHIPSON, J. Bond., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, gives employment history in South Australia, 5 pages, List 20.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1860, for employment or assistance, is destitute, wife and children are starving, gives background, formerly wrote for Argus newspaper, 4 pages, List 25.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1861, has had temporary employment, now finishing, seeks more work, gives background, 2 letters, 8 pages, List 26.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1861, has temporary work which will soon cease, seeks permanent employment, gives background, 4 pages, List 31.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1861, will be gaoled for debt soon, appeals for help, 2 pages, List 33.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1862, has signed the pledge, seeks employment to ‘save me from this humiliating position’.  4 pages, List 29.

PHIPSON, John Bond, Melbourne, 1862, newspaper article he wrote, and notice to quit premises letter in file, with ‘certain documents belong to JB Phipson’ on front, 3 pages, List 34.

PICK, J.R., Castlemaine, 1857, reference from locals re his being appointed Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 2 pages, List 4.

PICKEN, Charles, Clyde, applied to join police force in 1914.  3 pages, List 51.

PICTON, H.G., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

PIERCE, John, North Melbourne, 1857, seeks an interview, is an applicant for the Immigration Commission. 2 pages.  List 2.

PIERCE, John, North Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36.

PIERCE, John, Maryborough, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 22.

PIERCE, Walter Charles, Dunolly, 1860, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 23.

PIERCE, Walter Charles, South Melbourne, 1856, for Coroner, references on file, 8 pages, List 40.

PIGGOTT, Louis J., Melbourne, 1854, for his brother H.C. in post office.  3 pages.

PIGGOTT, Louis John, Melbourne, 1854, seeks a promotion for his brother in the post office.  4 pages.

PIKE, F.A., D. Company, 2nd Gloucester Regiment, Malta, applied to join police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 49.

PILLOW, Hampton, Collingwood, 1860, for Bailiff at County Court, two references on file.

PITT, Richard A., Mountain Creek, 1861, for employment as census collector, 3 pages, List 26.

PITTMAN, Joseph, Brighton, 1854, from 1843-53 supplied stationery etc. to government, disappointed that he was not chosen to head new government section, gives background.  8 pages.

PITTMAN, Joseph, South Yarra, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

PITTMAN, Joseph, Brighton, 1854, formerly held contract to supply stationery and bookbinding, asks appointment, 4 pages, List 40.

PLAISTED, Thomas, Melbourne, 1860, seeks promotion, 3 pages, List 23.

POGSON, Milward, Castlemaine, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there.  3 pages, List 3.

POHLMAN, F.R., Beaufort, 1862, one of the oldest magistrates, appointed 1847, seeks Melbourne position, 3 pages, List 27.

POOLE, David J., Melbourne, 1856, for government employment; arrived 1852 with brother C.J., who is now in the Crown Lands Office, they bought out letters of introduction to La Trobe.  ‘I have since been home and returned and was lately employed in the Census office’.

POOLE, David J.  Melbourne, 1856, for Powder Magazine Keeper, was a Naval Cadet and Midshipman; renews application 1857.  6 pages.

POOLE, George Herbert, Melbourne 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, references on file, 7 pages, List 40.

POOLE, W.N.  Thomas WARNER of Swanston St., writes that he has been a clerk in his office, 2 pages, List 36.

POPE, David, Dandenong, 1862, for Bailiff, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

PORRITT, Edmund G., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is a compositor, 2 pages, List 4.

PORTER, Arthur Thomas, Collingwood, 1856, for clerk in Legislative Assembly office.  2 pages. List 2.

PORTER, G. Wallich, East Melbourne, 1862, in colony over twenty years, two letters re employment under Real Property Act, 4 pages, List 30.

POUNDS, James Baker, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service.

POWELL, Thomas P., Bridge Creek near Mansfield.  Arthur P. HUME, head teacher S.S. 3814 Munro, wrote several letters in his favour re joining the police force in preference to enlistment; his brother was at the front, needed on the farm.  11 pages, List 43.

POWER, George, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, is rate collector there, 3 pages, List 4.

POWNALL, Thomas T., Castlemaine, 1858, for Bailiff at Maldon, 2 pages, List 35.

PRATT, William G., Beechworth, 1857, asks for employment for un-named brother, 2 pages, List 38.

PRENTICE, William, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, married, 3 pages, List 7.

PRESHAW, W.F., Castlemaine, 1857, forwards letter from John ROGERS, for position as registrar of horses.  5 pages, List 2.

PRICE, Alfred, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, 2 pages, List 33.

PRICE, George Augustus, Melbourne, for clerkship, 2 letters, one damaged, 8 pages, List 36.

PRICE, George Augustus, Melbourne, 1857m, for Bailiff, 1 page, List 39.

PRICE, John, Collingwood, 1859, for position for himself and wife as messenger and office keeper at Master in Equity department.  2 pages, List 11.

PRIDHAM, Charles, Maldon, 1854, for P.M. at Avoca, member of the English Bar.  2 pages.

PRIDHAM, Charles, Melbourne, 1858, for position in Gippsland, 1 page, List 41.

PRIDHAM, Robert, Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 4.

PRITCHARD, William B., Ballarat, 1858, for court keeper and crier there, references on file, 6 pages, List 5.

PRITCHARD, William Breedham, Ballarat, 1859, for Court Keeper at Ararat, reference on file, 5 pages, List 11.

PROBST, D.M., Melbourne, 1856, formerly worked in Gold Fields office, seeks re-appointment, 2 pages, List 4.

PROBST, D.M.R., Collingwood, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, 4 pages, List 8.

PROBST, D.R., 1860, for employment, 6 pages, List 21.

PROBERT, Thomas Henry, Melbourne, 1854.  Applies for position as Clerk of Petty Sessions at Wedderburn; he is on the roll of Attornies in England.  6 pages, List 3.

PROPHET, D., Collingwood, 1857, business card on file, formerly solicitor Inverness Scotland, married, two children, 45 years etc., 6 pages, List 4.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1857, complains his reference not returned, 2 pages, List 38.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1857, formerly a solicitor in Scotland, experienced account, gives background, 3 pages, List 39.

PROPHET, D.  Town Clerk, St. Kilda, 1858, for government employment, 4 pages, List 41.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1859, solicitor from Scotland, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 18.

PROPHET, D., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 21.

PROPHET, D., South Yarra, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 33.

PROPHET, D., Brighton, 1862, recently appointed town clerk there, but prefers government employment, 2 pages, List 30.

PROUDLOVE, John, Gunner, 98th Battery, R.F.A., Nasirabad, India; applied to join police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 50.

PRYCE, Robert Septimus, Westbury, Tasmania, 1857; formerly chief clerk in convict department at Launceston, encloses references, seeks government employment.  10 pages, List 3.

PURCELL, Charles P., Melbourne, 1862, solicitor, for employment under Real Property Act, 3 pages, List 30.

PURCELL, Philip, Geelong, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 28

PURCELL, Phillip, South Brighton, 1862, for labouring/gardening work, 3 pages, List 34.

PURVES, Andrew William, Constable, Palmerston, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 49.

PYE, William Robinson, South Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 9.

QUAIN, Frederick, Melbourne, 1859, has had 6-7 years in colony, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 6.

QUIN, John P., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, an attorney, references on file, 12 pages, List 7.

QUIN, John P., North Melbourne, 1858, for clerkship in attorney general’s department, copies of references on file, 5 pages; further application, is an attorney from Co. Kilkenny, 2 pages, List 4.

QUIN, John P., Brunswick, 1859, is an attorney, for employment, 3 pages, List 17.

QUIN, John P., Brunswick, 1860, renews application for employment, 3 pages, List 20.

QUINAN, Richard,  Geelong, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Colac, 2 pages, List 36.

QUINAN, Richard, Steiglitz, 1858, for clerkship in County Court at Geelong, 2 pages, List 5.

QUINAN, Richard, 1860, recommended by Geelong police magistrate, 3 pages, List 24.

QUINN, James, Melbourne, 1854, late Clerk of Works Portland, seeks another appointment. 3 pages.

QUIRK, John C., no address, 1859, for police force, 2 pages, List 8.

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RAAMSDONK, T.N., 26 years, applied for Victoria police in 1914; has been living in the Straits Settlement, has degree from Amsterdam University, gives background.  2 pages, List 43.

RADCLIFFE, Henry H., Inglewood, 1860, for coroner there; formerly Hon. Surgeon at Liverpool Dispensaries etc.,4 pages of printed testimonials on file.  6 pages.

RADCLIFFE, H.H., Back Creek, 1860, for coroner; gives background, printed testimonials on file, 6 pages, List 19.

RADFORD, Caleb, Casterton, 1858, for position as coroner there, 2 pages, List 5.

RADFORD, Caleb, Casterton, 1858, for coroner there, memorial from residents, 12 pages, List 5.

RANKIN, Dr.  Robert Gillespie of Buninyong nominates him as Coroner in 1862, 4 pages, List 27.

RANKIN, A.T., R.I.C. Depot, Dublin Ireland, applied for the police force in 1912; he was 30 years, unmarried.  3 pages, List 49.

RAPKINS, William, late of Australian Navy, recommended for police force by R.F. TOUTCHER in 1917.  3 pages, List 43.

RAVEN, Charles H., St. Arnaud, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 19.

REA, Thomas, Duneed, 1857, dismissed from position as postmaster and registrar of births and deaths, seeks reinstatement.  7 pages, List 2.

READ, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, is in government service, 3 pages, List 7.

REED, Frederick Daniel, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, father was an excise officer, uncle in police force in England, 4 pages, List 39.

REFORD, Frederick A., Melbourne, 1854, was in 7th Regiment, briefly in police force, seeks another appointment.  5 pages.

REGENT, Clarence, George Town V.D.L.,1856, for appointment as superintendent of light house on King Island.

REID, James, South Yarra, 1858, formerly in Audit department, resigned due to ill health; seeks another appointment, 4 pages, List 15.

REID, James.  William Hull writes on his behalf from Richmond in 1858 recently arrived from London, 2 pages, List 40.

REID, William F.  Nth Melbourne, 1857.  Has just discharged the duties of Sub-Enumerator to the Census Commission, seeks further employment.  3 pages.

REID, William Fergusson, North Melbourne, 1857, formerly chairman of the City Surveyor’s Office, but that position has been abolished, now seeks government employment.  2 pages, List 2.

REUSS, Ferdinand H., Melbourne, 1853, surveyor/engineer, copies of testimonials on file, 4 pages, List 13

RICHARDS, George, Carisbrook, 1860, is bailiff there, but low fees mean his salary is insufficient, 4 pages, List 21.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Sandridge, 1860, for a clerkship, formerly in census department, several letters, 12 pages, List 24.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Sandridge, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in public service, 3 pages, List 25.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Sandridge, 1861, two letters re re-employment, was on census staff, 7 pages, List 33.

RICHARDS, Thomas, Melbourne, 1861, for re-employment, was on census staff, 4 pages, List 33.

RICHARDSON, Andrew, Geelong, 1852; W. Westgarth writs on his behalf, is from Edinburgh, 2 pages, List 13

RICHARDSON, George, Brunswick, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

RICHARDSON, George, Brunswick, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

RICHES, John, Chief Officer, Brig Pacifies, 1854, seeks appointment as a pilot.  5 pages,  List 3.

RICHEY & MARSHALL, newsagents, Chinamans, Maryborough, 1857.  Offer themselves as census enumerators.  2 pages, List 2.

RICKARDS, P.O. [Prideaux Owen], Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 25.

RICKARDS, Samuel, Melbourne, 1854, has been unemployed for 12 months, has lost 2 children; his grandfather was John Gisborne, known to Mr. Childers.  2 pages.

RICKETTS, W. Vincent, Barrabool Hills, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

RIGBY, G. Owen, Northcote, 1857, for Coroner at Gisborne, 2 pages, List 39.

RING, Richard, late Captain 60th Regiment, 1856, wishes to obtain employment for Robert BERRY, ‘late clerk of Messrs Adamson Finley & Co.,’ who have failed.  Ring lists his own relatives and their military connections.

RING, Richard, Collingwood, 1856, formerly in army, 2 pages, List 40.

RING, Richard Babington, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in government employ, 3 pages, List 7.

RING, Richard Babington, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 24.

RING, Richard York, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; late Captain 60th Regiment, 5 pages, List 4.

RING, Richard York, Melbourne, 1858, for employment ‘has seen better days’ copies of references on file, Irish, voted Freeman of the City of Dublin in 1822.  4 pages, List 40.

RIVERS, G., North Melbourne, 1857, formerly a chief steward, for employment as manager of refreshment rooms at Parliament House, 2 pages, List 4.

RIX, Thomas, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

ROACH, James, Melbourne, 1857, previously in government service in NSW, one of the oldest colonists, encloses copies of various references.  6 pages. List 2.

ROACH, John, Melbourne, 1857, for appointment in convict department, has previously been employed in government.  2 pages. List 2.

ROACH, John, Melbourne, 1858, one one of the oldest residents in the Colony, has served in public service in other colonies, 3 pages, List 40.

ROBERTS, A., Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship, has been in Adelaide, 2 pages, List 14.

ROBERTS, C.F., Princes Park, Liverpool England; applied for police force in 1911, 27 years, in force there.  2 pages, List 48.

ROBERTS, Charles W. South Melbourne, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act. Formerly employed as chief officer of Laelia surveying cutter.

ROBERTS, F., North Park, Cardiff, North Wales, applied for police force in 1908; 18 years, working for Tea Company there.  3 pages, List 47.

ROBERTS, Henry Hill, County Court Geelong, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, encloses references 5 pages.

ROBERTS, Henry Hill, Geelong, 1860, for promotion, 2 pages, List 24.

ROBERTS, Henry Hill, Geelong, 1860, for Portland position, reference on file, 3 pages, List 25.

ROBERTS, John S., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

ROBERTS, R.A. Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, testimonial enclosed.

ROBERTSON, Archibald M., Melbourne, 1856, application for employment, served in colonial treasury office, in 1849/50.

ROBERTSON, Charles Grant, St. Kilda, 1863, resigned from government service because of ill-health but now ‘completely renovated’ and seeks re-employment.  2 pages, List 35.

ROBERTSON, Francis, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

ROBERTSON, James, Melbourne, 1860, clerk in county court Geelong, recommendation from Judge WRIXON on file, 10 pages.

ROBERTSON, James, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, 2 pages, List 23.

ROBERTSON, James, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, served in NSW government, references on file, 6 pages, List 24.

ROBERTSON, James, St. Kilda, 1862, for promotion, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, reference on file, 4 pages, List 27.

ROBERTSON, Norman Harold, gardener, recently married, applied for police force in 1912.  He was born in Eastwood South Australia.  Gives employment history.  4 pages, List 49.

ROBERTSON, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857; for appointment as Marine Inspector of Steam Vessels, has commanded Steamers in England and elsewhere for ten years.  2 pages, List 3.

ROBERTSON, William, Fairhaven, Mallacoota, applied to join police force in 1913; served in Renfrewshire police force, lists qualifications, is married with one child.  3 pages, List 49.

ROBINSON, Blakiston, Melbourne, 1859, for clerkship, 3 pages, List 11.

ROBINSON, James G., Cape Schank, for Collector of Customs there, 3 pages, List 14.

ROBINSON, Matthew, Bothwell Tasmania, 1862, recommends William E. DAVIDSON for employment, a relative in Victoria.

ROBINSON, Moses, North Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 3 pages, List 19.

ROBINSON, Robert, Castlemaine, 1856, for Coroner, is a surgeon, 2 pages, List 40.

ROBINSON, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act; ‘having been connected with Registration Societies for the last fifteen years’.

ROBINSON, William, Melbourne, 1857, for appointment in Chief Secretary’s Department, has been secretary to Societies in England.  2 pages, List 3.

ROCHE, Joseph N., Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, has worked in England, 3 pages, List 13

ROCHFORT, Singleton, Melbourne, 1858, has been at the New Zealand Bar, 2 pages, List 37.

ROCHFORT, Singleton, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 25

ROGERS, John, Castlemaine, 1857, was a practising Proctor in Ireland, reference on file, 4 pages, List 36.

ROGERS, J.W., Melbourne, 1857, called to the Bar 1846, gives background, for Judge of Court of Mines, 5 pages, List 38.

ROGERS, Percy, Ngatunnia[?] New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1911.  2 pages, List 48.

ROLPH, Robert Henry, Sydney, applied for police force in 1908, 28 years, has been in NSW force.  2 pages, List 45.

RONALDSON, Daniel, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 2 pages, List 4.

RONAYNE, David, Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, 4 pages.  List 2.

ROSE, Frederick G., Amherst, 1861, for Coroner, 4 pages, List 26.

ROSS, Andrew, Kangaroo Ground, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is deputy registrar, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

ROSS, David Hume, Melbourne, 1857, is the last male descendant of historian David Hume, gives family and employment history.  6 pages, List 3.

ROSS, David Hume, Melbourne, 1858, for any government position, old naval officer, gives genealogy.  3 pages, List 5.

ROSS, David Hume, Head Master, St. Patrick’s school, reference on file, for employment, 3 pages.  Further letter, 2 pages, List 34

ROSS, David Hume, Melbourne, 1858, gives personal and employment background, disowned by family upon conversion to Catholicism etc., 5 pages, List 35.

ROSS, David Hume, Chilwell, Geelong, 1857, for employment, gives background, 4 pages, List 36

ROSS, Richard Thomas, Fitzroy, applied for join police force in 1919; 57 years, married, ex Tasmanian police.  3 pages, List 51.

ROWAN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of court of Mines at Ballarat, 2 pages, List 34

ROWAN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 37.

ROWAN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, has held similar positions, 3 pages, List 6.

ROWELL, Richard, Melbourne, 1858, principal clerk to Mr. Piggott of the Equity Bar, London for over 20 years, details activities, 2 pages, List 41.

RUCK, Henry, Sandridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly in government employ, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

RUDD, A.H., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

RUDD, A.H., St. Kilda, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine at Castlemaine, has a wife and large family, letter in support from Geelong employer.  4 pages, List 2.

RUDD, A.H., St. Kilda, 1857, for Keeper of the Powder Magazine at Castlemaine.  4 pages,  List 2.

RUDD, A.H., St. Kilda, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Dunolly, 1 page, List 39.

RUDD, A.H.  Melbourne, 1858, reference from someone with illegible signature, 1 page, List 40.

RUNIGER, T. Wilkinson, Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, lists work experience, 24pages, List 13.

RUSCHIN, Les, Kew, returned soldier, applied for detective position in police force in 1917.  5 pages, List 42.

RUSHWORTH, Henry, 1858, a clerk in the penal department; reductions mean he will be dismissed, seeks another appointment, 3 pages, List 5.

RUSHWORTH, Henry, Melbourne, 1862, in service, seeks higher position, reference on file, 10 pages, List 26.

RUSSELL, Charles J.W., Bendigo, 1853; arrived as engineer to a gold mining company, has 22 years experience as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

RUTHERFORD, Frederick, Melbourne, 1862, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 26.

RUTTER, G., Melbourne, 1861, for employment, is a solicitor, 2 pages, List 25.

RUTTER, G.O., Melbourne, solicitor, l860, for Clerk of County Court, gives qualifications, 3 pages.

RUTTER, George O., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 39.

RYAN, Alfred, New police barracks, Adelaide, wrote in 1918; had been head tracker there for over five years but had resigned over poor wages; sought similar position in Victorian force.  6 pages, List 42.

RYAN, John S., North Melbourne, 1857, married, for government employment.  Two letters, 6 pages, List 3.

RYAN, P., Lake Bank, Koroit, applied for police force in 1915.  29 years.  2 pages, List 44.

RYAN, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House; is a discharged musician from 1st Batt. Of 60th Rifles, was at Woolwich in 1840.  3 pages.

RYAN, Thomas John, Kilmore, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

RYCE, James, Ballarat, 1857, for census collector there.  2 pages, List 2.

RYLAND, D.B., Chewton, 1861, is Town Clerk there, seeks government employment, 2 pages, List 30.

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ST. CLAIR, George, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly Chief Constable at Benalla, 2 pages, List 7.

SABINE, J., Tarrangower Diggings, 1854.  An M.D., he applies for position as Corner there.  5 pages, List 3.

SADLER, Richard, Buninyong, 1857, for government employment, is known to the O’Shannassy family.  3 pages, List 2.

SAENGER, Louis, Smythesdale, 1859, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 12.

SAENGER, Louis, MD, Smythesdale, 1859, renews application for Coroner, 2 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 22.

SALOMO, John, Maryborough, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 2 pages, List 32.

SALTER, Charles, Geelong, 1857, for appointment for his 18 year old son.  2 pages, List 2.

SAMUEL, S.J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; gives background, 3 pages, List 4.

SANDERSON, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 3 pages, List 4.

SANDFORD, Edward, Melbourne, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

SARGENT, John Thomas, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

SARGENT, P.S., Melbourne, 1859, for bailiff’s position at Benalla, 3 pages, List 16.

SARGOOD, F.J., Melbourne, 1856, letter in support of William BALLINGALL, ‘he has been unsuccessful in agricultural pursuits’, seeking position as messenger.  6 pages, List 2.

SAUNDERS, Francis Alexander, Hamilton, 1859, for Bailiff there, references on file, gives background, 9 pages, List 18.

SAVAGE, Robert, Melbourne, for employment, reference from Charles Wedge who has known him for more than 15 years, 3 pages, List 37.

SAVAGE, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for re-employment in service, 2 pages, List 39.

SCARFF, Ben, Melbourne, applied for police force in 1919.  2 pages, List 51.

SCARLETT, John, Stanley, 1860, for employment as promoter of colony in U.K., 3 pages, pages, List 24.

SCHMIDT, R.W., Dunolly, 1856, for vaccinator and deputy registrar of births.  3 pages, List 2.

SCHMIDT, Richard William, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Coroner, petition in support from locals, 7 pages, List 17.

SCHOFIELD, Andrew, Queenscliff, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 36.

SCHOFIELD, Andrew, Melbourne, 1862, a solicitor in practice since 1854, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 27.

SCOTCHMER, William Miller, Collingwood, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act.

SCOTT, James Robert, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, formerly in British army, fought in Crimea War.  3 pages, List 23

SCOTT, Richard, Melbourne, 1856.  For employment under new Electoral Act.  Had a reference from the Governor of Adelaide.

SCOTT, Robert, formerly of P.O. Ballarat, 1856; applies for employment as Keeper of the Powder Magazine there.

SCONCE, Clement, Melbourne 1857, for Coroner, held government position but was retrenched, 2 pages, List 40.

SCRIVEN, H., Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, USA, applied to join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 49.

SCRIVENER, Francis E., Melbourne, 1856; seeks government situation.  3 pages, List 2.

SCRIVENOR, Frances E., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, has been in a legal office, 4 pages, List 36.

SCRIVENOR, Francis Edward, Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 34.

SCRIVENOR, Francis E., Collingwood, 1859; for clerical position, 3 pages, List 6.

SCRIVENOR, Francis E., Melbourne, 1858, gives detail of previous employment, 4 pages, List 41.

SEARLE, Henry, Nth Melbourne, 1860, for position in Insolvent Court, formerly in service of Judge Redmond Barry, 2 pages.

SEARLE, Henry, North Melbourne, 1862, for messenger’s position, old servant of Sir R. Barry, 2 pages, List 27.

SEDDON, Arthur, Melbourne, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

SELBY, James, Hepburn, 1859, for Coroner, petition from residents in support, copy of newspaper item, printed testimonials on file, 17 pages, List 10.

SELBY, James, Hepburn, 1860, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 23

SELL, John, Windsor, 1859, for position in courts, 3 pages, List 6.

SELLARS, James, South Melbourne, 1913, for detective force; 35 years.  3 pages, List 50.

SELWOOD, Alfred, Melbourne, 1851, for Messenger at the Flagstaff, held position for nearly 7 yrs, until position not required.  Has heard a vacancy is likely to occur.  ‘This man’s unfortunate appearance is enough to incapacitate him for the employment’.

SEWELL, William, Ballarat, 1857, seeks promotion, is in Sub Treasury.  3 pages, List 3.

SEXTON, John R., Oddla-wira, South Australia, applied to join police force in 1912; 29 years.  4 pages, List 49.

SHARP, Joseph, Cardigan St., 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

SHARPE, George S., Buchan, 1858.  For Clerk of the Bench, is a long time resident in area, reference on file, 4 pages, List 35.

SHARPE, George S., Lucknow, 1860.  For Clerk of Petty Sessions at Mitchell River; five page memorial from local residents re establishing a court there is also on file.  8 pages, List 22.

SHARPE, V., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, gives employment history, 11 pages, List 4.

SHAW, Henry, Sandhurst, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 20.

SHAW, L. Joseph, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a surveyor and civil engineer, reference from brother on file, 3 pages, List 7.

SHAW, W., Eden, Two Fold Bay, 1860, for appointment as Commissioner for taking Affidavits, is starting a newspaper there.  2 pages, List 22.

SHEAHAN, Edward, Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

SHEE, E.O,.  Prothonotary’s Office, 1860, applies for any position in County Court, gives current salary.  3 pages.

SHEE, E.O., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 pages, List 27.

SHEE, E.O., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, reference on file, 7 pages, List 29.

SHEE, Edward O., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

SHEE, Edward O., Melbourne, for promotion, reference on file, 8 pages, List 29.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1858, for a permanent position in Master in Equity’s office, 4 pages, List 4.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1860; seeks promotion, List 19.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, 3 pages, List 23.

SHEE, Edward O., Melbourne 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions Emerald Hill, 4 pages, List 33.

SHEE, Edward Ohe, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions Brighton, 4 pages, List 26.

SHEPHERD, Edwin Perkins, 1857.  For employment, numerous references and a petition in support on file, 21 pages, List 36

SHEPPARD, George P., Melbourne, 1853, is a pension of the H.E.I.C., gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

SHEPPERD, Richard William, Castlemaine, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 6 pages, List 4.

SHERIDAN, Robert.  Bacchus Marsh, 1856, for Inspector under the Scab Act, 3 pages, List 40.

SHERLOCK, – Mrs.  1856.  Letter in support of her application for housekeeper at Parliament House from William H. Buckley.  2 pages, List 2.

SHERWIN, George, Plenty, 1856, for Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 40.

SHERLOCK, Charles E., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 3 pages, List 4.

SHERRIN, Daniel, Geelong, 1857, has had legal experience, 2 letters, 4 pages, List 39.

SHIMMIN, Phillip, 1858.  Formerly in Sheriff’s office at Castlemaine, forced to resign when became insolvent, seeks another position.  5 pages, List 5.

SHOVELBOTTOM, George, 1858, recommended for Curator of Intestate Estates, 2 pages, List 41.

SIEVWRIGHT, Marcus, Melbourne, 1857, for Crown Solicitor, 6 pages, List 39.

SIEVWRIGHT, Marcus, Melbourne, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 3 pages, List 30.

SILVERMAN, James, Melbourne, 1857, MD, born Russia, gives background, wife has left him, he is destitute, seeks appointment, 4 pages, List 4.

SILVESTER, H.W., Melbourne, 1857; for government employment, encloses references from England.  4 pages, List 3.

SILVESTER, John, Melbourne, 1856, Sunday School teacher, known to Dean of Melbourne, “lost dear wife last August”, out of work, badly off, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 40.

SILVESTER, J., Sydney, 1912, single, 29 years, applied for police force.  3 pages, List 48.

SIMMONDS, John, Brighton, 1857; is Deputy Registrar of Births and Deaths there, seeks appointment as Registrar of Electoral Roll.  2 pages, List 3.

SIMPSON, C., recently arrived from Sydney, formerly in Cape Town police and Garrison Military Police in Sydney; sought employment in Victorian force in 1918.  2 pages, List 42.

SIMPSON, John, Melbourne, 1857, for clerkship, was in ‘a lawyer’s office in the Old Country’, in colony 9 months, 2 pages, List 36.

SINCLAIR, Peter, Collingwood, 1858, has a wife and family to support, brother John a contractor in Melbourne, 2 pages, List 40.

SINGLETON, E., Queenscliff, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 36.

SINGLETON, Edward, Queenscliff, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 14 pages, List 23

SINGLETON, Richard, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, acquainted with Sir Wm Stawell and Hugh Glass, 4 pages, List 26.

SINGLETON, T.A., Kilmore, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; father is Rev William, 3 pages, List 4.

SING SONG, Charles, Daylesford, 1861, Chinese, for interpreter position, has served previously.  3 pages, List 32.

SKEELES/SHEELES, Richard Henry, 1855.  Rev James Darling, Nth Melbourne, recommends him ‘a youth of respectable parents’, 2 pages, List 40.

SKELLETT, William Pickering, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 2 pages, List 19.

SLATTERY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, held similar position interstate, 5 pages, List 7.

SLOAN, Robert E., Melbourne, 1856, civil engineer and architect, Irish, references on file, 3 pages, List 40.

SMALL, J.W., Melbourne, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s Office, List 31.

SMALPAGE, Mordaunt, Carlsruhe, 1856, applies to become second in command of the Water Police, 1 page, List 40.

SMITH, Charles, Prahran, 1859, for position as Clerk of Petty Sessions, is editor of local paper, 5 pages, List 16.

SMITH, Edmund, Warrnambool, 1862, for employment for his two sons Spencer and Sydney, reference from clergyman on file, 5 pages, List 34.

SMITH, Edward Herbert, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

SMITH, Henry J., Mt. Ararat, 1858, for clerk of the Court of Mines ‘was for some time connected with the law in England (although not a practitioner) ‘ can produce reference from Kidderminster M.P.  2 pages, List 41.

SMITH, John, Melbourne, 1857, for accountant in office of chief commissioner of police; gives employment history, now in Post Office.  3 pages, List 2.

SMITH, John, Police Station, Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, wrote in 1912 re his 24 year old brother who is in the force in Glasgow but wants to better himself.  He was born at Stornaway, Scotland.  2 pages, List 49.

SMITH, John Taylor, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

SMITH, Joseph, Collingwood, 1853, for Inspector of Roads, late of Kendal England, 2 pages, List 15.

SMITH, Malcolm H., superintendent of Hulk Sacramento, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment; gives background.  4 pages, List 2.

SMITH, Richard, Melbourne, 1862, seeks re-employment in service, 2 pages, List 28.

SMITH, Richard J., Noarth Melbourne, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

SMITH, Ronald O.E., Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

SMITH, Thomas M., Snake Valley, 1861, formerly in police force, previously applied for Bailiff, has had no response.  2 pages, List 32.

SMITH, Thomas R., Shepparton, applied for position as valuator in 1891, references on file, 6 pages, List 42.

SMITH, William H., Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

SMYTH, George, Castlemaine, 1857, arrived from NSW in 1852, attorney, for employment, 5 pages, List 38.

SNAPE, T.W., 1856, refers to “accompanying memorial subscribed by some kindly friends in the Prothonotary’s Office (not on file).  Is in a ‘precarious position’, 1 page, List 40.

SNELL, John, Albury NSW, 1856, for appointment in public service, was schoolmaster on board Pekin which arrived 1853 Hobson’s Bay; copies of English testimonials on file.

SOADY, J.K., Castlemaine, 1859, for clerkship, 6 pages, some damaged, List 8.

SOLOMANO, F.J., Caralulup, applied to join police force in 1916.  2 pages, List 43.

SORELL, N., Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as assistant clerk in Parliament House, has been in Surveyor General’s office for over three years, and previously in Tasmania.

SOUTH, Frank Chas., Melbourne, 1857, for clerk, 2 pages, List 39.

SOUTHEE, Richard, Maryborough, 1860, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 23.

SOUTHEE, Richard, Maryborough, 1862, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 30.

SPICER, Frederick, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

SPRING, F.  Wiliamstown,1856.  Formerly worked for Baring Bros in London, afterwards Post master at Hong Kong, gives employment background, has been in colony 3 yrs.  3 pages.

SQUIRE, William, Lieut. R.N., Collingwood, 1854, was in charge of quarantine ship Lysander, seeks to be retained as Superintendent of her as a Penal Hulk, or another appointment.  Series of letters. 37 pages.

STACEY, F.W., Castlemaine, 1857, formerly in H.M.’s service, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 3 pages, List 4.

STARKIE, John, Aitken’s Gap, 1856, has been dismissed from his situation as superintendent of the Shelter Sheds there, complains of committee’s actions; details of case on file.  11 pages, List 2.

STARLING, D.P., Pentridge, 1857; for Registrar of Electoral Roll there.  2 pages, List 3.

STEELE, John, Windsor, 1856, for appointment as pound inspector.

STEELE, John, Kangaroo Flat, formerly St. Kilda, 1859, for assistant police magistrate, 2 pages, List 22.

STEIGENBERGER, Frederick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

STEPHEN,  Elmslie, Customs House, 1856, for assistant clerk in Legislative Council or Assembly; formerly in govt service in NZ, then with cousin Sir Alfred Stephen; father Sir Geo Stephen writes letter of support, giving his background.  7 pages, List 2.

STEPHEN, Sir George, 1858, for position as Judge in Insolvency Court, 3 pages, List 5.

STEPHEN, Harold W.H., Kew, 1860, for employment is son of George M. Stephen, 2 pages, List 19.

STEPHEN, James, clerk County Court Geelong, 1860,  J. Carre Riddell urges his appointment as Clerk of County Court.  Stephen writes that he has been 14 years in government service, replies to criticism by Audit committee.  10 pages.

STEPHEN, Samuel, Amherst, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 12.

STEPHENS, Frederick, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is valuator for city council, 2 pages, List 4.

STEPHENS, James, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; has been in the land business for some years, 4 pages, List 4.

STEPHENS, Stephen, Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

STEPHENS, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

STEVENS, John, Gympie Qld., wrote in 1911 re joining police force; 33 years, was in Hastings England police force.  3 pages, List 47.

STEVENS, T., Iver Bucks, England, 22 years, applied to join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 48.

STEWART, Andrew, Bush Inn, 1860, for position as messenger, 3 pages, List 23.

STEWART, James, Howick, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1908, applying for police force.  He served in the Edinburgh police 1896-99, then in South African force, then went farming, but cattle died and he needs employment.  3 pages, List 45.

STEWART, James Cooper, Collingwood, for employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 21.

STEWART, John T., North Melbourne, 1853, a surveyor, has been employed in Glasgow, copies of references on file, 4 pages, List 15.

STIFFE, James, Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship; has been ‘for a long period closely engaged in literary pursuits’.  2 pages, List 14.

STIRLING, James, Melbourne, 1853, an engineer on the railways in Edinburgh and water works in Scotland, 2 pages, List 15.

STOBIE, David G., Audit Office Melbourne, 1857, for Magistrate, father was Town Clerk of Haddington, gives background, 4 pages, List 36

STOBIE, David Grieve, Melbourne, 1858, retrenched from Audit Office, gives detail of employment and family.  9 pages, List 41.

STODART, Matthew, Melbourne, 1853, for a clerkship, 3 pages, List 15.

STODART, Matthew, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

STODART, Matthew, Richmond, 1857, formerly in H.M. Customs, for Keeper of Powder Magazine at Castlemaine, two letters, 4 pages, List 4.

STONE, H.H., Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship, 3 pages, List 35.

STONE, H.H., Melbourne, 1858, for employment, was private tutor to Sir John Pakington’s family, List 37.

STONE, J.C., Collingwood, in 1914 asks re-instatement in police force.  2 pages, List 51.

STOREY, Thomas H., Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

STORY, William, Sandhurst, 1862, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 28.

STRAHAN, A. Corporal No. 4627, M.P. & A.M.P. applies for reinstatement in police force in 1917; refused.  2 pages, List 43.

STRANGE, Thomas Clarence, applied to rejoin police force in 1916; he resigned in 1912.  Has been in the AIF and served overseas.  Found to have had a child by a Miss JACOBS and to be living with her under the name of WILLIAMS while married to someone else.  File covers 1912-1916.  29 pages, List 43.

STRONG, W.E., Horsham, 1859, for Coroner, formerly in Tasmania, 2 pages, List 22.

STUBLEY, John W., Collingwood, 1854.  Entered Royal Navy in 1840, served as signalman of a Flagship, seeks similar position.  3 pages, List 3.

STUTTAFORD, A., Melbourne, 1861, two letters, for employment, 4 pages, List 32.

SUGRUE, Edward, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 28

SULLIVAN, Eugene H., Hepburn, 1858, formerly in government service, seeks readmission, 4 pages, List 41.

SULLIVAN, Eugene H., Daylesford, 1859, MBBS, for re-employment, 4 pages, List 6.

SULLIVAN, Eugene H., Malmsbury, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 24.

SULLIVAN, James, [no address] 1856, for employment as messenger or door keeper at Parliament House.

SWAIN, Duncan, Melbourne, 1852, draftsman, educated for the army, 2 pages, List 13.

SWAN, James B., Leith, Scotland, applied for police force in 1911; 26 years, 7 years in Royal Scots Grays.  2 pages, List 48.

SWAYN, John Smyth, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, is destitute, 3 pages, List 11.

SWEENEY, P., Dunedin New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1911; has served in Glasgow, South African and N.Z. police.  2 pages, List 47.

SWEETMAN, M.J., Collingwood, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 9.

SWINBURNE, Edward Carden, Melbourne, 1854, has been more than 12 yrs in the Colony; lost testimonials on the way out, is a relative of Mr. Cashel.  3 pages.

SWINDELLS, Herbert, Geelong, 1857, for clerk or bailiff, a pioneer of the goldfields, 2 pages, List 36.

SYKES, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

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TALBOT, Charles Hart, 1860, applies for Clerk of County Court, names people who can recommend him. 3 pages.

TALBOT, Charles Harte, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 23.

TALBOT, Charles Harte, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 3 pages.  Another letter, giving some background, 4 pages, List 31.

TALLANT, James, Fitzroy, for employment in police force, is already employed on special duties.  2 pages, List 43.

TALLIS, George, Portland, 1857, for Coroner, is a medical man, 2 pages, List 39.

TASSELL, Percy, Buangor, applied for the police force in 1914; formerly in W.A. force.  2 pages, List 51.

TATE, John, Maldon, 1861, reporter on Tarnagulla Times, for employment, 2 pages, List 33.

TAYLER, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857, formerly a stockholder, been in the colony for seventeen years, 2 letters, 5 pages, List 4.

TAYLER, Lloyd, no address, 1853; recently arrived, a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

TAYLOR, Frederick, Ballarat, 1857; for government employment, formerly in police force.  5 pages, List 3.

TAYLOR, Henry, Melbourne, 1854, for position as Inspector of Stock, 2 pages.

TAYLOR, Henry Robinson, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; testimonial from locals, 2 pages, List 4.

