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RADIGOIS, Eugene.  Sought by French Consul in Melbourne in 1877; found.  9 pages, List 5.

RADLEY, Frederick, swagman, found ill near Natimuk in 1896 and sent by police to Horsham hospital.  He had come from South Australia to look for work, mother lives at Narracoorte.  5 pages, List 38.

RAFF, Alan, injured when passenger in a car driven by Dr. GORDON collided with a goods train at Carlton in 1911.  File re case and his injuries.  12 pages, List 33.

RAFTON, Amy, 17 years, left Hobart for Launceston in company with Josephine DONOVAN in 1895; they were heading for the steamer to Melbourne.  Her parents ask for her to be returned.  10 pages, List 27.

RAGGEDY GOLDFIELD.  Two reports on rush there in 1871.  List 4.

RAIL, William Henry, head teacher Dorcas Street State School South Melbourne.  In 1911 asks police to investigate claim by 9 year old child Vera PATTERSON of his indecent behavior towards her.  Vera’s mother is Margaret HINKS and Vera’s friend is Florence MOYES, 12 years.  Teachers Eliza McDonald and Stella JACKSON refute Vera’s claims and are believed by police.  15 pages, List 100.

RAILWAY ESTATE, St. Albans Township.  In 1928 James MIDDLETON, Roy STEENHOLDT and Susan Jane BOXSHALL, farmers, Longwarry, were persuaded by three men to purchase blocks in this estate, held by George STEWART.  The men gave the names of Patrick DEMPSEY, F.C MUIR and – ELLIS, but were really James MORONEY, Frederick NEWSOME and Francis MILLER.  A large file, includes brochure on estate, contracts, letter from solicitor etc.  List 59.

RAINES, Myrtle Mary,15 years,  left her home in North Melbourne in 1928. believed to be with Mavis HARRIS.  Photo, 2 pages, List 60.

RAINSFORD, Marie, in 1903 asks police help to find the father of her illegitimate child, who promised to marry her, but has disappeared.  He claimed to be a bank accountant in South Melbourne.  – COLLIS, is identified as the person, but he lodges a complaint with the Chief Commissioner at the insinuation.  16 pages, List 66.

RAMPLING, Mrs. J., Port Adelaide, wrote in 1907 re her husband James alias Jim BURKE, believed in Melbourne with another woman and family.  Not found.  5 pages, List 83.

RAMSDALE, Cecil, 9 years old in 1900, fell off a roundabout owned by Harry EVANS at Albert Park.  2 pages, List 49.

RANDALL, Mr. H., senior, King’s Plains via Blayney, wrote in 1917 re daughter Catherine who married c1901 Thomas BENNETT, shearer’s cook.  They have two children, Caroline and John.  6 pages, List 74.

RANKIN, Mrs. Dora.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, seeking John NIXON, police pensioner, has news for him.  8 pages, List 4.

RANKIN, J., wrote from Fort Franklin, Portsea in 1897.  Was detained there, so could not present himself for police medical examination; is 24 years old, a boxing champion in the forces.  2 pages, List 38.

RANKIN, James, left wife E. and two children c1891 and went to New Zealand, then various other places, failing to pay much maintenance.  She wrote from Kilmore in 1899, asking police help to find him. He is a mining speculator.  7 pages, List 43.

RANKIN, William Edward, left wife Emily and child destitute in Sydney in 1905; believed in Melbourne and using name Richard Rankin. 6 pages, List 69.

RAPER, Harry A., sought by brother Edward, Sydney, in 1909; he was a steward on the S.S. Burrumbeet.  Not found.  7 pages, List 87.

RAPKEN, Nathan, asked police to find his brother Baron in 1892.  He was 17 years old, Russian, and had left his Melbourne home in December 1891; believed working in Alexandra area.  Body found in Goulburn river is identified as his; family asked to pay burial expenses etc.  Two separate files, 17 pages, List 77.

RASMUSSEN, Vincent, Rutherglen, in 1909 explains failure to register birth of child Henry Herbert in time.  4 pages, List 88.

RATH, -.  German, living in North Melbourne in 1916, report that soldiers might attack him because he is German.  List 6.

RAVEN, George alias BRADLEY.  Fleeced Dora May WEAVER nee MONTIFORD out of £300 and various small amounts of money.  She was a widow, in charge of the Tunstall Railway Station, had 2 children and inherited money from her father.  They met in 1918, he claimed he was a returned soldier, proposed marriage to her.  Photo of him with barmaid Florence POWERS, her in military uniform in NSW.  Arrested in Sydney, returned to Melbourne, tried and convicted in 1919.  56 pages, List 21.

RAWLINS, Mrs William, Dalby Qld; in 1911 asks police to call on Mrs A. COOKSON re her 13 year old daughter May DOVE who went there.  She wants her returned home.  Cookson is found near Ballan.  6 pages, List 99.

RAY, Frederick Arthur Theodore, of Footscray, wrote to friend and former resident Gerald McCARTHY in New York in 1917, giving local news, and using ‘indecent language’.  Not clear, but appears letter was opened as McCarthy could not be found.  Ray subsequently interviewed by detectives and charged under the Postal Act.  Letter on file and very crude language used.  List 3.

RAY, James Edmund, let his pregnant wife in Abbotsford in 1912 and went to Tasmania to work, but didn’t send maintenance.  He was born Holloway England, 30 years old.  Found.  6 pages, List 103.

RAYMOND, Samuel.  Charles Hamilton STERNE enquired for his address on behalf of a friend in London, 1869.  Details of Raymond, (was formerly in Vic police force) and two letters from him, on file.  17 pages, List 4.

RAYNER, Mrs Lillie, Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1909 re her husband George.  A warrant was issued 11 years ago, was he found.  4 pages, List 90.

RAYNER, Thomas, Inverleigh.  In 1911 writes a number of letters complaining of local police.  Report details some of his actions.  17 pages, List 98.

RAZEY, Jane, wrote from Qld in 1895 re her son William Joseph, 15 years, who left Tambo with William H.J. LLOYD, racing man, to work for him.  Lloyd was to send him home if he required it.  Police find him.  5 pages, List 27.

READ, Alice.  Wrote from Brisbane in 1908.  She had divorced her husband Joseph for adultery with her sister, who had a child to him.  Alice given custody of her son Jack Bertram Read, but Joseph has taken him away to Melbourne.  12 pages, List 5.

READ, Edward Richard, killed at Fremantle, WA in 1901.  Brother William George Read, Bendigo, asks police for details of incident and property.  12 pages, List 52.

REARDON, Charles Philip of Tocumwal, NSW, wrote in 1919.  He was a wounded returned soldier and sought help in finding his parents Elizabeth and Patrick Kilday Reardon as he needed his birth certificate and the Registrar General had no record of it.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

REAU, Marie Claire ‘Camilleville’ Barnawartha, wrote in 1917, asking police help with her brother John Camille Reau ‘a mental case’ who should be returned to an asylum as he was violent.  Her nephew James R. COLLIER also becomes involved when assaulted.  15 pages, List 72.

REDDAN FAMILY, Port Melbourne.  Anonymous letter in 1911 claims that their children are not going to school.  Report on family and circumstances.  4 pages, List 98.

REDDAN, Sarah, alias BREMNER, charged with keeping a brothel in Exhibition Street Melbourne in 1912.  Case dismissed by magistrates, but Crown Solicitor’s office appeals to Supreme Court and case is sent back to court.  She is found guilty.  33 pages, List 33.

REDFERN, Miss J.G., Daylesford, left a photo of Hector James WARING with police in 1914; asks for its return in 1916.  3 pages, List 78.

REECE, Alice, 17 years, left home in Kensington in 1917 with a married man H.A. MITCHELL; information sought by aunt May GOOLEY.  Mrs. DANDO, landlady, provides information which he denies. 8 pages, List 73.

REED, Richard of West Melbourne, alleged in 1877 that Dr Edward Paley had been using Yarra Bend Asylum funds to pay for his coachman.  C.F. ROBERTS and Richard Marr MURRAY ask investigation.  6 pages, List 5.

REEDY, Henry, shot by Leslie OXENBURY, Dandenong in 1911.  He was engaged to Zilla CARR who worked for Oxenbury’s father.  A large file, includes a petition from Dandenong residents commending actions of Constable THOMPSON No. 4722.  List 101

REES, Rees, wrote from Newcastle NSW in 1895 re Thomas SCULLY, c35 years, employed at Jumbunna Coal Mine in Gippsland.  He was co-respondent in Rees’s divorce and owes him court costs.  Asks if his ex wife is with him.  7 pages, List 28.

REEVES, Albert, South Melbourne, born Sydney 1882.  Wrote in 1905 asking permission to act in various ways and set up a ‘society for law abiding citizens’.  Police establish he is employed by a detective agency.  4 pages, List 63.

REGAN, John 16 years and Michael Joseph 14 years, committed for trial in Melbourne.  Parents Thomas and Elizabeth at Broken Hill; boys had been committed to Industrial School there and absconded.  20 pages, List 76.

REID, Alice. Brought from Berrigan NSW to Melbourne by grandmother Margaret CORBETT to give birth to illegitimate child, 1892; suspected father named. Child went to Bendigo, Alice to Good Shepherd Convent for seven years, then into domestic service. Lost her right hand in a mangle accident. In 1900 living with Mrs. MAY, who writes to uncle John CORBETT for financial assistance for her. He asks police to investigate.  List 1.

REID, Catherine, complains to Chief Commissioner in 1900 of local police harassment.  Toorak police report she is the former mistress of someone (unnamed) and now soliciting.  3 pages, List 48.

REID, G.T., Upper Sturt, S.A., wrote in 1909 asking police to persuade his wife Kathleen CHADWICK to return to him; she is ‘on the town’ in Melbourne.  She left him a month after they were married.  6 pages, List 88.

REID, Jessie, Newtown, Sydney, wrote in 1907 seeking her two sisters Emily and Harriet; they were separated as children after their mother’s death.  Report states probably named May and Nellie and gives details.  4 pages, List 92.

REID, Johanna, left a note for her husband William at Drumberg near Heywood in 1860 and wandered off at night.  Found.  6 pages, List 105.

REID, Marion, divorced, and living in West Melbourne with Geoff AFFENDEN as his housekeeper in 1912; an alcoholic, found on the floor at Richard GOODWIN’s house, and he and others carry her home, but she is dead.  Police are called and a detailed report is compiled.  7 pages, List 102.

REILLY, Catherine.  Gave birth to Queenie May RIELLY/REILLY at Fitzroy.  Believed father William George Acton WILSFORD had registered child, but after argument in 1904 found he had not.  Registered herself, but should have been within 3 days, so reported to police.  She lives apart from her husband, has 3 other children.  3 pages, List 14.

REILLY, John L.  Secretary of the Epsom Racing Club in 1913; robbed of £700 takings.  File includes evidence of witnesses Henry James BUCKLAND, assistant secretary, Herbert Francis MOGG, VRC employee, John ISHERWOOD, weigher, Harry MILLER, contractor of Hawthorn, J. LUDLOW, Edward CONWAY, trainer, John LEEK, commission agent.  20 pages, List 8.

REINER, John Godfrey.  Writes strange letters to police headquarters in 1904.  He lives near Dargo, is a German, 61 years and a ‘perfect nuisance’ to local police, according to them.  24 pages, List 10.

REISON, Christian (real name RASMUSSEN) left wife and children in Carlton in 1872 and went to Bendigo.  She writes several letters asking police help re maintenance.  He is a native of Archouse, Denmark, miner, 35-40 years old; her father is C/E clergyman Tresham D. GRIGG of Dublin.  ‘a very unfortunate marriage’.  17 pages, List 31.

REITZ, Ludwig, Smythesdale; infant daughter Ella died  in 1911, birth was never registered.  Report on case.  9 pages, List 99.

RENOUF, Catherine, 34 years, died in Melbourne gaol in 1873.  Husband Philip of Richmond refuses to pay burial costs.  6 pages, List 31.

RENTER, Mrs, Lobethal, South Australia.  In 1911 asks if husband Thomas, a Swede, bootmaker, 47 years, is alive or dead, hasn’t seen him for 12 years.  Death certificate of Christopher Renter on file, but this is a different person.  11 pages, List 100.

REUTER, Mrs. F., Lobethal, South Australia, wrote in 1903 re newspaper report of the death of person of this name who died suddenly in Victoria; he left her four years ago.  No trace.  7 pages, List 66.

REYNOLDS, Albert, 55 years, English, servant, died at Tumut NSW in 1897, formerly lived in Prahran.  Only known relative is daughter Laura who lives in West Brompton London.  File re disposal of assets.  14 pages, List 39.

REYNOLDS, Frederick P., Hobart, wrote in 1910, explaining his marital situation in great detail.  He was for many years an employee of the Melbourne Tramway Co., but had to leave Melbourne through his wife attempting to kill him.  He purchased 2 Rainsford Street St Kilda for her and their children, and has been paying the mortgage and family maintenance, but has been ill and fallen behind. 8 pages, List 94.

REYNOLDS, John Desmond, 37 years, Irish, from Ashfield NSW, arrested in Wodonga in 1893 and admitted to lunatic asylum.  File relates to notifying family, his release etc.  20 pages, List 25.

REYNOLDS, Thomas. Sought by brother G. COLLINS in York Western Australia in 1900; may take the name Collins. Was in the employ of Dr. L.L. SMITH in 1864. Not found. 4 pages, List 2.

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RHODES, Mrs. Mary, Richmond, claims payment for services for looking after illegitimate child Frederick Leslie PHILLIPS, whose mother Jane abandoned him, then later married Richard JOHNS, the father, and Rhodes’s brother, in 1896.  Very detailed file notes.  5 pages, List 36

RICE, A.E. ‘Professor’.  Writes from Ravenswood Qld in 1897 re his wife and son Fernleigh Archibald, born Ipswich 1875/6.  He was a performer of some sort, who travelled around, and left his wife behind as she had ‘taken to drink’.  Now wants his son back.  25 pages, List 6.

RICE, G.H., florist, Kew.  In 1912 letters claim he is trading after hours etc., report states dispute between the wives of him and his brother.  17 pages, List 103.

RICHARDS, Fred, last seen in Korrumburra, sought by wife A.L. Portland near Port Adelaide, in 1917; he has not supporter her and their 3 children for some years.  4 pages, List 73.

RICHARDS, George, road contractor, wrote two letters from Riana Tasmania in 1912 re his wife who took the 3 children and ran off with Charles Richard DOUCE and was in Melbourne.  Douce was playing the maloden [mandolin?]  on the streets of Melbourne.  Another letter from Douce’s stepfather W.P. SMITH.  The couple return to Tasmania, but leave again.  14 pages, List 32.

RICHARDS, George, Riana, Tasmania, wrote in 1913 re his wife who has again left home, with her 7 year old daughter; she is not right in the heads.  Was previously with Charles DOUCE, and now rumoured to be with Patrick SMITH, who has left there owing money.  10 pages, List 108.

RICHARDSON, Charlotte M. Toorak, 1898, brutally attacked at night; uncle reported case to police, and asked that it be kept out of newspapers, but Herald published details. A suspect was bought in for identification, but her parents refuse to allow her to attend the police station.  List 1.

RICHARDSON, Ethel Mary Ann Lowry, 15 years, died as a result of an abortion at Delegate NSW in 1906.  Inquest and report on case.  Witnesses: father Alexander George, brother Lindsay William, Mrs. Jane STOKES, Mrs. Jane WALSH, Mrs. Ellen RUSSELL, Adelaide and Adelaide Cora JACKSON, William HELMERS, Dr M.A. SCHALIT.  Very sad case.  27 pages, List 31.

RICHARDSON, William Mackay., information sought by wife Rosina, Wellington, Surrey England in 1916.  He was 39 years, native of North Wales, left in 1912, last heard of in 1915.  Found.  10 pages, List 77.

 

RICHMOND, 73-77 Swan St.  Fire in 1899, owner of property WINDRUM is suspected.  Evidence of 40 witnesses listed.  Large file.  List 42.

RICHMOND HOTELS.  Complaints by A. HODGES, art dealer, Burnley, W.G. RUSSELL, Richmond, and Rev. A. HOWELL, St. Bartholomew’s Burnley in 1896 that Cremean’s Hotel and the Gardener’s Arms Hotel, licensee Ellen BRENNAN are illegally trading on a Sunday.  Reports.  42 pages, List 37.

RICHMOND HOTELS.  STATION HOTEL, South Richmond, licensee Mrs. WARREN and sister Miss HOWLY.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 re Sunday trading.  ANCHOR OF HOPE, RED LION, YARRA and GARDENER’S ARMS implicated.  18 pages, List 37.

RICHMOND, Mrs Florence, ‘Warrawong’ Melton, in 1912 requests police protection during holidays from campers, shooters etc., her father – STAUGHTON’s property also needs protection.  8 , List 105.

RICHTER, Mrs. E., wrote from Ashfield Sydney in 1903 re her daughter Florence, believed working in the theatre.  Found.  7 pages, List 66.

RICKARDS, Florence, staying with Myrtle BURNHAM in Northcote in 1917 when admitted to mental hospital as delusional.  Discharged 3 months later and sailed with husband to Singapore.  She then wrote a 29 page letter detailing her grievances and treatment.  She was born in New Jersey, was 40 years old and previously was in the Malay States.  31 pages, List 74.

RICKETSON, Charles N., wrote from Glen Eira, Caulfield in 1900, asking permission to ride his tricycle on the footpath; is partially paralysed.  2 pages, List 44.

RICKIE, William, and son William Henry, 18 years, died in 1895 in Queensland from exposure .  Mrs Jane Rickie of Richmond asks help to get their possessions sent to her.  12 pages, List 30.

RIDDIOUGH, Annie, 19 years, ran away from her home at Kogarah NSW in 1916 with travelling salesman H.B. OBERMEYER.  Returned, but ran away again.  Letters from her mother – believes she is living under the name of Phyllis LLOYD.  A very detailed report of her activities.  33 pages, List 77.

RIDGELL, Richard, deserted wife and four children in 1892; plumber.  In 1897 wife took out warrant for failure to pay maintenance at Kyneton; he was believed to be in Fremantle.  Local police report she is living on a farm near Pipers Creek with a man named WEBB.  5 pages, List 40.

RIDGWAY, Frederick, 21 years, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1912, after losing money on racehorses.  Parents live in Tasmania.  7 pages, List 105.

RIECK, Charles, Paddington Sydney NSW, wrote in 1910 re his 16 year old  daughter Ethel May, who went to Melbourne  in 1908 as nursemaid with Mrs. MARIA, whose husband had a fruit shop in Brunswick.  Concerned about her welfare. he asks police to send her home.  7 pages, List 54.

RIGGS, George M., sight damaged while mining in W.A. and returned to Victoria for treatment.  Discharged from Eye and Ear Hospital in 1899 as incurable.  In 1900 wished to return to the hospital and asked police to arrange train trip from north east.  Discussion re costs involved revealed that he was being maintained by his brother, a solicitor in Castle Pollard, West Meath Ireland.  16 pages, List 46.

RILEY, Florence, Brighton, alleged in 1918 that she was assaulted by a railway man after she declined to sign a loyalty petition at a public meeting, but investigation showed she was hit by her husband Charles Lincoln Riley.  15 pages, List 69.

RILEY, George, convicted of attempted robbery of Annie GREIG of Richmond and shooting at George BROWN, head gardener, Fitzroy Gardens, in 1901.  Two different photos of him on file; is 18 years, born NSW.  Interstate police asked to help with his background.  A large file, mostly copies of testimonies.  List 52.

RILEY, Tom, Lauriston Hall, East Melbourne, wrote twice in 1913 on behalf of Miss R. Innell, the proprietor of the boarding house, complaining of the actions of police when investigating a robbery there.  A boarder, Mrs H.J MANSON, had had her jewellery stolen.  A very detailed report is given.  15 pages, List 92.

RILEY, Vera M., 22 years, left parents home in Sydney in 1913; father George Aubrey Riley asks discreet enquiry, believes she is with H.C. CORNFORTH.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

RIORDAN, Edward, woolclasser, sought by wife Margaret, Paddington NSW, in 1904.  He left her 12 years ago, believed near Colac. They were married at Forbes in 1890.  Found, an alcoholic.  7 pages, List 68.

RIORDAN, Owen, arrested by Brisbane police in 1896.  They ask for details of his character; is a son of ex Sgt Timothy Riordan, his mother is in Hawthorn.  Owen is ‘fond of drink’ and had previously failed to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child.  11 pages, List 37.

RISPIN, Catherine, wrote from South Yarra in 1900 re husband John William Rispin, who deserted her and their two children as she was about to be confined with her third child. They are destitute.  He is a carpenter, English, 35 years, believed to be at Echuca with a Miss FULFORD, 19 years.  11 pages, List 45.

RITCHIE, Florrie.  Anonymous letter in 1912 from Hillston NSW, claiming that she left there for Melbourne to give birth and have the child killed.  She is staying with her sister Mrs BRADY, Brunswick. Child found in Foundling Home.  9 pages, List 102.

RITCHIE, Gladys, young girl, and Robert MAHER c7 years, came from Tasmania with Mrs. GREGORY with whom they were boarded out, to Melbourne in 1916.  Her daughter Mrs. LEWIS and her two children were with them.  Local officials ask Gladys’s removal from her care.  7 pages, List 76.

RITCHIE, Malcolm. Large file re his alleged incest on daughters Mabel and Helena Ann at Pakenham in 1899. List 2.

RIVES, Joseph, florist, Melbourne, reported in 1928 that employee Victor Rives alias Venerando BARBAGOLO (BARBAGALLO?) had robbed him.  Traced to Qld., and relatives interviewed, but charge dropped.  Photo on file.  27 pages, List 58.

ROACH, Jane.  Deniliquin police enquire about her and her illegitimate child in 1864; she is a housemaid in Melbourne.  Police find child is being cared for by Mary BARRY.  11 pages, List 3.

ROACH, Jean, 22 years, sought by her father L. in Wollongong in 1914; her brother was in South Yarra, but has moved as has the father.  Found. 6 pages, List 110

ROBB, Alexander Hay, engineer, Sydney, asked in 1912 if a woman found drowned in Melbourne was his wife Isabella Watson SIMPSON,  (described) who left him and their daughter 3 months ago; they came from Dundee Scotland 15 months ago.  Not her.  6 pages, List 104.

ROBERTS, Charles Henry, alias George RICHARDS, storekeeper, deserted wife M. and five children in Sydney in 1906.  Police attempt to find him in 1909.  6 pages, List 87.

ROBERTS, George Thomas, ‘Avondale’ Ringwood, alleges in 1913 that the Mitcham post mistress Mrs MARKHAM interfered with his mail and local constable KANE committed perjury.  Several letters from him; addicted to drink.  Son is a baker.  21 pages, List 109.

ROBERTS, Henry Frederick, drowned in a quarry at Burnley in 1902.  File re attempts to recover body.  15 pages, List 65.

ROBERTS, Mrs. S. Manly, Sydney, wrote in 1917 asking who could help her financially, her ‘quite worthless’ husband William Thomas Roberts is in Melbourne gaol.  5 pages, List 72.

ROBERTS, Thomas, engine driver Comet Vale W.A., asks police to find wife in 1916.  She and daughter Ruby left there in 1910 and went to Melbourne; he has been sending money but has now stopped.  Found.  6 pages, List 82.

ROBERTS, Thomas Thornton, deserted wife G. in Adelaide in 1898.  She has heard he is in Portland using the name MARTIN, is a bootmaker.  Local police report that MARTYN is a bootmaker there, has been there for some time, has a family there.  7 pages, List 21.

ROBERTS, William.  Wrote from Barraba NSW in 1908 re Thomas JONES and Abraham TERRIL.  Police interview Mary Ann Terrill who explains the connection.  15 pages, List 5.

ROBERTS, William Francis, born Women’s Hospital 1909 and parents registered as Elizabeth and Thomas Francis Roberts, however she was Mrs Elizabeth King, 27 years, who was married at Corowa in 1900 and hadn’t seen her husband for some years.  She and her 8 year daughter Elizabeth were living with Roberts.  Copy of birth certificate on file and discussion on possible prosecution.  10 pages, List 90.

ROBERTSON, A., wrote from Beechworth in 1900, complaining about the Chinese Camp there and the brothel at AH TOE’s premises.  Local police report that the writer is Reginald HEADLEY ‘a harmless lunatic’, women mentioned were Christine ROBINSON who was living with Ah CHEE, and  Lily ROBINSON, recently discharged from gaol.  6 pages, List 46.

ROBERTSON, Edwin Albert, deserted wife Olive and two children in Adelaide in 1909.  His brother William lived in Ballarat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 87.

ROBERTSON, Eugenia nee GREENBANK.  German Consul asks police in 1902 to confirm birth of her illegitimate daughter Margaretta (Ettie) in 1880.  Eugenia was a Tasmanian and later married the child’s father Christian HILDEBRANDT.  3 pages, List 63.

ROBERTSON, Frederick James.  Writes from Cowra in 1908, asking for address of his brother and parents, whom he hasn’t seen for years.  Police establish his father is Alexander Fraser Robertson, and brother Charles John, and find them.  5 pages, List 4.

ROBERTSON, John.  Hotel-keeper at Gordons in 1865, charged Constable John HAMILTON, (No. 1679) with using slanderous language against him and his wife.  Report of police investigation; John and William LETTS, sawyers, James WALSH, farmer, and Mary HAMILTON, witnesses.  28 pages, List 3.

ROBERTSON, Lilian Beatrice, Prahran, advised department in 1915 that her husband William Thomas, a constable serving in the AIF, was killed at the Dardanelles.  2 pages, List 80.

ROBERTSON, Mary, West Perth, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, who left for Melbourne 6 months; believed with -McJENNET, both expublicans.  He is 48 years, English, and they have been married for 23 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 104.

ROBERTSON, William Lovat, clerk, c35 years, wanted for embezzlement on Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Co., manager Leslie J. PARK, in 1897.  26 pages, many repetitive; photo on file. List 40.

ROBINETT, Henry James Morris.  Information sought by his mother in Hawthorn in 1903.  He was 28 years, last heard of interstate.  Not found.  4 pages, List 66.

ROBINSON, Charles Alfred. Lands officer at Sale, writes suicide note and believed to have drowned himself, 1918. Wife at East Brunswick, brother Gilbert at Preston. File of 9 pages includes press cutting.  List 1.

ROBINSON, Emma.  Paddington NSW, wrote in 1900 re her daughter Theresa PRENDERGAST, who went with her employer Mrs. SIMPSON to Melbourne some years ago.  Believes she is being used for immoral purposes; Mrs. Simpson running a pub.  Police find Simpson caring for her after she has had a child.  7 pages, List 3.

ROBINSON, Francis Ormond, grazier, married Margaret MacVEAN at Cressy in 1874, then lived with servant Jane OATS and had two children by her, Frank Ascot and Arthur Lyndhurst.  In 1885 charged with perjury over false registration of births.  Certificates on file, along with letters from John MacVEAN.  A large file, List 57.

ROBINSON, George Washington.  Charged with bigamy in 1864.  First wife Margaret THIRD, second not named but marriage took place at Tarraville.  Copy of first marriage certificate on file.  Witnesses John and Margaret BEGGS seek expenses.  21 pages, List 4.

ROBINSON, H. Arlies, Claremont W.A., wrote in 1913 regarding his forthcoming divorce case, and a respondent – DRAKE.  His wife and he have disappeared.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 93.

ROBINSON, Henry, sought by J. CURRY, Boggo Road, Brisbane Qld in 1897.  His unnamed brother had died some years ago, leaving a wife and young son; the wife has now died and the child needs support.  Henry used to play bagpipes in hotels in Melbourne, and details of men who did this are given, but he is not found.  15 pages, List 68.

ROBINSON, James J., wrote a very strange letter from Maldon in 1905, had recently come from Western Australia and staying with sister Mrs. Adelaide CARMAN.  He is fixated on electricity and had been in an asylum.  6 pages, List 52.

ROBINSON, Margaret, 23 years, daughter of Mrs. Mary, of Collingwood.  Died after illegal abortion in 1895.  Had been keeping company with Arthur DAVIES, tobacconist, Collingwood, who denied knowing she was pregnant.  Henrietta NICOL, keeps a wine shop; Rose KENNEDY (Madame de ROSE), palmist and Dr. J.D. TWEEDDALE give evidence.  Body exhumed.  46 pages, List 30.

ROBLEY, Mary Ann nee FROOD. Writes in 1894 asking police to help in getting documents retained by Adelaide solicitor George F. Michell. These include her marriage in 1880 and false registration of birth of William Nevison Robley and Louisa Victoria Robley to mother Louisa Charlotte KLAPPROTH. 5 pages.  List 1.

ROBSON, Robert, Stawell West, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1896; is suffering hallucinations.  Mother says he is not dangerous.  18 pages, List 36.

ROCHESTER, Vena/Bena, 19 years, left Sydney by train in 1900, heading to Adelaide via Melbourne, to meet with boyfriend HYLAND whom she planned to marry.  Chief Commissioner NSW telegrams police in Melbourne on behalf of her parents.  They intercept her and she returns home.  6 pages, List 45.

RODGERS, Annie, dressmaker, Carlton, sought by son from first marriage William DUNSTON of Hamilton New Zealand, in 1903.  Police ascertain her second husband died in 1890, but she is not found.  5 pages, List 46.

RODGERS, H.V., Geelong, wrote in 1909 asking police to find his son Joseph Henry.  The writer was 77 years old and blinded in an accident at Broken Hill; his sister was Mrs Isabella PALLITER [?]  Son found interstate.  5 pages, List 90.

RODWAY, Alfred Jenner, deserted wife Gertrude and 3 children at Richmond in 1904.  Two letters from her, she believed him to be in W.A. in 1906, found.  18 pages, List 50.

ROGERS, Mrs A., Kinghorne, Qld, wrote in 1910 re husband Alexander who had deserted her; she is destitute.  8 pages, List 98.

ROGERS, Mrs. Ada.  Anonymous letter from Carlton in 1897 alleges she is living an immoral life, has two young children.  Report finds she is living apart from her husband, no evidence of prostitution.  List 20.

ROGERS, Joseph Henry, sought by blind father H.C. Rogers, Geelong, in 1913.  Joseph is c26 years and was last heard of in South Aust.  Mention of family inheritance.  Found.  7 pages, List 94.

ROGERS, Robert Levanen, 45 year, Irish, a patient in Gladvill Insane Asylum Sydney.  In 1916 his wife asks for relatives to be found; brother David Gregory found and provides family details.  Their parents were David Gregory and Arabella nee HOLMAN.  13 pages, List 78.

ROGERS, Thomas, wrote from Outtrim Coal Co., in 1899, reporting that his wife Jane (Jeannie) had left him and their 4 month old child and gone to Melbourne; asks help to find her.  7 pages, List 41.

ROGERS, Thomas, jockey, 24 years.  Information sought by South Australian Children’s Department in 1899; he was the reputed father of a child by Mary Theresa WILLIAMS of Southwark, South Australia.  Not found.  14 pages, List 43.

ROHL, Oscar, married Minnie McALLISTER in 1904, then went to Qld; last heard of in 1905.  File covers dispute with his father over land selection and rumours about her he has spread.  4 pages, List 70.

ROHMER, Fritz. Sought by his brothers Herman and George in Sydney in 1898. Last heard of in Melbourne eight years previously, 37 years, a watchmaker/piano tuner. Photo of him on file. Not found. 11 pages, List 2.

ROLF, Frederick, writes 2 letters from Maryborough in 1897, attempting to “prevent his paramour Mrs. Sarah RANDALL” associating with the Chinese Camp inhabitants there.  He was assaulted in the camp by SEE TOY.  7 pages, List 20.

ROLLS, Albert. Failure to pay alimony to divorced wife Margaret, 1902. She and the children are in Melbourne, he is in Sydney.  List 1.

ROOKS, Mrs. John, wrote from Elphinstone, Darling Downs Qld in 1904 re her brother Samuel George SYMONS, believed accidentally killed in Melbourne in 1903.  Police find this is true, but she has herself died by the time the answer is given.  8 pages, List 34.

ROONEY, Patrick, 73 years, died at a Ballarat boarding house run by Mrs PHILLIPS in 1914.  She informed wife who was at Wellington, NSW, who wrote to police asking details, which are supplied.  8 pages, List 110.

ROPER, Charles, sought by mother Mrs. M. Roper, Neutral Bay in 1907.  She doesn’t say so, but he was a Ward of the State who absconded in 1906.  5 pages, List 22.

ROPER, Robert F., Sydney, alerts police in 1888 that John James DOBBINSON, a law clerk, who absconded from his employers ELLIS & ELLIS, solicitors, in London in 1876, having stolen money, is living in Victoria under the name of William ROSE.  Report on case; victim declines to extradite him.  29 pages, List 56.

ROSEN, Hermann V.D., gaoled for being drunk and disorderly in 1892.  Wrote from gaol asking for his property to be sent there, letter on file.  5 pages, List 56.

ROSENGREN, G. and others.  All residents in Lonsdale St., complain of larrikins, 1883.  6 pages.

ROSIER (ROSHUR), Mary Ann, 82 years, charged with vagrancy at Kyneton in 1902.  Report on her background shows has been in prison and benevolent asylums but leaves latter; has a drinking problem.  Only relative is a sister Elizabeth ROCHFORD; her father was Thomas Rochford, a tailor.  19 pages, List 63.

ROSE OF DENMARK GOLD MINS, Gaffney’s Creek.  Large file, some repetition,  concerning thefts of gold and prosecution and conviction of miners Michael MILLEA, John HAMPTON, Joseph Bernard MURPHY, William John BEAVER, and Alexander Terence GILES in 1913.  85 pages, List 109.

ROSS, Mrs Ellen, Burwood, in 1909 asks if the William Ross who recently suicided is her husband, c30 years, a Scot.  9 pages, List 87.

ROSS, Ivy, charged with assaulting Mary Ellen DUGGAN in Melbourne in 1928.   She was 23 years, said to frequent Lt. Lonsdale St.  Photo of her and Herbet PHILLIPS, professional dancer, who was wanted for another offence.  14 pages, List 59.

ROSS, William, wrote from Rosstown in 1900, reporting damage to his railway at Rosstown Junction ‘as an old enterprizing colonist who has expended a very large fortune …’ asks police help to stop further damage.  Anastasia SHANNON arrested for damaging fence.  9 pages, List  45.

ROSS, William John, Ballarat, applied to join police force in 1903; various reports on his character.  He had served in the South Africa contingent.  13 pages, List 66.

ROSSER, Inez Ada nee MARTIN.  Went from Corowa NSW to Nurse Hannah MITCHELL’s house in Burnley in 1928 for illegal abortion, and disappeared.  Mitchell was charged with murder, but acquitted.  In 1938 George Rosser wrote to police; he was planning to remarry and asked police advice on how to proceed.  7 pages, List 57.

ROTHSEY/ROOTSEY, Iver, sought by father T.C., Newtown, Sydney, in 1917; not heard from for 2 years.  7 pages, List 75.

ROTHVILLER, Pierre.  French Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877, seeking him, Leopold HUSSON and – BLIAULT.  None found.  8 pages, List 5.

ROWE, Alexander, wool classer, Bindi Station, Omeo.  Attempted suicide in 1898.  7 pages, List 20.

ROWE/BOWE, Brice, Carlton, handcuff and lock expert, asked permission in 1909 to be handcuffed and placed in a box in the Yarra, where he would set himself free.  2 pages, List 90.

ROWE, F., Carlton, married, used to detect sly grog selling, but yet to be paid, is desperate as about to be evicted, 1913.  2 pages, List 110.

ROWE, James, died at his residence Yarraweyah in 1896, husband of Elizabeth.  Mrs Sarah Jane MARLENGREN wrote from Port Melbourne, asking if he is her father Richard Henry Rowe, who left her mother and 7 children in Long Gully Bendigo in 1877, and was last seen in Bethanga.  Her mother died six months after he left.  He was Cornish, 64 years old and had brothers Ezekiel and Matthew, and James has children of that name listed in the paper.  The children of the first wife are Mary Ann (Mrs McMAHON), herself, William Edward, James Thomas, Elizabeth Ann (Mrs. BROWN), Richard Henry Nicholas and George Woolcock.  Not police matter.  5 pages, List 37.

ROWE, P.W., wrote from Junee Junction in 1895 re his young son Charles Edward, who was employed by Alfred MONEY/MOLNEY, travelling furniture repairer, last heard of in Bendigo in 1894.  9 pages, List 28.

ROWE, Thomas, Ballarat, 1859, asks for a duplicate of his Ticket of Leave as the original was damaged.  3 pages, List 84.

ROWE, William, 40 years, miner, left Adelaide in 1890, last heard of in Bendigo, sought by Samuel C. HUGHES of Adelaide, who was a private enquiry agent; possibly bigamous marriage.  9 pages, List 14.

ROWLAND, Thomas Edward.  Married Mary Eliza ROWSELL, when she developed phthisis he employed Charlotte SCARBOROUGH to help look after her.  When Mary died at Muroon in May 1897 he shortly afterwards married Charlotte, and their son Thomas was born later that year.  Local constable reports he declared himself a bachelor on second marriage certificate, and queries whether he should be prosecuted.  Both marriage certificates, Mary’s death certificate and Thomas’s birth certificate on file.  Police eventually decide against prosecution.  24 pages, List 21.

ROWLANDS, Mrs Anna, in Ballarat in 1898.  In 1910 she is sought by her sister Mrs Thomas P. DAILY, Conway, North Dakota, USA.  Found.  4 pages, List 97.

ROWLEY, Charles, 17 years, left his home in Tasmania in 1910; information sought by father William.  Not found.  4 pages, List 93.

ROWLEY, Josiah, wrote 21 page letter from Narracan, detailing his dealings with George Edward SWALLOW, who was passing valueless cheques and owed money.  He claimed to be well connected, but it was all a sham, and people Rowley contacted confirmed this.  Swallow sentenced to imprisonment at Morwell in 1896.  67 pages, List 36.

ROY, Miriam, wife of Arenand, Bundoora Settlement via Preston, daughter of Rose DUNK.  Adopted Stephen LAWRENCE from Nurse BASSER of Carlton, but neglected to notify Department, who seek details of the case.  These are supplied.  13 pages, List 108.

ROYAL HIGHLANDER HOTEL, Flinders St.  Report of after hours drinking; ‘this is the worst conducted house in Melbourne’.  Licensee Samuel STENNIKER.  18 pages, List 37.

ROYAL MINT. Robbery at, 1907. Large file covers 1907-1909.  List 1.

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RUDD, Ivy Diamond, South Yarra, reported in 1930 that her personal property had been stolen by maid Freda KUNO, who had gone interstate.  Kuno is identified as Audrey BROCKIN, photo on file.  Her mother reports that she has married G. WAITES and property is returned.  A large file with much repetition.  List 95.

RUDDY, William, information sought by wife in Carlton in 1904; last heard of in Sydney in 1900, c65 years old, Irish.  4 pages, List 68.

RUPERTSWOOD homestead.  In 1903 a fire in the engine house that supplied electricity badly damaged it.  Report on incident which was not suspicious.  16 pages, List 67.

RUSSELL, infant daughter of George and Elizabeth, died at Lauriston in 1867.  Suspicion of ill-treatment by mother who is a habitual drunkard.  There are 2 other children, 5 and 3; husband George is in New Zealand.  John PEARCE stayed at the house on the night the child died.  11 pages, List 35.

RUSSELL, Charles, Clarence River NSW; wrote in 1910 has heard that his wife Jane Elizabeth died in 1908, seeks details of her estate.  5 pages, List 93.

RUSSELL, Elizabeth, Leichardt, Sydney, in 1916 asked police help in getting her son Private F.G. LAMBOURNE’s death certificate so she can access his bank account; army records have not sent it.  He was her last surviving son and sole support, she is very ill.  5 pages, List 78.

RUSSELL, Mrs Elizabeth Ann, widow of Phillip, c47 years, sought by eldest brother George Thomas SMITH, Boulder WA in 1910.  6 pages, List 91.

RUSSELL, James.  Old age pensioner living in tent at Werribee in 1902, became ill and moved to Camp Hotel.  William BALFOUR asks payment for services he provided.  7 pages, List 16.

RUSSELL, Jane, Burnley.  Anonymous letter in 1913 claims she has recently given birth of an illegitimate child, the father of whom is – GIBSON.  7 pages, List 108.

RUSSELL, John William, deserted wife Mary and two children at Bolwarra near Bungaree in 1893.  Irish, 50 years, has been a teacher; arrested in 1895.  19 pages, List 25.

RUSSELL, S., Newmarket, writes strange letter, alleging local police sergeant was rude to her in 1902.  Report states wife of John, formerly bank manager, is a lunatic who has been confined by released.  9 pages, List 61.

RUSSELL, Thomas.  Wife Mary writes from Launceston in 1898, they have eight children, four dependent on her.  He is a ship’s engineer, believed to be in Melbourne, and has failed to send maintenance.  Found.  8 pages, List 7.

RUSSELL, Winifred, Tucklan via Gulgong NSW, wrote in 1911 re John KIDD, wanted for maintenance on his child.  His siblings George and Nellie interviewed.  9 pages, List 95.

RUSSIAN SHIPS Thomasina and Ocean came into Sydney in 1906, and a number of the Scandinavian crew deserted.  Names were: K.A. & J.L. MATSON, G.A. WIKSTROM, J.R. MADELIN, G.H. SALONEN, W.A. KARLSSON, – VIKSTROM, H.A. STAUSSON, K.A. LINDHOLM, Karl A. NYLAND, Herman KOLMROOS.  Photos of both crews on file.  15 pages, List 70.

RUSTON, James.  Fourteen year old boy, alleges buggery by – STANLEY in South Melbourne in 1906; his testimony on file.  Father John contacted police, but medical testimony doesn’t back up his story.  5 pages, List 4.

RUTHERGLEN ROBBERY, 1899. Victims E. VISICK and Alfred GEDDES; John NEGUS and John Henry SPARKS found guilty in 1900. Huge file, c400 pages.  List 1.

RUZIN, William, wrote from Norwood, Adelaide in 1906 re brother Harry or Henry, who left Wisconsin USA in 1898.  Not found.  5 pages, List 26.

RYAN, Annie, 13 years, North Melbourne, ran away from parents in 1909, and using a false name persuaded new arrival David WATT, 17 years, to pay her fare to Sydney.  She was picked up there and returned to Melbourne, where her parents placed her in the Abbotsford Convent.  9 pages, List 88.

RYAN, Mrs. Annie C, wrote from Sale in 1917.  She was the mother of four sons who ‘went to the front’, two of whom were killed.  The other two returned home but she hasn’t seen them; asks if the Constable Ryan mentioned in a newspaper report is her son.  2 pages, List 70.

RYAN, John, teacher at Bootahpool school Port Fairy, complains about local constable, larrikins etc. in 1896-7.  Suggestion he is suffering from hallucinations.  List 41.

RYAN, John, wrote from Geelong in 1900 re report of the death of Martin Ryan in a fight in NSW.  Asks if it is brother Martin Joseph Ryan, 37 years, physical description given, who left there c.1896 and was supposed to be mining.  File shows a different person.  8 pages, List 48.

RYAN, Mabel; information sought by her mother Mrs. B. Ryan of Sydney, in 1917.  She left Brisbane c1914 and is believed to be a barmaid in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 71.

RYAN, Mary Ann. File re carnal abuse of her (11 years old) by stepfather Henry WATKINS, Fryerstown, 1880. 3 pages, List 3.

RYAN, Robert Lyn, charged with murdering his father Martin RYAN at Thalia near Wycheproof in 1928.  In 1908 there were complaints about ill-treatment of Robert and his sister by his parents.  The file covers 1908 case and 1928 case and is very large.  List 58.

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SABELBERG, Herbert Percival of Hamilton. Series of letters 1917-1919 from L.J. HUBERT of Perth, his first wife’s mother, who is rearing his six year son, whose mother has died, he is not paying maintenance for the child. 38 pages, List 2.

SADLIER-FORSTER, Richard.  Left Melbourne for Bourke in 1894, wife asks police assistance in locating him in 1895 as she is anxious; he is 62 years old.  29 pages, List 25

SAHR, Mrs, found dead in bed by G. HEYER, German Lutheran Minister at Germantown, Geelong in 1896.  File re necessity of quick burial ‘body will not keep in this hot weather’.  4 pages, List 39.

ST. KILDA, 35 Henryville Street, fire in 1900, occupied by Richard STEWART, commercial traveller, owned by – DAMYON, coachbuilder.  Servant Floris BRITTON gave alarm.  2 pages, List 50.

SALA, Edward J., sought by father G.F. Sala of Orange NSW in 1891; has absconded, 16 years.  Found in Melbourne, refuses to return home.  3 pages, List 55.

SALATNAY, John, manager of the Maffra Sugar Works, went missing in Melbourne in 1898.  Austrian, c40 years, photo of him and two other men in front of sugar works sign.  1 page plus photo.  See introduction re ordering of photos.  List 53.

SALVATOE, Sammat, labourer, Carlton.  Had been living with Lily ROSE/ROUSE for some years, but they split up in 1928.  She slashed his clothes with a razor.  Photo of both of them.  2 pages, List 61.

SAMERS, William Robert, Bridgewater, applied to join police force in 1903 and failed on medical grounds.  Very detailed and conflicted reports on his character are on file; he had served in the South Africa contingent.  26 pages, List 66.

SAMPSON, Edward Augustus, stabbed Ernest Ambrose KLEINERT at Mitcham in 1928; charged with offence.  Statements from witnesses, victim and offender on file.  16 pages, List 59.

SAMPSON, Ronald, station master, Kilkenny Railway Station, South Australia, wrote in 1912 re niece Elizabeth MAY, 15 years, who left her home with them; may be with boyfriend – BOWES.  5 pages, List 105.

SAMUEL, Rachel, living at home of Mrs Golder MANTEL in 1902 and gave birth to a child which she then killed.  Nurse Mrs. BEATIE and Dr. OSTERMEYER look after her, chemist W.J. BOANAS provides medicine; file contains their accounts and background of the case, which is very sad.  18 pages, List 63.

SANDERS, N.A., Miss, Melbourne Road, Williamstown, wrote three letters in 1913 about her dealings with Dr James DUNCAN who she alleged had taken over her property in 1910.  Quite a complicated file, a Miss De SILVA is mentioned as paying off the property.  8 pages, List 106.

SANDERSON, Elizabeth, 48 years, died suddenly at Malvern in 1900, wife of George.  2 pages, List 48.