TAYLOR, J. Herbert, Brighton, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 26.

TAYLOR, Richard, Brighton, 1860, brother of Rev. Taylor, Episcopalian minister there, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 5 pages, List 23.

TAYLOR, Thomas C., Adelaide, applied to join police force in 1912, recently arrived from Scotland, had served in South African War.  3 pages, List 49.

TAYLOR, Thomas, C., Melbourne, begs for any employment in police force; has been employed in Courts in Edinburgh.  3 pages, List 50.

TEBBUT, James, Windsor, 1859, is an ‘misfortunate tradesman’, 2 pages, List 6.

TEBBUT, James, Prahran, 1859, is unemployed, 3 pages, List 9.

TELO, Alfred, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 12.

TENER, Robert William, Melbourne, 1853, was a surveyor/engineer in Northern Ireland, gives background, 4 pages, List 15.  Second letter is from Geelong.

TERRY, Frederick, Melbourne, 1857 (?), for Sub Librarian to the Public Library, 2 pages, List 40.

THOMAS, John, Melbourne, mineral and land surveyor, has been employed in Wales for last 12 years, copies of testimonials from Newport and Merthyr Tydvil on file, 7 pages, List 13.

THOMAS, Richard E., Melbourne, applied for police force in 1908, aged 30 years; had 6 years in the Transvaal force. 3 pages, List 46.

THOMAS, Stephen, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as interpreter of Eastern languages at the Supreme Court, can translate Armenian, Persian, Indian and Malay, can speak Turkish and Arabic; later renews application.

THOMAS, William R., Richmond, 1862, clerk with legal experience, for employment, legal refrences on file, 5 pages, List 28

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1857, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 38.

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1857, for Judge in County Court, 3 pages, List 39.

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1859, gives background, for a Stipendiary Magistrate, 5 pages, List 17.

THOMPSON, Pearson, Castlemaine, 1860, gives reference to Wm Bridge Collyer, 3 pages, List 25.

THOMSON, A.C., Melbourne, 1856, for librarianship at Melbourne University, encloses testimonial.

THOMSON, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; memorial from local residents and Irish references, 11 pages, List 4.

THWAITES, W.W., Taradale, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

THWAITES, Walter William, Taradale, 1856, in colonies since 1837, lists previous employment, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 40.

TILT, Henry Ridge, Ballarat, 1857, for clerk to the bench at Buninyong; has been a law reporter both in England and Victoria.  3 pages, List 2.

TILT, Henry Ridge, Buninyong, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, reference on file, 2 pages, another letter, 4 pages, List 36

TILT, H.R., Collingwood, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 5 pages, List 11.

TILT, H.R., Inglewood, 1860, for employment, 3 pages; was a law reporter, reference on file, 2 pages, List 23

TIMBRELL, Andrew, Geelong, 1856, for employment as shorthand writer for Parliament Houses, has previously served in that position. Second letter on same subject.

TODD, Robert, Melbourne, 1857; served under Sir Charles Hotham in navy, gives background, 3 letters.  11 pages, List 3.

TOLHAUSEN, Ferdinand, Melbourne, 1861, for Court interpreter, 3 pages, List 31.

TOLHURST, William Henry, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

TOLMER, Alexander, Wellington, 1859, for employment, established the overland gold escort in 1852, 3 pages, List 10.

TOMKINS, J. Gregory, Melbourne, 1860.   For Bailiff at County Court, encloses testimonials from Dublin (not on file).

TOMKINS, John R., Melbourne, 1861, for employment, solicitor, gives background, 4 pages, List 33.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Melbourne, 1854; for appointment as Official Assignee at Geelong.  3 pages, List 3.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, St Kilda, 1858; for former position as chief clerk in Crown Law office, 5 pages, List 5.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, St Kilda, 1859; seeks permanent employment, 3 pages, List 6.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Melbourne, 1859, lists his dealings with government back to 1854, seeks re-employment, 18 pages, List 10.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Echuca, 1861, suspended and then discharged from position as Clerk of Petty Sessions there by Governor, seeks re-employment, 30 pages, List 31.

TOMLINS, P. Stanley, Melbourne, 1862, two letters re employment, 7 pages, List 30.

TONKIN, Rev James, Richmond, wrote in 1914, promoting J.B. HOWARTH as a suitable candidate for the police force.  2 pages, List 51.

TOOLE, Thomas, Warrnambool, 1857, for Bailiff, 3 pages, List 39.

TORRENS, R.W.  No application, but a collection of printed testimonials of 1856 and copies of handwritten references.  He was the son of the late Major General Robert Torrens, C.B., and grandson of Colonel Marlay.  9 pages, List 36

TOWNSEND, W.H., Melbourne, 1862, for position as messenger, 3 pages, List 27.

TRACY, William de T., Sale, 1863, has been in government service for ten years, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 7 pages, List 35.

TRACY, William De Y.  Sale, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 40.

TRAVERS, Mrs E.A., Werribee, wrote in 1914, querying why her son J.R. was struck off candidates’ list.  2 pages, List 51.

TREMERRENE, E. de., Melbourne, 1854, for police force; son of an old officer and himself formerly in the French Cavalry. 4 pages.

TRENCH, Robert Le P., Ballarat, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, letter, 2 pages, reference 2 pages, List 38.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  2 pages, List 3.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, solicitor, for employment, 2 pages, List 37.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for solicitor to Railway Board, gave evidence to Select Committee, on Railways 1852/3, 6 pages plus 21 pages of printed evidence, List 37.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for solicitor to the railways, 3 pages, List 41.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1862, 12 years in colony, for employment under Real Property Act, 4 pages, List 30.

TRENCHARD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for Solicitor to Railways, 6 pages, plus 23 pages of evidence as above.  List 40.

TUCKETT, Arthur Helton, Melbourne, for re-appointment as valuator, 1891.  9 pages, List 42.

TULLIDGE, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

TULLIDGE, William, Collingwood, 1857, for Collector of Electoral Roll, 2 pages, List 3.

TULLIDGE, William, testimonial in his favour by various politicians, 2 pages, List 3.

TULLOCH, J., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly worked on census, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

TULLOCH, J.T., Emerald Hill, 1880, statistician, for Inspector of Public Charities, 3 pages, List 41.

TURNER,  John, Melbourne, 1853, worked on the Ordnance Survey in England, 2 pages, List 13

TWYNAM, W., Kilmore, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 2 pages, List 27.

TWYNAM, W.E., Kilmore, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 30.

TYE, William, Melbourne, 1859, formerly chief bailiff at Auckland, seeks similar position,   2 pages, List 6.

TYERS, Charles J., Sale, 1857, for Police Magistrate at Portland, 3 pages, List 34.

TYTHERLEIGH, Robert, Sandhurst, 1859, is a solicitor, for employment, 3 pages, List 17.

TYTHERLEIGH, Robert, Sandhurst, 1860, for employment, 3 pages, List 19.

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UNIACKE, J.R., Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference, 4 pages, List 38.

URQUHART, John, late Captain 59th Regiment, 1854.  Letters and petition re reinstatement in public service, previously dismissed.  18 pages, List 3.

VAIL, E.S., Melbourne, 1862, gives background, arrived 1852, 2 pages, List 26.

VALENTINE, John, Melbourne, 1856, applies for principal Resident Messenger at Parliament House, and for his wife as housekeeper.  Has been 3 yrs in the colony, has been resident messenger in Colonial Storekeeper Dept., and she has been housekeeper.

VANCE, John, Northcote.  Applied for police C.I.D. in 1918; has been a private detective, 47 years.  Copies of references on file show work history.  6 pages, List 43.

VARCOE, Richard, Ballarat, 1857, details previous employment from 1831, in Cornwall and elsewhere, has just arrived in colony, seeks position as registrar of horses.  10 pages, List 2.

VIDAT, Francis R., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

VIEUSSEUX, Lewis, Collingwood, 1852, for a draftsman/surveyor position, 2 pages, List 13

VINCENT, F.J., Melbourne, 1853, a surveyor, gives background, two letters, 2 pages, List 15.

VINES, Frederic, Toorak, 1859; gives background, for Police Magistrate at Sandridge, 4 pages, List 6.  Second letter, 3 pages, List 6.

VICTORY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment, arrived 1855.  2 pages, List 40.

VON BLANDOWISKY, William, Melbourne, 1853, has a knowledge of geology, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 13

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WAINEWRIGHT, G., Collingwood, 1851, for government employment.  Over 5 yrs in H.M. Navy, over 2 in office as senior clerk.

WAINEWRIGHT, G.  Resigns his office as clerk in Chief Secretary’s Dept., 1856, ‘my affairs requiring my early departure for England’  Haines writes good reference.  3 pages.

WAITE, Joseph J., Queenscliffe, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

WALDEN, D., Melbourne, 1858, is court keeper and crier at County Court, seeks bailiff position, 2 pages, List 5.

WALDEN, J. William, clerk of courts, Beechworth, 1860, for Clerk of County Court; has been repeatedly recommended for promotion by snr officers, reference on file.  6 pages.

WALKER, Alexander, Government Stores, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

WALKER, T.  [no address] 1856, Acknowledges his appointment as assistant librarian at Parliament House.

WALKER, T., Melbourne, 1856, for government employment in Parliament House, formerly Inspector of Schools under Board of National Education, resigned due to ill health.  Is a graduate of an English University.

WALL, James Egan  White Hills/Epsom, 1857.  Applies to be public vaccinator there.  2 pages.

WALL, Sam. A., Yea, 1862, an attorney, wants Clerk of Petty Sessions position, 2 pages, List 34.

WALL, Thomas, South Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, father in Customs Department.  Thomas first employed in government in 1848.  2 pages, List 40.

WALLACE, D., Castlemaine, 1861, for employment as official assignee, 2 pages, List 26.

WALLIS, Thomas, South Yarra, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; business card on file, 3 pages, List 4.

WALPOLE, John Adam, accountant, Post Office, Geelong, renews his application for an appointment for his son Henry.  3 pages, List 2.

WALSH, John J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

WALSH, Martin, Melbourne 1858, in Audit Office but salary has been reduced, seeks another position, 2 pages, List 14.

WALSH, Martin, Melbourne, 1862, for employment, formerly in Audit Office, references on file, 10 pages, List 27.

WALSTAB, George, Melbourne, 1860, for Police Magistrate at Brighton, gives background, 2 pages, List 21.

WALTERS, James, Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  Gives employment background.  3 pages, List 3.

WALTON, Edward, Geelong, seeks government employment, 3 pages, List 4.

WALTON, Edward, Geelong, 1857, for clerk, was a solicitor in England, 3 pages, List 39.

WALTON, Edward, Geelong, 1858, solicitor, admitted in U.K.  3 pages, List 41.

WALTON, John, Melbourne, 1853, worked in the north of England as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

WARDMAN, C.F., Elizabeth, Cape Colony, South Africa, applied to join police force in 1908; he was an ex Petty Officer in the Royal Navy.  4 pages, List 45.

WARNER, H., Leicester England, applied to join police force in 1907.  He was 20 years, has had training in the Spectator Experimental Co.  1 page, List 44.

WARRY, Robert, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

WASHFOLD, Edward, Melbourne, 1856.  Asks transfer from his position at the public library to court keeper at Geelong, on account of his wife’s ill health.  Testimonial from Redmond Barry on file.  4 pages, List 2.

WAT A CHEE, Melbourne, 1861, formerly interpreter at Ararat, seeks re-appointment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 26.

WAT A CHEE, Melbourne, 1861, for re-appointment at Ballarat, 6 pages, List 22

WATKINSON, Edmund J., Melbourne, 1852, for a clerk’s position, 2 pages, List 13

WATKIS, J. Buddy, Melbourne, 1856, for clerkship, reference on file, 5 pages, List 40.

WATSON, James, storekeeper, Ballarat, 1857, for position as keeper of the powder magazine there; has been a gunner in the Royal Artillery for 15 years, some of  it at Gibraltar.  6 pages, List 2.

WATSON, James P., Philippine National Detective Agency, Manila, wrote for position in Victorian force in 1917.  He was born Edinburgh 1878, spent some time in the US Army and in Cuba, then in Manila police force; references on file.  8 pages, List 43.

WATSON, Thomas Brereton  Ballarat, 1856.  Assistant clerk of the Bench, there, seeks appointment as official assignee, petition in support on file.  5 pages.

WATSON, W., Hull, England, applied to join police force in 1913. 2 pages, List 50.

WATT, John, Melbourne, 1855, services in Post Office dispensed with, seeks another position, formerly at Bendigo, 3 pages, List 40.

WAWN, Edward, Deptford Park, London, applied to join police force in 1912.  2 pages, List 49.

WEARE, James, Collingwood, 1856, applies for appointment as Reader in Legislative Council, second letter acknowledges being given position.

WEBB, Arthur, Geelong, 1856, for position as keeper of the Parliament Houses.

WEBB, Arthur, Parliament House, 1857; asks better appointment.  3 pages, List 3.

WEBB, Frederick Thomas, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

WEBB, J. Hemming, St. Kida, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference from brother George H.F., 4 pages, List 4.

WEBB, St. Lawrence, Geelong, 1859, 2 letters, is late Major 45th Regt., gives details of military and family history, 9 pages, List 9.

WEBB, St. Lawrence, Indented Head, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 10.

WEBSTER, Graham, Meredith, 1856, two letters soliciting re-appointment in public service.

WEDGE, Charles, Melbourne, 1853, was in survey department in Tasmania, 3 pages, List 13

WEDGE, Charles, no address, 1853, was in Tasmanian survey department, 2 pages, List 15.

WEDGE, Charles, Beaudesert, Kew, 1858, for Magistrate, gives background, 4 pages, List 37.

WEIGALL, Theyre, Melbourne, 1857; writes from Attorney General’s Office, seeks other employment.  8 pages, List 3.

WEIGALL, Theyre, Melbourne, 1858, former position abolished, seeks another position in Crown Law Offices, 6 pages, List 5.

WEIGALL, Theyre, Treasury Dept., 1860, applies for Clerk of County Court 3 pages.

WEIR, John, Amherst, 1859, M.D., for position as coroner, 2 pages, List 6.

WEIR, William, Richmond, 1860, for Court Keeper, 1 page, List 21.

WEIR, William D., Melbourne, 1862, for position as messenger, two letters, 4 pages, List 27.

WEIR, William D., E. Melbourne, 1862, for messenger, copies of references on file, was Coroner’s constable, 5 pages, List 34.

WELCH, Benjamin, Ballarat, 1857; for Electoral Registrar.  His wife and son gave evidence against J.F. Bentley, is crippled after accident.  4 pages, List 3.

WELCH, William, Prahran, 1861, for employment as a clerk, 2 pages, List 26.

WELCH, William, Prahran, 1861, for vacancy in Prothonotary’s office, 2 pages, List 31.

WELCH, William, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 2 pages, List 27.

WELPLY, John, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, 5 pages, List 21.

WELSH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, formerly in Penal Department, 2 pages, List 24.

WELSH, William Studdert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; late pound keeper at Dandenong, references on file, 8 pages, List 4.

WESTLEY, J., Windsor, 1858, formerly clerk of the records for city of Melbourne, now destitute, with a wife and six children, seeks employment.  5 pages, List 4.

WESTLEY, J., St. Kilda, 1859, temporary clerk in government service, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 6.

WESTLEY, Josiah, Melbourne, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 33.

WETHERALL, George J., Williamstown, 1856, late storekeeper to the Civil Commissariat, applies for reappointment.

WETHERELL, Charles Sewell, Melbourne, 1856, 3 years in colony, relatives in India, 2 pages, List 40.

WHEATLAND, R.W., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is secretary of Mechanics Institute, 9 pages, List 4.

WHEATLEY, William P., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, testimonials on file, 9 pages, List 26.

WHELAN, J.W., Fitzroy, 1860, for re-employment, gives background to his dismissal, 2 pages, List 23

WHELAN, John, North Melbourne, 1862, for employment, has served five years in police force, 3 pages, List 30.

WHELAN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in government service, two letters, 4 pages, List 7.

WHITBY, A.L., Chief Secretary’s office, 1856, seeks a gratuity as financial assistance.

WHITBY, A.S., Melbourne, 1856, for Chief Clerk’s position, 3 pages, List 40.

WHITCOMBE, William P., Horsham, 1857, for Coroner, 3 pages, damaged, List 36.

WHITE, H., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

WHITE, John, Fitzroy, 1862, arrived in colony 1855, attended Glasgow University, for a clerkship, 6 pages, List 30.

WHITE, John Surtees, 1852, came to Victoria for the gold, unsuccessful, left wife in Hobart, working as turnkey in gaol, but has a legal degree, seeks more suitable employment.  2 pages, List 41.

WHITE, John Thomas, Williamstown, applied for water police in 1864, shipwright, reference on file.  3 pages, List 42.

WHITEHEAD, Charles, Collingwood, 1857, an author, helped to emigrate for health reasons, gives background, for employment, 3 pages, List 4.

WHITEHEAD, John, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 37.

WHITEHEAD, John, Gisborne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 8.

WHITEHEAD, John, Melbourne, for employment, lists referees, 3 pages, List 22.

WHITELAW, Charles Roy, applied to join the police force C.I.B. in 1912; He was aged 21, married, lists employment history, reference on file.  Unsuccessful.  6 pages, List 48.

WHITELOW, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

WHITLOW, E.H., Gisborne, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 32.

WICKENS, Mr., no address, 1852, recommended by Hugh Childers, 2 pages, List 13

WICKS, Augusta Matilda (Miss), Collingwood, 1857.  Orphan and only child of late William Wicks, solicitor, Essex England, lately arrived, funds have not yet been transferred, is in ‘embarrassed circumstances’ seeks clerical work, is an authoress.  2 pages, List 40.

WICKS, John, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, is a solicitor’s clerk, 4 pages, List 19.

WIDDOWS, Hugh, Melbourne, 1857, for government position.  2 pages, List 3.

WIGG, Henry C., Geelong, 1862, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

WIGMORE, R.V., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

WILES, James Fletcher, Ballarat, had served in South African war, applied to join police force in 1903.  2 pages, List 42.

WILKINSON, C. Brice, Richmond Tasmania, 1862, late Major Essex Rifles, for employment, 4 pages, List 34.

WILKINSON, D., Prahran, 1856, offers his services to the mining department.

WILKINSON, David, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

WILKINSON, Frederick, Melbourne, Master in equity, 1856, applies for office of additional judge.

WILKINSON, Frederick, Melbourne 1859, for assistant to Judge Pohlman, is employed by John Madden.  3 pages, List 8.

WILKINSON, Henry, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

WILKINSON, Robert B., Prahran, 1859, currently in a bank, seeks government employment, 4 pages, List 9.

WILKINSON, Robert B., Prahran, 1860, for re-employment, was in Audit Office, 3 pages, List 24.

WILKS, John, Melbourne, 1859, has worked in a solicitor’s office for nearly four years, asks government employment, 2 pages, List 9.

WILKS, John, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 12.

WILKS, John, Emerald Hill, 1860, for employment, step-father is S. Vardy, 3 pages, List 25.

WILLCOX, Charles, Carelton, Bennetts Junction New Zealand, wrote in 1912, wanted to join police force.  7 pages, List 49.

WILLFORD, Alfred, Melbourne, for a clerkship, father is Bailiff of the Court at Leicester England.  Writes on letterhead of Western Dining Rooms, which is illustrated (opposite Customs House).  3 pages, List 25.

WILLIAMS, C., Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, was in convict department in Hobart from 1836, 4 pages, List 39.

WILLIAMS, G., Castlemaine, 1862, has lectured in different parts of the colony, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

WILLIAMS, H. James.  Melbourne, 1856.  Formerly employed in civil commissariat department from its formation; abolition of the commissariat and reductions meant his services were dispensed with; seeks a position.  4 pages.

WILLIAMSON, W.H., Buninyong, 1857, for government employment.  3 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMSON, W.H.  Buninyong, 1857.  Acknowledges receipt of letter advising that his application has been recorded.  2 pages.

WILLIS, James L., Geelong, 1859, for messenger at Insolvency Court there, 2 pages, List 8.

WILLIS, James L., Geelong, 1859, retrenched from government employment, seeks another appointment, 5 pages, List 18.

WILLIS, James Louis, Geelong, 1859, for employment, two letters, 4 pages, List 16.

WILLIS, James Louis, Geelong, 1859, for employment, has a large family, 5 pages, List 22.

WILLIS, James Louis, Geelong, 1860, old colonist, formerly in government service, 3 pages, List 24.

WILLIS, William, Ballarat, 1859, for Coroner at Beechworth, gives background, 2 pages, List 18.

WILLOCK, Benjamin, St. Kilda, 1859, formerly in Revenue Police Ireland, 3 pages, List 8.

WILLS, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857; was selected as Emigration Agent for Plymouth, but long delays in passing Bill have made it difficult for him as he wound up his business.  Seeks another appointment, encloses copies of references from Sir G. Grey and others.  Further letter six months later.  19 pages, List 3.

WILLS, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857, appointed Emigration Commissioner, but delays cause him to apply for another position, 4 pages, List 36.

WILLS, William, Ballarat, 1857, for Coroner at Ararat, surgeon, 4 pages, List 39.

WILMOT, Mrs E., applied for position of Matron, New City Lookup in 1909, currently housekeeper at Richmond.  2 pages, List 46.

WILSON, Agnes Patrick, Yarraville, applied for employment in the police force, 1917.  1 page, List 43.

WILSON, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, formerly messenger in post office, discharged 1855, seeks another appointment.  Two letters, 5 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Charles A., Melbourne, 1861, 22 years old, has been employed in legal office, 3 pages, List 31.

WILSON, William, Horsham, applied for position as Sheriff’s officer in 1891, is a Councillor there, references on file.  11 pages, List 42.

WILSON, William, Kensington, applied to join C.I.D. in 1913, is a son of the late ex Detective Samuel Wilson and worked for him.  5 pages, List 50.

WILSON, William Roscoe, Sandridge, 1854, late paymaster with R.N., gives background, seeks government employment, 5 pages.

WINCH, James, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

WINNELL, A. Thomas, Seymour, wrote in 1913, seeking to join the police force.  6 pages, List 50.

WINSON, Robert B.A., Melbourne, 1858; seeks another government position, 3 pages, List 14.

WISDEN, Private L.H.F., 3rd Wiltshire Regiment, Aldershot England, applied for police force in 1907; 23 years, married.  4 pages, List 44.

WISE, George Gordon,  Commissariat, West Australia, 1854; seeks a government position in Victoria, has had a legal education; testimonials enclosed give some background detail.  Applied again in 1856, now Supt of Convicts there. 12 pages,  List 2.

WISE, George Gordon, Braybrook, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 23.

WISE, George Gordon, Braybrook, 1860, for a clerkship, previously in W.A. public service, 4 pages, List 24.

WISE, George Gordon, Melbourne, for transfer from Public Works Department, references on file, 8 pages, List 29.

WITTY, J.W., Geelong, 1853, for a surveyor’s position, 2 pages, List 13

WOLLASTON, William E., Bendigo, 1857; his position as clerk to the local court is to be terminated, seeks another position.  5 pages, List 3.

WOOD, C.I., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

WOOD, J.E., Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, formerly clerk at Raglan, 2 pages, List 23.

WOOD, John N., Yackandandah, 1858; for Clerk of Petty Sessions Barnawartha, 2 pages, List 5.

WOOD, Peter, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 5 pages, List 4.

WOOD, Thomas, Sandhurst, 1860, son of John, 24 years old, father bought out convicts to VDL, gives background, wrote letters to local paper as “Yunius” etc.  5 pages, List 24.

WOOD BEILBY, J., Cranbourne, 1860, for government employment, 3 pages, List 20.

WOODBRIDGE, Charles H., Maindample, applied for police force in 1906 and was rejected, asks reconsideration.  3 pages, List 44.

WOODD, W.E., Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 2 pages; another letter, 2 pages, List 27.

WOODD, W.E., Melbourne, for appointment at Kilmore, 2 pages, List 34.

WOODHOUSE, George, Collingwood, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine at Castlemaine, 2 pages, List 4.

WOODHOUSE, George, Collingwood, 1857, for clerkship, 1 page, List 36.

WOODHOUSE, George, Horsham, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 5.

WOODHOUSE, George, Horsham, 1859, for Poundkeeper, 4 pages, List 9.

WOODHOUSE, George, Smythesdale, 1862, for Coroner, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.

WOODS, Edward T., Collingwood, 1860, for clerkship, reporter with the Argus for five years, references on file, 4 pages, List 21.

WOODS, Walter, Coleraine; Melville Forest.  Applied to join police force in 1911.  2 pages, List 97.

WOODWARD, Samuel Hewlett, Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page, List 38.

WORSLEY, Leonard, Lamplough, 1860, for Warden at Back Creek, 2 pages, List 24.

WORSLEY, Leonard, Avoca, 1861, for Police Magistrate at Redbank, 2 pages, List 31.

WORTHINGTON, H.C., Chiltern, 1860, for employment, 4 pages, List 24.

WRIGHT, -.  Crawford Pascoe recommends him as a surveyor, is the son of Major Wright of the 73rd Regiment, 2 pages, List 15.

WRIGHT, Edward, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger, nephew of William Burchell [?] 2 pages, List 39.

WRIGHT, F.W.R., Kilmore, 1853, two letters, seeks position as surveyor, 7 pages, List 15.

WRIGHT, John, Richmond, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, petition in support from some residents.

WRIGHT, John,  Richmond, 1856.  Is a good accountant, respectable draftsman with general knowledge of commerce and manufacture, more particularly that of Gold, silver etc., knows several large iron companies in north of England.  4 pages.

WRIGHT, William, Richmond, 1853, a surveyor like his father who is in Norfolk, gives background.  2 pages, List 13

WRIGHTE, Arundel, Beaudesert, 1856, for employment as Warden on the Anderson’s Creek goldfield.

WRIXON, William H., Hawthorn, 1854, is reading Law with father, but seeks govt employment.  2 pages.

WYATT, Alfred, Melbourne, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 2 pages, List 38.

YATES, – Mr.  Captain Clarke, 1857, recommends him for further employment, has been involved in the census collection, 3 pages, List 3.

YATES, Albert, Bendigo, 1913.  Applied to join police force; 26 years.  Father was in London Metro Police, later took up farming at Bamawn.  4 pages, List 50.

YATES, Charles S., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; formerly sub sheriff Ireland, 5 pages, List 4.

YATES, Charles S., Collingwood, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, was secretary to Trinity Board of South Australia.  3 pages, List 3.

YOUNG, Charles Thomas, Wandsworth England, wrote in 1912 on behalf of himself and Albert PAGE, both in London Metro Police, seeking details of joining the Victorian force.  Young, 30 years, was previously in the army and served in the South African War; Page, 31 years, was previously in the navy.  3 pages, List 49.

YOUNG, Daniel James, M.D. Carlton, 1854; seeks appointment as district vaccinator, reference from chairman of Committee of Aust. Colonists, London, on file. 4 pages.

YOUNG, John de Courcy, Amherst, 1860, for Coroner at Inglewood, 2 pages, List 20.

YOUNG, John de Courcy, Amherst, 1860, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 20.

YOUNG, Peter, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

YOUNG, William C.S., Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

ZUNKER, W.A.C., wrote from Brisbane in 1917, applying to join police force, but both parents are German.  2 pages, List 42.

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JACKSON, Annie Moore, wrote from Stratford Ontario Canada in 1914 re her father Albert MOORE. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

JACKSON, J., Driver, 1st Aust. Wireless Squadron, Bombay, India, wrote in 1917 asking police to investigate his wife’s complaint re being insulted in the street; she lived in Coburg, initials M.E.  4 pages, List 50.

JACKSON, Dr John, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1911 re his uncle John, of Collins Street, Melbourne, who was planning a trip to the USA, but had never arrived.  Found.  7 pages, List 68.

JACKSON, Mrs L., Penzance, Cornwall, wrote in 1912 seeking the widow of George Frederick BURGESS; found.  5 pages, List 70.

JACKSON, Mary F. of Blenheim Lodge, Chestnut Walk, Worcester wrote in 1902 re brother John JACKSON.  6 pages.

JACKSON, Minnie of Washington USA, wrote in 1899, enclosing a small poster which includes her photograph. She was taken from her parents and brought to Canada. Thinks her parents lived  Wolverhampton England before that, and her father wore some kind of uniform. Her original letter not on file, but searches by police for the BROOKFIELD family reveal some possible connection. Mrs. Mary ORCHARD (husband Philip) daughter of Richard Brookfield, gives family history, mentions a Mrs. Mary JINKS, names possible father. 13 pages, but the file is incomplete.   List 17.

JACKSON, Minnie, wrote from Woodend, Washington USA in 1899, enclosing copies of a flyer which states she was separated from her parents when about 3 years old and taken from Wolverhampton UK to Canada.  Her mother died, her father was BROOKFIELD.  Asks for flyer to be distributed.  11 pages, List 35.   (This would appear to be the rest of the file recorded above.)

JACKSON, R.F., wrote from Ormondville New Zealand in 1900 re W.F. LAMONLEY, from Cockermouth, Cumberland, UK.  About 1879 he emigrated to Australia, was a reporter.  Jackson and his wife are taking a trip ‘home’ to Cockermouth and would like to meet Lamonley enroute.  Police find he had returned to the UK some years before, but a married daughter was still here.  6 pages, List 37.

JACKSON, W. Maurice, of Clarendon Park Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re his sister Elizabeth, married to a man named JONES about 10 years ago.  The family were anxious about her.  Not found at address given.  3 pages, List 3.

JACOBSON, Solomon William, sought by brother Herman of Chicago in 1895.  He was born in Russia, lived in London, arrived Australia c35 years.  4 pages, List 28.

JACOMB, Louisa, Stratford, London, England, wrote in 1903 re her husband Josiah, 60 years, carpenter, who left there in 1880 and was last heard of in 1886 at Baltimore USA.  He wrote that he was going to Australia and has not been heard from since.  5 pages, List 46.

JAGOE, Mrs Mary, Stratford, Conn., USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Edward ELLIS, who had been in New Zealand; found eventually in the country.  17 pages, List 68.

JAHN, Henry B.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1905.  3 pages, List 19.

JAMES, George R.  Left mother Kate in Liverpool England in 1905 for Melbourne, then ‘got into some trouble’ and imprisoned.  Sister Mrs. Mabel James BRADICK wrote from New York in 1908 seeking information on him. Not found.  7 pages, List 41.

JAMES, George Radcliffe, sought by sister Mrs Mabel J. BRADICK, New York, in 1911.  7 pages, List 68.

JAMES, John Herbert Lea, sought by twin brother Lieut. Frederick of H.M.S. Alarm, who wrote from Hull England in 1900 on behalf of their mother.   Last heard of at Pyramid Hill, found.  6 pages, List 39.

JAMES, John, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, wrote in 1902 re Charles MATHEWS, who left there c1853 and was last heard of at Hawthorn, now c70 years.  6 pages, List 45.

JAMES, W.D., wrote from Franksville Station, Racine, Co. Wis., USA in 1895 re Price JONES who left Pont Robert, Montgomeryshire, North Wales c40 years ago.  2 pages, List 28.

JAMIESON, William J., wrote from Providence, Rhode Island in 1898, re his brother Alexander, who left the Shetland Islands 30-40 years ago, had 2 sons.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 24.

JAMPEN, J.C., Masterton, New Zealand, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his son Charles Leslie, who left there in the care of Mr. A. ROUBEY for Melbourne, and neither of whom had written to him.  Police interview Roubey who produces an agreement for Charles to stay with his family and Charles, who says he doesn’t wish to return.  7 pages, List 48.

JAMPEN, J.C., New Zealand, wrote in 1914, complaining that his daughter Irene Myrtle, who has been living with Mr and Mrs HARVEY, farmers, Mount Duneed for some years, was not allowed to see her brother when he visited.  6 pages, List 78.

JANES, Mrs. W.A., wrote from Heckford Park, Pode, England in 1916 re her sister Mrs. BARNES, who was last heard of living in Brunswick. Found. 5 pages, List 6.

JAQUEST, David, Head Constable, Luton Bedfordshire England wrote in 1892 re David GUNN, who left there about 6 years ago for Australia.  He is 32 years, his father highly respectable and a former mayor there.  They have heard he was killed in an accident and ask details.  Photo on file.  2 pages, List 2.

JARVIS, Captain William, also known as JAMES and MIDDLETON.  C.I.D. Natal South Africa wrote in 1905, seeking information on this man and enclosing a photo of him in military uniform and a crime sheet.  He was Irish, c51 years, had convictions in various places.  Wanted posters from Metropolitan Police London England also on file of him and William PEEL a Victorian offender who was wanted for hotel robberies.  This is a very large file.  List 45.

JEELANISHAH, Mrs. Florence Maud, wrote from Amritsar, Punjab, India, in 1916.  Her husband Said of Carlton, had sent her and their two children and her stepson to India to make a home, but failed to provide money for their maintenance, and wrote to his brother Meer HOSSEN to take the children away from her and have her killed.  Very detailed 6 page letter mentions son Maddison Shah; found in Melbourne, a hawker and Muslim preacher. 12 pages, List 53.

JEFFERS, William, of Lurgan, Ireland, wrote three letters in 1908 re his brother George, who left twenty years ago. He had been in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and served briefly in the NSW police force before opening a store. Police in NSW and Victoria fail to find him. 12 pages, List 10.

JEFFREY, William, went missing on a voyage on the S.S. Fifeshire from Liverpool to New Zealand in 1908.  He was from Dean, Edinburgh, aged 25.  Fellow passenger John JACKS, 22 years suspected of foul play but exonerated.  17 pages, List 58.

JEFFRIES, Florence, of Camberwell London England, wrote in 1918 re Percy Hugh SMITH, who was discharged from the army in Australia (No. 10579) and was to return to England but has not done so. Found. 7 pages, List 16.

JENKINS, James, Green Island, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re son in law Charles John JOHNSON, who left there for Adelaide in 1910, leaving his wife Amy Harriet and child with him.  Not heard from for months, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  12 pages, List 68.

JENNINGS, Joseph, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1912 re his sister Mrs POLLITTS of the Pollitts Cabinet Works.  Not found.  5 pages, List 71.

JENNINGS, Patrick, sought by nephew John J. Jennings, Clooncannon, Ahascragh, Co Galway Ireland, in 1914.  Found at Bendigo.  4 pages, List 77.

JESSOP, Augustus Frederick. Sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, in 1919 on behalf of E.J. TIMOTHY of Goodmare, Essex. He was 37 years old, married, left there c7 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

JEWELL, Bertram William, sought by father H.A., Worcester, Cape Province, South Africa, in 1913.  He has received a cable asking for money and asks details; sent by his employer George W. FOWEL, solicitor.  7 pages, List 75.

JEX, Elizabeth and son Frederick, discreet enquiry as to their whereabouts sought by East Suffolk police in 1909; found.  8 pages, List 60.

JOHANNING, A.W., wrote from London UK in 1900 re George and Augusta ROBINS who were in Auburn in 1897.  Their son George drowned in Yarra.  Daughter in law found.  3 pages, List 26.

JOHN, Rosanna, asks police to help in 1898.  Her husband’s death was not registered, but required for legal purposes in England.  His name was George Denis Trevylan John, a son of Captain John of Cornwall.  Her son was to inherit a legacy.  5 pages, List 18.

JOHNS, John, left Plynt Cornwall for Melbourne c1859, leaving a wife and two children behind.  In 1909 his daughter Mary Jane MARSHALL, Pontcanna, Cardiff, Wales, asks police to find him; not found.  8 pages, List 59.

JOHNSON, D.D., wrote from Montreal Canada in 1910 re his half brother Frederick Joseph CRAWFORD; has not heard from him for 25 years.  4 pages, List 27.

JOHNSON, Mrs. Harry Arart, Earls Court, West Kensington London, wrote in 1916 re her husband Thomas N., believed in Melbourne.  Found, he claimed that he was never married to her, she was looking after a child he had to another woman; he was now married to Alice BIGG.  5 pages, List 52.

JOHNSON, J.J., lawyer of Washington City, Columbia District USA, wrote in 1893 on behalf of the two surviving sisters (unnamed) of Dennis Bernard COYLE, a blacksmith who left there in 1865 for the goldmines and was last heard of in 1869.  5 pages, List 3.

JOHNSON, Mrs. L., Brixton, London, wrote in 1909 re her husband William, an employee of the National Cash Register Co in Melbourne.  They were married in 1900, she gave him money and he went to New Zealand and then Australia.  Has never sent her ‘one penny’ and she has had to support herself.  She asks details of him, is planning to divorce him, and encloses a photo.  List 35.

JOHNSON, Thomas D., Bagdad, Kentucky, USA, wrote in 1916 re son Rutherford H., not heard from since 1910; met Mary HEWITT when the American Fleet was in Australia.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.  Another file of enquiry, 8 pages, List 52.

JOHNSON, Vera nee MARSHALL, widow of Albert, born Brookville Canada 1868.  Australian External Affairs Department seeks her whereabouts in 1916; she obtained a passport in Melbourne.  Photograph on file.  15 pages, List 51.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. D. of Maryport England wrote in 1920 re her husband Henry JOHNSTON, who was living in Camperdown Victoria; has not heard from him for some time.  Their youngest son Joseph William and eldest grandson (unnamed) were both killed in the War.  7 pages.

JOHNSTON, Mrs Grace L., San Leandro, Almeda County, California, wrote in 1913 re her brother Francis, who arrived c10 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, list 74.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. Jane of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother James LAVERTY.  Has heard he is in Melbourne, is a son of Michael and Mary, sisters are Jane, Mary and Ann, brother John.  He left Island with a cousin named John O’CONNER.  2 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, John, wrote from Pilrig, Edinburgh Scotland in 1897 re his son John, electrical engineer, who had written that he was on his way home, but not yet arrived.  Encloses photograph and son’s last letter from Melbourne; had been on W.A. goldfields.  Second letter says has heard from him.  Photo was taken in New Zealand.  10 pages, List 25.

JOHNSTON, Mrs L., Deptford, London England, wrote in 1913, has heard that her husband David, alias James DAY  ‘was shot in a drinking saloon in Australia’.  6 pages, List 74.

JOLLY, Henry, sought by attorney C.W. EASTIN of San Francisco in 1917, on behalf of Mrs. S. THOMPSON. Albert JOLLY, Sgt. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, died in New Mexico in 1903; his estate is unclaimed, and the next of kin given was Henry, of Fitzroy, Melbourne. She specializes in finding missing heirs, and wants a share of the estate of finalise it. Jolly not found. 6 pages. List 6.

JONES, Annie of Liverpool England wrote in 1920 her husband Joseph.  He was 42 years, a fireman on the ‘Bulgar’ but had left the ship in Sydney.  They had three daughters and it was six years since he had sent any money for maintenance.  10 pages.

JONES, Edward Herbert.  E.L. Barritt, solicitor of Swinton, Manchester England wrote in 1905 re Jones who had died recently.  7 pages.

JONES, Mrs. G.T. of Granby Colorado USA wrote in 1907 re brother John G. WOERNER who left there for Melbourne Australia in 1894.  3 pages.

JONES, Gertrude Ann or WHITFIELD, sought by brother A.W. KNIGHT of Calcutta India, in 1908. She was from Gloucester England, aged 32 years, and suddenly left there and arrived in Sydney under an assumed name. Her parents are anxious about her. Not found. Photo on file. 10 pages, List 10. See introduction regarding cost of copying photograph.

JONES, Harold, of Singapore, applies to join Victoria police force in 1911. He was formerly in the South African force and also an ex cavalry soldier in the 9th Lancers. 3 pages, List 12.

JONES, J. Francis, Vice Consulate, Rhodes, Turkey in Asia via Alexandria, writes in 1894 on behalf of father of Johannes (John) ANASTASSPULOS; his family last heard from him in Windsor Melbourne, and are anxious.  7 pages List 4A.

JONES, John Henry MacKay, sought in 1911 by Herbert VINCENT, secretary of the Leyton Distress Committee, England.  They lent him money to come to Australia in 1909 and he has not paid it back.  Found.  10 pages, List 69.

JONES, J.W., Ahaura Grey Valley New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re Frank GRAHAM who, with his stepfather BRYANT came with the writer from Liverpool to USA in 1849, then onto Melbourne in 1852 in the Jane Dixon.  4 pages, List 55.

JONES, Mrs. L. of Balmichael, Shiskine, Arran Scotland, wrote in 1915 re her husband Lauchlan, who left her with 5 children 8 years ago. Is a joiner and was in Melbourne. Not found. 10 pages, List 8.

JONES, Lauchlan, joiner, sought by wife Marion, Balmichael Shiskine Arran, Scotland in 1909.  They have 5 children, the eldest 11; he left 6 years ago and it is over 2 years since she has heard from him, and now forced to get Parish relief.  Not found.  4 pages, List 62.

JONES, Lauchlan, joiner, sought by wife in 1911.  He left South Africa for Melbourne in 1907, c45 years, Freemason; she is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

JONES, Miss Pattie, Roath Park, Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1917 re her aunt Jane Ann RICHARDS who died in Port Adelaide. 10 pages, List 6.

JONES, Richard.  Sought in 1904 by son W. Jones of St Thomas, Swansea, Wales.  Richard left there many years before.  His last letter was in 1881, and this is reproduced; he was then living in Violet Town.  He writes that he lost the use of an eye in an accident at Williamstown.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

JONES, Robert of St. Mary’s Gate, Birkenhead, Cheshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son. Police reply states they need a name, age etc., before they can try and find him. 3 pages, List 7.

JONES, Thomas Henry, born Rotherham, Yorkshire UK, c1859, sought by wife L.?? who wrote from Sheffield in 1899.  He has been in Australia for 6 years, and was last heard of in Victoria.  She seeks maintenance for herself and their 6 year old boy.  4 pages, List 36.

JONES, Mrs. W., Astley Abbots near Bridgnorth Shropshire, wrote in 1915 re her son William James Jones, not heard from for over a year.  Found.  11 pages, List 54.

JORDAN, Mrs. Alice S. of Westcliff on Sea, Essex England, wrote in 1920 re her husband Robert C. Jordan, who deserted her and three children, and ran away with a single woman [unnamed]. She has heard he is now in Melbourne and living with a Mrs. SEWELL, formerly of Perth W.A. Police find that Jordan deserted the single woman in India, taking their child with him, and that she too is after him. 9 pages, List 16.

JORDAN, Frederick D., Camberwell, London, England, wrote in 1917 re his son Edmund Septimus and wife who left there for Melbourne in 1912 with her parents PENGELLY.  5 pages, List 50.

JOSEPHS, Albert L., of Aldgate East, London England, wrote in 1916 re his brother Emanuel; mother L. Josephs had previously written in 1914. Found. 9 pages, List 6.

JOSEPHS, Samuel, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1902 re his brother Max who had disappeared from Mount Vernon earlier that year.  Enclosed flyer with photo and description and asked police to publicise; their mother is heartbroken.  4 pages, List 43.

JOSHUA, Arthur Clare.  Brother Dr.  of Malvern England, and father W. of Cheltenham England , write in 1893, anxious about him.  A solicitor,  left there c2 years ago.  A woman has written to the family asking for money on his behalf as he is ill.   Detailed investigation done.  45 pages, List 28.

JOUSSETT, , Jules.  French Consul in Melbourne asks police to locate him in 1882; not heard from since 1876,  They report he died at Great Western in 1881, list assets and burial arrangements etc.  9 pages, List 42.

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KAPLAND, Leopold, MD, wrote from a hospital in Paris France in 1897, requesting address of his cousin Sohu Mathes RUBINSTEIN, from Salonten, Russia. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 36.

KARP, N. wrote from Gamoep, P.O. Springbok, Narnagualand/Namaqualand, Cape Colony in 1916. He was asked to send money for John WOLMAN two years previously; asked what happened to it and to Wolman. Reply states he was convicted of arson and served a prison sentence. 10 pages, List 6.

KAVANAGH, Bridget of Knockendarow, Donard, Co. Wick [Wicklow?] Ireland wrote in 1904 re her son Peter CONROY, who she had not heard from for 9 years. 4 pages.

KAVANAGH, Mrs. Thomas, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1897 re husband; Irish, had been 6 years in Royal Irish Constabulary and 2 years in Victoria (Canada?) police. Asks that reply be sent to Mr. H.W. Sheppard, Chief of Police, Victoria British Columbia, and he will forward it to her. Kavanagh was ‘one of those sporting byclists cracks… I am his wife he left me two years ago next December, in Victoria British Columbia, destitute, myself and child, and I have to work like a slave ever since to maintain myself and his child …’. 2 pages, List 4A

KAYE, -. Mr. of Leeds, Yorkshire England, wrote in 1911 re Robert LOWE, who left England in 1904, leaving his wife and family behind. Kaye has heard he is contemplating marriage in Victoria; encloses photograph, which is returned. All Robert Lowe’s in Melbourne are interviewed, but not are the correct person. 8 pages, List 12.

KEAN, Matthew, sought by wife in 1914. She was working in a hotel in Glasgow, he had left some 8 years before. A Catholic, he had joined the freemasons there before leaving. Found in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 8.

KEARNEY, Michael, sought by sister L. Kearney of Durros, Co. Cork Ireland in 1897; he left there in 1862, last heard from in 1866 at Sandhurst. Traced to Rochester area. 7 pages, List 35.

KEAST, Charles, engine room artificer, wrote from Saltash Cornwall in 1904, asking police to find a watch he had left with hotelkeeper LANGRAN in Melbourne; found.  15 pages, List 47.

KEATING, Richard Francis, sought by niece Stasia CANTWELL, Croamerisle near Clonmel, Co Tipperary Ireland in 1903. He had arrived in 1887 and was last heard of in 1899 at Kalgoorlie.  5 pages, List 44.

KEDDIE, Robert, deserted wife Mary KELLOCK or Keddie and children Janet, Isabella, Robert and William in 1910 at Muirkirk, Glasgow Scotland.  In 1911 the Parish Clerk wrote, seeking him.  He was 38 years, a carter born Dumfries.  Not found.  7 pages, List 68.

KEECH, Marion, wrote from Bloomsbury London England in 1894 re her brother Robert who had died in Melbourne recently; queries his lack of possessions. File gives details of his death and estate. 18 pages. List 4.

KEEFE, M.J. Jnr, wrote on letterhead of McNeil Pharmacy, Torrington, Conn., USA in 1901. She/he believed mother Bridget has been left some money by Daniel Keefe, her uncle. The writing is difficult to decipher, and the name changes to O’KEEFE. Bridget is the eldest daughter of John and Mary JOYCE, was born in the Parish of Ruan, Co Clare Ireland, a younger sister is Ellen, and brother Daniel is in police force. Detail search of Daniel O’Keefe entries is unsuccessful. 27 pages, List 40.

KEEN, John K. of Wanganui New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re Mrs. E.J. MEIKLE, widow of a carpenter at Warragul, his sister. Relatives found. 5 pages, List 14.

KEENAN, Johanna.  Information sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1905.  She married – BLOOMFIELD and kept a hotel in Melbourne; is entitled to a share in an estate.  Children George and Elizabeth found.  16 pages, List 44.

KEILLOR, Isabella, of Merrion, Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1895/6 re her son George, who has been in Australia since 1893 at least. Incomplete file, 4 pages, List 18.

KEIR, James, 38 yrs, sought by Mrs William Keir, Lochee, Scotland, in 1914; not heard from since 1913.  Not found.  5 pages, List 77.

KELLEHER, Bart, of Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, wrote in 1913 re his sister Honorah Kelleher. His father John, at Traralgon, and brother Michael are interviewed, his sister Mary Ellen is mentioned. Family have not seen her for eleven years. Police reply is returned, he has left address. 10 pages, List 12.   Another letter of 1909 sought his brother Michael.  3 pages, List 60.

KELLEY, Mrs. Lizzie of Darby, Detroit, USA, wrote in 1903 re her two sisters Mary and Rose HOLDEN who were in Australia. Mary had married a Mr. DOUGHLAS [DOUGLAS?] and had a large family, Rose had also married but to whom was unknown. 4 pages.

KELLY, Charles, sought by W. BILLINGSLEY of Merthr, Glamorganshire in 1906. He left Dublin c 25 yrs ago. His brother Thomas would like to make contact; not found. 8 pages, List 19.

KELLY, Harold, sought by sister Darcy HENRYm Fremantle, W.A., in 1916; was formerly in New Zealand with uncle Richard.  Found.  7 pages, List 53.

KELLY, John, of Schenectady (?) New York USA wrote in 1894 re his father William, native of Tuam, Co Galway, who left his wife and family there years ago. 5 Pages, List 4A.

KELLY, John, 87 years, sought by Pittsburgh USA police in 1910 on behalf of relatives there.  He was born Milltown Parish Ferns County Wexford Ireland,, enlisted in 14th Light Dragoons, arrived Melbourne c1851.  Not found.  10 pages, List 65.

KELLY, John Henry, sought by brother J.P. Kelly, Scullin-Gallagher Iron & Steel Co., St Louis USA in 1909.  He was born in Newark, New Jersey, was in U.S. Navy, joined Arctic Expedition, then to England; physical description given, c46 years.  Not found. 4 pages, List 60.

KELLY, John Patrick, sought by F. CALDWELL, Head Constable Liverpool England in 1917; he had left his 3 children John Patrick, Richard Patrick and William Henry without support; their mother Maria was in gaol and the children were now in an Industrial School.  Kelly was employed on ships.  15 pages, List 49.

KELLY, John W., wrote from Baltic South Dakota USA in 1901 re his relatives Phil, Luke, and James CONELLY or CONDLY, who were born near Boine River Ireland, were sailors and settled in Australia. Their sister Ann married his father, and another brother John arrived in USA c1856. Their father was Luke, and after their mother’s death he married Marguerite NEAL. Not found. 5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, Nicholas T. of police force Chicago, wrote in 1901 re brother Michael, who left Liverpool c1844 for Australia. Father died in Ireland, and mother and rest of family – Matthew, Hugh J., Nicholas T., Mary, Ann, Bridget and Lucy emigrated to U.S.A. 5 Pages, List 5.

KELLY, Peter George. Solicitors from Auckland New Zealand write in 1916 on behalf of his wife Rosina, who is seeking a divorce. Reply states not police business. 6 pages, List 9.

KELLY, William. Wrote from Hotel Huckins, Sedalia, Mo., US in 1902 re his brother James, born ‘Monough nr Bumcrane Dunagale Co Ireland’. Their parents were Rodger and Ann nee CARR, and they had 8 sons and 3 daughters. He hasn’t heard from James in about 20 years; he was a ‘taylor’. William’s home was in Chicago. Note on file states that brother Roger enquired previously. 7 pages, List 24.

KELLY, William, deserted his wife in England c1909.  In 1917 she wrote from Burlington St Liverpool England, (the home of her sister) had heard that he was in Melbourne and remarried.  Found, had remarried c1914.  6 pages, List 49.

KEMP, James, or SINGER, sought by daughter Matilda MacDONALD, Aberdeen Scotland, in 1917.  He left in 1868, when she was a few months old, a ship’s carpenter.  She ahs 3 sons in the service.  Not found.  9 pages, List 51.

KENDALL, Clara, widow of Charles, wrote from Oreston Park, Brighton England in 1894 re her brother in law Henry KENDALL, who left England c30 years ago, supposed missionary, involved in exploration expedition for scientific purposes, last heard from in 1882 in Melbourne. 11 pages. List 4.

KENSALL, James, Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re son James Lionel, 22 years, who arrived in Australia in 1912, had been in the army.  Found; interesting details provided.  5 pages, List 76.

KENNARD, Phoebe, Sidmouth, Devon England, wrote in 1916 re her brother Norman, was at Maffra, needing medical treatment; not heard from for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

KENNEDY, Annie, 48 years, sought by John MacDOUGALL, Broughty Ferry, Scotland, on behalf of friends, in 1910.  She was born at Aberfeldy, Co Perth, and left for Australia c1900, then returned on a visit last year.  She was employed by Mrs Arthur BARNES of Malvern.  Found working for E. BOWDEN of Upper Macedon.  8 pages, list 63.

KENNEDY, D.J. of Cleveland Fire Dept., Ohio USA, wrote in 1904 seeking brothers Daniel and Michael GORMAN; their brother John had died there. 4 pages, List 20.

KENNEDY, Mrs Douglas, Kincairn by Thornhill, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, wrote in 1913, asking if David McMurdo CANNON was respectable.  3 pages, List 75.

KENNEDY, Hugh Vincent, solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1898 re – NUGENT who was admitted to an insane asylum 1884/5. He sought information to see if this was the person his clients were related to. The person was Edwin Barnett NUGENT, supposed born in Antigua West Indies, eldest son of a medical practitioner, but possibly born England. Other enquiries received about him were from R.R. NUGENT, Queensland, a supposed brother, and Dr. Henry N.M. SEDGWICK of Southsea Hants England, a supposed uncle. The latter mentioned a Miss WARING, whom the patient remembered. 8 pages, List 4.

KENNEDY, Miss Mary, wrote from New Britain Conn., USA in 1905 re her brother Patrick, last heard from six year ago and aged c30 2 years.  Mother had died.  Reply states insufficient information provided. 3 pages, List 44.

KENNEDY, Michael, wrote from Ware, Mass., USA in 1894 re Michael O’CONNOR; his sister Nora O’CONNOR was trying to contact him. O’Connor was ‘addicted to drink’. Located interstate by police. 10 pages. List 4.

KENNEY, Thomas L., of Suffield, Hartford, USA, wrote in 1917 re his uncle Michael MURRAY, born Co. Galway, went to Manchester England in 1863, and had been in the Victorian police force. Police trace possible descendants, and say he may have been known here as Patrick MURRAY. 5 pages, List 6.

KENNY, John, sought by brother Andrew, Roxbury, Boston, Mass., USA, in 1906.  He was formerly in the police force, fought in Maori War in New Zealand.  Family found.  5 pages, List 48.

KENT, Mrs Bertha, of Butte City, Montana US, wrote in 1917 re her brother Alfred Kent; has heard from him in forty years. Found in NSW. 7 pages, List 11.

KENT, Mrs Dolly, Fitzroy, attempted suicide in 1911; neighbour Mrs BURNELL called police.  She lived with her mother Mrs HESTFORD.  5 pages, List 95.

KENT, N.B. of Cambridge House, Camberwell England, wrote in 1914 re George MacQUILLIN, aged 18 yrs, who came to Victoria; last heard of in Rushworth; he has heard his employer was killed suddenly and wonders where George is. Found by police. 3 pages, List 7.

KENT, Walter, sought by Mrs. H. RUCK KEENE, Forest Lodge, Whip’s Cross, Walthamstow England, in 1914. He went to Melbourne in 1912, aged 46 yrs, leaving a large family there who are in need. Police find he was on the railway works, but has left. 15 pages, List 8.

KENWORTHY, W.D., wrote from Rusholme, England in 1895 re a report that his brother in law Joseph MEE suicided by throwing himself from the S.S. Edina, Captain Forbes. His father was J.B. Mee, a fishmonger of North Wales. Event confirmed. 33 pages, List 30.

KENYON, James, sought by wife Annie, Church Lane, England in 1917.  He left in 1911, worked on the railways and stopped writing in 1913. He had two sisters in Melbourne, one Mrs. SMITH, Clifton Hill and a brother Albert, who are interviewed.  10 pages, List 51.

KEOGH, Mary, Pat and Frank, sought by their cousin Michael Keogh, Aughavanagh, Antrim Co Wicklow Ireland in 1914.  They went to Melbourne 60-70 years ago.  Their grandparents were Frank and Mary. Various Keogh residents are approached, but not found.  19 pages, List 77.

KERIN, Peter, left Ballinacally Co Clare Ireland c1870 for Australia.  Sought by nephew Michael, Buffalo New York.  Found.  4 pages, List 63.

KERINS, Mrs. S., Liverpool England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Henry Charles, c30 years, who worked his way to Australia on a ship; was born Williamstown.  Not found.  5 pages, List 50.

KERR, Charles, Detroit, Michigan, USA, in 1916 asked police to find Joseph PARR, his wife’s uncle, who came from Liverpool to Melbourne c1911, a member of the Salvation Army and a retired policeman.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

KESSEL, Robert, 23 yrs, sought by Victor B., SALISBURY, Hamburg, Eric County New York USA in 1911.  Details of Henry Kessel ascertained, but not the right person.  13 pages, List 67.

KESSLER, Lancelot Robert, wrote in 1917 from Trench Mortar Battery, 31st Brigade, Salonica Forces, re his mother Mrs. Lottie STAFFORD, a nurse. He left Melbourne in 1896. His sister Mrs Trixie LETHBRIDGE found. 6 pages. List 6.

KEUNE, Henny [Henrietta?] German Consul in Melbourne asked police to find her in 1928, enclosed photograph. Note states found in Germany. 2 pages, List 42. See instructions re copying of photographs.

KEW, Manfred wrote from Pokew Auckland New Zealand in 1903 re his brother Frank, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  7 pages, List 46.

KHAN, Sepoy Adelet, stationed with East Africa Exped. Force India in 1918.  His Commanding Officer writes on his behalf; has heard that his father Hazir Khan has died in Bendigo, asks if correct.  Incorrect.  4 pages, List 56.

KHAN, Chandu, (son of Bhadur Khan), wrote from Delhi India in 1914. He had lived in Melbourne for 18 years, but while placed in a lunatic asylum for 3 years his property was auctioned. He wants the proceeds of the auction forwarded to him there. Police find his assets were sold to pay a debt. 17 pages, List 7

KHAN, Fattehai. Commissioner of Police in Bombay wrote in 1919. Kahan, 60 years of age, had recently arrived there from Melbourne without a passport, and claimed to have lived and worked in Melbourne for past 25-30 yrs. Seeks confirmation and reason for no passport. 4 pages, List 18.

KHAN, Ghani Walad Adam. Information sought by the District Superintendent of Police, Kolaba, India on behalf of a relative of Khan, a Pathan, Boku Wd Karen SULEMAN KHEL-GHAIL, who wished to join him in Australia,  but was robbed in Bombay on his way there. Khan transported goods by camel. 17 pages, List 41.

KIENI, John Martin. Sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1919; last heard of three years ago. 4 pages, List 10.

KILDALL, Petra, Seattle, Washington, USA, wrote in 1914 re her brother Olaf MIKKELBORG, who left home in Norway many years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 78.

KILLAM & BECK, Solicitors, Vancouver Canada, wrote in 1918 regarding the next of kin of the late Allen McDONELL, a bachelor, who died intestate there. His brother John was overseer of Telegraphs in Melbourne. Police locate daughter Mrs. Lucy CLAUSCEN. 6 Pages, List 6.

KILMARTIN, Kiernan and sister Mrs Michael (Bessie) KELLY, sought by brother Patrick, Hartford, Conn., USA in 1911.  They left Seven Churches, King’s County Ireland c30 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

KING, – Mrs, c/- Nazareth House, Durban, South Africa, wrote in 1913.  She had married William Joseph King a year ago; he was the son of William Charles, farmer, Tamworth.  She went to visit her people in England and on her return found he had sailed to Australia; she is destitute and has now found he is a deserter from the Transvaal police.  Found interstate.  13 pages, List 74.

KING, Albert, sought by father Stephen, Kintbury, near Hungerford, Berks, England in 1910; last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

KING, Harry, wife and sons John, James, Edward and Thomas, left Donockmore, Co. Tyrone Ireland for Australia, [no date]. Robert F. KING, of Brooklyn, New York USA, wrote in 1895, hadn’t heard from them for years; relatives. 2 pages, List 28.

KING, Mrs Margaret nee O’SHAUGHNESSY, sought by her sister Catherine REIDY, Brooklyn New York in 1914. She was formerly of Co. Limerick, and left there for Melbourne c60 years ago. Not found, although the five women of that name in Melbourne are checked. 12 pages, List 8.

KING, Stephen of Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire England, wrote in 1915 re his son Albert, hasn’t heard since 1914. Found. 4 pages, List 8.

KINGSLEY, Richard Henry, of Oceanport New Jersey USA, wrote in 1900 regarding his uncle William Kingsley, once in the Vic. Police department, in the 1850s. Richard’s parents were Thomas Wells Kingsley and Mary A. Webb. 1 page, List 18.

KINGTON, George, sought by nephew Walter Dudley Kington of Suva, Fiji in 1899. He was a native of Trowbridge, Wiltshire England, and emigrated with brothers Samuel and Walter. The writer is a son of Walter, who was murdered in Fiji in 1891. Relatives found. 10 pages, List 37.

KINNANE, Mrs. Mary, New York, USA, wrote in 1905 re her brother Thomas O’CONNOR, native of Robertstown Co Limerick, was in police force.  Found.  5 pages, List 47.

KINNEAR, Mrs. W., of Egremont, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1920 re her husband William, a soldier, who returned from overseas to Australia in 1917. He had committed a bigamous marriage to Eva BROWN; the pair were living in Sydney. 14 pages.

KINNEY, William, East St Louis, Illinois, USA, wrote in 1903 re sisters Mary Ann, Ellen and Fanny Kinney and Mrs. Margaret McNamara.  Not found. 7 pages, List 46.

KIRBY, Henry, 4th Light Horse. Information sought by Mrs. J.A. PARRY of Birkenhead, England in 1915. He is her daughter’s husband and deserted ship c3 years ago, leaving her with two children to support. She has heard he has enlisted in the above in Melbourne. Confirmed and traced. 17 pages, List 41.

KIRK, John Kerr.  Information sought by brother James, St. John, N.B. Canada in 1903.  He arrived in Melbourne in 1857 as a ship’s purser, last heard from in 1874.  5 pages, List 45.

KIRKLAND, William Frederick, Newark, New Jersey USA, wrote in 1912 seeking his sisters Anna Maria, Caroline, Kate and Florence Isabel, all children of the late Archibald of the Royal Irish Constabulary.  Gives details of his own life etc.  Relatives found.  File includes marriage certificate of Florence to Samuel DUCK in 1904.  17 pages, List 71.

KIRKPATRICK, F.H. Writes from Fort William, Ontario Canada in 1916, seeking details of entering police force here. Has both military and police experience. Is married. Note: Letter is damaged over third letter of surname, so could be KILPATRICK. 1 page. List 9.

KLAR, Mrs. Nellie, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1916 re her son Joseph, aged 22 yrs, born Frankfort, Indiana, a telegraph operator, who sailed as cook on a ship from England in 1915. Not found. 4 pages, List 6.

KLEMENS, Charles, sought by brother Th. KLIEMANN, Bertsdorf near Tritlau, Silensia, Germany, in 1897. Letter in German, with translation. Not found. 7 pages, List 25.

KLEPSTAD, Paul and John of Chicago, Ill., USA., wrote in 1892 re their brother Olaf KLEPSTAD or OLSEN, native of Norway, aged c39 years. 1 page, List 2.

KLIBANSKI, L. Russian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 re this person – he had had an enquiry from St. Petersburg. Found under a different name. Most of the file deals with a reprimand of a constable for taking 10 days to report his findings. 10 pages, List 8.

KNIGHT, Mrs. C., wrote from Worcester, Mass., USA in 1895 re John QUIRK, known as KIRK there, proprietor of the 7th Star Hotel in Australia; her brother. 1 page, List 28.

KNIGHT, George, wrote from Blackpool England in 1896 seeking information on his father George, a brickmaker at Sandhurst who has been in Australia over 40 years. 5 pages, List 33.

KNIGHT, George Frederick, sought by sister Mrs S.K. FIELDING, St Annes on the Sea, England in 1908.  He was c40 years, a remittance man had been treated for ‘excesses with women.  Found.  7 pages, List 62.

KNOBEL, Charles, Brooklyn, New York USA, wrote in 1919 re father Charles Merritt Knobel, who arrived in Melbourne in 1900 and has not been heard from since.  5 pages, List 77.

KNOWLES, Arthur, enquired for by sister Mrs. M. HOCKING of Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1898. Last heard from 4 years ago when in Ballan. List 26.

KNOWLTON, Mrs. Isabel, Los Angeles, California, wrote in 1905 re Richard JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, who left Manchester New Hampshire many years before. 11 pages.

KNOWLES, Mrs. E., Dudley, Worcestershire, England, wrote in 1914 re her brother James SHELDON; she had received a letter that he was in Wonthaggi hospital.  Found in asylum, not expected to live.  She wrote again about him in 1916.  15 pages, List 52.

KOCH, John Frederick. Sought by brother in law William SCHLEUSE of Tavistock, Ontario Canada in 1900. Koch was born at Meckelburg Schwerine Germany and left there in 1855 when aged 21 yrs. Not found. 13 pages, List 18.

KOHLSAAT, Dr G., Rectsanwalt, Altona, Germany, wrote in German in 1907 re brothers Franz and Carl Johann SCHMIDT who have inherited money from uncle Sebastian SCHMIDT, formerly resident in Bendigo. Found.  8 pages, List 57.

KOHN, Maurice. Austro Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne wrote in 1899 on behalf of his mother, who lived at Karsbad. He was sent to Australia in 1893, was addicted to drink. Other Kohns interviewed, but no relation. 11 pages, List 17.

KOROALSKY, Sandar of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1892 regarding Barney and Charles MARX, brothers, who had spent more than twenty years in Melbourne. 2 pages, List 2.

KOSS, Eva, writes from Neustadt West Prussia District of Danzig, Germany in 1892, (in German) regarding her son John. 4 pages.

KRAETZER, Samuel, Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote in 1913, asking that his son Norman, working as a revenue detective, be discharged as he was getting into bad company.  4 pages, List 73.

KRAUSE, Charles A. wrote from Milwaukee USA in 1894 re his uncle E.H. MARSCHNER, born Sachen, Germany[?] aged 54 years, was in Melbourne six years ago. Writer is son of sister Carolina. 6 pages. List 4.

KUES, Frederick J., sought by U.S. Consul in Melbourne in 1908 on behalf of his father Frederick, Baltimore, US, who had not heard from him since 1907.  Found.  7 pages, List 58.

KUGELMANN, Arthur, New Orleans, 18 years, wrote in 1908 asking police to find his relatives.  Father was born in Australia and 5/6 brothers; he died in New Orleans.  A relative found.  4 pages, List 59.

KUHN, Stuart. Left his wife and child over 2 years ago in 1907 in Pimlico London England. She writes asking if he is earning a regular wage as he is sending her no money. 6 pages, List 9.

KÜLLMER, Mrs Emilie Rosalie nee PFEIFFER; relatives sought by German Consul General in Sydney in 1909.  Detailed family history given; she was born in Mount Gambier in 1864, married Wilhelm Küllmer 1884, siblings listed. 43 pages, List 61.

KUPLER, Ludwig, sought by Felix, master baker, Greulich, Silesia, Germany in 1897; left there in 1844, not heard from since. 19 pages, List 29.

KYNOCH, Francis, Cleadon, Sunderland England, wrote in 1910 re his maternal grandfather James GLASS, farmer, of Coldstone Aberdeenshire, who went to Melbourne c1850 and was accidentally killed; seeks details which are supplied.  5 pages, List 66.

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LACEY, Maurice, wrote from Dallas Texas in 1897 re his uncle Michael, who left Dublin Ireland in 1864 for Melbourne, was a waiter.  Found.  5 pages, List 35.

LACHRANE, William, comedian, died in British Colombo, leaving a five year old child.  In 1913 grandmother Mrs WHITE, Brighton, asks police to trace the child.  Con MOREIN of the A.V. Association is interviewed.  4 pages, List 73.

LACY, Edward J., wrote from Hartford, Conn., USA in 1897 re Michael LACY who left Ireland for Australia ‘a great many years ago’; he would be c80 years old now.  He had siblings John, Edward, Dennis, Thomas, James and Margaret and others.  Edward is his nephew, born in the USA.  Not found. 18 pages, List 36.

LAECHLER, Mrs. Jane of Dorchester, Mass, US., wrote in 1911 re Alexander McKELVIE. Not found. 4 pages, List 13.

LAIRD, Peter, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1894, re his sister Elizabeth and her husband William COCHRAN, who left there 30 years ago for California, and were now believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.

LAMBERT, Frederick Henry, baker, 48 years, sought by wife in Stratford, Taranaki New Zealand in 1909.  Found.  9 pages, List 60.

LAMBERT, M., Mrs, Toronto Canada, wrote in 1912; she is the eldest daughter of Henry SWINBOURN, and trying to find out if he left her any property.  His brothers were James and Edwin, and his father kept an inn in London England.  All Swinborn/Swinburne families in Melbourne are interviewed, none are related, and there is no record of any probate.  10 pages, List 70.

LAMBOILET, William, c60 years, sought by nephew John Douglas HORLEY, White River, New Ontario, Canada, in 1908.  Lamboilet adopted his sister Madge and taken to Melbourne c1895; she would now be c24 years old.  Not found.  5 pages, List 58.

LAMOTTE, Captaine H., Noumea, is commissioner of police there and a stamp collector; asks help in getting Australian stamps.  7 pages, List 50.

LANE, E.C. of New Plymouth, New Zealand, wrote in 1908.  Has seen a report of the death of a man named Lane, and asks if it is her son; reply states not him.  5 pages.  List 5.

LANE, Mrs Hannah, widow, Queenstown, Ireland, wrote in 1910 re her brothers Michael, Thomas and William and sister Susan; not heard from for some years.  William found.  6 pages, list 63.

LANE, W., of Birmingham England, wrote in 1907 re the date of death of John or Thomas WALTON, supposed to have died on the gold diggings c50 years ago; there was a large amount of money in chancery for him. Reply states that the only death of relevance was John Walton alias Moore, who died in gaol in 1855, was a ship’s carpenter and aged 45. 4 pages, in poor condition. List 11

LANG, Arthur Edward. Sought by wife Lillian of Grafton Bridge, Auckland New Zealand in 1917. She hasn’t heard from him for over two years; his family live in Melbourne. Not found. 6 pages, List 11.

LANGE, I.M., Clifton, Invercargill New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re brother P.W. STEWART who she has heard is in a mental hospital; was working for MILLAR’s Timber Co.  Found, medical report on file.  7 pages, List 70.

LANGWORTHY, Richard Robert, sought by James HELLYER of Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon in 1896; he is executor of Langworthy’s aunt Ann BROWN and he is entitled to a share.  His brother Walter Dinnathorne Langworthy is in Hobart.  Found.  6 pages, List 31.

LANIGAN, Mrs. nee PILON, wrote from Cincinnati Ohio USA in 1892 re James COLLINS ‘one time head constable of the Police Force’ and her uncle.  1 page, List 2.

LANIGAN, Mrs. Ann, wrote from Cincinnati, Ohio US in 1894 re her uncle James COLLINS.  She had written before, needs help “very badly”.  Her mother was Jane COLLINS nee PILLON.  Her husband has died, she has 3 children.  In a second letter she has heard he has died; he had two sons John and James.  4 pages, List 30.

LANIGAN, Mrs Mary C. of South Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re Martin BURKE, formerly of Galway Ireland, whose wife was Eliza FEENERTHY/FEENERTY.  She is the daughter of Martin’s sister Ellen, and a widow.  2 pages, List 4.

LANNEN, H.K. of Portmagee, Co. Kerry Ireland wrote in 1900 re brother Thomas Michael LANNEN.  14 pages.

LANGHOOP, B.J. Schuyler, Nebraska, USA, wrote in 1917 re mother’s brother Fritz FRUEHLING, German, who went to Australia c50 years ago and was last heard of in Ballarat.  Not found.  11 pages, List 51.

LAPPIN, George, emigrated from Sheffield England c35 years ago, not heard from since.  Sought by nephew John DOWLING, San Jose, California USA in 1913.  Not found.  7 pages, List 73.

LARBY, Mrs. Mary, of Fermoy, Co. Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906. Three brothers, James, John and William HAMIL emigrated to Australia c40 yrs previously, William died in Melbourne recently, and she thinks he would have been well off, yet she’s received nothing from his estate. A cousin Michael MANGAN handled the estate. 6 pages, List 18.

LARKIN, Miss C. of Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1911, asking police to see Archbishop CARR and get him to send her some money as she is penniless. Her aunt Mrs. Maria COOK died in Melbourne and left her estate to the church. Larkin was formerly of Augharengh [?] Co. Wicklow. [Letter difficult to read]. 6 pages, List 15.

LARKIN, Catherine, St Patrick’s House, Dublin Ireland, wrote several letters in 1912 re the estate of her aunt Mrs Maria COOK, pleading for her share to be sent to her.  24 pages, List 70.

LARNACH, Walter, widower, sought by daughter in law Mrs. Walter J. Larnach, Seattle Washington, USA, in 1907.  Not found.  5 pages, List 55.

LARNEY, Patrick, sought by Catherine ARMSTRONG, San Francisco, USA, in 1909.  He went from New York to Australia many years ago.  Her mother was the daughter of Hugh Larney, of Liverpool.  Not found.  5 pages, List 60.

LARTER, E.J., of Picture Butt PO via Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1914 re his wife Lily who ran off with Reg. HOBBS in 1911.  She is 32, a native of Plymouth Devon England and took their four year old child with them.  Police find them under the name of HERBERT. 5 pages, List 2.

LA SEUR, Marie Josepha. Sought by Belgian Consul Melbourne, on behalf of Foreign Office, Brussels in 1905. She was born there in 1853, divorced from Hubert DESENFANS and came to Australia in 1890. Found. 11 pages, List 12.

LATHROP, Miss Ann Evelyn of Sherman, Texas, wrote in 1913 re John EBDON, last heard of in Melbourne in 1853; he had a daughter Amelia. ‘They are part heirs to an old estate’. John’s youngest sister Mary Ebdon Vining Lathrop is the writer’s grandmother. Police interview Tasmanian Ebdon family, but they are not the correct people. 10 pages, List 13.

LATROS, Antoine, sought by brother Panayotis in Constantinople in 1898, found.  5 pages, List 25.  See also PATROS.

LAUDER, Reginald Cape.  Wrote from Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1906, enquiring if a firm of NOLAN & NOLAN existed in Melbourne; police give details.  6 pages, List 19.

LAUNDRY, Samuel, sought by Miss M.L. ROGERS of Plymouth, England in 1899. His daughter Jenny WOOLLEY located.  5 pages, List 37.

LAURENT, Prosper.  Information sought by eldest daughter Sothee Mary, Auckland, New Zealand in 1906.  Very detailed description of him, ‘by birth and education a gentleman and scholar’ but an alcoholic, c74 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 48.

LAURIE, James. Information about him sought by his wife in Kennington Park, Glasgow, Scotland in 1901. He was born 1835 in Paisley Scotland. 12 pages, List 15.

LAURIE, James.  Information sought by wife in Kinning Park Glasgow in 1902.  A cook, born Paisley, father Thomas, has a brother R.  4 pages, List 24.

LA VERDE, Lucile, of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1918 re the sisters Blaine who lived in Melbourne in 1879. Mrs. ROLFE and Mrs CALDWELL were their married names. Police track descendants who state name really BANN. 4 pages, List 16.

LAWLESS, Thomas of Aston Road Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his brother William, who belonged to the 44th Regiment, and left India c1884, with comrades, for Australia, to join the police force.  4 pages, List 2.

LAWLEY, A.L. of Beira, East Africa, wrote in 1910 asking police to give a letter to Brunswick police, advising of the death of the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pascoe. Police find the Pascoes live in Coburg. 2 pages, List 13.

LAWLOR, James Valentine, sought by sister Jane in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1898. He left there c40 years ago and would be about 68 years old. Not found. 4 pages, List 18.

LAWLOR, Phillip, sought by father Thomas of Drumany Pleydwell, Milltown, Balburbet, Co. Cavan Ireland in 1899.  Wen to Perth c1895.  Found.  13 pages, List 23.

LAWRENCE, Alfred, sought by R.N. CHRISTIE, Chairman, Harpenden War Relief Fund in 1915.  He left there in 1910 with his wife and 6 children for Melbourne, was a bricklayer and illiterate.  His eldest daughter married Henry GALLOWAY.  Interesting comment about his being born with 6 fingers.  Found.  5 pages, List 53.

LAWRENCE, Joseph of Woodhouse Carr Leeds England wrote in 1894 re his uncle Harry GREEN ‘a great Bookmaker and betting man of Melbourne’ aged c70 years.  Lawrence is his brother’s son.  5 pages, List 4A

LAWRENCE, Margaret A., of Oaklands, Kenley Surrey England, wrote in 1892 re Edward SURBEY, husband of her cook.  Surbey had married the woman and taken her to Sydney New South Wales Australia; he was a house decorator.  He subsequently sent her and their baby girl back to England as her health was failing, and sent money for some months.  The wife has now not heard from him for five years.  Surbey is located under the name of HOBSON and was recently prosecuted for making a false statement in relation to the birth of a child.  7 pages, List 2.

LAWRENCE, William, sought by daughter Mrs A. PARK, Morpeth, England, in 1909.  He had been in Australia 21 years, was working for the government.  Not found.  12 pages, List 61.