SANDERSON, Henry Horner, sawmiller, charged with failure to register birth of son Donald, born Warburton, in 1912; did so to avoid vaccination.  7 pages, List 103.

SANDERSON, Thomas, sought by wife A.W. in Sydney in 1894.  He asked her to go there, and said he would follow once his business matters were arranged, but never came.  She and their daughter are penniless.  She believes he’s at Archdale near Bealiba.  Local police report he is there with a wife and family, and explain that he once lived with a woman named Annie MORRISON at Ballarat, and are not sure which is the legitimate wife.  File ends with her obtaining money to return to Victoria.  6 pages, List 41.

SANDRY, Thomas.  Information as to his character sought by J.E. PHELAN, Guyra Shire Council NSW in 1913 on behalf of the unnamed mother of a woman who has become engaged to him.  5 pages, List 94.

SANGAL, Edward Christopher, murdered at Keysborough in 1902.  Wife Selina and August TISLER are convicted.  This is a large file.  List 63.

SANSON, Harry, 40 years, has two illegitimate children, Hugh and Alfred to Mrs Martha FISHER.  In c1913 Maud BRUNDELL lives with the family and becomes pregnant to him.  He disappears and is believed in Tasmania; Martha goes to Qld and Alfred goes with her sister Mrs BEVIS.  File concerns what to do with Hugh, and Maud’s efforts to get maintenance from him.  A complicated file!  22 pages, List 108.

SATTERTHWAITE, Thomas A., sailor on board American ship Churchill reports ill-treatment by mate Austin KEEGAN in 1900.  Witness Charles Alexander LOGAN. 7 pages, List 47.

SAUNDERS, Charles, East Devonport, Tasmania, writes in 1898 re son John’s death in Inglewood hospital.  6 pages, List 19.

SAUNDERS, H., Youarang via Tungamah.  In 1929 he asked police to find his wife Linda Eileen nee MANNING, who had left there for Melbourne, staying at the City Mission in the past, and had not returned.  File has copies of her marriages with George Frederick Elmore Vincent O’BRIEN in 1919 and with Saunders at Shepparton in 1928, and includes letters from a former fiancée Robert WANDEL who warns against having anything to do with her, and Matron of the City Mission etc.  Photo of Saunders and her on the file.  Saunders suicided, so bigamy case not proceeded with.  This is a large file.  List 60.

SAUNDERS, Samuel, sought in 1897.  His brother David was accidentally killed in 1892; photo of him taken c1887 on file.  They were the sons of Charles and Catherine Sheperd McPhail Saunders.  She died at White Hills in 1892 and death registration also on file. Information sought by George C. McPHAIL (His letter not on file).   19 pages, List 40.

SAWERS, S. of Malvern, complains in 1906 of offensive postcards, sent he thinks by relatives Winnie and Ida, who dislike his second wife.  3 pages, List 3.

SAWYERS, James, deserted his wife in Kalgoorlie in 1907, believed to be in Melbourne.  They were married for 19 years, he was c45 years old, born in Collingwood.  Found, he declines to help.  7 pages, List 70.

SAX, Charles Waldemar, optician, died suddenly in 1909 at Warracknabeal and identified as Charles WALTERS.  Correspondence with wife Louisa in Hackney S.A. to ascertain correct details.  Photo and 10 pages, List 91.

SAYERS, Annie, 19 years, married Albert HALL in Melbourne in 1904, claiming to be 21.  Her mother Mrs. John CLANCY reports her to police; report on case.  3 pages, List 65.

SAYERS, Jessie. Alias WALSH/WILLIAMS. Prostitute, complains about local constable harassing her; claims assisted police in past. Report on her background and present mode of living, 1895.  List 1.

SAYERS, Madge J., Tatura, deserted by her husband in 1912, she has 3 children that she has no money to feed; doesn’t want them to go into State care.  4 pages, List 101.

SCAIFE, Walter Duncan, Randwick, Sydney, in 1913 sought his brother in law H.J. MORTYNE, tailor, who left Cobram for Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from since.  5 pages, List 106.

SCANLAN, Johanna, given permission by the Mayor of Melbourne to sell matches on the steps of the Independent Church in Melbourne in 1896.  She is 24 years, has an illegitimate son and has been deserted by the father.  Discussion re women selling matches at night.  4 pages, List 36.

SCARBOROUGH, Mrs., Warrnambool.  House owned by her destroyed by fire in 1900; report on, and comment from insurance company.  10 pages, List 47.

SCARLETT, Emily F., wrote from Stanmore Sydney in 1912 re a report of the death of Robert SCARLETT.  Is it her husband?  She has been separated from him for past six years.  Police report it was Robert Edward Scarlett, a painter from Ballarat.  4 pages, List 33.

SCARR, Martha, Parramatta NSW, seduced and abandoned by Horace DAVEY of Frankston in 1908.  He denies claim.  5 pages, List 86.

SCATTERGOOD, James Holmes.  Wanted for larceny on Melbourne Fire Brigade in 1898; located overseas in 1899, but problem in extradiction as no treaty.  Charles SALTER is president of MFB.  28 pages, List 39.

SCHAECH, Constable A.E., married, dismissed from police force in 1917 after affair with Daisy MARSHALL, for whom he provided a false reference.  Letters to her on file, along with his plea to be reinstated.  This is a very large file.  List 75.

SCHAEFFER, Helen, charged Joseph NEWSON with failure to support their illegitimate child at Prahran in 1894.  He went to Sydney and she followed and tried to find him, leaving child with Mrs. CLARK of Bridport St Albert Park, who complained to police that she was owed money to care for him, and if not forthcoming she would have him committed.  Helen arranges that her employer Herbert DEMPSTER will visit Melbourne and collect child, which is done.  40 pages, List 41.

SCHERNING, Alexander. Unnamed friends in South Melbourne asked police to trace him in 1899, was last heard of at Nannie in Western Australia. They believed he was a native of New Zealand, aged 27 years, but police find him and ascertain he was born in Denmark and had a sister in New Zealand. 8 pages, List 2.

SCHMIDT, William Barry, 13 years, born Warburton, ran away from home in Burnley in 1906 and found working for Mr. KENNY at Surrey Hills.  Returned home, he absconds again.  Two letters from mother Susannah on file.  22 pages, List 70.

SCHNEIDER, Flora A. of St. Kilda.  Youngest daughter of the late J.B. WERE, and in bad health.  Caring for two children whose mothers are in W.A. in 1899.  Louisa KNEALE owes her money for maintenance, seeks police help in getting it.  Police find she is a barmaide in Perth.  5 pages, List 16.

SCHOLZ, Charles Leslie.  German Consulate in Melbourne in 1905 asks police to monitor his movements; he is a geologist and metallurgist.  9 pages, some repetitious.  List 4.

SCHWERKHOLT, Carl Berno, marine stores dealer, died at the Alfred Hospital in 1899.  In 1900 his stepmother Wilhelmina, and mother of his wife Wilhelmina, made a claim that he had been poisoned, and that his widow was in a relationship with Thomas JACKSON, who managed the store.  Statements are taken from various people, but no action taken.  18 pages, List 44.

SCOBLE, Mrs. Florence.  Applies to have licence of Albert Hotel West Melbourne transferred to her from Maria La FONTA in 1897; police report she lived with James HURAN at Ballan, two children put in a Home, adverse report on her reputation.  15 pages, List 20.  CONNECTION FOUND

SCOTT, Albert Vernon, Annadale, Sydney, wrote in 1910 seeking his family.  His father George Walter was in the Detective force, grandfather James Kennedy Scott was also in the force.  Not found.  8 pages, List 94.

SCOTT, Alec.  Ran away from home in St. Kilda in 1881, 6 yrs old.  Found on board ship.  6 pages, List 4.

SCOTT, Gordon Leopold, suicided at Seacombe, Paynesville in 1903; very detailed report.  10 pages, List 67.

SCOTT, Mabel. Describes herself as an artist and journalist; police report states she is a maniac, 1906.  List 1.

SCOTT, Marie Isabella Bernice, born Deloraine Tasmania, 16 years, sent to Melbourne by parents to avoid publicity and gave birth to child Margaret in 1913; the father is cousin Charles Scott. 9 pages, List 107.

SCOTT, Salvador, failed to pay maintenance for wife and children at Ballarat, so a search was undertaken in 1908; believed in Broken Hill where his sister Mrs BROOKS lived.  Not found.  11 pages, List 85.

SCOTT, Thomas E., telegraphed from Stockton, NSW in 1896 re passenger named Scott reported to be injured on ship ‘Gabo’; asks details.  Alexander Scott found in hospital, not seriously injured; wife at Stockton informed.  8 pages, List 39.

SCOTT, William, caretaker of National Mutual Life Ass. Co., Melbourne, attempted to attack wife in 1898; police called, charged, but dismissed,  ‘a domestic’.  15 pages, List 17.

SCOWN FAMILY. Fred lived with his first cousin Emmaline for nineteen years, had six children, she left him for Owen HUGHES c1917. Daughter Doris is pregnant to Charles Raymond WALTERS and is under age.  List 1.

SCOWN, John.  Incomplete file re failure to register birth of child at Chiltern in 1897.  6 pages, List 40.

SCRATTON, D., North Melbourne, complains in 1874 of carelessness of carters in Brunswick; charges laid.  11 pages, List 31.

SCULTHORPE, Albert, prohibited from showing ‘The Kelly Gang’ film in Melbourne in 1912.  File includes small coloured film poster.  9 pages, List 33.

SCURR, Rupert G., wanted in 1908 for passing dud cheques on James O’TOOLE and Robert BAIR of Leongatha.  Geo T. WALDEN, Minister Enmore Tabernacle NSW wrote to Bair asking him not to prosecute as Rupert has turned over a new leaf and has a pregnant wife. 6 pages, List 86.

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SEACOMBE near Sale.  Petition from residents in 1899 requesting removal of Charles SCOTT and family who were undesirable characters.  Petition signed by Thomas and Desmond FITZGERALD Frederick A. SMITH, Abram BURROWS, Thomas E. BEAMS, all fishermen, William M. ABRAHAMS, State school teacher and Maurice and Thomas BOWLER, ‘graizers’.  Police report on the family.  6 pages, List 38.

SEAGER, C.J., Cheltenham, Victoria; wrote in 1902 seeking support for his Patent Riding Coat, and enclosing brochure.  5 pages, List 61.

SEAL, Mrs. F., Prahran, left destitute by husband who is follows country shows.  An almost indecipherable letter asking for help.  4 pages, List 79.

SEAMONS, Caroline Ann, Kooroocheang, Daylesford; in 1916 gave birth to illegitimate child at home of Mrs. SIMPSON, who advertised for someone to adopt it, and Mrs. Millie EDMUNDS of Thornbury did so.  Father of child Norman EVANS had enlisted.  10 pages, List 78.

SEARCH, Edward Joseph, deserted wife Lilian Mary and 4 children at Bairnsdale c1908; Londoner, butcher, 43 years.  In 1910 she asked police to find him, believed in Sydney with Suzie MOLOY [MOLLOY?]  Found.  List 97.

SEARLE, Albert, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, wrote in 1907 re his brother Richard, c30 years old.  Found.  3 pages, List 44.

SEARLE, George Ernest, native of Morrisons in Victoria, a grocer/draper, 32 years, was sought by his mother Catherine CUNNINGHAM, who wrote from Camperdown Sydney in 1899.  He left Katoomba NSW in 1889 on account of his wife’s conduct.  Not found.  9 pages, List 43.

SEFTON, Clarence Victor. Murdered his male infant child, mother Millicent BERGER, 1917. Death sentence commuted. Very large file.  List 1.

SEGRAVE, M.F., wrote from Wehla in 1900 re her brother – MARKS, living with her, who was threatening to harm her and himself; escorted to Bendigo Benevolent Asylum.  8 pages, List 43.

SEGRAVE, W.,  JP, asks police help in 1896 because of anonymous slanderous letters being circulated in Flinders.  James PULLING and Emily L. CLAYTON also write about the matter.  Mrs. George WATSON eventually confesses.  She is 32 years, has 2 girls.  Constable writes sympathetic letter about her troubles.  Large file, includes letters.  List 36.

SEITELBACH, Mrs. J.B.  Wrote from Sydney in 1899 re her brother in law W.H. O’MEARA, who has failed to pay maintenance to her sister and family as agreed.  He worked in the Govt. Statist’s Office Melbourne.  11 pages, List 3.

SELBERG, Lily, Pyremont, Sydney, asks in 1912 if mother Hannah has did in Melbourne; has heard so.  No record.  4 pages, List 102.

SELBERG, Peter, Balmain, Sydney, reports that his wife Hannah left him with their 3 children c1909, and went to Melbourne with her mother Mrs SILK.  Asks police to find her.  7 pages, List 102.

SELLECK, Charles, born Clare South Australia, sought by brother W.H., blacksmith, Laura, S.A. in 1906.  He was last heard of in 1892.  Found.  8 pages, List 69.

SEMMENS, Edwin Charles, sought by wife Alice E., West Melbourne, who wrote to London police in 1913.  Their report is on the file.  3 pages, list 108.

SEMMENS, J., Broken Hill, asked police to find his son in 1907.  The family were living together, but when he took ill and was taken to hospital, his wife Louise sold up and left for Melbourne, taking their son with her.  He believes she may be with her sister Mrs. PUNCH.  Found.  5 pages, List 82.

SERGISON, Albert William.  Police in Darwin ask his whereabouts in 1894.  His wife in the U.K. is anxious to know if he is dead or alive.  He deserted her many years ago.  Found interstate, 12 pages, List 24.

SETON, T., Constable 6016, enlisted in army, asks extended leave; wife Ada begs Chief Commissioner not to let him go into the army.  4 pages, List 78.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CAMP. Religious camp at Armadale, 1895. File includes copy of their newspaper advertising same.  List 1.

SEVILLE WINE HALL, licensee Alice KELLY, 1898.  Claims by James ROUGET and James P. WALLACE that she is operating after hours.  Detailed reports compiled.  35 pages, List 22.

SEWELL, Eliza, Mackay, North Qld., wrote in 1913; she has seen a newspaper report of Harry Sewell being shot at and asked if it was her 42 year old husband, who had left her 5 years ago for Sarah WHARTON.  Reply states name was Sinnett not Sewell.  6 pages, List 107.

SEXTON, Frank, writs from Kelly Basin, Tasmania in 1899 re luggage left in storage at the West Melbourne Coffee Palace.  He has written to the manager Mrs. MURRAY, asking for it to be forwarded on, but it has not been.  It includes two manuscripts written by him.  Found; his former employer NUNAN BROS. are holding it for him.  10 pages, List 41.

SEYMOUR, George, Rutherglen.  Wrongly arrested on warrant for false pretences, kept in cell, seeks compensation, 1898.  20 pages, List 17.

SEYMOUR, Georgina, Stanmore, NSW, wrote in 1905 seeking information on Elizabeth MOORE (or TRAVIS), wife of Samuel, to kept a hotel in Bendigo 1853 – 1884.  She is a relative.  Bendigo resident states received the same letter but the signature was Florence FIRMIN.  11 pages, List 64.

SHACKELL, Charles Casson.  Applied for a  position with the NSW Dental Board in 1903, under name of Casson SHARKELL.  Their Registrar, Horace TAYLOR, asks for confidential report on him.  This states that he’s lived with Mrs. Frances GANNON.  4 pages, List 65.

SHAH MAHOMED.  Indian Eye Doctor, wrote from Ballarat in 1910 re troubles he has had with larrikins for some months.  Police report he is eccentric, his countrymen offered to pay fare back to India, but he refused to go.  6 pages, List 33

SHANKS, Isaiah Samuel, deserted wife Louisa Kate and children in 1906.  He is a dock labourer, 37 years, may be living with Rose SYMONS.  Found interstate.  7 pages,  List 26.

SHANLEY, P.  Applies to join police force, 1897; is living at Moyhu, 22 years, gives some background.  1 page, List 6.

SHANNON, Andrew, Richmond, plasterer, wrote in 1913; a garbled letter relating to his children by Mrs Frank KELLETT, who had left him.  5 pages, List 108.

SHANNON, James, tailor, Melbourne, sought by wife Margaret, Sydney, in 1908; they have 5 children and need maintenance.  Found, file notes is an alcoholic.  5 pages, List 86.

SHARKEY, H/M.  Deserted wife a Wellington NSW in 1910; she asks police to find him.  Note:  writing is very difficult to decipher.  10 pages, List 96.

SHARP, Alice.  Anonymous letter claims she is being illtreated by her adopted parents WELLS at Ferntree Gully in 1898.  Her mother died c1897.  4 pages, List 16.

SHARP, Samuel Albert, died in NSW in 1896, death certificate on file.  He was c34 years old, and a gardener.  Told Mrs. Sarah LIND that his mother was in England.  Incomplete file, but someone was enquiring about his whereabouts in 1897.  25 pages, List 38.

SHAW, Geoffrey Frederick, watchmaker and jeweller, deserted wife and four children at Kalangadoo South Australia c1906.  In 1909 she wrote asking police to find him, thought he was in Victoria.  7 pages, List 89.

SHAW, Miss J.A. of Melbourne, wrote in 1898 ‘To you in whose power it is to aid and deliver human beings from a sad and bitter fate help and assist me a poor penniless and sorrow stricken girl …’.  Her friend Frederick CHARLESWORTH had disappeared and she was worried sick about him. Not found. 4 pages, List 2.

SHAW, Thomas, Whitford Hills Tasmania, wrote in 1911 asking if his daughter had taken out a warrant against her husband Sydney SMITH in 1910.  Letter from Smith on file, in Broken Hill.  6 pages, List 95.

SHEA, Anne Marie, writes strange letters to Chief Commissioner.  Report states she is a patient on trial from a lunatic asylum, under the care of Eliza BALLINGER, wife of Joseph, at Northcote.  22 pages, List 40.

SHEARERS.  Very large file on shearers, police protection of scab labour etc., 1894.  List 41.

SHEEN, George.  Deserted wife Alice at California Gully in 1902.  Traced to South Australia.  40 years, Victoria etc.  15 pages, List 16.

SHEEN, James, Mafeking, in 1909 asks for help for his wife, who is very ill.  5 pages, List 88.

SHELDON, J., Ballarat Nth, 1900.  Letter re wife’s losing a fur cape at the Doonbeg Castle Hotel Melbourne; fell asleep at the bar.  3 pages, List 45.

SHEPHERD, Henry, tinsmith, Collingwood, left for Euroa in 1896, looking for work.  Wife Julia apparently asked for police help to find him; her letter not on file, but report on his bad character.  3 pages, (incomplete) List 36.

SHEPHERD, James Frederick, deserted wife L.M., Unley South Australia c1908.  In 1911 she asked police to find him.  Found.  7  pages, List 95.

SHEPHERDSON, Francis Stanley, arrested interstate, bought to Melbourne, tried and convicted of bigamy, wrote in 1910 from gaol about his missing property.  Detailed file and attempts to locate it.  53 pages, List 96.

SHEPPARD, Arthur, 18 years, took money from Thomas WADE, greengrocer, Footscray in 1914; warrant issued.  His parents at Euroa wrote, offering to pay the money back, have sold furniture to do so.  4 pages, List 110.

SHEPPARD, Edward. Charged with sexual act on Edith May SEARLE, 12 years, at Broadford. He is 23 years old and a servant of her parents. Not guilty. 1892.  List 1.

SHERIDAN, Catherine. Illegitimate child of hers died in Melbourne in 1879. List 1.

SHERLOCK, James, arrested for drunkenness in Melbourne in 1899, found to be insane and sent to an asylum.  He had come from Paddington NSW, and attempts are made to contact his family.  Solicitors Bradley & Son write that his wife obtained a separation order some months ago and wants nothing to do with him.  17 pages, List 42.

SHERRARD, James E., committed suicide in Exhibition Buildings in 1900; was secretary to the Trustees.  4 pages, List 47.

SHERWIN, Herbert Henry.  Information sought in 1899 by Louis LEVY in Sydney, acting for wife.  He left Queenstown Tasmania for Melbourne; had had a photographic studio, previously a singing teacher and performer under names Signor ENRICO and Arch. WALLACE.  14 pages, List 42.

SHERWOOD, Henry/Harold, c25 years, parents at Camperdown.  Wanted for embezzlement on Thomas STOW in 1913.  3 pages and photo.  C109

SHEVILL, Peter Wotton.  Information sought in 1909 by nephew William Wotton Sheville, NSW.  Family located.  5 pages, List 90.

SHIELDS, Alma Frances born 1908 Fitzroy, mother Isabella, her husband Thomas at Foster.  Failure to register birth in time is queried in 1909.  8 pages, List 89.

SHIELDS, Mrs Rosina, applied to have her children Louisa Margaret, 7 years and Doris Mary, 5 years, committed to State care.  1 page, List 98.

SHILTON, Arthur William Henry.  Reported missing by father in 1901.  Visited grandfather in Footscray and left for home in Brighton, but never arrived.  6 pages, List 4.

SHINNICK, Mrs Mary E., South Yarra.  In 1911 the Commander of H.M.S. Psyche asks if she is dependent on her son John F., as claimed.  4 pages, List 97.

SHIPMAN, Albert Ernest (or McDERMOTT), Irish comedian.  Original letter not on file, but someone was looking for him in 1896.  Found in Sydney.  9 pages, List 36.

SHIRLEY, Edward, died in Wangaratta Hospital in 1913.  Brother John, Alexandria NSW, wrote asking for details.  They had received a letter from his landlady Georgina DUNSTAN.  6 pages, List 108.

SHOOBRIDGE, William Cecil. Came from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1892 and disappeared. Letters from Isabella and other family members in Angaston, South Australia, cover 1892-1894. 38 pages.  List 1.

SHORT, William, Coburg, asks police to find his family in 1907.  Wife Mary Ann (born Lancashire) and sister in law Sarah Ann MELVILLE and daughter Clara MORONEY, 17 years, have left home with Thomas CAMPBELL.  Found interstate.  15 pages, List 81.

SHOULDERS, Harriet. Attempted rape on, 1876.  Case withdrawn because of her reputation – had had an illegitimate child. List 1.

SHULTON, Mrs. South Melbourne, reports her 17 year old daughter Grace MANN, who lived with her married sister Mrs. KEOGH in Prahran, has left, presumably with William WRAY. One page Crime Report, with attached photograph, taken in Bendigo. List 2.  See instructions re cost of photographs.

SIBLY, James Oliver, sought by wife Elizabeth, South Melbourne, in 1908.  Last heard of 13 years ago, believed working in a mine in NSW.  Found, addicted to drink.  8 pages, List 86.

SIDDALL, Rose, attempted suicide in Carlton in 1909 after a quarrel with her husband John caused by step daughter Harriett.  8 pages, List 88.

SIDDERS, Mrs. Lizzie, attempted suicide at home of her daughter Mrs. Annie PAGET, Fitzroy in 1918.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 81.

SILK, Mary Ann.  Convicted of murdering her husband at Morrisons in 1883, due for release.  Local police report on whether trouble likely to occur if she returns there – yes.  3 pages, List 17.

SILVA, Joseph, registered the births of Phillip, George, Myrtle and Frances Maud at Bealiba, giving mother’s name as Mary nee DIXON, whereas it was Mary Elizabeth EVERON nee MARTIN, with whom he was living.  In 1910 police investigate the situation and compile a detailed report; a copy of the Silva/Dixon marriage certificate on file.  16 pages, List 54.

SILVA, Lucinda nee DIXON, charged with murdering her child at Pitfield in 1901.  13 pages, List 52.

SILVEY, Joseph, deserted wife L.E. and child at Woollahra NSW in 1907; his sister Mrs. GREGORY is at Rutherglen.  Not found.  5 pages, List 70.

SIM, Rev George Innes, sought by wife Kate, who was Principal of Portland High School in 1908.  He deserted her 3 months prior, believed with a Mrs STEPHENS, but the latter denies this.  13 pages, List 87.

SIMMONDS, Edward Henry.  Sought by wife Sarah of Erskinville NSW in 1904, last heard of two years ago, a baker, went to Boer War, believes he has remarried.  10 pages, List 10.

SIMMONS, James, wrote from Beech Forest in 1905.  His wife Emily nee BARBER, 30 years  left him in 1904 taking his 21 year old son James by a former wife, their son William and her son Thomas.  6 pages, List 64.

SIMMONS, W., Kalgoorlie, asks police in 1911 to find the relatives of George Norman MURDOCH, once a resident of Morwell, who has been killed there.  8 pages, List 98.

SIMMS, Edith Ellen, 28 years, left Melbourne for South Sea Islands in 1917, not heard from since by her mother, who wrote from Plympton SA in 1919.  Found.  4 pages, List 53.

SIMONSEN, Pierre, in 1907 asked police help to find Josephine LANDLES, 34 years, barmaid, last heard of in Western Australia.  Found.  5 pages, List 44.

SIMPSON, Frederick, committed suicide at Strahan Tasmania in 1900; 34 years, native of Fitzroy, father Robert a confectioner.  Initially unknown, so photo taken; is on file.  Was working at Zeehan with William MALONEY who identifies him.  Copy of inquest file and letter from father on file.  57 pages and photo.  List 47.

SIMPSON, Hannah.  Living with Mrs. ORFORD of Brighton, who suspects she is trying to poison her illegitimate child, who subsequently dies in 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

SIMPSON, John, wanted for child desertion on Florence HEALY of Nathalia.  Found in Waratah Tasmania with Walter HUMBERSTONE, wanted for horse stealing.  Letter from Simpson to his mother on file.  15 pages, List 23.

SINCOCK & WADHAM, solicitors, Melbourne, ask police to investigate Robert HAMILTON and his family, living in South Sassafras Creek on a small holding in 1896; complaints they have been pilfering by D.A. ANDRADE who lives close by.  They previously lived in North Melbourne.  Family consisted of Robert and sons William 20, James 18, Mary 16, John 13, Robert Jnr 11, Norman 9, Isabella 7, Alexander 5.  13 pages, List 39.

SINCOCK, F.J.  Writes from Melbourne in 1897 that a young woman, just over 16 years, living at Invergordon, was seduced by James Lee.  Gave birth to male child, is now in the Salvation Army Home.  He asks that Lee pay maintenance; he is the son of Frederick of Wunghu, who informs police that his son has gone to W.A.  7 pages, List 20.

SINGER, Charles Douglas. Arrived South Australia 1870s, used name COOK. A drunkard. Detailed report on search for him, file includes photo. 1906. List 1.  See instructions regarding the cost of photographs.

SINGER, Charles Douglas.  Sought by solicitors Sandford & Limbert of Adelaide in 1906; his father has died and left him property.  Charles left Exeter U.K. c1874 with George R. MEALLIN, would be now 56 yrs.  Details of Meallin’s life in Australia given, but Singer is not found.  23 pages, List 4.

SINGH, Gunga, Rocky Glen via Gunnedah NSW, wrote in 1909 re W.O. WILLIAMS, a drover on Quatta Quatta Station owned by John MORRISSEY, who had given him a cheque that bounced.  16 pages, List 90.

SINNETT, Eleanor. Known as Clara SMITH. Mother Mary writes from Sydney; she left with Minnie PODFREY [GODFREY?] and is under 16 years of age. Found in Melbourne, has to return to her mother, even though she is a drunkard. Tintype photo of Podfrey/Godfrey on file. List 1.  See instructions regarding the cost of photographs

SIRR, Mrs. Complaint against her brothel in Queen St., 1870s. Letter from her on file.  List 1.

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SKELLY, Mary, writes from Richmond in 1904 re her husband Richard.  She has taken out a warrant for wife desertion, has heard he committed bigamy with – NELSON.  6 pages, List 33.

SKELLY, Mary, writes a number of letters of complaint in 1916 alleging she is being badly treated by police who prevent her selling newspapers in Melbourne.  She has been before the Courts after property owners had complained of her behaviour.  28 pages, List 76.

SKEWS, Henry, charged in 1899 with indecent assault on Williamina KEITH, daughter of Dougald, and Amy SUTHERLAND, both pupils as Raglan School, where he is teacher.  Other children mentioned in file, which has some graphic detail, are:  Jessie HUTTON, Hannah JACOBSON, Louis THIOMPSON, Frederick SMITH, Walter DAVIS, Marie WILLS, Violet CROCKER, William SPICER, Winnie LILLY and Henrietta JOHNSON.  31 pages, some repetitive.  List 39.

SKIFFINGTON, Mrs. Hugh, wrote from Tenterfield N.S.W. in 1902 re her brother John HAMMILL, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 63.

SKINNER, Mrs. wrote from Sydney in 1895 re husband Alexander, last heard of as an engine driver on the S.S. Lady Harriet trading on the Gippsland lakes; he owed maintenance.  They have 8 children.  Found.  6 pages, List 28.

SKINNER, John, old age pensioner, died at Walhalla in 1902, and buried as a pauper.  He was a widower, 78 years.  A bank book is subsequently found.  7 pages, List 62.

SKINNER, William. His body found in Girgaree, Waranga Basin,  near Tatura, 1905.  James EDWARDS tried for murder, family letters, costs involved, petition from Wangaratta residents praising Cons. John GREEN of Milawa, etc.  Large file.  List 1.  Another large file.  List 23.

SLADE, Mrs Fanny, Kin Kin via Cooran Qld., wrote in 1909, seeking relations of her late husband Henry; believed at Ballarat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 91.

SLATER, Emily Frances.  Wrote from Armadale in 1905, has heard that Miss Theresa K. THOMAS of Devonport is making enquiries about her, asks reason why.  8 pages, List 9.

SLATER, Mrs. Sarah.  File re sale of her effects, died intestate in Melbourne Hospital in 1897; was from Templestowe.  14 pages, List 6.

SLATTER, John, a neglected child, taken into care in 1902, after death of mother Ethel.  Reputed father John COHEN in prison, 3 pages, List 12.

SLATTERY, Austin Arthur, 47 years, engineer, former soldier, sought by Ellen CHISHOLM of Kalgoorlie in 1905; has taken her property.  6 pages, List 52.

SLATTTERY, Joseph, ex priest, lecturing in Melbourne in 1900, complains to US Consul of lack of police protection from unruly mob.  Various reports on, large file.  List 46.

SLATTERY, Joseph, is identified as being the unknown man found dead at Narrung in 1905. Australian Workers Union tickets, still on the file, are used to confirm that he formerly worked at Para Station NSW, was about 60 years and unmarried.  20 pages, List 63.

SMALL, Beatrice, Donald, wrote in 1914, wanting Mt Constable NOONAN, formerly based there, to pay maintenance on the son she has had to him.  3 pages, List 110.

SMALL, Richard H, East Melbourne.  Writes in 1902 complains police are helping women stay in houses used as brothels; he is a house agent.  11 pages, List 16.

SMALL, Thomas, found drowned in Yarra River near Richmond in 1898.  Solicitor for brother Patrick in Temuka, New Zealand, asks details.  7 pages, List 21.

SMALLMAN, Bertha, taken to hospital by ambulance in 1909; husband interstate, hasn’t been seen for months.  Her mother lives in Ireland.  6 pages, List 90.

SMART, Mrs M.E., Boulder City, W.A., 70 years, wrote in 1907, asking police to find her daughter Cedellia (Cecilia?), who was working as a barmaid in Melbourne.  She had left her ‘to starve in a strange city …’.  Found, states her mother is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 81.

SMART, William and SCULLY, John, involved in court case at Ararat in 1911.  Very detailed report on file, which is very large.  List 100

SMEATON, Walter, rabbiter, Bindi Station Gippsland, reported in 1913 that his employee Maurice Arthur CANDY claimed that he was wanted in Sydenham London for maintenance on his illegitimate child; had been working for the British Motor Company there, but joined the navy and then came to Australia.  The unnamed girl lived in Modbury. Scotland Yard alerted and replied name not familiar to them.  11 pages, List 92.

SMERDON, Frank, sought by nephew Edward, Sydney, in 1914; last seen in Gippsland.  Found.  8 pages, List 111.

SMILLIE, James and wife Henrietta nee WHITE, sought in 1906 by Walter WHITE of Winton, Qld.  5 pages, List 71.

SMITH, Mrs. A.E. (Queenie) wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1900.  Mrs. PAGAN has taken her 5 year old child on a holiday to Melbourne where her sister Mrs. BENNETT lives, and has not returned.  Smith thinks she may take the child to England, and asks police to prevent this.  7 pages, List 44.

SMITH, Charles Henry, sought by wife Harriet, Linda, West Coast Tasmania, in 1912.  He left Silverton Broken Hill for Adelaide, has their daughters Sue, 3 years and Margaret, 4 years with him.  They ‘had words’ and she left him but for the sake of the children will return.  She has 3 of their children with her.  Found.  9 pages, List 102.

SMITH, Mrs. E., Queens Wharf, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re husband Frederick.  He speaks broken English, a great mining man, was in Mt. Balfour and found copper mine there.  She had written previously (not on file) thinks he may be at Ballarat.  Not found.  6 pages, List 24.

SMITH, Mrs E.M., Sydney, wrote in 1910 re her husband Ted, a waiter, who had deserted her; believe in Melbourne.  Found.  4 pages, List 96.

SMITH, Edwin Arthur, West Maitland, wrote in 1904 on behalf of his mother Amelia, living in Brunswick.  She was the widow of Peter Christian SCHMIDT, late of Stawell, and a solicitor had made enquiries about her being a beneficiary, but she hadn’t heard any more, so he asked for police help.  They find that the person sought was not her late husband.  8 pages, List 56.

SMITH, F. Seymour, solicitor, Adelaide, wrote in 1919 on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth McLEAN of East Terrace, who was concerned about her daughter Amanda Ruth, 17 years, who went to Melbourne and hasn’t written.  Found, is an adult nurse.  Photo and 4 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Mrs Florence Rose, Collingwood, taken to Melbourne Hospital by police in 1913, when she informed them she had taken poison. Her mother was Florence STANWORTH of North Melbourne.  8 pages, List 109.

SMITH, Frederick, left Launceston 1904 with woman, formerly master of ketch Robert Burns, 40-50 years, wife and family left destitute.  4 pages, List 23.

SMITH, George Goodwin Crouch.  Held up a bank in Cape Town South Africa in 1897, shot teller, then turned gun on himself.  Copy of newspaper report on file, along with somewhat gruesome photo of his head with bullet hole.  His background given; brother Harry T. is in W.A.  16 pages, List 20.  See comment re cost of photographs.

SMITH, Henry Steele.  Information sought by wife in Melbourne in 1895; last heard of in Briagalong Gippsland in 1894.  He is a plumber, 41 years; is he the C.S.W. Smith who died at Alton Downs recently – no.   9 pages, List 28.

SMITH, Herbert H., Melbourne, is running Autorette Carriers in partnership with Don CHARLESON in 1913; queries police action in stopping rivers from trialling the cars.  6 pages, List 107.

SMITH, J., South Botany, Sydney NSW, in 1912 sought his wife nee B. ANSON and son Harold Vivian Leopold Smith, c12 years old. She left him in Broken Hill c1911, her people living in Bendigo.  8 pages, List 102.

SMITH, James Paul, employed by Qld. Trustees as a cashier in 1906 and embezzles money.  He was born Ipswich, is 29 years old; small photo in evening dress.  5 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Jessie, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913; rescued from Yarra by John CLARKE of Prahran; witness Mrs Elsie LEE.  5 pages, List 94.

SMITH, John and wife Ada, North Melbourne, charged in 1899 with failing to provide food and shelter to their children Ada, Mary Irene and John James, after Ada comes drunk to local police station.  14 pages, List 42.

SMITH, John, Ringwood,  applied to Defence Department in 1915 to become artificial limb maker; seeks police endorsement.  Photo of him and pupil K.S. PRATT, both with artificial limbs.  1 page, List 80.  See instructions re ordering a copy of the photo.

SMITH, Joseph, wrote from Kindred (Tasmania?) in 1901, asking for details of his brother Henry’s death; can’t get a certificate.  In 1873 he received a letter from William KENNEDY advising him that he was drowned on his station.  Police ascertain that Kennedy owned two stations, both in NSW, and was deceased; his widow knew nothing.  8 pages, List 49.

SMITH, Louis L.  Complains about prostitutes and their actions in Romeo Lane and Juliet Terrace area, 1869.  File includes a list of house occupiers and owners and details who is respectable, who is a prostitute or madam, who is a felon etc.  17 pages, List 4.  Names given:  KELLY, John (of South Yarra), CASSIDY, James (of Fitzroy), DAVIS, Aaron Hamilton, (of Victoria Parade), SMITH, William H. (of Whitehorse Hotel, Bourke St.)

And:
AITKINS (?), Emily; ANDERSON, Henry; BAKER, Thomas; BALAY (?), Thomas; BEATON, Sarah;  BENNETT,  Elisha; BENTLEY, Henrietta; BERGIN, Thomas; BOND, Reuben Thomas; BOOTH, Emily; BRADLEY,  Joseph and Ellen; BROOKS, Marion; BROOMFIELD, Ann and Elizabeth; BROWN, Amy and Catherine.  CASSIDY, Mary; CLARKE, Ellen and Frank; COLLINS, Sarah and William; CONNOR, Alfred John and Melosin (?);  COUGHLIN, Denis, wife and 2 sons; DACRE, Mary; DAY, Amy; DICKSON, Jane; DUNCAN, Amy; FERGUSON, Ferry; FITZGERALD, Catherine; FOSBERY, Mary Ann; GREEN, Ellen; GRIFFITHS, Thomas.  HARVEY, John; HATTON, William and Mary; HOGG, Elizabeth; HONOR, Ester; HOWE, Elizabeth; JENKINS,  Margaret; JUKES, Alice; KELLY, Patrick and Mrs.  McFARLIN, Mary; McLOUGHLIN, John and Mary; MASON, Lucy and Mary; MILL, Jane; NASH, Mrs. RICHMOND, Amy; ROODE, Mary Ann; RYAN, Catherine; SCOTT, Sarah; SHIELDS, Ann, Andrew and Thomas;  SMITH, Catherine, Mary; SUTHERLAND, Margaret.  TRAYNOR, Ann and John; TURTLE, Margaret; WATERS, Amy; WEARAM, John; WILLIAMS, Caroline,  Catherine,  Mary Jane, John; WRIGHT, Emily.

SMITH, Mrs. M., Moore Park Sydney wrote in 1905 re her sister Edie WESTERN or Ada TURNBULL, was she in gaol or deceased.  Police report she is in prison.5 pages, List 11.

SMITH, Mrs. M., school mistress, Alberton via Ringarooma, wrote in 1908.  She had been deserted by her husband George Edward c1905, and has heard that he is in Melbourne.  He was a native of Yorkshire, the family live in Devonport Tasmania.  10 pages, List 85.

SMITH, Matthew Edward, drover, believed to have died about 1902 near Bendigo.  Information sought by son Matthew, Islington NSW in 1910; had not heard anything from him for over 20 years.  The writer was born in Axe Creek in 1881.  8 pages, List 91.

SMITH, N., wrote from Herbert Rd., Paddington NSW in 1903 re his son Jim, who was working with HENRY’S DRAMATIC CO., which was travelling country areas.  Encloses copy of letter from Jim, at Goulburn, alleging ill-treatment.  Found.  10 pages, List 19.

SMITH, Thomas, 14 years, sisters Carrie May 15 years and Alice Lizzie, 13 years, placed in care of Neglected Children’s Department in 1894 and boarded out to Mrs MIDDLETON of Ballarat.  In 1911 Thomas asks to be given his parent’s location, which is denied.  File reveals his father was James ELLIS, mother Alice SMITH.  5 pages, List 97.

SMITH, William, left Devonport Tasmania with children Harry, Sydney, Dulcie and Daisy in 1912 and deserted them in Melbourne; they had been living with their grandmother there.  Grandfather is Harry and uncles are Vernon Harry, a schoolteacher, and Clyde.  8 pages, List 104.

SMITH, William John McAuley, 11 years, and Frederick DAVIS Jnr, 13 years, committed to Industrial School in 1897 in Hamilton.  Smith briefly escapes gaol.  9 pages, List 20.

SNOW, Charles L., Sydney NSW, wrote in 1908 re his wife C.L. and two children who went to her mother Mrs James GARDINER, Tallarook, some time ago and had not returned.  8 pages, List 86.

SNOWDEN, Michael Henry, murdered at Arcadia in 1881, – BRADFORD suspected, Edward HOGGARD a witness.  In 1907 Yarrawonga police sought details of the case, as both men were in the district, and the 1881 file, including a reward poster, was forwarded to them and returned.  This is a large file.  List 84.

SOLOMON, G.L., wrote from Gladstone Hotel, Millers Point NSW in 1899 re daughter Emily, who left home with Ettie BINDON for Melbourne.  Emily was divorced from jockey William WOODGATE, and left her child unprovided for. Pair found in a brothel.  11 pages, List 43.

SOMERVILLE, Alexander, Carlton, reports in 1903 that his new villa in South Melbourne has been targeted by ‘roughs’.  Local police report it is a brothel, which is a surprise to him. 6 pages List 67.

SOMERVILLE, Frank. Arrested in Newcastle NSW for larceny, under another name. Admits he is wanted for failure to pay maintenance on child of Florence Elizabeth BYRNE, born 1915. Also seduced her sister, who is pregnant to him. His parents live in Ascot Vale.  List 1.

SOMMERSGILL, Joseph, Daveyhurst, W.A., wrote in 1909.  He has received an anonymous letter that his wife and son are living with – BRADLEY, blacksmith at Newport Railway Works and asks investigation, which proves claim.  12 pages, List 88.

SOORIAN, Mrs. L.  Of Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her father John Hartley BALLARD.  4 pages, List 4.  See also SOURIAN.

SORELL, Mrs. Flora A., wrote from Tasmania where she was briefly staying in 1917, asking police to prevent her daughter from marrying Otto Neils RASMUSSEN; her usual address was Toorak.  7 pages, List 73.

SORENSON, Frank, sought by wife Elizabeth, Burnie Tasmania, in 1911.  Found interstate.  5 pages and small photo, List 95.

SORO, Antonio. Murdered Patricia BICKETT at Royal Park 1914; file includes photo of him.  List 1.

SOURIAN, Lilith.  Wrote from Sydney in 1908 re whereabouts of her uncle Benjamin CROSTHWAITE, last heard of in Kew.  Police are suspicious of her motives; she is a palmist known as Hama SOORI, husband George LACELLES [LASCELLES?] alias Sourian, was gaoled for bigamy.  5 pages, List 5.  See also SOORIAN.

SOUTH, George F., clergyman, Windsor, writes in 1900 asking for police help; his wife and son are conspiring against him.  Constable reports it’s a very sad case, he is delusional and a danger to his family.  7 pages, List 22.

SOUTH, George F., Windsor, wrote a sad and intimate letter in 1901, asking police to forward his letters to his son Arthur from whom he is alienated.  2 pages, List 53.

SOUTHEE, Robert.  Information sought by Mrs. A.T. (Minnie) FISHER, East Perth, W.A. in 1915.  She has had care of his son for a number of years; he was to pay maintenance, but fallen behind.  He was a footballer, chemist’s assistant and believed in Bendigo.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 80.  See instructions re obtaining a copy of the photo.

SOUTH YARRA, 555 Chapel Street, fire in 1900 in stables of John YOUNG, wood merchant, property owned by Alfred CHAMBERS.  2 pages, List 50.

SOUTH YARRA MISSION HOME.  Hilda Warburton, c21 years, alias AUSTIN and Alice LLOYD, 16 years, escaped from here in 1913.  Warburton’s parents were in West Melbourne, Lloyd’s in East Melbourne.  3 pages, List 8.

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SPARGO, Thomas.  Died Mitta Mitta 1906, file re selling his effects to pay for cost of burial. H.T. McCANN purchased them.   5 pages, List 4.

SPARLING, Christopher, Northcote, 61 years, ex police member.  Wrote a letter to the Victorian Governor in 1902.  His office forwarded it to the police department with a request that he be asked not to continue writing to them.  6 pages, List 61.

SPEARY, Florence E., wrote from Blackwood in 1902 re her husbnd Bertram, who ill-used her then left for Melbourne, leaving her without support.  His parents are in Prahran and are interviewed.  9 pages, List 63.

SPENCE, Annie J., Kensington, gave birth during attempted suicide in 1913; 16 years, daughter of Margaret.  No prosecution.  6  pages, List 93.

SPENCE, James.  Sought by mother Clara in Redfern Sydney in 1901.  6 pages, List 4.

SPENCE, Mrs. Thomas, nee Ruby MILLINGTON, left her child Thomas Spence Millington with Margaret
GOODMAN in Paddington Sydney, and didn’t pay maintenance.   In 1910 Goodman asks police to trace her; not found.  22 pages, List 54.

SPENCE, W.G.  Wrote 2 letters to Chief Secretary in 1898 re P. RICHARDSON, a unionist gaoled in 1894 and recently released, who has been told that Victoria police will arrest him if he returns home to his mother in Chilewell Geelong.  11 pages, List 19.

SPENCER, Mrs G., widow, last heard of at Brunswick, sought by sister Mrs H.M. JAMIESON, Young, NSW in 1912.  Found.  6 pages, List 102.

SPENCER, Jessie Elizabeth.  Of Omeo; issued a warrant for Nicholas MARSH for desertion of his illegitimate child in 1893.  Found.  7 pages, List 7.

SPILLANE, William Stanislaus, 20yrs, born Prahran, found wandering at St Kilda, and bought to police station; ‘appears simple-minded’, then cleaned and looked after before being sent to Christian Bros. Orphanage in Geelong.  Anonymous letters claim his parents were cruel to him, he was never educated.  Police prepare a brief for prosecution of father William, but looks like never charged.  Evidence of witnesses given: Eva BECK, Mary Ellen ILES, Joseph DAVIES (gentleman of Windsor), Elizabeth WHITAKER, Walter HABER, Frances ALLAN and Madge COOPER.  His mother was Cecilia nee GAUNT.  37 page, List 15.

SPILLER, Charles, Clifton Hill, injured by a taxi in 1911, asks police to investigate and charge driver, who didn’t stop.  Witnesses were Alexander ELKINS, Arthur BLUNDELL, Thomas SAUNDERS and Robert BLACK.  15 pages, List 100.

SPOONER, – , chemist, Coleraine, suspected of supplying medicines to help with abortions by M. LOURIE and Annie RADLEY in 1896.  16 pages, List 50.

SPOUSE FAMILY.  Daughter Florrie, 17 years, severely burnt in fire at 12 Linton St., Balaclava in 1898.  2 pages, List 18.

SPRAGUE, Thomas Richard, deserted wife Nellie at Newtown Sydney in 1912; 25 years, born Blackheath NSW; seen in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 102.