LAWSON, Annie, King’s Head, Richmond, York, England, wrote in 1913 re Philip PARSONS (real name Billie PORSON) born Devonport England c1887, left there for Australia; she has a maintenance order out against him.  Found, he denies paternity.  17 pages, List 29.

LAWSON, John, formerly kept the Gridiron Hotel in Dunedin New Zealand.  Information sought by wife Kate in 1902; he cleared out 6 years ago with a barmaid.  Not found.  14 pages, List 43.

LAWSON, Tom, sought by brother Cuthbert, West Berkeley, California in 1910.  He hadn’t been heard from for 27 years; c65 years.  They were sons of the late Jacob of Glasgow.  Not found.  7 pages, List 62.

LAYTON, William.  Information sought by father C. Layton, Lowestoff, England in 1916.  Cousin F.C., a constable there, also wrote.  Found.  9 pages, List 53.

LAZENBY, George Hull of Cardiff, South Wales, wrote in 1905 re his sister’s husband, Dr. David Grahame BROWNE, who left her 20 years ago and went to Australia. Police find him in Western Australia: ‘This man is a hopeless wreck … thru his drunken habits … has another wife in Melbourne and grown up family …’. but only report finding him. Letter subsequently from Mrs. Emma Josephine BROWNE, of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, seeking details, but he has gone from there. 12 pages, 3 in faded pencil. List 12.

LAZONBY, Edward, of Seaham Harbour Co. Durham.  His only child, Mrs. Robert BARKER writes from Heathcote Victoria in 1892.  She left home many years ago, and is now in poor circumstances; seeks details of her father – whether he is dead and if so what happened to his estate.  Police in England reply that he died in 1881, leaving his estate to the daughter of John and Margaret NICHOLSON, Margaret BAXTER and her children, and their TURNBULL grandchildren, and enclose a copy of his Will.  7 pages, List 5.

LEAVEN, Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA, wrote in 1911 re his uncle J., not heard from for many years, and the sister of a friend, Netty KENSAL. Uncle’s family traced.  5 pages, List 68.

LEBL, Arthur, Southampton England, wrote in 1914 asking confirmation that his wife Annie is the same person as Dorothy Lebl who sued Lazarus Wolf BALKIND for child maintenance in 1910.  Details of case given.  13 pages, List 76.

LEDSHAM, John, c30 years, chemist’s assistant in Melbourne, sought by father in law J.A. COWELL, Manchester, England, on behalf of his wife.  Found to have been in gaol elsewhere.  10 pages, List 43.

LEDSHAM, W., Captain South Raglan Barracks, Devonport, Stock England, wrote in 1893 re George FOUNTAIN, his brother in law, who was in Melbourne in 1888.  His parents have not heard from him for some years.  6 pages, List 3.

LEE, C.W., wrote from Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA in 1905 re Robert LEE, who had been in Australia over 40 years.  3 pages.

LEE, Dorrall, wrote from Dighton Mass., USA in 1901, re a female of the same name who left England for Australia, became wealthy and left a fortune to him; no record of any such person.  3 pages, List 40.

LEE, Mrs. Ellen, c/- Mrs. HARRIS, Bootle Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband Harry H., known as William HEATLEY. He was a sailor and left 4 years ago; encloses a 1913 letter from him and a photo. Found. 10 pages, List 7.

LEE. J.J.W., Reefton, New Zealand, wrote two strange letters to Victorian police in 1914.  NZ police advise he was in a mental hospital in Australia, but brother Hubert removed him and bought him there; is harmless.  14 pages, List 76.

LEGG, H.J.  Head Constable Guildford Surrey writes in 1899 on behalf of unnamed brother who has had no reply to his letters.  Photo of J.H. on file, wearing Crimea Medal.  4 pages, List 23.  Note instructions re photo costs.

LEGGIT, Robert, of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1862 re his son David, a shoemaker at Ballarat, has not heard for two years.  5 pages, List 5.

LE GRICE, Frederick, or his family, sought by Linas Le Grice, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in 1902.  Not found.  4 pages, List 24.

LEHANE, Michael, left Killavoy, Banteen, Co Cork Ireland, for Australia c1875.  Information sought by nephew Dan BUCKLEY, East Greenwich, London England, in 1909.  4 pages, List 60.

LEHENEY, John, of N. Leominster, Mass., USA, wrote in 1894 re his uncle of the same name, who was born in Co. Roscommon and not heard of in 35 years.  1 Page, List 4A.

LEIBUNDGUT, Mrs Elizabeth, Brooklyn USA, wrote in 1911 re her childhood sweetheart Robert Charles GRIPPER, born Chelmsford Essex.  She has important news for him.  Her letter to him is still on file.  12 pages, List 65.

LEICESTER, Lieut. R.A.H. of 1st Bedfordshire Regt., Bengal, India, wrote in 1906, asking for details of entry into police force; he was 28yrs, had seen service in South Africa.  3 pages, List 19.

LEIGHTON, E. Forester.  Wrote from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, in 1906, seeking employment in police department.  He has served in Natal police.  3 pages, List 19.

LEITCH, Annie, Nottingham, England, wrote in 1914 re husband Ernest, who has not paid maintenance.  They were married in 1892 and he left 17 years ago; she has had to live with her parents.  Found.  8 pages, List 77.

LENNON, J., of Dundalk Ireland, wrote in 1908 re his uncle John Lennon, an ex Royal Irish Constabulary member. Found by police. 7 pages, List 10.

LEONARD, Patrick, James and Bridget.  All arrived in Victoria c1874.  Bridget married James O’BRIEN and moved to the north east.  Information sought by Dennis E. RYAN, clerk of Supreme Court, Buffalo New York in 1898.  Found.  3 pages, List 20.

LESLIE, George, committed suicide in Melbourne in 1891.  Chief Constable, Sheffield England wrote in 1892 on behalf of brother and son who sought details.  His cousin Thomas James Leslie was in Melbourne.  10 pages, List 76.

LESSLIE, Mrs. M. of Dundee Scotland, wrote in 1906 re her aunt Miss Isabella SIMPSON of Parkville, who had failed to answer her letters.  5 pages, List 19.

LETT, Elizabeth Kate of New Cross London, wrote in 1914 re her husband Herbert Charles, 26 years, native of London, who was employed on a ship to Australia and has not returned.  8 pages.

LETTIERE, Peter, of Trenton, New Jersey USA wrote in 1914 re his grandfather Michael FLEMING, last heard from about 15 years ago, would be 75-80 years old. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

LEVEY, Alfred, watchmaker and jeweller, late of London, brother of Henry and Joseph, sought by Mrs Elizabeth SESSEL, Liverpool England in 1909.  He was born in Canada, apprenticed to Tiffany’s, c50 years, had been missing for about 15 years.  15 pages, List 60.

LEVY, Miss Roselle F., of New York City, wrote in 1892 re Henry, aged 52 years.  2 pages.

LEVY, Samuel, sought by wife Johann in 1897. He had been missing since 1888, last heard of in Melbourne.  Letter in German on file.  B. GREENFIELD of New York wrote on her behalf.  Not found.  13 pages, List 35.

LEWIS, Private G., Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re his wife who left with Walter BYRON, c40 years, and took their 2 year son with her, leaving him with 2 daughters.  3 pages, List 68.

LEWIS, George M.  Solicitor William H. Gilman of Watertown New York wrote in 1897 re Lewis, who died in a steamship disaster off the coast.  He had come from Australia, was an actor with two sons.  His heirs were entitled to a considerable sum of money and police were asked to find them.  Lewis, aged about fifty years, may have been known under a different name in Australia.  9 pages, List 2.

LEWIS, Mary Jane, wrote from Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1918 re her stepfather Richard Albion COLE, who left there c40 years ago for Australia and was never heard from again. He was a carpenter. Police trace descendants of Richard Cole of Footscray, but he is not the person sought. His death certificate is on file. 14 pages, List 16.

LEWIS, Thomas, joiner/carpenter, sought by brother Alexander of Dundee Scotland in 1901, via Marie GORDON of Eurobin.  She wrote to Chief Commissioner Chomley, whose family she knew slightly ‘in the early days of the colony’ and often heard ‘of her old pupils from Mr. Fawkner …’.  Not found. 2 pages, List 40.

LEY, David.  Information sought by nephew James, Fruit & Potato Merchant, Llanelly, Wales, in 1909.  Was in Geelong in the 1860s.  Son traced and gives family history.  5 pages, List 62.

LIDDELL, D., of Clapham, London England, wrote in 1917 re his great uncle Thomas GRAY, who went to Victoria c1848 and was a warden on the Ballarat goldfields; last heard of in Queensland, and would be about 86 years old. Not found. 8 pages, List 6.

LIGHT, Mrs. George, of Liverpool, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1913 re her son Edgar, who came to Australia fourteen months ago to live with her elder son and wife. He is only 15 years, and she hasn’t heard for four months. Found. 7 pages, List 12.

LILLER, Joseph, wrote from Perth Western Australia in 1912.  He was there on a holiday and asked whether there was any vacancies in the Victorian detective office.  He was English, 29 years, had served in the King’s Royal Rifles in South Africa and Somalia, then joined the Bombay Police and was an Inspector there.  He spoke several languages.  Both he and his wife suffered from malaria, so keen to leave India.  4 pages, List 33.

LILLIE, Charles, died in Maryborough Hospital (Victoria), in 1914, an Old Age Pensioner. Police attempt to trace relatives and find that a sister Mrs. A. KEMP is in London, her husband has a grocer’s shop, and a brother Thomas is a hotel keeper. Mrs. John KING in Halsted Essex might also be able to help with information. Deceased kept a diary of his life. 7 pages, List 7

LILLIS, Lance Corporal Richard, of R.E. Cairo, Egypt, wrote in 1895 re Patrick O’SULLIVAN, who died at Sandringham.  He seeks information about the circumstances on behalf of relatives, mother, two sisters and a brother in Ireland, another brother and sister in U.SA.  It was believed O’Sullivan was wealthy.  Report gives true story.  His body had been identified by Daniel TRACEY of Brunswick.  5 pages, List 30.

LINCOLN, Ernest, drowned in the Yarra in 1907.  Chief Constable South Shields England wrote on behalf of his father, E.H. Lincoln, seeking his effects.  17 pages, List 48.

LINEGHAN, Catherine, wrote from Dunedin New Zealand in 1899 re her husband, who deserted her and their child.  Has heard he is in Melbourne.  11 pages, List 36.

LINDSAY, James.  Sought by nephew John E. Lindsay of Buffalo New York in 1902; he was a sheep farmer. John is a son of Thomas.  Not found.  8 pages, List 21.

LINDSAY, Walter. Sought by unnamed wife in Salisbury England in 1919. He left in 1916 and had not provided any support since. His mother was Mrs. PRESTON. Police find he in gaol under another name, and his mother had died. 12 pages, some damaged. List 17.

LINFORD, Mrs. M.J., Cape Town, South Africa, wrote in 1916 re husband Lance Corporal Harry Alfred James, 23rd Battalion, and getting his salary allotment.  He also wrote concerning Gertrude LAWLOR, who was supposed to be banking the allotment for him.  34 pages, List 52.

LING, George, Sheffield England, wrote in 1912 re his uncle John BROWN, who died at Yarroweyah near Cobram in 1906.  His mother is the only living relative; seeks details of estate.  10 pages, List 72.

LINSDELL, Miss A.E., Los Angeles, California USA, wrote in 1916 re brother in law John HASSELL of Geelong, who paid for his wife Charlotte M., 51 years to go to the U.S. and is now destitute.  Claims this was because he had got Dorothy URQUHART pregnant.  A letter from him states he is maintaining his wife.  6 pages, List 52.

LISLE, J.M., [or de LISLE] Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1916 asking if his wife Cissy nee LEECH is still alive.  They married c23 years ago and separated soon after.  7 pages, List 52.

LISLE, W.I.J., [or de LISLE] Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1913 asking details of Mrs Lisle nee LEECH and whether she had divorced her husband as had been claimed.  4 pages, List 73.

LITTELL, Dr. U.G. of Sunset, USA, wrote in 1917, seeking Benjamin DALLEY, who left London for Melbourne c1878, and would now be about 56 years old. His sister, Mrs. John W. DRENNING of Santa Ana California, was quite ill, and wanted to make contact with him. She was formerly Ann Frances DALLEY, who married firstly David A. HOGGARTH in 1870 and then DRENNING in 1895. She had a brother William and a sister Josephine, and their father Benjamin had property in Carlton at some time. Not found. 10 pages, List 11.

LIVERMORE, Thomas, Globe Mine Co., Reefton New Zealand, wrote in 1909, has heard that his wife Emily and sister Stella PARKINSON were ‘leading a bad life lately’.  4 pages, List 61.

LIVESAY, Joseph.  A convict, landed Sydney 1818, last heard of in Melbourne 1857.  John COYLE of Wigan, Lancashire writes, 1862, was 11 years at the time, Livesay’s daughter was about a month old.  3 pages, List 5.

LLOYD, Captain D. of the Barque ‘Zinni’ Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother John, a ship’s captain, who disappeared from London in 1888, just before he was due to sail.  The family believed him dead, but an anonymous letter has said he is in Melbourne.  He left a wife and children.  3 pages, List 2.

LLOYD, F.G. of Oakwood, Bexley, Kent England, wrote in 1893 re J.D. PHILPOT.  Has heard he was in police custody and admitted to asylum.  He gets remittances from friends in England.  4 pages, List 3.

LLOYD, Sidney, born Collingwood, son of F.J.P.  In 1909 South African police ask for a copy of his birth certificate.  3 pages, List 61.

LOBB, William John, Mitcham, London, England, wrote in 1908.  In 1894 he had been garroted in Melbourne and his watch stolen; asks if it was found.  5 pages, List 59.

LOCH FYNE GOLD MINE.  1920 report on gold stealing and brief of case against Arthur Clifton TOWNSEND.  19 pages, List 48.

LOCK, Mrs. Gelert M., Forest Grove, Oregon USA, wrote in 1909 re Captain CHARTRES and major GAGAN.  Her husband had been the Orderly to the former.  Not found.  11 pages, List 48.

LOCKHART, Robert, Newcastle on Tyne, England, wrote in 1912 re his nephew Thomas, who was in the police force.  Found.  5 pages, List 71.

LOGAN, Daniel, last heard of in Melbourne c1898, c45 years.  Information sought by Egbert LEECH, Belturbet, Co Cavan Ireland in 1902.  Not found.  18 pages, List 48.

LOMAS, Josiah, sought by nephew O. Lomas, Ashton on Mersey, Manchester England, in 1913.  He left there in 1884, was in the Geelong district.  Grandchildren located.  9 pages, List 64.

LONG, Samuel.  Nottingham police write to him via Victoria police in 1897; local police had to read it as he was illiterate.  It concerned his daughter who was seeking financial assistance, which he declined to give.  10 pages, List 20.

LONGLEY, George Sergeant, grocer, sought by Caroline Longley of Folkestone, England in 1904; found.  10 pages, List 46.

LOOKER, John, Godmanchester, Hunts, England, wrote in 1913 re his brother Richard, last heard of at Ballarat.  Found.  6 pages, List 74.

LOUDEN, James, sought by widowed mother Mrs. G., of Kirkaldy Scotland in 1901.  He is her oldest son, 45 years old, a tinsmith and gas fitter, who left there twelve years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 40.

LOUTZENHISER, Albert B.  Poster, $150 reward.  Bank teller, single, American, c35 yrs wanted for embezzlement on First National Bank, USA. 1905.  One page only, no further details.  List 19.

LOVELL, Mrs. Annie nee FREEBODY, enquired for by her nephew James MOODY, Masterton New Zealand, in 1917.  8 pages, List 51.

LOVELESS, Mrs. M.E. of Southampton England, wrote in 1895 re her husband Edwin [?] who left her and their two small children in 1890 and went to Australia.  She has not heard from him since 1892.  10 pages, List 4. Another file relating to an 1897 enquiry from his wife May.  9 pages, List 20.

LOVETT, Sophy, wrote from Clapham Surrey England in 1901 re her brother Charles Beveridge LOVETT, who left there 17 years ago and hasn’t been heard from since.  7 pages  List 4.

LOWE, Patrick, Cork Ireland, wrote in 1904 re John DUNNE and wife Maria, who was his sister, not heard from for c30 years.  Dunne was formerly in the police force at Snake Valley.  Found, living apart.  9 pages, List 47.

LOWENDS, Mary.  Wrote from San Miguel California in 1897, asking if anyone named James Lowends, a native of Co Meath, and her father, had been hanged at Ballarat; police find no trace.  5 pages, List 20.

LOWNDES, Mrs. J. of Masterton New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re her sister Mary Hannah LONGHURST, 47 years of age, whose husband Joseph died c2 years ago. Another sister in Queensland has had her letters to her returned, and the pair are anxious about her. Found. 3 pages, List 9.

LOWTHER, Thomas, sought by John BROCKLEBANK of Cleveland Ohio USA in 1896; believed in Melbourne, arrived c7 years ago, English.  Not found.  8 pages, List 33.

LOXTON, Ada, wrote from Twickenham London in 1900, asking if a newspaper report on a James Loxton, chemist, who was gaoled for abortion, is her husband James Stokes Loxton.  Police report no such case.  8 pages, List 39.

LUBELSKA/LUBELSKI, Sch. J. (?) left Piotrokon Russia c1872, went to U.S. then to Australia.  One of his 3 daughters, Mrs. B. LIEBDSKOW asks police to trace him in 1910.  6 pages, List 27.

LUCAS, John.  Wife writes to police from Williamstown Victoria in 1908, has heard he is dead; last heard of in New Zealand.  Police report that he is alive and living at the Bluff, but don’t reveal he has two children to a part Maori woman named Elizabeth Jane CROSS.  List 21.

LUCY, Edward John, sought by wife Martha, Wellington New Zealand, in 1907.  He was a commercial traveller who had complained about his health; 44 years.  His brother in law – BLAKE in Melbourne, suspects he has eloped, but asks that his wife not be told this.  26 pages.  Edmund G. TURNBULL, Perth, W.A., also wrote; Lucy is his wife’s brother. 7 pages.  List 57

LUMB, Harry, sought by parents at Woodhouse, Sheffield England in 1928.  English, miner, last heard of in New Guinea two years ago.  Photo and 1 page, List 42.

LUNDGREN, Mrs C., South Boston, Mass., USA, wrote in 1909 re her brother Bengt ANDERSON of Rebbelberga, Engelhole, Sweden.  Not heard from for 20 years.  Not found.  5 pages, List 61.

LUNEY, Nicholas, sought by daughter Mrs Leonora HARLEY, Torquay England in 1915.  He was born Launceston Cornwall and sailed to Australia in 1857; left a wife and 2 children.  9 pages, List 54.

LUNN, Frederick Dixon. Chief Constable’s Office, Ipswich, England, wrote in 1919 on behalf of a friend of Lunn’s father, Mr. WISEMAN. His father was in ill health and living at Manchester. Frederick was last heard of in the employ of G. MARCHBANK at the Black Spur. Not found. 8 pages, List 17.

LUTTED, James, wrote from Buffalo New York USA in 1895 re his brother William who arrived in Australia c40 years ago from Scotland.  Believes he was murdered, and had valuable property.  No trace found.  10 pages, List 29.

LYNCH, Patrick, sought by brother John, Drum Boyle, Co. Roscommon Ireland in 1912.  He was born Co Kerry; found employed at Phoenix Brewery, Warrenheip.  5 pages, List 33.

LYNCH, Thomas Francis, born Victoria, 26 years, left Australia in 1901 as member of the Vic. Contingent, later joined Transvaal police.  In 1906 applied to join Victorian police force, would like to return home.  2 pages, List 30.

LYNE, Robert Henry, sought by mother Constance THORNTON, Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1916.  Four quite detailed letters about her life with a husband who has deserted her.  11 pages, List 55.

LYON, James, sought by brother Thomas, Herne Hill, London UK in 1895; not heard from since 1893.  Not found.  4 pages, List 28.

LYON, James, sought by Glasgow Parish Council in 1912. He deserted his wife c25 years ago and went to Australia; is aged 60 years, a native of Glasgow and a ship’s steward. 7 pages, List 14.

LYONS, Alfred, son of Henry, auctioneer, Melbourne, sought by Henry J. COLLINS of Isleworth, Middlesex England in 198.  He lent Lyons money many years ago and now needs financial help himself.  He is the brother in law of John CAMERON of Koroit Station, and left Australia in 1871.  Police find that Lyons was living overseas.  5 pages, List 58.

LYSANDER [?] Frederick C., a painter, wrote from Wanganui New Zealand in 1898 re his wife Elizabeth O’KEEFE, from whom he separated in 1887, they were married in London.  She went by the name of CLARKE and kept a house of ill-fame.  3 pages, List 24.

LYSTER, George H., solicitor, Dublin Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John SCANLON who arrived in Melbourne 1880-1890. He is entitled to a share in the estate of his uncle Malachi HOGAN who died in 1881, a lunatic and intestate. Scanlon won’t answer Lyster’s letters and he must do so to claim his share of the estate. Police interview Scanlon who says he won’t have anything to do with Lyster as he knows him. 8 pages, List 7.

LYSTER, Mrs. M., of Wellington New Zealand wrote in 1915 re an uncle of her husband, who used to have a jeweller’s hop.  Police find Watkin William Lyster had died and locate a son Samuel.  5 pages, List 8.

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ULHORN, Mr.  Hairdresser, St. Kilda, of German extraction, scared soldiers are going to attack him, 1916.  List 6.

ULLYETT, Olive E.F., died suddenly in 1928 of a suspected abortion.  Had lived with Alfred Lewis CLEMENTS for some years at Albert Park.    6 pages, List 60.

UNDERHILL, Sidney, born 1904, son of George of Fitzroy.  Anonymous letter in 1905 states his birth was not registered to avoid vaccination.  6 pages, List 63.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth.  Wrote from Broken Hill in 1905 regarding her son Mark who had been apprenticed as an acrobat to Mr. N.H. TYLER.  He wrote that he was being badly treated.  15 pages, List 8.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth, Broken Hill, wrote in 1906 re her son Mark, appearing in shows with Reginald WILLIAMS; she wants him returned home.  Found.  10 pages, List 82.

UNDERWOOD, Patrick.  Information sought by wife Florence, Surry Hills Sydney in 1902; she is destitute with a month old baby.  Found.  8 pages, List 61.

UNEMPLOYED MEETING, 1892. Two handbills advertising same.  List 1.

UNKNOWN MALE, found dead in bush near Beechworth in 1896, had hanged himself.  Faded photograph and 2 pages.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

UNKNOWN MALE, suicided at Ardara near Ararat in 1906.  Photo on file; c40 years, used name James TITAN, but believed to be false. Sample of his poetry on file.  Mrs. A.G. WITTON of Dimboola Banner wrote that it may be her brother in law John, who wrote poetry and was a heavy drinker; no.  18 pages, List 71.

UPTON, Alfred Harold Keith, 13 years, ran away from his home at pacific, Watson’s Bay Sydney in 1910, met cousin Hilda OSTLING, then came to Melbourne; arrested for larceny.  5 pages, List 94.

UPTON, Herbert George.  Charged with carnal knowledge of Gertrude Irene FURZER at Flemington in 1905.  Photo; 25 yrs.  File incomplete, some repetitious material.  See comments re copying of photographs.  List 4.

URQUHART, Donald, wrote from Allora, Darling Downs Qld., in 1907, applying for entry to police force.  Reference from Commonwealth Attorney General L.E. GROOM on file.  5 pages, List 44.

U.S. NAVY. Description of 1908 deserters from Great White Fleet.  List 1.

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VACCARE, Albino.  Italian Consul in Melbourne asks for discreet enquiries to be made in 1882.  Found, recently married.  5 pages, List 57.

VAGG, Florence, living with Joseph CONRAD, cabdriver, Richmond, in 1914, attempts suicide.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 112.

VAIL, Mrs Annie, Packington Place East Prahran, claims in 1913 that there is a cellar under the house filled with dead bodies; report states delusional.  6 pages, List 93.

VALE, Charles Harold.  Confidential enquiry as to his whereabouts sought on behalf of his father R.T. VALE, MLA.  He was a native of Ballarat, 21 years.  Not found.  5 pages.  A further file covering different searches made, has 10 pages.  List 63.

VALLIS,  R.R., Stroud, NSW, wrote in 1913 re 7 year old son, who was taken from Dunedin New Zealand 6 months ago by his mother and James CROCKER who were running art unions.  Not found. 8 pages, List 106.

VANCE, James. Murdered, 1900, five people charged with crime. Large file.  List 1.

VANDERLUFT, Looie, wrote from Heathcote in 1902 re the arrest of two burglars, asking if her daughter Mrs. J.T. ANDAS’s jewellery was among the items found; she was currently overseas.  4 pages, List 12.

VARDY, Joseph Francis.  His discharge from the 4th Qld Contingent was found in a street in 1904, and attempts are made to find him and return it.  List 68.

VARKER, Mary Emily, nee WEATHERSON, wife of William James, gave birth to illegitimate child Duecilla Mary at Eaglehawk in 1895 and listed him as father on birth certificate.  They were married in 1886, had two children, Hilda and Clarice, but have been separated for some years.  Father of child is – JOHNS.  She and her mother run the Huntly Wine Hall.  File includes copies of birth certificates.  30 pages, List 29.

VARLEY, George William, sought by wife, at Handforth, Cheshire, England,  in 1913.  He left England 3 years ago; she and their child are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 109.

VAUGHAN, Kenneth, arrested for forgery at Linton, and committed suicide; was to have been married to Miss SANDOW in 2 weeks.  2 pages, List 97.

VAUGHAN, William, last heard of at Perth c1908, going goldmining.  Sought by sister Elizabeth, Mortlake Victoria in 1915.  Found.  11 pages, List 80.

VEAR, H.C., Ballarat, wrote two strange letters to police in 1912; local police report he suffers from hallucinations and is harmless.  7 pages, List 33.

VEAR, James, London England, wrote in 1902 asking police to contact a boot maker named IRVINE who had a son James who has died overseas.  Police establish this was William Irvine of Ballarat and track his family.  James was formerly in the Victoria police force.  7 pages, List 42.

VEARING, W., wrote from Mitchellstown via Tahbilk in 1900 re neighbours SMITH, who have drunken men and women around their premises; he is worried they will destroy his sheep.  They are identified as Charles Smith and his three daughters.  The eldest is living with William GORDON, the second has gone to Melbourne, and the youngest is with a Mrs. TOGNELLI of Tahbilk.  Vearing is Smith’s brother in law.  8 pages, List 45.

VENN, James Grosse, deserted wife in Sydney in 1892.  She writes in 1898 seeking details of him.  Not found.  8 pages, List 19.

VENNELL, Martha, charged with murdering son Ellis John Vennell at Maryborough in 1894; acquitted.  Large file, List 24.

VENNING, John, Prahran, writes a strange letter in 1914, alleging his wife has been misbehaving with police.  Report states he has religious mania.  5 pages, List 114.

VERNON, Jean, wife of Eustace, private secretary to the Chinese Consul at Johannesburg South Africa, arrived in Melbourne in 1906 and stayed with sister Mrs. Alice GEMEL.  Pregnant, she attempts to get rid of child and becomes septic and quite ill.  Drs Charles John HOOD and Francis A. NYULASY are called in; neighbour Mr & Mrs. DAY alert police.  This is a very detailed file.  17 pages, List 70.

VERNON, May ‘Southport’ Mordialloc.  In 1913 an anonymous letter claimed that bad behaviour had been going on there for some time; local police refute claim, give details of her interests in horse racing.  5 pages, List 109.

VERSTRUCTEN, Philippi.  Sought by Belgian Consul in 1877; found.  8 pages, List 5.

VIAL, William John, deserted wife E.G. Vial previous to 1895, when she asks police to find him.  She writes from Coomoora, Daylesford.  2 pages, List 25.

VICTORIA RACING CLUB.  In 1910 sought confidential report on the character of J.D. WHITEHEAD and his employee W.C. WEBB of Warrnambool.  Report showed Whitehead had an illegitimate child by Ellen YEOMAN with whom he is living.  4 pages, List 91.

VIDEON, John, West Hindmarsh, South Aust., wrote in 1917 re his wife Mary, believed in Melbourne.  They had argued over money and she had left him; asks whether she is leading a respectable life.  7 pages, List 72.

VIDEON, John, South Australia, wrote in 1917 re wife Mary who is in Melbourne, wants her to return.  Miss HOSKEN of Malvern interviewed.  Police discourage him from visiting.  6 pages, List 75.

VINCE, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth, wife of George, found dead in burned dairy at Teddywaddy near Wycheproof in 1900.  Large file.  List 22.

VINCENT, L.M. Constable No. 5080; enlisted in 1916, sought leave of absence from police force.  7 pages, List 77.

VINCENT, William Carthew, sought by wife Grace in Collingwood in 1899.  She and their 3 children are destitute; he was believed to be in Tasmania, was a printer and aged 35 years.  16 pages, List 43.

VINES, Samuel.  File re this seven year old child being sent from Bendigo to a Reformatory in 1864.  7 pages, List 4.

VINES, William.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1864, demanding apology from Chief Commissioner Frederick Standish for being locked up by local police.  Subsequently committed to asylum.  5 pages, List 12.

VIRGONA, Giuseppe and Antonio, Brunswick.  Returning to Italy to marry, they need proof they have not married here; Italian Consul writes on their behalf.  5 pages, List 88.

VIRTUE, Thomas, deserted ship 1909, was working in Footscray.  In 1910 his brother in law Alex A. BROWN, North Coast Steamship Co., Sydney, sought him.  4 pages, List 94.

VLAEMINCK, Effie May and daughter Ida May, 3 years, sought by husband Henry Edward, Sydney NSW in 1914.  He believes she has run off with – McNAMARA and were in Melbourne.  They were living at Whitton near Hay.  6 pages, List 112.

VLANTIS, Georges, Greek, member of the Italian Opera Company, arrived in Sydney from New Zealand and was required to leave passport with officials.  In 1917 wrote from Adelaide requesting return of it.  6 pages, List 71.

VOCE, Norman, 3 years old, placed with Mrs Jean HUTCHENS at Mount Gambier in 1913.  File gives her background, came from Coleraine, had married Bob ALLEN who died overseas, then lived with several men, including Arthur HUTCHENS.  Norman was taken from Coleraine by his father Frank and given to her, but he neglected to pay maintenance.  12 pages, List 107.

VOEGE, Lucy, brought unconscious to Maryborough Watchhouse in 1895; had given birth prematurely.  Her 2 year old child Daisy Obena STALLARD was looked after by a constable’s wife before being committed to government care.  2 pages, List 28.

VOKE, Mavina Grace, South Melbourne, deserted by husband Frank Neville Voke, box maker, 29 years, who took their son with him; believed in Sydney with ‘Molly” DALE.  Mavina later went to Sydney, and in 1911 her sister Mrs J. LAUDER asks police to check on her.  12 pages, List 97.

VOLIVA, Rev. Wilbur Glenn, Christian Catholic Church of Zion, complains of the bad behaviour of Freemasons at his meetings.  Detailed description and reports.  15 pages, List 68.

VON GEYER, St. John Charles, wrote from Carlton in 1896, asking police to confirm he had no criminal convictions; someone had told his employer Mr. KOLLING that he had.  Incomplete file; 2 pages, List 50.

VON KLITZING, Julius Carl.  Information sought by wife Adelaide, Singleton NSW in 1909.  He was formerly in business in New Zealand under the name John KOERING, and is a German, 50 years; she and five children are destitute.  Not found. 6 pages, List 53.

VORKER, Mrs. A., South Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1915; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 81.

VREGAT, L., sought by Dutch Consul, Melbourne, in 1912.  He was last heard of in Richmond.  Found, using name OLSEN.  5 pages, List 104.

VUSCOVICH, Amelia.  Died in Austin Hospital in 1903.  Government pays for burial, but husband Natale writes from Portarlington requesting copy of death certificate so Lodge can pay burial costs.  12 pages, List 19.

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WADDELL, John J. An ‘artist of some repute and possessed of means’ writes a strange letter to Chief Commissioner; suffers delusions. His brother W.H. Waddell, ex president of Heidelberg Council, says he will get him medically examined, 1896.  List 1.

WADDELL, John H.  Artist, brother of Cr. Waddell of Fairfield, apologises to police in 1904 for previous letter he wrote.  Report on his mental state, has been in an asylum, and two letters on file.  9 pages, List 10.

WADDINGHAM, Arthur, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1912 after being rejected by Isabella, daughter of Harry James SMITH, a builder.  Bertie PARRY, 17 year old, and Mary CHRISTIANSON, married, are mentioned in file.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 105.

WADDINGTON, Robert, English, cook, c50 years, believed to be the person who wandered away from Burra Station near Swan Hill when drunk and was lost in the bush in 1884.  His wife Amelia, Sandhurst, confirms the description; negative comments about him on file.  List 46.

WADE, Mary Jane, late of Cooper’s Arms Hotel, Melbourne, sought by Mrs. Mary ROACH of Kalgoorlie in 1912.  Found.  8 pages, List 33.

WADE, Patrick, Egerton, woodcarter, had 5 children, Michael, Patrick, William Henry, George Martin and Sarah,  with Sarah Jane MARTIN, who had previously married David DUNN, farmer, at Mooroopna and deserted him c1887; they were divorced.  In 1896 he is charged with false registration of births.  10 pages, List 36.

WADE, Phillip, South Yarra, private enquiry agent for police, claims in 1918 that he was assaulted by a constable because he kept a neighbour’s Persian cat which had strayed. 12 pages, List 69.

WAHLHEIM, E.H., Burnside, South Australia, wrote in 1914 re his son Murray Emil, blacksmith, nicknamed Pat Riley; hasn’t heard from him for ayear.  Found.  3 pages, List 112.

WALCOT, C.B., Brighton, wrote in 1900, seeking information on a Mrs. FRASER, who, as Miss SMITH, a music teacher and daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman, arrived on the same ship as him in 1854.  He was present at her marriage to a Mr. Fraser and hasn’t seen her since.  Asks if she is the woman who once kept a brothel in Lonsdale Street.  Report states that the brothel keeper was Sarah Fraser.  The woman he knew was Laura Smith and she married Hugh Fraser.  6 pages, List 48.

WALDAECK, Dr. C. File re his eccentric behaviour at Bendigo, 1881. 4 pages, List 2.

WALDRON, E.M., Elsternwick, has had care of child Ida CURTIN, but received little maintenance from parents Ernest and Agnes who are in Qld and can’t support her.  In 1909 asks police help to find tehm; found.  7 pages, List 88.

WALKER, Agnes, Charters Towers, Qld, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. Robert GRAY, last heard from in Melbourne in 1899.  Her brother Mathew STARK, grocer, may know details of mother.  Police obtain details from Mrs. Stark.  10 pages, List 63.

WALKER, Mrs. A.H., Thompson Estate, South Brisbane, wrote in 1911, seeking her mother Mrs DORRINGTON; found.  5 pages, List 95.

WALKER, Henry and CLEEVE, George, broke into the boatshed of C/E Grammar School at Albert Park lake in 1892, and did £150 damage to seven boats.  Dr. Ambrose J. WILSON, and A.S. WORKMAN, teachers, give evidence.  Reward offered and child SMITH, of 106 Napier St., South Melbourne receives some of it.  9 pages, List 12.

WALKER, Henry, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1905.  Mother and sister Ellen Lawson Walker in Perth write and ask if it was Henry Lawson Walker, engineer; no. 10 pages, List 23.

WALKER, Horace, wrote from Omeo in 1896, complaining about local police.  He is Crown lands Bailiff there.  They report he is drinking heavily and his wife has taken out an order to keep him from hotels.  5 pages, List 35.

WALKER, Horace, rescued from Yarra river after jumping in at night, in 1912.  Former surveyor in lands Dept., aged 75 years, claimed the reason was ‘disappointment in love’.  Police find he had been drinking, no charge laid.  4 pages, List 33.

WALKER, Hubert, Constable 5574.  Mother in law Elizabeth HARLE, Kew, alleges he is mistreating his wife and baby, won’t make a home for them in 1912.  Two of his letters to his Clara wife are on file. 12 pages, List 102.

WALKER, John Mitchell, Eganstown, asked for a copy of his police force discharge in 1856; gives details of his service on the goldfields etc.  6 pages, List 61.

WALKER, Jean. Her brother in law Charles Edward Walker left his illegitimate child (born 1902) with her in Prahran, but hasn’t paid any maintenance for two years. She has four children of her own. He is now married and living in Paddington, but pretending the child is his nephew. 1916.  List 1.

WALKER, Mabel Holland, Carlton, attempted suicide in 1911, daughter of Albert James Walker.  Sister is Mrs Grace DEAN and servant is Isabella EVANS.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 100.

WALKER, Mrs Margaret nee SAUNDERSON, sought in 1909 by brother Thomas William Saunderson, Wondalgo via Adelong NSW; believed that she and her husband Charles were at Clunes.  Relative found.  5 pages, List 90.

WALKER, Margaret nee PARSONS, Geelong, wrote in 1913 re her husband William Edward, 36 years, a Frenchman and a hairdresser, who had deserted her and their three children.  He was previously at Warrnambool.  9 pages, List 105.

WALKER, Roy, 23 years, private, returned soldier suffering from ‘mental instability’ in 1917, discharged from hospital to relatives Mrs. A. SUTHERLAND and her father Thomas B. WAY.  Brother Sydney J. Walker, draper, Hobart, writes that his father wants him to take care of him; is suspicious of other relatives’ motive in doing so.  5 pages, List 74.

WALKER, Stafford William Smith, son of John Austin Walker, died at Hamilton in 1918; child.  He had been treated by herbalist Harry PANG; investigation clears Pang.  13 pages, List 73.

WALKER, Stanley, 14 years, caught stealing a book in Coles Book Arcade in 1912; he had run away from his home in Leichardt Sydney.  His father, Constable T. Walker, informed.  4 pages, List 104.

WALL, Thomas, Woolamin, pays H. KUGELMAN for herbal treatment in 1905, but delay in receiving same, so complains to police.  He has died when police respond.  7 pages, List 23.

WALLACE, Annie of Wahring near Nagambie, is found guilty of mistreating 13 yr old Annie PROSSER who had been left in her care by her father.  Her sister had previously been with her and died.  16 pages, List 4.

WALLACE, Harold Staunton, otherwise Heishel S. Wallace, 43 years, lately employed by GAUMONT PICTURE CO., in Melbourne.  Alexander Brooks HELLMZICH, manager, charges him with larceny as a servant in 1912.  He takes off with his wife Nita DART, 23 years, daughter of a Newcastle solicitor, and an American G.H. TWOMBLY, whose real name is LEED.  Photo of Wallace on file.They are believed to be heading to America.  34 pages, List 34.

WALLACE, Robert. Writes from Carlton in 1887. His thirty year old daughter Mary is pregnant to her brother in law Charles THORPE, who tried to induce abortion.  List 1.

WALLEY, Harry Egerton, deserted pregnant daughter of Mrs. G. BAXTER of Wellington in 1899; believed to be working on a ship; not found.  7 pages, List 42.

WALLIS, Mrs. Eliza, admitted to Dr. Harcourt’s Private Retreat in 1875, at instance of three sons; later transferred to Bay View Asylum NSW.  Her sister Miss WOOTTEN, visited Australia in 1896 and arranged to have her released, but she was released early and Miss Wootten missed seeing her.  She asks police to help locate Eliza, as her sons, Alexander Robert and John William, won’t co-operate.  15 pages, List 36.

WALLER, Ethel Neville, daughter of Ethel La Touche Waller.  T.V. ROUND writes from Windsor in 1902 requesting details of her death in 1901; no record.  7 pages, List 19.

WALSH, Mrs. A.  Wentworth Falls, NSW, wrote in 1906.  She was married to Harry BUSCH, who went under the name of CARTER, and was from Sebastopol Victoria.  He has deserted her.  6 pages, List 4.

WALSH, John, sought by daughter Cecilia, George St., Sydney, in 1910.  He left there for Melbourne c7 years ago, a bootmaker, native of Port Lyttleton.  Not found.  6 pages, List 92.

WALSH, Patrick, deserted wife Margaret at Gormanston, West Coast, Tasmania c1904, native of Chiltern Victoria, brother Ned in police force.  In 1909 she asked police to find him; located.  4 pages, List 90.

WALSH, Thomas, J.P., farmer Yinnar. His wife gave birth to a stillborn child there in 1899 and he buried it on his property, near a child who died ten years previously. This was illegal and he was taken to court. 6 pages, List 2.

WALSH, Thomas, ran off with Pauline UBERGANG (UEBERGANG?) in 1899, leaving wife and 5 children destitute at Mirboo.  She sold possessions and deserted children who were placed in care.  11 pages, List 42.

WALSH, Thomas, found dead at Leongatha in 1916.  The cost of burial expenses sought from family in Perth – sons Thomas and James, both in railways, and daughters Annie O’LEARY and Mary, surname unknown.  He and his wife lived apart for many years.  7 pages, List 78.

WALSHE, Eugenie, South Yarra, and husband Edward John, reported disappearance of daughter Gwendoline in 1906.  They believed she was with Albert BUCKLEY (Professor Herman).  She returned home and in 1910 died from an overdose.  She used the name VANDELEUR. In 1913 F.G. VANDELEUR, Balranald NSW, wrote asking details of the case, presumes the name had been assumed, which was the case.  Letter from Buckley and Gwendoline are on the file.  22 pages, List 107.

WALTERS, Alec, sought by Mr KRUCH, of Cobb & Co., Brisbane in 1896; he was also known as VANCE, was from Bendigo.  Police locate his mother, of the Gasworks Hotel Bendigo, she hasn’t seen him for some years.  5 pages, List 29.

WALTERS, Rupert, 19 years, persuaded 15 year old Frances Susan Cherrill ROGERS, daughter of Fanny and George Joseph of Richmond, to run away with him in 1913.  Found in Adelaide and returned to Melbourne, where he is charged.  His request to marry her is denied by her parents.  Several letters on file, including from Arthur and Kate KEIGHRAN.  File includes photos of both.  42 pages, List 109.

WALTERS, Sarah, Port Melbourne.  Wrote to the Pembroke police in 1905, asking that a letter be sent to relatives of Thomas WALTERS from the village of Angle.  Local police report to Victoria police that there is no family of that name, but suggest it may be Thomas JENKINS, son of Capt. Thomas, that is sought.  6 pages, List 65.

WALTERS, Veronica May, born Collingwood 1908, and registered as child of Robina nee THOMMASSEN and Albert Walters, but the parents were not married.  The true story is discovered in 1909 and a detailed file resulted, explaining the position.  33 pages, List 90.

WALTERS, William alias WALLACE.  A prisoner at Geelong gaol in 1909, he wrote seeking the location of his property.  Report sets out true position.  10 pages, List 90.

WALTON, George, died suddenly at Alexandra in 1915 and buried by government.  Nephew – SIMPSON, contractor, Middle Park, contacted re reimbursement of costs; declined and gives background details of Walton family, widow and children William, Hettie and Vera, who also decline.  8 pages, List 81.

WANN, John, Grantham Qld, wrote in 1910.  While in Melbuorne he met Robert GORDON a Qld station owner who offered him a job, but when he got there Gordon was nowhere to be found.  7 pages, List 96.

WARD, Amy Elizabeth. Gave birth to an illegitimate child Frederick Burnard Ward in 1895, father Thomas WILSON, a tent maker. Although he was ordered to pay maintenance, he was reluctant to do so. He had married, and offered to take the child and look after it, to which Amy agreed. His wife Eliza, sister of Susan FREEMAN, was not happy with the arrangement, and the child was found by police wandering in the street. Eliza and Thomas were charged with an offence, and the child was committed to the Neglected Children’s Department in 1898. 34 pages, List 2.

WARD, Bernard C., Carlton, attempted suicide in 1913; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 106.

WARD, Emily, Fitzroy, took poison while at Continental Hotel Melbourne in 1911.  Licensee John BRUCE takes her to hospital and he and his wife make statements.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 99.

WARD, Frederick John, Caulfield, appointed to police force in 1912, but states he must reside locally as he has bought a house and has a family; police decline, and he is rejected.  2 pages, List 35.

WARD, Julian Pearson, charged with failure to register birth of Ralph Pearson Ward within required time in 1911.  7 pages, List 98.

WARD, Lizzie. Living with Archibald CAMPBELL in Argyle Place Carlton in 1883. Gave birth to a stillborn child. Annie FOYNES and Annie O’CONNOR were present ‘all a drunken lot’.  List 1.

WARDILL, Richard Wilson.  Commited suicide in Yarra in 1873 after defrauding his employer.  Mrs. GARDINER, wife of Richmond ferryman is rewarded for her information in locating the body.  Letter from Victorian Sugar Co. on file.  33 pages, List 31.

WARDLEY, Charles James, 55 years, found dead in bed at home in NSW in 1914; left a widow and 7 children in poor circumstances.  Brother Thomas who’s in the Victorian police force, agrees to pay funeral costs.  10 pages, List 114.

WARE, John William Maitland, deserted wife M.A. in Perth in 1905; she is left destitute.  5 pages, List 65.

WARKE, William Knox, assaulted and robbed by Thomas MASON in Melbourne in 1896.  Warke was formerly a clerk at Bendigo, now unemployed and needing financial assistance to stay in Melbourne for court case.  9 pages, List 30.

WARN, Mary, arrived from Wales c1874, in 1899 would be 42 years of age.  Deserted her husband and children in Port Pirie and went to Melbourne ‘with a coloured man’ in 1897.  Sought by daughter Rebecca in 1899; not found.  24 pages, List 42.

WARNE, Thomas.  Bomb thrown at his house in Brunswick in 1928.  2 pages, List 4.

WARNECKE, Mr.  Fruiterer, St. Kilda.  A naturalised German, scared soldiers might attack him, 1916.  List 6.

WARNER, Mrs. Mary, found dead in her bed by neighbour Mrs. Mary Ann NIXON and daughter Gertrude in 1900.  Her son William reports to police; not suspicious.  2 pages, List 43.

WARNER, Walter Robertson, alias Thompson.  In 1896 seduced Amy Mary BONES, daughter of William Bones of Ballarat, then persuaded her to forge her father’s name on a cheque for over £300, and took the money.  Warner was married, a coachbuilder, 24-30 years old; photo (damaged) on file.   It appears he absconded; charges against her were dropped.  Large file.  List 32.

WARNER, William.  Deserted wife Elizabeth  and two small children at Darlingford c1902.  She has heard in 1905 that he has been sighted in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 11.

WARREN, Alfred.  Sought by mother Mrs. J. Knight of Coolgardie, 1896.  He was 17 yrs old; found.  8 pages, List 3.

WARREN, Ralph, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney NSW in 1902; has heard of the death of a woman in Melbourne called Flora Warren, and asks if it is his wife.  Police reply that she was burnt in a brothel which she owned with Alma STEELE, was never married and was partly kept by bookmaker Frank JONES.  Her only daughter was Amy c18 years.  10 pages, List 61.

WARREN, Richard.  Deserted wife in 1897, sighted in 1899 and search resumed; wife then at Beenac.  9 pages, List 8.

WARRNAMBOOL ODDFELLOWS HALL.  Caught fire in 1900; two families lived on site, Robert LAVERY, wife and daughter  and John RICHARDS and wife.  Lavery explains cause, accident.  25 pages, List 48.

WARRNAMBOOL TOWN HALL. File re a Sunday Grand Sacred Recital held there in 1894 by Messrs Saunders & D’Ensem and company, and for which an entrance fee was charged, contrary to government regulations. Includes a flyer listing performers D’Arcy Irvine, Gunn, Charles Saunders, Syria Lamonte, Carrie Bilton, Dennis Holme and the acts they were performing. Photo of Saunders and D’Ensem on flyer. 17 pages.  List 1.

WARSAW, Vernon, 1938 attempts to get stepdaughter Nancy AMOS, child of wife’s former husband Percy Amos, out of care of welfare department and into their care.  7 pages.

WASH, Weymouth George, murdered wife in West Melbourne in 1895.  5 pages, List 28.

WASHSMITH, Edgar, sought by Jessie RICHARDSON of Neutral Bay Sydney in 1912; he was formerly of Carlton. Found.  List 33.

WATERS, Daisy Dudley, sought by father G.W.A. MATTHEWS, Jamestown South Australia in 1911.  She is living apart from husband Richard, a civil engineer.  Found.  8 pages, List 95.

WATERS, Thomas, charged with murder in 1898.  File re upkeep of children Lilian and George.  7 pages, List 21.

WATSON, Appleton, found dead in a boarding house in Melbourne in 1905; file re circumstances etc.  12 pages, List 65.

WATSON, Daisy, assaulted by unknown man, who attempted to rape her at Albert Park in 1895.  She is in domestic service, lives in South Melbourne.  Claimed jockey Chris BURNS was the offender, but refused to identify him when he was found by police.  6 pages, List 28.

WATSON, J.G., Brighton, wrote in 1910, asking that his 16 year old son Basil George, be allowed to drive his car, as he was capable, even though under the required age.  The father was crippled with rheumatism.  6 pages, List 54.

WATSON, Lloyd.  Casterton, 1902; applies to join police force, is a returned soldier, 2 pages, List 12.

WATSON, Mrs. Mary Ann, Gore Hill, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re obtaining the effects of her late son Corporal Randolph HAYNES who was killed in action, but had lived in Port Melbourne; landlady Mrs. BOGLE interviewed. 7 pages, List 72.

WATT, James, Woodside South Australia, wrote in 1911 re death of Mrs Elizabeth STONE nee BURCHILL; she was his wife’s stepmother and property was promised to her.  5 pages, List 97.

WATTERS, Mrs. Ellen, Richmond.  Sought in 1898 by G.W. GRAY of Sea Hill, Qld, son in law of her unnamed sister, who has not heard from her for sometime.  Found.  7 pages, List 19.

WATTERS, Mrs. Joseph, wrote from Petersham NSW in 1895 re her husband who is traveling with a magic lantern show; not found.  15 pages, List 25.

WATTS, Mrs.  Gave birth to stillborn twins in 1876 at Campbell Parade Richmond, who were buried in the backyard by her husband. File re removal of them to a cemetery. 7 pages, List 2.

WATTS, Alexander E., sentenced to death in 1901 for attempted murder.  File re background and family.  4 pages, List 51.

WATTS, W.C., 33 years, sought by wife Jessie, Mildura, in 1914.  She was living with her mother Mrs Effie STONE, destitute; he has not paid maintenance. Found.  8 pages, List 110.

WAY, Lavinia, 75 years, shot by burglar in Brunswick in 1917.  Reward offered.  25 pages, List 73.

WAYLAND, Thomas.  Writes from Adelaide in 1899 re his daughter Ellen (Nellie), 20 years, who went with EDWARDS & COOPER’s Variety Troupe.  She has not been heard of for some months, believed to be in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 17.

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WEATE, Mrs. Annie, Albert Park, reported in 1917 that her brother Thomas Daniel BUSE married Florence NICHOLLS in 1912 and that she believed Florence was already married to Bertram Nicholls and had a child to him, now being cared for by Mrs. CHIDLEY of Seymour.  8 pages, List 75.

WEATE, Mrs. Ellen, wife of Robert, reported in 1907 that she had charge of 7 year old Jessie BEANLAND, whose father Thomas had gone to New Zealand to work and hadn’t paid maintenance.  Her stepmother had mistreated the child.  Found, he promises to pay.  6 pages, List 83.

WEATHERALL, Mrs. Lillian, Yarraville, 24 years, mother Mrs. BYE, took poison in 1917 after hearing her soldier husband had been wounded.  4 pages, List 75.

WEBB, Esther Jane.  Died at Turton Creek 1900; request to bury her there as difficult to get her to nearest cemetery at Foster. Attended by Mrs. Adelaide WRAIGHT.   2 pages, List 3.

WEBB FAMILY.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ask for police report into the family in 1896.  Formerly of Brunswick, now living in Carlton, one of their children has died in the Children’s hospital.  Father’s name given as Henry and then as James.  Report states there were 5 children, and the father is ‘a sober man’ but in very poor circumstances.  5 pages, List 36.

WEBB, James, signwriter, c45 years, East Brunswick, charged with failure to pay wages of James W. ENGLISH in 1928.  1 page and photo.  List 89.

WEBB, Mary J., Upwey, owner of 400 Weston Street East Brunswick, which was burnt by fire in 1915.  Complains that some of the timber has been removed; photo of house on file.  6pages, List 81.

WEBB, Thomas John, deserted wife Florence May at Alexander.  In 1907 she heard he was at Smithton Tasmania, and asked police to help find him.  They locate his brother George K. Webb there.  In 1914 she filed for divorce.  18 pages, List 44.

WEBSTER, Alice, 24 years, attempted suicide in 1917 and was taken in by the Salvation Army.  She had arrived from England 18 mths prior, found piece work and boarded with Mrs. FISHWICK in Alphington. In debt and pregnant.  No prosecution by police.  6 pages, List 72.

WEBSTER, Blanche, Abbotsford, threw herself into a river in 1911, rescued by John GRIGG.  4 pages, List 98.

WEEDON, Frederick, 19 years, sought by sister C. Weedon, Fitzroy, in 1911; last heard of at Maffra.  4 pages, List 95.

WEEKES, Frederick Joseph, sought by Vickie JULIAN, Frederickton, Macleay River NSW in 1905.  She will take out a warrant if he doesn’t return; sounds like a maintenance case.  His father lived in Fitzroy. Not found.  7 pages, List 69.

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

WEEKS, Samuel A., printer, died in Melbourne in 1886. Walter LEITCH, a friend, paid debts and notified mother, unaware he was married.  Emma WHEELER, his mother in law, wrote from Townsville asking details; he left his wife and child with her.  28 pages, List 53.

WEEKS, Wilfred, sought by mother in Burnie Tasmania in 1911; 14 years, had run away from home.  9 pages, List 95.

WEHRSTEDT,  Mrs. O.G., wrote from Perth WA in 1905, asking help to find Mrs. S. ANGUS, an elderly widow.  Her son William, 44 years, had died at Fremantle, and she and her sister have paid his burial costs.  There was a married daughter named Mrs. CHRISTIE at Bendigo.  15 pages, List 63.

WEICHARDT, Miss.  Tea Rooms, St. Kilda, of German extraction, worried soldiers are going to attack, 1916.  List 6.

WEIDENBACH, Lottie/Freda, 15 years, abandoned by father Richard c1908.  In 1910 she was ill in hospital and attempts are made to get her father to support her.  He is found at Mulwala Station and claims she was adopted in Germany and had run away.  She is placed in a Home.  15 pages, List 92.

WEIR, Mrs J.B., St Kilda, has been asked to find Henry/Harry CALDER, whose stepbrother Frederick has died in Manchester England in 1911.  Supposedly in police force, but no record of it.  4 pages, List 100.

WEIR, Johnson.  Writes seeking police help in 1907.  Has lived with (Susan) Beatrice WATERS for 7 years.  She is really the wife of – SPREAFICO.  She has a four year old child to Weir.  He is an actor, and on his return from Sydney, she informed him that ‘she did not wish to live with me’ and has left him.  While he was away she had a miscarriage in hospital, and passed off her new lover as him, which upset him.  Two letters on file.  12 pages, List 15

WEISER, David Ulrich, 75 years, died at Elsternwick in 1900, destitute.  File re burial costs etc.  4 pages, List 47

WELCH, George, writes from Paragon Hotel, Helensburgh, NSW on behalf of his brother Tom Reader Welch.  His wife Mary Ann nee GARDNER has taken their 5 year old child and left.  They suspect she has gone to live with widower Joachim TESTER in Melbourne.  Informed it is not police business.  List 21.

WELLS, John Kean, 25 years, left Sydney for Melbourne c1898 and not heard from.  Sister Margaret BENNETT, Randwick,  wrote in 1902. 8 pages, List 62.

WELLS, Thomas, hawker, Oakleigh, has not registered the births of his three children, Daniel, 5 years, Ivy, 3 years and Lily, 18 months, mother Agnes MILLER, nor had them vaccinated.  4 pages, List 28.

WELMAN, Wesley, married – CLEMENTS at Beechworth, previously had married Ann McLENNAN at Edinburgh c1873 and – WADE in India in 1874.  Incomplete file, 1888.  9 pages, List 56.

WELSFORD, George, seeks remission of sentence of 3 months gaol for assault of Mary CLARKE at Malmsbury in 1866; it is his first conviction.  3 pages, List 35.

WELSH, Mahala Lily.  Gave birth to male child at Northcote in 1910, father was George James CLAUGHTON; she was 15 years old.  Her family previously lived in Corowa NSW.  She was under age, but as the offence was committed in NSW, no charge was laid.  Claim that her father got Claughton’s sister pregnant.  10 pages, List 33.

WELTON, Julia, Bendigo, in 1910 asks what has happened to her “daughter” Mary WILLIAMS, 16 years, left at Echuca when she was sent to Bendigo gaol.  With stepfather Patrick GROGAN.  6 pages, List 93.

WENDELL, Joseph, murdered near Kangaroo Flat in 1907; Charles SANGER sought.  Wanted poster on file.  32 pages, List 83.  Another very large file, with detailed report.  List 84.

WENIGERT, Mr. A.  His Riding Gallery in St. Kilda attacked and forced to close, 1916.  List 6.

WESLEY, Jonah, Burnley, attempted suicide in 1913, room mates Joseph HULETT and Charles ROBINSON, boot makers, called for help and he was taken to hospital.  His wife and two children are due to arrive from England shortly.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 105.

WESSON, Harry Nun, complains of persecution in 1919; is a returned soldier who had a head wound.  Is committed to an asylum.  8  pages, List 22.

WEST, C., of Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1895, asking if Annie BARNES and Fred ST. CLAIR, an acrobat, are wanted there for larcency; no.  Melbourne police report he is a private detective seeking a reward.  List 28.

WEST, George.  Chief Commissioner of Police in Western Australia wrote in 1900, on behalf of John TOUSLOW of London, who was seeking his stepbrother George West, who was now a beneficiary of his father’s will.  He had been in Fremantle, now believed to be in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 48.

WEST, James, suicided in lodging house, 289 Latrobe St., Melbourne in 1900.  At first identity not known, so photo taken of body.  Employment paper found identifies him as formerly working at Ulonga Station near Hay NSW, as a wool roller, and identified by overseer there.  He was a native of South Australia. 14 pages, 1 photo, List 44.

WEST, Kitty. Verbena Cottage Lt. Flinders St. Prostitute. Complaint about her, 1874.  List 1.

WEST, Richard.  Writes from Mornington in 1880, asking police to remove people from a disorderly house at the rear of his property in St. Kilda; police establish it is his daughter Mrs GRAY who is separated from her husband and drinking heavily.  10 pages, List 4.

WEST, Robert, deserted wife Jane at Broadford in 1880.  In 1889 he was found in Qld., and agreed to pay maintenance, but stopped after a few years.  In 1903 she asks police to locate him.  Found under the name of Thomas West; a brewer, 65 years.  Very detailed report on case.  18 pages, List 64.

WEST, Stephen Henry. Lance Corporal No. 2019A, returned invalid soldier, disappears in 1919. Father anxious about him. Photo in uniform on file. 9 pages.  List 1.

WESTBURY, F.A.  Owes maintenance to his wife; found interstate, 1880.  5 pages, List 4.

WESTON, Mrs. Eva of Fremantle Western Australia, wrote in 1900 re her sister Hettie Maud Smith SAWER; in 1898 she was employed by a Mrs. SHARPE of Newmarket.  She often used the surname Smith. Not found. 18 pages, List 3.

WESTON, Thomas, wrote from Yarragon in 1895 to local M.P. re his neighbours the GILL family.  Letter is forwarded on to police who report that Mrs. Isabella and her daughter have been convicted of drunkenness.  9 pages, List 29.

WESTWOOD, William Percy.  AIF asks police help in 1919 in finding his wife Martha who has deserted him.  11 pages, List 111.

WHEELER, Michael, deserted his wife Florence in 1902.  In 1907 she wrote from Coy’s Diggings; his siblings were at Woodend.  Found interstate.  15 pages, List 83.

WHELAN, Finlay of Langi Willi.  Applied to join police force in 1905 as rough rider, had worked for 14 years for George Russell.  1 page, List 2.

WHELAN, Leo alias Patrick DUGGAN, born Victoria 1876, painter, enlisted and wounded at Gallipoli.  In 1916 the Chief Secretary’s office tries unsuccessfully to secure a job in the police force for him; he has an interstate criminal record and photos are on file.  He subsequently re-enlists.  9 pages, List 79.

WHIFFEN FAMILY. Poisoned, 1896. Father Edward had an affair with Mrs. BRAUN, who was separated from her husband.  List 1.

WHITBOURN, Mrs. Maggie nee HOUSTON, late of Myrtleford Vic., wrote from West Guildford, W.A. in
1915; had seen a newspaper report of the death of her uncle John HOUSTON of Stanley, asks if he has left a Will.  Mrs M.J. GRANT of Ravensthorpe, W.A., also wrote asking the same question; her first husband was his brother.  Intimate family details provided.  12 pages, List 54.

WHITBREAD, Arthur, accidentally drowned in 1913; an English emigrant, 26 years.  List of property given.  3 pages, List 110

WHITBURN, Arthur, left his home in Paynesville in 1912 and went to stay with his brother in law William T. SHAWCROSS in 1912.  His wife had died 18 months beforehand, leaving him with 4 children.  He attempted suicide and was taken to hospital.  Shawcross asks to be able to take him back to his home, and this is agreed too.  No prosecution for attempted suicide.  7 pages, List 34.

WHITCHURCH, Laurence, absconded from his home in King’s Meadow Tasmania in 1919 and came to Melbourne.  Found sleeping in the streets and picked up by police, he was placed in State care.  Report on his background and activities.  13 pages, List 111.

WHITCOMBE, Sarah, driven from Boomenoomoona sheep station to Yarrawonga in 1903 as she was suicidal.  Examined by doctors and committed to Beechworth Asylum.  Her sister Louise BLOOMFIELD, Elsternwick, asked to reimburse government costs.  14 pages, List 65.

WHITE, Albert, Isaac LIMBERG, Frederick CARMICHAEL, James ARDEN and Daniel CORTWINE, Aborigines at Condah Mission Station, involved in store robbery in 1895.  Report on case, including statements, 20 pages, List 25.

WHITE, Alexander, sought by father G.W. of Fitzroy in 1896; was in Wyalong NSW.  Found.  5 pages, List 36.

WHITE, Mrs. Annie, died at Carlton in 1880.  Dr. Crooks signed death certificate.  Had left her husband, a Wesleyan Sunday School teacher in Wagga Wagga and ran away with Charles HENRY, an itinerant preacher and draper, by whom she had a child, and was pregnant again.  Her real name was BLACKWOOD.  Her husband subsequently went to Bathurst.  In 1881 Robert HUGHES was arrested for a minor charge and was found to have a statement from her daughter Elizabeth B. WHITE that her mother had actually died as a result of an abortion.  This is on the file as is a detailed report.  No charge eventuated.  57 pages, List 58.

WHITE, Bertie Harold, 16 years, sought by mother Mrs Alfred White, Hurstville NSW in 1911; ran away from home, now in country Victoria and wants to return home.  Found and assisted to return.  5 pages, List 100.

WHITE, Charles, Pitt St., Sydney, wrote in 1902 asking details of Supt. HARE and Constable FITZPATRICK who were involved with the Kelly Gang.  He is writing an “historiograph sketch of the bushranging days”.  1 page, List 16.

WHITE, Daniel.  Lake Wangoom via Warrnambool, 1898.  Was called up for inspection with a view to joining force, but was in London as one of the Mounted Rifles at Queen Victoria’s jubilee; asks another change to join.  2 pages, List 7.

WHITE, Elizabeth Poole.  Sister Mary Ann wrote in 1899 asking police to locate her.  She had given birth to an illegitimate child in Melbourne in 1894, then gone into service with Frederick PEIPER in Newmarket, with whom she had another child.  Her family had disowned her, but she would like to find her.  Extensive research done, and much personal detail given, but not located.  30 pages, List 49.

WHITE, George. Charged with stealing pigeons from Cornelius MANNERING of Bendigo in 1899; just under fourteen years old, but already convicted of petty crimes three times. George TONZI also charged. Bench orders a birching, but local police constable John J. KELLY refuses and is charged with disobeying an order. 22 pages, List 2.

WHITE, J., Carlton complains of police treatment of his son in 1900.  Report says father is an anarchist and ’Yarra Banker’ and son is a tote spy.  5 pages, List 47.

WHITE HART HOTEL. Opposite Parliament house. Report on three fires there, 1906. Includes list of employees.  List 1.

WHITE, J.T.W.,  Cambrai Brighton, complains in 1920 about prosecution of his 10 year old son Clive,  Stanley ADDISON, 11 years and Colin Addison, 9 years for stealing timber.  7 pages, List 24.

WHITE, Margaret Mary Teresa, gave birth to female child at Lancefield, when aged 16 yrs.  She was the daughter of Jessie and Henry; her birth certificate on file. Charged James QUINLAN of Springfield, c30 yrs, single, with carnal knowledge, then withdrew claim; police suggest he bribed her mother to drop case. Michael Quinlan, publican, Kilmore, seems to be a relative.  He was defended by GAUNSON, 1900. 23 pages.  List 1.

WHITE, Richard.  Baker, left his wife and four children – Horace (b.1907), Thomas (b.1908), Nancy (b.1910) and Laurence (b.1912) destitute.  Children were made Wards of the State in 1919.  6 pages, List 3.

WHITE, Ruby, 5 years old, indecently assaulted by John DOYLE at Auburn in 1895, witnesses brother Leonard White, 8 years and Eva EMERY, 8 years.  Mother Mary Ellen reports to police, but insufficient evidence and case is dismissed.  10 pages, List 29.

WHITE, W., Dover Road, Williamstown, wrote in 1896, asking to be placed on the Jurors’ list; his premises too far away.  His business card on file, shows he was formerly in ship and boat building, now shipwright, surveyor and naval architect.  8 pages, List 36.

WHITE, William, wrote from Williamstown in 1900 re the burial of destitute man George SAUNDERS; he had received the funeral account from Mr. WHEAR by mistake.  8 pages, List 47.

WHITE, William, Kensington, bootmaker, attempted suicide in 1913.  His brother was Robert, sister Mrs Ethel WALLACE, and father William.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 106.

WHITEHOUSE, William. File re his efforts to retrieve his stepson William THOMAS, licensed out to Daniel BARTROP, from the Industrial Schools Department, 1881. 5 pages, List 2.

WHITING, Frederick Samuel. Sought by Charles SLADEN on behalf of his wife. Formerly of Rokewood, and of unsound mind. Files covers 1866-1877.  List 1.

WHITTAKER, Ettie, sought by sister Emily Jane GIBB, Sydney NSW, in 1912; born in New Zealand, not heard from for 19 years.  Found, married Edward DAVEY.  7 pages, List 102

WHITTLE, Sydney Thomas. Found guilty of obscene exposure [masturbated] in the window of Freemasons Hotel Beach St., Port Melbourne, [owned by his aunt] in 1916. He was brought out from England by George CHIRNSIDE as his valet, left there two weeks prior, and was going to a position as valet to Sir Harry BARRON, Governor of Western Australia, who cancelled it.  List 1.

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WIBER, Ernest C., Surrey Hills.  Anonymous letter in 1917 states he has given false birthdate and obtained driver’s licence; claims needed it for work.  4 pages, List 74.

WIFFEN, Henry. Bigamist. Married Alice FRITH 1902, deserted her c1914, then married Henrietta CAREY in 1916. Enlisted in AIF, returned wounded and died in hospital, so charge dropped.  List 1.

WIGG, Mrs. E.R. nee Mary Ann TEMPLETON, born Sale 1881,  wrote from Bundaberg in 1915, asking police to find her sister Sarah O’Neil CASEREP.  7 pages, List 80.  Earlier request from Brisbane in 1909 when sister was given as Sarah Neal CASTRUPP, believed living in Ballarat.  Police establish that the writer was adopted by Mrs BLADIN then by her daughter Mrs TAUNTON as her mother died in childbirth. Not found.  8 pages, List 89.

WIGHTMAN, Mrs C.M., Tarbane, Mudgee Line NSW, wrote in 1910 re her mother Ada TERRY.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

WIGNELL, William John, wrote from Eldersle, Camden NSW in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  He was 27 years old, married, wife from Victoria.  Had lost money in farming.  3 pages, List 29.

WILES, William Wallace, Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1909, asking if a report of the death of Richard Oscar Wiles is his brother; confirmed.  5 pages, List 87.

WILKIE, Robert, sought by J. HUGHES, Commercial Hotel, Wyalong, on behalf of his brother Thomas  Laidlaw Wilkie, who claims he’s entitled to shares etc., from him.  Thomas is in destitute circumstances; Robert  last heard of at Rheola.  5 pages, List 53.

WILKINSON, Mrs.  Anonymous letter of 1896 claiming that a child born at her house in Brunswick was handed to her daughter Mrs. LYNCH ‘a drunken low woman and not fit to have charge of any child … wife of a spieler’.  4 pages, List 38.

WILKINSON, Mrs. Anne A., wrote from Balaclava in 1897, nearly destitute.  Her husband Thomas Cave Wilkinson had deserted her.  His mother and brother were in Hawthorn.  E. Simpson HILL of Nogee asks his background.  Not found.  41 pages, List 39.

WILKINSON, George St. Clair.  Bishop of Newcastle NSW wrote in 1905, advising that he had been admitted to hospital and asking police to find his mother in Melbourne.  Not found.  12 pages, List 64.

WILKINSON, Richard. Applied to join the police force in 1882, by writing to the Chief Secretary, and enclosing a petition in support from locals. Photo of him in the uniform of the Castlemaine Volunteers is on file. VPRS 3991 Unit 1371 File 82/W11314. [Thanks to Jenny Carter for this reference. Wilkinson was unsuccessful in his application.]

WILKINSON, Miss Rose, of Broken Hill South, sought details of Mrs. Alfred KIRK, nee Elizabeth GIBSON.  Rose married Kirk in 1901 and found he was previously married in 1897 in Bendigo to Gibson.  Found.  9 pages, List 4.

WILKINSON, William, bootmaker/photographer, 49 years, deserted wife Mary Ann at Maldon in 1886.  In 1903 she asked police to see if he was at Broken Hill with his brother Charles.  9 pages, List 67.

WILLIAMS, Mr. A., tobacconist, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1896 complaining that he paid G. GILLIAM of Chapel St., Prahran to send him a ferret and it has not arrived.  10 pages, List 29.

WILLIAMS, Ada, Elsternwick, in 1896  asks information re son William WAGENBACH, a drover, last heard of in Albury.  Not found.  5 pages, List 50.

WILLIAMS, Alberta, 22 years, attempted suicide in 1913 at Carlton lodging house of Mrs Jean McINTOSH.  Sisters Mrs MAXWELL, Stella WILLIAMS and Mrs TRICKEY will not look after her, so taken to Asylum.  6 pages, List 92.

WILLIAMS, Amy, living in Chinese Camp at Maryborough in 1901, complains of police harassment; has two children to keep.  Claims Bella WATSON who runs a brothel there is protected.  Detailed report states she is a prostitute.  11 pages, List 52.

WILLIAMS, Alice Emily May, child of Frederick John, farmer and Miriam; birth not registered in time; report on.  4 pages, List 105.

WILLIAMS, Annie Florence, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly; a cripple.  2 pages, List 49.

WILLIAMS, Mrs E.A., North Adelaide, asks police in 1912 to keep an eye on her son in law J.M. EVANS who is in Melbourne.  She feels he will harm her daughter Lottie who is also there.  5 pages, List 103.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Ellen, Broken Hill, sought sister Mrs. Edward MARRIOTT in 1907, not heard of for 20 years.  Found under name MERRIETT.  4 pages, List 84.

WILLIAMS, Frank, native of Kent, c35 years, formerly in employ of solicitors Darvall & Horsfall, Melbourne, left and went to Perth.  Returned to Melbourne 1896, involved in trading mining shares.  Left wife Rosie and 2 children, heading back to Perth via Adelaide, but never arrived.  Wife asks police help to find him, somewhat faded photo on file; not found.  39 pages, List 38.  See introduction re photo reproduction.

WILLIAMS, George, farmer, Lockington.  While on a visit to Melbourne in 1928 was persuaded by Frederick ANDERSON, a magsman working for Harry VALLENDER, to purchase land in the Glenroy Heights Estate.  15 pages, List 60.

WILLIAMS, James S. Sought by wife K. Williams in Sydney in 1899; his sister Mrs. Sarah CAULFIELD in Lancefield may know where he is. She is going to charge him with desertion. Not found. 6 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMS, Hartley, Supreme Court, writes in 1898 asking police help to stop men coming into his property at Malvern and stealing fruit from his trees.  2 pages, List 21.

WILLIAMS, John.  Anonymous letter of 1908 criticizes his sons William, formerly in postal department, and Ishmael, in railway department, for fleecing their father of his money and leaving him destitute.  Another son Alfred is also in the railway department, and a married sister lives in Perth W.A.  The father is living ‘in a tenament in Chewton’ and hard up.  3 pages, List 4.

WILLIAMS, Kate, 69 years, Brunswick, took grand-daughter Gladys NICOL to a quarry hole and threw her and herself in.  Gladys escaped and ran to alert aunt Charlotte O’BRIEN, who took Kate home and called a doctor who pronounced her as having a ‘weak intellect’. 6 pages, List 100.

WILLIAMS, Lena, sought by mother in Campsie, Sydney in 1911; 22 years.  Found, married to John HARROWER.  4 pages, List 95.

WILLIAMS, Mary, took ill and died at Dunolly in 1911; she was living with Frederick SCHMIDT, a travelling tinsmith, and was a widow, her husband having been killed in the mines at Newcastle NSW.  Mary was born there, 28 years, had two boys who were believed to be with their grandmother.  Payment for burial was sought.  8 pages, List 100.

WILLIAMS, Nicholas, engineer, West Melbourne, in 1912 asked police to find his wife who has left him.  Alleges she knew about an abortion committed on Mrs G. CLARK, who subsequently died in hospital; inquest held.  Detective Report states he has a criminal record and is a wife beater.  5 pages, List 102

WILLIAMS, P.M., formerly in Tasmania police force, left his 9 year old daughter Beryl with his sister Mrs. PURKISS and has not paid maintenance.  Found.  10 pages, List 83.

WILLIAMS, Reginald, Private 9400 Scottish Rifles Glasgow, wrote in 1915 asking police to find his mother Mrs. Arthur PAGE.  He left Australia 5 years ago as a sailor and enlisted there.  A.M. BLACKWOOD of Woodlands U.F. Church Institute also wrote on his behalf.  Mother found.  9 pages, List 54.

WILLIAMS, Richard, and wife, left Cornwall c1853 for Australia.  He kept hotels in Kadina and Moonta, and is believed to have died in the 1890s.  In 1909 his nephew Thomas Henry RICHARDS wrote from North Ipswich, Qld seeking information.  His cousins Charlotte HOCKING and J. LAURENCE found, but have no information.  24 pages, List 55.

WILLIAMS, Rose, Camperdown, wrote in 1917 re getting her brother’s suitcase as he had been killed in the war.  It was left with a hotelkeeper, PEDDER, who handed it to returned soldier W. PRICE in Adelaide.  Price claims his wife Sophie has it, but she denies.  He absconds from hospital.  14 pages, List 75.

WILLIAMS, Sarah Ann, Patersonia, wrote in 1916 re son Andrew George Williams, 25 years, last heard of working in a sawmill at Healesville.  3 pages, List 79.

WILLIAMS, Thomas H.  Left Wales for Australia c1887, leaving a young wife and two children behind.  Last heard of at Steiglitz c1895.  Information sought by Mrs. D.I. JONES c/- Mrs. MORGAN, Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902.  ‘It would be a great relief … if he was dead anyway the worthless wretch.’  Not found.  6 pages, List 42.

WILLIAMSON, alias WILLIAMS, Ambrose, lives with his family at Bangerang near Warracknabeal.  File re suspected incest on first wife’s daughter Esther, who gives birth to a child at Geelong in 1900 and then stays with aunt Mrs. LEAHY in Richmond.  Esther maintains father of child is Thomas CLARK who worked for her father.  Child died.  Testimonies recorded, but no action taken.  19 pages, List 44.

WILLIAMSON, Arthur, Richmond, found injured in a laneway in Melbourne and taken to hospital, 1909.  3 pages, List 53.

WILLIAMSON, Mrs H., Queenstown, West Coast Tasmania, in 1909 asked police to find her sister Mrs John GENARD, who had run off with Neil COLLINS, whose mother lived in Creswick.  4 pages, List 87.

WILLIAMSON, W.J.  Writes from Sandon in 1897, re his application to join the force.  1 page, List 6.

WILLIS, -. Ex constable. Correspondence in 1901 re maintenance of his children Marion, Ethel, Susan and Eileen at Convent of Good Shepherd, and Francis John who was with Mrs. WEIGHTMAN of Collingwood. 13 Pages, List 2.