SPROUSE, Mrs. Annie.  Gives birth to stillborn child at Buchan in 1899.  2 pages, List 17.

SQUIRE, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Henry, suicided at Geelong in 1900.  3 pages, List 47.

S.S. BOGONG wrecked at Marlo in 1896.  Very large and very detailed file mentions the following:  drowned were brothers George, Ernest and Edward Henry HUYSMANS, (there was a warrant out for the latter, and he had been hidden by friends/relations), John ANDERSON, Charles AISTROP/ASTROPE.  Saved were Albert Edward PRICE, J.P. GALLIENNE (Master), Leonard STEVENSON/STEPHENSON.  Local constable borrowed boat from Orbost Rowing Club and broke scull – they were reimbursed after his explanation.  A search went on for some weeks, involving local Aboriginals Andrew CHASE and W. BLAIR, and a case belonging to Edward Huysmans was found. George ROCHFORT was living with the Huysman’s mother.  A sister, Daisy DALRYMPLE, wife of John of Darlinghurst Sydney, gave permission for the case and contents to be given to Minnie HUYSMANS, who was Edward’s wife, who ‘was a woman of bad repute before her marriage and resided in a brothel’.  Months later some human remains were found by Richard and George MORGAN, while mustering cattle.  List 37.

S.S. DART attempt to sink it while at South Wharf in 1919.  Report.  5 pages, List 69.

STAFFORD, James, charged with cattle stealing in 1899.  Local police want to take 12 year old Frederick WILSON away, as he can give evidence, but this is not supported.  Wilson is a cousin of Mrs. Stafford nee DOWLING; his mother died in an asylum and his father ‘is a dissolute’ and the Staffords have given him a home.  Unflattering description of families involved.  37 pages, List 41.

STAFFORD, Richard.  Wrote from Kingston South Australia in 1907 re his daughter Mary Jane who ‘was taken away by G.G. Spain’; there is some money due to her.  She was 24 years old.  Police ascertain that she is the wife of George G. ESPAGNE/ESPAIGNE and living at Horsham.  5 pages, List 15.

STAFFORD, Victor, 19 years, North Melbourne; attempted suicide in 1912.  Father Edward says he had been drinking; police decide not to prosecute.  5 pages, List 35.

STAMMLER, W. Sydney, NSW, forwards payment for maintenance of Diannah Sophia Stammler, Richmond in 1902.  4 pages, List 61.

STANDLY, Lily, 8 years, lived with parents in Kensington.  In 1913 an anonymous letter claimed she was being illtreated by her parents and had never attended school.  5 pages, List 105.

STANTON, Richard, 22 years, born Melbourne, died in a hospital in German West Africa in 1905, family believed in Victoria.  German Consulate wrote re tracing family.  7 pages, List 69.

STAPLETON, Alfred William, deserted wife Laura at Redfern Sydney c1912.  He was believed to be in Melbourne, working at the Princess Theatre; found.  8 pages, List 102.

STARR, Grace, wrote from Adelaide S.A. in 1905, re her son Steve, believed to be in Melbourne.  Traced.  S.A. local police report she runs a brothel there.  5 pages, List 69.

STARR, Joseph, Elphinstone, farmer, charged with perjury in 1929.  Witnesses included Julius, Lillian and Rita May LIPPLEGOES, William Robert MORRISON and Ernest Oliver HUNT.  Large file.  List 89.

STASSI, Mrs. V., Sydney, NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband Guiseppi who had deserted her.  6 pages, List 96.

STAURENGHI, John Henry, charged with forgery on the Union Bank, absconded in 1886.  Found in San Francisco and escorted back to Melbourne in 1887.  Series of letters from British Consul re legal aspects of case etc.  46 pages, List 56.

STAWELL, W., of Malleson, England & Stewart, Melbourne, reports loss of his daughter’s pony in 1910.  2 pages, List 24.

STEDMAN, Charles, 86 years, died 1918; property sold to pay funeral costs.  Letters on file from sister Polly (Mary) ROBSON, South Hornsby, London and niece Maria ADAMS from 1859 onwards, also a photo of ‘Willie’.  22 pages, List 75.

STEDWELL, William John, applied for a driver’s licence in 1919; query whether it should be given, he had been in a mental hospital. 3 pages, List 111.

STEEL, Mrs. U., Picton, NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Matthew who deserted eight years previously.  He was c45 years old.  Found, he declines to support her.  6 pages, List 38

STEEN, H.F., elderly man, died at Bundalagnah near Maffra in 1900.  File re burial costs and claim of undertaker Alexander HARDIE.  14 pages, List 45.

STEIGLITZ COFFEE PALACE.  Destroyed by fire in 1895; owned by Mr. HARE.  Licensee Joseph Francis GILL and his mother in law Ella HICKSH charged and convicted of offence.  Witness Elizabeth ROCKS praised by police.  Very detailed file.  44 pages, List 35.  CONNECTION FOUND

STENLAND, Frank, sought by Geelong police in 1911; has got a young woman – FINN, in trouble, and disappeared.  Found interstate.  3 pages, List 99.

STEPHENS, Bill.  Sought by Capt Charles H. HALL of Melbourne in 1877, he was c46yrs, led a wandering life, police think the person who died in 1864 in Yackandandah may be him.  13 pages, List 5.

STERNBERG, Benjamin W.,  writes to Chief Commissioner in 1904, claiming being unfairly persecuted, he is not a member of any secret society.  2 pages, List 9.

STERRY, Samuel, otherwise STEVENS/STEPHENS, went missing from his hut at Timboon in 1906.  Sister in law Mrs Robert STERRY, Wagga Wagg, interviewed.  Photo taken c1880 on file.  Eventually traced.  Large file, List 71.

STEVENS, Arthur, Brougham St., Kew.  In 1917 the Ladies Benevolent Society query the continued assistance they are providing to his wife Rose and family as he is not working.  Detailed report on his health and family situation.  10 pages, List 72.

STEVENS, Arthur George, deserted wife Margaret A. and 5 children at Trafalgar near Boulder City WA in 1907.  A carpenter, 40 years, found.  17 pages, List 84.

STEVENS, Katie, Erskineville, Sydney, wrote in 1911 for the address of her mother in law; hasn’t heard from husband Alexander K., ‘for some considerable time’.  She was in Albert Park; found. 4 pages, List 100

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret of Warra Qld., wrote in 1918 re her husband Frederick S. Stevens, who went to stay with his brother Henry at Nagambie. Her letters are unanswered; found. 3 pages.  List 1.

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret, wrote from 16 Mile Creek, Warra, Qld. in 1919 re husband Frederick Sylvester Stevens, who is in the Salvation Army Home, has not answered her letters, has lost memory.  Police find him, but daughter who is providing for him requests no letters be sent to wife.  4 pages, List 22.

STEVENS, Isaac, of the Club Hotel, Warracknabeal, attempted suicide in 1908.  Wife F.E.B. Stevens, Adelaide, wrote that he had deserted her and the woman with him is not his wife.  3 pages, List 84.

STEVENSON, Bernard, M.D., missing friend, report on; found in 1887.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 56.

STEVENSON, G.A., wrote from State School, Mount Taylor in 1904, re his 16½ year old son Gilbert, known as Bert, who went to the country.  His wife is in Kew Asylum and fretting as she hasn’t seen her son.  Sister Ruby is employed in Melbourne and lives there with her aunt.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

STEVENSON, John Barr.  Known as the ‘Australian Blondin’.  Wanted for perjury in 1896 case.  List 4.

STEWART, Bruce, Fremantle, wrote in 1908 re brother in law George DINNIE, champion wrestler, who has left his pregnant wife there.  Found.  4 pages, List 86.

STEWART, Christopher J., wrote from the lunatic asylum Ararat in 1909, seeking his sisters Caroline F., Jessie and Maggie; has not heard from them for 3 years.  Found.  8 pages, List 87.

STEWART, Muriel, 16 years, ran away from her mother in Sydney in 1916 and came to Melbourne; claimed that her mother was leading an immoral life and requested to be placed in the Abbotsford Convent.  In 1917 her mother tried to persuade her to return home.  Mother’s sister Mrs. WILLIAMS lived at Mosman.  6 pages, List 72.

STEWART, Nora Catherine, Brunswick, reported in 1914 that she had received a threatening letter [on file] from her husband Henry, better known as Jack BARTLETT.  They separated c15 years ago; he is English, c60 years, a smelter, had been in Tasmania.  She is living with her sister Mrs SPURRIER.  13 pages, List 110.

STEWART, Violet M., Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Qld, wrote in 1917 re her husband William, released from gaol a year ago and believed in Melbourne.  His brothers Alexander S.,  and John were living in Richmond and interviewed as was sister Mrs. MOSS. 8 pages, List 72.

STILL, Rosa, alias PHALP alias Ivy WILSON, was living with Richard Leonard OLDFIELD in 1928 and quarrelled with him when he paid attention to another woman.  She alleged he damaged her car; report gives another version of event.  7 pages, List 59.

STILO, Ambrogio, sought by Italian Consul in 1909; arrived 1905; family not heard for over a year.  Found.  4 pages, List 89.

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STOBIE, Mrs. J.C., Port Melbourne, complains in 1895 of frequent police visits, has never been convicted of anything.  Report states she is a woman of ‘easy virtue’.  4 pages, List 26.

STOCK, Alice, 22 years old, alleged abortion on in 1899 by ‘Dr’ William CAROLE of Rushworth, who subsequently died.  She was living with her sister Mrs. Emily LINFORD at Whroo and made a very detailed statement of the treatment she had undergone.  16 pages, List  43.

STOCKDALE near Briagolong.  Sly grog shanties kept there  by William VALLANCE and Edward HAMILTON in 1895. Thomas D. LORD wrote from Castlemaine in 1895, reporting on Hamilton.  Report states he is a friend of Vallance.  8 pages, List 28.

STOCKMAN, Emily, wrote from Gosford NSW re her husband Frederick in 1895.  He deserted ship the previous December; can be found at sisters in Middle Park.  Not found.  5 pages, List 30.

STODDART, James, died suddenly at Collingwood, 1900.  Police report on, not suspicious.  3 pages, List 48.

STORRIE, James, wrote from Woodside South Australia in 1894 re his son Alfred, advising that the Salvation Army can help him, as his sister is a member.  Reference to court case.  6 pages, List 38

STOTT, Annie and daughter. Murdered by husband John at Prahran in 1903.  List 1.

STOTT, Clara Ford, attempted suicide at Brunswick in 1909.  Brief prepared, evidence taken shows parents as Clara Alice and James, and son Jonathan Bolton Stott. Mary and William DAVISON helped get her to hospital.  Ethel CORBIN an acquaintance.  13 pages, List 88.

STOTT, Minnie, wrote from Kensington, Sydney NSW in 1912 asking whether she had to return to Melbourne to take out another maintenance order against her husband James, who had not paid the amount owing.  5 pages, List 34.

STRACHAN, James; information sought by solicitors in Scotland in 1896.  He was a chemist who died in Orange NSW IN 1882, leaving a wife and one daughter.  Death certificate on file shows he was 36 years, born Scotland, married Amelia DOWN in London.  He was nephew t the late Colonel RENNIE who had died recently.  7 pages, List 39.

STRANGE, Charles Henry. Sentenced to death for murder of Frederick DOWSE, 1895. Large file.  List 1.

STRANGER, John William, found dead on railway line at Woodend in 1912; buried locally by police.  Sister C.M. CASTELOW of Northcote writes that his brother in W.A. will pay expenses, wants body disinterred and buried in Melbourne.  3 pages, List 32.

STRAUBE, Hugo, wrote from Scoresby in 1896 asking details of the death in childbirth of his sister Mrs. Johaan Reyhold WALTHER in Sydney; he was anxious about the other children.  8 pages, List 36.

STREATER, Mrs. A.M. Forestville, South Australia, wrote in 1907 asking that her daughter Pearlie be returned.  She is now with the family of Ernest READE at Bendigo, was with aunt Mrs MARGETTS there, but was illtreated.  Pearlie is 17 now, has been away 5 years.  Found.  5 pages, List 82.

STRIKE, Lily. Married Edmund CHALMERS in 1894 and Henry R. HAMMERSLEY in 1896 under name of CRISTIE. Divorced from Chalmers in 1905; charged with bigamy.  List 1.

STRONGITHARM-WILKINSON, Mr. H., Brisbane, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his daughter Ethel, 22 years.  She was working on a property near Trawool, but has left there.  Details provided.  4 pages, List 81.

STROWN, K., wrote in 1900.  Her husband, correct name Fredick STRIOWSKI, left two months ago for Western Australia and she hasn’t heard. He’s German, has been a seaman, they have three children.  A second letter states she has heard from him.  7 pages, List 45.

STRUTT, O.J., dentist, Omeo, newly married, complains in 1903 of inaction of local police over anonymous letters he has been receiving.  He believes they are coming from Jessie NEILSON, with whom he had been previously friendly, but she denies it.  8 pages, List 67.

STUART, Alexander, hanged himself at Fyansford in 1896.  Not identified at first, so photo taken; still on file.  Identified as previously being in Tasmania as a mining speculator, Scottish, no relatives in colonies, c60 years, sister in Cheltenham England.  13 pages, List 36.  See introduction re photographs.

STUART, Charles, North Melbourne; in 1904 asked police to find out about his brother William, convicted in NSW in 1898 and later transferred from prison to a lunatic asylum.  He was born in Sydney in 1877.  Found.  4 pages, List 56.

STUART, Kitty, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1913.  She had a baby girl she wanted someone reputable to adopt, and a Mrs E.A. THOMAS, on holiday there, took the child.  She has found that the woman has given false information and disappeared with her child.  A report states the child subsequently found in the car of Mrs Phillip WORKMAN.  9 pages, List 108.

STURGESS, William, North Melbourne, 1895, c20 years old, called an ‘audacious mendicant’ by Charity Organisation Society; is begging in the streets.  Father owns property, is separated from mother who says she cannot control William.  Report on family.  4 pages, List 26.

STYLES, Amy, attempted suicide in the Richmond police lockup in 1902.  3 pages, List 62.

SUARES, William.  Charged with failure to pay maintenance to Dept of Neglected Children for son Leslie Eric.  7 pages, List 15.

SUFFREN, John Raymond, reported missing from home at Ballarat in 1928.  He is 15 years old; photo in Grammar School uniform.  Found.  2 pages and photo.  List 58.

SULLIVAN, P.M., Wallaroo South Australia, wrote in 1912 re newspaper report on accident to Richard Sullivan; is it his brother who left there c30 years ago, they are sons of late police Sub Inspector Richard.  Not him.  5 pages, List 105.

SUMMERS, Rosey, 12 years old, fell off merry-go-round at St. Kilda in 1895 and hit head.  Taken to hospital by police, in company with stepfather Benjamin BREHAM.  Operators of equipment William CRUMP and Arthur BURKE interviewed, but no charges laid.  4 pages, List 25.

SUMNERS, Henry Richard, umbrella maker, Woollahra NSW, wrote in 1907 re newspaper report of accident to child Joseph SUMMERS; asks if it is his child – yes.  MLA Thomas JESSUP also writes on his behalf.  12 pages, List 70.

SUMNERS, Henry Richard, Woollahra, NSW, sought address of his wife Ada nee SHAW in 1912.  She left him thee and went to Melbourne in 1902 with their child Joseph.  Found, Ada doesn’t want him to know her address.  8 pages, List 101.

SUTCLIFFE, Alick J.  Information sought by father John, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1910.  He was in Chicago at the World Fair, but hasn’t been heard from since.  They have moved several times in England, and now are in the US.  Alick is c34 years old.  Not found.  4 pages, List 41.

SUTCLIFFE, Walter F., wrote on letterhead of Gibbs Bright & Co., Sydney, asking help to trace the sister of Thomas CALLAGHAN who was ill in hospital there.  He was born in Collingwood and his sister Selina was married.  Police establish that she was married to George NICHOLAS of Yarraville, but he declines to help as he has done so in the past.  11 pages, List 49.

SUTHERLAND, Eric.  Wrote from Carlton in 1898, wanting to join police force; he was 19 years old.  1 page, List 7.

SUTHERLAND, John, native of Tasmania, 57 years, shot in W.A. in 1895.  T.L. STEWART, of Stewart & McDonald, wine merchants, asks for details to be given to his widowed mother in Collingwood.  8 pages, List 25.

SUTHERLAND, Mrs. Sarah Jane, suicided near Mornington in 1915 after being deserted by her husband William, who ran off with a widow Mrs. George BELL in 1914.  Her youngest daughter was taken in by his brother William, but in 1916 his wife wrote from Darlimurla, stating that they couldn’t keep her as they had 5 children of their own and an invalid father.  9 pages, List 77.

SUTHERLAND, Walter alias COOPER. Escaped from custody in N.S.W. in 1918, 38 yrs, French polisher, Victorian native, serving ten year sentence. Copy of letter to daughter Hilda on file. 7 pages and small photo.  List 1.

SUTOR, Ethel, 16 years, ward of the Scots Church Neglected Children Aid Society, left her service with Rev. Dr FITCHETT in 1907.  Report on family background etc.  12 pages, List 83.

SUTTON, Cora, Pakenham, writes in 1900 to Canon Horace TUCKER re her alcoholic husband Henry.  He writes to police asking for help, report on file, as well as their letters.  17 pages, List 22.

SWAN, Mary Jane. Sixteen years, lured away from home at Mordialloc by Thomas GANGE in 1861. Father William writes.  List 1.

SWANBOROUGH, Dorothy May.  Born at Women’s Hospital in 1912, mother Kathleen/Catherine is under age.  She was born in Wagga Wagga NSW, but now living in Richmond Vic.  Father of child Ernest HOMAN is being charged with maintenance only.  List 15.

SWANTON, Samuel, 38 years, sought by wife Mary, Gympie, Qld, in 1909; believed to have been in an accident in Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 90.

SWANWICK, Arthur, killed in Bendigo post office fire in 1908.  Information sought by his wife Janet in Sydney; she was married to him 27 years ago, and the woman living with him is not his wife. 6 pages, List 85.

SWAR, E.C., Fremantle, Western Australia, wrote in 1904, asking police to help find his wife and two children who went to Melbourne and haven’t returned home; believes his brother Andy is with them, and they are using the name ZWAR.  Her sister Nellie McDERMID interviewed, but not cooperative.  10 pages, List 68.

SWEET, H., wrote from Port Adelaide in 1910 re his wife Hannah Mary nee NEWTON, 28 years, who has left him and 3 children; thinks she will book passage home to England.  3 pages, List 23.

SWEETMAN, Richard, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his daughter Maud; found.  6 pages, List 81.

SWENSON, Auntibeena, 25 years, separated from husband – MOSCHAM, quarrelled with lover McCREEDON, tram conductor, in 1912 and attempted suicide.  Boarding with Mrs Mary PRICE, Fitzroy.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 101.

SWINBURNE, George.  Wrote to police in 1904, asking their help in finding John David JOHNSTONE, the brother of his children’s nurse; found interstate.  8 pages, List 10.

SWINBURNE, George.  Wrote in 1907, expressing thanks for help with election meeting; says the assault on John WREN was his own fault.  5 pages, List 15.

SWORDS, Marianne.  Lamplough Bench wrote to government in 1860 asking if she could be sent to the Immigrants Home; both parents dead and she has been deserted by Mrs. HAMILTON who has gone with her husband to the Snowy.  4 pages, List 27.

SYME, David of The Age asks police assistance with watching over friend – MELVIN, of Berry St., East Melbourne, who has threatened suicide.  Father John Melvin takes over care next day.  Syme pays for police protection.  14 pages, List 39.

SYME, Geoffrey of Kew. File on assault and burglary on him by Allen MOORE, 1912.  List 1.

SYDNEY, Joseph Henry, Sydney, asked Bendigo police in 1915 to contact his wife Mary nee STEELE as they need to come to a ‘definite understanding’ as he is leaving for Rangoon Burma.  Found, she wants nothing to do with him because of his ill-treatment.  6 pages, List 80.

SYNNOT, Mr. Confidential memo from police headquarters to Sunbury station re his drinking sprees, 1899.  List 1.

SYNNOT, Richard W. Scots Hotel, reports theft of gold watch etc, 1901, while drunk. List 1.

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TABERNACLE RAGGED SCHOOL RELIEF MISSION & NIGHT SHELTER.  23 & 25 Cremorne St. Richmond.  One page history to 1901, started 1894.  List 15.

TAIT, G., Miss., Darlinghurst NSW, in 1919 asks police to find her luggage which was not on the ship when she arrived from Melbourne.  Found on another vessel, police in NSW find she has moved to Moss Vale and is living with a man as Mr and Mrs HILL.  14 pages, List 111.

TAFFE/TAIT, Joseph, 75 years, found wandering in Prahran, temporarily boarded with Mrs. Eleanor DALY while family sought; found in Beaconsfield Parade and report he has done this before. 11 pages, List 51.

TAIT, K., writes from Buninyong in 1910, asking if there is anything she can do to Percy WHYKES who has made her daughter Una pregnant.  Her husband took him to court for maternity expenses, but lost the case.  5 pages, List 24

TALFORD/TELFORD, James, stops runaway horse and dray, owner Henry McDONOUGH of East Collingwood, in Melbourne in 1870, asks reward.  Driver Patrick SKEHAN was delivering potatoes. 4 pages, List 30.

TALINTYRE, Robert.  Wrote two letters of complaint from Campbell’s Creek near Castlemaine in 1906 about an unnamed local constable behaving improperly with a married woman.  Local inspector reports that the actual writer is Mrs. LEE, wife of an engine driver, who had a relationship with Constable Clifford JENKIN, No. 3529 and is now seeking revenge.  5 pages, List 3.

TALMAGE, Harry, Grantham, Cowra NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking details of his brother William’s death near Rushworth.  8 pages, List 94.

TAMAGNO, Tommaso.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877 re him and Guiseppe CARBARINO, who had both died, asking for property details.  7 pages, List 5

TANSEY, Matilda.   Investigation into her destitute state, has three illegitimate children, 1896.  21 pages, List 3.  CONNECTION FOUND

‘TARARUA’ GOLD ROBBERY. 1880, large file. Martin WEINBERG interviewed; large reward offered.  List 1.

TATE, Edward, c60 years, prospector, single, left Coolgardie WA in 1917 for medical treatment in Melbourne and not returned.  Sister M. MARSHALL, Cheltenham enquires; not seen by family for 30 years. 15 pages, List 74.

TATT, Annie Amelia, 9 years, Porcupine Flat Maldon.  Allegation that she had been interfered with by family friend Thomas CLARKE in 1896.  8 pages, List 36.

TAYLOR, Ada, Yarrawonga Hotel, Yarrawonga, applied for women’s police force in 1916.  2 pages, List 78.

TAYLOR, Albert W.  Wrote from Fitzroy in 1919, seeking admission into police force.  He was university educated, well travelled, a civil engineer and surveyor, 37 yrs etc.  3 pages, List 5.

TAYLOR, Colin Sutherland, Subiaco, W.A., wrote in 1913 seeking his brother James, supposedly in Richmond.  Found.  Two letters, 11 pages, List 109.

TAYLOR, Dora, sought by mother Mrs. W. McCOURT of St. Peters, Sydney, in 1900.  Found in brothel in Melbourne, but mother not told details.  8 pages, List 45.

TAYLOR, E., Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1909, asking police to find Mrs CLAKE, who was housekeeping for F. WEATHERSTONE at Bendigo, and has left her 13 year old son with her.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

TAYLOR, Elizabeth. Details of her convictions for abortions on Julia G. WARBURTON, Celestine FROST, Eve LATHAN; and Nellie [Ellen] CARTER in Victoria, and later interstate conviction, 1908.  List 1.

TAYLOR, Ellen, and mother Ellen, Geelong.  Committed for trial in 1900 for concealment of birth; child buried in backyard.  37 pages, List 44

TAYLOR, Fanny, Blayney, NSW, wrote in 1902 re a warrant she had taken out on Joseph SHERER for maintenance of her child; believes he is in Victoria.  11 pages, List 61.

TAYLOR, Frank, sought by Josie SAMUELS, Lawrence, NSW in 1911; owes maintenance on her child; butcher born Bendigo.  A sad story of how he has betrayed her and how she has lost a bequest from India.  6 pages, List 95.

TAYLOR, George, Fitzroy, committed suicide in 1911, husband of Violet.  Report on case.  7 pages, List 98.

TAYLOR, George, enquired for by wife Bessie, who wrote from Adelaide in 1912.  He was employed by Aust. Workers Union, but left them and went to Dimboola, then Melbourne.  He was a carpenter.  Further letter in 1913, when she is working at Broken Hill and has her daughter with her.  Extensive search fails to find him.  29 pages, List 33.

TAYLOR, Leslie. (Squizzie) 1918 Criminal Offence Report of claim by Sarah DALVEAN of 122 Lt. Lonsdale St., Melbourne, that he used threatening words to her and her son. Verbatim recording of foul language used is pretty bad.  List 1.

TEAGUE, Linden Stafford, deserted wife in 1904 in Bowral.  In 1907 she wrote from Randwick NSW and requested search.  5 pages, List 70.

TEBBLE, Elizabeth Florence, 22 years, of Kobyboyn near Seymour, gave birth to illegitimate child while alone on property.  Child died and she hid it in bush.  Graphic detail of what happened to body.  She died shortly afterwards; was the daughter of John and Sarah.  Report includes evidence of Alfred SATTERLY who worked on property, as well as family members and runs to 22 pages.  Inquest is also on file and it is 25 pages.  List 25.

TEESE, Victor, Euroa, applied to join police force in 1906.  John GROSVENOR writes he is the father of his daughter’s illegitimate child.  4 pages, List 26.

TEHAN, John.  Applies to join police force in 1897; his father James is a magistrate at Heathcote and respectable; police report brother involved in a maintenance case.  7 pages, List 6.

TELFER, Catherine, writes from Diapur near Nhill in 1902.  She and her 8 children are starving.  Husband James is in Ballarat gaol for failure to pay maintenance.  Police arrange support.  16 pages, List 19.

TELFORD, Abner Alfred, wrote from Stawell in 1928; his daughter Marion Isobel was missing.  She, aged 17, was believed to be with a married man, a returned soldier, named Charles JONES, c40 years.  Photo of Marion and her siblings on file, taken some years previously.  1 page, List 57.

TEMPLE/McGEE, Eveline Annie Jessie. Bizarre story of how she deceived her lover Louis FRANK (a travelling salesman) into registering the birth of two children as his, with her as mother, when she had received them from two different mothers, 1906. Copy of certificates on file show children were Linda, daughter of Mary Ann Day STORER, and Harry Heyward, son of Hannah BROMILOW, who were re-registered as Violet Betty and Eric Sigismund.   She had done a similar thing some years previously.  26 pages, List 4.

TEMPLE, T.R., wrote from Adelaide Sth Australia in 1912 re 60 year old father Harry Stephen Temple, formerly telegraph operator at GPO there, lately in Melbourne.  Has heard of his death; no record of death, not found.  4 pages, List 35.

TEMPLETON, Ruby Mary. Daughter of Francis, married Alfred George PALMER in 1913, gave birth to a child by Jack SMITH in Bendigo while Palmer was away at war, and registered it with Smith as her husband. Her sister Doris Myrtle Templeton gave birth to a stillborn child in 1918 also in Bendigo. Anonymous letter re their morals.  List 1.

TENNANT, William Davidson, registered the death of Dorothy, his child with Elizabeth ORDISH in 1900.  He is wanted for wife desertion but states his first wife was already married when he married her; report on case.  15 pages, List 52.

TERRY, Alfred, married Gladys Flora Clara RICHARDSON in 1896; Mrs. Joan Watson SMITH signed as her guardian, but she was not as her mother was still alive, and did not approve.  Mother complains to police.  11 pages, List 37.

TEW, Thomas, wrote from near Queenstown, South Australia in 1894, re his daughter Mary Ann, who left home and was believed living with Charles MARTIN at the Leongatha Labour Colony as his wife.  Martin had two other wives, both living.  Police find a warrant from Goulburn for wife desertion is in existence.  14 pages, List 38.

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THACKRAY, William Harold, deserted wife Sylvia and child in Sydney in 1915.  In 1917 she heard he was on a ship coming to Australia and asks police help.  He is arrested.  6 pages, List 71.

THAKIS, Irene, 17 years, left her home in Adelaide in 1917 with married man DILLON and went to Melbourne.  Her mother wrote to police asking for help in getting her to return home, and her aunt Mrs. DAY comes to Melbourne.  Dillon’s aunt Mrs. PHILLIPS located, as is Irene, who is pregnant.  5 pages, List 72.

THAMM, Daphne Elizabeth, 16 years gave birth of Walter Bertram Thamm in Ballarat in 1918; she claimed the father was returned soldier Dugald McMASTER of Ouyen.  A very detailed report on a possible carnal knowledge charge, but not proceeded with.  Her mother was Mrs A’BECKETT and her grandmother Elizabeth WOODALL.  20 pages, List 111.

THISTLETON, Patrick, sometimes known as Jack, sought on behalf of father George of Benalla.  11 pages, List 100.

THOMAS, Charles, 16 years, left his home in Ivanhoe to go to work in Melbourne, and has not returned.  Mother thinks he may have gone to Tasmania, but not found there.  5 pages, List 44.

THOMAS, D.A., JP, wrote from Customs House, Cobram in 1896, complaining that F. LONGMORE, chemist of Melbourne, had not sent the ‘Royal Hair Restorer’ he ordered and paid for.  Longmore interviewed, delay in production.  7 pages, List 37.

THOMAS, George E., The Strand, Newport; flour mill owner.  Solicitor’s letter re his application for renewal of driving licence in 1917; lost thru drink driving.  3 pages, List 74.

THOMAS, George Ellis.  Sought by his brother in law Henry DUTTON of Kapunda, Sth Aust., in 1908.  He had been at Ballarat, had a brother and nephew in Melbourne.   Not found.  12 pages, List 3.

THOMAS, Harry Jack Vane, attempt to charge him with unlawfully supplying noxious drugs to Vera Phyllis LOWE at Yarra Junction with intent to procure a miscarriage in 1912.  Her mother Jessie makes claim.  12 pages, List 103.

THOMAS, John Herbert, Pelaw Main, Kurri Kurri, NSW, wrote in 1908 re his daughter Sarah Ellen (Nellie), 21 years, who was employed by Mrs CANTOR of Middle Park.  Hasn’t heard from her for some months; found using name of MILLAR.  6 pages, List 85.

THOMAS, Joseph.  Wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1894 querying delay in return of photograph from Star Portrait Co in Geelong, suspects fraud.  Letterhead of firm on file.  8 pages, List 13.

THOMAS, John Leonard Basil, ordered by East Melbourne court to pay maintenance for Arthur Vincent WRIGHT, child of Emma; she has gone to work interstate.  6 pages, List 63.

THOMAS, R.F., teacher, Public School, Unkya Creek via Frederickton, NSW, wrote in 1900, seeking address of Mr. and Mrs. E. GARDNER of Richmond on behalf of her sister in UK who has heard she has died.  Found alive.  5 pages, List 43.

THOMAS, William.  Died suddenly in Melbourne in 1903; was a hairdresser, from Adelaide.  Letters of reference and one from his wife on file.  17 pages, List 4.

THOMLINS, Lillian, attempted suicide at Coburg in 1911; 24 years, taken to hospital by William RUBELL.  Sister Mrs Thomas DOBSON, Ascot Vale.  13 pages, List 100.

THOMLINSON, Mrs. Harriet nee PORTER, Great Western, wrote in 1917 re her husband Lieut. Will.  Thomlinson.  She had to send their children Grace, Pearl and John to him when she was admitted to hospital; he won’t send them back.  Interviewed, he claims she is not fit to have them.  10 pages, List 75.

THOMPSON, Agnes.  Left her illegitimate son George at the Women’s Refuge in 1880 and hadn’t paid maintenance; letter from her on file.  Susanna BARKER, Sec. of the Refuge writes to police.  22 pages, List 4.

THOMPSON, Agnes, Kogarah, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re sister Kate, now Mrs Arthur FORSTER.  Found.  5 pages, List 98.

THOMPSON, Albert, c42 years, sought by brother in law James CROSS Glenbrook near Sydney in 1913; he deserted his wife and 3 children at Lancaster England, arriving in Victoria c18 months ago and was last heard of at Mansfield. Fund. 7 pages, List 106.

THOMPSON, Albert James.  Sought by Lavinia THOMPSON of Sydney in 1908.  He was part Chinese, a butcher, supposed to have come to Melbourne to open a shop; breach of promise case.  Not found.  4 pages, List 10.

THOMPSON, Alfred John.  Information sought by Arthur O. HALL, solicitor of Geelong, in 1908.  In 1904 Thompson’s then wife Jessie Wilson Thompson nee KNIGHT, divorced him.  Present wife is living with him in Adelaide and ‘is terrified of him.’  Asks for Thompson’s criminal record but police refuse.  5 pages, List 10.

THOMPSON/THOMSON, Mrs. Annie.  Widow of John Dobkin THOMPSON, Captain of the Transit.  Went missing from her home in Hawthorn in 1876; is 46yrs, speaks German fluently; her stepfather was Mr. HOLMES.  Her son Alfred THOMPSON, 23yrs, committed suicide a few weeks later.  Police think she may have been killed, but subsequently she is found in country Victoria.  BEASLEY family involved.  32 pages, photo of her on file.  List 6.

THOMPSON, Annie, c/- Mr. John CONDON, Forest Lodge, Sydney, wrote in 1896 re a newspaper report of an Albert Thompson arrested for pick pocketing.  Her husband deserted her, is this him.  No.  7 pages, List 35.

THOMPSON, Bernard, deserted wife Mary at Benalla in 1913.  Taken to court, he promises to pay maintenance but doesn’t.  Subsequently they are reconciled.  12 pages, List 109.

THOMPSON, Charles Ernest, lithographer, arrived in Melbourne from South Africa in 1908 and some  months later disappeared while on board a ship to Tasmania.  Report on incident, his possessions etc.  25 pages, List 54.

THOMPSON, David, went missing from Glen Wills in 1890; born Aberdeen Scotland, miner, c50 years, was prospecting for tin.  Police eventually take possession of his property; no known relatives in colony.  In 1899 a skeleton found at Lightning Creek was identified as him.  32 pages, List 41.

THOMPSON, Emmerson, born Weardale Co Durham England, left for Australia 30-40 years ago, would be 60-70 years old; in 1911 his nephew Joseph Thompson of Hay NSW asked police to trace him.  Not found.  3 pages, List 99.

THOMPSON, John Andrew, found unconscious in a Melbourne street in 1899 by Thomas SCULLY of Carlton.  Taken to hospital and subsequently died.  Aunts were Mrs. CONAWAY and Mrs. SHIELL.  He was a native of Newcastle, England, a clerk.  9 pages, List 49.

THOMPSON, Mary Ann.  Died at Bendigo in 1861, leaving 4 children, from 4 months to 11 years.  She was living with – Thompson, and youngest child was by him, but elder 3 were from deceased husband (name not given) but known as Thompson.  The youngest child died shortly afterwards, a girl was sent to the Benevolent Asylum, one boy given to Messrs Heffernan and Crowley and the other, John, to Thomas MORGAN of Eaglehawk , but taken away by Coroner as he was not Catholic, and he wanted to place him with a Catholic family.  Morgan makes formal complaint as do local Ministers.  23 pages, List 13.

THOMPSON, Nellie, Ascot Vale, attempted suicide in 1913 after quarrel with Mathew COCKERELL.  9 pages, List 106.

THOMSON, Mrs. Isabella, Norwood Hill, Castlemaine, wife of William, tannery hand, died 1896 after giving birth to stillborn child after difficult labour.  Cause certified by Drs OWENS and WOOLLEY as heart disease.  File re whether to exhume body and hold inquest.  Nurse was Ellen WEBB.  9 pages, List 36.

THOMSON, Ivy.  Injured at South Morang on Cup Day 1908 when youths rolled a stone down a hill.  Father W. Thomson asks police to name boys involved, which they do.  The boys were all from Brunswick:  A. CARTER, J. STOREN, E. FRANNERY, Charles JOHNSTON, Richard GILBERT, John HOGAN, George BROWN.  13 pages, List 10.

THORNBURN FAMILY.  Mrs. PARK of Dundas Sydney NSW wrote in 1902 regarding Walter, 12 years, Leslie George 11 years and Eric 9 years, who were born in India.  Their mother, who was highly educated and the daughter of Rev. SLATER of Bangalore, died there; she is their father’s sister.  She has cared for them for over a year, but the father has taken them  back to Melbourne, after she asked for money for maintenance.  She is worried they are being neglected.  Very detailed report on family.  15 pages, List 20.

THORNE, Walter James, deserted wife Sarah Ann nee COOMBES at Ballarat in 1915; he was a boilermaker, 25 years.  Found interstate in 1917.  15 pages, List 72.

THORNLEY, Lily Theresa, 10 years, daughter of Margaret KHAN alias RILEY/HOGAN/HOULIGAN.  Mother arrested for larceny in 1901 and Lily taken into police custody and cared for by Mrs KEEGAN of Morwell.  5 pages, List 89.

THORPDALE.  Petition from residents re having police stationed there; 2 pages of signatures, headed by F. DICKINSON; report on situation, and refusal.  13 pages, List 26.

THORPE, J., wrote from Govt. Printing Office, Brisbane in 1895, concerned about his father C., aged 78 years, who was living alone in Williamstown and asking police to keep an eye out for him.  7 pages, List 29.

THORPE, John Fulford.  Information sought by wife K. Thorpe, Melbourne in 1899; last heard of in Perth.  Found.  6 pages, List 42.

THORSEN, Frank, admitted to Homes of Hope Orphanage Collingwood in 1893, 6 years old.  Father’s whereabouts unknown, mother destitute.  She visited him a few times, but would not contribute to his keep.  In 1900 she wishes to make contact with him, but Home refuses, so she approaches police for assistance.  He is working for J. BARROW of Spring Hill Kyneton, and states he is happy there, but subsequently goes to his mother.  8 pages, List 45.

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TICEHURST, Mrs. B., Wallend…. NSW, wrote in 1903 re Edward WEEKS, Indian trader, who died in Melbourne in 1892.  She is his wife; he left her and their children at Binalong in 1873.  Police find he left his estate to his wife Polly.  6 pages, List 66.

TIERNEY FAMILY, Elsternwick.  Anonymous letter in 1899 complains they are abusing their only son William.  Police find he was strapped for missing school, has returned home and will be sent to Christian Brothers School at Geelong.  Parents given good character.  6 pages, List 42.

TIERNEY, Mrs. Mary.  Poisoned at Goroke in 1905.  Two letters from her mother and comments on the case, which was not solved.  30 pages, List 65.

TILLOTSON, Mattie, appointed cook at police hospital in 1910; agreement on file.  She replaced J.G. CONROY who had resigned.  3 pages, List 54.

TILSLEY, Walter Nicklin, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his grandparents, James Tilsley, civil engineer,  and wife, last heard of at Beechworth.  They had two sons and an adopted daughter.  Family found.  13 pages, List 42.

TIMBER SORTERS & STACKERS UNION.  Large file detailing with a strike by the union in 1910, which affected ship loading and unloading.  List 94.

TIMOTHEE, Charles Joseph, tinsmith.  Attempted suicide at Burwood in 1902; sister Mrs. John SLATTERY of Carlton traced.  Report on incident and costs incurred etc.  24 pages, List 62.

TIMS, Edward George Jnr., Kent Town, South Australia, wrote in 1915 re his father Edward, a photographer, last heard of 30 years ago.  8 pages, List 81.

TINHAM, Alice Mary, left Sydney with a married man and had a child to him.  Sister Elizabeth HEATH seeks information in 1907.  Not found.  8 pages, List 84.

TIPPETT, Alfred, sought by mother Doris GOODRDIDGE, Sydney, in 1909.  Two letters she received from Bert DERNELLY of Melbourne are on file.  Report states he was a deserter from the US Fleet visit.  Not found.  14 pages, List 90.

TIPPING, James, head teacher, Stanley State School No. 550, writes several letters 1900-1901 re poor response to lawlessness of local constable MORNEMENT.  23 pages, List 52.

TOBIN, Thomas Martin, 53 years, Abbotsford, brush maker, attempted suicided in 1913; report on family situation.  8 pages, List 93.

TOBOLKA, Franz, hatter.  Information sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1909.  Found interstate, activities listed.  13 pages, List 89.

TOC H.  Ray Baxter, secretary, wrote in 1938 re plans to establish Boy’s Clubs in industrial suburbs of Melbourne.  Report on establishment, particularly the Fred. Walker’s Boys Club in Middle Park.  12 pages, List 2.

TODD, Amy.  Number of letters in 1912 re rude constable who asked her mother and herself to move from their seats in the Town Hall.  14 pages, List 4.

TODD, Ellen. Mons A. LIET writes (in French) about her in 1874. She lived with Mrs. SALTER of St. Kilda for ten years; Dr. MOORE of Carlton paid annually for her support. She has absconded, is aged 14-15 years.  List 1.

TODD, Phillip.  Photo of him on St. Kilda beach in 1928.  Has been separated from file which hasn’t been located.  List 59.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

TOFTER, Ellen or BAKER, 62 years, widow, sought in 1911 by her brother William BARTLETT Snr., Tenterfield, NSW.  Believed with daughter Mrs BEAGLOWE.  Found.  9 pages, List 95.

TOKELY, F., New Farm Brisbane, sent telegram in 1912 asking police to watch for wife who had left him and their two children and sailed for Melbourne under name of PALMER.  Physical description given.  Later note says landed in Sydney.  6 pages, List 32.

TOKELY, F.M., wrote from New Farm Brisbane in 1912.  His wife has left him with their two children, 3 and 5, and sailed for Melbourne.  They recently came from New Zealand.  She had a ‘very dark complexion … is considered a very fine looking woman’.  Not found.  7 pages, List 33.

TOLLEY, Mary, nee BRANDON. Married Edward Tolley in 1889 in New Zealand; he subsequently married a Miss McLEOD in Melbourne in 1906. Mary writes that she has got a divorce but he should be charged with bigamy, 1908. Police state that it is not their affair.  List 1.

TOLSTRUP, Victor, attempted suicide in 1909; 17 years, son of Margaret and Charles.  12 pages, List 53.

TOMROFF, Ernest Sylvester Frederick, sought by State Children’s Department, South Australia, in 1915.  He was a Russian, 23 years.  He had a child with Gladys HALL.  Found.  13 pages, List 80.

TONER, James.  Son of Patrick, by his first marriage.  Investigation into him and possible bigamous marriage, wife Emma mentioned, 1894.  16 pages, List 13.

TONGIO HOTEL near Omeo.  Stables and horses destroyed by fire in 1900.  Owner of hotel was Rebecca FAULKINGHAM and the licensee was Thomas CARMODY.  Horses owned by Miss FERRIS of Morass Creek.  The fire was first seen by Anthony GALL and Arthur ESBERG who were camped nearby.  Drinkers at the hotel were James ELLIS, Fred CONDON, Robert KING, and employee John Isaac JACKSON.  17 pages, List 45.

TONKIN, E., wrote from Portland in 1896, enclosing letter from M.J. [Mary Jane??]  GRIFFITH, c/- Mrs. COPLEY, Perth, W.A. advising of death of his sister Bessie, at the home of Mr. EVANS at Mullewa, W.A.  A most moving letter from Griffith.  Police confirm claim.  10 pages, List 37.

TONKIN, William, Northcote, in 1910 asked details of the death of his son William at Chiltern.  8 pages, List 93.

TOOHEY, Frederick William, 9 years, fell down sewer shaft in Carlton in 1900; child William MOXON witnessed event.  4 pages, List 48.

TOOKER, M.G., wrote from Rockhampton in1901.  His sister Mrs. BEAMISH had married Reginald BRAY, a  Victorian policeman in 1876 and had a daughter the same year.  She died c1881 and the child has lived with the writer ever since.  Asks police to provide details of the marriage.  4 pages, List 49.

TOOLEY, Ellen, North Melbourne, enquires for the whereabouts of her grandchildren Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth and Ellen ALLEN, committed to State care by the Footscray Bench in 1912.  7 pages, List 104.

TOPHAM, George.  Died at Grant in 1866 ‘without money or mates’.  File re police burial and reimbursement of costs.  Michael HURLEY conveyed corpse to cemetery; T.B. WILSON built the coffin, their invoices on file.  Topham was known to James C. BURFIELD of Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 6.

TOPPING, Mrs. Elizabeth.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1907 re her husband Bena, who went to Melbourne; has heard he is ill.  Not found.  4 pages, List 15.

TORPY, Patrick. Died at Elmore in 1881; file re expenses involved in burying him and unpaid account of coffin maker T.H. FARRELL. 14 pages, List 2.

TORRENTE, Venture.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote about him in 1877; he had deserted his ship in 1867; also enquired about Giovanni PIRONI and Dionisis FONTANA.  Only Torrente found. 23 pages, List 5.

TOTTEN, Edward, sought by mother at Tamworth NSW in 1913.  She believes he has gone with the ‘Wild West’ show of Bud Atkinson, but police ascertain he was briefly with Wirth’s Circus.  20 pages, List 94.

TOUCHELL, J.H., wanted for larceny on employer L. McPHERSON STERNBERG & Co., Rochester in 1897.  He was an auctioneer and clerk, c35 years, a native of South Australia.  In 1902 the file is re-activated.  This is a large file, List 63.

TOVEY, Gertrude, reports theft of jewellery from her bedroom at Albert Park in 1919.  Police doubt her story.  4 pages, List 31.

TOVEY, Jeremiah.  File re his medical treatment, death and burial at Dunolly in 1899.  He was a pauper, aged 87 years.  Thomas REES assisted police and Lawrence TOOLE of the Golden Age Hotel also involved.  17 pages, List 41.

TOWERS, Andrew, of Teralba Newcastle NSW, contacted by Victorian police in 1912.  His wife Alice and their 4 children are destitute in Melbourne; she has her sister’s infant BREWER with them, brought over from Tasmania, and has mailed him for money but none has arrived.  He sends money, but children become ill and she can’t travel.  4 pages, List 33.

TOWNLEY, James Henry, found guilty of housebreaking in Malvern in 1917.  Detailed report on him includes copy of letter from his mother Alice and information on Mrs T. BARKER of Adelaide, whose husband was ‘at the front’.  30 pages, some repetition.  List 97.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. J., Sydney, wrote in 1920 asking if the Annie Miller of Albert Rd. South Melbourne, listed in the directories, is her mother, who left there 11 yrs ago would be 48 yrs old.  Police advise different person.  3 pages, List 3.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. K. of Burnie Tasmania, wrote in 1905.  She has seen a newspaper report of an unidentified man found drowned, and asks if it is her husband.  He left some weeks ago for Victoria, was 46 yrs, a drunkard who wasted their money, and had threatened suicide.  Encloses sample of material from which she made his shirts.  People ascertain it was another person.  6 pages, List 3.