WILLS, Alfred, died suddenly while working for John CREELMAN, farmer, Bald Hills.  His brother Thomas complains about burial costs etc.  15 pages, List 83.

WILMS, Monica Lillian, 14 years, left her home in Port Melbourne in 1916 and believed to have married a soldier – MUNRO.  Several letters from her mother Eleanor asking police help to find her.  Found.  23 pages, List 76.

WILSON, Albert Leo, sought by wife E., Sydney NSW, in 1913. He was believed to be involved with picture shows, and may use name HAGAN.  Small magazine photo on file, where he is called ‘The Pumpkin King’.  Not found.  20 pages, List 94.

WILSON, Alfred, sought by wife Christina at Warrnambool in 1908.  He left for Queensland 2 years ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 59.

WILSON, Angus, wrote from Lithgow NSW in 1912, re his father Allen, born near Inverness Scotland, arrived Melbourne 1883; left NSW railways 5 years prior, going on land in Victoria with brother James and John, and not heard from since.  Not found.  7 pages, List 35.

WILSON, Daisy, wrote in 1896, asking confidential enquiries as to whether her brother in law Henry SOULE was still at Chiltern.  Local police report rumour she is pregnant to him.  4 pages, List 36.

WILSON, Ellen Frances. Maggie O’CONNOR of Clifton Hill writes in 1899 regarding this child. Police find she and her father F.W. Wilson left Garfield 18 months previously and can’t be found. Maggie visits Ellen’s mother ‘in the Asylum’. 11 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Emma Lillian, wrote from St. Margaret’s Hospital Sydney in 1901, re Jim CHAMBERS, who she met in Wagga and got her pregnant.  He left for Melbourne and hasn’t returned; found.  8 pages, List 53.

WILSON, Francis Alexander, 6 years, drowned in a dam at Lima near Benalla in 1900.  Anonymous letter alleges he as murdered.  Report states Mrs. TURNER (prostitute) and Mrs. HOSKINSON made the allegations.  Mother Margaret O’DONNELL lived with George CLARK/CLARKE for some time, and the child was with him at the time of the accident.  No truth in allegations.  9 pages, List 44

WILSON, Leslie William, shot his daughter Dorothy Jean, then himself in 1919.  He was a returned soldier.  Copy of evidence to be tendered at inquest; witnesses Patience Jane BENTLEY, George Harry HUNTER, Hubert Clive BENTLEY, Herbert BENTLEY, Evelyn Maud WILSON, Fanny Lavinia WILSON, Bertha Helen LEES, Leslie Tinsley DANIELS.  19 pages, List 31.

WILSON, Mrs. Mary Ann, Bushford near Woodford, wrote in 1912 asking what to do regarding a woman who had given a false name on marriage.  Local police report she is referring to Winifred Paul McLAREN, illegitimate daughter of Agnes, who was born at the house of Mrs. Grace DAVEY and raised by her and called her mother.  Winifred had recently married George McDONALD and given her surname as Davey.  Police decide not to charge her with any offence.  Local police also comment on Wilson, ‘a very undesirable character’ who lived apart from her husband and had 3 children to Robert  NICOL of Rose Hill, Grasmere.  When he announced his engagement to Miss TOZER, Wilson took the 3 children to his house.  He subsequently shot himself.  Wilson’s letter is in pencil and very faint.  4 pages, List 35.

WILSON, Nellie, 14 years, went missing in 1917; mother Ethel Mary, North Melbourne asks help to find her and encloses a small, very dark photo of Nellie.  4 pages, List 71.

WILSON, Thomas and SLATER, Henry, put on trial for shooting with intent to murder Constable Archibald COOPER who found them attempting to rob grocer T. MITCHELL’s shop in Fitzroy in 1919.  Various sets of fingerprints on file, c50 pages, some duplicates, List 27.

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WILTSHIRE, Gertrude, North Melbourne, gave birth to female illegitimate child in 1896, father Alfred MURN.  She claims that a Mrs. LAFLUER adopted the child and took it to Kalgoorlie, but police believe she abandoned it in Geelong.  Investigation inconclusive, so no charges laid.  27 pages, List 38.

WIMPOLE, Mrs.  George Hotel St., asks police protection as she has several Germans working for her and has heard soldiers might attack, 1916.  List 6.

WINCH, George, sought by Mrs. Thomas OPSIT of Kingston, Dunedin in 1900, has taken her daughter Ruby away with him.  He’s married with a family.  Not found.  10 pages, List 47.

WINDRAM, Thomas, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1910; statements of sister Olive and mother Mary on file. No prosecution.  10 pages, List 93.

WINES, Mrs W., Ringarooma, Tasmania, wrote in 1911 re daughter Emma, married to Jack COFFEY, and living in Purnim; has heard she has been murdered.  False, they have left owing debts.  5 pages, List 99.

WINSTANLEY, Arthur.  An unknown male, c30 years, was found dead in the bush at Kangaroo Flat in 1900, by Edward HESTER, a contractor.  He had shot himself.  At first it was thought to be Winstanley, and his mother was interviewed, but he was found in NSW.  Two photos of deceased are on the file.  He remained unidentified, and his property was subsequently sold to pay for burial costs.  Large file, List 44.

WINTER, Daniel, sought by daughter Ethel Mary, Glebe Sydney in 1910.  She was born c1887, sent to Reformatory School when 16.  Her mother is Nellie nee MUNDLE, and she was one of five children, the others being Alice, Ruby, Charles and Kate.  7 pages, List 92.

WINTERS, Henry Claud and Stanley Laurence. Showmen. Henry and his wife leave their children with Mrs. LEWIS of Collingwood in 1890, agreeing to send money for their keep, but fail to do so. 1891.  List 1.

WINTON, Robert Drysdale, deserted wife Catherine Mary at Drouin in 1913; ship’s officer, Scot, 48 years, believed at Port Darwin.  Letter from him on file.  17 pages, some repetition.  List 92.

WISEMAN, Percy L., sought by sister Mary, Warrnambool, in 1911; he had been drinking heavily, is ill.  Found.  6 pages, List 100.

WITHERIDGE, Vera, illegitimate daughter of Dorothy, 17 years, who came from Mitcham South Australia to give birth in Melbourne.  Dorothy herself was the illegitimate child of Edith who then married Thomas HODGE and has died.  Dorothy claims Vera’s father is cousin Wilfred WALTERS.  No prosecution.  10 pages, List 100.

WITHERINGTON, Howard, miller, 54 years.  Information sought by Worcestershire police in 1902 on behalf of his brother J.T., chemist.  Found.  11 pages, List 42.

WITHERS, B., wrote strange letter from Coreen NSW in 1906, asking police to get his brother John in Footscray to stop hounding him; has had to leave Melbourne because of it.  Police interview John who says he has been acting strangely for years.  4 pages, List 31.

WITHERSPOON, H.W., wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1899.  His nephew H.F. Witherspoon arrived recently from London and was to meet with him, but hasn’t. 8 pages, List 42.

WITTENBERG, Henry.  Reported death of his 14 day old child at Newtown, Geelong, in 1899.  6 pages, List 17.

WITTGENSTEIN, William F., sought by Mrs. MA. MAY, Newtown, Sydney, his mother in law, in 1895.  Her eldest daughter eloped with him from Rockhampton, and since her death c1884 they have looked after her two children; he has never paid anything for their keep.  Found, married with children.  7 pages, List 26.

WOLFE, Kathleen, 24 years, wife of Rudolph, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1913.  File reveals her real name as Kathleen GRAHAM, and she was living apart from her husband and with Wolfe.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 105.

WOLLEN, William, chemist, Prahran, died suddenly in 1900. 2 pages, List 51.

WONNACOT, Mrs. Annie, Armadale, deserted by her husband in 1915; he has gone to New Zealand, is a tailor’s cutter.  A very detailed report on the situation; he claimed she abused him.  9 pages, List 80.

WOOD, Mrs Elizabeth Ann, Prahran, attempted suicide in 1913.  No prosecution, mitigating circumstances.  4 pages, List 108.

WOOD, Freeman, draper.  Information on his reported death sought by wife Bertha, Paddington, in 1910; he has a 15 year old daughter.  No record of death.  7 pages, List 93.

WOOD, Helen, wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1896 re her husband Thomas, who left her and their 2 sons.  Not found.  16 pages, List 29

WOOD, James, sought by daughter Eva Margaret MELBOURNE, Neerim South, in 1912.  He went to New Zealand and hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  9 pages, List 104.

WOOD, John Sampson, found dead at Prahran, 73 years, widower, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

WOOD, John Wallace.  Grocer, 313 Victoria St., West Melbourne.  Report on fire there in 1898.  Employee Robert SOMERVILLE and married woman Catherine MORRISON there.  2 pages, List 18.

WOOD, Priscilla.  Died suddenly at Geelong in 1899; report on.  5 pages, List 8.

WOODGATE, Martha.  Unknown body found on beach at Mentone in 1897 by Henry JOURDIAN, and taken to Mentone Hotel (GERMAINE licensee).  Subsequently clothing identified by aunt Mrs GRUNDY of Richmond as belonging to her niece Martha Woodgate.  She believed she was pregnant to a railway porter named COPELAND.  43 pages, List 40.

WOODHOUSE, Clarence, Moonee Ponds; wrote in 1914 complaining of police treatment of his son Edgar; he was not informed his son was in custody.  Report states son requested family not be told.  10 pages, List 113.

WOODS, Ellen, widow, gave birth to an illegitimate child at Colac in 1909.  Report on care needed for her; father in law John at Chilwell declines to help.  5 pages, List 88.

WOODS, George, Mia Mia, in 1912 asks details of his father John’s jailing for cattle stealing in the 1850s.  Report shows he died in jail in 1859.  4 pages, List 104.

WOODS, Helena/Elizabeth and Charlotte STATTON/STRATTON arrested in Chinese laundry in Melbourne in 1894; allegation that they were ‘on the brink of destruction’ so arrested on vagrancy charge.  They claimed they had been referred to a Chinese couple for a lodging house by Mr. THUNDERBOLT, Inspector of Nuisances.  Police say the woman is a prostitute.  Woods (called WOOLCOCK in newspaper report) was a Ward of State and had had an illegitimate child; Statton was from New Zealand, her parents had returned there from Melbourne and left her behind.  5 pages, List 38

WOODWARD, A.M. wrote from Caulfield in 1895 re her uncles George BLOODWORTH who left England in 1847 and Frank BLOODWORTH who left in 1850.  They would be 67 and 58 years old now.  Not traced.  6 pages, List 29.

WOOD BEILBY, John.  Complains in 1894 that Catherine LOWSBY, 15yr old, whom he took in, refuses to work as a servant unless paid, and is unskilled.  He wishes to return her to her father William in Melbourne, but he can’t be found.  12 pages, List 3.  [See also his application for government employment on the Applications web page.]

WOOD BEILBY, John. Living in Beechworth, 1898. Had been there fourteen years. Police report he is eccentric, keeps indecent pictures, has a high turnover of women housekeepers. He is 80 years old.  List 1.

WOOD BEILBY, J., writes from Beechworth in 1899, complaining his property is being robbed; two letters on file.  List 41.

WOOLCOTT, Sarah Ann, poisoned herself in 1882; report.  6 pages, List 58.

WOOLLEY, Alfred.  Asks police help regarding Charles WENDT, who, after suffering from typhoid fever for months, has disappeared, leaving his wife and children anxious about him.  Found  12 pages, List 56.

WOOLPERT, Hazel, attempted suicide in 1914, 22 years, married; mother Jennie ECKWORTH.  4 pages, List 76.

WOOLSTON, Ruth Annie, alleges sexual interference by her brother William at Richmond in 1899, then retracts the claim; she is 15 years old and found to be pregnant.  Warning:  there is some graphic material in this file.  15 pages, List 42.

WOOLSTON, Thomas.  Sought by his mother in Richmond, in 1906.  He left there in 1901 with the RULE family, would be c25yrs of age. Police report the family are “all slightly mad”, drink and quarrel among themselves.  9 pages, List 4.

WORSDELL, Horace, wanted for 1883 Brunswick bank robbery.  An attempt to identify him as a criminal named SWEENEY is undertaken, but the photo on file is stated to be that of Alfred EHRENBERG, an employee of A. HARRIS, tobacconist, and not under suspicion for the robbery.  List 58.

WORTHINGTON, Bessie, murdered at her parent’s home at Thornbury by husband Frank Sydney Harold Thomas Worthington, who then killed himself.  Very detailed report of their backgrounds; they had a daughter Valerie before marriage, he had left his first wife Elsie, and two children.  Letter from his sister in law Mary STALLWOOD of Annadale on file, as well as plan of house and 4 photos of him, as a boxer, athlete and a studio portrait.  This is a very large file, with some graphic detail.  List 60.

WORTHINGTON, Edward, c35 years, brush maker, born Preston, Lancashire England, single, left Perth WA for Melbourne.  Alfred MAYOR, Spearwood, Fremantle, sought him in 1911.  7 pages, List 99.

WORTHINGTON, Frank, 26 years, confesses to Salvation Army officer in 1887 that he embezzled money from STEINER & CO., dyers, Manchester c7 years ago, and fled to Australia.  His parents lived at Morton near Runcon, Cheshire.  3 pages, List 56.

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WRAGGE, Arthur Darwin. Wife Elizabeth writes from Rockhampton in 1901, seeking details, but he is not found.  List 1.

WREN, John. Number of files on his illegal Collingwood tote, 1894. Details monies spent getting evidence against the tote, 1897. Re prosecution for running tote, 1898.  List 1.

WREN, John.  Assaulted at election meeting in 1907; William Bell JACKSON, ‘an old man’ is identified as assailant, but no charge laid.  4 pages, List 15.  See also entry for SWINBURNE, George.

WRIGGLESWORTH, Alfred, surveyor, born Stepney London 1847.  Information sought by wife Annie, Fitzroy, in 1910.  She hadn’t seen him for some years, but has heard he was in Melbourne recently.  Not found.  11 pages, List 54.

WRIGHT, Mrs. A.J., wrote from Balmain Sydney in 1899 re her husband George, ‘an elderly gentleman’ supposed to be keeping a hotel.  Not found.  19 pages, List 42.

WRIGHT, Charles, Superintendent of Police, Brighton, Tasmania, wrote two letters regarding his son Richard Andrew joining the Victorian police force.  4 pages, List 31.

WRIGHT, Finlay.  Wrote from Sydney in 1898 seeking his brother James’s possessions.  States that he suicided in Victoria in 1870, was a Clerk of Petty Sessions, former army captain, owned land etc.  Police find that no one of that name was ever a CPS, and that one who suicided was called Walter Gavin Wright.  6 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Henry. Born Fitzroy, married Mary Jane MARSH in Melbourne 1898, giving parents as James and Mary nee WILLIAMS; subsequently found to have previously married Caroline FERNE in 1895 using the name Henry Albert JONES, with Emma Wright as his mother. No prosecution as first wife is in New Zealand and minister is overseas, so no witnesses. Second wife returned to her mother after he bashed her.  Copies of two marriage certificates on file.  14 pages.  List 1.

WRIGHT, James, wrote from Katamatite in 1897, complaining of Dookie police interference.  They report he was working at a local vineyard and ‘became infatuated with Miss FOY of the Gladstone Hotel’ and kept sending her letters.  She asked police to get him to stop.  6 pages, List 40.

WRIGHT, Samuel, charged with unlawful assault on 6 year old Mabel STEETH, daughter of Jessie and Arthur, at Fitzroy in 1896.  She is his niece; he’s found insane and committed to asylum.  Witness was Louisa MAURER, 7 years, her cousin.  16 pages, List 39.

WRIGLEY, W.H., deserted from H.M.S. Powerful at Hobart in 1913; mother lived in Brighton.  Photo on file.  4 pages, List 93.  See introduction re copying of photos.

WROE, John. 1863 report on the activities of the Wroeits, a religious group.  List 1.

WYATT, Mrs. S.A., Redfern NSW, wrote in 1917 re PENWARN, who was a detective in the 1870s.  Arthur Frederick Penwarn, son of George, interviewed, but no connection.  6 pages, List 72.

WYMER, George.  Tenders for various repairs to Tylden police station, 1864, 8 pages, List 14WYNDHAM SHIRE.  Shire Secretary forwards complaint from local residents William OUTEN, Thomas GIEVE, G. ROBINS, A. ORR and A. HANSEN regarding the cremation of an Indian (name given as MILA RAM, 16 years old, from the Punjab, died in hospital) on a local Shire road.  Police report that the cremation was organized by Mr. ISSARD of La Trobe St Melbourne, who had arranged similar events at Sandringham.  The van which delivered the body was driven by Frederick A. MIDDLETON.  5 pages, List 30.

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YARRA BEND ASYLUM.  Large file, commences in 1909 with complaints from staff about youths misbehaving in the asylum grounds at weekends (they were used for football/cricket matches) and requests for police protection.  In 1910 nurse Mary COOK was sexually assaulted at night while walking to work there, and the offence is linked to attacks on other women.  Further requests for police protection to 1913.  List 107.

YATES, Charles H., wrote from Darlinghurst in 1912, asking police to collect wages due to him from WHITELAWS in Flinders St.  NSW police report he has been arrested for wife desertion.  Whitelaws state he owes them money for damaging property.  6 pages, List 35.

YATES, James William, deserted wife Emily in Adelaide in 1906; 25 years, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  10 pages, List 71.

YATES, Margaret, wife of John Noble Yates, evangelist and homeopathic, died in 1887.  In 1888 he named as co-responded in LEIGHTON divorce case.  Some people think her death was suspicious and police take statements from Clara and Thomas George COLLINGS and John Thomas Tully HARDING and conclude no evidence.  9 pages, List 56.

YATES, Philip (or Patrick), died at Kelly’s Basin Tasmania in 1899, c32 years, had been drinking heavily.  His wife May (nee PHILIPS) was to be informed, but couldn’t be found.  17 pages, List 42.

YATES/YEATES, Thomas.  Petition for remission of sentence of 3 months imprisonment, 1865; is 64yrs old, had his hand shot off 10 yrs ago; signs with an X.  4 pages, List 3.

YATES, Thomas Alexander, Norong near Rutherglen, in 1909 explains failure to register birth of daughter Eileen Mary in time.  4 pages, List 88.

YEE HING CHINESE SOCIETY, Bendigo.  Newspaper reports of ‘secret’ Chinese society in 1899 prompt report.  Persons interviewed: Dan YOUNG, Hang YEE, Hang HOY, Park LOON, Lee KIM, William HING.  15 pages, List 42.

YEEND, Percy William, sought by father William, Moree NSW in 1914.  He was 21 years, a cyclist, ‘decoyed away from Sydney 18 months ago by a married woman named ROWE.’  Found.  8 pages, List 110.

YEUNGROON EAST STATE SCHOOL, near Charlton.  Teacher Miss FLOWERS subjected to harassment by unknown person in 1895, who attempted to burn down the school, sent insulting poem, forged a transfer application and forged resident petition.  The school is on the land of EDYVEAN family; she boards with EDWARDS family.  Letter from William HILLIARD on file.  Offender not found. 8 pages, List 28.

YOUNG, Albert.  Sought by Govt. Statist, 1897.  Has left his wife Lily and daughter; was a traveller for Singer sewing machines, c26 years old, family in New Zealand.  4 pages, List 6.

YOUNG, Mrs E., Northcote, wrote in 1913; she has recently been discharged from hospital as incurable, has dropsy etc., their children have been committed to the Department of Neglected Children.  She wants her husband David to support her; is currently staying with a friend Mrs BLOCKLEY, but she can’t afford to keep her there.  6 pages, List 106.

YOUNG, Elizabeth Harriet Hester. Married Charles James RICH at Fitzroy in 1909; he claimed to be a widower, but she has found out his first wife Martha Elizabeth CROUCH is still alive. Both marriage certificates on file. 7 pages.  List 1.

YOUNG, Geoffrey, 15 years, sought by father F.J., Naval Depot, Rushcutters Bay Sydney, in 1913.  He had formerly lived in Coburg.  Not found.  9 pages, List 106.

YOUNG, James, sought by wife G., Charters Towers, in 1909.  He left 7 years ago, was a traveller for an insurance company.  Not found.  7 pages, List 89.

YOUNG, Lindsay, 27 years, reporter, married and living apart from wife, attempted suicide in 1917; his father is employed on the Register newspaper in Adelaide.  10 pages, List 73.

YOUNG, Sarah, gave birth to a male child who died at Dry Creek near Bonnie Doon, in 1895.  Mother Charlotte is the wife of Lee Young, licensee of the Diggers Rest Hotel.  Sarah is 17 years old. Neighbour Elizabeth KRUSE/KHRUSE, wife of Adolph is a witness.  Inquest file and discussion re charging her with infanticide.  15 pages, List 28.

YOUNG or MORGAN, William, found in the bush at Woomelang in 1916, suffering from the DTs, subsequently died.  Father Farmer Young asked to pay burial expenses; brother Frank wrote from Mount Gambier.  7 pages, List 79.

YUCK WAH, died at Morrisons in 1900, aged 78 years.  He had lived there for 30 years.  Police ask if inquest necessary; no.  4 pages, List 44.

YULE, Charles G., Sergeant of Police, Dundee, Scotland, wrote in 1899 re the death of his uncle William Yule at Yapeen near Castlemaine, and the assets he would have left.  Police find insufficient to pay creditors.  6 pages, List 38.

YURACKA, Catherine, Perth, wrote in 1908 re her husband Joseph who had deserted her, believed in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 84.

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ZAGARI, Tony.  Bomb thrown at the house he occupied with Antonio BARBARO and Vincent SASSONI, in 1928.  4 pages, List 4.

ZEHNDER, Charles.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1904 seeking information about him.  Not found.  11 pages, List 10.

ZELIFF, Frederick, formerly a sailor, last heard of at Avoca, sought by nephew Floyd HURLBUT, Princeton University in 1901, of behalf of mother who is nearly 90.  Zeliff is c40 years, an American.  7 pages, List 51.

ZERNA, Rosie Annie.  Gave birth to child Percy at Women’s hospital in 1912l, only 15 years old; suspected father of child named, 1912.  List 15.

ZIGI, Angelo.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details about him in 1877.  7 pages, List 5.

ZILLMAN, J.H.L., Redfern, formerly clergyman in Melbourne, wrote in 1916 re his wife’s mother Mrs FULLERTON, widow of the late Captain, R.N., Harbour Master of Port of Melbourne; his wife Rubina is ill.  6 pages, List 80.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAMES, Arnaldo, 33 years, son of Giovanni.  Police in Alexandria, Egypt, wrote in 1913 enclosing a photo and fingerprints, and ask if he is known here; no. 6 pages and photo.  List 74.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REEVES, Francis, sought by brother W.A., Winnipeg, Canada, in 1914.  He was born at Acton, London, has had two silver medals and two bags of coins which belong to the writer, and was going to send them years ago, but never did.   Found, is foreman of Fitzroy Gardens.  6 pages, List 76.

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

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

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

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

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

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

REILLY, Peter, of Virginia, Co Cavan Ireland, sought by Miss K.A. SMITH, Hartford, Conn., USA in 1913.  Seven children settled in Melbourne; Kate, Susan, John, Charles, Maggie, Mary Ann and James.  Police trace Charles, a railway ganger at Mystic Park and Mary Ann now Mrs STOW of Meredith near Swan Hill.  12 pages, List 73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RICE, Norman Lawrence, sought by wife Eleanor in 1913.  He sent her and their three children home to England; she is living with her parents in Kerwick, Cumberland.  He has never sent maintenance and she has heard he is living with – STRICKLAND in Ballarat.  Police find he was a boarder and owes Strickland and her relatives money.  File covers 1913-1914.  48 pages, List 73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RIST, Fred., taxi cab proprietor, Middlesborough England, wrote in 1913 re Mr J. TAYLOR, a blacksmith, a recent arrival in Melbourne.  Not found.  7 pages, List 74

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROSS, Campbell, went to Melbourne c1912.  In 1914 the Chief Constable of Grantown-on-Spey, Elginshire Scotland wrote on behalf of his parents, hadn’t heard from him for over a year.  He was a mechanic, c26 years.  Found.  5 pages, List 78.

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

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

ROTHERAM, John P., Green Island, New York, USA, wrote in 1892 re his siblings William and Jane (Mrs WILSON), who were living in Kew, but haven’t answered his letters.  Found.  3 pages, List 76.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAMUEL, Eliza, wrote from Llanelly, Carmenthenshire Wales in 1901 re her husband Captain Edward SAMUEL, who was due to return from Australia and hasn’t.  Photograph and 10 pages.  List 4.

SAMUEL, Thomas, sought by Catherine Mary Samuel, Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley South Wales, in 1914.  He was born in 1883, parents David and Margretta of Gwalia House Trealaw.  He left in 1904, not heard from since 1906.  She has an 11 year old child.  7 pages, List 78.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAUL, Arthur Marshall Kennersley, deserted wife L., at Southampton England in 1913, believed to be in Melbourne with another woman.  8 pages, List 73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHEPIS, Antonio, sought by Italian Consul in 1914, on behalf of US relatives.  Found in 1910, married with a child.  Consul states he has a wife in Italy.  File covers 1909-1915.  40 pages, List 77.

SCHIMPF, Jacob, native of Niederweisel, Germany; was living with his sister Mrs Elizabeth ILLES at Eaglehawk, when he disappeared in the bush and the body was not found til years later.  Fritz LEYPOLDT had acted as his solicitor but was now in gaol.  Carl August BERG and James THOMAS had paid money into a trust account for her.  Very detailed report on Leypoldt’s financial dealings.  In 1914 German Consulate wrote iseeking details of behalf of relatives there.  15 pages, List 77.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOTT, Sydney C., sought by father John, King’s Lyn, Norfolk England in 1913; found.  4 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

SCULLY, James, sought by John HENNESSY Jnr, Arlington, Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1913.  James was the brother of his late mother, and was from Derry Na Hinch Co Kilkenny Ireland.  He was last heard of 45 years ago, when staying with Andrew CARROLL, Oaklands, Greenvale Broadmeadows.  Carroll’s widow interviewed.  9 pages, List 75.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHACKEL, Alexander Herbert S., Sgt Major, left France in 1918 for Melbourne; discharged from army, was going to send for his wife Ethel Maude and child to join him, but hasn’t done so.  6 pages, List 77.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHAW, James, upholsterer, left London in 1911 for Melbourne, and last heard of in Coburg.  In 1913 his wife A, wrote from Glasgow Scotland seeking information.  His brother John interviewed.  Not found.  5 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHIELDS, Robert C., Liverpool England, wrote in 1913 re his father Thomas of Newcastle England, who emigrated to Melbourne c50 years ago; nothing has been heard for 20 years and now he has been told that someone is advertising for his next of kin.  5 pages, List 73.

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

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

SHOWER, Joseph A., sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in Melbourne in 1913. on behalf of Mrs Milada DUCKE, Bohemia.  Found.  4 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

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

SIMMONS, Charles, left Birmingham England for Melbourne c1893, compositor; sought by half brother Henry, Strickley, Birmingham in 1913.  6 pages, List 73.

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

SIMPSON, George, Urich, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1914, seeking details of the estates of Tom and Louis TRAXLER, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 78.

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

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

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

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

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

SINCLAIR, A.M., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1914, seeking maintenance from husband John Henry, son of Rev John Sinclair of Geelong.  Found.  13 pages, List 78.

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

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

SINGER, Nathan.  Information sought by Newark New York Court in 1914; he has deserted his wife and children there.  Believed to be in Melbourne with Rose FEILER and working for Jacob SUROKIEWICH.  6 pages, List 78.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SLOYAN, Mrs B.J., nee E. JOHNSTON, wrote from New York USA in 1914 re her uncle George JOHNSTON, born Ireland, elderly, not heard from for some years.  Traced to Portland Benevolent Asylum where he had died.  5 pages, List 78.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMITH, Edwin Taylor, sought by wife, Merivale, New Zealand.  They separated in 1906 and he left with Jean ROBERTSON for Melbourne; in 1911 she reported to police that he had not paid maintenance for the last year.  7 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

SMITH, Richard, Cobden, wrote in 1914, is working on an invention that will help police.  Report states  c35 years, labourer, has 4 siblings there.  4 pages, List 114.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMITH, Thomas, native of Deptford, Sunderland England, 49 years, sought by sisters Sarah Jane STERLING and Elizabeth TINDALL of Maidstone Kent, in 1904.  Found.  11 pages, List 51.

SMITH, Thomas, stoker, left wife of 3 months in Dunedin New Zealand in 1913 and went to Melbourne.  She has a 12 year old daughter to support and is now destitute.  Found.  15 pages, List 75.

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

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

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

SMITH, William George, born Wiltshire England, c53 years, sought by wife whom he has deserted in Ottawa Canada in 1913.  They both worked for ‘Cameron & Co., lumber dealers Oporgo/Oprongo (?) Cut’.  She was a ‘comfortable widow’ before marriage.  He had a brother John, and both had sailed to Melbourne when William was about 16 years old.  Not found.  9 pages, List 74.

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

SMITH, William Napier.  Chicago Detective Police sought an update on him on behalf of his wife Ann, who received a report in 1895.  He found to be living in Melbourne with a wife and children.  7 pages, List 61.

SMITH, William Stuart, sought by Anthony C. WHITE, solicitor, Ayr, Scotland, in 1909; last heard of in 1880 at Elsternwick.  Found.  9 pages, List 59.

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

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

SNELL, Julia Bryan, Savannah, Georgia USA, wrote in 1906 seeking confidential report on John J. STEELE, who arrived in Melbourne c1884 and had a shirt manufacturing business.  Found to have married Ann Jane DON and gone interstate.  8 pages, List 56.

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

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

SNOOK, Sgt A., Calcutta police, wrote in 1907 re his brother George, not heard from since 1903.  Found. 6 pages, List 56.

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

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

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

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

SOMERVILLE, James F.  Information sought by John H. BURROUGHS, Boston, Mass., USA in 1909.  His relative Mrs Henrietta HUTCHINS met Somerville in Europe and may have married him.  He is concerned for her welfare.  5 pages, List 60.

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

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

SORLEY, James, married Isabella McGregor in 1904; 2 children, Isabella Campbell Sorley and Roberta McGregor Sorley, deserted them.  Married Annie Dickie COOPER in London in 1912, then sailed for Australia with her, believed in Melbourne.  Glasgow Parish Council sought maintenance from him in 1912 for support of his wife and family.  Found, promises to send money.  7 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPERO, Morris, Russian Jew, 39 years.  In 1906 Johannesburg police send photo and fingerprints and ask if he has any record in Victoria; no.  8 pages, List 55.

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

SPIRITO, Gaetano Santo, sought by Italian Consul on behalf of his wife in Borgata di Bacoli, who hasn’t heard for some years.  He was an ice cream manufacturer and vendor, c55 years.  13 pages, List 49.

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

SPONG, Edward T., Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1913 on letterhead of Island Amateur Aquatic Association, seeking relatives in Melbourne.  Grandmother located.  7 pages, List 63.

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

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

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

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

STAINER, H.D., Southsea, Hampshire England, wrote in 1906 re Jane Ann Stainer nee ROBINSON.  Found with father – WEBSTER in Newport.  3 pages, List 56.

STAINES, William, sought by brother Henry Gibbons Staines, Forest House, James lane, Leytonstone, Essex, in 1911; was in Geelong, hasn’t heard for some months.  Found.  [Letter damaged].  4 pages, List 69.

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

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

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

STANLEY, John, born 1876.  In 1913 South African police send his photo and fingerprints and ask if he is know here; no.  5 pages, List 74.

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

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

STANSFIELD, James S., Manchester, England, wrote in 1908 on behalf of Mr & Mrs HAMPSON.  Their daughter Elizabeth Ann had married George HAYWARD and emigrated to Australia, but he had deserted her.  She took a job with Mr and Mrs HILL, market gardeners, Korumburra, but letters are unanswered.  Found.  7 pages, List 58.

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

‘STAR OF THE EAST’ magazine 1911, published by the Vedanta Society, manager is J.S. WARNER, editor is Sister AVABAMIA, his wife.  In 1912 Bombay police asks for a ‘strictly confidential enquiry’ into the magazine and involvement in Ram Krishna Vedante Mission. The Society has rooms in Melbourne.  A very detailed report is supplied.  10 pages, plus 36 page magazine.  List 70. CONNECTION FOUND.

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

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

STEPHENSON, Frederick, left Reddish, Stockport England and not heard from since 1913.  In 1916 vicar writes on behalf of his wife, seeking maintenance.  Found working at Railway Hotel, Yarraville.  5 pages, List 53.

STERNBERG, Thomas A.G., Seattle Lighting Co., Washington, USA, wrote in 1904 re his brother Carl Algot, last heard of in Brazil in 1893.  He was born in 1865 in Karlshamn Sweden.  Not found.  8 pages, List 49.

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

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

STEVENS, George.  Brussels police enclose photo and fingerprints in 1912, arrested there, and New Scotland Yard also seek details.  He was born in England in 1861, arrived Victoria 1870, a clerk, later convicted in England under another name.  11 pages, List 71.  See instructions regarding copying photographs.

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

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

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

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

STEVENSON, Henry George, sought by wife A., c/- Mrs SUMMERSBY, Manchester England in 1911.  He left 9 years ago, was in New Zealand 6 months ago, now believed in Melbourne. He is a Freemason and uses names KING and TAYLOR.  Not found.  13 pages, List 67.

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

STEVENSON, Robert, blacksmith, left England in 1912, and failed to pay maintenance to wife and three children, two of whom are twins, who live in New Kilpatrick Parish, Bearsdon, Scotland.  Parish Council write in 1917 and he is traced.  5 pages, List 49.

STILLMAN, Mrs Ellen, Gisborne, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re husband Edward Charles, a carpenter, who went to Melbourne for work.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

STOKOE, John George, drowned in S.S. Waratah in 1909; in 1912 his widow Mrs E., West Hartlepool England, wrote seeking details of any property he had in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 72.

STONE, S.W., sought by W.R. BAUM, Milton Regis Union Workhouse,  Sittingbourne, Kent England in 1911.  He left there in 1909 and has failed to send maintenance to his wife.  Found interstate under another name. 8 pages, List 67.

STOVE, David.  Information sought in 1911 by Mrs W. Stove, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada.  5 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

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

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

STREET, Captain Edwin, late of London, died 1918.  In 1919 executors of his estate wrote seeking James Slade Street and his family, who had been left a bequest.  Found.  8 pages, List 76.

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

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

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

STUART, Edmund, Bangor, Co Down Ireland, wrote in 1910 re his brother Henry, 78 years, not heard from for 25 years, was in Ballarat, then Creswick.  Found.  5 pages, List 67.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUTCLIFFE, Mrs. E., Shaw, Lancashire, England, wrote in 1910 re daughter Jane Lilian Stodd WOOD nee BUTTERWORTH, who left Oldham for Melbourne.  Found with J. HATTERSLEY.  7 pages, List 66.

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

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

SUTHERLAND, Peter, deaf and dumb sailor, fleeced of cash while on voyage from England to relatives in Australia in 1913.  Mrs B. WILSON of Redesdale, Kyneton and George WILSON of Sutton Grange take care of him.  7 pages, List 64.

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

SUTTON, Stephen Robert, Littleport Cambs., cycle agent, fled bankruptcy in England in 1913 with wife and family and arrived in Melbourne.  Official bankruptcy Trustee requested information, which is supplied.  14 pages, List 64.

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

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

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

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

SWANSEN, Charles, stowed away on a ship to Melbourne; 17 years.  Sought by his mother Margaret SWANSON, Bootle, Liverpool, England in 1909.  Not found.  10 pages, List 62.

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

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

SWEATLAND, Frederick Charles, sought in 1911 by cousin Miss A.A. BLADFORD, St John’s Wood, London England; in Melbourne over 20 years.  6 pages, List 68.

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

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

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

SWIFT, Joseph, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth, wrote in 1915 re his wife Nellie who left him and their children and ran off  to Melbourne with Ernest F. BARTHOLOMEW, a naval outfitter, by whom she was pregnant.  Traced, she tells police she wants to get away from Bartholomew because of his cruelty, and they and the Salvation Army help her to do so.  She went into domestic service, then asked police to fund her return to England, which is refused.  This is a very detailed file. 26 pages, List 54.

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

SWINDELLS, Mrs Annie, sought by brother James ASHWORTH, Huddersfield, Yorkshire England, in 1909.  Found.  5 pages, List 60.

SWISS POLICE wrote in 1912 (in German) seeking confirmation of details provided by two men charged with offences there.  The first was Frederick TURNER, son of John and Ann nee HARRIS, born 1886 San Francisco, father a furniture dealer; the second was George STEVENS alias FRANKLIN/SIMPSON/THOMPSON, son of late James Stevens and Mary nee GRATION, born 1859 Bendigo, married Emma CORNELIUS and Teresa CALLAGHAN.  Photos of both and set of fingerprints on file.  13 pages, List 71.

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

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

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

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TAGG, James, from Reading England, brewer, sought by solicitors Hedges & Son, Wallingford England in 1913.  The believed he had died around 1878, but no record is found.  On file are copies of letters from Ethel Blanche SINGLETON nee FARRELL and S.J. FARRELL stating that Tagg worked for their father Richard CLARK, brewer; and Thomas Tagg, whose father was also from Reading.  15 pages, List 74.

TAGGART, Fannie, c70 years, born Kappe Parish, Cullian Townland, Co Tyrone Ireland; left there when a young girl and settled in Melbourne.  Sought by Pittsburgh police in 1914 on behalf of her sister Mrs Ellen Taggart McDERMOTT, an old resident.  Not found.  5 pages, List 76.

TAIPANE, Hape, Arowhenua Pah, Temuka New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re son who was travelling with Wirth’s Circus in Australia and wished to return home. 6 pages, List 62.

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

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

TANK, Ludwig, Detroit, USA, wrote in 1906 re brother Frederick, not heard from for nearly 30 years.  Found.  7 pages, List 55.  [Surname may be KANK]

TANNER, Frank Victor, 30 years, sought by his mother Mrs. A. Tanner, Rochester, Kent, England, in 1916.  He and his wife Mary Gertrude were last from him in 1915.  Not found.  10 pages, List 53.

TARBURN, Mary Ann wrote from Paisley Scotland in 1892 re her husband George, a cab driver, who left there seven years ago and has not been heard of for some years; believed to be in Melbourne.  6 pages, List 2.

TARILTON, George A., sought by SON CUSTOM APPAREL CO., New Orleans, in 1912; formerly of Gulfport, Miss., USA.  Several letters from the Company on file.  Found.  18 pages, List 71,

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

TAYLOR, Archie Waler, wrote from Featherston New Zealand in 1917 re his wife Alice May nee SPRY, daughter of Fanny, who he hasn’t seen for two years.  Report states he had been in gaol under name POLLOCK.  17 pages, List 50.

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

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

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

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

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

TAYLOR, William, left wife S.G. at Stockport, England in 1903 for Sydney, after agreeing to pay maintenance.  In 1905 she wrote to police department as he had stopped paying; traced, he resumes maintenance.  In 1911 H.J. ROBINSON of Stockport wrote on her behalf, requesting return of personal property as he had died.  22 pages, List 68.

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

TEAL, John William, sought by son Edward, Sutton Cross Hills via Keighley England in 1910 to settle grandmother’s estate. The writer’s mother took out a maintenance order against him, but his mother paid his fare to Australia, 23 years ago.  He is a monumental mason but believed sheep shearing.  The writer is the only child of the marriage and believes others have taken the grandmother’s money.  Not found.  9 pages, List 65.

TEHAN, Mrs Thomas, St Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1908 re her brother Patrick BARRY, born Killarney Co Kerry, left in 1861 for Melbourne c22 years, involved in the timber business. Their parents were Patrick and Ellen nee ROBERTS.  Found.  8 pages, List 57.

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

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

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

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

THALMOND, Francois.  Russian Consul enquires in 1883 on behalf of niece Therese KOSLOWSKI.  16 pages, List 52.

THOM, A.G., born Aberdeen Scotland, went to Australia c1854, not heard of for 20 years, was then in Melbourne.  Information sought in 1909 by daughter M.A. WILSON, Warley, Birmingham, England.  Not found.  6 pages, List 59.

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

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

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

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

THOMPSON, Archibald, sought by niece Mrs MUNRO, Port Buchan, Broxburn, Linlithgow Scotland, in 1911.  He was a native of Edinburgh, a snuff manufacturer.  Not found.  4 pages, List 66.

THOMPSON, Bridget nee O’CONNOR, Halifax, Nova Scotia, wrote in 1912 re her brother John, not heard from since 1881 when in Preston, c75 years.  6 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

THOMPSON, Sarah Jane, Middleton Junction near Manchester England, wrote in 1913 re her son William LORD; not heard from for some time.  Found.  3 pages, List 75.

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

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

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

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

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

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

THORPE, William, sought by father W., Plaistow, London England, in 1913.  He was last heard of in Gippsland 20 years ago; hasn’t answered letters.  Found.  4 pages, List 64.

THROWER, Robert John, Catford, London England, wrote in 1914 re deceased brother William Drayton Thrower, who died in St Arnuad in 1913; asks details of his estate.  4 pages, List 76.

THURSFIELD, Mrs., of Congleton, Cheshire England wrote in 1892 re her sister Mrs. GUNNING who was living near Bairnsdale Victoria.  5 pages, List 2.

THURSTON, William and John, sought by Annie FOSBERRY, Gravesend Kent England in 1907, on behalf of their father Thomas who had met “with a very Bad accident”.  William was a butcher, born Williamstown, John born Gippsland.  Police established that Thomas married a widow, Rachel SMITH, and the two were her sons from a previous marriage.  Found, they state that he cleared out some years ago, and decline to help.  9 pages, List 56.

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

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

TICEHURST, Bernard William or GASSON, deserted his infant son in 1910 and went to Australia where he set up a butcher’s shop.  In 1913 his Beatrice Ethel URE asked police to find him.  Not found.  7 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

TIERNEY, William, sought by sister Mrs Thomas SUTTON, Bilboa, Co Carlow Ireland in 1911.  Was in police force 30 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

TIFFEN, J., Chief Engineer’s Office, Bulawayo Railway, South Africa, wrote in 1913 re his wife and children who were in Melbourne.  He has received a cable from his wife claiming she was robbed.  9 pages, List 75.

TILBURY, W., West Croydon, Surrey, England, wrote in 1905 for information on William CHURCHER, believed living in Melbourne.  5 pages, List 47.

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

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

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

TIPP, Mrs A. of Seattle, Washington USA, wrote in 1907, giving details below.  She was placed in the Industrial School when 7 years old.  There were three daughters, Mrs ARTHUR, Mrs DONLAN and herself.  7 pages, List 57.

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

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

TOBIN, Edmond and late John.  Chicago Detective Bureau USA wrote in 1909 seeking details of their families.  Edmond’s children were Ellen, Margaret, Minnie, Julia, Michael, Edward and Nora.  John’s were Ellen, Daniel, Nora and Johanna.  5 pages, List 61.

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

TOBIN, Joanna, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, wrote in 1918 re her father Martin’s uncle Martin Tobin, twice married, had  daughters.  Some Tobin members contacted, but not found.  9 pages, List 55.

TODD, William.  Local vicar of Castle Eden, County Durham England, writes in 1892 re Todd, two years ago living in Melbourne.  His parents are anxious to hear from him.  6 pages, List 2.

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

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

TOLLEY, Charles H., Buffalo, New York, wrote in 1918, giving personal details and asking if he is likely to be able to get employment in Victoria.  He was a metal polisher.  5 pages, List 50.

TOLLEY, Edward Albert.  Several letters in 1907 from solicitors Kennedy & Lusk, Napier New Zealand, urging prosecution of him for bigamy in Victoria, but his wife withdraws guarantee of paying expenses, and the case now proceeds.  22 pages, List 55.

TOLLITT, Joseph, Liverpool England, wrote in 1908 re father Joseph, a slater and plasterer, who left there c26 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 59.

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

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

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

TOMLINSON, Ralph, Dorchester, Boston USA, in 1907 sought his details of his uncle Robert  who went to Australia 1844, believed died in the 1860s, leaving a large estate. No trace. 4 pages, List 57.

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

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

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

TOUSSAINT, John H.A. Steenstra, ex coffee planter in Java, in 1909 at the Hague, Holland, wrote seeking family details of his uncle Pybo Karel Sjourd Steenstra Toussant, born 1824.  Not found.  7 pages, List 62.

TOWNSEND, Patrick, sought by niece Mrs Julia WALSH, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA in 1908.  He was born in Co Kilkenny Ireland and left in 1864.  Not found.  5 pages, List 59.

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

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

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

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

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

TRAVERS, Robert Pennison, Haverhill, Mass., USA, wrote in 1913 re brother William Bruno, who arrived in Melbourne in 1869 from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, with uncle and aunt Robert and Agnes BELLING and his sister Maud Tavers.  Maud married James SHORT.  It is some time since he has heard from them.  Not found.  7 pages, List 74.

TRONSEN, Andreas/Andrew, born Drammen, Norway, left there in the 1860s for England, where he was known as Peter ERIKSON.  In 1909 his brother Karl M. Tronsen, Milwaukee, USA, asked police to find him.  Their mother and sister Petra had died.  Not found.  6 pages, List 60.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUCKER, Eliza, 91 years, Bayswater, London England, wrote in 1911, has not heard from son Charles for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 69.

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

TUCKER, Stephen or John, sought by Francis Tucker Jnr, Bishop Auckland, County Durham England, in 1919, on behalf of his parents.  His grandfather Philip was a brother of Stephen and John, and they were all sons of Francis.  They left Cornwall for Australia and were last heard of in 1876.  Not found.  12 pages, List 76.

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

TUDBALL, Amos James, sought by daughter E. Tudball, Washford, Taunton, Somerset England in 1906.  He left there 30 years ago for Australia; she and her mother joined him, but returned after he got into trouble.  8 pages, List 50/

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

TUNNICLIFFE, W., Stepney, London, wrote in 1908 re his aunt Mrs Ann SUMMONS, who had a hotel at Echuca 20 years ago; she is his mother’s sister.  She visited London and took his 17 year old sister Emma back to Australia with her, she would now be about 35 years.  Found.  9 pages, List 57.

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

TURLEY, Robert, 30 years, born Glasgow, hairdresser, left wife Agnes in 1913 and failed to send maintenance.  In 1915 the Glasgow Parish Council wrote, and he promised to send money, but still hadn’t done so by 1917.  13 pages, List 49.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ULLMO, Lucien.  French Consul, Melbourne, wrote confidential letter in 1906 asking surveillance; he was 35-40 years and from a good family; ‘suffers from mental derangement’ is a danger to his countrymen.  8 pages, List 55.

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

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

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

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

VALIOS, Tasi, Greek, 35 years, electrician, left wife Mary A. nee RUSSELL and children Marie and Nicholas in Glasgow in 1914 and came to Australia with – SHEPHERD, cinematograph entertainer.  In 1917 the Parish of Glasgow write asking police to trace him; has not sent maintenance since 1916, and the children are in their care. This is a very detailed file.  28 pages, List 50.

VANCE, Mrs A.E., Sioux City, Iowa USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Len J. LAUGHLIN.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

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

VAN DYKE, Mrs W., Washington DC, USA, wrote in 1913 re her husband William, last heard of in Melbourne in 1912; she is destitute.  10 pages, List 75.

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

VAN WYK, Mrs. Annie, Observatory, South Africa, wrote in 1916 re only brother Willie WILLIAMS, ship’s crew, left there in 1915.  Not found.  10 pages, List 53.

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

VEALE, R.R., Sheriff of Contra Cost Co., Martinez, California, wrote in 1903 re Jerry O’MEARA who, with his family arrived in Antioch, California from Madera c1900 and purchased a property.  He then took a trip home to Ireland and has not returned.  Family informed he had gone to Australia; photos on file.  4 pages, List 2.

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

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

VENNER, Frank, Royal Army Medical Corps, France, wrote in 1916 seeking his brother Alexander George; found.  Original letter not on file.  6 pages, List 55.

VENNING, John.  Anonymous letter received from England in 1911, alleging wife is immoral, gives family history etc.  Police interview family who say they have received similar letters; all from John, who is delusional.  A very detailed report.  11 pages, List 65.

VERT, John William, sought by father in law Thomas BELDON, South Shields, Northumberland England in 1913.  He took his wife and family to Melbourne and has deserted them.  Found interstate.  8 pages, List 73.

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

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

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

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

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

VIVIAN, R.E., Bredlington, Yorkshire, wrote in 1903, asking for confidential report on his wife and unnamed brother who were living in Fitzroy.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 47.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WAGNER, Fletcher Bernard, sought by US Consul in 1909.  He left the US in 1905, 23 years, black complexion, spoke several languages.  Not found.  6 pages, List 60.

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

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

WAGNER, Marie, St. Mande, Paris, wrote in 1915 re her husband John George, a Prussian.  He left there 16 years ago, and is believed to be living with his first wife’s sister Tecla SMETZ in Melbourne.  Marie wanted a divorce as she was worried she’d be placed in a concentration camp.  21 pages, List 54.

WAIN, Mrs Frederick, enquired for by William CRAWFORD, Shettleston Glasgow in 1911; last heard of at Fitzroy.  Found.  11 pages, List 69.

WAINE, Richard.  Wrote from Calgary Canada in 1914 re his brother J.S. who was in Melbourne.  Richard had cabled money for his return, but he had not arrived.  4 pages, List 2.

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

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

WAKELIN, Alice, New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Edward J. KING of Geelong who had been sending maintenance for his illegitimate child.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 54.

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

WALBOURN, Mrs William, Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1923, seeking her husband’s relatives.  Found.  6 pages, List 70.

WALDRON, Patrick, sought by Bridget Waldron COYLE, Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1913; his sister.  He came to Australia c35 years ago from Ireland.  Various Waldron families are interviewed, but he’s not found.  15 pages, List 75.

WALKER, Eliza nee FOX, sought in 1911 by youngest sister Mrs Theresa MUNRO, who has recently arrived in Toronto.  Eliza left Dundee for Melbourne in 1878.  Not found.  6 pages, List 65.

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

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

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

WALKER, David, c60 years, last heard of at Wagga Wagga, sought by brother W.B. Walker, Kroonstad, Orange River Colony, South Africa in 1910.  David left Dumbarton police in 1870s for Australia.  Not found.  12 pages, List 62.

WALKER, E.W. c/- Messrs Hanson & Orth, London, England, wrote in 1909 re his aunt Mrs Elizabeth M. BATTERSBY of St Kilda.  She is being cared for by Miss Mary CAWLEY; he thinks she is delusional.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 59.

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

WALKER, Miss L.A., King’s Norton, Birmingham England, wrote in 1916.  She is an inventor and has found that William Emanuel NAUNTON and Thomas Clark PALMER have patented her ‘new music system’,  Quite detailed letter.  11 pages, List 55.

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

WALKER, Robert, wrote from Rangiora New Zealand re reported death of Samuel James Walker, shot by his son Joseph in 1912.  Asks is it his first cousin who was born in Portadown Co Armagh Ireland, and went to Canada.  Police confirm it is.  4 pages, List 32.

WALKER, Rose (nee McDONALD) of Ekehatina New Zealand wrote in 1907 re her uncle Alexander McDONALD who died in Kyneton Victoria recently.  4 pages, List 2.

WALL, Abraham, and sister Charlotte (late Mrs Henry NORMAN) sought in 1911 by brother Charles, Chicago USA.  They went to Australia c40 yeasr ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 68.

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

WALLACE, John, of Hamilton Scotland NB, wrote in 1892 seeking details of his deceased brother James.  Police report he died a pauper, in gaol hospital; was born Lanark.  4 pages, List 2.

WALLACE, John, Glasgow, wrote in 1908 on behalf of Catherine HUNTER nee CROOKS, whose husband Hugh was a fireman on board ship and left it at Melbourne some years ago.  She has heard he intends to remarry.  Police establish he had married Harriet KAHMANN.  5 pages, List 55.

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

WALLER, Edward Walker, sought by unnamed wife, Southend on Sea, Essex, England, in 1909.  He was an engineer; not found.  Original letter not on file and some pages damaged.  4pages, List 60.

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

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

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

WALSH, Norah, Elizabeth and Johanna, sought by Richard SKEIN, police department, San Francisco USA in 1913, on behalf of their sister Katherine Walsh.  They were long term residents of Melbourne but natives of Ballycasey Co Clare Ireland.  Not found.  13 pages, List 64.

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

WALSH, Robert, Ballykilavane, Glenealey, Co Wicklow Ireland, wrote in 1901 re his brother James of Clashland near Meathdrum Co Wicklow, not heard of for some years.  Joined the Vic. Police force c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 41.

WALTER, Mrs. K., Wandsworth, London, wrote in 1913 re her son Alfred George Evan Walter, who left for Australia in 1911, and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found.  9  pages, List 64.

WALTERS, Rev. Charles, Director of the Red Hill Reformatory, Surrey England, wrote in 1863 to Messrs J.H. Clough & Co., Melbourne re Israel BENNETT and Charles Henry PARKER, both under twenty years, who were seeking work in Australia.  After their arrival, Walters’s cousin A.J. DUFFIELD, of the Melbourne Club, writes to police re finding them later in the year, as they have gone missing.  13 pages, List 2.

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

WALTON, Frank, sought by wife in Woodgate, Leicester, Engalnd, in 1910.  Was at Richmond in 1908; not heard from since.  12 pages, List 63.

WALTON, Robert C., Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1915 re 3uncles, Christopher, Storey and John Walton, of Co Durham, last heard of in Ballarat.  Christopher’s widow located. 21 pages, List 54.

WALWORTH, Henry, Blacksmith & Farriery, Port Awanui, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re his brother Phillip, who had been sentenced to death for rape.  13 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

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

WARD, John Dudley (Major), left wife Millie in Vancouver Canada in 1910.  In 1911 she asks discreet enquiry.  Not found.  7 pages, List 66.

WARD, John, Prahran, sought by J.H. GIBSON, solicitor, Wigton, Cumberland England in 1911; he is executor of an estate.  4 pages, List 68.

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

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

WARNECKE, Carol, Oakland, California USA, wrote in 1907 re his brother in law James STRINGER and wife; he hasn’t heard from them for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 48.

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

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

WATSON, Charles Angus, committed suicide at the Melbourne Coffee Palace in 1910.  An acquaintance, Joseph Edward PRINCE gave evidence, but the details must have been confused, because Prince’s mother, Mrs Ellen ARMSTRONG of Liverpool wrote asking for his belongings, and Mr and Mrs Robert PRICE of Bootle, who he had lived with, identified a photo of the deceased as Prince.  A complicated case, with a photo of the deceased on file, and some duplication.  28 pages, List 62.

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

WATSON, Mrs H.L., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re her husband A.H., who left her some time ago.  6 pages, List 66.

WATSON, Mrs. Margaret, Troyville, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1915 re her son Henry Theophilus, who was in the police force in Melbourne in 1913.  Found.  11 pages, List 54.

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

WATT, Mrs Mary, Wanganuie New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re William DAVEY.  She has been looking after his child since 1911 and he owes maintenance.  Found.  4 pages, List 70.

WATT, Mrs M., Wanganui, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re William DAVEY; believed in Melbourne, has not sent money for his child.  Found.  5 pages, List 71.

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

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

WAY, Frank, sought by mother Mrs. H.E., Wimbledon, England, in 1916.  Not found.  19 pages, List 52.

WEAVER, Walter Francis.  Mrs Frances Mary Weaver, Maida Vale, London enquires from 1908-1912 whether he was still alive.  Letter from 1899 also on file, from Laurence Weaver.  18 pages, List 72.

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

WEBB, Mrs. Mary of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1897 re her son, who was in the police force. She hasn’t heard from him in two years. 5 pages, List 9.

WEBB, Mrs Mary, Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906 re her son John, ex constable.  Found, ‘doubtful he will contact her’.  5 pages, List 55.

WEBB, Nathan, sought by brother Sidney John Webb of Vancouver in 1906; arrived 1881.  Not found.  5 pages, List 29.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WELLER, Mrs. Laurie M. wrote to South African police in 1915 re her husband, Franklin Maximillian, for whom she has a warrant for maintenance. She claims he married Lucy STANTON but he denies this. South African police give details to Victorian police. 6 pages, 2 very faint, and photo. List 8. See instructions re photographic copying costs.  Incomplete file, which would appear to be part of the above file, states that he was working for the New York Life Assurance Co. and living with woman Stanton.  13 pages, List 58.

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

WELLS, William Joseph, inmate of Parish Workhouse Liverpool.  Department of External Affairs seeks his wife and family, believed to be at Mitiamo.  Various families interviewed, but not found.  11 pages, List 65.

WENSLEY, Annie, sought by sister Mrs Elise E. EADON, San Jose, California USA in 1907-08.  She was in business in Melbourne in 1881.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

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

WEST, A., wrote from South Hackney, London in 1892 regarding Edward John LILLEY, owner of steamer ‘The Lady Darling’ trading on River Murray.  The writer’s mother was his twin sister.  6 pages, List 2.

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

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

WESTCOTT, George, Priory, Taunton, England, wrote in 1916 re son Herbert Isaac, who had joined the AIF and returned wounded.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

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

WESTLAKE, Charles and Hannah, sought by sister in law Mrs William LAND, formerly Annie E. BRAWN, Garson Mine, Ontario Canada, in 1911.  Police find both have died and give details.  6 pages, List 66.

WHARTON, Mary G., Barnard Castle, Darlington, England, wrote in 1913 re the accidental death of her husband Thomas.  7 pages, List 73.

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

WHEELER, Wilfred Latham, sought by sister H. Latham Wheeler, West Kensington London England, in 1911.  Not heard from since 1906, c38 years, mother dying.  Found to have died in 1908; she sends donation to hospital.  15 pages, List 69.

WHELAN, M.R., Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1916 re brother John, who arrived from Co Kerry in 1910 and was last heard of in 1914, found. 3 pages, List 69.

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

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

WHITE, Alexander, Imperial Tea Co. Ltd., South Sylhet, India, wrote a series of letters in 1913/14 re his wife Margaret, who left England to join him there, but instead went to Melbourne.  He suspects she is with Dr James OGILVIE, and this is eventually proved.  33 pages, List 75.

WHITE, Mrs Annabella, 38 years, sought by mother Mrs William EDWARDS, Dullingham near Newmarket, Cambridge England, in 1911; last heard of at Southern Cross W.A.  Employment history given; found in hospital.  10 pages, List 67.

WHITE, Anthony C., solicitor, Ayr Scotland, wrote in 1914 asking if William Stewart SMITH is still alive; involves a property matter.  3 pages, List 77.

WHITE, James, of North Taunton Devon England, wrote in 1916 re his son (un-named) and a letter his daughter received from Miss E.B. WATERS of Sth Melbourne, a copy of which he encloses. Police report that his son refuses to write to him and Miss Waters wrote to relieve the family’s anxiety. 7 pages, List 8.

WHITE, John and son John Samuel, formerly of Parish of Gwithian, Cornwall; information sought by Christian ELLIS of Hayle, Cornwall in 1898.  Police find father has died; son is a MLA.  9 pages, List 26.

WHITE, M., insurance agent, Blenheim New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re Harold CLARK of Fitzroy, 23 years and his father’s estate.  6 pages, List 38.

WHITE, Stanley H., Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his wife Caroline nee MELL and children Stanley Roy and Lenny, who left Perth W.A., possibly with James HOBBS, a carpenter.  He is applying for a divorce.  6 pages, List 43.

WHITE, Sydney and brother J.  Information on them sought by Chief of Police, Calcutta in 1907.  They were jockeys and their mother married into the CRUSH family.  7 pages.

WHITE, Mrs. T., Brown Street, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1905 re Henry BLAKELY.  Her letter missing from file, but his widow found living near Ballarat.  3 pages, List 44

WHITE, W.F., taxidermist, ornithologist etc., wrote from Winnipeg Manitoba in 1904, seeking William COURTNEY ‘who went out there … boring artesian wells’ c12 years ago.  His mother and sister would like to know his whereabouts.  His sister Miss Courtney was living in Rat Portage, Ontario.  Courtney found.  14 pages, List 35.

WHITE, William.  Information sought by sister Phyllis DRING, Sunderland England in 1912.  He went to Melbourne a year previously, but her letters returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 70.

WHITEHOUSE, Lucy, Stirchley, Birmingham, England, wrote in 1918 seeking William BROUGHTON, a constable; found.  Several letters and a Christmas card on file.  14 pages, List 77.

WHITEHOUSE, William.  Wrote a very sad letter from Wellington New Zealand, re death of his son (John) William, a jockey, at Katamatite in 1907, asking for details.  13 pages, List 23.

WHITMORE, Henry, wrote from Lincoln England in 1900 re his youngest brother Charles Wriothesially, last heard from in Melbourne in 1887.  Gives details of family who are scattered throughout the world, and encloses a photo.  Found.  List 35.

WHITMORE, Mrs. W.A. of Nelson British Columbia Canada wrote in 1914 seeking her uncles the LISTON brothers, who left Scotland ‘years before’.  Their sister Catherine married Daniel SHEPHERD of Dumfermline Scotland, emigrated to Canada and settled in Pembroke, Ontario.  Police checked many Liston families in Victoria trying to track these particular brothers. 32 pages.

WHITTAKER, Mrs. Florence L., of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1916 re her sister, Mrs. Fred. RAYMOND, who was in Melbourne in 1913. Found by police. 6 pages. List 6.

WHITTINGTON, Emily, Erith, Kent England, wrote in 1901 re her husband Rev. Harry, who had deserted her; believed to be in Melbourne with another woman.  He was a non-conformist minister and lecturer on the Boer War.  His movements traced for some time, but not found.  11 pages, List 40.

WHYTE, Henry Mollison.  Wife wrote from Dundee Scotland in 1900.  They were married 25 years ago, and he left her 3 years later for Melbourne.  Not found.  7 pages, List 38.

WIGGINS, George, sought by brother T.(?) J. Wiggins, St Mary Cray, Kent, England, in 1900.  He was in Perth for some years, but left there for Melbourne 3 years ago.  Extensive search fails to find him.  45 pages, List 39.

WIGGINS, George, deserted wife in Victoria c1900.  In 1913 police receive an anonymous letter from New Zealand which says he has ruined several young girls there; – GOYDE in Hastings and – FIDDLES in Dunedin, and is beating his current wife in Auckland.  He is using the name George George.  8  pages, List 64.

WIGMORE, – Dr.  Information sought by wife in Wadhurst, Sussex England, in 1912; hasn’t heard for some months.  Found.  6 pages, some damaged.  List 72.

WIGMORE, Frederick, sought by J.E. Wigmore of Gloucestershire U.K. in 1895; last heard of a year ago in Essendon.  Found.  5 pages, List 29.

WIGSTON, William Bernard, sought by father W.J. of Rushmere, Ashtead, Surrey England in 1909. Found by police, he states he will write but never does. Father writes again in 1914. Police find he is using the name Henry HALL and appears to be doing well. 11 pages.

WILDBORE, J.E. of Oldham England, wrote in 1919 re his brother in law John BECKETT, 25 years, formerly in the army, last heard of in Melbourne. Photo in uniform on file. 3 pages, List 16.

WILKIE, James W., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1909, enclosing copy of letter written to his wife by Florence McLOUGHLIN of Carlton castigating her; says there have been other letters.  His wife was formerly engaged to Harry VALLENCE who was injured and died c1904.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 61.

WILKINSON, Mrs. Ellen of Hull England, wrote in 1893 re her brother Horace W. FRANKISH, who accidentally drowned at San Remo Victoria.  13 pages, List 3.   Further letter thanks Chief Commissioner for his help.  1 page, List 3.

WILKINSON, Mrs Lena of Benwell Newcastle England wrote in 1916 re her husband Joseph Edward. They had three children; she hasn’t heard from him in 4 years. Police find he went through ‘a form of marriage’ with Margaret ROBERTS and has left Victoria, fearing prosecution. 19 pages, List 6.

WILLCOX, Paul, J.P., Rahotu, Taranaki New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Peter HALL and family, who were at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in the 1870s. Mrs. Hall was his late mother’s sister and ‘the only relative I have’. Police report Peter and wife deceased, but find children. 4 pages, List 7.

WILLETT, William, sought by niece Elizabeth MORRIS nee MEREDITH of Blaenavon, Monmouth England in 1899.  He was tried at Hereford in 1840 and transported to Tasmania.  She wrote to Hobart police, who forwarded on to Melbourne police.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

WILLGERODT, Otto, born 1868, emigrated to Australia in 1868, last heard of from White Cliffs NSW in 1896.  Letter, in German,  from mother in Gettingen Germany in 1900, seeking details.  Not found, despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 37.

WILLIAMS, Mrs A., Upper Weedon, Northampton, England, wrote in 1914 re her daughter Mrs Fred WHITE, who sailed to Australia to join her husband, had an affair with a steward HORNBLOW on board ship and went to live with him in Melbourne.  Not heard from for some months.  Found.  7 pages, List 77.

WILLIAMS, Alfred, London, England, inspector Kennington police, wrote in 1908 re brother Frank White Williams, who died suddenly in South Yarra, and was engaged to Edith KENNEDY of Windsor.  6 pages, List 59.

WILLIAMS, Catherine, Wavertree, Liverpool England, wrote in 1911 re her husband Captain O.P. Williams, who went to Melbourne in 1910 and has not been heard from since. Not found.  In 1913 his brother O.C. Williams wrote from Liverpool and he was located.  25 pages, List 65.

WILLIAMS, Edwin, convicted at Kidderminster, Worcestershire UK c45 years ago, and transported to Victoria, then aged 17 years.  About 1880 he wrote to his nephew of the same name in Kidderminster.  Son in law W.A. GREEN of Georgetown, Conn., USA wrote about him in 1895.  Not found.  6 pages, List 28.

WILLIAMS, Elizabeth, c12 years, daughter of Thomas, sister of John and Joseph, and pupil at Netherby School in 1908.  Head master wrote to the Neglected Children’s Department asking if she could be helped by removing her from the family; ‘mother is slovenly’ he suspected incest which is disproved, but she is removed to the Nazareth Home in Ballarat. 6 pages, List 85.

WILLIAMS, Evan, left Wales for Australia c1855, and built the Old England Hotel; sought in 1913 by Catherine JONES on behalf of her mother Mrs Elizabeth PARRY, Waenfech, LLansaintffraid, Llanymynech, Mongtomery Shire North Wales.  A daughter, Mrs Edward Williams found in Fitzroy.  11 pages, List 74.

WILLIAMS, Fanny C. Wynn, Wellington New Zealand, wrote to Mrs. Edith Mary PARROT, Geelong, via the Chief Commissioner of Police.  She couldn’t be located and the letter is still on the file.  8 pages, List 44.

WILLIAMS, F.H., solicitor of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re James Samuel JONES who left there c4 years ago, a miner.  His wife has not received any maintenance from him.  12 pages.  List 4.

WILLIAMS, J. of Ceylon wrote in 1901 re his wife’s family.  Her parents, brother and herself and sister were on way to Australia, when mother died in hospital at port of Galle 22 years ago.  The father and brother continued on to Australia, while she and her sister were taken care of by a Mr. ORLOFF.  Both daughters are now married.  The parents name was ANGLUM, (ANGLIM?) but no such name is found by police.  6 pages.

WILLIAMS, J.T., Sgt, Calcutta Police, wrote in 1907 re joining Victoria police; formerly a soldier, 26 years. 3 pages, List 14.

WILLIAMS, Jessie, Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re her husband Henry, 63 years, now destitute in Perth; is trying to get him to his son in law John McRAE, sawmiller.  12 pages, List 49.

WILLIAMS, John, Superintendent, County Police Office, wrote from Wincanton Somerset England in 1901 re Henry COTTERELL, who left there some years ago, and was a coachbuilder.  His parents are anxious about him, and their letters have been returned from the Dead Letter Office.  23 pages.  List. 4.

WILLIAMS, Jonathan, sought by nephew Eli LEWIS, Ten Tentre, Glamorgan, South Wales, in 1912.  Has been in Australia for over 40 years, last heard of at Yandoit 6 months ago; their letters have been returned.  Not found.  10 pages, List 72.

WILLIAMS, M., of Seedley Park Manchester wrote in 1892 re Thomas PARKER, his wife Annie’s brother.  They were the children of Thomas Parker, a solicitor in Liverpool and formerly of Preston near Lancashire.  Thomas junior was a baker and left Liverpool in 1864.  10 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMS, Pierce, sought by brother Griffith, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1913.  Last found of at Newcastle NSW.  Found.  11 pages, List 75.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sarah McKean, of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1912 re her McKEAN relatives, Samuel, Agnes and James. She lived with them as a child in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 15.

WILLIAMS, Mrs W, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England, wrote a series of letters in 1911 re son Ronald George, who hasn’t replied to her letters.  His brother worked for Punch magazine, and there were 8 of the family here.  Found.  43 pages, List 67.

WILLIAMS, Walter of Newport, Monmouth, Wales, wrote in 1892 re his brother Charles, a sailor, 36 years, who left Rio c1891.  Charles was the eldest of four brothers and four sisters, parents dead.  Walter has seen a report of a death of a Charles Williams in a boating accident and asks if this is his brother, whom the family have not heard from in a long time.  Reply states another person.  4 pages, List 2.

WILLIAMSON, John, alias FULLER/ROWLANDS, born 1878.  In 1913 South African police send a photo and fingerprints and ask if he is known in Melbourne; no.  4 pages, List 74.

WILLIAMSON, Mrs Mallet, Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1911 re her widowed daughter Mrs J. Hamilton SMALLMAN, whose husband died interstate, they had lived in Ballarat.  7 pages, List 68.

WILLIAMSON, Nathaniel, sought by brother in law George CLARK, Aberdeen Scotland in 1910.  He left there 25 years ago, not heard from for 2 years, mother is anxious.  Found.  12 pages, List 66.

WILLIAMSON, Thomas.  Wrote from Boston U.S. in 1899 seeking police help in finding Mr & Mrs James CLELAND, who left Redding near Falkirk Scotland c30 years before; Cleland had been a gardener like his father, on estate of Sir Thomas LIVINGSTON.  Found.  20 pages, List 20.

WILLIS, Sara, Shipley, Yorkshire, wrote in 1916 re  her husband John Willis, who left there in 1911 and hasn’t been heard from since 1913.  He ‘comes from a good family …’.  Not found.  10 pages, List 52.

WILLIS, William James, sought by wife Kathleen, Anfield, Liverpool England, in 1911; has a first mate’s certificate, is c40 years, deserted ship in Sydney.  She has 6 children and may have to work into the workhouse.  Not found.  8 pages, List 69.

WILSON, Mrs. Anna, wrote from Chicago, Ill., USA in 1894, seeking two sisters Rachel and Elisa MATHEWS.  Rachel married FITZGERALD, policeman at Co. Mayo Ireland, then moved to Melbourne.  3 pages, List 30.

WILSON, Mrs. Celia F. (Mrs Fred.) of Hyde Park Massachusetts USA wrote in 1919 re her aunt Alice LENANE, her mother’s sister.  3 pages, List 2.

WILSON, C.J., Central South African Railways, Pretoria, South Africa, wrote in 1903 seeking a confidential report on Thomas Henry JOHNSTON, with whom he was in partnership in a brick making concern in Johannesburg and who absconded with funds.  Johnston was formerly in the South African Light Horse.  His family located.  3 pages, List 45.

WILSON, Edward Carus, of High Hayne, Moreton, Hampstead, England.  Serving sentence in gaol in Melbourne under assumed name 1879.  Melbourne police send a copy of his photo to English police, suspecting he is wanted there, under another name.  Response states above is his correct name, and that he and his brother Herbert had both been schoolmasters and were highly educated.  Edward had forged a cheque in his father’s name and a warrant had been issued, but the cheque, (the evidence) had been destroyed.  8 pages.  List 5.

WILSON, Mrs. Eva of Palmerston North New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re her husband Arthur Henry, who ‘cleared out about ten years ago’. He was born Derbyshire England, a painter and paperhanger aged c34 years. They only lived together for c7 months. Her father is T. MORGAN of Melbourne. Police cannot locate him. 9 pages, List 7.

WILSON, George B.  Information sought by Credit Reporting Co, Boston USA in 1907.  He was English, c24 years, was in police force and served in Boer War.  No such person, but thought, given a reference to Baden Powell’s force, that South Africa was meant.  7 pages, List 48.

WILSON, Mrs. Isaac nee Kittie BENNETT of Clarkville Raiapoi Island, Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1901 for the address of her uncle Sir Arthur Nicholson, Bart.  Her father married his sister Mary.  Nicholson had been in Australia but had gone back to England some years ago.  8 pages, List 2.

WILSON, Jos. Of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, USA, wrote in 1896 re his uncle Daniel HARRINGTON, or his descendants. Not found. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Kate, wrote from Braamfontein, Johannesburg South Africa in 1912 re her husband Henry Harry WILSON, who has left her and their three children.  She believes his correct name is James MURPHY.  His sister Mrs. George BREW lives in Melbourne; interviewed, she denies any knowledge of his whereabouts.  5 pages, List 32.

WILSON, M.D., wrote from Toronto Canada in 1894 re his uncle RYALL, who left England for Australia many years before.  1 page.  List 4.

WILSON, Mary Ellen.  Sought by mother Ann DALLAS of Preston, Lancashire in 1894, last heard from in 1891; husband is C.F. Wilson.  Found.  5 pages, List 22.

WILSON, R., of Newcastle on Tyne England, twice in 1899 re his brother Frederick William, who left there in 1876 and settled in Melbourne. His wife was the daughter of Patrick O’CONNOR and had died leaving two children; there was a court case over custody of the children. Frederick would be c46 years. 7 pages, List 15.

WILSON, Robert, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1908 re his brother James, who he has not been in touch with for many years. He had heard of his death, and believes he left considerable property. Police find he died destitute. 6 pages, List 10.

WILSON, William, St Louis, Missouri, USA, wrote in 1907 re brothers Edward John and James, who left Dufftown, Banfshire Scotland for Australia in 1885.  Not found. 12 pages, List 48.

WILTSHIRE.  Colombo police sent a telegram in 1899 requesting police check S.S. Stuttgart due in Melbourne, with a person named B. SALTER on board, to see if he is the same as Wiltshire.  Wiltshire was from Norwood Surrey England, 26 years, assistant in a mercantile firm there, and his parents were anxious about him.  Police subsequently send photo which is on file, followed by a letter stating ‘mystery has been cleared up’.  26 pages, List 24.

WINDSOR, Mrs. Annie, Earlsfield, London England, wrote in 1906 re her husband Robert.  They were married for 31 years, and he has run off with another woman and is believed to be in Melbourne.  Letter to him on file, signed ‘your broken hearted destitute, starving wife’.  He was a tailor, c50 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 44.

WINKFIELD, John P.C., JP of Westminster, London, wrote in 1897 re James Charles BETTS. Winkfield is sole executor of Betts’s step-mother’s Will, and Betts is entitled to a weekly allowance, which has been sent, but remains unacknowledged. Police find he has been interstate. 6 pages, List 9.

WINTER, Thomas, Cheetham, Manchester, England, wrote in 1913.  His wife Bessie nee Elizabeth WILLIAMS has deserted him, taking their adopted 5 year old daughter with her.  He believes she’s in Melbourne with a man.  A slip of paper leads police to Letitia DODGSON, who says she doesn’t know Winter.  5  pages, List 64.

WISDEN, Mrs. A., of Brighton, Sussex, England, wrote in 1895 re her husband William, whom she last heard from six years ago, when he was in poor circumstances.  Mentions Carrie, Willie and Esther.  10 pages, List 4.

WISEMAN, Mary, Liverpool England, wrote in 1908 re her husband John, not heard of for 18 months.  Not found.  10 pages, List 59.

WISHART, John.  Solicitors Drever & Heddle, Kirkwall, Orkney Scotland wrote in 1892 re him.  He was a native of the Parish of Orphin near there, who went to Australia many years ago.  His parents are now dead, and his brother is looking for him, as he is to inherit some property.  Later letter acknowledges police help in locating him.  8 pages, List 2.

WITT, Florence C., of Canning Lodge, Croydon England, wrote in 1897 re her husband George Cornelius Witt, who left for Melbourne nearly three years previously, had a position with the Union Bank. He sent money regularly up to a year ago, then his father told her he had gone to the U.S. to get a divorce, and offered to give her money to let the divorce go unchallenged. She refused and the American court ordered him to pay her maintenance, which he has not done. She asks police help, but they reply it is not a police matter. 5 pages, List 9.

WITTS, John, of Wapping, London England, wrote in 1914 re his daughter Bessie Witts, 24 yrs, who left Liverpool in 1912 for Melbourne. Last heard of in a partnership with a young woman she met on board. Found by police. 5 pages, List 7.