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TRAVELLERS AID SOCIETY. 2nd Annual Report, 1918.  List 1.

TRAVERS, Mrs. W.H., Wagga, wrote in 1917 seeking her grandmother Mrs. Millie Susannah, wife of Alfred KNOTT.  Found.  5 pages, List 73.

TREADWELL, Jabez, The Sporting Judge newspaper, Melbourne, complains of rudeness of local police in 1901.  4 pages, List 53.

TREBILCOCK, Charlotte, writes from Kew Asylum in 1912, that she is being held illegally there, was at Leongatha but daughter removed her.  4 pages, List 103.

TREMLETT, Mrs. Ivy.  Quarrelled with husband, separated, he took their 3 year old child away from her while she was living with her sister Eva BEAUVAIS in Brunswick, and in despair she attempted suicide in 1919.  10 pages, List 19.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Deserted wife A.V.  c1897.  She writes from Broken Hill in 1902, thinks he’s committed bigamy with Maggie MUNROE or CALLAGHAN at Bendigo.  He claims that she is a bigamist.  6 pages, List 16.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Sought by wife A.V. in 1902.  He is believed to be in Bendigo with their two children Hurtle and Percy, and with Mrs. MUNROW nee CALLAGHAN.  Found, he has four children and is a prominent member of the Salvation Army.  9 pages, List 63.

TREVETHICK, William. Murdered Sandhurst, 1899.  List 1.

TRESIZE, Ellen, bought to Footscray police station in 1913, in labour, a Ward of the State; foster father Samuel GIBSON.  Taken to St Joseph’s Receiving Home, where she gives birth.  2 pages, List 107.

TROTTER, Arthur Henry. Murdered, 1913. Large file.  List 1.

TROTTER, Henry, Parkville, wrote in 1910 re J. CARROTTY, [GARRETTY??] ice cream vendor South Melbourne, who has been told he has to move his city stand, has been there for 26 years.  Detailed response refers to – MILLER, a cripple with a family, who applied for the spot.  8 pages, List 96.

TRUDGEN, Frank.  Writes from Adelaide in 1898, asking if the Thomas TRUDGEON found dead in a hut at Maldon is his father, who left them in 1882, later committing a bigamous marriage in Sydney.  His father used different spellings of his surname and aliases.  Police report not his father.  7 pages, List 19.

TRUSCOTT, Elizabeth Jane, wrote to Sir John QUICK MP in 1910, asking help to get maintenance from her husband John, who left 5 years ago; he passes letter to police.  13 pages, List 92.

TUCK, Caroline, sought by Mrs. McKinnon of Wellington via Orange NSW in 1904.  In 1901 she adopted Tuck’s child from the Women’s Hospital; since then her husband has died, she is in poor health, she can’t make ends meet, and needs help.  Tuck came from Cobram.  Family found.  6 pages, List 33.

TUCK, Caroline, sought by Mrs M. MURPHY, West Tamworth NSW in 1913 ‘a very dear friend’; she was confined at the Women’s Hospital 12 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 105.

TUCKER, Albert, wrote from East Devonport Tasmania in 1898, asking if Sarah COOPER is at 62 High St., St. Kilda and if it is a respectable place; yes, Woodward family.  4 pages, List 23.

TUCKER, J.S., wrote series of letters from Burnie, Tasmania in 1910 re his daughter Ruby Silvy Vesta May, 19 years, who had stayed behind in Melbourne when the family returned home.  She was renting a room with Mrs. Annie OSBORNE (husband William John) in Port Melbourne, and working at Swallow & Ariel’s factory.  His brother W.H. Tucker interviewed.  Details of family life given; she doesn’t wish to return home.  25 pages, List 24.

TUCKER, J.S., Burnie, Tasmania, wrote in 1911 re the above matter.  A very detailed report on the file.  8 pages, List 95.

TULLOCH, Eliza Mary, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1912 re her husband G.R.W., a book binder, known as William, whom she has a maintenance order against.  Believed in Melbourne, found.  7 pages, List 101.

TULLY, Austin Robert, Gunner No. 262, now at the front; report establishes he married two women in 2 months in 1915.  6 pages, List 81.

TULLY, James Francis, JP, Geelong, died suddenly in 1901; report.  2 pages, List 51.

TUNG, Henry, Ballarat, applied to become a Chinese Detective in 1904; gives background, is 33 years and single.  3 pages, List 34.

TUNKS, Percy, sought by mother J.T. Tunks, Beaconsfield, Tasmania, in 1904.  Found.  3 pages, List 68.

TUNKS, Percy Augustus, sought by Gertrude MOORE, Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1917; his brother was dying.  4 pages, List 73.

TURIN VEREIN.  Police report on Fitzroy premises being attacked by a mob, 1914.  7 pages, List 3.

TURNER, Mrs. A., Melbourne, wrote in 1917 complaining of two women who wanted their fortune told ‘which is illegal’.  She had recently arrived from Sydney for the races.  She suspects they were police plants. 3 pages, List 75.

TURNER, Alfred.  Information sought by Belgian Consul, Melbourne, in 1902.  He was a Belgian subject, a physician, c38 years, had ‘swindled his wife’s fortune’ and was believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 61.

TURNER, Mrs Annie nee FOSTER, wife of George; married c1883 at Drysdale.  Anonymous letter in 1909 claims that while living in Queenscliff she had an affair with a soldier, James Alfred HEATH and bore a child to him. At present she was a clairvoyant with Pastor ABBOTT in Fitzroy. 11 pages, List 88.

TURNER, Mrs Annie, Fitzroy, claims that she foretold a case of infanticide in 1909.  ‘This woman’s cheek knows no bounds’. 3 pages, List 88.

TURNER, James, sought by wife E. of Plympton, Fremantle, W.A. in 1899.  They were married in 1898, have four children.  She went to Melbourne and he was to follow but didn’t.  On her return she found that he has cleared out.  She belives he is with a Mrs. LUCAS in Fitzroy, but they are not found.  ‘… if it costs me my life I will have him to suffer for I am like a madwoman …’.  7 pages, List 16.

TURNER, Noah.  Tenders for removal of manure from Tylden police station, 1864, 3 pages, List 14.  Tenders for repairs to store at Tylden police station, 8 pages, List 14.

TURNER, Richard.  Identified as body found at Keilor in 1876; was from Daylesford, letter from wife on file.  27 pages, List 6.

TURNER, Walter, 43 years, storekeeper, missing from his home in Sydney in 1906.  Chief Commissioner there sends details, including a somewhat blurred photo.  4 pages, List 31.

TWIST, H.H., Head Teacher, Newtown State School No. 806 Maryborough, wrote in 1910 advising that Robert ROSS was too ill to work and should be placed in a Sanitorium; medical certificate on file.  4 pages, List 94.

TWITT, John George, 16 years old, injured and taken to a private hospital at Numurkah in 1912, where he subsequently died and was buried without an inquest being held and police informed.  Discussion re necessary to exhume body and hold inquest.  9 pages, List 33.

TYERS, Charles J., Portland, complained in 1915 of police neglect in reporting the accidental death of his son Hugh Alexander at St. Kilda.  15 pages, List 80.

TYRRELL, William. Charged with shooting Janet GERARD at Lt. Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1917.  List 1.

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McADOO, Caroline, alias BRUHN; report in 1865 that her children are living in ‘a house of ill-fame’ at Maryborough.  3 pages, List 53.

McALIECE, Mrs. Isabella, Waterloo State School W.A., wrote in 1916 querying why police there sought details of her private affairs; she and her husband Henry separated 20 years ago in Bendigo and she raised their son Ernest, who was killed at Gallipoli.  Quite intimate details given.  13 pages, List 80.

McALLISTER, Neil, sought by brother Donald, Roseville, Sydney in 1909.  He served in the British navy (detailed) then came to Ballarat after the Crimea War.  Not found.  6 pages, List 90.

MACANSH, James Gilchrist.  Qld police ask to be notified when he is returning there in 1906; 45 years, an alcoholic.  Photo on file, 3 pages, List 70.

MACARTNEY, George David Dr., M.L.A. Died of overdose of chloral at Williamstown in 1878. File covers 1878-1884 re missing papers and possible suicide. 56 pages.  List 1.

McAULIFFE, Mrs T., Nyngan, NSW, wrote in 1912 seeking grandmother Mrs Jessie BURFORD, is writing on behalf of her father Edward.  Relatives found.  5 pages, List 101.

McBRIDE, Mrs. P. alias Cora MERANGE, wrote a number of rambling letters to Victoria police and to Scotland Yard in 1917.  List 72.

McCABB, Michael. Ballarat police report on his destitution and that of his two children, aged 2 years and 6 months, who are given to Mrs. BLUET to mind, 1872. 2 pages.  List 1.

McCABE, Bernard, 14 years, and Reginald BICKHAM, 16 years, both of Elsternwick, stowed away on train taking soldiers from Melbourne to Sydney in 1916.  Detected, they are returned to Melbourne and parents asked to pay costs.  10 pages, List 77.

McCAIG, Constable J.  File regarding sorting out the paperwork etc., following his death in 1899.  His wife is praised by Frankston residents Samuel SHERLOCK, veterinary surgeon and JP, Dr Sydney PLOWMAN and wife, Dr. John F. MALCOLMSON, chemist William RICHARDSON and Mark YOUNG, licensee of the Pier Hotel.  McCaig was an alcoholic who treated her very badly and she left him.  44 pages, List 42.

McCALL, G.T., Richmond, seeks information in 1907 on Robert A. DICKIE, formerly of Durban South Africa, who is paying attention to his daughter.  Durban police give a bad report.  3 pages, List 81.

McCALLUM, Leonard Charles, writes from Albert Park in 1895 reporting on his private detective work for Albert TIRRELL, manager of the Gooramada Estate, in attempting to identify sheep stealers.  Jack and Hal SHAW, Paddy BURKE, Jack BURKE (no relation) and Jim LAIDLAW all suspected.  7 pages, List 26.

McCALMAN, John, wrote from Korong Vale in 1902, seeking employment in the Customs Dept., as a sly grog detective; is c40 years sober.  6 pages, List 25.

McCARTHY, Catherine.  Master in Lunacy requests details of her background in 1869.  Admitted Collingwood Asylum 1866, brother Timothy and sister Mrs Wm WILLIAMSON went to New Zealand, other brother Florence not found.     6 pages, List 4.

McCARTHY, Daniel Thomas and wife Minnie Selina sought by solicitors in Melbourne, on behalf of a friend in Ireland.  Not found.  10 pages, List 38

McCARTHY, James, Hyde Park, Sydney, wrote in 1902 re Joseph and Bartholomew McCarthy, late of Dublin, chemists, have been left money.  Found.  3 pages, List 63.

McCARTHY, Johanna, murdered at Canadian near Ballarat in 1896.  File re treatment of Mrs. Ann TRAIT after trial.  14 pages, List 35.

McCARTHY, May, found dead in house in Bilking Square Melbourne, occupied by Elizabeth GILBERT, in 1900.  Names mentioned include Charles GROOVES, Maud HOWARD and Jane HOSKINGS.  Her wedding ring given to Gilbert to pay burial expenses.  10 pages, List 49.

McCARTHY, Peter, formerly employed as caretaker at the Rialto, sought by R.K. McCAUGHAN of Melbourne in 1904 on behalf of friends, concerned over his welfare.  He was c56 years, believed to be tramping his swag in NSW; wife in poor circumstances.  Found.  28 pages, List 56.

McCARTY, Ruby Vida, attempted suicide at St Kilda in 1917; her father was David and she was c30 years old. List 70.

McCLARE, Kathleen, 27 years, indecently assaulted when coming from Blackburn railway station to her home in 1899.  Offender identified as Robert McNaughton, 26 years, but Box Hill Bench dismissed case.  Police claim a miscarriage of justice.  23 pages, List 76.

McCLEAN, J.F., Sydney, wrote in 1911 re his wife R.V., was licensee Royal Hotel Fitzroy; his letters have been returned.  She was previously married to – SPLATT.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 95.

McCLEARY, Mrs M., Princes Hill.  Wrote in 1913 re her husband, who was employed at Currie, King Island.  He hadn’t sent any money for 3 years; she intends to take out a warrant, is destitute.  Letter is written by a child because her eyesight is so poor.  6 pages, List 109.

McCLINTOCK, Mrs. Walter, St. Kilda.  In 1885 applied for financial assistance; report on circumstances, had 4 children.  2 pages, List 57.

McCLOY, William James, deserted children Ethel May, Gladys Irene and Dorothy Jean at Eaglehawk prior to 1903, leaving his brother in law James CLOUGH to look after them.  He was born Bendigo, 39 years, went to Western Australia.  Found, he sent his second wife Elizabeth HARTLEY to Victoria to collect the children.  13 pages, List 66.

McCOOEY, Kate, died Melbourne 1897.  Attempt to find relatives in NSW.  Sister Dorcas McCOOEY paid for burial, and property sent to her.  Two letters from cousin Sarah (Mrs. James) HUGHES of Penrith on file.  17 pages, List 20.

McCOLL, Ewen. James McColl, MLA wrote in 1899 re this man, believed to be in Western Australia, who had a brother Ronald. 14 pages.

McCONAGHY, Alexander, Albert Park.  In 1909 asks police assistance; T.J. HAYES of Co Antrim Ireland would like to make contact with his mother, Miss Marion Hayes, late State school teacher at South Melbourne, through him, but she refuses to see McConaghy.  She is interviewed and says she doesn’t want contact.  5 pages, List 91.

McCONNELL, Bertram, Bacchus Marsh, 12 years old, son of Isabella.  Her brother, W.A., a nurseryman would like to adopt him.  5 pages, List 68.

McCONNELL, Bertie.  Sought by his mother Isabella in Sydney in 1904; he was 13 years old.  Her brother was William A. McCONNELL.  Found interstate, 8 pages, List 9.

McCOY, Mrs. M.E., Essendon, sought information about her husband William Vincent, who went to Qld and hasn’t sent money for her and their four children.  He took up land at Bogundah near Hughenden.  Series of letters from both, from him at Lammermour, Alice Creek, covering 1902 – 1904, her admission to an asylum and care of the children; a very detailed file.  47 pages, List 68.

McCOY, R.L.G., Commercial Bank, Melton, complained in 1906 that his name had been used inappropriately in rape investigation of Elizabeth Jane MORELAND by George SETTERS.  7 pages, List 82.

McCOY, William Vincent.  Arrested at Kyabram for wife desertion, 1907.  4 pages, List 15.

MacCRAE, Donald.  Information sought by wife Emily in Sydney in 1902, believed in Melbourne.  Found, claimed to have been robbed but she doubts this as he’s claimed this elsewhere.  7 pages, List 62.

McCRAE, J.C. of Fifield via Trundle NSW, wrote in 1938 re his boys Les and Vincent who had been staying with their aunt Mrs. PENFOLD at Richmond, Victoria, and who had ill treated them.  5 pages, List 2.

MacCREADY, John Knox.  Warrant issued for arrest, by Insolvency Court judge in Melbourne in 1895, believed to be fleeing colony.  Native of Belfast Ireland, c35 years, manufacturer.  12 pages, List 28.

McCREEDIE, Frances, 19 year old daughter of Donald, died at Lindenow in 1904.  An Aboriginal family, they were too poor to pay for the burial, so it was done by government.  8 pages, List 56.

McCULLAGH, Richard St Leger Barton.  Father John wrote in 1877; he was 19 yrs of age and supposed to be working in the country, but was worried as he hadn’t heard for some months.  7 pages, List 5.

McCURDY, James, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  11 pages, List 55.

McDERMOTT, F.W., Glenelg, S.A., wrote in 1911 re his son Wilfred, 17 years, who left home, is working in Bendigo; wants him returned.  Son refuses.  4 pages, List 99.

McDERMOTT, Mrs Mary, widow, Coolgardie WA, wrote in 1907 re Frank ALLEN or STUBBERFIELD who had proposed to her; wanted to know whether he was married, his parents lived in Footscray.  His wife found, living with – THOMPSON, having been deserted by Frank.  8 pages, List 84.

MacDONALD, A.G., Melton South Australia, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report of robbery of old man Ewen CAMERON.  He has been asked by relative Mrs DOWNIE, Glencoe Scotland, to find her brother who was from Achintore Fort William.  Cameron interviewed at Nhill and confirms he came from there.  6 pages, List 107.

McDONALD, Donald, found dead at Newham in 1898.  Buried at government expense, effects sold.  3 pages, List 20.

McDONALD, Elizabeth or Lila, bought out from Ireland by uncle Francis PENDER and wife Margaret, to join her sisters Bridget and Rose in 1930.  Their father was in W.A.  He arranged employment for her with Dr and Mrs MONDON of Albert Park.  She tells various stories to people and is sent to Abbotsford Convent after her allegations against her uncle prove to be false.  21 pages, List 96.

MacDONALD, Francis C., recently arrived from Aberdeen, 7 years a constable clerk in the police force there, seeks similar position in 1901.  Reply c/- George SIMPSON, Richmond.  2 pages, List 51.

McDONALD, Mrs Henry, wrote from Petone NZ in 1905 re a newspaper report of a man found dead in the bush at Beaumaris, originally identified by John RUXTON as John McDONALD, , but he was subsequently found alive.  Her husband is in Australia somewhere, she has not heard from him for about 12 years, and wonders if this is him.  He had a brother John.  11 pages, List 11.

McDONALD, Horace, illegitimate child of Lilian, who died in a Melbourne hospital in December 1895.  Fitzroy police arrange for the child to be cared for by Mrs. TUTTON while authorities work out what to do with him.  Dispute between Curator of Deceased Estates and police department over who will pay the expenses; curator declines.  11 pages, List 32.

McDONALD, Kenneth, 29 years, Scotch, charged with sheep stealing in 1878.  Escaped from Hamilton gaol and disappeared.  In 1895 police received information that he had been helped by the brother of Constable George WILLIAMSON who subsequently married a sister of Constable BUNWORTH.  File covers original incident in 1878, including upgrade of gaol, and 1895 investigation; very large, over 100 pages, some difficult to read.  List 25.

McDONOUGH, Edward. Thirteen years old, escapes from St. Augustine’s orphanage at Geelong in 1894, and escapes twice from police custody. 18 pages.  List 1.

McDOUGALL, Alexander, 26 years, bootmaker, Carlton, living apart from wife Ellen and two children, attempted suicide in 1912.  Detailed report on family situation.  8 pages, List 104.

McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver, sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1912; his people live in Eaglehawk.  9 pages, List 104.

McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver in mines, c40 years, born Eaglehawk.  Information sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1915.  Not found.  Small photo on file, 10 pages, List 80.

McEWAN, John, C/- Colonial Sugar, Fremantle, wrote in 1902 re his father Charles, c65 years, a fossiker, who was supposed to join him there, but hasn’t arrived.  His brother is in Kew Asylum.  24 pages, List 61.

McFARLANE, Diana.  Had three illegitimate children in 1900, a boy 10 years, a girl 5 years and a 2 month old girl.  The father of the first two lived in NSW and the father of the third had reneged on a promise to marry her and disappeared.  She is working as a domestic for Mrs FARRALL, and wants child admitted to the Industrial Schools.  9 pages, List 44.

McFARLANE, James Husband, in 1911 sought by Miss A.N. WOOLNOUGH, NSW, whom he has defrauded over 5 years; very detailed description of the fraud.  His brother William Douglas McFarlane and brother in law John Alexander DRAKE live in Tasmania.  Not found.  20 pages, List 95.

McGAIN, Edward, Carlton, 1898, applied for police force, 3 pages, List 20.

McGANTY, Sarah, 47 years, wife of John, St. Kilda, died suddenly in 1900, found by son John.  2 pages, List 50.

McGILLIVRAY, Charles Dorrington, wrote from Bendigo in 1896 re joining Vic. police.  3 pages, List 29.

McGLENCHY, Mrs. A.E., Yalgoo, W.A., wrote in 1915, asking police to find her son W.A. JENKINS and deliver a letter.  His movements were traced and he was located.  7 pages, List 80.

McGLONE, Mrs Eliza, Mitcham, rents house for police use; in 1912 sought an increase in rent.  7 pages, List 101.

McGOUGH, Mrs Kathleen, North Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1910; husband is Francis, mother is Bridget KENNEDY.  9 pages, List 97.

McGOUGH, Mrs Mary, Melrose, Washington USA wrote in 1906 re her brother William BATEMAN who left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago; she is his only sister.  Various Bateman people contacted, but not found.  10 pages, List 55.

McGOUGH, Peter.  Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children report on family in 1898.  Living in Kensington, the 5 children are neglected, the father is a drunkard.  18 pages, List 18.

McGOWAN, Charles, 12 years old, charged with discharging a firearm in 1903, and disappeared.  His mother was in Sydney, and Robert E. VICK wrote on her behalf.  Charles had been staying with an uncle Samuel BULLOCK.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

McGRAGH, Matilda and Thomas, sought by daughter Florence Catherine in Boulder City WA in 1902; last heard from 7 years ago.  Found.  8 pages, List 62.

McGREGOR, John Donald, hawker, c48 years, pawned a piano belong to Alice BOSTON of South Yarra in 1904; photo of him on file.  7 pages, List 10.

McGRODER, Louie, 18 year old barmaid, attempted suicide in 1912 after affair with married man named HIBBERT, who had deserted his wife.  John GARNER, grocer, South Melbourne, was the brother of Hibbert’s wife.  Police decide against prosecution, mother taking her interstate.  7 pages, List 32.

McGUFFIE, Annie, died in the Melbourne Hospital of blood poisoning after miscarriage in 1899.  Brother in law Albert Arthur Victor RYAN, artist and hairdresser, Clifton Hill, wrote to the department alleging death was result of abortion.  The following married women were interviewed and notes made:  Harriet McMASTER, Bella SMITH, Nellie WIGCRAFT, Mary HEWSON, Eva REID, Jessey BEAVER.  19 pages, List 43.

McGUIGAN, Henry & Co, wine and spirit merchants, Melbourne, report on alleged robbery, 1891.  15 pages, List 55.

McGUINESS, Esther, 75 years, Aboriginal, report of her death and burial Goyura, 1918.  2 pages, List 73.

McGUINNESS, Mary, wrote from Lower Lewis Ponds via Orange NSW in 1898, re her husband David who left her 13 years ago.  She is now ‘an old woman’ and unable to work, seeks help in finding him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 21.

McGUIRE, Edwin Charles, married Eliza SPENCE at Alexandra in 1891, then Annie Jane CLARK in 1907, under name of Michael Edwin O’BRIEN.  In 1911 Annie informs NSW police of his real name and investigation shows he deserted his first wife and 3 children.  Copies of both marriage certificates on file.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 98.

McGUIRE, William, draper, Brunswick, deserted wife and infant children in 1895, believed gone to Wellington New Zealand, 48-50 years old, fond of drink.  Letter from adult son Frederick MAGUIRE in Wellington, stating father is ill, has to have daily morphine injections, cannot work, and he is supporting him.  Presumes the children are to Agnes ROY “she was very foolish to have anything to do with him.”  9 pages, List 25.

McINERNEY, M., Swan Hill, wrote in 1911 re the difficulty of getting money from solicitor D. O’HALLORAN, Bendigo, after he won court case. 3 pages, List 101.

McINNES, Mrs. J., writes from Newcastle NSW in 1906 re her husband C., who owes maintenance, believes he is in Warrnambool.  Found, is a drunkard.  7 pages, List 26.

MacINTOSH, David, 49 years, Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, sought by wife Lena in 1897.  He was last heard of prospecting at Mount Margaret Western Australia, in 1896.  She writes two letters from Port Melbourne; has 8 children to support, and has heard he has died.  18 pages, List 40.

MacINTOSH, John, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child by Miss ROGERS; her solicitor writes in 1899.  4 pages, List 8.

McINTOSH, John, deserted wife Matilda and family in South Melbourne in 1911; 27 years, found interstate.  14 pages, List 99.

McINTOSH, William Y., baker and confectioner, Portarlington, wrote in 1900 re Sunday trading by hotels there.  File includes details of his application to become a JP.  13 pages, List 46.

McKAY, William.  Report in 1903 on his failure to support wife Janette and her illegitimate child David Leith AITKEN, whom he treats badly.  He is a wood hawker, has 2 children, Claude and David, Wards of the State and looked after by his sister Mrs. WILSON.  He has also had a child by Janette’s sister Elizabeth Aitken.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 25.

McKECHNIE, James.  Wife in Sydney wrote in 1905, he had deserted her.  He was a tobacconist in Fitzroy, aunt BOWDEN.  10 pages, List 9.

McKENNA, William.  Born Prahran, March 1907, mother Clara.  Adopted by Mrs. Gertrude ROSE of Paddington NSW, who has had several miscarriages, and a husband (Thomas) anxious to have a child.  She plans to fool him into believing the child was her own.  6 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Alexander George, died suddenly at Williamstown, 1900; 74 years ‘pensioner of the home government’.  2 pages, List 48.

McKENZIE, Arthur of Burnabunnia near Barnawartha.  Complains in 1901 of neighbours BUSSE.  10 pages, List 4.

McKENZIE CREEK SCHOOL.  No. 2396.  Investigation into its destruction by fire, 1896.  8 pages, List 3.

McKENZIE, Dan, ‘Mary Vale’ Beech Mont, Qld., wrote in 1912 re son Alexander, who left there in 1911 and was last heard of in Melbourne; may use name of GREEN. Not found.  6 pages, List 103.

McKENZIE, Hannah Lily of Richmond.  Claimed in 1898 that solicitor Thomas NAPIER of Geelong has forged documents re her mother Margaret ROBERTS’s estate.  11 pages, List 21.

McKENZIE, Simon, sought by wife Wilhelmina, Paddington NSW.  Formerly had a store at Warragul; she was forced to get away because of his behaviour.  His sister is Mrs WISHART of Allendale and brother is Murdoch.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

McKEW, Mary Ann nee STORER.  Quite a complicated file regarding her being forced by a violent husband to register the birth of a child, Annie, as her own, when it was bought to her in 1908,and attempts in 1910 to establish the true parentage.  She subsequently left him and he suicided.  Her elder child Isabella is in State care.  22 pages, List 91.

MACKEY, Mary Agnes Rita, Richmond, Ward of the State, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1930; claims Francis JACOBS of Richmond is the father, but this is disproved.  7 pages, List 96.

McKIE, Alfred, 14 years old in 1901, stole money from his mother Annie in Gawler, South Australia, and took off for Melbourne.  Arrested there as a neglected child, gave name of Cyril RALPH.  19 pages, List 49.

MACKIE, William, c27 years, coal miner, sought by Edward KELLY, of Newcastle NSW; believed to be at Outtrim.  He left there with his wife and two children, John and Agnes; not clear whose wife is meant.  Not found.  7 pages, List 52.

McKINDRY/McKENDRY, Alexander, drowned while fishing at Flatbottom Rocks.  Volunteers and police retrieve body, cart it to Krambruk where it is buried at government expense.  Father John arrives from Prahran to identify body, but declines to pay burial costs, says can’t afford it.  Local police think he can and make adverse comments.  13 pages, List 21.

MacKINNON, Effie, Mosman, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re brother John Hector MacKinnon, c45 years, born Prince Edward Island, one of 8 siblings.  Father Donald died when he was young, mother Christy.  John left home c1883, last heard of at Braybrook in 1886.  Uncle Donald MacDONALD is at Cowley’s Creek.  Not found.  16 pages, List 98.

McKINNON, Lachlan, wrote from Green Cape via Eden NSW in 1897 re uncle Finley MACKINNON, who previously worked for an MLA.  Not found.  19 pages, List 20.

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McLAREN, Rev. John, wife Mary and daughter Jean.  Complicated story, involving parents who lived apart and put daughter into custody of Miss M. STEWART, manager of Scots Church Neglected Aid Society in 1906.  Jean absconded from her placement at Frankston; parents try a reconciliation.  23 pages, List 3.

McLAUGHLAN, William, 16 years, serving on HMS Challenger as ship’s boy in 1908.  Captain Herbert C. COSTA asks financial position of his family, which is provided.  He is one of 7 children – Jane, Christopher, Priscilla, Cecil, Florence and Lily, of South Melbourne.  5 pages, List 85.

McLAUGHLIN, John, Lal Lal, for admission into police force, 24 years, 1 page, List 20.

McLEAN, John, 40 years, trimmer on board the USS Waikare deserted wife Alice at Balmain. In 1900  He was formerly in the Sydney Water Police.  Alice suspects he may be with Mrs. May WARREN, who sold her wine shop and went to Melbourne recently.  Found, he claims to have written to his wife to join him.  Two letters from Alice on file.  15 pages, List 44.

McLEAN, John E., wrote from Coogee NSW in 1920 re Charles L. BROWN, who had defrauded him of £1,000 by posing as a manufacturer and importer of Little Collins St.  Melbourne.  Claims others have also lost money to Brown, who is an American.  12 pages, List 24.

McLENNAN, Charles, Scotch, 66 years, baker, left Melbourne in 1899 to work for a Mrs. CHESSELL in Finley NSW.  A. McPHAIL, wrote from Prahran on behalf of his daughter Mrs. McPhail, who was concerned about his absence and lack of contact.  His movements are traced through north east Victoria, but not located.  Photo of him with family on file, has been broken in half.  20 pages, List 43.  See introduction re ordering copies of photographs

McLEOD, Annie Elizabeth, born Gooram via Euroa in 1900, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1916; father John KELLY has enlisted.  5 pages, List 78.

McLEOD, Donald, bookie at Flemington, bashed by crowd in 1906 after failing to pay winning bets.  Large file, List 26.  M. McLeod, Barry Dock near Cardiff, writes after seeing newspaper report, asking if it is his brother who is a good athlete, native of Stornaway Scotland, 30 years, gives physical details, hasn’t heard from him since 1887.  Police reply it is a different person, suggest he try the U.S. for brother, under name of Donald STEWART.  6 pages, List 26.

McLEOD, H.  Disappeared from Melbourne beach in 1905; wife believes he has run off to escape creditors and to be with Bella ROWE in Corowa NSW.  Rowe traced to Melbourne, is not with him, hardly knew him.  Details of what happened to children given; wife goes to sister Mrs. JOBSON in Goulburn.  20 pages, List 23.

McLEOD, Kenneth Meadowbank, 20 years, deserted his ship in Adelaide in 1913.  Father James, Mildura, wrote to police.  13 pages, List 106.  Another file, father offers reward for his arrest.  8 pages, List 106.

McLEOD, Thomas Anderson, deserted wife Ruth; sent her from the Philippines to Victoria for her health in 1913, but failed to send maintenance. His brother was George, a prominent footballer, and his sister Mrs John Kerr SMITH.  Not found. 7  pages, List 93.

McLOCKLAN, Catherine.  Later Mrs Leonard BISHOFF.  File compensation to be paid her for loss of bullocks at Bairnsdale in 1866; includes two letters from her.  31 pages, List 6.

McMAHON, John, ‘a coloured man’, c56 years.  Information sought by wife L.E. McMahon, Erskineville NSW in 1913; he was last heard of in gaol in Melbourne in 1889.  Not found. 44 pages, List 106.

McMAHON, Mrs P., Massey P.O. via Donald, wrote in 1912 re the death of her only brother Cornelius KENNA.  4 pages, List 104.

McMAHON, Thomas, wrote from Goyura in 1900, querying his rejection from entering the police force.  2 pages, List 44.

McMANN, Ellen, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1912 re report of a man injured in a railway accident; is it her son, 18 years, so ran away 6 months ago.  Response states not her son. 4 pages, List 104.

McMILLAN, – Mrs, West Wyalong NSW, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; taken into care.  Son Norman, Kurri Kurri and daughter Mrs W. INNIS informed.  6 pages, List 103.

McMILLAN, Donald and William, Broughton near Kaniva, report theft of several thousand sheep in 1917.  Police trackers called in and track them to near Pine Plains Station, owner – POULTON, but are recalled.  A very large and detailed file.  List 72.

McMILLAN, E., wrote from Harbour St. Sydney in 1897.  Has seen a report of the accidental death of a 16 year old child of that name at Yarraville, asks if it is her only child who ran off with unnamed friend two weeks ago.  Police confirm it is not her son.  Small sample of his clothing on file.  7 pages, List 40.

McMILLAN, James Silas.  Died in railway carriage at Spencer St., in 1898, returning from Echuca Consumptive Sanitorium.  Lived in Hawthorn.  17 pages, List 18.

McNAMARA, Albert Edward, convicted of murder and arson at Carlton in 1902.  Report of costs involved in case and letter from Cooper PANTON, Hull England; his wife is a cousin of offender.  12 pages, List 61.

McNAMARA, James.  Applied for position of blacksmith and farrier to the police department in 1864; he had been in business in Bendigo for ten years.  4 pages, List 4.

McNAMEE, Laurence, deserted wife M., at Darlinghurst Sydney in 1905.  He had worked on the railways, was 12 years.  Not found. 8 pages, List 65.

McNAIR, Robert, deserted wife E.A. at Willoughby c1908.  In 1912 she asks police to confirm he is at Warragul, intends to get a divorce.  5 pages, List 104.

McNAUGHT, Thomas, c50 years, attempted suicide in 1912 after losing his job with the Board of Works through illness and being ordered to leave by his landlady.  No prosecution.5 pages, List 104.

McNAUGHTON, John.  Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1904. His late father John was living in Carlton, a bootmaker, when he went security for a man on a criminal charge c1860, and forfeited his farm.  He believes the family might be able to recover a portion of the value.  Two letters.  8 pages, List 10.

McNAUGHTON, Reginald Darcy, otherwise Bob BRYER, deserted wife Alma Annie at Yarraville.  He was a returned soldier, 24 years; her mother C.M. PRESTON writes 2 letters.  File covers 1917-1919.  16 pages, some duplication, List 70.

McNEIL, Mrs. Catherine, wife of James, died suddenly at Chilwell in 1902.  Report on.  4 pages, List 21.

McQUADE, John, applied for admission to benevolent asylum in 1902; comment on his circumstances.  6 pages, List 62.

McRAE, Mrs. J.E., Balldale, NSW, wrote in 1917 re her grandchildren Vera and Roy WOOLLEY, born 1912.  Their mother is living with James WALTERS at Yarragon; she hasn’t seen the children since they were born.  Parents found. 4 pages, List 75.

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MADDEN, George Eric John, wrote from Rookwood Asylum in 1912, asking police to find his brother Arthur Joseph, 21 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

MADDEN, James Joseph, wanted for embezzlement in 1906; 34 years, insurance agent.  Photo and newspaper cutting on file.  8 pages, List 50.

MADIGAN, Mrs.  Anonymous letter in 1918 claiming her confectionery and refreshment shop at 36 Glenferrie Rd. Malvern was used for gambling purposes.  She was a widow; her married daughter Mrs. SAVAGE and two children lived with her, her husband was at the war.  Police report there was no sign of gambling, but ‘the lads frequent the place for something else besides supper’.  Madigan subsequently sells to William SYMONDS.  6 pages, List 3.

MAGGS, Elizabeth Emily, wrote from Breadalbane Railway Station Tasmania in 1898 re husband William Brooks Maggs, who deserted her 11 years ago; they have 2 children.  Photo on file.  Not found.  10 pages, List 22.  See instructions re photographic copying arrangements.

MAGILL, Miss H.  ‘Westella’ Canterbury Rd., St. Kilda, knocked over by cyclist Mark KEMPTON in Melbourne in 1898; file on case. 8 pages, List 7.

MAGILTON, Agnes Mabel, daughter of Catherine and Joseph, Port Campbell, gave birth to illegitimate child which died in 1909.  Report on circumstances etc.  21 pages, List 87.

MAHER, James, ex Constable No. 2583, wrote from Parramatta Asylum in 1912, seeking financial assistance.  A very detailed 4 page letter gives his employment history; his parents were Cornelius and Catherine who lived in Geelong.  Letter of support from MP attached.  6 pages, List 101.

MAHER, Richard.  Information sought by wife Julia, Emerald Hill, in 1879.  He left her 8 years ago, was arrested as a lunatic in 1878.  7 pages, List 76.

MAHONEY, John alias O’REILLY, c28 years, plumber, left Sherwood Brisbane in 1909.  Sought by Eveline Violet CORNEY in 1910; she has a maintenance order on him.  12 pages, List 93.

MAHONY, Catherine, born 1895, daughter of Jeremiah and Johanna, living at Corooke near Colac in 1910; sent to Melbourne to give birth, aged under 16 years.  Thomas FINNEGAN, 20 years and John RICHARDS, 18 years, suspected of carnal knowledge; Finnegan’s father pays maintenance.  9 pages, List 24.

MAHONY, Martin Francis.  Charged with carnal knowledge on Irene Daisy KILEY at Shepparton in 1914.  Incomplete file.  12 pages, List 3.

MAIN, Mrs. A., married in 1902 to G., wrote in 1903 that he has not supported her and is living in Melbourne under an assume name; she is in service at Toorak with Mrs. MILLARD.  5 pages, List 66.

MAIN, Grace.  Anonymous letter to Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913, from ‘old friend’ claims that Grace has syphilis, is working as a domestic in hotels, and infecting commercial travelers in country hotels; asks if police can do anything.  Discreet enquiries find her at the City Family Hotel in Bendigo, using name McDENT, appears respectable, and no action taken.  6 pages, List 108.

MAIR, G.A., Carlton, wrote in 1882 re Emanuel TURNER of Yarrowee near Ballarat, who left his 14 year old son in his care two years previously, and hasn’t paid any maintenance for nearly a year.  Found.  6 pages, List 57.

MAIS, Harold Clement alias ANDREWS.  Failed to pay maintenance to M.T. DRAPER at Rushworth in 1918; brought back from Qld to face court, and promised to marry her, but ran away again.  He was an engineer.  16 pages, List 3.

MAJOR, A.W., left his home at Pannoobannowon near Rochester in 1916.  Wife wrote asking police to find him, has had a stroke.  6 pages, List 77.

MAKENROTT, Frank, charged at Bundaberg Qld with false pretences on Edgar Spencer HALE in 1918.  Arrested in Melbourne, he skipped bail; letter from him on file, which is quite large.  List 75.

MALAM, Ed. Writes from Menzies Western Australia in 1897, asking police to confirm background of his wife Alvena Elizabeth Annie (Addie) BURFORD, is divorcing her.  List 1.

MALCOMSON, Isabella, Brunswick, wrote in 1910 re her husband Samuel; believes he has married Jane FULTON and she has a child by him.  Report gives child’s name as Margaret Ellen Fulton.  6 pages, List 96.

MALLETT, William, living at Longford Gippsland in 1900, and in destitute circumstances and probably senile.  File covers attempts to get him into a benevolent asylum for his own protection.  13 pages, List 44.

MALLINSON, Louis Alexander.  W.P. JARVIE, accountant, Melbourne, enquiries as to his background in 1915, he’s a friend of a Bendigo family whose daughter Mallinson had become engaged to.  Report states previously charged with embezzlement, has a wife and family in England, parents at Aldergate.  8 pages, List 82.

MALLON, James.  Writes from Perth in 1899; has been accepted for Perth police.  Asks CCP for confirmation that he was acquitted of rape charge in Victoria, when he was in the police force here, which is true.  Father John writes in support; both ask that his illness not be mentioned.  4 pages, List 17.

MALM, Mrs E., Pyrmont, NSW, wrote in 1913 re the two children she was forced to leave in orphanages in Melbourne 9 years prior; Augustus Joseph and May Eveline.  Daughter found, but extensive search fails to find son.  14 pages, List 94.

MALMBERG/MELMBERG, Walter Edward, returned soldier, died of influenza in Griffith hospital IN 1919; file contains details of return of property to mother in Melbourne, his military discharge etc.  29 pages, List 69.

MALMSBURY GOLD SLUICING CO.  Directors ask investigation in 1908; suspect employees are stealing gold.  List of employees given and their positions, and a result of the investigation.  14 pages, List 85.

MALONE, Edward James, committed to the Department of Neglected Children in 1910 and boarded out to mother Mrs C.Z. Malone at Jamieson.  2 pages, List 94.

MALONE, Garret, sought by mother Elizabeth in 1905; was last heard of in the railways in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, list 69.

MALONEY, Annie, Natimuk, wrote in 1915 r the failure of Henry Frederick KOOPS of Fremantle WA to continue maintenance on child Ivy, now 10 years.  He was married, a bootmaker, c65 years old.  Found.  8 pages, List 80.

MALOUF, Nicholas, found hawking without a licence and exhausted at Mentone in 1896.  Local police report he is a Syrian and only 12 years old and are concerned about his family circumstances.  He claims his uncle sent him hawking, but Achan Malouf of Lonsdale St says he is a distant relative only, and that the boy is really 15.  4 pages, List 35.

MALOY, Joseph, charged with incest on youngest daughter Mary Monica in 1912.  He is a widower, 54 years, she is pregnant to him.  Family lived at Lavington and Albury NSW.  5 pages, List 32.

MANCEY, John, wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1898.  His 15 year old son Richard John had taken ship to Melbourne; gives physical description and asks police to put him on a ship back there.  4 pages, List 7.

MANI, Hans Stephen, reported missing by wife Mary Jane, Albert Park, in 1928.  He was a returned soldier, c35 years.  1 page and small photo.  List 59.

MANNERS, Hon Arthur Cecil Selwyn.  Sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1904, is in delicate health.  Found in private care, 5 pages, List 9.

MANNING, George Henry, sought by wife H.L, Brunswick, in 1917.  His mother was in Western Australia.  12 pages, List 72.

MANNY, Bartoleme.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1900 on behalf of relatives.  He was believed to have died, but had a wife and daughter.  Police find he died in 1880, widow in prison, has dementia and no information can be ascertained.  27 pages, List 43.

MARCOPOLO, John. Large file re his bigamy; married Lily NORTH at Shepparton in 1894 as MARKA, a widower, had earlier married Margaret WHITE. 1881. List 1.

MARCOPOLO, John, committed bigamy in 1894 when he married Lily NORTH at Shepparton, first wife still alive.  Also known as MARKA.  Photo on file.  Law department advise against prosecution.  25 pages, List 30. (This is a different file from the one above.)

MARGERY, Mrs, wife of Dr. G of Carrington, Sydney, wrote 2 letters in French in 1899, complaining of thefts and overcharging by the Grand Hotel, Melbourne.  16 pages, List 42.

MARINE HOTEL, Middle Brighton.  File re attempt to transfer licence from William Robert SAMERS to Margaret Mary ALLEN in 1911.  She was the wife of Robert William Valentine Allen, formerly licensee of hotel in Wellington New Zealand, and identical with criminal John HINTON.  20 pages, List 98.

MARKHAM, Arthur Henry, deserted wife Emily c1911.  In 1916 she wrote from Launceston, Tasmania seeking his whereabouts.  Police give her a bad reputation, has had a child to another man.  10 pages, List 78.

MARKS, Dora, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney in 1896; a friend has reporting seeing a newspaper report of the death of Jacob Marks.  She has been separated from her husband for over 16 years, they have 2 sons and 3 daughters.  Is this him – no.  9 pages, List 35.

MARKS, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Thomas, whom she hasn’t seen for 14 years.  His brother Richard had died at Newstead and she believes he may be there and also has committed bigamy.  File has copy of his marriage to Charlotte LEGGE in 1899; both were Cornish.  He is charged, but Mary Ann withdraws case after they have come to an arrangement – he recently inherited money.  17 pages, List 47.

MARKS, William Frederick, fishmonger, deserted wife L.L. at Geelong in 1898, leaving her destitute.  He went to Hobart.  This file is quite detailed.  3 pages, List 66.

MARMO, John Joseph. Fathered an illegitimate child which subsequently died while in care of Agnes LYTTON, 1887.  List 1.

MARRISON, George Oswald Lucas, dispenser at the Police Depot Hospital.  In 1928 it was found that he had collected money for medical fees but not passed them on.  A large file, List 59.

MARSDEN, Ada.  Launceston Tasmania police telegram in 1895 that she has left there, probably with William LAWSON.  She is 19 years, he c28 years.  Father wants her returned home.  Found with married sister in Brunswick, says she will throw herself overboard if forced to return home as she is scared of father and brother; police suspect she was seeking an abortion.  9 pages, List 26.

MARSDEN, Jeremiah.  Died at Longwood in 1866, leaving a wife and nine children in poor circumstances.  File re refusal of local justices to attend inquest.  15 pages, List 3.

MARSDEN, Nancy Elizabeth, charged with manslaughter of her baby, body found in park at Yarrawonga, 1897.  9 pages, List 40.

MARSH, [Jack?].  Anonymous complaint in 1908 that the Aboriginal cricketer bought to Nagambie by the local publican to help the local team win the premiership was making a pest of himself.  5 pages, List 85.

MARSH, Richard F., patentee and inventor, Maitland, wrote in 1908, asking help to trace his wife Mary nee ROBSON, who left him and their six children to visit her sister Mrs. George CUTHBERTSON near Newcastle, and disappeared.  He offers a reward for information, and encloses a photo.  Not found.  11 pages, and photo.  List 54.

MARSH, William Maurice, deserted wife Johanna Margaret in 1904 and went to Kalgoorlie W.A.  He was a Victorian, 37 years.  She asked police to trace him in 1907.  10 pages, List 84.

MARSHALL, Duncan M., manager Hawkin’s Hill Reward G.M. Co., Hill End NSW, wrote in 1910 re William JOHNSTONE, c65 years, well known gold prospector, to whom he had advanced money to open a mine at Yea and who has disappeared.  Report shows he was fleeced.  5 pages, List 93.

MARSHALL, Roderick, fireman, Victorian Railways, West Melbourne; file re his unpleasant interactions with licensing detectives in 1895; alerted publicans and abused police.  12 pages, List 28.

MARSLAND, Charles Alfred, left Ledcourt Glenorchy in 1896 for Melbourne, but wrote to his wife saying he was going to W.A. ‘I am determined to drink no more’.  She was left with seven children and another expected, and asks police to try and find him and see if he is alright.  In the meantime she receives a letter from him.  9 pages, List 37.

MARTIN, Frederick, comedian, wanted for maintenance of child of Ida HARRIS, 19 years, Broken Hill.  Her mother, Mrs A.C. Harris, Kensington (S.A.?) wrote in 1910; believed with JONES VARIETY COMPANY.  Traced.  15 pages, List 96.

MARTIN, John A., Wooloowin, Qld, wrote in 1913.  He took a position there in 1912, leaving wife Maggie and 3 children in Melbourne.  They were to join him when he got a house, which he now has, but his wife refuses to join him.  He supplies details of their domestic live and asks if she is behaving herself.  7 pages, List 109.

MARTIN, Mary (Mrs. James) wrote from Mologa Railway Station (near Mitiamo) in 1905; she was to care for 3 year old Mary Elizabeth WILSON, daughter of Fanny Elizabeth Wilson, a married woman whose husband had deserted her.  4 pages, List 65.

MARTIN, Mary Eulalie Rose, child of Thomas and Mary Ann, buried in private ground on the Black Range, Heidi in 1892.  Public Health Department seek a report on why she was not buried in a cemetery.  8 pages, List 77.

MARTYN, S.J., Ohoka, Canterbury New Zealand, reported loss of racing mare Amusement in 1906.  Had been shipped to Tasmania for George KING, but R. POST in charge, had taken it to Victoria instead and run it as Lady Hamble.  He was already disqualified in New Zealand.  Detailed report.  10 pages, List 55.

MARUINE, Pierce, Kiernan and Alice, sought by H.D. REWELL of Castle Hill via Parramatta NSW in 1912.  Their parents were killed in a fire c30 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

MASON, Andrew James Duncan alias Harold LEIGH.  Sought by wife Elizabeth in Newcastle NSW in 1904, he left there with Mary/Molly WRIGHT.  She has six children and he has paid no maintenance.  9 pages, List 9.

MASON, Clara, wrote from Leichardt NSW in 1917 re her husband William Joseph, son of Leopold and Frances nee ELLIOTT, who left her ten years ago.  She believes he’s in the army and she can get maintenance from his army pay.  Police interview May Henrietta Mason, who also claims to have married him and has three children.  He is identified as Sapper No. 8664.  29 pages, List 70.

MASON, Ellen, asks police to find her husband James Robert, baker, in 1882.  He was believed to be in Adelaide.  She and their 4 children are destitute.  South Aust. police report a Deed of Separation has been signed.  4 pages, List 57.

MASON, Frederick, Balaclava, 13 years, fell off horse and injured.  2 pages, List 50.

MASON, George, wrote from Geelong in 1912, asking police to help find Miss Esther JACKSON, an inmate of the Charity Organisation Society’s home in north London.  His father in law died 1909, leaving money in trust for her, with the interest to be paid regularly.  He cannot get a response from her directly.  Scotland Yard provides details.  13 pages, List  35.

MASON, William, wrote from Greyston, Berrima, N.S.W. in 1902, his wife (unnamed) has run away from him again, was found in Melbourne last time.  She has their two boys, 4 yrs and 1 yr old, one a cripple, with her.  He is a mining and civil engineer, encloses copies of printed testimonials.  Not found.  9 pages, List 19.

MASSEY, Bert, sought by wife Adelaide, Wiseman’s Creek via O’Connell NSW, in 1919.  He was discharged from the military 2 months ago, has heard nothing from him and has 3 children to support.  Found.  8 pages, List 111.

MASSON, Alexander, 38 years, ship’s carpenter and swagman, died at Wodonga in 1901, on way to Wangaratta hospital.  Mother at Toryboy, Aberdeen Scotland, written to, but letter returned; buried at government expense.  7 pages, List 52.

MASSON, Alexander, deserted wife Margaret at St. Kilda in 1898.  Found, he did not pay maintenance and she renewed her claim against him in 1902.  This appears to be an incomplete file.  12 pages, List 62.

MASTERS, Frederick, sought by mother Mrs S.A. Petersham NSW in 1910; not heard from for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

MASTERSON/MASTERTON, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child while a servant at Louis BURGER’s place in Fitzroy in 1905.  Police called and later query re medical costs.  8 pages, List 52.

MASTERTON, Mrs Annie, Abbotsford, attempted suicide in 1913; she is 39 years old and has four children.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 106.

MASTERTON, William. Lost in bush at Warrandyte, 80 years old, 1882.  List 1.

MASTIN, Albert, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  13 pages, List 55.

MATHER, Richard Burton, Dumosa, wrote in 1913; his wife Emilie has run away with George Herbert MARKS and he sought police help to get her back.  2 pages, List 108.

MATHESON, Alexander died suddenly at Footscray in 1900, 73 years.  2 pages, List 49.

MATHESON, John.  Information sought by wife Janet in 1900, was licensee of the Federal Club Hotel in Melbourne, transferred licence.   She came to her parents in Broken Hill, and he was to follow but hasn’t done so.  10 pages, List 45.

MATHEWS or JOHNSON, Annie c15 yeas, younger sister of 20 year old Emma and 18 year of Mary, alleges various men have had intercourse with her with sisters knowledge in 1909.  Mother is dead, she is illegitimate.  Admitted to Industrial Schools.  Warning:  this is a very graphic file.  15 pages, List 61.

MATHEWS, Mrs. J. of Port Victor, South Australia, wrote in 1899 regarding Richard Wolfenden Mathews, a music teacher, aged about 55 yrs. Not clear what the relationship between the two was, perhaps husband and wife. Not found. 4 pages. List 4.

MATHIESON, Archibald, left his brother’s home in South Yarra in 1900 for hospital.  Daughter Amy in Beaconsfield Tasmania writes expressing concern as to his whereabouts.  He is a Scot, 78 years; died in hospital.  5 pages, List 46.

MATHIESON, Joseph, lives in house in South Melbourne owned by niece A.E. Mathieson, (daughter of Archibald), who wrote from Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1903, asking for a report on Mrs. HODGKINSON/KIDNER, who was supposed to be looking after him in return for free rent.  Detailed report on his senility.  15 pages, List 65.

MATHIESON, William. Charged with intent to murder Alice GAFFER, 1905. Incomplete file.  List 1.

MATHWIN, Clifford, returned soldier, accidentally took poison in 1916.  3 pages, List 77.

MATSON, David.  Petitions Chief Commissioner of Police for release from Kyneton Gaol in 1865, was serving 6 months for selling illicit spirits.  4 pages, List 34.

MATTHEWS, David, 24 years, came from Sydney to Melbourne.  In 1899 his brother E., wrote from Sydney, had heard he was in poor circumstances, which is confirmed.  7 pages, List 76.

MATTINSON, John, sought by South Aust. Children’s Department in 1896; he owed maintenance on his children.  A plaster, Scotchman, 40-50 years, addicted to drink.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

MATTHEWS, Elsie, 16 years, factory girl, ran away from mother Eliza, washerwoman, North Melbourne, in 1913; she was going to take her to a Home.  Photo. 4 pages, List 92.

MATZEN, A.B., wrote from Queenstown Tasmania in 1912 re wife Jane, who deserted him and their child 12 years ago, with a man named FERGUSON.  Her family TEMBY lived in Brunswick.  Not found.  4 pages, List 32.

MAWHINNEY, David.  Perth Supreme Court officials write in 1899; he is a bankrupt.  5 pages, List 16.

MAXWELL, Clifford alias Charles JACKSON, 19 years, Victorian,  escaped from Castlemaine Reformatory in 1928; captured and escaped from custody at Richmond, then recaptured.  Large file. List 61.

MAY, Lily A.M., wrote from Horsham in 1917 complaining that her husband Samuel was drinking at local hotels then coming home and abusing her.  Local constables patrol hotels, but find no trace of him.  She also visits the Chief Commissioner of Police to complain about lack of action.  51 pages, List 71.

MAY, Samuel Robert, deserted wife and 2 children at Horsham in 1911.   Father Samuel is in an asylum; he had 3 sons and Samuel Robert is one of them; Master of Lunacy is handing the estate, and there is a solicitor’s letter on the file.  12 pages, List 100.

MAY, Samuel R., summonsed by wife L.A.N., Horsham, in 1912.  Local solicitor writes on her behalf, she is destitute with 2 children.  Not found.  14 pages, List 104.

MAYBURY, F.  Belmore Rd, Balwyn.  Writes letter of complaint in 1906 regarding neighbours SINCLAIR and TAYLOR who are verbally abusing his wife.  He is a railway detective, they are in government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

MAYSON, James Hickson.  Sends strange telegram from Melbourne to police in Hobart Tas., and they ask an investigation.  He is the son of late Rev. Joseph Mayson, an early chaplain in Tas.  5 pages, List 5.

MAZZINI, Mrs. wrote from Redan in 1900, on behalf of her sister Mrs. PICKERING, asking police to find their brother Edward Thomas SMITH, who went to Warragul 20 years ago and hasn’t been heard from. 5 pages, List 45.

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MEADOWS, Phemmy. Illegitimate child, adopted by Mrs. Emily MORLEY in 1891, but died. Morley came from Islington NSW, lives in a Melbourne brothel and had two illegitimate children herself, who died. She has left her husband.  List 1.

MEAGHER, Grace, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking confirmation that her husband Harold Thomas was in prison; confirmed.  6 pages, List 101.

MEAGHER, John, Constable No.3919.  Very large file dealing with his domestic affairs in 1905/6.  He has left his wife Minnie and family and is living with Johanna NEVINS who has twin girls to him.  She is a former barmaid with a sister named May.  He is forced to resign.  List 46.

MEDLEY, H.M., embezzled money in Melbourne and went to Samoa and worked under the name of R.H. WALTERS.  In 1891 it was discovered he had stolen money in Samoa as well.  Various letters on file.  8 pages, List 55.

MEEHAN, William, born Kilkenny Ireland, aged 66 years, left wife at Yarck and went to W.A.  In 1895 she asks police to find him as he has paid no maintenance.  Police find he has died.  6 pages, List 28.

MEEKING, Eric.  Embezzled money from Australian Mining Standard (journal), 1905.  Correspondence re costs of investigation and who should pay for his extradition   c30 pages, List 3.

MEEKING, Jean, living apart from husband Victor, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; recovered.  6 pages, List 103.

MEIKLE, Andrew lodges complaint that cattle stealing has been going on in the Blackwood, Gippsland area in 1894, suspects include Thomas and William GOOD and Thomas SCHILLING.  Thomas Good has gone interstate, and Meikle can’t afford the cost of extradition, so nothing is done.  In 1896 the file is re-activated.  66 pages, List 36.

MELBOURNE COFFEE PALACE.  Safe robbed in 1907.  Very detailed detective report on file.  Frances HEYWOOD, bookkeeper, was having an affair with Frederick THOMPSON, a suspect in the case.  Margaret COSTELLO was a chambermaid, Mr. TROTTER a clerk and Robert MONTIFORD, son of ex sergeant of police, was a porter.  Insufficient evidence to charge anyone.  9 pages, List 83.

MELBOURNE FREE CONCERTS. File re supposedly free concerts given on Sundays in 1894, but for which entrance fees were asked. Frank M. Clark, manager of the Grand Rational Concerts prosecuted for insulting language to undercover police who were monitoring them as against government regulation to charge on Sundays. Several flyers listing performers on file; all names listed have been placed on this webpage. 26 pages.  List 1.

MELBOURNE, Elizabeth.  Lived in Brighton, but moved to Carlton Refuge in 1897 and alleges she was criminally assaulted and made pregnant.  Police investigate and comment on claim.  3 pages, List 20.

MELISH, Fanny, attempted suicide by poisoning in Ballarat in 1899.  2 pages, List 42.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, in 1910 offered his Australian History book collection to the police library, had served ‘many years in the book trade.’  5 pages, List 94.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, husband of Frances, claims he accidentally shot himself, police suspect suicide attempt.  12 pages, List 99.

MENNER, Mrs Anastasia, wife of Frederick, Kensington, 32 years, attempted suicide in 1909; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 90.

MENSER, Michael, 72 years, Paddington NSW, wrote in 1912 asking help in finding the wife of his nephew Ernest PEARCE, newly married, who had left him and gone to Melbourne to her mother and brother Roy HAMILTON.  Interviewed, Roy gives reason for her leaving.  6 pages, List 102.

MENZIE, Robert Lyle, Broken Hill, wanted for maintenance on wife Matilda Alice and daughter Dorothy May, Ballarat, in 1910.  Found, he refuses to support her as she ‘is living with some fancy man’ identified as William OATES.  16 pages, List 91.

MERCER & CO., 346 Flinders St., Melbourne.  Advertised a work from home scheme in 1910, and advertised a ‘Home Workers Club’ with secretary F. Clifton HILL.  The Police Department received a number of complaints from people who had sent money and either received nothing or realized the scheme was a doubtful one.  William C. MacPHERSON wrote that he had invested money in the company, and had worked in the office.  He now believed it was a swindle and spelled out how the scheme worked.  The owners were William John Bowden JONES, F. Clifton HILL, Charles J. BROWN, – MAIR and himself.  Police seek advice and are advised against any prosecution.  Large file, includes samples of advertisements, one of the advertising cards that people were encouraged to make up, and several letters of complaint.  List 34.

MERKINS, Elizabeth, working for Captain BEAUMONT at Coongulmerang in 1889 when got pregnant to William HALL, farmer of Lindenow.  Gave birth to Nellie in August 1889, claims he initially paid maintenance.  Child committed to State care in 1894 and in 1895 attempts are made to get maintenance from him.  26 pages, List 25.

MERRILEES, Allen McDonald. R. SIMPSON of Freemantle Western Australia wrote in 1899 on behalf of the wife of this man. He married Mary Eliza SIMPSON in South Australia in 1896, was a seaman, left in December 1897 and hasn’t returned. They have seen a newspaper report of the death of a seaman named Allen McDonald who is believed to have jumped overboard and drowned, and her husband used this name. Police find it is a different person. 6 pages, List 2.

MERTON, Mrs. C.  Writes from Balmain Sydney in 1906 re her daughter Mrs. Ted CHRISTIE, who hasn’t been in touch for some time.  6 pages, List 4.

MERTON, William, deserted wife and four children at Fitzroy and went to Qld.  In 1909 she is reported as ill and unable to work.  He is found in Qld.  4 pages, List 90.

METCALFE, Georgina Cecilia Mary, wrote a number of strange letters from St. Kilda 1899-1900.  Local police state she is a lunatic.  24 pages, List 42.

METCALFE, Margaret, Windsor, wrote in 1913.  She has been in hospital for some time and can now no longer work as a charwoman and her husband is out of work.  Asks if she can raffle her handiwork.  4 pages, List 92.

MEYER, Julius Joseph, importer of motor accessories, charged J. MITCHELL with false pretences in 1918; he had ordered items delivered, then absconded with them.  Mitchell is identified as Gerard CORVISIANO alias Archibald TYLEROS, a Frenchman, motor mechanic, military deserter, c34 years.  Arrested, he returned goods and charge dropped.  Very large file.  List 75.

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MICHE, Gustav, found dead in bush at Dereel in 1902; a German, widower, with 3 children.  Late wife’s sister Mrs. COTCHIN reveals that the children were all adopted; Henrietta DOUGLAS, 27 years, Alice 15 years and Otto.  The latter contacted for reimbursement of government costs.  25 pages, List 62.

MICHEL, Pierre Louis, died suddenly at Mirboo in 1910; detailed report.  French, c38 years, no relatives in colony. 4 pages, List 96.

MIDDLETON, Mrs. M., wrote in 1910 on behalf of her husband Archibald, recovering from enteric fever, who claims someone stole his property on ship from Cape Town; suspects J. DALGLEISH.  6 pages, List 92.

MIDDLETON, William Ernest Arthur, interned in the German Concentration Camp at Liverpool NSW; claims to be American and that his parents William Ernest Arthur and Emmeline Jane are in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 78.

MIDOLO, Susan.  Anonymous complaint in 1908 claims she is running a brothel in Melbourne; police report refutes this.  8 pages, List 87.

MILDERN, Ernest Edward, Geelong, reported death of infant son in 1899.  Attended by midwife Mrs. Margaret SARGEANT, Nellie PETERSON also present.  Detailed description of circumstance.  2 pages, List 42.

MILES, John.  Agent General’s office asks details of his death, died in Melbourne in 1888, intestate, had a sister in England.  8 pages, List 5.

MILLAR, Frederick Thomas.  Gatekeeper near Malvern railway station, complains of assault by a passerby in 1892.  Witness statement from Walter DUNSTAN, plasterer, Malvern, on file, and letter from Millar.  12 pages, List 12.

MILLER, Dulcie Vera, 16 years old, gave birth of Muriel Gladys Miller in 1912; is daughter of J.A. Miller, manager of Mimosa Station near Temora; father of child is Frederick TURNER.  List 15.

MILLER, Mrs. George, sought by nephew F.W. WRIGHT of Goulburn NSW in 1898.  He’s also known as MORGAN.  N.S.W. police report he’s recently been discharged from gaol.  She is found. 8 pages, List 21.

MILLER, Henry, deserted wife E.A., and children at Lyonville near Daylesford in 1907 and went to W.A.  File covers 1907-08 and attempts to get maintenance from him.  21 pages, List 86.  Further file in 1909 covers similar efforts.  7 pages, List 89.  Another file in 1912 has the monthly remittance notices from W.A.  20 pages, List 101. Another file in 1913 re maintenance.  20 pages, List 106.

MILLER, Henry Joseph, Merton, applied to join police force in 1895; 19 years.  1 page, List 27.

MILLER, James Hatton, absconded from Melbourne in 1882 to avoid a breach of promise case by the guardian of M.A. HUDE, the daughter of a Panton Hill storekeeper, who had his child.  Not found.  9 pages, List 57.

MILLER, Mrs. Jane of Bellevue, West Australia, wrote in 1906 re Pearl MOSES not paying maintenance on her child who is in Miller’s care.  Moses’s parents live in Midland Junction.  7 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Jessie, 14 years, employed by Mr LAURENCE of Camberwell in 1917.  Attempted suicide when told she was to be dismissed; scared of her mother’s reaction to losing her job.  Mother lived in Hawthorn.  4 pages, List 74.

MILLER, Joseph, Lonsdale St., wrote in 1880, asking police to protect a vine growing in front of DAKIN’s shop in Bourke St., as he was preparing the grapes for the Exhibition.  6 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Mary Matilda. Widow, Ballarat, married Henry SWIFT or Henry Swift POOLE in 1870, and discovered in 1872 he had committed bigamy. He had previously married Esther COLEMAN in Kadina South Australia in 1861. File covers 1872-1887 when he is found living as John MILLS with another wife and family.  List 1.

MILLER, May, died at Warragul in 1897 from supposed abortion.  Her dying deposition, on file, names George GIBSON, chemist of Carlton as performing the operation.  She was employed in Melbourne, was 23 years old.  Testimony of witnesses Mary DOWLING of La Trobe St. and Mrs. William INGLIS, baker of Richmond, also on file; no charge levied.  44 pages, List 40.

MILLER, Pauline, destitute in Mildura in 1896.  Her husband Henry, charcoal burner, left for W.A. and doesn’t realize she can’t draw on the bank account.  He is a German.  Found in Perth.  5 pages, List 30.

MILLER, Mrs Ruby, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1913; husband Leander.  6 pages, List 109.

MILLER, Thomas, wrote from Bootra Station near Broken Hill in 1902 re his mother and sister Mrs. SEARLE, who kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Found.  16 pages, List 62.

MILLER, William.  Discreet enquiries sought on behalf of General Sir F. HAINES in 1882.  William was the son of General Miller, Madras Artillery, and was last heard of in Qld in 1880. He was aged 34; found.  5 pages, List 57.

MILLETT, Mrs. George, Maffra, wrote threatening letter to QC Purves in 1900.  Police asked to keep an eye on her if she goes to Melbourne, and when she does report on her activities.  Mention of her son being convicted of a crime.  20 pages, List 47.

MILLS, Miss Millie, writes from Launceston Tasmania in 1898, asking police to investigate P. SWAN who passed there as a single man.  She has found he is married and his wife is in South Yarra.  Police respond it is not their business.  2 pages, List 21.

MILLS, Walter F., hospital patient, wrote in 1914 re his youngest son 10 year old Walter, who went with Mr JARRETT of Heidelberg a month ago, and has not been heard from since.  4 pages, List 110.

MILSTON, Meyer of Wrightville via Cobar NSW, wrote in 1917 re his daughter Rachel, who left there suddenly and was believed to be in Melbourne; is concerned for her safety.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 3.  See instructions re cost of copying photographs.

MINCHINGTON, Mary, charged with concealment of birth and disposal of body at Fitzroy Coffee Palace in 1906; copies of testimonies given at inquest and trial on file.  Names listed: Edward HANDS, night porter, Elizabeth McNAMARA, house maid, Emily ALDER, wife of proprietor.  Large file with much duplication.  List 50.

MING, Samuel, fell from lorry at Richmond in 1900 and injured; son Robert witnessed event.  4 pages, List 51.

MISHAEL, Kathleen, Fitzroy, wrote in 1912 re her husband Frederick who left for Qld some months before and has not been heard from.  Found.  4 pages, List 103.

MISSEN, Mrs. E., wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1904 re her unnamed 16 year old daughter, who has been living with Mrs. J. BLACKBURN of Fitzroy for four years as a companion.  She wants her daughter returned, but the Blackburn family refuse.  (Reply not on file).  4 pages, List 33.

MITCHELL, Edna Mary, 22 years, reported missing by her mother Laura M. Mitchell, Fitzroy, in 1928; believed to have gone off with married man – SLUICE.  6 photos on file, of her, view from top of house etc.  2 pages, List 59.

MITCHELL, Edward, died Melbourne 1900.  In 1913 U.S. Consul wrote requesting information on his children; they are entitled to a small legacy.  Children were identified as John, Herbert, Claribelle, Ellen; he also had an illegitimate child, Ada, by Esther GATH.  Personal history given.  9 pages, List 105.

MITCHELL, George Charles.  Wrote from Coolgardie Western Australia in 1906.  On a ship back to Australia recently, he was told by an elderly passenger that poisoned rabbits were sold for human consumption at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria; writes to warn department.  Police decline to act unless he names informer, but he refuses.  4 pages, List 3.

MITCHELL, John alias Charles THURGOOD or McKIE. Escaped from Ararat gaol in 1917, charged with false pretences. Had previous convictions in N.S.W. and Victoria. Born 1884 England, a journalist. Listing of his possessions which were sold by police. 19 pages.  List 1.

MITCHELL, R. of Corowa, NSW, wrote in 1938 re alleged neglect and ill treatment of his unnamed son, who is living with his mother and Jack ROBERTS at Bowenvale near Maryborough, Victoria.  8 pages, List 2.

MITCHELL RIVER, Gippsland, flooded in 1900, damaging Lindenow, Bairnsdale etc.  Description of police and resident actions.  18 pages, including newspaper article.  List 46.

MITTEN, Ethel, South Melbourne, deserted by her husband William, who went to Qld in 1913.  She left their children with a Mrs BLACK for an afternoon, but never returned, and they were put into the care of the government.  It was believed she had left with Leslie HILL, a seaman.  William Mitten found on Sigley farm.  5 pages, List 108.

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MOBLEY, Thomas, sought by daughter Sarah, Laanecoorie in 1897; last heard of 3 months ago.  He was 65 years old, a butcher.  Found.  13 pages, List 41.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand Augustus, in 1909 sought by youngest son Bernardt who was living in Western Australia.  Found.  5 pages, List 87.

MOEBUS, Ferdinand.  Information sought by wife Wilhelmina, Wilga Siding, W.A., in 1911.  Note on file states she was recently convicted of burning down her cottage.  9 pages, List 101.

MOEBUS, Wilhelmena, Auburn, Sydney, wrote in 1913 asking if her husband Ferdinand was alive or dead, his sister Mrs August STEINKRAUS was at Ballarat and was interviewed.  7 pages, List 106.

MOEBUS, Wilhelmina, Auburn, NSW, wrote in 1913 re husband Ferdinand,  has heard of his death, seeks his assets.  6 pages, List 107.

MOE SWAMP.  Reports on series of fires deliberately lit there in 1898; locals suspected.  Names mentioned: Frank and John BRAITHWAITE (13 and 15yrs old), Dorothy Ann BURKETT, George EVANS, James HENNESSY, George and Joseph HOUGH, Mr. HUNTER, Catherine LEISHMAN, and James WHITTON.  23 pages, List 7.

MOHABEER, Vincent. Herbalist, 1895. Letters on his behalf re non payment of debt ‘puts his faith in the power of God and the Bible, with a little assistance from police’.  List 1.

MOLLER, Frederick Conrad.  Deserted wife Rebecca in Sydney in 1908; is also known as MILLER, ARMSTRONG and CONRAD.  4 pages, List 5.

MOLLOY, Annie, Montague, assaulted by husband, taken to hospital, 1900.  2 pages, List 49.

MOLLOY, Catherine, died in lunatic asylum Beechworth in 1905 and buried at government expense.  Relatives sought by authorities and identified as daughters Mrs. HICKEY and Alice McNALLY of Redfern. 9 pages, List 63.

MOLLOY, John, Ballarat, Constable No. 3260, asks in 1906 to be transferred elsewhere because the climate is affecting his family’s health; medical letter on file.  3 pages, List 75.

MOLLOY, L.T., Albury, advises in 1910 that his sister Ellen, who is in Melbourne, needs to be returned to an insane asylum.  Traced.  13 pages, List 94.

MOLLOY, Nellie J., Albury NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking mother Ellen Jane CHAPMAN, missing since 1914, last seen in St. Kilda.  Police establish that mother does not want family to contact her.  8 pages, List 79.

MOLONEY, James, left Port Fairy in 1928 and not seen for a month.  He was formerly manager of the Carlton Inn Hotel at Killarney and his wife was the licensee.  He was addicted to drink, 30-42 years old.  Photo with two of his children.  1 page, List 60.

MOLONY, J. D.  A solicitor in Forbes N.S.W., he wrote in 1906 seeking police help in finding the death of Mary Ann FLANAGAN nee KEALY, who was first married to Charles EDWARDS in Yass in 1853, and had a daughter Mrs. LEGGE at Granya, and died there.  Legge reports that her mother was Mrs. EDDY nee CALDWELL, but Molony writes that she was not married to Eddy.  13 pages, List 4.

MOLONY, John Thomas.  Wrote from Torrington NSW in 1908 re his wife [unnamed] and child, believes she is living with George PERT; wants his daughter Blanche Molony back.  10 pages, List 5.

MONAGLE, J., Ascot Vale, wrote in 1912, complaining that Mrs KINLEYSIDE, wife of a Constable, was carrying on business in competition with him, in a confectionary shop.  Report states it is his daughter’s shop.  6 pages, List 102.

MONCRIEFF, Thomas, passenger from Scotland in 1906, disembarked at Melbourne while on way to Qld, and was found drowned.  William CLOW, Wagonga NSW seeks detail as does Alexander McDONALD, Buchanan Copper & Silver Mines, Nungana Qld, and there is a letter from Jeanette Moncrieff to cousin Lizzie on file.  21 pages, List 71.

MONEY, Margaret.  R.G. LANGTREE, surveyor, Lands Office, Orange, NSW, wrote in 1914 on behalf of her son, his foreman, who hadn’t heard from his mother for some months and is concerned.  She was living with Max WILLIAMS in Port Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 111.

MONGER, T.C., publisher of San Remo Times.  Complains of police treatment in 1898, several letters, newspaper cuttings etc.  50 pages, List 17.

MONGOR, George, driver, Richmond, met Ada MARTIN in Albury in 1910 and they lived together there.  He returned to his parents house, she followed and took poison.  Her real name was BRAILLY.  7 pages, List 97.

MONGONETTI, Antonio; 1911 file re taking him to hospital from Beulah; an old age pensioner.  3 pages, List 100.

MONKS, James, Glen Wills, miner, deserted wife Katherine and children James, Sylvia, Alice, Reginald, Bertram and May in 1907.  34 pages, List 89.

MONSBOROUGH, Alfred.  Antecedents requested after anonymous letter received in 1914; associated with gamblers, betting shops etc., family lived in Windsor.  Included on file are reports of William Robert COOK who was employed as a special constable in 1913 to report on gambling matters and the Investor Mutual Club of 281 Collins Street, which lost its licence.  c30 pages.  List 111.

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Mrs. M. McINTOSH of Ballarat really needs the £15 of her son John’s wages that she has asked for.  Detailed report on her circumstances and letter from her on file. 6 pages, List 24

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Agnes ROBSON of Port Melbourne is dependent on Ord. Seaman Edgar ROBSON.  5 pages, List 24.

MOODIE, Alexander Leonard Robinson, scenic painter and signwriter, deserted wife and 2 children at Ballarat in 1911.  14 pages, some repetition List 98.

MOODY, A.C. Solicitor, Adelaide. Writes in 1902 re his wife Dora TAYLOR, formerly a barmaid, found in a brothel.  List 1.

MOORE, Andrew Lyell, born Chiltern, deserted wife Helena Mary and 5 children at Kalgoorlie in 1915.  In 1916 he is found with his sister Annie in Carnegie and claims can’t afford to support his family.  11 pages, List 79.

MOORE, Delia of Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1905 re her husband John, who had deserted her and their young baby, and had left her 9 year old daughter Winnie with a Mrs J.H. McDONALD in St. Kilda.  McDonald’s husband worked on ships; she traced to Sydney.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, Mrs E.M. Perth, widow, asked in 1909 for details of Victorian Charles C. BAUDINETTE who is paying her attention and she thinks will propose.  Report shows his wife and family are at Horsham.  6 pages, List 61.

MOORE, Rev. Father Isaac, wrote from St. Ignatius, Richmond in 1895, seeking details of Patrick KEENAN, who arrived 1863, was formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary, became a lunatic.  Several men of that name identified.  8 pages, List 30.

MOORE, Mrs. Maggie, wrote from Wolloongabbie, Brisbane in 1900 re a newspaper account of the death in Melbourne of Robert Moore; is it her husband, last seen 7 years ago when released from gaol.  Somewhat faded photo on file.  He was 34 years, from Northern Ireland, also known as IRITION.  Police report no such death.  10 pages, List 43.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Robert Ernest, cook on H.M.S. Protector, c23 years, steals property of Robert BRUCE in 1919.  Photo of Moore in naval uniform.  3 pages, List 21.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Mrs. Sarah, a widow of Jeffcott Nth near Donald, complained in 1918 that someone was annoying her at night.  She lived alone, on 160 acres.  Her brother James STRICKLAND, at Billery via Coonamble NSW is informed of police investigations.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, T., Glen Wills, complains in 1906 about Freeman & Wallace Institute who said their medicines would cure his back problems, but have not.  4 pages, List 26.

MOORE, William, shearer, deserted wife and 2 children in South Melbourne in 1892, born Victoria, c30 years, believed at Narrandera.  5 pages, List 38.

MOORE, Young, Water Board employee, Kangaroo Flat, went missing in 1897.  Mother offers reward, but he is not found.  19 pages, List 40.

MORAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Carlton in 1912, applying for a warrant for desertion by her husband James, who left her and their four children seven years ago.  He was working in Sydney for David Jones & Co.  NSW police interview him regarding providing support, but he declines and claims she deserted him and he is divorcing her, so no warrant issued.  5 pages, List 34.

MORAN, J.P., wrote from Sydney in 1907, complaining his wife had not replied to his letters.  She and the children were living in Carlton.  Located, she claims to be better off without him.  3 pages, List 44.

MORAN, James of Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re his wife Lizzie, the mother of James, Nellie, Richard, Elizabeth, Kitty and Florence.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

MORGAN, Darcy Lismore Trevellyan, 3 years, died on board S.S. Edina in 1896.  Mother Ada Louisa, widow; death not suspicious.  5 pages, List 30.

MORGAN, Frederick James sought by sister Margaret, Toorak, in 1910.  She hasn’t seen him since 1881, when he was 11 years old and went to live with family in Gippsland, following death of their mother, father had died 5 years previously.  He was born in Launceston Tasmania.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

MORGUE, MELBOURNE. Correspondence re cost and method of conveying bodies to, 1884. List 1.

MORGUE, RICHMOND. Correspondence re necessity for, 1865.  List 1.

MORNING STAR HOTEL, Williamstown.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 that licensee GRANT is trading on a Sunday.  6 pages, List 37.

MORRELL, James, Burnie, Tasmania, in 1913 sought details of property owned by his late father William Henry who died c1890 at Mooroopna.  7  pages, List 93.  CONNECTION FOUND.

MORRIS, Eric William Bray. Born 1914, mother Mildred claims she is married to father, but still married to – HOWARD. Court case.  List 1.

MORRIS, Ethel.  Mrs. E. Keefe, a neighbour, claims she is running a brothel at “Claretta” 38 Lennox St., Richmond.  Several letters from Keefe and several police reports, 1902.  36 pages, List 12.

MORRIS, Frederick, 12 years, admitted to Albury Hospital in 1910 with eye problems, sent there by employer Mrs WRIGHT of Balga near Tallangatta.  Correspondence re getting him to Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne; aunt Mrs C. MORRIS, Burnley can’t afford costs.  Uncle William MORRIS, Hawthorn takes him in.  9 pages, List 92.

MORRIS, John C., Bacchus Marsh, robbed of jewellery in 1913, while temporarily absent.  Servant Julia MANLY, 17 years suspected, but exonerated.  21 pages, List 105.

MORRIS, Louise, nee NORRIS, left her husband Edward at Prahran c1900, taking her son George Edward PARKER, his son by a previous marriage Willie Leslie Morris, c18 years.  In 1904 Edward asks police to find them, enclosing a photo of Willie.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

MORRIS, Sydney Walter, sought by sister Mrs Amelia WALMSLEY of Sydney in 1908.  He and her son left for England, but he got off the ship in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 85.

MORRISH, Sarah, restaurant proprietor, Geelong, charges Estella Martha and Alex Gordon PENDER with fraud/larceny in 1906.  5 pages, List 50.

MORRISON, Amelia, Cobargo, NSW, wrote in 1905 re her uncle F. CHAMBERS, c80 years old, once wealthy but lost his fortune.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 64.

MORRISON, David.  Living at 100 Arden St., North Melbourne in 1905, when a small fire breaks out.  Report.  2 pages, List 17.

MORRISON, Janet.  Mother Martha of Waterloo near Myrtleford, wrote to the CCP in 1888 re Constable FAIGH, who had seduced her daughter, and suggested an abortion when she became pregnant.  She demands that he be forced to marry her.  5 pages, List 4.

MORROW, George Samuel,  son of Henry, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly at Port Melbourne.  2 pages, List 49.

MORSHEAD, Priscilla. Domestic servant, Bendigo, suicides, 1898. Large file re treatment of body, newspaper claims etc.  List 1.

MORTENSEN, Hans.  Employed as nightwatchman at river widening works at Heyington in 1930, an explosion occurred in the hut he occupied.  The foreman of the works was John BRASHER and the contractor G.W. VAUGHAN.  6 pages, List 4.

MORTIMER, Mrs. E.J., wrote from Bendigo in 1900, asking if the Mortimer male killed in Sydney is her husband, last heard from 2 years ago in Sydney.  He was 28 years.  NSW police report the death was William, a wharf labourer, 34 years and married.  She had moved when police tried to provide information, and file states she is a prostitute known as Jenny OPIE.  8 pages, List 44.

MORTON, George, lived in a motor boat near Queensbridge Melbourne in 1931.  Anonymous letter claims he has young girl Sylvie TURNER, daughter of Bertha and Charles of Carlton, there at night.  7 pages, List 96.

MORTON, James, trading as James ALLEN/ Charles CLARKE/Les BROWN, declared insolvent in 1928.  List of debtors, many of whom deny claim, witness Eliza DAVIDSON loaned him money, her daughter became his fiancé.  A very large file, List 59.

MORTON, Joseph, died at Gisborne in 1866.  File re burial costs and property left.  He has 2 sisters in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 35.

MOSS, Arthur, sought by wife, Launceston, Tasmania in 1907.  She is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 83.

MOSS, Mrs. J., Broken Hill, wrote in 1917 re husband John, who left there for a holiday a year ago and hasn’t returned.  Is found to be John Moss MILLINGTON, a married man with a wife and family in England.  His mother lived in West Kirby, Cheshire.  Photo and 11 pages, List 75.

MOSS, M.A.  Writes from Woolloomooloo Sydney in 1899 re G.H. Moss, son of Mrs. STERRY of the Gold Mine Hotel, Ironbark, who left there 3 years ago.  She has 2 children and needs help.  Police find Sterry who will not assist.  10 pages, List 17.

MOSS, Rosetta, Echuca East, shot herself in 1895 after argument with husband Alfred, and claimed Indian Hawker had done it; later admitted truth to brother Constable McCUBBIN.  13 pages, List 31

MOTTRAM, Samuel.  Found dead in Clifton Hill by workman Albert HOOK in 1898.  Employed as a groom, c27 years, addicted to drink.  Letter from mother S. REYNOLDS of Newcastle NSW on file.  18 pages, List 18.

MOUNT WILLIAM GOLDMINERS CLUB.  Report of illegal gambling and sale of liquor there in 1902 by Nathan J. RUBINOWICH and wife, who own a nearby hotel.  Copy of Rules and Regulations on file; R. CAIL is secretary, Mrs. MOONEY is stewardess.  20 pages, List 61.

MOUSLEY, Mrs Maria, Windsor, alleged in 1914 that artist Charles Dalzell PIPER has stolen some of her property; she paid him to paint some pictures.  Report states she has annual drinking binges and is ‘a most eccentric character’. 22 pages, List 110.

MULCAHY, Jane, renewed application in 1882 for compensation for the death of her brother Martin CHERRY accidentally killed at Glenrowan.  2 pages, List 57.

MULCAHY, William Henry, North Melbourne, attempted suicide while drunk in 1911; 32 years, has tried before.  Wife Matilda, her sister Victoria PURCELL and Michael McKeon deal with him.  8 pages, List 98.

MULHOLLAND, John, suicided at Sandsmere near Kaniva in 1900.  File re disposal of his assets.  He was married with two children, but his wife had left him.  6 pages, List 45.

MULLALLEY, Charles. Child desertion, Sydney police write, 1884. Large file.  List 1.

MULLAN, James, sought by wife Mrs C. Mullan, Jerilderie NSW in 1912.  He left in 1905 and a warrant has been issued.  Not found.  7 pages, List 104.

MULLINGER, William Jervois Bass, found dead in his bed in Box Hill in 1900, had been working for Mr. HILLIER, a draper.  Believed to have sisters in the Channel Islands, and to have arrived in Melbourne about a year ago, after death of his wife.  Photo on file.  8 pages, List 46.

MULLINS, Martin, 46 years, died at Mt. Margaret Hospital, W.A. in 1898.  They seek details of sister Mrs. CAHILL of St. Kilda.  Found.  4  pages, List 22.

MULLINS, Maude. Adopted infant illegitimate daughter of Martha COOK, at Women’s Hospital, 1901. She had no children of her own, is married to Thomas.  List 1.

MULRAIN, Joseph, Canowindra, NSW, wrote in 1913; was applying for the old age pension and asks help in proving his identity.  He was in the British Army, later worked for HOCTOR family at Muddy Creek; son confirms detail.  9 pages, List 110.

tha  publican in MUMMERY, A.G.F. and Kate.  Write from Qld in 1906, asking police help in obtaining property of late George BROWN, who died in the Liverpool (NSW)Asylum, which was taken by Frank Mummery of Whitfield.  10 pages, List 3.

MUNDAY, Mrs. A., wrote from Dubbo NSW in 1895 re her sister Sabina TAYLOR, found married to Joseph SCOTT.  9 pages, List 25.

MURCHIALLI, Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1894 re her husband Peter M., who has been slow to pay maintenance; they have 3 children.  Found, out of work.  8 pages, List 24.

MURDOCH, R.R.  Wrote on letterhead of Wm Howard Smith & Sons, Melbourne, in 1900, re a silver watch and chain stolen while watching the celebrations for the Relief of Mafeking, 3 pages, List 14.

MURPHY, Arthur G., Carrum, 1914.  Writes to CCP seeking employment, copies of references on file; was 7 years with New Zealand Herald, 6 pages, List 19.

MURPHY, B.T. O’D., wrote from North Road Brighton in 1896, complaining about Wren’s tote shops in Collingwood.  Detailed police reports explain difficulty in proving offences.  36 pages, List 36.

MURPHY, Mrs. J.H., Tumberumba NSW, wrote in 1908 re her daughter Jane, who ran away from the Salvation Army Rescue Home before her baby was born.  5 pages, List 87.

MURPHY, Jeremiah.  He and his brother William are sought by Mrs. Louisa KNIGHT of Collingwood in 1877.  They and their sister Elizabeth were bought up in a Catholic orphanage in Emerald Hill [South Melb.].  Jeremiah would be now c23 yrs.  Found.  27 pages, some very faint as ink has faded.  List 5.

MURPHY, John, asks details of his background in 1896.  He was admitted to the Industrial Schools in 1869 when five years old.  Their records state mother Mary sent to prison then asylum and he admitted from Creswick, but local Watch House Charge book gives children’s names as Daniel and Henry.  25 pages, List 37.

MURPHY, Thomas Joseph. Wife Bridget wrote from Berrigan, NSW in 1908. He, under the name of CARMODY, lived there about a year with another woman, but sent her away when Bridget returned. She subsequently found out about the other woman, the pair quarrelled and he cleared out, leaving her destitute. She is crippled, has lost one of her hands etc. Three of his children are kept by Victorian State government. List 1.

MURRAY, F., Sydney, NSW, widow, wrote in 1905 re Oliver SMITH, was he staying at a hotel in Melbourne with a woman, if so he has committed bigamy.  The writer’s sister is his wife and she has been keeping her and their two children for a year.  3 pages, List 64.

MURRAY, Georgena.  Wrote from Wallsend in 1906 re her husband David who had deserted her and their boy.  6 pages, List 5.

MURRAY, Quentin Ashton, electrician, sought by mother in law Mrs A. McLEAN, Marrickville in 1913; he had deserted his wife.  Not found.  6 pages, List 105.

MUSS, Jane, Richmond, attempted suicide in the Yarra in 1912, rescued by Denziel BRITTON.  Daughter Lena BROWN contacted.  3 pages, List 105.

MYERS, Hannah. Elderly woman, died in brothel of Ellen ROSE, Bendigo, 1886.  List 1.

MYERS, Isaac, known as Nick. Escaped from military custody in 1919, while being bought to Melbourne; a Sapper, 40 yrs, well known in Adelaide as a hairdresser. One small photo and an enlargement of him in uniform on file. 12 pages, some repeats.  List 1.

MYSLIS, J.H. [Joseph Hyman] Bailiff, Local Court, Coolgardie, wrote in 1896, asking for references from local police; he was for 13 years at Sorrento.  This is done, and a thank you letter is on the file.  5 pages, List 36.

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NAISMITH, Mary, widow, is working in the Munitions Factory in 1916, but can’t earn enough to support her children, asks financial help.  2 pages, List 80.

NAPPER, Thomas, attempted suicide by Lysol poison at Collingwood in 1915.  Parents are farmers at Sale; 33 years.  Recovered, sent to private hospital of Sister L. HILLS, Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 80.

NASH, William Charles Henry, licensee, Bush Inn, Carlton, charged with unlawful possession of 50 yards of silk in 1919.  Acquitted, Customs Dept claims silk, and he writes agreeing not to claim it.  9 pages, List 27.

NATHAN, Mrs. Alice, committed suicide at Fitzroy in 1917 on hearing of the death of her husband in the war.  His mother Mrs. M.R. Nathan, wrote from London seeking details.  5 pages, list 75.

NATION, Mrs Maud, of Browns Plains near Chiltern, wrote in 1906, asking if a young man now in New Zealand, could join the police force without coming to Melbourne.  1 page, List 3.

NATIONAL MUSEUM (VICTORIA).  Police report on finding of human bones in a hollow tree near Coleraine by Herbert JARRETT and Herbert MURTAGH in 1906.  Bones subsequently identified as Aboriginal, and given to the museum.  10 pages, List 4.

NAYLOR, Charles Leonard, wanted for maintenance of wife S. and two children in Prahran in 1917.  He was a professional singer, believed in Adelaide; real name HANKS.  7 pages, List 74.

NEAGLE, George James, married Alice BLUMEL in Melbourne in 1911, committing bigamy.  His first wife was Rosa RYALL; marriage certificate on file.  27 pages and two photos.  List 101.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

NEALE, David Andoneran. Arrived Sydney 1839, then came to Victoria, used name GADSDON or GADSON, married and had family. 1902 enquiry.  List 1.

NEEDHAM, Hercules, sought by mother M. of Leichardt, Sydney, in 1906.  He left there in 1905; dying father wants to see him.  21 yrs.  Not found.  6 pages, List 26.

NEEDLE, Martha. Charged with murder; file re exhumation of children etc.  List 1.

NEELY, William.  U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 on behalf of US friends.  He was formerly at Beechworth.  Found, almost a cripple.  5 pages, List 36.

NEILSEN, Mrs. D., Pyrmont Street Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her husband Neil, who deserted her c1913; is a painter, 37 years.  Asks if Trueman Neilsen, a singer, is him; no.  6 pages, List 72.

NEILSON, Robert W., Penola, S.A., wrote in 1920 re his wife Maggie who took the baby and left there for Melbourne some time ago; has not returned home.  Not found.  11 pages, List 69.

NELKEN, Leo, East Melbourne, complains in 1916 that local police had revealed information about him to a newspaper.  Detailed report provided.  13 pages, List 79.

NELMES, Samuel Albert, Northcote.  Writes strange letter in 1902.  Report states he has an “ill-balanced brain” and gives his background.  9 pages, List 16. CONNECTION FOUND

NELSON, Mrs., Footscray, complains to chief commissioner of police in 1896 that her daughter Lizzie, a barmaid at the Portland Hotel in Russell St. Melbourne has ‘gone completely to the bad … has a fancy man William KENNEDY who has a criminal record’ etc.  Very detailed report on Lizzie and the family; licensee Mrs. Ellen WAUGH mentioned.  8 pages, List 35.

NELSON, Peter, Beeac.  Child Queeny died suddenly in 1898, 4 weeks old.  Report on, not suspicious.  2 pages, List 22.

NELSON, Mrs S., Ryde NSW, wrote in 1912 re her son Harry, 15 years, who left home 10 months ago and was believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 104.

NELSON, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests information on, admitted Collingwood Asylum in 1868.  Husband Andrew is a Norweigan, real name  A. Julius NIELSON; mother Mrs. BENNETT.  9 pages, List 4.

NELSON, Sarah. Mother died at Geelong, father left four children in Orphan Asylum. Sarah in service in Melbourne; alleged seduction of 15 year old Christine by Harry JEFFERYS, a sailor on the Cerebus, 1885.  List 1.