WOLFE, Charles, alias PAGE, HANNING, HARVEY. Sentenced to gaol in England in 1904 for confidence trick. Came from Australia with his wife and children and father Walter. Scotland Yard ask his Australian background. He is Jewish, 35 years etc. Two small photos, one full face, one profile. 8 pages, List 12. See Introduction re cost of copying photographs.

WOLFSON, Jacob.  Brooklyn USA police wrote in 1900 on behalf of his wife and family, not heard from for 4 months.  Found.  5 pages, List 39.

WOLSTENHOLME, Alice, wrote from Radcliffe, Manchester England in 1912, asking police to visit St. Kilda cemetery and confirm that her husband Dennis is buried there and the name on the tombstone.  He supposedly died in 1895, but she is suspicious.  Her daughter received an income from his estate, but she has now died, aged 22, and the income has stopped.  His family will not give her any financial assistance.  Police confirm the death and that his name is on the monument.  7 pages, List 32.

WOOD, Mrs. C. of Prenton, Birkenhead, England wrote in 1906 re her brother Thomas HUDSON, over fifty years in Australia and living with deceased wife’s niece, Mrs. McVICAR, of Port Melbourne.  6 pages.

WOOD, Charles, of Bow, London England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Robert, once in Melbourne. Two brothers have died and he needs to let him know. Found. 2 pages, List 7.

WOOD, Edward, sought by C. CAMPBELL, Brooklyn New York USA in 1907.  His mother Mary is Edward’s sister.  He was a baker, last heard of in Melbourne 35 years ago.  Not found.  A7383

WOOD, Ernest, Haslemere, Surrey England, wrote in 1916 re his father Samuel Ward Wood, ladies tailor, who left there in 1908 and used to write to his wife in Brighton, Sussex, regularly, but hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  6 pages, List 53.

WOOD, J., wrote from Taranaki New Zealand in 1910 re his wife who has deserted him and is living in Neerim South; wants his 3 children, Joseph Charles 12, Laurie 7 and Ivy Marion 6 years, returned to him.  6 pages, List 27.

WOOD, Mrs. Mabel, Clapham Junction, London, England, wrote in 1918 re her father – GADD, who left there in 1912, and has failed to pay maintenance.  Found, he claims willing to pay fare to Australia but she refuses to join him.  7 pages, List 50.

WOOD, Percy Ambler, sought by wife Sophia of Detroit Michigan USA in 1915. She hasn’t heard from him for over 5 years. Small photo on file. 4 pages, List 7; see cost of photos at top of list.

WOODCOCK, John, bricklayer/labourer, sought in 1917 by son John of Invercargill New Zealand. Police find he was known as John WOOD, and died in 1906 in Homes for the Aged. 4 pages, List 6.

WOODCOCK, J., of Mornington Dunedin New Zealand wrote in 1917 re his mother, who left Invercargill 32 yrs ago under the name of Mrs. WILLIAMS. Her married name was WOODCOCK, maiden name Martha LAPWORTH, born Croydon England, and would now be about 72 yrs. She had a second hand shop in Melbourne about ten years ago, and three daughters, Bertha Emily, Jane and Mary Ann. Not found. 7 pages, List 6.  CONNECTION FOUND

WOODFORD, Jack.  Wife at St Phillips, Bristol England, enquiries via Missions to Seamen Melbourne in 1913.  He arrived in 1912, a trimmer, 32 years, born Bristol.  Not found.  5 pages, List 64.

WOODGATE, Herbert, sought by father B. Woodgate of Eastbourne Sussex England, in 1919. He was a plumber. Brother Sgt. Thomas Woodgate of India also wrote. Found. 6 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin, sought by Chief Constable in Barrow in Furness England, 1903 on behalf of family.  55yrs, last heard of 1899 in St Kilda, found.  10 pages, List 20.

WOODHOUSE, Benjamin. Information sought by Chief Constable’s Office, Barrow in Furness, in 1920. Encloses copy of previous enquiry and result in 1903. 5 pages, List 16.

WOODHOUSE, Dudley, of St. Louis M.O. USA, wrote in 1893 re his uncle George Mortimer WOODHOUSE, who was living at Spring Hill near Creswick in the 1850s, and was from Co. Armagh Ireland.  Found by police.  5 pages, List 3.

WOODRUFF, Hiram C., came from California to Madras India in 1894, in charge of a consignment of Australian …[page torn].  Married a widow with 6 children and ‘after a discreditable career’ died a pauper, leaving his family destitute.  H.H. ANTHONY of the Paper Currency Office, Calcutta, wrote in 1896 re his antecedents and possible relatives who might help the family.  Among Woodruff’s papers was a pocket book relating to William GREENLAW, a jockey, listing dates and places of races, and he thought that Greenlaw might have been his real name.  Police ascertain that the lists are fictitious and Greenlaw is unknown.  18 pages, List 36.

WOODS, Frank.  Wife Eliza wrote from Invercargill New Zealand in 1896 to Qld police; she hadn’t heard from him for two years – their son is ill.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

WOODS, T.A., Lincoln, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re 22 year old brother John.  7 pages, List 69.

WOODS, Thomas, sought by brother George, Glasgow Scotland in 1911.  He left there in 1903, believed in police force; no.  9 pages, List 66.

WOODWARD, George Walter. High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, wrote in 1919 re this person, who formerly lived at Highgate London, was married, and c57 years old, on behalf of his sister Ellen Rebecca NICKSON of Southall Middlesex. Photo of him, taken c20 years ago, on file. Not found. 7 pages, List 17. See instructions for cost of reproducing a photograph.

WOOLCOCK, George, and sister Lizzie, write from Du Bois, PA, USA in 1913 re brother Hobson Woolcock, who came to Ballarat many years ago, and married the daughter of a hotel keeper there. Not found. 5 pages, List 12.

WOOLEY, John, formerly a gold digger at Bendigo, sought by brother George, Moorgate, Retford, Notts, England in 1901.  Not found.  10 pages, List 50.

WOOLF, Robert, sought by wife Harriet, Customs House England in 1912.  He left in 1910.  Found interstate, he claims she left him for another man, disputes paternity of child etc.  8 pages, List 70.

WOOLLEY, Arthur, wrote from London England in 1910 re his brother Edward Stafford Woolley, who died in Carisbrook Victoria in 1879. He was a remittance man, who ‘went on a spree’ every time he got money, but also taught privately. He had a daughter in England. 16 pages, List 5.

WORLEY, Mrs. wrote from London in 1910 re her husband who has deserted her and gone to Australia; she is pregnant and cannot work.  Police respond that they need more information, such as his given name and a photo.  7 pages, List 27.

WORSFOLD, Thomas William, son of William of Surrey England. Interesting file concerning investigation into his activities by an English solicitor and Vic. Police. He had got money from a widow BASS (who had a son Sidney) by falsely claiming he would marry her, then left for Australia, promising to send for her. Once in Melbourne he married another woman, using the name Thomas ALISSON [? Not listed in marriage index] and the pair went interstate. She left him because of his drinking, and had supported him financially too. 16 pages, List 15.

WORTHINGTON, Edward, sought by police in Preston England in 1911; on behalf of his parents.  Last heard from in W.A.  Not found.  5 pages, List 69.

WORTHINGTON, Richard, died suddenly at Shepparton in 1880. Police inform his father of same name in London, who reimburses costs of burial etc. 18 pages, List 17.

WRALL, Thomas, sought by wife Mary, Blackley, Manchester, England, in 1913; he had not been heard from for 6 months.  Found.  6 pages, List 74.

WRATH, Nicholas.  Sought by niece Fanny HAYES of Hyndman, Ontario, Canada in 1906.  He went to the goldfields c50 yrs ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 19.

WREFORD, W., wrote from Exeter, Devonshire in 1907 on behalf of the brother of Mrs. Emma M. COURT, nee PEARCE, who has lost her address.  Found in South Yarra.  11 pages, List 37.

WRENNELL, George. Chief Constable Blackburn England, wrote in 1914 re this man who migrated to Western Australia c3 years ago, 37 years, was much addicted to drink. His wife and three children, 15, 14 and 5 years are in Blackburn. Not found. 10 pages, List 7.

WRIGHT, Edward.  Drowned in 1906, was fireman on board S.S. Port Elliott.  Wife writes from Canning Town, East London, U.K. seeking details.  6 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, George, of Aberdeen Scotland, wrote in 1906 re his sister Ann GARROW.  Has seen a report that she drowned in 1904, asks details.  Her husband’s name was John.  4 pages, List 19.

WRIGHT, John of Bordesley Birmingham England wrote in 1892 re his uncle Robert WRIGHT of Geelong; was aged over 80 years.  4 pages, List 2.

WRIGHT, Mrs M., St Levans Road, Devonport, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re husband William Henry, 45 years, not heard from for near a year; was in W.A. with brothers Joseph and Fred.  7 pages, some damaged, List 67.

WRIGHT, Mrs Mary, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, wrote in 1912 re her sister Mrs William YEAMAN nee Katherine CHRISTIE, who came from Scotalnd c60 yeasr ago.  Daughter located.  10 pages, List 71.

WRIGHT, Millie, from Andover, Hants, England, sought by her sisters Mrs. Helen HOLMES and Mrs. Selina KINGSBURY of Southampton in 1905.  She went to Melbourne in 1887 and was last heard of 4 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 44.

WYMAN, Mary Drummond of Quebec Canada wrote in 1914 re James THOMSON ‘a handsome looking man’, gives full physical description and asks if he has a wife in Australia.  He has a brother in Melbourne.  Police cannot locate him.  5 pages, List 2.

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XENOS, John, Amaliada, Greece, Professor of Foreign languages, wrote in 1903 re his uncle Francis; not heard from for 10 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 76.

YARLETT, Frederick William Anderson, sought by wife Jessie in Perth in 1914.  He left there 6 weeks ago, in ill-health, to stay with stepmother in Flemington.  He was secretary of the Industrial Workers Union.  Relatives interviewed, but not found.  Police believe he has eloped with another woman.  Newspaper photo on file.  22 pages, List 32.

YEWDALL, W.H., sought in 1903 by George BELL of Bradford Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society.  Yewdall left there in 1901 for New Zealand via Melbourne, and not heard from.  He was a solicitor, ‘given to drink’.  Not found.  4 pages, List 46.

YORK, William C., Duchy of Cornwall Office, Shepton Mallet, England, wrote in 1903 seeking details of Mrs. Ann DAVIS nee GRUNDY of North Richmond, 89 years if still alive.  She has a life interest in property there.  Detailed report shows she was the wife of Henry, a Wesleyan Minister, who died in 1870.  25 pages, List 45.

YOULL, Ruth D., of Buffalo New York USA, wrote in 1919 seeking relatives of James YOULL and Patrick or James DEAN.  Police reply too meagre details.  4 pages, List 18.

YOUNG, Edward.  U.S. Consul in Nova Scotia, writes re brother William H. in 1896.  Police had informed him that his brother was in Bendigo Benevolent Asylum; asks details, was a former teacher, is 86, writer is 91.  Charles REDMAN has helped his brother.  Detailed report states found wandering.  12 pages, some damaged.  List 31.

YOUNG, Henry James, wrote from Strand Infirmary, Edmonton London in 1892 re his brothers Adam, who was drill sergeant in the Hampstead Militia, then came to Victoria to join police, and Charles, who married in Melbourne c1868.    Police check with every Charles Young in Melbourne, but not located.  14 pages, List 2.

YOUNG, James Henry of Homerton, London, England, wrote in 1893 re his brother Adam YOUNG, who left in 1857 as a government emigrant, had been in the army.  4 pages, List 3.

YOUNG, James Robert, 30 years, sought by wife Annie, Stroude, Virgin Water, Surrey England, in 1913.  He left for Melbourne some months ago and she and their three children were expecting to join him, but haven’t heard from him.  Fellow passenger Christopher JUPP reports he was friendy with Kate LYE on the voyage; suspects they are together.  Not found.  17 pages, List 73.

YUSEF, Amah Ben, [Ahmed] Malay seaman, 24 years, deserted ship in Melbourne in 1914; Captain offers reward. Photo on file.  3 pages, List 77.

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ZACHS, Simon wrote from Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1892 re his two sons Abraham, 27 years, and Louis, 19 years, natives of Russia, who left two years ago; ‘I am an old man and sick and distracted from grief’.  They may use the surname SAKS.

ZATLIN, Rosa, St Louis, USA, wrote in 1911 re her uncle M. RUBENSTEIN, tailor, who was in Melbourne c1890; has heard he has died, asks will details etc.  Widow found in W.A. died 5 years ago. [ no given names are listed.]  12 pages, List 65.

ZEDREN, Mrs. G.W., Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re her mother P.F. RUNDSTROM, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  5 pages, List 44.

ZENKER, Ernest Paul, deserted wife Isabel Mary and child at South Shields England; she wrote in 1913, having traced him through the German Consulate.  He is forced to pay maintenance.  16 pages, List 75.

ZENKER, Isabel Mary of South Shields Durham England wrote in 1915 re her husband Ernest Paul. She had written previously and police arranged for money to be taken out of her husband’s wages and sent to her. He had stopped this and she was destitute; ‘through this long strain of trying to make ends meet I have broke down in health and I went through an operation … and have my left breast cut off …’ Police speak to his employer who is going to again take part of his salary and send to her. 5 pages, List 8.

ZERVAS, Peter, of Middleboro, Mass., USA wrote in 1915 re Metros MALARIS, his Greek brother in law, who was last heard from three years ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 6.

ZIEGLER, Johann, wife and daughters Susannah and Sarah and son Hans, sought by Consul for Austro-Hungary in Melbourne in 1906. They had immigrated in 1905 and hadn’t been heard from since. Found by police under name of CEILER. 7 Pages List 9.

ZIMMERMAN, Leonard, of New York City, USA wrote in 1920 re his nephew Pirmin ZIMMERMAN, fireman on a merchant steamer, who arrived in Melbourne 1914 and hasn’t been heard from since.  6 pages.

ZVITANOVICH, Ivan, wrote from Dalmaria, Trstenik Austria, in 1895 re his brother Nicola, whom he hadn’t heard from for c10 years; he was a fisherman.  Their father would like to see or at least hear from him.  25 pages, List 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McCARTHY, John, seaman, 59 years.  In 1914 wife Margaret, Tidal Basin, Canning Town London, wrote several letters; he left for Australia years ago and has never sent maintenance.  Found, he promises to send money.  Her daughter is keeping her, but has 7 children to keep.  16 pages, List 76.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDONALD, William, sought by unnamed wife, c/- Mr J. LUCAS, Verean (?) Beach, Southland, New Zealand, in 1913. She hadn’t heard from him for 5 years; he was last at Williamstown.  She left there with their baby and is living with her father.  Found.  9 pages, list 75.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McFARLANE, Robert.  Information sought by wife, Tacoma, Washington USA in 1914.  They were married in San Francisco in 1909.  She took out a warrant for maintenance in 1912, he absconded.  Not found.  15 pages, List 77.

MacFARRAN, Herbert, 32 years, musician, took sons Basil and Ivor and deserted wife D. at Chicago in 1914.  She subsequently wrote from England, as he had been traced there, but has again disappeared with the children.  11 pages, List 77.

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

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

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

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

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

McGONNIGLE, or McGHEE, Edward, sought by Glasgow Parish Clerk in 1913.  He sailed to Melbourne as ship’s crew in 1912, and deserted on arrival.  He waws 27 years, a labourer and formerly in the Army.  A small photo is on the file of 9 pages, List 75.

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

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

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

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

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

McGREW, Louis Eugene, American.  Arthur WHITEHEAD, engineer, London, wrote a confidential letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1914, warning about McGrew.  He married in England, had deserted wife and 3 children, and is posing as a divorcee in Melbourne.  Edith PAGE wrote to his wife about him.  6 pages, List 77.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MacKENZIE, Roderick, sought by sister Mrs COLMAN, West Glasgow Scotland in 1913.  He left for Brisbane c19 years ago, believed in Melbourne.  He was a ntive of Dunvegan, Skye aged c58 yeasr.  Not found.  11 pages, List 72.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MacLEAN, Charles, sought by Miss Ann Aspinall RATCLIFFE, Furthergate, Blackburn, Lancashire England in 1913.  He left England c1855, aged 17 years, was in Brisbane, now believed to be in Melbourne.  His sister Martha is the writer’s mother.  Not found.  List 75.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McQILLAN, Mrs W.J., East Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1919 re brother James BLACKER, seaman, last heard from in 1916 when he was ill.  Found.  6 pages, List 77.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MANN, William, Vancouver, Washington USA, wrote in 1913 re his son J.S., scenery artist; found.  4 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARTIN, A.W., Ilford, Sussex, England, wrote in 1919 re son Oliver Gordon, who sailed to Australia in 1917 and deserted ship.  He was working with returned soldier Jack MANSFIELD at Wagga Wagga under an assumed name; several letters from Mansfield on file.  38 pages, List 77.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARTYN, James, shoemaker, Trewoon, St Austell Cornwall, wrote in 1913 re uncle William MARTIN, who left there in 1854 for Melbourne.  He was a boot and shoemaker.  Various Martin families are interviewed, but not found.  19 pages, list 75.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MELLORS, Phillip, sought by sister Harriet, now Mrs BILLSON, Nottingham England, in 1913. Not found.  5 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

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

MERRIMAN, Michael, L., Chicago, USA, wrote in 1914 re brother P.H., last heard of in 1913 in Melbourne.  He was 43 years, possibly working on railways.  Found.  5 pages, List 78.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MILLER, P.J., formerly Inspector in Transvaal Police, deserted his wife there.  In 1913 Johannesburg Police wrote seeking him, believed to be in Melbourne.  He was formerly in the army, c45 years, and came to South Africa ‘during the late war’.  5 pages, List 73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MOORE, William, sought by sister Agnes McEwan, Canterbury New Zealand, in 1913.   He was c90 years old and had been living with his daughter Mrs HENDERSON in Ballarat.  Found.  6 pages, List 73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORRISON, James, Perth, Scotland, wrote in 1919 re the accidental death of his brother William in 1918; sought details, which were provided.  5 pages, List 76.

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

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

MORROW, Mrs Lucia Mary, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re husband Alfred John; there was a warrant out for his failure to pay maintenance, she intends to divorce him.  5 pages, List 77.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MURDOCH, Alexander, sought by wife Pearl, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland in 1913; stevedore, he had been boarding at the Globe Hotel with the WARD family, but has left there.  Not found.  12 pages, List 74.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NELSON, John Ralph Hammill, painter and glazier, c38 years, Irish. Information sought by wife E., Paisley England, in 1919.  He deserted years ago and went to Melbourne; believed married to Martha WEDLOCK.  Not found.  List 76.

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

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

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

NEW, Frederick Acworth, last heard of in Melbourne in 1899, c50 years.  Information sought by wife in Falmouth Cornwall in 1900.  14 pages, List 39.

NEWBERT, Thomas, formerly of Fenton in Lincolnshire England, last heard of in 1861 at Ballarat, sought by A.M. Newbert of Hull, England, in 1901. Thomas would be 80 years old. Not found. 3 pages, List 17.

NEWBOLD, Ellen wrote from South Africa in 1903.  A former army nursing sister, she had met Sidney Ewan HALL of 5th Vic. Mounted Rifles in Pretoria 1901 and married him in 1902.  Now believes he was already married and he and his first wife were formerly of WILLIAMSON MUSGROVE OPERATIC CO.  He had brothers George and Marshall.  7 pages.

NEWMAN, E. Whitechapel, London UK, shipping agent, wrote in 1895 re his sister Elizabeth JONES of Yarraville, who was being ill-treated by her husband.  Detailed report of interviews with her shows she is delusional and has been in an Asylum.  13 pages, List 30.

NEW SCOTLAND YARD wrote in 1898 re 3 criminals convicted there ‘confidence tricksters’, asking for their Australian identities, and enclosing photographs of them side and full face.  Charles McMay LAWRENCE was Frederick SUMMERS alias William/Charles McANALLY/McNALLY alias O’CONNELL.  George PEARCE believed to be George STEVENS, James OSBORNE was South Australian criminal John OSBORNE alias O’CONNOR.  25 pages, List 26.  Note comment re cost of coping photographs.

NIAS, Arthur E., Camperdown.  Birmingham police write on behalf of his brother in 1896.  He inherited money from an aunt, and there is concern he is being fleeced by a woman.  He married Elizabeth LILLAS and she is controlling the money; he is found and is drinking heavily.  4 pages, List 33.

NICHOLLS, Gladys, Windsor Ontario Canada, wrote in 1917 re William NICHOLLS. Police reply that details are too meagre to trace – she only gave his name. 3 pages, List 6.

NICHOLLS, R. Chamberlain, wrote from Worcester England in 1897, seeking information on his father Robert CHAMBERLAIN, late of the family of the Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester, who left there for Melbourne and entered the police force.  He believes he died c12 years ago.  ‘before he left he came to see me he said he should think of me some time’.  The writer was born in 1844.  Police find Chamberlain died in 1884 and probate of his estate was granted to his wife Mary Ann.6 pages, List 35.

NICHOLLS, William, bootmaker, c65 years, left Christchurch New Zealand c1883, had a shop in Melbourne, then Ballarat.  In 1896 solicitors Caygiel & Widdowson wrote stating that while he and his wife had a legal separation, contact was needed for legal reasons.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

NICOLSON, A.W., Struan House, Bracedale, Isle of Skye, wrote in 1919 re relative Malcolm MacLEOD, who left there c1852 for Australia and had 3 children, Bella, Ewen and Malcolm Bruce.  Not found.  7 pages, List 48.

NICOLSON, Mrs Catherine, Mortimer, Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1908 re her uncle Peter McADAM, who left Edinburgh for Australia c50 years ago.  He was one of 3 brothers, the others being James and Thomas.  Not found.  8 pages, List 58.

NICOLSON, William Isaac.  Left Melrose Scotland many years ago, now aged about 60 years, was in Adelaide South Australia for some time.  Solicitor writes on behalf of his un-named brother; has heard he has drowned.  5 pages, List 2.

NICOURT, Benjamin Victor.  Letter written in French, sought by someone.  1862.  2 pages, List 5.

NIELSEN, Ellen Matilda, wrote in 1914 from Devonport New Zealand, asking police to find her late husband Peter’s naturalisation papers so she had claim a pension. He died 6 months previously. Police forward file to New Zealand police, asking for more details, and the file is returned with the comment that Ellen has learnt from the Public Trustee in Auckland that he was a married man, with a wife and 4 children in Chilwell near Geelong. As her children are now illegitimate, she is not entitled to a widow’s pension, and wishes the investigation dropped. 5 pages, List 8.

NIMMO, George Alderson.  Police receive a request to find him in 1904; a cabman, has been left a fortune in England.  Found in Callan Asylum Sydney, but information appears to be incorrect, he is a brewer, was born in Castle Eden, Co Durham England..  His son John writes from Sydney, and other relatives write stating that he is receiving funding ‘from home’.  28 pages, List 32.

NIMMO, George Anderson.  Information sought by Mrs Alfred D. MILLAR, Berea, Durban South Africa in 1908; thinks he may be a relative.  Her father was Robert, of St Kitts, West Indies.  Information similar to above is provided, George’s only brother was William John.  She subsequently wrote again, asking for details of Charles and William Nimmo.  A son of Charles is found in Melbourne.  21 pages, List 58.

NIXON, Joseph, Glendale, Ontario Canada, wrote in 18993 re two Mr. MALCOLMS, bachelors, who had died in Australia; there had been newspaper advertisements for heirs.  Reply states details provided too meagre.  5 pages, List 3.

NOBES, Henry, King’s Lynn Norfolk England, sought by nephew W. POLL, Canning Town London England, in 1898.  He was last heard of at Jim Crow Diggings in 1855.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 76.

NOLAN, John. Wrote from Ballybeg, Littleton, Thurles, Ireland in 1900, seeking entry in the police force.  His father was a farmer, and he was just over 21 years.  2 pages, List 38.

NOLAN, William of Stanford near Hycter/Kycter [?] England wrote in 1892 re William McDONALD who took his discharge from the 64th Regiment in 1853 and sailed from Bombay to Melbourne.  He was married, with 1-2 children, born in the North of Ireland, a cabinet maker.  His wife was from Kilkenny Ireland.  His wife’s family have asked Nolan to try and find them.  Police searched unsuccessfully.  6 pages, List 2.

NOONAN, Mrs Mary, Corderry, Galbally, Co Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1914 re her brother Thomas O’DONOHUE; believed to have died around Ballarat a few yeas ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 76.

NOOT, Harriette, wrote from Victoria, B.C., Canada in 1904 re her brother John Francis Noot, who kept a draper’s store in Malvern but has gone.  Found.  6 pages, List 34.

NORGATE, Mabel Kate, 22 years, left England in 1911; sought by sister Lily M., Bournemouth England.  Found.  9 pages, List 71.

NORMAN, Mrs Charlotte, wife of magistrate Henry, along with her brother Abraham, were sought by brother Henry C. WALL, Miltounmalbey, Co Clare Ireland in 1910.  Charlotte was born in Co Wicklow and left for Australia c33 years ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 62.

NORMAN, Turner, born Harpley Norfolk 1841, was in Christchurch New Zealand in 1868, then went to Melbourne and hasn’t been head from since.   Mrs. H. NORMAN, of Beccles Suffolk UK wrote in 1895; she is executrix of a Will in which he is left a bequest.  10 pages and photo.  List 32.

NORMAN, Wilfred, chemist, sought by brother Harry C., Lymington, Hants, England.  He left there in 1913, not heard since. Found.  7 pages, List 77.

NORRIS, Albert, sought by his sister Mary Ann, c/- Thomas PRICE, Harewood House, Cardiff, in 1914. He was a native of Embrough, Somerset. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

NORTHAM, Albert, sought by wife in Longlands Park, Sidcup England in 1895; left 7 years ago, hasn’t heard from him for 5 years.  8 pages, List 29.

NORTON, Mrs. Henrietta of Wynburg, Cape Colony, wrote in 1919 re her daughter Sarah, Mrs. WATERFALL, whose husband was an electrical engineer. Not found. 5 pages, List 15. NORTON, Michael, c72 years, wife Ann, son William, c47 years, sought by Mary Ann HAYES nee Norton, of Chicago, in 1897.  They were natives of Staley Bridge, Lancashire England; she is their daughter.  Not found.  9 pages, List 35.

NOWRY, James P. of Victoria B.C. Canada, wrote in 1900 re his uncle Daniel ROBILLIARD of Talbot, who has not answered his letters. James’s grandmother was Mrs. Margaret Robilliard of Jersey Channel Islands. Found. 9 pages, List 18.

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OAKLEY, Thomas.  Writes threatening letter to Dr. Louis HENRY of Melbourne, who goes to police.  Has a grievance against his father the late David Henry over a legacy.  8 pages, List 16.

O’BRIEN, Daniel, died in Melbourne hospital in 1911, relatives sought; son John in Marble Bar, daughter Mary WILLIAMS in Melbourne.  Letters from then on file.  Found.  12 pages, List 98.

O’BRIEN, Elizabeth, formerly married to – SKUDDEN and living in Echuca, sought in 1898 by Thomas CLARKE, auctioneer etc., Walgett, NSW.  Found.  5 pages, List 21.

O’BRIEN, Joseph, left Perth for Melbourne in 1915, formerly in police force in W.A.  In 1916 his wife wrote from Stirling St., asking police to find him; she has 2 children to support.  His siblings Arthur, Michael and Mrs. WILLIAMS were in South Melbourne.  Traced.  9 pages, List 77.

O’BRIEN, Mrs. L., Brooklyn Farm Croydon, wrote in 1913; she had been deserted by her husband Hugh Major O’Brien and wanted help with her 3 children.  4  pages, List 93.

O’BRIEN, Laurie, child, of Bridge Road Richmond, found a wallet and money in 1919.  It was handed to police but not claimed, so given to him.  He was to share part of the proceeds with friend Basil CHARLESTON.  7 pages, List 3.

O’BYRNE, Michael Francis, deserted wife Mary and 2 children in South Yarra in 1908; found interstate.  8 pages, List 85.

O’CAIN, James, sought by wife Annie, Cottesloe Beach in 1911.  His mother Bridge was well known in the Wangaratta area.  Not found.  9 pages, List 101.

O’CALLAGHAN, Thomas, former Chief Commissioner of Police.  Sixty page report for the Chief Secretary on overseas policing matters he noticed on his recent travels.  63 pages, List 112.

‘OCEANA’ GOLD ROBBERY. Sydney, 1897, £5,000 stolen. Very large file.  List 1.

O’CONNOR, John, sought by brother P.J., Rokewood, Sydney NSW, in 1905, not heard from since 1870, had been in Victoria police years ago, would be c59 years.  Not found.  13 pages, List 64.

O’CONNOR, William George.  Port Melbourne.  Bomb thrown at his house, 1928.  1 page, List 4.

ODBERT, Herbert F., Sydney, agent for the BURNS-JOHNSON MOVING PICTURES in 1909.  Complains that two boys he hired in Ballarat absconded with sale proceeds.  They are identified as Norman McFarland, 14 years and John JENKINS, 13 years.  12 pages, List 89.

O’DONAHOO, J. Leo, Goolburra Station Qld., wrote in 1911 to ask if his mother Mrs F.E. O’Donahoo was still living; he left Victoria 20 years ago.  5 pages, List 98.

O’DONNELL, Michael, wrote from Fitzroy in 1906.  He is the eldest son of Sgt. D. of the Detective Force, wants to join police.  He is a trained pen and ink sketcher; is under age.  4 pages, List 26.

O’DONOHUE, James, a patient in Yarra Bend Asylum in 1900, he wrote asking about property left at Walhalla.  He was subsequently discharged and wanted it sent to Port Fairy.  11 pages, List 44.

O’DONOHUE, Michael, c60 years, native of Co. Cavan Ireland.   Information sought by eldest son James in 1895, has heard that he died on the W.A. goldfields; requests that reply be sent to his mother at Yambuk  Mrs. C. O’Donohue interviewed and states that her husband deserted her 24 years ago, that James has recently been released from a lunatic asylum and that he is possibly delusional.  6 pages, List 29.

O’DOW, John, Koowerup, farmer, American, threatened suicide in 1911; report on case.  4 pages, List 98.

O’FARRELL, Peter Andrew Charles. Threats to William LANE of St. Kilda, 1886. Further file 1886. Taken to hospital by police 1898, died destitute a few days later; former solicitor who attempted to shoot Archbishop Goold.  List 1.

O’FARRELL, P.A.C.  Discharged from gaol in 1884 and kept under surveillance by police.  Letters from various R/C officials, and an 1863 letter from O’Farrell on file.  A very large file, covering 1884/85.  List 56.

OGLE, Arthur, accidentally killed on railway near Leongatha in 1901; file re burial expenses etc., had sister in Geelong.  10 pages, List 51.

OGLE-MOORE, Mrs H., Middle Brighton, wrote in 1913, asking police to find her brother Hugh MONTGOMERY, a financial agent, who had gone on a bender somewhere in Melbourne; he was an alcoholic and this had happened before.  Police find him in the care of Mrs MURPHY of the Union Hotel, who had known him for many years and he was taken to a private hospital.  10 pages, List 108.

O’GORMAN, Thomas.  Morwell, 1898.  Two letters re joining the police force; rejected on medical reasons.  4 pages, List 7.

O’GRADY, Miss G., A’beckett Street Melbourne,  in 1910 complained about manhandled by police at Parliament House.  Report states pestering MPs about land matters.  10 pages, List 91.

O’GRADY, M., applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  1 page, List 55.

O’GRADY, Nurse Mary, South Fremantle, sought John Edward DOYLE, fireman in railways, in 1916.  She has his 18 month old son.  Found to have enlisted under an assumed name; his sister is Mrs. PHILLIPS, Northcote.  7 pages, List 78.

O’GRADY, Thomas Joseph.  His wife Elizabeth writes from Yass in 1906.  They were married in 1895 and have three children.  She has heard that he has married Lenna MACK.  He has a sister Mrs. Ellen MOONEY in Footscray.  9 pages, List 4.

O’HARA, M., shearer,  Nyang Station, Moulamein, NSW, wrote in 1907.  His wife and family have been turned out of a house in Carlton by Mrs. KELLETT, who has kept their furniture; asks police help in getting it back.  5 pages, List 84.

O’HARE, James, 69 years, husband of Ann, arrested for being drunk and disorderly, took poison and died in Melbourne police cell, 1906.  Report on case.  13 pages, List 34.

OHEBERG, Erick William.  Information sought by wife at Somerville in 1901, he was 38 years, a Swede, a traveller for a nursery, and not heard from for a year.  Faded photo of him with a bike is on file.  2 pages, List 52.

O’KANE, Mrs.  Wrote from Sydney in 1910 re her husband Richard, timber worker, 46 years, has brothers Harry and Bernard; he has deserted her.  15 pages, List 24.

O’KEEFE, Daniel, wrote from Rowsley in 1900.  He was a candidate for the force, and asked if he needed to transfer a lease of land at Glenmore Station before being admitted.  1 page, List 44.

O’KEEFE, Thomas William, return soldier No 6587, 9th Battalion, Qld., went missing from his ship on way back from England in 1918; found drowned.  Small photo on file.  2 pages, List 74.

OLD, Ernest, Dingee, 1902, applies to join force, fought in South Africa, is a racing cyclist.  2 pages, List 12.

OLD MELBOURNE CEMETERY PRESERVATION LEAGUE.  Secretary A.H. PADLEY wrote in 1918 asking details of a fire which destroyed the lodge and records in 1865; no trace found.  12 pages, List 76.

O’LEARY, Mrs. Catherine, wrote strange letter to police from Yabba Yabba near Dookie in 1900; locals give her a bad character.  8 pages, List 46.

O’LEARY, Daniel, wrote from Donald in 1896 re alleged rape of girl PARKER by William MORGAN, son of her employer.  Mrs. Morgan is proprietor of the Donald Times and he claims local police are friendly with her.  Detailed report on situation includes statement that Morgan horsewhipped O’Leary, who owns a rival newspaper.  9 pages List 35.

OLERHEAD, E.M., wrote from Salisbury West via Inglewood in 1896; re Angus K. STOCKTON.  Refers to previous letter which is not on file.  Writes of maintenance of an illegitimate child.  Not found.  8 pages, List 37.

OLFE, M.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1888 re her husband J.D.M., a watchmaker.  Police report states that she is really only trying to confirm his death and he has attempted suicide several times.  3 pages, List 5.

OLIPHANT, Arthur, East Melbourne.  Private enquiry sought by Admiral Sir Harry RAWSON, Government House Sydney, in 1903; he had applied for employment there, as he knew his father in China many years ago.  Detailed report given ‘had been wild and extravagant’ in his youth.  8 pages, List 67.

OLIVER, Mrs. nee BROCKHOUSE, living with father in Preston after her husband Samuel, 32 years, iron moulder, left her and their 3 children and went to Queensland.  Asks police to find him.  8 pages, List 36.

OLIVER, George, 70 years, died suddenly at George Hotel Williamstown; sister was Sarah Gibbs Oliver. Child Bessie FAIRFOUL found him; licensee is Jennie GORDON. 4 pages, List 51.

OLIVER, Grace, 15 years, Camberwell, went with friend Linda LEE, Hawthorn,  on train to Carrum for a picnic in 1915, and claimed sexually assaulted by local constable, but William John NEWSOME appears to have been the offender.  Her testimony unreliable, so no prosecution.  Warning:  this is a large and confronting file.  List 80.

OLIVER, Rosemary, East Prahran, 21 years, attempted suicide in 1910, found by 11 year old sister Doris.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 96.

OLIVER, Thomas, Naval Base Crib Point, left daughter with Mrs. McINTEE of Launceston Tasmania and in 1916 she complained that he had failed to send maintenance; child’s mother is dead.  4 pages, List 78.

O’MAHONY, Edward.  Wrote from O’Mahony’s Creek, Lardner in 1894, complaining of the treatment he received by a local constable.  Comment on his character.  17 pages, List 13.

O’MALLY, Charles.  Wife Doris reports him missing from his home at McKinnon in 1928.  He was a signalman, 46 years.  Small damaged photo on file.  List 61.

O’NEILL, Charles E., clerk, c27 years, wanted for embezzlement in 1913.  Signed photo on file.  2 pages, List 107.

O’NEILL, John, died in Melbourne hospital in 1894, 35 years old, not known to people, so photograph taken.  Family in Rushcutters Bay NSW identify the photo as being the son of Patrick and Julia nee Holloway, born at Sydney, and give history.  Letters re his being given a proper burial.  25 pages plus faded copy of the photo.  List 41.

O’NEILL, John, bootmaker, 17 years, and George LAYTON, hired a jinker and horse from COFFEY BROS. of Richmond and took it to Shepparton where they abandoned it after trying to sell it.  Charged with larceny.  Witness James TALLANT, Coffey employee.  8 pages, List 27.

ONSLOW, Daisy Bell, child of Adelaide Louisa, committed to Industrial School in 1900 after being found to be neglected.  File re conveyance there from Yackandandah.  12 pages, List 47.

OPIUM DENS.  Report on 3, in and off Lt. Bourke St., Melbourne in 1895.  ‘Male Europeans who smoke are of the fairly respectable or working class … the women are nearly all prostitutes, but while here they are invariably sober and noting to complain of … Opium Dens are visited by smokers for one purpose, of having a quick smoke only … not used for immoral purpose.’  List 31.

O’REILLY, Bessie & James. Charged with murder of child Elizabeth at Ballarat, acquitted, 1901. Large file.  List 1.

O’REILLY, Elizabeth, sought by sister Mary Ann SAVAGE, Cloncurry Qld in 1917.  Their brother Joseph O’REILLY had died and left her a bequest.  She was in the Presentation Convent St. Kilda in 1886.  Not found.  21 pages, List 74.

O’REILLY, Isabel, 14 years, sent from Perth to Melbourne by her stepmother Bell ANDREWS in 1912.  Andrews subsequently wrote to police that she had received a letter from Isabel, alleging ill-treatment on the part of her sister Mrs. HALL.  Another sister Mrs. SAUNDERS named on file.  Detailed report shows that Isabel had been taken from a convent by Andrews 5 years previously and looked after.  8 pages, List 33.

O’RORKE, L.M.  Wrote from Carlton in 1907, applying to join C.I.D.  Formerly a detective in the Johannesburg Town Police, but retrenched, previously in Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry.  Married, 30 years.  4 pages, List 22.

O’ROURKE, Mrs Ellen, Park Street Melbourne; took poison in 1908, recovered.  7 pages, List 85.

O’ROURKE, Patrick. Large file re his death in 1906. Annie BROGAN involved, l