NETHERSOLE, C.W. Series of letters in 1915 re Oliver MARKS, whose wife and child left him and went to the country. His daughter Dora took out a maintenance order, but Marks absconded. Nethersole critical of slowness of police action.  List 1.

NEVILLE, Mrs Emma, Sydney, wrote in 1908 asking confirmation that her husband Patrick had died at Durham Lead recently.  They are separated and his parents have care of the children.  Confirmed. Respone to her finds she has moved to Yerranderie and is living with a male.  8 pages, List 85.

NEVINS, Wilton.  A commercial traveller living in Camberwell, he was robbed by Stanley WITHEL, a friend of his domestic servant Annie SIMPSON in1913.  File includes letter of thanks from Nevins.  13 pages, List 8.

NEWBOULD, Ethel, wrote from Footscray in 1912 re her husband Rupert, c. 25 years, bread carter, who had deserted her.  She believed he was droving with Nelson MONTAGUE in NSW.  Her father Thomas ALLITT guarantees to pay extradition costs.  Warrant withdrawn when she divorces him in 1916.  14 pages, List 34.

NEWBERY, Mrs A.L., Campsie NSW, wrote in 1913 re her brother Maurice McKINNIARY, who was working in West Melbourne and wrote that he was ill; she is concerned as she has not heard since.  Found, using name McINTYRE.  13 pages, some damaged, List 108.

NEWBURY, Frederick.  Sister Mrs. S. PORTER, Erskinville Sydney, wrote in 1904; has heard he has been killed, seeks details which are provided.  6 pages, List 56.

NEW DEMPSEY’S GOLD MINING CO., Gaffney’s Creek, J.H. EGAN legal manager.  In 1909 Directors thought that gold stealing was occurring.  7 pages, List 87.  Further file.  4 pages, List 87.

NEWELL, Emily, St. Kilda, wrote in 1904 re the warrant she has taken out for child maintenance on Donald ADAMS of Rochester.  3 pages, List 74.

NEWLANDS, Christina.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1877 seeking her uncle William TOOMATH; found.  5 pages, List 5.

NEWMAN, Mrs. Emma.  Deserted by husband James David Newman in 1898, living in a hut at Eldridge’s sawmill at Wahgunyah; due to give birth soon.  Neighbour Mrs. HIGGINS writes to police re assisting her.  File covers her trip to Melbourne and return, comment on his brother William at Benalla etc.  41 pages, List 16.

NEWMAN, Isabel.  Suicided at Mordialloc in 1913, a baby farmer who had killed two infants. Other Newman family mentioned were Thomas Charles, Thomas Oldfield, Alice Annie and Isabel Collier, and other names were Dr Crawford H. MOLLISON, Mrs Amy TOPPIN and Mrs Dolly FOLEY.  List 15.

NEWMAN, Mary, attempted suicide at Northcote in 1912; 41 years, husband George and son Charles were both iron workers.  5 pages, List 104.

NEWMAN, Percy Robert, born Dunedin New Zealand, married Martha Ann SHORT in 1908.  They separated in 1909; in 1917 she asks police to find him to support her, believes he has married again.  Copy of 1916 marriage certificate to Florence May NEANDER on file and quite detailed report on situation.  Although he is a bigamist, the charge is dropped.  41 pages, List 72.

NICHAMIN, Isaac, deserted wife Jane and children Olga and Levi c1904.  In 1914 she traced him to New Zealand, living as NEESHARMAN and asked police to get maintenance from him. 19 pages, List 110.

NICHOLLS, Elizabeth, Long Gully, wrote several letters in 1904-05 re her husband Joseph who went to W.A.  four years ago, and has stopped sending maintenance for her and their 5 children. 17 pages, List 64.

NICHOLLS, Ernest A., Constable, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking for help to find his sister Fanny Adelaide, not heard from for 2 months.  She was employed by Mrs. EWINS of Aspendale.  Photo on file.  4 pages, List 34.  (See Explanation about ordering photos.)

NICHOLLS, John. Herbal specialist. False registration of eight children, Mrs. Sophia DENNIS involved. Large file covering 1894-1898.  List 1.

NICHOLLS, W.A., Ararat, 1902.  Applies to join force, served in South Africa.  1 page, List 12.

NICHOLS, W.  Writes from Regina Canada in 1898; is a member of the North West Mounted Police, with five years experience, is 30yrs, applies to join police in Victoria.  1 page, List 7.

NICHOLSON, Alfred, a Frenchman, sought by Will FLOOD, Darlinghurst, Sydney in 1912; letter on file from Kit HUDSON, who has been investigating him, claims he borrows money from women then leaves them.  9 pages, List 105.

NICHOLSON, Edith, Albury NSW, wrote in 1913; her husband John left home months ago, 50 years old.  His brother Ted is in Brunswick, his sister is Mrs SQUIRE, a daughter is Mrs L. MORRIS of Footscray.  5 pages, List 106.

NICHOLSON, Edith, Wandiligong, wrote in 1919 complaining that her husband (unnamed) a baker, was not paying maintenance on time.  Report gives background to case.  8 pages, List 111.

NICHOLSON, Rev. Joseph, Maryborough, Victoria.  Series of letters in 1905 re local betting arrangements at Highland Society, and copies of newspapers.  Large file, List 52.

NICHOLSON, L.M.  Sought in 1898 by daughter Maggie Grace Nicholson of Dromana, last heard of in Elsternwick.  10 pages, List 21.

NICOL, Andrew, left Melbourne for Dulbery NSW in 1895, c25 years, a Scot.  Information sought by Mrs. WEST of West Melbourne, ‘he is wanted very urgent.’  Found.  8 pages, List 30.

NICOLELLA/NICOLETTA, Nicola.  Italian Consul wrote in 1905 on behalf of his mother who was anxious about him, hadn’t heard for a year, he was cc 22 years old.  8 pages, List 9.

NICOLSON, Charles William Balfour, 38 years, station manager; secret enquiries sought by wife in Toorak in 1902.  Had been in Sydney.  She believes he is with Fanny MOSS nee MARTIN.  Several letters on file.  13 pages, List 62

NIGHTINGALE, John Hollier, file re his damaging a railway bridge at Moorabool, brothers George and Frederick SCALES witnesses.  14 pages, List 13.

NIVEN, Colin, grazier, Moyerisk, did not register daughter Isabel Kate, born in 1900, until 1901, in order to avoid vaccination.  File re possible prosecution.  15 pages, List 52.

NOACK, Friedrich Wilhelm.  German Consul Melbourne seeks death certificate in 1908; born 1807 Schoneberg, believed died Victoria 1888.  3 pages, List 5.

NOBLE, Frederick Manderville, deserted wife in Ballarat in 1901. In 1911 injured at Broken Hill, where he was known as David MILLER, by which time he had remarried and had 3 children.  Incomplete file.  5 pages, List 99.

NOBLE, Hannah Ashton, Winter’s Flat, Castlemaine, wrote a series of strange letters 1904-1906 making various accusations; on file.  In 1912 a neighbor, Ellen N. WILKINSON complained of her behavior; local doctors certify as insane, but not sent to asylum and complains.  43 pages, List 103.

NOBLE, John, Richmond, queries the medical rejection of his application to join police force in 1905, asks reconsideration.  7 pages, List 69.

NOONAN, John James.  Wife Annie of Kogarah NSW wrote in 1913.  He left her 3 years ago, and now she has had a letter from him in Pentridge.  Asks details, which are supplied.  6 pages, List 109.

NORMAN, Arthur, complains to the Governor  he was taken out of prison in 1895, and to Malvern Court without being able to change out of gaol clothes, which told against him in subsequent court case.  10 pages, List 26.

NORMAN, Walter George, wanted for failure to maintain his children Olive and Leonard; his wife took the family to South Australia where her mother lived.  He was arrested in Sydney in 1920. His mother was Mrs. FRENCH.  Photo of him in military uniform on file.  A large file, with some duplication.  List 70.

NORTH, Mrs. A., wrote from King Lake in 1899 re her sister – ANDERSON, who had gone into service at Kirkella Station near Stawell.  Due to return home to her mother in Prahran, she had not done so.  Mother, a German, was worried.  Found.  9 pages, List 49.

NORTON, J., Gillenbah via Narrandera NSW, wrote in 1909 offering to take two of his deceased brother John’s children.  Detailed report on arrangements for the six children.  6 pages, List 89.

NOTMAN, Thomas and wife, Lancefield.  Adopt a child abandoned on their doorstep in 1867.  6 pages, List 35.

NOTT, A. South Yarra, 1920 letter requesting return of pea rifle confiscated from son Oswald by Healesville Court.  4 pages, List 3.

NOTT, Mrs Alfred, sought by W.H. TRAVERS, Orange NSW in 1910; she was a one time married to his grandfather.  9 pages, List 94.

NUBIE, Lizzie. Qld. Aborigine, c18 years old, working as a nurse girl at Wycheproof, 1898. Alleges rape by Hugh Anderson; he acquitted. Gives birth to a child but it dies.  List 1.

NUGENT, Jane, charged Thomas WHITFIELD with deserting his illegitimate child in 1894.  He was a miner, 27 years, whose parents were in Creswick area.  In 1896 he was arrested at Ensay.  28 pages, List 42.

NUGENT, John, Irish, shoemaker, c48 years, deserted wife at Brooklyn near Footscray in 1892.  Found interstate, but unable to support her.  6 pages, List 38.

NUNAMAKER, Howard.  Information sought by wife E.P., in Adelaide in 1915.  He was an American; has heard he was in gaol, will come to Melbourne and take him home – is of drunken habits.  Letter she wrote to him is still on the file.  16 pages, List 79.

NUTTALL, Florence, left mother in Myrtleford and took a job in Melbourne in 1903.  A.T. HUGHES writes on behalf of her mother who is German and can’t write in English.  She wants her daughter sent home.  4 pages, List 69.

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JACK, Thomas, grocer, E. Brunswick, police investigate allegations by various girls in 1911 that he exposed himself to him; they were Jessie Edith SNELL, 12 years, daughter of William and Emma; Elizabeth Stella WILKINS, 18 years, Elise GLOVER, 13 years, Myrtle EVANS, 10 years and Alma HURFORD, 13 years.  No prosecution.  List 97.

JACKS, M., Caulfield, complains in 1916 of the bad behaviour of her father ‘carries on like a madman’. Mother interviewed and claims he has now given up alcohol.  5 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Clara Bell.  Mrs. Minnie SIMMONS of Moonee Ponds asks police for details of her family; her mother has 4 children by THOMASSON who were sent to the Industrial Schools.  She wishes to keep the girl herself, ‘is a connection’.  4 pages, List 31.

JACKSON, Mrs. E.A., wrote from Bullarto in 1904, wanting transportation details of convicts Henry JACKSON and John BENNET.  Police cannot comply.  3 pages, List 10.

JACKSON, Gertrude, Hampton, attempted suicide in 1916.  Her husband left years ago, lives with sister Emma ANDREWS and parents.  No charge.  8 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Harry, deserted wife at Chirrup near Bendigo in 1894, brother James was at Long Gully, sister Mrs. H. HILL at Happy Valley.  In 1896 wife reads Sydney newspaper report of death of Florrie Hunter who was living in a defacto relationship with Harry JOHNSON, and asks police if this is her husband; no.  13 pages, List 36.

JACKSON, Henry E., asks police in 1917 to find his nieces Millie 19 years, and Muriel 17 years.  Their parents, who lived near Macedon, have died; some of the 7 children are in State care.  Very detailed report on situation.  6 pages, List 72.

JACKSON, Lottie.  Found drowned at Middle Park in 1898.  Lived with Henry HAASE who wanted the gold wedding ring back.  10 pages, List 18.

JACKSON, Sarah.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1881 re land application of Harriet E. PERRY, wife of George, but living with William STEWART.  Both were Kelly Gang sympathisers and he was a convicted felon.  8 pages, List 4.

JACOBS, Chastity, sought by father Edwin, Perth WA in 1911; 23 years, left there 3 years ago, last heard of in New Zealand.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

JACOBSEN, Frederick, Port Pirie, South Australia, wrote in 1918 re wife Lily, believed in Melbourne.  He sought police help in getting her to return but she refused because of his ill-treatment.  7 pages, List 73.

JAMES, A.H., wrote from Carlton in 1897, complaining about police being called to his laundry, but not removing two women as requested.  Report states they were Mrs. BURTON and her daughter, who claims to have become pregnant by him.  6 pages, List 20.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julia, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then left again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter re transferring water rights to the LITTLE VALLEY SLUICING CO, from W.A. BODKIN, solicitor, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Alfred William, suicided in 1916; was living apart from wife Phoebe and had come from Benalla.  Inquest report and other details.  25 pages, List 76.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julie, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then went away again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter transferring water rights in the Little Valley Sluicing Co, New Zealand, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Mrs. Charles, staying at Bendigo in 1899, asks if there is a chance for her 26 year old husband, currently in the W.A. police force, being accepted into the Victorian force.  Their aged parents and friends live in Victoria.  2 pages, List 42.

JAMES, Ernest H. & Co., motor engineers, Flinders Lane Melbourne, wrote in 1910 objecting to the new motor regulation that stated that cars over a certain weight had to have a reversing gear.  He has been manufacturing voiturettes, copies of French models, and this would put him out of business.  5 pages, List 54.

JAMES, F.W., Constable 5511; advised in 1916 that he had enlisted, asks leave of absence.  4 pages, List 77.

JANSSENS, Eugene. Sought by Consul in Melbourne in 1920; he married Eva HOCKEY in 1910. Found. 9 pages, List 15.

JARRAD, Henrietta.  Her sister Mrs. BELLEARS of Euroa convicted of assault on her in 1905; Henrietta was on a visit and was returned to her guardian in Millicent Sth Aust.
6 pages, List 11.

JARRETT, Mrs Annie, wife of Samuel of Malvern.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claims she was aborted by Mrs Elizabeth DOWNEY of Carlton [‘a well known abortionist’].  Downey states she gave birth to a stillborn child; nurse Amy TOPPING assisted.  15 pages, List 85.

JASPER, James, born Victoria, 22 years, labourer, in 1906 deserted his illegitimate child by Elizabeth BRANDER at Rushworth, believed interstate.  Solicitor’s letter on file; had a brother Samuel.  13 pages List 82.

JASPERSON, Frederick, wrote from Hurstville NSW in 1905 re his son Frederick who had been lured away ‘by a fast Woman keeping a bad house in Lonsdale St’ named Julia MACARTHY, he was under 21 yrs.  He was using the name WILLIAMS.  5 pages, List 11.

JEFFERY, William Ernest, fitter at Sunshine Harvester Works, deserted wife at Ballarat in 1905; 23 years, believed in Tasmania.  9 pages, List 64.

JEFFKINS, William Isaac, attempted to shoot wife at Warragul in 1891 and sent to gaol.  Due for release in 1897, various members of his family write, asking protection from him, including son in law R.T. PURCHASE.  He is kept under surveillance.  12 pages, List 40.

JEFFREY, Maude. Complains of husband’s conduct towards her; formerly had a saddler’s shop in Hobart, 1915-1917.  List 1.

JEFFREYS, Clara Ann, wrote from Walhalla in 1892 re her husband Robert who had deserted her and their three children some months previously.  4 pages, List 56.

JEFFRYES, Helena, Toowoomba Qld, wrote in 1914 re her son Sidney, late of the Mawson Antartic expedition, who has been admitted into an insane asylum.  7 pages, List 111.

JEFFS, Andrew.  Deserted wife and children at Bendigo, believed to be in South Africa in 1904, but Durban police cannot trace.  10 pages, List 14.

JELBART, Florence Hill, died at home of Peter LONG/Yee LEE, Ballarat in 1910/  Report and comment on trial decision etc.  7 pages, List 96.

JELLETT, Joseph, dairyman, Camberwell, fire broke out in1900 in a paddock rented by him and owned by Trustees of the STODDART Estate.  4 pages, List 50.

JENKINS, Catherine, died Beechworth Asylum in 1900, born NSW, 52 years, a widow.  Son Edwin Thomas lived in Urana NSW, sister Mrs. DRUMMOND at Eskdale, brother William McINTYRE at Queenbeyan.  File re payment of burial costs.  12 pages, List 45.

JENKINS, Mrs. D., Sheep Hills, wrote in 1907 re the reported death of Michael FAHEY at Bourke NSW; was it her brother?  Detailed response states that the deceased was born in Co Galway in 1832, son of Thomas and Margaret nee CAIRNS, and had been at Cunnamulla since 1884.  6 pages, some damaged, List 83.

JENKINS, Percy ‘Snowy’, shot outside his confectionery shop in East Melbourne in 1928; later a bomb was thrown at the premises.  His girlfriend Madge VAUGHAN suspected George MORRIS and John ‘Snowy’ HALLAM.  A large file, containing police comments on Jenkins and other petty criminals.  List 59.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie in Richmond in 1893; he was a seaman, was in Fremantle, she believes he may be in Sydney; she is staying with her sister.  Uses Peter, but real name is Andrew, Norwegian, has not sent maintenance, last heard of in 1892. Although her letter is dated ‘93’ the file regarding the search for him is 1903. 16 pages, List 6.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie, Warrnambool, in 1907.  Her sister is Mrs. Alfred SIMMONS of Cockatoo Creek.  21 pages, List 83.

JEPHCOTT, Susanna, 82 years, died at her son’s home near Tintaldra in 1909 and buried there.  Disinterment and reburial in a public cemetery ordered.  14 pages, List 89.

JEPSON. Mrs. admitted to Melbourne Hospital after having an abortion in 1905; won’t reveal the name of the person who did it.  She is married, 20 years old and has one child.  5 pages, List 65.

JEWELL, Edward.  Sends two telegrams from Subiaco, Western Australia, in 1906, seeking details of his daughter Lily’s circumstances.  6 pages, List 4.

JEWELL, Harriet, wrote from Prahran in 1895, alleging her sons Horace, Herbert and Hedley were being targeted by local police.  They report two are leaders of the Malvern Road larrikin push.  9 pages, List 29.

JEWELL, Hellene Richardson, gave birth to two illegitimate children at Allansford 1903-4 and pregnant with a 3rd in 1907.  Rumours that her brothers Walter and John are the fathers; report on situation.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  12 pages, List 70.

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JOEL, Lilly, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1919 asking help to prove her claim to her father David’s estate; he was lost on the Blue Mountains.  Her mother’s parents were Stephen and Eliza HARRIS nee CREASE.  An uncle found in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 69.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, Alexander or ‘Soldier Jack’ ‘magsman and bogus land salesman’ cheated PICKFORD Bros, farmers at Buangor of money in 1928 and escaped to New Zealand.  Traced there by police, the brothers wouldn’t pay extradition expenses.  He remained there until 1936 when took ship to Australia, and New Zealand police alerted authorities in Melbourne.  Photo and list of offences on file.  5 pages, List 60.  Original file identifies them as John King PICKFORD and Robert William PICKFORD and gives details of other frauds at Cobram and Barooga.  32 pages, List 60.

JOHNSON, Mrs. F.L., Hill End, Brisbane, wrote in 1903 re her brother Patrick BRINN or BREEN, last heard from at West Melbourne in 1894,  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Frederick, 22 years, driver, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913.  His wife Elizabeth and mother in law Elizabeth BARNES interviewed; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 107.

JOHNSON, Frederick, Swede, 37 years,  deserted wife Gwenhilda  and 4 children in Adelaide in 1914. In 1916 she wrote to Vic. police, believed he was in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 77.

JOHNSON, Frederick Anton, c45 years, sought by stepsister Mrs. E.J. MITCHELL, West Hobart, in 1917.  He was last heard of twelve years ago at Stony Creek.  His stepbrother William WEBB mentioned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 70.

JOHNSON, Honora Margaret, born Bright 1908 but birth not registered in time.  Parents William and Jane of Buckland.  Explanation provided, no prosecution.  5 pages, List 90.

JOHNSON, Jack, found dead under a dray at Dunkeld in 1867 by Peter FRY.  Inquest found accidental death, but his mate Charles LOVELL, alias Charles the Swede had taken out an insurance policy on his life.  In 1888 Philip JOHNSON of Cowley’s Creek wrote to police, claiming to have evidence of the murder by Lovell.  File gives detailed history of case and police suspicions of Lovell, but concludes Johnson’s claimed evidence is doubtful.  19 pages, List 56.

JOHNSON, John, Cooramook near Warrnambool, suspected by wife Beatrice of poisoning her and their children including Annie and John Jnr and employee Allan MEADE/NEADE in 1897.  He had ‘not been right in mind for a number of years … had been in an asylum.’  Detailed report on marital situation; no charges laid.  19 pages, List 41.

JOHNSON, John, 72 years, Irish, ex police constable, died at Albert Park in 1903 and found to have a large amount of gold and money.  Relatives sought, and people wrote claiming relationship: included were Henry RIDGWELL, London, who believed it was his brother Joseph who left home years ago and assumed the name; Francis COOKE, Bradford Yorkshire, who claimed he was a nephew; John W.T. MURRAY, Aberdeen Scotland; Isabella MURRAY, Carlisle, Rockliffe, Cumberland who claimed he was her father’s cousin; John JOHNSTONE, Moreton Village near Birkenhead, claimed to be a son; James MAYNES, New Brunswick Canada, on behalf of sisters; Robert JOHNSTONE, Kames Bank, Margaret Drive; William Henry CRICHTON, Ayrshire, claimed father’s cousin, Frank P. RAE, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, who claimed he was grandmother’s brother, and W. JOHNSON of Watson’s Bay Sydney.  The newspaper report had spelled the name JOHNSTONE instead of JOHNSON.  27 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Mary, of Sydney, wrote in 1903 re child Florence WHITEHOUSE, left in her care two years previously; mother has failed to pay maintenance, was living in South Yarra.  Father of child was F. GRAY.  7 pages, List 4.

JOHNSON, Thomas, reported missing by brother in law Josiah BAKER, Seymour in 1896.  Not heard of for 2 years, was English, 68 years, miner, believed heading for Temora NSW.  Not found.  7 pages, List 30.

JOHNSON, William Richard.  Phyllis HANSEN of Perth W.A. writes in 1910 re maintenance order she has against him; last heard of in Melbourne, doesn’t believe rumour he is dead, but police report that is the case.    4 pages, List 24.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, William Robert, born Victoria, accidentally killed by a tram in Sydney in 1900.  He was a boilermaker whose mother lived at Port Melbourne.  A sibling, G.H. Johnston wrote to police seeking details and return of his clothing.  9 pages, List 44.

JOHNSTON, Christopher, alias Harry, 12 years, left his home at Rosewater, Port Adelaide and took a ship to Melbourne where he had two uncles in fire brigades and where they used to keep a greengrocer’s shop in Windsor.  Parent’s ask police to find and return him, which they do.  His mother was nee HICKS.  13 pages, List 53.

JOHNSTON, Georgina M.  Wrote strange letter to Chief Commissioner from Branxholme in 1894.  Local police report she is daughter of late Dr. Johnston and comment on her actions.  7 pages

JOHNSTON, Henry, Victoria Street Windsor; death of newly born child, 1900.   Report on.  2 pages, List 48.

JOHNSTON, John, painter, Essex Street Prahran, reported in 1900 that his wife had given birth to a child who died shortly after; no doctor present.  4 pages, List 50.

JOHNSTON, John, engineer, Scottish, 52 years old, left his wife Isa (?) at Annadale NSW in 1906 for Melbourne.  She asked police to find him; he was addicted to drink.  9 pages, List 82.

JOHNSTON, Rachel May, 19 years, Ouyen, attempted suicide in 1909 over relationship with widower HARTSHORN.  Brother William, parents Joseph and Mary.  2 pages, List 90.

JOHNSTON, Sarah.  Found drunk at Kew in 1908.  Medical assistance called by police; she is a habitual drunkard, and her family decline to pay account.  Her husband is at Kingston, her sister Mrs. George WILLIAMSON of Clunes.  5 pages, List 5.

JOHNSTONE, Elizabeth, wrote from West Footscray in 1896 re her husband Charles, who left 6 months ago for W.A.  He is a Swede, 31 years, formerly a sailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

JOHNSTONE, Matilda, 73 years, widow, boarding with Mrs Annie IRWIN in Parkville in 1912; attempts suicide; son Charles, school teacher, Brunswick.  6 pages, List 105.

JOLIN, James, Kangaroo Flat, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1910; report states is 84 and eccentric.  11 pages, List 91.

JONES, Mrs. A.  Writes from Jerilderie in 1906, asking police to confirm her husband is living with her sister in Melbourne, as man and wife; no Christian names given.  4 pages, List 4.

JONES, Adeline Anne.  Died in Kew Asylum 1901.  Alleged to have been illtreated, so body exhumed  5 pages, List  4.

JONES, Andrew Thomas. Murder of, Quarry Hill, 1901.  Report by police, William LETHLEAN initially suspected, but cleared.  Jones was engaged to Miss FAIRBROTHER, her brother Robert gives evidence, as do Antonio CENERI, Alice Cecilia Jane AGNEW, Elizabeth O’KEEFE, Caroline WHITE, Martha Ann GODDARD, Arthur Lee ROBERTS, Elizabeth MAXWELL, Elizabeth SCULLY, Thomas JONES (deceased’s father), Theophilus OLD, George BROWN, Axil Rudolph JANSSON, Isabella TAYLOR.  14 pages plus copy of inquest file plus maps of murder scene.  List 4.

JONES, George, injured in a circus accident in 1911.  Brother A., Liverpool NSW, wrote, querying a request for money.  7 pages, List 99.  Sister Mrs Sarah FITZPATRICK also wrote.  4 pages, List 100.

JONES, George Longworth, deserted wife Ida Mary in Auckland New Zealand in 1913; she traced him to Melbourne in 1916 and found he had joined the AIF as a married man with a wife Margaret who had been receiving his allotment (salary).  Asks investigation, which shows that Margaret KING had been living with him, he put his age back to enlist, died overseas etc etc.  9 pages, List 76.

JONES, Herbert Arthur.  Maintenance order issued at Richmond in 1914, absconded.  Sister Mrs. E. HARTLEY interviewed.  Found to have enlisted under another name.  21 pages, List 82.

JONES, James.  Died destitute at Macarthur in 1897.  File contains letter from friend Benjamin TUCKER of St. Arnaud, letter from niece Bertha Jones in U.K., bank book covering 1882-1896, personal details – he was a native of Bristol, 89 years, had land but had sold it, cost of burial etc.  18 pages, List 20.

JONES, L., Melbourne.  Complains in 1910 that the Spiritualist Association is charging a fee for Sunday night meetings, which is against the law.  4 pages, List 24.

JONES, Louisa (late BARRETT) asks details in 1901 of her daughter Edith Emily Barrett, who was 5 years in the Industrial School, sent to Mrs. McNABB of Tullamarine c1898 and got pregnant.  Other daughter Annie mentioned; authorities won’t let her see her daughter.  5 pages, List 51.

JONES, John, sought by wife Sarah, Gracedale House near Healesville in 1896.  He was late of T. ROBINSON & Co, Melbourne.  He left her in 1893 to go to Sydney for work, and she hasn’t seen him since.  He was born in Sydney, would now be 46 years, son of William, formerly master of a grammar or high school there.  Not found.  9 pages, List 33.

JONES, Mary Maria, Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1908 re her husband George and son George; has heard her husband has remarried and is working at Healesville and her son is with aunt Elizabeth HONE in Box Hill.  5 pages, List 86.

JONES, Nora, Boggabri, NSW, wrote in 1907 re mother Mary RYAN, last heard of living in Carlton with PRICE family who taught music.  Daughter Gretchen at Warrigal.  Found.  8 pages, List 70.

JONES, Rosa, 50 years, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1911; housekeeper to Joseph PEARSON.  9 pages, List 100.

JONES, Sydney K., Footscray, butcher, in 1916 alleges improper behaviour of foreman Charles MUNSOR with young women working at the Colonial Ammunition Company.  Helen WHITAKER, 19 years and Lenora HILDITCH, 28 years, make detailed statements refuting claims. 9 pages, List 80.

JONES, Walter, escaped from Beechworth gaol in 1915, serving 3 years for shopbreaking, 21 years.  John Charles BARLOW escaped from Yarra Bend around the same time, 33 years.  Photo and fingerprints of both on file.  12 pages, List 86.

JONES, William, died at Footscray 1902, 74 years, leaving a large estate and no will, so relatives were advertised for in Australia and U.K. .  Known to have a sister Harriet who married – ROBINSON.  Various people claimed relationship including Thomas Jones, Sydney, who claimed to be a son who had run away from home many years before and whose father had married for a second time to Ann TOOMEY; William Edward PARRY of Altrincham, Cheshire, who claimed to be a nephew and Jane GOODMAN of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, who claimed to be a sister.  16 pages, List 67.

JONES, W.H., Malvern, asks when wife Jane can be released from the Elizabeth Fry Retreat in 1911.  6 pages, List 98.

JORDAN, Albert, 32 years, plasterer, deserted wife Alice in Collingwood in 1899.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 26.

JORDAN, Arthur Charles, enlisted in the AIF in 1917, but was under age.  His father Joseph, Meander via Deloraine, Tasmania, refuses permission.  5 pages, List 75.

JORDAN, Charles James. Bigamist. Married Anita MENDOZA in Melbourne 1892, Mabel CLARKE in Auckland New Zealand in 1894. Born Hobart, parents George and Sarah nee GREENWOOD.  List 1.

JORDAN, Frederick, murdered Minnie HICKS in 1894; his prison statement on file.  39 pages, List 41.

JORDAN, Gordon, jockey, sought by Mrs George TOWNSEND, Ridgly via Burnie Tasmania, in 1913.  Her 16 year old daughter is pregnant to him.  His father at Burnie is interviewed.  7 pages, List 108.

JORGENSON, Susan, died in Melbourne in 1910; sister Therese SIMON, Sydney, asks details.  9 pages, List 91.

JOSEPH, Mrs Aboo, Woolloomooloo NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband, who left there for Melbourne some months ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 94.

JOSEPHSEN, Frank J., left wife in Sydney in 1900 and ‘took up’ with Mrs. JONES of Rae St., North Fitzroy –they met when she came to Sydney with fellow bowlers.  Jones was a widow who had been left money.  Detailed report on the pair, including a photo of him.  4 pages, List 47.  See instructions re copies of photographs.

JOY, Johanna, wife of William, licensee of Wentworth Hotel, in 1895 gave birth to premature twins who died at home of William WEBSDALE, his brother in law and buried there without being registered etc.  5 pages, List 29.

JOY, John Robert.  W.E. Bate and Mortimer, house and land agents, Maritzburg, Natal, write in 1898 on b ehalf of his wife who hasn’t from him in four years.  Police find him with a wife and two children,  11 pages, List 16.

JOYCE, Elizabeth Ann, 26 years, died at Greenvale Sanitorium in 1912; buried at government expense, and attempts made to be reimbursed by husband Thomas of Hopetoun.  Attempt abandoned in 1916; he was in the AIF and wounded, and the children were being kept by relatives.  6 pages, List 78.

JUDD, Marion, wrote from Hawthorn in 1900.  Her son had been admitted into police force and required his birth certificate.  He was born before her marriage, doesn’t know it and she begs the Chief Commissioner to be allowed to make a statement instead.  2 pages, List 43

JUDKINS, W. Sec. Australasian Institute of Social Service and Reform. Claims lots of gambling dens run by Chinese and of immorality in parks, 1910.  List 1.

JUNGHENN, Theodore, West Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1912; wife Eliza is dying.  4 pages, List 104.

JURY, Albert Ernest, known as Herbert or Bert, died at Kogarah NSW in 1918.  Wife Jessie, of Collingwood, asked police to find details after she received a telegram.  Believes he was living with Marjorie MORRIS; police sight marriage certificate of 1917.  4 pages, List 81.

JURY, Mrs. H., Hurstville NSW, wrote in 1918 asking help to find her father in law Samuel Jury, believed in Melbourne; her husband is dying.  5 pages, List 73.

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KALTHOFF, Alice M., wrote from ‘The Gunyah’ Corrimal NSW in 1912 re her husband, supposed to be living at Doncaster, deserted her 3 years ago.  He was German, 54 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

KANGAROO FLAT.  Dynamite explosions in 1906, near railway station and at home of Thomas POWER; powder found under house of his brother in law William Frederick HARDER.  Very detailed file re arguments between them and Isabella and the MOORE family, whom they accuse of the offence, but police doubt. Evidence taken from: Walter TWYFORD, Mary Ann OLDFIELD, Matthew MATTHEWS, Christopher BENUSSI, David HYLAND, Leonard RUCK, William HATTAM, Maggie McGRATH, John COUTTS etc.  59 pages, List 71.

KAVANAGH, Moses Joseph, wrote from the State hospital, Lidcombe NSW in 1919, seeking relatives.  His father Moses built the Oxford Arms hotel in Collingwood years ago, and arrived in the colony in the 1840s; his siblings were Fanny, who married – MURPHY, John and Daniel etc.  Relatives found.  8 pages, List 111.

KEAM, Violet May nee WESTWOOD sought by husband Frederick, Broken Hill, in 1913.  She left him and two infant children; 28 years, described.  8 pages, List 106.

KEANE, Michael, ex constable, charged with being drunk & disorderly and threatening to assault his wife Mary Jane at Hamilton in 1896.  He was the Court cleaner and they lived onsite.  Note on file states her brother was Alexander RADLY, recently released from Pentridge and ‘a criminal of the worst class’.  They are ordered to leave the site.  27 pages, List 36.

KEARNEY, Robert Lovell, c60 years, sought by sister Mrs Fanny COPPIN, Drouin, in 1913. He was last heard of from W.A.  Found.  7 pages, List 106.

KEAT, William Henry,.  Georgina L. GLASSON of Wodonga issued warrant for desertion of illegitimate child.  16 pages, Lit 103.

KEATING, Andrew, killed by train at Dandenong in 1906, a journalist.  His wife Louisa, Sandford Brisbane, asked to pay funeral and other expenses; details given.  39 pages, List 71.

KEATING, Mrs. Annie. Constable BAUDINETT charged with giving abortion drugs to her as she was pregnant to him. Case dismissed, 1900. He seeks re-instatement, resigned. Large file.

KEEBLE, William George, sought by wife Ethel, Woollahra NSW in 1912.  He deserted some years ago; she has heard he is living with a woman named THOMPSON in East Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

KEEFE, Charles, native of Newport, England, 31 years, single, taken to hospital in Melbourne in 1913, suffering from memory loss.  Frank HUCKERBY, Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand, wrote that the then unidentified man could be Keefe, who served on the same ship as him, which is proved correct.  6 pages, List 108.

KEEGAN, Peter, Mt. William, married widow of James LEWIS (died Sydney c1893) who had four children, and had two children with her before her death.  W.T. PARKER wrote from Perth in 1904 claiming Keegan is unfit to care for the children, and that relatives, including his sister Mrs. GORRIE of Bathurst and Mrs. P. EGAN also of Bathurst want to take care of them, but he is refusing to hand them over.  13 pages, List 68.

KEENAN, Annie, asks police to check information she has received from Richard CARTER in 1901, claiming her husband, known under the name of KANE, had died and was buried at Cooper’s Creek.  He was wanted for wife desertion.  13 pages, List 49.

KEENAN, Edward, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1903 seeking details of his brother Michael, c60 years.  Extensive investigation undertaken, but not found.  20 pages, List 64.

KEENE, Mary Ann.  Attempted suicide at Digby in 1899, after a drinking spree; a servant.  Charged, she signs pledge.  Letter from her on file.  23 pages, List 3.

KEENER, Andrew, deserted wife Fitzroy.  Solicitors wrote in 1913 asking help to find him, believed in Atlanta, Georgia USA.  Mother interviewed there.  5 pages, List 105.

KEIRL/KYRLE, Reuben.  Complicated file covering his fraudulent schemes in 1913, including running a concert in aid of the Kyneton Hospital and pocketing the profits.  Percy VIGOR, a 15 year old from Blackwood he employed was exploited.  Several flyers on file.  He then went interstate and got involved with the Commonwealth Exhibition Association in Sydney.  Herbert ARROWSMITH, Waverley NSW, complained about him.  A large file.  List 93.

KEITH, Alexander Stephen, reported in 1908 that his wife has left him, taking their child, and gone to London.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 85.

KELL, Arthur, sought by father in law William LAITHWAITE of Brisbane in 1898.   He is nearly 70 and in ill health, seeks help.  Letter from Kell on file; found.   7 pages, List 22.

KELLETT, Charles, 14 years, Ward of the State, accidentally drowned in 1914; query re burial cost. 2 pages, List 110.

KELLETT, Winifred, became ill when locked up in drunken state in Sth. Melbourne in 1910, and taken to hospital.  Correspondence re unpaid medical account.  8 pages, List 24.

KELLY, Edward, last heard of at Hamilton.  Henry F. FOSTER wrote from Northam WA in 1902 on behalf of his father who was anxious about him, is only 16 years.  His mother is at Nhill.  Found.  6 pages, List 21.

KELLY, Edward, Braidwood NSW, wrote in 1905; has heard that William McKAY was hurt in a Bendigo mine.  He cleared out with Kelly’s wife and two children, Jack and Aggie,15 and 14.  No trace there. 8 pages, List 11.

KELLY, Eleanor Mary, 24 years, wife of Michael Joseph, labourer, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1917.  Her brother John CARROLL, 14 years, called police.  6 pages, List 74.

KELLY, Henry of Melbourne, wrote seeking Henry COX, Irish, 30 yrs, had a brother in 12th Lancers, last heard of at Portland Vic.  Found.  5 pages, List 5.

KELLY, James, Chairman of the Hospital Board at Fremantle, wrote in 1900 re William COLLINS, bootmaker, who was ill there, asking police to contact family in Werribee with a view to getting him returned .  5 pages, List 44.

KELLY, Janet May, Dubbo NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if the John Kelly who was killed at Ballarat was her husband, who had deserted her and their child; no.  6 pages, List 95.

KELLY, John W., wrote from Baltic South Dakota USA in 1901 re his relatives Phil, Luke, and James CONELLY or CONDLY, who were born near Boine River Ireland, were sailors and settled in Australia.  Their sister Ann married his father, and another brother John arrived in USA c1856.  Their father was Luke, and after their mother’s death he married Margurite NEAL.  Not found.  5 pages, List 39.

KELLY, R.A., Korumburra, 1905, complains re charge of obstruction by his horse.  File includes 2 photos of streetscape, newspaper cutting, reports, sketch of site.  27 pages, List 23.

KELLY, Robert. Berwick, 35 years, charged with sexual act on Ellen SCOTT, fifteen year old servant, 1892. Case dismissed.  List 1.

KELSO, Linda, convicted of unlawfully wounding in 1913.  Family background given; married to John Walter CUNNINGHAM, who was in gaol interstate.  Sister is Mrs HILL, Erskineville, who is interviewed.  pages, List 106.

KELSON, Ethel, deserted by her husband c1902, gives birth in house of Arthur John DELLAR, where she is a servant, in 1904, and claims the child is legitimate.  Police decide no prosecution, as she pleads she will lose her position if the truth is known.  10 pages, List 34.

KEMP, F.T., Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking Chief Commissioner to remove local police as they were scaring his family; detail report on his mental state.  9 pages, List 83.

KEMP, Florence Violet, 14 years old in 1910, left her home at Green Swamp, near Sea Lake when her father Frederick, carpenter and builder, discovered she had been using money meant to pay bills on buying things for herself.  Letter from father on file, unflattering report on her actions.  They had come from Lascelles via N.S.W.  12 pages, List 23.

KEMP, William.   Secretary of the Victoria Tender Board, fled owing money in 1894.  File details search for him interstate and overseas, and is quite large.  List 3.

KEMPE, Gerald St., Kildonan, Morgan, South Australia, wrote in 1916 asks details of the exploits of police horses for Register articles; he has 50 years of bush life, gives details.  John Sadleir, former police officer, supplies details.  7 pages, List 78.

KEMPTHORNE, William, writes from Newcastle NSW in 1895 re newspaper cutting about ‘the notorious Sydney criminal’ of that name convicted in Melbourne.  He asks details.  Police report that it was an alias of Henry IRELAND.  7 pages, List 26.

KENNEALLY, John.  Charged with carnal knowledge of 15 year old daughter Ellen in 1901 at Strathfieldsaye; she gave birth to a child.  Ellen changes her testimony however, stating that it was her brother Patrick who was the offender.  Witness statements on file from Theresa, Mary, John Kenneally, Mary Enright, Matthew Rundle.  Copies of birth certificates also on file. 91 pages, with some explicit details.  List 4.

KENNEDY, Edith, servant, gave birth to illegitimate child at Ascot Heath Station near Dartmoor in 1896. Handed child to groom Joseph MINOGUE, who placed it in bushes.  Police informed and find child alive, but it dies.  They are charged with infanticide and acquitted.  Nurse Catherine SIMKIN gives evidence.  Mrs. PHILIP is owner of Station.  22 pages, List 25.

KENNEDY, Harold Montague, left wife Laura c1899.  She asks police to find him in 1904.  He is the son of James, tuckpointer and bricklayer, and an aunt is Mrs. COOMBES of South Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

KENNEDY, William John, employee of SUGDEN & CORNWALL, solicitors, Melbourne, stole money and absconded.  21 years, letters from people he owed money to, and photo of him with group of unnamed men at Richmond.  19 pages, List 70.

KENNEY, Mrs. W., Mengha, near Stanley, Tasmania, wrote in 1918 re her daughter Minnie, known as Mrs. BOURKE, who is in the Abbotsford Convent.  They have her 2 year old son and would like her returned to their care.  Warning; explicit details of her lifestyle are given.  6 pages, List 69.

KENNY, A.L. Dr., Collins St. Melbourne. Will be touring overseas; seeks letter and permission to carry revolver, 1905.  List 1.

KENNY, Alphonse, 21 yrs, fireman at Carlton Brewery, attempted suicide at Ascot Vale in 1912; had been drinking.  Father James Hugh Francis Kenny, mother Louisa.  John BROWN, drover, testified that they had been drinking together; William Ernest SIMPSON and Edward Addeman ACTON, rescued him.  13 pages, List 33

KENNY, Rosanna.  Reports from Carlton that her husband Thomas Edward had absconded interstate, leaving her destitute and with four young children.  5 pages, List 6.

KENNY’S BATHS. Gaps in fencing, nude bathers can be seen, 1884-1887 file.  List 1.

KENNY’S BATHS.  Fire at, in 1865, part of Royal Pavilion Baths destroyed.  4 pages, List 4.

KEOGH, Thomas, died in Walhalla Hospital in 1911 and buried at government expense.  File covers police attempts to get his family to pay for the cost, and the refusal of his sons George, Edward and Tom to do so.  9 pages, List 98.

KER, Douglas, wrote from Broken Hill in 1904 seeking police help.  His wife Marianne Louisa had left White Cliffs Opal Fields with their children Maida, Alexander Charles Douglas and Edna Gertrude, to visit her sister Edith Emmaline BOXALL for a holiday.  Boxall’s employee Frank MORRIS went with them.  His wife has now left 2 of the children with his sister in Adelaide and disappeared; he thinks she is with Morris.   4 pages, List 34.

KERR, A., writes from Bendigo in 1897 regarding a newspaper report of the death of Michael LEARY in Albury, supposed 102 years old.  Is this his mother in law’s long lost brother, born in St. Barry’s Cork Ireland?  Reply states it was Mathias LEARY, father of Mrs. ODDIE.  7 pages, List 39.

KERR, Charles, Victorian, c30 years, boarding with Mrs. Rebecca Hill EASTMAN at South Yarra in 1896 and stole some of her property.  Photo and 1 page.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KERR, John, Nyora, wrote in 1896 on behalf of David, brother of late James KEARNS, who died at Swan Hill in 1895.  Kerr went to school with James, knows the family.  Wishes to know more about James’s estate, encloses part of David’s letter asking questions.  Executors were J.F. EGAN and J.C. WATSON; Curator declines to act.  11 pages, List 37.

KETELS, Carl F.W. Teacher at Metcalfe, alleged pro German remarks. List 1.

KHAN, Noab, left Cohuna for India with stepdaughter Leon Tene Adell, 6 years in 1909.  Newspaper asks details and mother interviewed and confirms permission given; the family are moving there.  7 pages, List 90.

KHULL, Edward. Failure to pay wife’s maintenance, ordered at Fitzroy court; his wife in Sydney complains, 1880. List 1.

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KIDDELL, George.  Using the name Thomas JAMES, apparently had 3 children to his daughter Georgina in Victoria between 1891-1896.  Police alerted by his son in law Henry DARMANCOURT of Launceston Tasmania, but can’t secure proof before Georgina dies of cancer in 1896.  Initially Kiddell gives false information on death certificate, then seeks to correct it.  Police charge him with this offence but a magistrate dismisses the case.  Other daughter Mary HOOKEY mentioned.  Their mother was Mary Hart formerly BAKER.  Warning:  this is a confronting file.  60 pages, List 32.  CONNECTION FOUND.

KIEFEL, Ronald. Hairdresser and tobacconist, Natimuk. Report on 1891 fire which destroyed premises. List 1.

KIERNAN, Elsie, married to James, who is serving overseas, committed suicide in 1917.  Her stepbrother Rev B.R. TOI/TOY handles burial arrangements.  Mrs. Mary Anne EDWARDS wrote from Sydney; she was James’s aunt and had reared him, comments negatively on Elsie.  13 pages, List 72.

KIERNANDER, J.C., wrote a strange letter to Chief Commissioner in 1900, generating enquiry.  He held the position of Superintendent of Gardens in Calcutta at one time.  6 pages, List 45.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Fitzroy, 64 years, seeks police protection in 1911 from her husband; she left him because of abuse, and he is harassing her. 5 pages, List 100.

KIERNANDER, Mary, Albert Park, gives background of husband J.C., and their marriage, after he writes a series of bizarre letters in 1912.  25 pages, List 104.

KIES, William, 34 years.  Information sought by brother F. of Lyndoch, South Australia in 1897; last heard from in 1896.  Not found.  12 pages, List 40.

KILBORN, Mrs. R. File re permission to bury her in Foord’s private cemetery at Wahgunyah in 1899. 5 pages, List 2

KILBY, William.  Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1897, asking police to investigate letter from William STUART of Geelong, who was asking personal details with regard to a bequest.  Police find Stuart’s real name is Kilby and he claims to be a half brother to the Tasmanian person.  They give him a bad character and report he has no money.  15 pages, List 40.

KILKELLY, Thomas, Pitfield, 1903.  Charged with failure to support mother Catherine, an old age pensioner.  17 pages, List 19.

KILPATRICK, A.J., Euston Station, NSW, wrote in 1928 re jewellery stolen, perhaps by Ben & Jessie BROOKS who had been employed by him.  7 pages, List 58.

KIMBER, Mary, Ballarat, wrote in 1907 asking if her husband Percy Alick was on a ship returning from South Africa.  He deserted her and their children about 4 years ago.  4 pages, List 82.

KINDER, Charles Lake.  Solicitors Sincock & Wadham wrote in 1897, asking police to remove him from the Blackburn area.  His mother, over 70 years old, has had to get him out of her house.  Local police report they have him under surveillance, but he is doing work when available, so can’t be charged with vagrancy.  His criminal offences are listed.  10 pages, List 40.

KING, A., Merriwa, NSW, wrote in 1918 re his brother William; found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 75.

KING, E.J.F., secretary of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, complained of indecent pictures in the shop window of – ANDRADE in 1907.  Two postcards on file.  3 pages, List 84.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

KING, Eva, died in railway waiting room in Melbourne in 1899.  Aged 19 years, she had recently given birth.  Sister Edith, who had a heart condition, was sought, but brother in Wangaratta was found first.  8 pages, List 49.

KING, Mrs. H.E. of Hobart Tasmania. Wrote in 1899 re her son in law Victor Emanuel WOOLLEMAN and his failure to pay maintenance on his three children in her care – her daughter died over two years previously. He is found to be very ill. [Very sad case]. 11 pages, List 2.

KING, Herbert, undertaker, Richmond, 1894.  Complains re conduct of Snr Const. Nolan in case of body of Peter COX, and his involvement with undertake John ALLISON.  17 pages, List 3.

KING, Stephen, Dooen North, charged with carnal knowledge of his grand-daughter Hannah King (also known as GOODMAN), 15 years.  Quite graphic details provided.  Case dismissed.  39 pages, List 37.

KING, William, 51 years, labourer, left wife and family at Nagambie in 1897 for Bunbury Western Australia; she asks police to find him.  Police search unsuccessfully for him and when reporting back to her, find she has gone there to join him.  Very faded and blurred tintype photo on file.  18 pages, List 40.

KING, William, sought by brother A., Merriwa NSW in 1918; has answered his letter of a year ago.  Found at Moonee Ponds.  5 pages, List 83.

KINGSBURY, G.M., Spottiswoode, asks in 1893 when he is likely to be called into the force.  2 pages, List 50.

KIRBY, Blanche, North Brighton, wrote in 1902 re her husband William who went to Perth four years ago and hasn’t sent money.  She is destitute and about to be evicted.  6 pages, List 62.

KIRBY, P. & Son, funeral directors, Sydney, wrote in 1912 seeking details of Mrs MINAHAN, who has not paid for the funeral of her husband.  She is a lodging house keeper in Lonsdale St., file details circumstances.  7 pages, List 105.

KIRK, Michael Malcolm.  Information sought by David WHYTT, solicitor, Yass NSW, in 1901, on behalf of overseas clients.  He was committed to an asylum in 1892 and died there, unmarried, carpenter, 60 years, born Edinburgh.  Police report that he was married, and his wife Amelia predeceased him.  Brother Poulteney Kirk mentioned.  13 pages, List 53.

KIRK, Poulteney Malcolm, died at Whittlesea in 1872.  David WHYTE, solicitor, Yass NSW, asks details in 1902.  3 pages, List 61.

KIRKMAN, Mrs. Sarah.  Owner/occupier of cottage cnr Bank St. and Nelson Rd. South Melbourne in 1898.  Report of fire.  2 pages, List 18.

KIRWIN/KIRWAN, John, disappeared from Boggy Creek Gippsland in 1886.  In 1895 suspicion falls on brother Michael having murdered him and buried him in a mine shaft.  File covers 1895-1898 and attempts to check mine shaft, costs involved etc.  Michael died 1898.  Large file.  List 20.

KITCHEN, Edward N., North Brighton, 1908.  Two printed foolscap pages outlining his claim that the Bank of Australasia had defrauded him out of a share in the Freehold Estate and Gold Mine, known as Eldorado, at Guildford in 1865.  2 pages, List 84.

KITCHEN, Edward Nicholson and Stephen Angus DOYLE, both Americans, publish a brochure ‘An appeal to the Admiral, officers and men of the American Fleet’ relating to his claims as listed above.  16 pages, List 86.

KITCHING, Henry John, deserted wife E.at Melbourne c1905.  In 1909, writing from New Zealand, she asked police to find him.  10 pages, List 90.

KITSON, H. of Coolgardie W. Australia, wrote in 1899 re his wife Olive Cowen (known as Dot) who had left him two years ago and was believed in Melbourne. Police report it likely she has gone overseas. 5 pages.

KITTSON, H.G. Cape Bridgewater, 1918. Writes re Mrs. Lillian Maud WILSON nee LIGHTBODY, who gave birth to a female child, registered as Jean WILSON, but her husband William Gilmore WILSON has been overseas for more than a year. The real father is a local (not named). Child subsequently given to Dept of Neglected Children. List 1.

KLAUSE, William Robert, married Rhoda Sarah STEADMAN in 1891, but committed bigamy; previously married in Glasgow.  Rhoda discovered this and in 1892 demands he leave Victoria and not see her again, otherwise she will press charges.  His letter agreeing to this is on file.  Further file re his property.  9 pages, List 56.

KLEINERT, Ernest Ambrose, charged with murder at Mitcham of Iolene Mary SAMPSON in 1928.  This is a very large file that includes newspaper cuttings and letters from mainly anonymous people offering various theories as to the murderer.  Joseph PYLE of Carlisle River wrote 3 letters on this subject.  List 57.

KLOFKORN, Peter Christopher. Died at Inglewood Hospital 1881, came from nearby Berlin. File re burial expenses. 10pages, List 2.

KLOOT, Jacob.  Embezzled money from a number of people in 1919, including returned soldier Charles Henry GILBERT of St. Kilda, Margaret and Ellen COLLINS of Malvern, Bessie Florence HOCKING, Andrew Clarence TAIT and LANE’S MOTORS P/L.  Sent wife and son to Canada, then fled to Sydney, disguised himself and applied for a passport under name LEVIN.  American, of Jewish appearance, 31 years. Identified, arrested, tried and found guilty.  5 photographs on file, 2 of him sitting in cars, 2 blurred close-ups of his face, and 1 with a beard and glasses he used for disguise.  See introduction for details of how to order photographs.  Large file, List 27.

KNELL, H., GUNNER, Queenscliffe Barracks, applies for police force, rejected as unsuitable.  4 pages, List 23.

KNIBBS, G.H., Commonwealth Statistician, Melbourne, reported in 1912 that he had been nearly hit in Melbourne by a recklessly driven car, registration No. 5629.  Driver identified as Sidjecka C. JEFFERSON of Healesville, who is taken to court.  There is a very detailed report of the case; witnesses were William John McMAHON, tram conductor and Walter CHAMBERS, gripman.  18 pages, List 102.

KNIGHT, GEORGE, sought by wife Maggie, Balmain, Sydney in 1902.  He was a waiter, left her, and is believed to be in Melbourne.  His brother Harry lives in Richmond.  Found living with Maud HARVEY and their children.  6 pages, one damaged.  List 61.

KNIGHTS, Frances, Williamstown, locked up for vagrancy in 1910 and infant daughter Matilda put into care of Mrs E. HOOEY, then both transferred to Salvation Army Home.  Husband claims child not his.  3 pages, List 96.

KUEHN, Charlotte. Writes in 1915 disputing soldiers’ claims her husband was a German spy.  List 1.

KUEHN, Charlotte, Brunswick.  Wrote a number of letters in 1915 re her 17 year old daughter who married John COCHRANE; the pair forged parents’ signatures of approval.  Comments on family itself on file.  22 pages, List 80.

KULCZIJEKI [KULCZYCKIE] Enrico.  Austrian Consul Melbourne wrote in 1877 about this lad, whose father Anton had poisoned himself and wife some years ago.  8 pages, List 5.

KUPSCH, Fred.  His sisters write from Preston in 1894 after a newspaper report of two men frozen to death in Kiandra, asking if he was one.  Police report it was a false story.  11 pages, List 13.

KURRLE, Vernon Constantine.  In 1907 Isabel F. SHORT of Jumbunna issued a warrant for his desertion of her illegitimate child, which subsequently died, but she refused to cancel warrant in 1908.  11 pages, List 10.

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LACEY, Emma Elizabeth.  In 1894 alleged her stepfather Robert WITCOMBE sexually interfered with her; he and her mother had gone to Sydney, she refused to join them.  12 pages, List 13.

LACY, Jane, Auburn, has child of Mrs J. STEWART, of Kalgoorlie, who has not sent maintenance, has had to be kept from school, no boots etc, 1903. 4 pages, List 6.

LADD, George Ambrose.  Mother at National Hotel Bendigo, queries a request for money she has received from him in 1909; he is in Qld.  13 pages, List 90.

LADIES COLLEGE OF HEALTH. Booklet ‘Women’s Guide to Health’ on file. Suspected abortion pills sold; no action taken, 1914.  List 1.

LAGAL, Miss E., North Melbourne.  In 1917 wrote to Scotland Yard asking if a cable she received stating that her fiancé Staff Sgt Major George COULTHARD had been killed was genuine; no.  His sister was Mrs. ELLIS of Yorkshire.  3 pages, List 70.

LAGING, William Robert.  Naturalised German living in Malvern in 1916, reports he had heard that ‘roughs’ intend to attack him because he is German.  His background given.  List 6.

LAITY, William Henry.  Deserted wife Sarah in 1897 in Victoria, believed to be in Western Australia.  He was born Adelaide, 55 years, a cordial manufacturer.  The search was renewed, unsuccessfully, in 1899.  42 pages, List 38.

LAKE BOLAC POST OFFICE.  Mary TILLOTSON asks police help because of obscene messages being placed on fence in 1896.  William VEALE writes similar letter, but she suspects it’s his family who are the offenders.  Note: offensive messages in file.  18 pages, List 37.

LAKEMAN, Arthur Adrian Percy, charged at Bendigo in 1916 with shooting stepfather Arthur James MAIN, after he attacked his wife.  Discharged by Court, the Attorney General’s opinion is on file, along with a copy of the depositions.  21 pages, List 78.

LAMB, Sydney & Leslie, had their store at Murtoa robbed in 1909; employee Ferdinand William RISSMAN tied up, but later confesses to crime.  Very detailed report.  17 pages, List 89.

LAMB, William Ernest, married in 1908 and living with THATCHER relatives in Prahran, when his wife gave birth to a premature child which died and was buried in the garden.  Anonymous letter gives details and police investigate.  6 pages, List 87.

LAMBERT, Benjamin, died at Blackwood in 1898 and buried as a pauper; c80 years old.  His daughter Hannah (Mrs. John) LOCKWOOD wrote from Saltaire England, seeking details.  13 pages, List 42.

LAMBERT, Mrs Esther, Preston, wrote in 1909.  She is separated from her husband Robert James, who is living with another woman in Middle Park.  Concerned over her 13 year old daughter Gertrude Louisa who had been in a Home.  7 pages, List 91.

LAMBERT, Sydney or ARCHER, sought by wife Esther in 1910.  He left her 3 months after their marriage in 1909; she obliged to live with Nuns.  He was 28 years, fond of drink, had been at Potilla then Echuca.  Not found.  10 pages, List 33.

LAM CHIN, sailor on the S.S. Mayune, deserted in 1903, charged with being a prohibited immigrant.  Photo on file.  Brother Quong HEE SHING is in Lt. Bourke Street.  3 pages, List 65.

LAMKEE, deserted ship of the China Navigational Co., at Melbourne in 1908.  Reward offered.  Small photo and 3 pages, List 92.

LAMPRELL, William Joseph, sought with regard to a maintenance order taken out at Inglewood in 1919 by – BERTRAM.  Solicitors’ letters on file.  Not found.  12 pages, List 31.

LANCASHIRE, George, son of Samuel, JP, Melbourne, married in Sydney under name ELLIS in 1902, and arrested for bigamy.  Second wife asks police for details of first wife etc.  7 pages, List 62.

LANCASTER, Elizabeth, lived in Brunswick with parents in 1894, 13 years old.  Went as domestic servant to Alfred MILLER, livery stable keeper at Wycheproof; her sister Amelia is working for a storekeeper there.  Alleges attempted sexual assault by Miller, but medical evidence says no trace.  Her respectable background given.  21 pages, List 38.

LANCEFIELD.  Mac’s Hotel.  Public Thomas FERGUSON reports theft of watch and chain in 1896.  Frederick HOOD, c22 years suspected, was in his employ.  Hood arrested and letter from Publio FABZON of Sydney found, a friend.  Also on file is a Registry Office employment agreement between Nellie McCORMACK and Ferguson; she was a servant there.  13 pages, List 39.

LANCELY, E.R., St Leonard’s North Sydney, wrote in 1916 re the whereabouts of Jonas Lancely.  Found.  6 pages, List 78.

LANE, Ada, Abbotsford, wrote in 1907, asking police for help.  Harry COOK who had promised to marry her has now refused and she is pregnant; can she sue for breach of promise.  3 pages, List 82.

LANE, David, c76 years, old age pensioner, died at Hibernia Hotel, Jericho in 1902; had been cared for by licensee J.J. MOORE, who writes several letters re costs incurred.  16 pages, List 62.

LANE, Mrs. Marion.  Licensee, City Club Hotel, Collins St.  Complains of larrikins in 1883.  10 pages, List 4.

LANE, Rose Isabel and Lelia Ann, grand-daughters of Captain William THOMAS, R.N., sought by their step-sister Mrs. E. SIMSON in 1907.  They left Tonga, South Sea Islands, c1878.  Her mother was the eldest daughter of Captain Thomas and married John C….[illegible], and died when she was 3 years old.  Her father remarried and took the family to New Zealand.  9 pages, List 44.

LANE, Walter, Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re his son George, 13 years, who he placed in the Salvation Army Boys Home Bayswater, and who absconded with – TOOGOOD, son of H., who was working on Austin’s Station.  Not found.  11 pages, List 92.

LANDER, T.B., wrote from Perth, W.A. in 1907.  Has seen a newpaper report that his father Adam was arrested for vagrancy in Ballarat.  He had wanted to return there, and was given money and had possessions.  Queries police action, which is explained; Adam suffering memory loss.  8 pages, List 44.

LANDERS, Charles Fitzroy.  Brother George wrote from Annadale NSW in 1905 seeking information; hasn’t heard for about 18 years.  5 pages, List 64.

LANG, R.T., wrote from Adelaide in 1909; his wife Isabel had deserted him and their two children and was believed to be in Melbourne.  She was 22 years, physical appearance and clothes described.  Her maiden name was HANCOME/HANCORNE.  Not found.  10 pages, List 70.

LANG, Robert Thomas, wrote from West Perth in 1913; his wife left him about 2 years ago, taking daughter Dorothy/Dolly.  He believed she was living in Maryborough with a Chinese doctor AH KOY as Ruby SELBY; police report no trace of her.  13 pages, List 108.

LANGFORD, Edwin, wrote from North Melbourne in 1900, alleging false registration of death of child DIMELOW at Geelong.  Police report the child was registered under the name of RUFFIN, John H., by his grandmother.  6 pages, List 45.

LANGLEY, Frank Aubrey, deserted wife Rose Annah Jane Langley at Bordertown South Australia.  In 1917 she wrote to Victorian police for help, as she had heard that he had enlisted under the name THOMPSON and been killed; confirmed.  17 pages, List 71.

LANGRIDGE, Nance, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1911; living with James CRILLY.  7 pages, List 99.

LANNEN, Thomas M.  Sought by W. LYNCH of Newcastle NSW, a relative, in 1902.  Found.  7 pages, List 16.

LANGSTON, James Henry, 24 years, sought by S.A. State Children’s Department; may be with mother Mrs OBEN.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

LARRIKINS.  1896 reports on Carlton and Fitzroy larrikins, including a list of court cases heard over a 6 month period.  30 pages, List 32.

LARTER, George, Richmond, charged with ill-treatment of ten year daughter Florence in 1903.  His wife Margaret had left with son Harold because of his cruelty.  Detailed report from the Vic. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children.  Mrs. SCHEELE and Grace WAGGLEN are witnesses.  13 pages, List 65.

LAST, Joseph F., dental surgeon, Glebe Sydney, wrote in 1912 re wife Catherine, and 15 year old daughter Doris, believed in Melbourne under name REVENALL.  Found, a friend, John MASON, asks police not to give her location to Last, as he is eccentric, and has been in an asylum.  6 pages, List 105.

LA TOUCHE, Ada, wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1895 re Gerald La Touche, a stranger in Melbourne, who wrote to her that he was ill.  4 pages, List 30.

LATROBE STREET RAGGED BOYS HOME & MISSION. One page yearly report of activities, including photos of unnamed boys, and two sheets of letterhead, one blank, the other with a letter from secretary W. Minton. President was Clement Davidson. 1898. 3 pages, List 2.

LAUDER, Charles, died in 1900 after being knocked down by a tram.  He boarded with Arthur RAXWORTHY in Richmond, was c60 years and a remittance man who arrived c1898.  It was believed his real name was ARDOCK.  There are a number of letters from his nephew John (no surname) in Edinburgh on the file.  List 46.

LAUNDER, George Octavius, deserted wife and family c1906.  In 1913 he is traced interstate.  8 pages, List 106.

LAURENCE, Frederick Bryant.  Charged with perjury at Castlemaine in 1897, over transfer of license of Commercial Hotel Guildford from Catherine FINLAY.  4 pages, List 3.

LAVELLE, Lily, 19 years, arrested on vagrancy charges in Melbourne in 1909; her father Patrick, Lindisfarne, Hobart Tasmania, is asked to take her back to Tasmania.  4 pages, List 87.

LAVENDER, Charles, Parramatta, wrote in 1912 re his wife  Fanny who has disappeared.  He believes she may be in Melbourne with her cousin John HANSLOW, 36 years, bootmaker, Clifton Hill.  Police respond that it is not their business.  4 pages, List 102.

LAVEY, Thomas John, farmer, Budgerum near Quambatook, buried the stillborn child of his wife Ethel in a paddock in 1910; assisted by James Henry SKEWES of Lalbert.  Did not seek approval of the Health Department, but decision made not to prosecute.  10 pages, List 98.

LAW, George. Murdered at South Melbourne in 1928. File has testimonies of: John Charles HICKEY, Eugene STACKPOOLE, Frederick George FURLONG, Victor James MITCHELL, Clifford WILLIAMS, Henry Harold MARSHALL, Jean ALMA, Daniel Emmett NOLAN, Thomas Leslie LEE, Annie Gladys MITCHELL. 40 pages.  List 1.

LAW, Walter, 51 years, left wife Esther and Child in Elsternwick in 1896, and went to Cornelia Station, but then left there.  Wife asks help to find him.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 35.

LAWRENCE, Mrs Ben, Nenarpurr near Apsley, in 1912 accused by Francis William WRIGNELL, fruit hawker, of stealing money from neighbor QUINTRELL’s house; he later seeks money from her husband to drop the case.  Storekeeper A. CARRACHER of Frances, South Australia, alerts police to his actions.  22 pages, List 105.

LAWRENCE, E.B., wrote a long letter from Woomelang Hotel in 1917, alleging she is being followed and persecuted because she gave evidence in a South African case.  Police establish that she is a travelling saleswoman, selling ladies corsets and is delusional.  15 pages, List 70.

LAWRENCE, E.B., wrote two letters in 1919, complaining of fraud and men in the attics of hotels she stayed in.  Has been in South Africa; is delusional.  12 pages, List 111.

LAWRENCE, Joseph, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking details of his wife Cecilia and 5 year old son, believed to be in Hawthorn.  Police find her but decline to give him any information.  5 pages, List 67.

LAWS, James, sought by wife F., Launceston Tasmania in 1907.  He was a dentist, deserted her years ago, then in 1906 wrote to her.  Found.  9 pages, List 83.

LAWSON, Mrs. Annie, Kalgoorlie, WA, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. M. GRIMES Snr, who hasn’t answered her letters, last heard of at South Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

LAWSON, Benjamin.  Receives anonymous letter that his daughter Bessie Clara is pregnant to farmer DOBBIE at Lorquon in 1905.  Local police find she has had an illegitimate child and persuade Dobbie to marry her; quite intimate details given.  6 pages, List 65.

LAWSON, Mabel Lucy, alias HALL, KEIPERT, 30 year.  Removed child Gwendoline Ethel LAWSON, 5 year, from foster parent Allen G. PAYNE; warrant issued in Adelaide, 1913.  10 pages, List 109.

LAWSON, Thomas and William, 10 and 12 years old, arrived at the home of solicitor De Courcy IRELAND, Natte Yallock, in 1903, claiming they were from Ballarat and had lost their father in Melbourne; police establish they had escaped from the Reformatory School   7 pages, List 67.

LAWTON, Henry, sought by mother E.J., Adelaide, in 1915.  His father is an invalid and she needs financial support.  Found.  6 pages, List 80.

LAY, Mrs. Jane, Brighton, reports handbag containing over £200 stolen while she waited for arrival of son on troopship at South Melbourne in 1919.  Police doubt story.  3 pages, List 31.

LAZARUS, Margaret, wrote from Darlinghurst Sydney in 1909 re her husband Michael, last heard of in Canada.  Found, using name BRAHAM.  6 pages, List 70.

LAZBROOK, John Holden. Murdered by John O’BRIEN near Inglewood in 1871. O’Brien believed living in NSW under name HOWE in 1881; his sister married to person of that name. Victoria police investigate. Large file, List 2.

LEAHY, Bridget, wrote from Horsham in 1898 re her son James who left there for Gippsland the previous year after the death of his father.  Police find he has been acting strangely, is ‘a harmless lunatic’ and send for brother William.  12 pages, List 46.

LEAHY, James.  Wife Alice obtained a separation from him and custody of their son Neville in 1912, but he left Hobart for Melbourne in 1912 and subsequently disappeared.  In 1914 she was a teacher at Huntingdon, Dysart, Tasmania and wrote, seeking the return of her child.  He has a brother Andrew John in Melbourne, and his sister Mrs WEBB is in Hobart.  Photo of James on file.  18 pages, List 110.

LEAR, Bertie Babington.  Police investigate rumour that he attempted suicide at Tarraville in 1898.  His siter Mrs. NICOL interviwed.  6 pages, List 21.

LEAR, Florrie, Stowell Arms, Hotel, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re husband Archibald John, who deserted her 6 years ago.  2 pages, List 84.

LEARED, John Robert Boxwall, born c1855 Morpeth NSW, son of John Robert and Mary Kate.  Father died shortly after his birth and mother remarried to George RUSSELL.  Child adopted by uncle Benjamin WILLAN, another uncle is Precious Willan.  In 1900 his mother asked police help to find him.  Found, he thought his mother was dead.  6 pages, List 46.

LEAVER, H.O., Adelaide, wrote in 1913 and asked police to find out, in strictest confidence, if in 1889 his wife and her brother SCARCE had stayed together in the Exhibition hotel in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 107.

LECKIE, William, Maribyrnong.  Charged with manslaughter by neglect in 1928 after his daughter St. Clair Margaret Leckie died shortly after giving birth to a stillborn child which he buried.  She was being treated by herbalist  F.D.P. MILLER, who wasn’t aware she was pregnant.  Prosecution dropped.  c50 pages, some duplicates.  List 60.

LECKY, Frances, Melbourne, wrote to South African police in 1910, seeking Jessie VALENTINE (Mrs J. GOULD), whose husband died there.  Jessie is the sister of Kate, the second wife of her late father William Stewart Lecky.  The couple had a son Jack, and the writer is after funds for his maintenance.  A detailed report on family situation.  8 pages, List 94.

LEDDEN, Margaret, Fremantle, W.A., wrote in 1902 re her unnamed husband, a tailor, formerly of Broken Hill, who deserted her.  Not found; W.A. police report she is living with Alfred SKINNER.  8 pages, List 62.

LEDGERD, Daisy, 42 years, murdered at East Melbourne in 1928 by Thompson Gardiner William BACON.  A large file, List 61.

LEE, Francis Joseph, Vallance Creek near Stratford, wrote a series of letters 1914-1919 alleging former wife Margaret MARMION was a bigamist and murdered Mary Ellen ANSELL; delusional.  Large file. List 77.

LEE, Henry Herbert.  Whereabouts sought by W.H. GADD, Guy’s Forest School Committee, Walwa, in1906; he was late teacher there.  His sister Mrs. HEDDELL found.  6 pages, List 50.

LEE, John.  In 1908 filled in birth entry for child John Ellis Lee, claiming married to mother Lydia Wiley ELLIS, but was not.  8 pages, List 5.

LEECH, Sarah.  Master in Lunacy requests report on her background in 1869; admitted Yarra Bend Asylum 1860.  Husband John found to have died 1859, children not found.  17 pages, List 4.

LEEK, George Henry, charged with murdering 4 year old Doris FOLEY at Beech Forest in 1916.  She was the illegitimate daughter of Louis Wilson TANKARD of Tasmania.  Large file.  List 77.

LEEK, Robert Thomas, charged and acquitted in 1916 of incest on his 15 year old stepdaughter Florence MITCHELL, who subsequently gave birth to a female child.  A large file, very detailed and confronting; police believe him guilty.  List 79.

LEFEVRE, Isaac, sought by wife E., of Jumbunna in 1900.  She had taken out a warrant for his desertion; last heard of in NSW.  In 1898 he took two of their children, but abandoned them.  12 pages, List 49.

LEFEVRE, H.L.P. and William J.H.C.  Neglected children of Isaac, who deserted them and their mother Eliza Jane in Frankston in 1898.  Correspondence re what to do with children.  35 pages, List 16.

LEGGATT, William, wanted in 1928 for failure to pay maintenance for illegitimate child of Ruth SMITH of Carlton.  He was a gardener, 55 years, with land at Portsea.  7 pages, List 58.

LE GOULD, Daisy, St Kilda, assaulted by a man who followed her home in 1911.  8 pages, List 100.

LEHMANN, Alfred W.H., Footscray, in 1911 asks permission to carry a gun; is a non unionist, working at T. ROBINSON & Co and being threatened by unionists.  6 pages, List 97.

LEMON, William.  Address sought by mother in Sydney in 1900, after she received a worrying letter form him; he is a boy.  12 pages, List 4.

LEMON, William John, pensioner, 70 years, died Kyneton in 1905.  Letter from brother Joseph Sanfield Lemon on file; paid burial expenses.  6 pages, List 23.

LEM SING, Silas, Creswick.  Complains of youths throwing stones at his house at night; report states he thinks they are after his European wife.  4 pages, List 22.

LENEUF, C., Melbourne, asks in 1919 for enquiries to be made for his wife Adelaide Mabel, believes she is misbehaving.  He is a returned soldier.  3 pages, List 111.

LENEY, Joseph, sought by wife E., Newtown, Sydney, in 1911.  She is ill and wants maintenance from him, but he refuses.  7 pages, List 97.

LENNON, Walter, Deepwater, Northern Line NSW, wrote in 1913, seeking information about his parents.  He ran away from St Augustine’s orphanage Geelong when 15 yers old, now 20.   Report states that his mother Sarah is dead; her brother James is interviewed, has been searching for him.  12 pages, List 105.

LENNOX, Francis William, wrote from Fitzroy in 1899, protesting that his application to join  police department was rejected because of varicose veins.  1 page, List 43.

LENNY, Joseph, deserted wife Emma at Newtown Sydney in 1912; believed in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 104.

LENO, Mrs E., Mundaring, Darling Ranges, WA, wrote in 1913, asking details of the death of her sister Mrs Bert MUNNS; these are provided.  11 pages, List 93.

LESSING, Ernst. German Consul in Melbourne writes re the family 1888-1904. Ernst is a native of Skogen, Prussia, came to Victoria in 1887. His father embezzled money and the Prussian government thinks he has sent it to his son. Ernst married Ester Jane WARE and went to Mentone to farm. Father Friedrich arrived in 1890s and died here. Family still in poor circumstances in 1904.  List 1.

LESUEUR, -female.  An anonymous letter in 1919 details a private detective’s report on her behaviour – occasional prostitute, believes has venereal disease.  2 pages, List 111.

LETHAN, David.  Tenant at 50 Roden St., West Melbourne when fire broke out in 1898.  Owner was Isaac WILLIAMS of Coburg.  2 pages, List 18.

LEVER, Mrs. George William, wrote from Windsor in 1894 to Sydney police regarding a newspaper report on two men who had died in the snow near Kiandra.  Asks if one is her husband who left some months ago.  Police report the story was false.  She has a large family and is destitute.  12 pages, List 13.

LEVY, Sol., Sydney, wrote in 1909 re William CHAMBERS of Melbourne who deserted his wife and two children c1896; asks if he is still wanted as he has married another woman.  He was a barber, c38 years.  4 pages, List 89.

LEVINSON, Hyman, alias Henry Lewis GORDON, died in Melbourne in 1897.  Sydney police query whether he is the same person wanted for bigamy there – yes.  His wife in Melbourne mentions hearing from a daughter Millie in Sydney, and wife Anna, an asylum inmate in NSW is also advised.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel.  Wife writes from Redfern Sydney in 1894, he has gone to Melbourne, a distiller, and left her and two children destitute.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel, brewer and distiller, deserted wife and children in Sydney.  J. WATTS, Leichardt wrote in 1904 on her behalf, she is destitute.  8 pages, List 68.

LEVY, Solomon, sought by wife E.J., Perth W.A.  He has left her destitute with 7 children, one a cripple, another an infant.  6 pages, List 81.

LEWIN, Agnes J., wrote from Casterton in 1892 re her husband Herbert Albert, who had deserted her some time ago, and was believed to be with Fitzgerald’s Circus some months ago.  She is destitute.  2 pages, List 56.

LEWIS, Alfred, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1918 asking for a report on the character of Mr. BOARDMAN, hairdresser, St. Kilda, whose son married his daughter.  She has now died leaving a baby, and there is a difference over which grandparents will raise the child.  3 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Eva, reported missing by her mother Mrs. A.J. LEWIS of Geelong in 1896.  Photo on file and letter from mother. 5 pages, List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

LEWIS, Mrs. M.  Wrote from Gembrook in 1899 seeking help in finding her son Evan M.J. MOYLAN who had run away from his employer, 8 pages, List 8.

LEWIS, Myrtle.  Information sought by sister Mrs. T. JEFFREY, Hobart in 1915.  She has heard that Myrtle has ‘got herself into trouble’.  Report states is a prostitute and gave birth to a daughter, Linda Pauline.     4 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Rebecca, 15 years, daughter of Mary Ann, Napier Street South Melbourne, lured from home and taken to Sydney by Emma SHARP/KING in 1910.  Found and returned, made statement; police contemplate a charge of procurement but decide against it.  18 pages, List 96.

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LIAUT, Annand and Adolphe MARCHAUD sought by French Consul in 1877; 18 pages, List 5.

LIDDLE, Mrs Corry, Bourke NSW, wrote in 1908; she has been deserted by her 45 year old husband.  His mother lives in Portland Victoria.  6 pages, List 86.

LIEBERMANN, Helena. Of Surry Hills Sydney, wrote in 1894 seeking details of her husband Emil, last heard of at Bendigo. Found. 3 pages.  List 1.

LIEBERMANN, Helena, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1897 re husabnd Emil.  Not found.  9 pages, List 20

LIEBERMANN, Helena.  Marcus SIEVWRIGHT, solicitor, writes on her behalf in 1899, husband Emil deserted.  11 pages, List 17.

LINCOLN, Harold Cuthbert, attempted suicide at Brunswick in 1914.  He was 22 years, a sawyer. His wife Florence Adelaide was going to leave him; very detailed report about their home life.  Ambrose CLELAND reported the event to police.  8 pages, List 110.

LINDALL, May, sought by brother in law George LANCASTER, Scarborough NSW in 1911.  She was adopted by a part Maori woman, Mrs McKAY c1893.  A very convoluted file.  Not found.  18 pages, List 99.

LINDLEY, Reginald, sought by Miss Carrie BELTON, Queenston, Port Adelaide in 1896.  An artist, he left there about 6 months ago and hasn’t been in touch.  Not found.  10 pages, List 30.

LINDSAY, Mrs. E.J. of West Wyalong, NSW, wrote in 1898, asking police to find relatives of William QUINLAN, who died there after accident, aged c36yrs.  His father Thomas was dead, and his mother Mary had remarried.  His sister was Mrs. J.H. ALLEN of Mirboo.  Found.  5 pages, List 3.

LINDSAY, James.  Information sought by wife in Adelaide in 1919, hadn’t heard from him in 7 months, was employed by Sennitt’s Ice Works South Melbourne.  Found.  8 pages, List 43.

LINDSAY, John Muir, Private 6347.  Father George, Leichardt, Sydney, wrote in 1919, asking police to find him.  He was shot in the head in France, arrived in Australia, but hasn’t returned home yet; worried.  Found.  7 pages, List 111.

LINDSAY, Mabel, Fitzroy, wrote in 1906 re her husband Con, a journalist, last heard of in New Zealand.  Police there report he is a drunkard.  Reference made to previous enquiry, but not on file. 4 pages, List 69.

LINDT, J.W. Hermitage, Black Spur. Fears than the man who assaulted him and was gaoled for three months will return and set fire to his place or worse, 1899.  List 1.

LINLEY, W., Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1917 re son Ewart, discharged from military a few months ago and missing; had letters from Millie WEST in Collingwood.  5 pages, List 74.

LIPZKER, Samuel, left wife Jane and 3 children in North Melbourne and went to New Zealand c1897.  She is now destitute.  He is English, c40 years and was last heard of in Christchurch.  Not found; children committed to Industrial Schools.  10 pages, List 42.

LISTER, John.  Threatened Captain EVANS of Albany Road Toorak in 1896 and making a nuisance of himself.  He had been gaoled in 1888 for inflicting grevious bodily harm and released in 1891; born 1843 England.  9 pages, List 32.

LITTLE, Agnes Rebecca.  Born Elaine, Victoria; in 1884 alleged her father John had been interfering with her for the past 5 years, while they were living at Darlimurla, Gippsland, and she was now pregnant to him.   She told James McMILLAN of Richmond, who wrote to her father, but received no reply.  Her mother Rebecca believed her, but as there were no witnesses, no prosecution took place. 17 pages, List 57.

LITTLE, Robert, Mount Gambier, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report that his 14 year old daughter May had been committed to government care.  His wife Emily had cleared out, taking May and son Dave with her, and leaving 3 sons behind.  May had  a child to John STAFFORD, who was now wanted for the event.  Robert wanted his children returned to him.  4 pages, List 107.

LITTLECHILD, Harold, West Devonport Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re his son Algernon, who had left home and enlisted in the navy in Sydney, but who was discharged when found to be under age.  He had not returned home and was believed with his uncle Thomas GENTLES in Melbourne; found to have enlisted in Melbourne under name Charles MORRIS.  Several letters from father on file.  24 pages, List 72.

LT. LONSDALE ST. – Nos. 112/116.  Anonymous letters re persons living there.  Names mentioned:  Ruth KELLY, Mrs. DALBEAN o/wise Sarah HUTTON or Mrs. Darkie Tom, Maud GUNTER, Dolly TAYLOR, Liz WILSON, Sal REDDAN, Lizzie Ah LET/LOT.  1917.  17 pages, List 3.

LITTLEWOOD, Henry, 36 years, died in 1870 at a Melbourne hotel, recently arrived from Liverpool.  Brother in law Joseph HUGHES, carpenter, identifies him.  Littlewood was married to his sister, who remains in Liverpool with 2 children.  File re disposal of property.  9 pages, List 30.

LIVINGSTON, John and James Auld, sought by brother R.W. of Balham London UK in 1904.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

LIVERMORE, Mrs. E., Manly, wrote in 1907 re her niece Maggie REGAN of South Melbourne, who was married in 1905 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found; now Mrs. Joseph WELCH.  5 pages, List 83.

LIVINGSTONE, James Horace, released from gaol in 1928 after serving a term for bigamy and promptly re-offends, this time with Mary Ellen PATTERSON of Queamong, Conargo, NSW.  His wife Alice Mary sought as a witness; police interview her parent BUZZINI.  23 pages, List 60.

LIVINGSTONE, Robert, wrote a very strange letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1909, mentions a Dr WILLIAMS, who is interviewed and says a former lunatic patient of his.  5 pages, List 53.

LLEWELLIN, E., Sydney, complains in 1910 of daughter Isabel, known as Bella, who has been persuaded to run away from Sydney to Melbourne by her step-sister Ettie MILLER, wife of William, ‘who is a bad companion’.  Bella wants to go on the stage.  5 pages, List 55.

LLOYD, Mrs. H., wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1900, claiming her daughter was secretly married in Melbourne c1889 to Wallace GAY, son of Captain Gay.  His sister has let slip that he was already married.  Lloyd asks investigation, and police find no record of any marriage.  Various men of that surname in Melbourne are interviewed.  34 pages, List 45.

LLOYD, John, Samuel and Thomas.  Convicted, with Jimmy DAVIS, of cattle stealing at Benalla in 1865.  John BUTLER assisted police, seeks payment; three letters from him and details of case.  35 pages, List 4.

LOCHRANE, William Henry, deserted wife Cecelia, Carlton, in 1908.  He was 30 years, Scottish, vocalist.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 87.

LODGE, Francis, died Stawell 1897.  Executors of his estate ask police help in finding missing money.  20 pages, List 20

LODINGTON, Kenneth William, sought by John McKENZIE of Albany W.A.  Their uncle Hugh McKenzie has died.  Found.  15 pages, List 16.

LOE, Walter Herbert, wrote from London England in 1897, asking to join police force.  He was formerly in the 16th Lancers, and served mostly in India.  Copy of references on file.  3 pages, List 39.

LOFTUS, Mary. Brothel in Lonsdale; details of court case involving her daughter Winifred, whose real name was WESTON. Henry CORNWALL, nearby resident, complains, 1885.  List 1.

LOGUE, Mrs. T.  of Maryborough, Victoria, wrote in 1938 re her son George, who had been sentenced to 18 mths gaol at Mildura.  3 pages, List 2.

LOHDEN, John.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, re a body found at Cobram, which he thinks may be his brother William.  Police establish it was William ANDERSON.  5 pages, List 4.

LOHFF, Elsie Marie Rebecca, a child, taken in by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn in 1903; father Max, Murchison is a widower.  2 pages, List 66.

LOHFF, Frederick Max. Sought by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn Road in 1905. She’s looked after his daughter Elsie for 2 years as he was destitute and a widower, living in a bark hut. He was supposed to pay maintenance but has not done so.  List 1.

LONG, Arthur, licensee of the Rifle Brigade Hotel Bendigo, son of James, suspected to trying to sell stolen gold in Tasmania.  List 85.

LONSDALE STREET, Nos 21, 23, 25, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20, 22.  Report on Madams and prostitutes occupying these houses as brothels in 1898 and 1906.  The named Madams were Caroline HODGSON, Sarah RUSSELL, Margaret GORDON, Eva WESTCOTT, Maggie BLACK, Sarah DAVIS, Annie MORGAN.  List 82.

LONG, Mrs. Charles, wrote from Amherst in 1896 re her youngest daughter Esther COLLINGE, 14½ years, who was persuaded by John McPHEE Jnr, 30 years, son of the owner of Woodstock Station, to marry him and go interstate.  He has returned but her daughter hasn’t.  Asks police help.  A most interesting letter, giving all sorts of details.  Esther is found interstate.  9 pages, List 35.

LONG, Mrs E.T., Surrey Hills, reports that son’s illegitimate child was being neglected by his mother Bella BLAKE (otherwise Mrs ALLISON) and seeks to have custody of the two year child herself.  11 pages, List 101.

LONG, Oliver John.  Writes from Euroa in 1898; is on waiting list for police, asks when he is likely to be called.  2 pages, List 19,

LONGFIELD, Frederick B.  Son of H. Longfield of the Argus newspaper; in 1908 Tasmanian police report he was arrested there as being destitute; file re collection of items pawned, and passage back to Victoria, 11 pages, List 10.

LONGLEY, George Sargeant.  Sought by sister Mrs. T. MILLS in 1900.  Her letter missing from file.  Found.  4 pages, List 43.

LONGMORE, R.B., Brisbane, wrote in 1903 asking police protection for his sister, as H.C. WHITE has threatened her.  4 pages, List 67.

LOONEY, Kingsley.  Malvern.  Letterbox blown up in 1934.  He rented a flat from Mrs. Elizabeth BARRY and her sister Miss Janet TOWNSEND.  11 pages, List 4.

LOPEZ, Sarah Martin. Her husband A. MARTIN, Redfern, writes in 1883. She has been an inmate of lunatic asylum, left four days previously and took ship to Melbourne. Photo of both on file.  List 1.

LORDEN, Lewis, baker, formerly of Bendigo, wrote letter to Premier from Fitzroy, claiming he is the next Duke of Middlesex.  Police give his family background, father died in Hobart in 1879; he is delusional.  8 pages, List 37.

LORDEN, Louis, writes a number of letters re a purse and pawn tickets stolen from him at Boggy Creek near Kyneton, while he was on his way to Echuca, seeking employment, in 1896.  The tickets are presented to pawn broker P. PERLSTEIN in Melbourne, and a coat and silver watch handed over.  The watch is a family heirloom, and he is keen to get it back.  He writes that he uses the name Charles Louis, but his real name is Louis.  35 pages, List 36.

LORENZO, Nella, sought by uncle Pietro FOPOLI of Walhalla in 1897, last heard of at Chiltern.  Not found.  5 pages, List 41.

LOTHROP, Ada M., wrote from Sydney in 1902 re her son Harold LLOYD.  He was due to attend the University, but has gone to Ballarat to make money after falling in love with a married woman.  Found.  List 62.

LOUBENS, Madame, nee Catherine BERGER.  Information sought by French Consul in 1918.  File reveals she has run away from home in Adelaide and is with a German, Frantz Richard SCHULT in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 46.

LOUGHNANE, Mary, Mount Gambier, asked police in 1915 to find her husband James John; found in AIF.  13 pages, List 81.

LOUTH, William J., drowned at Victoria Docks Melbourne in 1896, 37 years, passenger on the S.S. ‘Gulf of Genoa’; formerly in Royal Irish Constabulary.  File re disposal of effects and attempts by Victoria to be reimbursed for their costs.  29 pages, List 39.

LOVE, Rachel, servant to Mrs COOPER, Toorak, asks police to find Thomas John MONTGOMERY; she has had a child to him, wants maintenance.  He was c28 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 100

LOVELOCK, Martha alias GEORGE. Prostitute; rented house in Lt. Lonsdale Street, 1895, but moved.  List 1.

LOVEWELL, G.H., photographer, left wife Maud in Melbourne c1894 and hadn’t paid maintenance; last heard of in NSW.  She asks police help in 1895 to find him.  Photo on file.  (see instructions re ordering of copies of photos.) Found.  6 pages, List 30.

LOWE, Francis William, Fitzroy, 17 years, asked police in 1931 to find his relatives; believes his mother Ruby LOVE came from Warrnambool, died in 1927.  Walter Francis Love of Laang interviewed, believes he’s the child of his sister Rachel.  7 pages, List 96.

LOWE, John, accidentally killed at Wodonga in 1873. Wife Margaret living apart at Templestowe is informed and wrote letter to department; still in file.  In 1892 S. Lowe of Wodonga sought information about his property, but there was none.  It is established that Margaret had died and her sons were John, William and James.  8 pages, List 77.

LOWE, May, 19 years, waitress.  Aunt Miss TOOHEY asks police in 1913 to find her, believed living with Christopher HUNTER a married man who has left his wife.  Found.  4 pages, List 93.

LOWRY, John. Alias DALE and COOK. Bushranger, 1866; file re arrest and conviction. Reward offered by William JENKINS, carrier, Nth Melbourne, for horse stealing.  List 1.

LUCAS, Albert Joseph, fisherman, Port Welshpool, in 1909 accused of improper relationship with 16 year old daughter Emily; disproved.  7 pages, List 87.

LUCAS, Annie, (known as Lewis) attempted suicide in 1909 while lodging at Fitzroy Arms Hotel, Melbourne, manager Lewis LEWIS, servants Minnie DOYLE, Elizabeth ANDERSON.  Two suicide notes on file; no prosecution.  13 pages, List 70.

LUCAS, Charles D., charged with embezzling funds of the Chiltern Branch of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association, president George SKERRY.  Arrested in Qld and extradited.  Large file re procedures and costs involved.  List 28.

LUCAS, Mack Carr, widower, married 21 year old Ellen JOSE in 1906, but she left him and took money so he charged her with larceny.  Her parents were at Alexandra.  Photo of her and child on file.  17 pages, List 50.

LUCHINOVICH, Thomas H., deserted wife in 1909.  In 1911 she berats police for not finding him; his mother was at Avenel.  9 pages, List 100.

LUDWIG, Ludwig Joseph, born Augsburg Bavaria 1881, became a sailor, believed to have deserted in Victoria.  Information sought by brother S. Ludwig of Munich in 1900.  Found to have been gaoled for an offence against Ella Amelia IBITSON, daughter of John, grocer of Geelong.  18 pages, List 47.

LUMSDEN, David, found dead in his paddock at Camberwell in 1900.  3 pages, List 50.

LUSCOMBE, Mrs., Watson St., Brunswick, reports in 1899 that her sister Norah L. COLLINS, single, had a miscarriage that she thinks may have been induced.  Medical details show child was born stillborn and was syphilitic.  5 pages, List 41.

LUMLEY, Beatrice, looked after from an infant by Mrs. DOUGLAS of Cork St. Qld.  In 1903 Mr. SHANNON, Headingley Station via Barrlia Qld, asked police help to find her brothers Harry and Tom, believed working in Richmond quarry; she is now 17 and had been separated from the family for many years.  20 pages, List 67.

LYFIELD, Catherine. Second wife of Henry, and murdered by him in 1896. Allegations of incest by daughter of first marriage; a particularly revolting case.  List 1.

LYFIELD, Catherine, murdered 1896.  Statements made by Annie Louise MILLER, manager of Geelong Coffee Palace, Annie DOUGLAS and Margaret HOOPER nee ROBB about their knowledge of the ill-treatment by her husband.  Two letters of Lyfield also on file.  12 pages, List 39.

LYNCH, David and wife, licensee of Britannia Hotel Melbourne in 1915, sought by Miss M.E. RYAN of Moree NSW, in 1917; she had recently arrived from New Zealand.  Found to have gone to overseas.  6 pages, List 74.

LYNCH, Michael, 40 years, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1916; 15 years previously he had been convicted of the murder of a young girl and served time in gaol.  Recently enlisted in the army.  Brother John interviewed.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 77.

LYNCH, William.  Travelling with Lynch’s Bellringers in Qld in 1919, he reports the windows in his home at Windsor have been broken again, after receiving word from his wife.  14 pages, List 3.

LYONS, Amy, living apart from her husband and with wharf labourer Thomas COOPER when she attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1910.  33 years, addicted to drink.  7 pages, List 23.

LYONS, Hugh, 40 years, took ill while working on farm of Mr. J. TROTMAN at Glenroy and taken to hospital where he died.  His family were at Kyneton; his sister Mrs. BING pays expenses.  13 pages, List 51.

LYONS, Thomas W., c28 years, deserted wife Annie, Adelaide S.A. in 1904; had been at Broken Hill, believed to be originally from Ballarat, but this is incorrect.  List 68.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AFGHAN HAWKERS. 1890 listing of.  List 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAKER, Alfred Herbert, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Qld., wrote in 1917 seeking A.C. TINSDALE, Cinema Exchange, Melbourne, who had entered into a contract with him to open a Brisbane branch and supply films and had had not complied with the contract.  8 pages, List 74.

BAKER, Annie C. nee URE, Eastwood, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her sister Mrs. Isabella THOMPSON, wife of Jack, and their children Cyril and George. The family were from Glasgow.  8 pages, List 72.

BAKER, Betsy Jane, Horsham, deserted by husband George, labourer, 53 years, Victorian; may be with Minnie HARRICKS, c27 years.  Located interstate.  17 pages, List 67.

BAKER, Cuthbert Sholton, deserted wife Margaret at Bendigo in 1915, left with Myra LEWIS.  Arrested at Adelaide, but magistrate refused to remand him.  8 pages, List 78.

BAKER, F.A. (Rev.)  Writes from Koroit in 1865 on behalf of a woman who married Thomas GREGSON in 1852.  He left for the diggings shortly afterwards and has never been heard of again.  She wishes to marry someone she has been living with, but seeks confirmation of Gregson’s death.  5 pages, List 4.

BAKER, James Gordon.  Arrived in Melbourne c1882, joined Permanent Artillery and was promoted.  Copy of him in uniform in file.  He married a widow, J. McTAGGART, who had two children.  In 1895 they left the colony under false names as he was wanted for fraud and forgery; he was then c34 years old.  He was a nephew of Colonel Valentine Baker, and his mother lived at Windsor, Belfast, Ireland.  In 1899 the file was briefly re-activated, but not found.  Large file.  List 43.

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, the withdrew it and accused police of bullying.  A very detailed report on her character etc is on file.  14 pages, List 107.

BERRICK, Gottfried, Mooroopna, farmer.  Reported missing in 1902, believed drowned.  Seen by a constable in 1903, admits fled from creditors.  7 pages, List 19.

BERRY, Mrs. Harriet. Wife of John B. Berry of Dandenong, died in suspicious circumstances in 1899. 10 pages, List 2.

BERSICA, John, Shepparton, applies for wine licence for Numurkah in 1898.  Police and residents oppose, he complains.  9 pages, List 22.

BERTRAM, Henry. Report on his marital affairs and relations, Bendigo 1900. Married Amelia NICHOLL in 1880, she died some months later. Married Elizabeth JURY, a prostitute, and got VD from her so left her. She now living with Charlie CARLIE and claims Bertram tried to poison her. Married Elizabeth MARTIN, by whom he had a child already, named Bertha. Witness at second marriage was Charles DAWE, married to Louie JURY who is now using the name Mrs. LORD. No witnesses will testify, so never charged with bigamy.  List 1.

BERWICK, Mrs.  Wrote from Collingwood in 1904, seeking location of her daughter who married John FLANNERY c1897, hasn’t seen her for four years.  6 pages, List 10.

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.

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

BODIN, Alexander.  Wife writes from Redfern NSW in 1913; she is getting 10/- maintenance per week from him but is in poor health and seeks more money.  Found, running hairdressing business with sister, but is himself in poor health and cannot give more.  Claims wife a drunkard.  6 pages, List 32.

BOFFEY, Sarah, widow, Fitzroy, attempted suicide in 1913; Neighbour Amelia COX.  Taken to hospital.  5 pages, List 92.

BOLAND, Michael, and brothers Patrick and Thomas, sought by unknown person in 1897 (original letter not on file).  Patrick found at Smeaton, Michael in NSW; both elderly.  15 pages, List 39.

BOLDINI, Walter, Carlton, 1905, asks police to help trace Harry and Molly COOPER, last heard of in Qld.  Her sister Florence Lizzie HAMPTON is in asylum under name of Ida DENNY.  Harry Cooper suspicious of request, but police reveal Boldini was genuine, he had lived with her for 8 years.  16 pages, List 23.

BOLGER. Child lost in the bush in Yea district, 1899. Letter of thanks from parents, accounts for expenses incurred etc. List 2.

BOLMARCICH, Matteo.  Austro-Hungarian Consul sought him in 1908.  6 pages, List 5.

BOLT, Franklyn Page, deserted wife Eileen Elizabeth at St. Kilda in 1917, taking their child Barbara with him.  Arrested in Sydney, warrant then withdrawn.  40 pages, many duplicates, List 70.

BOLTON, Henry Edward, applies to join force in 1900.  Formerly served 3 years in Qld.  force, 27 years, Qld discharge parchment and newspaper cuttings on file.  5 pages, List 22.

BOLTON, R.W., wrote from Corowa NSW in 1896, wanting police help in getting his daughter Rose, 15 years, returned to him from Oakleigh Convent.  3 pages, List 36.

BOLTON, William Richard.  Charged with being a neglected child at Northcote in 1894.  Father Richard is interstate, aunt Mrs. COOK of Northcote.  9 pages, List 7.

BOMB OUTRAGE. Letter exploded at Lands Purchase Office, 1914, injuring Frederick LEE, Thomas HASTIE and Reg. Gordon JONES. Anonymous letter in 1919 implicates Robert LAWRENCE or SPENCER, but he was  exonerated.  List 1.

BOMBING of Greek Club, Lonsdale St., 1928.  List of those injured, and details of various other bombings that occurred, blamed on wharf labourers opposed to ‘free’ labourers.  Photos of weapons and bombs, letters from informants, reports etc.  A very large file.  List 61.

BONDIETTI, Basilis, found guilty of murdering Carlo COMISTO near Seymour in 1876 and executed.  File covers various reports on him and his activities and disposal of his property.  29 pages, List 34.

BONE, Charles.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1898 re Thomas LUNEY/LOONEY who fathered his daughter Nancy Jane’s child in 1891, and was ordered to pay maintenance for 14 years, but went interstate and has not paid anything for 4 years.  11 pages, List 19.

BONE, Mrs May, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1911.  Husband Frederick left there for Melbourne 18 months ago, and hasn’t been heard from for a year.  He is c60 years old.  She has heard a report that he was drowned, but this is disproved.  4 pages, List 99.

BONHAM, Kathleen, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912; husband John had left her.  5 pages, List 103.

BONIFACE, Jessie, removed from nurse Jessie PHILLIPS, Prahran, by her mother Jessie Dunlop Boniface in 1896, and died shortly afterwards.  Anonymous letter alleges ill-treatment.  Phillips then took in Willy O’NEIL, 8 months, mother Lizzie, single.  8 pages, List 37.

BONNER, John, Campbellfield, wrote in 1912 r John Bonner, who was left in NSW some forty years ago by his brother Michael, dairy farming at Young.  He was born in Co Donegal Ireland, and the uncle of the writer.  Relative found.  3 pages, List 103.

BONNICK, Mrs E., Gympie, Qld., sought by daughter Mary FREEMAN, Hopevale near Rainbow, in 1913.  Found.  4  pages, List 93.

BOOL, Richard, left Taunton England c1856, with his family, last heard of at Kyneton c1873, he was a marble mason.  Information sought by F. Bool, Tarnagulla in 1896.  Police find he died in Melbourne c1878, left 2 sons and son in law Parker.  9 pages, List 30.

BOOTH, Edward, deserted wife Emily at Broken Hill in 1906; father William is at Richmond.  Found.  9 pages, List 71.

BOOTH, Mrs. Margaret.  File re alleged abortion and death in 1894.  Husband Peter had gone to Western Australia from Port Melbourne.  6 pages, List 13.

BORAN, Henry John, 20 years, sought by South Australian State Children’s Department in 1904; has a sister Kitty, a barmaid at Richmond.  Not found.  6 pages, List 68.

BORTHWICK, Hector Roy and Margaret, on a soldier settlement block near Colac in 1924, when they entered into an arrangement, at the suggestion of Land Board Inspector Mark HAGER, with John RITCHIE, chemist, Colac,  for him to purchase the next block and later transfer it to them.  They paid HAGER, and in 1928 the matter came to light and he was dismissed.  11 pages, List 60.

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.

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.

BRENNOCK, Sarah, last heard of as a domestic servant in Moonee Ponds; mother Mrs C. HEATHERILL, Wagga Wagga, seeks her.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

BRETHERTON, Dora nee WARBY, claimed in 1928 that Colin CRANE and Durham MARCEL, actor and stage manager, committed perjury in the court case Bretherton vs MAJOR in 1924.  A large file, it gives the background and traces the movements of the pair before they appeared in court.  List 58.

BRETT, Myrtle Isla, gave false age when marrying Albert Carey PAGE in 1916; they were both under age.  Her mother threatens to make a formal complaint, but changes mind.  Mrs Brett was deserted years ago and is living with Stephen MILLER by whom she has 4 children.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 79.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BREUR, Edward Adolph alias BRAUN alias MULHENS, enquired for by German Consul in Sydney in 1906. Married there as Braun, last heard of in Bendigo. Found. 7 pages, List 2.

BREWER, Andrew, left wife and 3 children in Ipswich Qld in 1895 and came to Melbourne for work; formerly in H.M. Navy and British Railways.  Rev. Alfred DAVIES of St Thomas’s church Ipswich writes.  Not found.  9 pages, List 27.

BREWSTER, Charles A., wrote from Barraba, NSW in 1902.  He is a mounted trooper there, 33 years old, would like to join Victorian police.  2 pages, List 61.

BRIDGES, Arthur, 12 years, accidentally run over by a train near Newport in 1900; lost leg.  Spencer John BARKMAN was with him.  2 pages, List 49.

BRIDSON, Thomas H., wrote from Sydney in 1919.  He had recently arrived from the U.S. and was the eldest son of Hugh, ‘late police magistrate of the western district located at Sofala’.  He is trying to settle his father’s estate and has been told he had land at Geelong by John LANE, a soldier in France, who asks him to give a small reward to his widowed sister when he succeeds in getting the land.  Very detailed file shows that Hugh died in 1877, the place meant is Gulgong and the land is worthless.  17 pages, List 71.

BRIGHT, G.H., Bendigo, wrote numerous bizarre letters in 1915 to the Chief Commissioner on religious and political matters.  He lived with his mother and kept the letters secret from her.  This is a large file.  List 80.

BRIGHTON GUN CLUB.  Detailed report on Pigeon Shooting Competition held in 1914.  12 pages and booklet Gun Clubs Association, Quarterly Calender, Rules etc.

BRIGHTWELL, Walter B., sought in 1909 by mother Eugenia, Chowey Siding, Gayndah Line, Qld.  He left Qld for Melbourne in 1908; an assistant surveyor.  Not found.  9 pages, List 91.

BRISBANE POLICE wrote in 1896 asking for details of Stanley GRAHAM, who was awaiting trial there.  They had found a letter from sister Emma HORNE of Ballarat, who confirms that his real name is Horne and that he had been convicted in Victoria of a crime but she didn’t know details.  6 pages, List 37.

BRITTER, George, deserted his illegitimate child Alan PATERSON, mother Agnes Allen, tailoress, South Melbourne, in 1913.  He was a clerk, 25 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 108.

BRITTON, Albert.  Incomplete one page letter from Queenstown South Australia, 1919, written by wife.  He left her 2 yrs ago, was believed to be with his sister Lucille.  Rest of file missing.  1 page, List 3.

BROADBENT, Audrey, in 1928 made pregnant by Edward WEBSTER, who arranged an abortion by Mary SCHAFER of Middle Park.  Audrey’s mother Frances reports her suspicions to police who investigate.  A large file, List 58.

BROADWOOD, Mary, Bute, South Australia, wrote in 1903, asking advice as to whether she could marry again, as has met someone.  Married when 16 to Frederick Broadwood at Mt. Eccles in 1890, after 8 years he deserted her and their 4 children for another woman.   4 pages, List 464.

BROCKWAY, T., Broken Hill, concerned about sister Annie in 1901, now living with her sister at Blackburn; she has been in the Adelaide Asylum and is now acting strangely.  9 pages, List 52.

BRODRIBB, R.H., St. Arnaud, 1905; applies to join police force, 21 years.  Brother Malcolm concerned, has gone missing.  10 pages, List 23.

BROMLEY, Mrs. Used by police to trap abortionists, 1898.  List 1.

BROMLEY, Edward.  Deserted wife Jemima in Richmond, after drawing up maintenance agreement in 1901.  In 1904 she writes from interstate, asking police to find him.  8 pages, List 10.

BROOKS, Charles, Traralgon, Gippsland, applied to join force in 1901 but in the meantime charged with theft.  3 pages, List 51.

BROOKS, Frederick Augustus alias F.J. DESMOND.  Deserted wife Elizabeth and five children at Hawthorn in 1896.  He is a traveller with cyclorama entertainments.  BEST & HALL, solicitors, Melbourne, wrote to Qld police in 1900, seeking his whereabouts.  9 pages, List 44.

BROOKSHAW, A.E. Private, wrote 4 letters from Heliopolis, Egypt in 1916, begging police to find his wife and persuade her to return to their children whom she had abandoned and were being cared for by Mrs. BALLANTYNE in Newmarket.  Found.  16 pages, List 76.

BROOMFIELD, William, sought by niece Matilda BRODIN of Canterbury, NSW in 1897.  Was in Victorian police force c30 years ago.  Copy of letter from Royal Irish Constabulary on file.  6 pages, List 38.

BROPHY, Francis, 15 years, died at Braybrook in 1900, son of Sarah.  ‘This child was an idiot since birth …’.  7 pages, List 48.

BROWN, Ada, wrote from Adelaide in 1913; has heard her 17 year old son Harold has been gaoled, seeks details.  7 pages, List 110.

BROWN, Bridget, Goulburn NSW, wrote in 1913, has heard her son James Francis HEPBURN has died; not heard from for 10 years; asks details.  Not found.  9 pages, List 105.

BROWN, Byron, Caledonia Hotel, Hobart, in 1917 asks police to find his wife Eva Ruth and children Heathcote Byron, Phyllis Irene and Beryl Ruth; believed with her sister Doll CARMAN.  Found.  7 pages, List 74.

BROWN, Ernest Robert, deserted his 5 illegitimate children by Sophia Irene JONES in 1917, believed in Brisbane.  Not found.  4 pages, List 72.

BROWN, George, deserted wife Robina at Clunes in 1899.  A miner, 24 years, believed to have taken ship to Sydney under an alias with Mrs. ARMSTRONG and her child.  File mainly concerns police failure to produce warrant in time to prevent trip.  40 pages, List 25.

BROWN, Henry Baker, Koondrook, asks police in 1908 to contact his son William Henry at Glanville South Australia; needs assistance.  Found.  11 pages, List 85.

BROWN, J.J., deserted wife and five children at Geelong in 1909; saddler.  He is found interstate and details of his lifestyle given.  12 pages, List 87.

BROWN, James, wrote from Winton Qld in 1906 re his stepfather Frank DE WELDON, whose wife and children he has supported for 2 years.  He has heard that De Weldon died in Ballarat in 1905 and estate was to be left to him.   Report reveals he was destitute.  7 pages, List 26.

BROWN, John Hall.  Wife wrote from Otford, Illawarra Line, NSW in 1905, seeking his whereabouts.  They were from the U.K., arriving c1904.  He went to Ballarat and she hasn’t heard from him nor received any maintenance.  She has 5 children to support.  Not found.  6 pages, List 23.

BROWN, Lionel Percy Aiden, deserted wife Edith Ann at Dimboola in 1918.  He was a returned soldier, wounded at Gallipoli, 27 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 75.

BROWN, Martha, wife of James, died Macedon 1866, child James also died.  Allegation of neglect of child is raised with police; family lived at Middle Gully and another child had previously drowned.  10 pages, List 35.

BROWN, Sarah, Green Park, Horsham, deserted by husband Peter in 1904.  4 pages, List 68.

BROWN, Violet Muriel, wife of John, mother of Muriel Jean, 3 years, Sarah 5 years and Walter 2 years, reports that someone has sexually interfered with Muriel in 1919.  Police find she suffered an accident, no evidence of assault.  10 pages, List 31.

BROWN, William Henry, of Thomas Brown & Sons Brisbane, wrote requesting ‘discreet enquiry’ of his son William Hutcheson Monteagle Brown, 19 years, in 1912.  He enclosed 2 photos.  25 pages, List 102.  See introduction regarding options for copying photographs.

BROWNE, Graham, Dr.  Wife Isabella, Fitzroy, wrote in 1900, asking discreet enquiries into him.  He had gone to Western Australia as Medical Officer at Mount Magnet Hospital, and was to write, but hasn’t done so.  Police find he is an alcoholic.  13 pages, List 48.

BRUCE, A., Boisdale.  Wrote in 1910, has a motor bike, is 17 years old; queries refusal to give him a licence.  3 pages, List 54.

BRUCE, Alfred, deserted wife Amy at Alberton in 1901.  He was 25-30 years.  Not found.  4 pages, List 61.

BRUCE, Elizabeth, Collingwood, issued warrant on father of her illegitimate child Leslie in 1913; he was Peter BERNARD of Chiltern who left town.  Letters and postcards from him are on the file, along with help supplied by Mary SMITH, servant at Culcairn Hotel.  20 pages, List 106.

BRUCE, Grace, St Kilda, adopted grand-daughter 4 year old Clara ROWLAND in Sydney c1906.  In 1908 child’s mother asks police to find them; not found.  8 pages, List 87.

BRUCE, Henry George, deserted wife and 3 children.  In 1899 Rev. J.B. RONALD of South Melbourne asks police to trace him; believed to be in Mount Bischoff in Tasmania; not found.  11 pages, List 41.

BRUNT, Mrs. Allen.  Wrote two letters from Burwood near Sydney in 1903; she had seen a newspaper report of a Kate MORGAN deserting her adopted child and wonders if this is her sister Kate Margaret HALL, who is ‘mentally afflicted’ and was last heard of going to Melbourne.  Police report it is not the same person – Morgan was the wife of a farmer at Nar Nar Goon, and her maiden name was TREACY.  8 pages, List 6.

BRUTON, Mrs. Caroline, writes from Adelaide in 1906 re her 15 year old grand-daughter Alice PHELAN who has gone to Melbourne.  Police find she is working for Mr. BEACONSFIELD, tobacconist of Collingwood.  Postcard and letter on file.  13 pages, List 26.

BRYANT, Ronald Caulfield, son of Albert Crusoe Bryant, 20 years, left his home in Prahran in 1909, 20 years.  Police search for him in 1912; unsuccessful.  9 pages, List 104.

BRYCE, Christina, daughter of Thomas and Christina, adopted by James DAVIS of Epsom in 1861.  Her brother Thomas apprenticed to butcher John TERRANS of Bendigo.  Report from Coroner on proceedings which followed death of mother.  5 pages, List 13.

BRYCE, Mrs. J., Launceston, Tasmania.  Her unmarried daughter came to Melbourne in 1916 and stayed at lodging house of Mrs. PETERSON, Fitzroy.  Took ill and taken to hospital where she gave birth to a son; used the name Hilda EVANS, which was false.  Mother informed.  4 pages, List 77.

BRYSON, Houston Stewart.  Information sought by daughter living in Middle Park in 1900.  He was a contractor/builder, c61 years, believed to be in Bairnsdale district.  Found.  12 pages, List 43.

BUBONIC PLAGUE, 1900.  Series of reports on various outbreaks in Melbourne.  Places mentioned were 1 Rouse St., Port Melbourne, 132 Westgarth St., Fitzroy, occupied by Alfred HANDS and a hoax on Mr ALLARD who lived in Ashley St., Brighton.  Large file.  List 44.

BUCHAN, William, left at St Joseph’s Convent Surrey Hills in 1902 and adopted by Miss McCann of Timor West.  In 1913 he wrote asking details of his parentage; advised to write to Registry.  2 pages, List 94.

BUCHANAN, Alfred, sought by daughter Clara, Waterloo Sydney, in 1909; he was 67 years and a broom seller.  Found.  7 pages, List 88.

BUCHANAN, Alfred, sought by daughter Mrs C. COTTER, Sydney, in 1912, believed in hospital; found.  5 pages, List 104.

BUCK, Andrew Alexander, wrote from Sydney in 1900 re Thomas TUMETH, who had left there with Buck’s wife and son Frederick and gone to Melbourne; was using name THOMPSON.  Another letter in 1907.  20 pages, List 70.

BUCK, Arthur, sentenced to death for murder of Kate NAUGHTON in 1906.  Background given; born Victoria, 27 years.  Kate lived with Silas MOYLE under name of McNULTY; her husband James Naughton is in gaol.  She had lived with Buck previously.  7 pages, List 27.

BUCKLEY, Dr Dawson.  Confidential report on him requested by French Consul in 1911; report states real name is Joseph, brother of James, a draper at Bright, William, John, and Cornelius.  11 pages, List 98.

BUCKMASTER, George, Private Enquiry Agent, wrote from Buxgunyah, Woolloongabba, Qld, in 1896 on behalf of the mother of James and William MURNANE, natives of Midleton, Co. Cork Ireland, who were last heard of in Gippsland.  She is anxious to hear from them.  Not found despite extensive search.  18 pages, List 36.

BULLEN, Leopold R., died Melbourne Hospital in 1890.  Unnamed brother in U.S.A. seeks details of his estate in 1894; original letter not on file. 9 pages, List 38.

BUNGEY, E., Chaplain Adelaide City Mission, wrote in 1911 re prisoner RYAN, seeking his wife.  Report states she is Elizabeth HILTON, a prostitute.  4 pages, List 99.

BURDETT, Miss, Tamworth NSW, wrote in 1917 re soldier Ernest Harold DONNELLY, No. 4060, born Tamworth, who had deserted.  6 pages, List 75.

BURFORD, George Thomas, sought by brother Jack, Sydney, in 1915.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

BURGE, May, charged with false pretences at Melbourne Children’s Court in 1917; victim Minnie FOTHERINGHAM, employee of Myers Department Store, Bourke Street.  Witnesses were fellow employees Molly CULLEN, Jean GRIFFITHS.  9 pages, List 97.

BURGESS, Madame and COLLINS, Miss.  Continental Tea Rooms, St. Kilda; worried about soldiers attacking their premises, 1916.  List 6.

BURGESS, Francis T., left his 3 girls with Miss Eliza Mulqueeny and went to Western Australia.  She failed to support them, and one was adopted, while Ellen and Olive went to their aunt Mrs. Jane GLEW of Footscray, who maintained them until 1900, when she wrote to police asking them to locate him and get him to pay for their care.  She had 7 children of her own, and a sick husband.  Police locate him.  22 pages, List 44.

BURGESS, Richard, charged and found guilty of rape of Elizabeth PARSONS at Trentham in 1900.  Details of case.  43 pages, List 47.

BURGESS, John H., wrote in 1906 re his daughter Adelaide Frances Margaret Bird, who had left for Melbourne, concerned about her welfare.  7 pages, List 71.

BURKE, James. Charged with indecent assault on Stella HOLDERNESS, 8 year old daughter of Charlton postmaster in 1881. Burke was a postal employee. 22 pages, List 2.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Hope St., Geelong, complained of treatment by police in 1905. Report states she is delusional; son Patrick and daughter Mary had both attempted suicide.  3 pages, List 52.

BURKE, Mrs. Margaret, Yackandandah, complained in 1917 that the warrant for her husband James Robert is not being served; believes her brother in law George BEATTY and wife Blanche know where he is.  7 pages, List 75.

BURKE, Minnie, accidentally in 1909.  Sister Mrs A. WATT, Warwick Qld., asks location of effects.  6 pages, List 91.

BURKE, Rickard, chief correspondent, Taxation Department NSW, wrote a five page letter in 1900, asking for a confidential report on his wife she is ‘young, dressy and very pretty’.  She went as a lady’s maid to someone in Melbourne, but he suspects she had an affair with PATON who left Sydney at the same time. A second letter cancels request.  7 pages, List 45.

BURKE, Robert O’Hara, hairdresser, Hampton.  Wrote to police in 1915 re his niece Lillian Evelyn YOUNG, of Sebastopol, who answered a letter for a domestic servant and was asked to go to a house in South Yarra, run by Mrs. Margaret WARDLEY or LEIGH, and found it was a ‘house of assignation’.  Wardley has a friend James O’DWYER.  Interview with Young on file.  13 pages, List 2.

BURKE, William, taken from parents by police when 8 years old, now 21 and asks details of location of parents and siblings John, Mary and Thomas, in 1898.  Police find they were admitted to the Industrial Schools, both parents, William and Annie were drunkards.  He was fostered out to a Mrs. Kane of Bendigo.  He wrote from Cunningham in Gippsland, but had left there by the time report forwarded.  They attempt to find him.  18 pages, List 21.

BURKE, William, c60 yrs, born Ireland, living at Mt Blowhard, found in a destitute and dying condition and admitted to hospital in Melbourne, 1905. 4pages, List 11.

BURNESS, Henry, attempted suicide at South Melbourne in 1909; wife Jane and boarded James BOASE provide statement to police.  No prosecution.  9 pages, List 91.

BURNESS, Madge, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1908; suicide note on file, addressed to friend Alice TAYLOR.  Brother John, miner of Enoch’s Point contacted, and will care for her.  No prosecution.  19 pages, List 84.

BURNETT, James Reuben Clinton and wife Elima Marie were storekeepers at Bairnsdale in 1911 when fire destroyed their premises; they are suspected.  Evidence given by insurance agent James JOHNSTON and Thomas Frederick KENNARD and William Robert Hugh PEARSON.  18 pages, List 98.

BURNETT, Matthew. Reformer, 1879 poster.  List 1.

BURNS, Annie nee DILLON, employed as female searcher at Melbourne police station; appeals her employment termination in 1908.  10 pages, List 87.

BURNS, Elizabeth, died suddenly at Burnley in 1900, c24 years, living with father and sister.  2 pages, List 51.

BURNS, Flora, died after alleged abortion by chemist READER at Warracknabeal in 1901; exhumation of body, costs to police etc.  Large file, List 51.

BURNS or BRUNS, Frederick, wanted for breaking and entering on premises of A. STARK, Chatswood NSW in 1913; 1 page and photo.  List 109.

BURNS, James, farmer, residing near Melbourne, fleeced at Flemington race course in 1891 by two men he subsequently identified as Henry MILLER and Alick BELL, who were from Sydney.  Asks police to deal with them; report states they are aided by George ADAMS who lives with brothel keeper Charlotte CAIN.  6 pages, List 55.

BURNS, John, sought by Edward F. CONYERS, Petersham Sydney in 1908, on behalf of his brother Edward Burns, who is a tenant on Conyer’s uncle’s estate Castletown Conyers Ireland.  Found.  5 pages, List 85.

BURNS, John Edward, charged with carnal knowledge of Laura Alice SILVER, 14 years, at Yarram in 1912.  Copy of her birth certificate on file, parents were George H and Emily E nee winter.  She was working for Frances Mary LUCAS at Goodwood Saw Mills, Mullundung.  Crown Solicitor’s Opinion on file.  20 pages, List 102.

BURNS, Matthew, Windsor, asks police help in 1899 with his unnamed brother who is an alcoholic and making life miserable for the family.  5 pages, List 76.

BURRETT, Annie, Geelong, applied for old age pension in 1911.  Footscray police asked to investigate her husband Thomas’s situation.  He states she deserted him years ago and he has remarried, thus committing bigamy.  4 pages, List 95.

BURROWS, E., Greytown near Nagambie; wrote in 1903 complaining of Amelia SMITH’s morals; her sister is living with – GORDON, and has 3 children by him.  10 pages, List 65.

BURT, Maud, 17½ years, left her home at Bacchus Marsh in 1913, believed with John BERRY, c23 years, who had been employed by John WILLS a farmer there.  His mother lived in Cheshire.  Photo of the couple on file.  Information sought by Miss Emily ALLEN.  Not found.  4 pages, List 92.

BURTON, 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, Maggie, fell through skylight of Prince of Wales Hotel, Geelong, in 1896 and later died in hospital.  Was a domestic there; relatives in Ballarat collect body.  Fellow servant Emily McKirdy’s testimony on file.  7 pages, List 30.

BUTLER, May, 6 years, left with pensioner Theresa DARK in Melbourne by mother who was returning to Sydney to get a job, and would send for her, but never did.  In 1912 she is taken before the Children’s Court and police seek her mother, who had been employed by Mrs WINTER of Rozelle, but dismissed because pregnant.  4 pages, List 105.

BUTT, Charles, wrote from Bulumwaal in 1894, complaining of Charles AH HING who kept a disreputable shanty there.  Ah Hing also wrote to department about attitude of local Sergt of police; he employed a young girl named MOONEY to help his European wife.  Newspaper cutting on file show that Ah Hing was charged with wounding James AH KEW at Bairnsdale.  20 pages, List 24.

BUTTERWORTH, A., Smithton Tasmania, offered in 1912 to take the son of gaoled criminal Alfred Thomas SWIFT; police find he has gone to uncle.  2 pages, List 101.

BUTTOLPH, Robert, died in Melbourne hospital in 1900; single, clerk, 64 years, had cut his own throat.  9 pages, List 49.

BUTTON, Mrs. K., Perth, Tasmania, widow, wrote in 1910 her only son Jack who went to Victoria for the Show and hasn’t returned; 20 years.  9 pages, List 91.

BYWATER, Adelaide, Fitzroy, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1912, 28 years, single.  Her aunt Mrs Alice WARD will take care of her.  8 pages, List 103.

BYWATER, Katherine and sister, Knowsley Vale, alleged in 1911 that local constable was rude to them.  His report states they have been sending anonymous postcards and letters to residents, including W.H. Evans, butcher.  14 pages, and small postcard.  List 95.

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ULLMO, Lucien.  French Consul, Melbourne, wrote confidential letter in 1906 asking surveillance; he was 35-40 years and from a good family; ‘suffers from mental derangement’ is a danger to his countrymen.  8 pages, List 55.

UNMACK, Rev. Edward Carl. Chief Constable of Surrey, Guildford Surrey England, wrote in 1916 regarding him. He was rector of West Horsley Surrey, and claimed to be Australian born, but his parents are German. Encloses copies of birth and baptismal certificates and asks authenticity. Police report confirms certificates and details Unmack history of two brothers, one of whom was Edward’s father. 13 pages, List 6.

UREN, Edward of Penzance Cornwall England wrote in 1903 re Frederick William and George John THOMAS, both about 74 years, living near Bendigo.  6 pages.

USNER, Dorothy, came to Australia with Nat. Goodwin Theatrical Company, but had a falling out with them and left.  She had some nude photographs taken by FALKE in Melbourne.  Chief of Police and Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco both write seeking copies of photos for a forthcoming court case in 1899.   7 pages, List 37.

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VALGEM/VALGENE, Jene, wrote in 1892 from Helena Montana Territory USA re joining the Victorian police force.  He has travelled twice over the USA and Europe, and has worked as a detective.  Reply was to be directed to C/- D. SCHNAKENBERG, New York City, USA.  2 pages, List 2.

VALIOS, Tasi, Greek, 35 years, electrician, left wife Mary A. nee RUSSELL and children Marie and Nicholas in Glasgow in 1914 and came to Australia with – SHEPHERD, cinematograph entertainer.  In 1917 the Parish of Glasgow write asking police to trace him; has not sent maintenance since 1916, and the children are in their care. This is a very detailed file.  28 pages, List 50.

VANCE, Mrs A.E., Sioux City, Iowa USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Len J. LAUGHLIN.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

VAN DYK, Berend.  Consul General for Netherlands wrote in 1908 re this person who was a tailor aged about 80 years.  His family in Holland had not heard from him for some time.  9 pages.  List 5.

VAN DYKE, Mrs W., Washington DC, USA, wrote in 1913 re her husband William, last heard of in Melbourne in 1912; she is destitute.  10 pages, List 75.

VAN HECK, Edith, of Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re her husband’s activities in Melbourne; wants to take him to court for lack of maintenance. 4 pages, List 14.

VAN WYK, Mrs. Annie, Observatory, South Africa, wrote in 1916 re only brother Willie WILLIAMS, ship’s crew, left there in 1915.  Not found.  10 pages, List 53.

VAUGHAN, Frank of Calgarry, Alberta, Canada deserted his wife in 1915 and sailed for Australia with Alice POTTS.  Mrs. Vaughan and children left destitute.  Frank Vaughan was then aged 53 and had been a soldier and a freemason.  Alice Potts was 23 years.  File covers a period from 1916-1918.  21 pages.

VEALE, R.R., Sheriff of Contra Cost Co., Martinez, California, wrote in 1903 re Jerry O’MEARA who, with his family arrived in Antioch, California from Madera c1900 and purchased a property.  He then took a trip home to Ireland and has not returned.  Family informed he had gone to Australia; photos on file.  4 pages, List 2.

VEASEY, John.  Philip Baudinet, Mayor and Chief of Police, St. Helier’s Jersey, Channel Islands, wrote in 1901 re Veasey.  His wife and family are destitute and he was entitled to money from the Will of an uncle, John LAURENS, formerly M.L.A. in Victoria, and should be supporting them.  He was working as a gardener in Toorak.  Police interview Veasey, who states that his solicitor paid his wife’s debts of 40 pounds last year, and a daughter’s music lessons and he ‘is not prepared to make any provision for his wife or family, they must look out for themselves, he left them through his wife’s extravagance, which was keeping him always in debt … has no money at present, and even if he had, he would not send them one penny …’.  4 pages, List 5.

VEITCH, Walter G., wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1904 re his brother Robert L., who was born in Exeter.  Had seen report of a death, was it him – no.  4 pages, List 22.

VENNER, Frank, Royal Army Medical Corps, France, wrote in 1916 seeking his brother Alexander George; found.  Original letter not on file.  6 pages, List 55.

VENNING, John.  Anonymous letter received from England in 1911, alleging wife is immoral, gives family history etc.  Police interview family who say they have received similar letters; all from John, who is delusional.  A very detailed report.  11 pages, List 65.

VERT, John William, sought by father in law Thomas BELDON, South Shields, Northumberland England in 1913.  He took his wife and family to Melbourne and has deserted them.  Found interstate.  8 pages, List 73.

VILVINS, John W. wrote from Gore, Southland, New Zealand re his father of the same name, in 1896, and requested further details in 1898. His daughter was married to – ALEXANDER. [Spelling of name not clear, could be VELVINS] 12 pages

VINCENT, George, wrote from Pentridge Gaol to the French Consul in Melbourne in 1895, asking for assistance as he was French.  He was convicted of forgery.  19 pages, List 29.

VINCENT, William.  Sought by mother Mrs. M. of Vancouver in 1899.  He left there as a seaman, hasn’t been heard of in 15 months.  Police find he served a prison term.  12 pages, List 23.

VINEY, Mary, of Carlton Victoria asks police for help in 1900. Her husband Walter Kyrke Viney left in 1892 for England, in connection with a legacy, and she hasn’t heard from him since. English police interview James KRYKE and report result. 5 pages, List 13.

VINICK, Phillip of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1914 re Robert VINICK.  3 pages.

VIVIAN, R.E., Bredlington, Yorkshire, wrote in 1903, asking for confidential report on his wife and unnamed brother who were living in Fitzroy.  Incomplete file.  2 pages, List 47.

VOLKER, Margaret, widow, wrote in German from Wurzburg, Bayern, re her son Robert, born 1866 and went to Tasmania in 1885/6.  7 pages, List 3.

VOLKER, Robert.  Brother Luise wrote in German from Bavaria in 1898; he was born 1866, went to Tasmania c1885.  7 pages, List 20.

VON FURSTENBERG, Mr. German Consul in Melbourne provides letter of introduction in 1891; he has served in Prussian Calvary. 1 page, List 15.

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WADDELL, William, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1917 on behalf of the aged mother of Alexander LITTLEJOHN, who left there in 1882 for Queensland, and was last heard of in Victoria in 1886. Various Littlejohns are interviewed, but none are the correct person. 5 pages, List 11.

WADDINGTON, Beatrice M. (Miss), wrote from Katoomba New South Wales, in 1894 re Thomas BEESON or BEASON, who left England in 1868 with a Mr. DYSON.  Asks his address.  1 page, List 4.

WADHAM, W.J. of West Disbury, Manchester England, wrote in 1907 on behalf of mother of E.A. Wadham, who was 78 years of age, and hadn’t heard from her daughter for some time.  ‘Is she leading a chaste life?’.  Police find she was married to – GRANT, but left him for another man (McDONALD) a seaman, but they were no longer together.  Daughter responds to police questions ‘because a woman does not choose to live with her husband is no reason why she should be branded a bad character…’.  14 pages.  List 5.

WAGNER, C.L., Columbus, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1905.  He has been sending money to his grandfather George MORLEY who lives with J.E. PARRY at South Melbourne, but he doesn’t seem to have received the latest money sent.  Report on grandfather.  6 pages, List 44.

WAGNER, Fletcher Bernard, sought by US Consul in 1909.  He left the US in 1905, 23 years, black complexion, spoke several languages.  Not found.  6 pages, List 60.

WAGNER, Heinrich. German Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1910. Heinrich had married Hannah MUSCHIALLI in Melbourne, and they had two children, Richard and Hannah, but the marriage was unhappy, and he had taken them to Germany in 1896, where they were adopted by their aunt. She would like a confidential report on their mother. 4 pages, List 14.

WAGNER, Johann Karl Justus, born Felzberg, Kreis Melzon, Hessen Germany, c1846, left c28 years ago, from London, a baker.  Sought in 1899 by sister Mary MUELLER.  A cousin, C. SCHMIDT says believes interstate.  Found.  15 pages, List 36.

WAGNER, Marie, St. Mande, Paris, wrote in 1915 re her husband John George, a Prussian.  He left there 16 years ago, and is believed to be living with his first wife’s sister Tecla SMETZ in Melbourne.  Marie wanted a divorce as she was worried she’d be placed in a concentration camp.  21 pages, List 54.

WAIN, Mrs Frederick, enquired for by William CRAWFORD, Shettleston Glasgow in 1911; last heard of at Fitzroy.  Found.  11 pages, List 69.

WAINE, Richard.  Wrote from Calgary Canada in 1914 re his brother J.S. who was in Melbourne.  Richard had cabled money for his return, but he had not arrived.  4 pages, List 2.

WAITS, Catherine of Liverpool England wrote in 1914 re her daughter Grace, married to a Mr. SMITH of Smith St. Police interview Grace’s son Terrance in Fitzroy. 4 pages, List 7.

WAKE, Florence Louise, wrote from London UK in 1897 re a newspaper report on a Henry Wake, a visitor from Qld to Melbourne, who was arrested for drunkenness.  She asks if it is her brother Henry Louis Frederick Daniel Wallis, whom she hasn’t seen for ten years.  She gives some family details.  Police report it was Charles Wake, a butcher, and not her brother.  11 pages, List 36.

WAKELIN, Alice, New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Edward J. KING of Geelong who had been sending maintenance for his illegitimate child.  Incomplete file.  3 pages, List 54.

WAKELIN, Oliver, deserted wife Fannabella and ten year old child in Martinborough New Zealand, claiming had ‘found Pastures New’.  They formerly conducted the local hotel.  Not found.  5 pages, List 45.

WALBOURN, Mrs William, Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1923, seeking her husband’s relatives.  Found.  6 pages, List 70.

WALDRON, Patrick, sought by Bridget Waldron COYLE, Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1913; his sister.  He came to Australia c35 years ago from Ireland.  Various Waldron families are interviewed, but he’s not found.  15 pages, List 75.

WALKER, Eliza nee FOX, sought in 1911 by youngest sister Mrs Theresa MUNRO, who has recently arrived in Toronto.  Eliza left Dundee for Melbourne in 1878.  Not found.  6 pages, List 65.

WALDIE, A.B. Solicitors in New Plymouth New Zealand write on his behalf in 1911. He and his wife separated in 1907. He has heard she has died in Melbourne and seeks confirmation. Included on file is a letter from his relative in Scotland. 7 pages, List 12.

WALKER, Ada of Ulverston, Lancashire England, wrote a number of letters from 1916-1919 re her husband George, a boilermaker, who was in Australia and not supporting her and their three children. C.W. Dean, Clerk to the Guardians, also wrote. 19 pages, List 16.

WALKER, Charles William, a baker, sought by wife M. of Connifton Crossing, G.T.R. Station, Belleville, Ontario Canada in 1895; he left England 4 years ago; she is left with 6 children to support.  Found.  4 pages, List 28.

WALKER, David, c60 years, last heard of at Wagga Wagga, sought by brother W.B. Walker, Kroonstad, Orange River Colony, South Africa in 1910.  David left Dumbarton police in 1870s for Australia.  Not found.  12 pages, List 62.

WALKER, E.W. c/- Messrs Hanson & Orth, London, England, wrote in 1909 re his aunt Mrs Elizabeth M. BATTERSBY of St Kilda.  She is being cared for by Miss Mary CAWLEY; he thinks she is delusional.  Detailed report on situation.  8 pages, List 59.

WALKER, George S., Soldier Avenue, Younloville, Napa Co. California USA, wrote in 1897 re his sister Mary WALKER who left London in 1852 with a man named PICKETT.  She is due for a legacy, and he needs confirmation of her death or otherwise.  Another sister still lives in London.  11 Pages, List 4A.

WALKER, Miss L.A., King’s Norton, Birmingham England, wrote in 1916.  She is an inventor and has found that William Emanuel NAUNTON and Thomas Clark PALMER have patented her ‘new music system’,  Quite detailed letter.  11 pages, List 55.

WALKER, Lizzie, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother William O., aged c38 years; she is 26 years.  2 pages, List 3.

WALKER, Robert, wrote from Rangiora New Zealand re reported death of Samuel James Walker, shot by his son Joseph in 1912.  Asks is it his first cousin who was born in Portadown Co Armagh Ireland, and went to Canada.  Police confirm it is.  4 pages, List 32.

WALKER, Rose (nee McDONALD) of Ekehatina New Zealand wrote in 1907 re her uncle Alexander McDONALD who died in Kyneton Victoria recently.  4 pages, List 2.

WALL, Abraham, and sister Charlotte (late Mrs Henry NORMAN) sought in 1911 by brother Charles, Chicago USA.  They went to Australia c40 yeasr ago.  Found.  5 pages, List 68.

WALL, Henry Charles, 18yrs, arrived Melbourne 1913, sought by father Henry of Manor Park, Essex England in 1914. Found. 5 pages, List 7.

WALLACE, John, of Hamilton Scotland NB, wrote in 1892 seeking details of his deceased brother James.  Police report he died a pauper, in gaol hospital; was born Lanark.  4 pages, List 2.

WALLACE, John, Glasgow, wrote in 1908 on behalf of Catherine HUNTER nee CROOKS, whose husband Hugh was a fireman on board ship and left it at Melbourne some years ago.  She has heard he intends to remarry.  Police establish he had married Harriet KAHMANN.  5 pages, List 55.

WALLBURTON, P.C., wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1902 regarding the death of his brother Robert.  9 pages, List 21. WALMSLEY, George, sought by wife Gertrude of Wagon Drift Farm, Perseverance near Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony in 1910.  He deserted her and their 3 children in 1908.   They lived in Germiston South Africa, he is a book-keeper, 31 years.  His family lives in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 27.

WALLER, Edward Walker, sought by unnamed wife, Southend on Sea, Essex, England, in 1909.  He was an engineer; not found.  Original letter not on file and some pages damaged.  4pages, List 60.

WALPOLE, Jonathon, Tralee, Co Kerry, wrote in 1895 re a near relative Thomas HUNTER, formerly in the Melbourne police, and a native of Queen’s Co. Ireland, who left there over 40 years ago.  2 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Mary Teresa of Liverpool, wrote in 1902 re brother William Stephen TOBIN, aged about 58 years, had been in Melbourne about 34 years and formerly lived in Co. Clare Ireland.  All William Tobin’s in Melbourne interviewed.  10 pages.

WALSH, Moses, left Wellington New Zealand c1887 for N.S.W., a butcher.  In 1895 his wife Ann writes from Wellington, has heard he is in Geelong.  Not found.  12 pages, List 30.

WALSH, Norah, Elizabeth and Johanna, sought by Richard SKEIN, police department, San Francisco USA in 1913, on behalf of their sister Katherine Walsh.  They were long term residents of Melbourne but natives of Ballycasey Co Clare Ireland.  Not found.  13 pages, List 64.

WALSH, Mrs. P. of Syracuse New York USA wrote in 1897 re tracing Columb DALTON, who was born in Tullamore Kings Co. Ireland, son of Francis & Ann DALTON nee McDERMOTT.  Columb was living in Melbourne in 1855 with John DALEY and his son Anthony, and was leaving for the Mount Blackwood gold diggings.  His mother had never heard from him again, and now her grandchildren have taken up the search.  Police establish a William DALTON was at Blackwood many years before, but could not locate Columb.  5 pages, List 3.

WALSH, Robert, Ballykilavane, Glenealey, Co Wicklow Ireland, wrote in 1901 re his brother James of Clashland near Meathdrum Co Wicklow, not heard of for some years.  Joined the Vic. Police force c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 41.

WALTER, Mrs. K., Wandsworth, London, wrote in 1913 re her son Alfred George Evan Walter, who left for Australia in 1911, and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found.  9  pages, List 64.

WALTERS, Rev. Charles, Director of the Red Hill Reformatory, Surrey England, wrote in 1863 to Messrs J.H. Clough & Co., Melbourne re Israel BENNETT and Charles Henry PARKER, both under twenty years, who were seeking work in Australia.  After their arrival, Walters’s cousin A.J. DUFFIELD, of the Melbourne Club, writes to police re finding them later in the year, as they have gone missing.  13 pages, List 2.

WALTERS, Richard. (A very complicated story). A boilermaker, he deserted his family in Melbourne in 1887. His daughters Edith, Mary, Sarah and Margaret were taken into care by government officials, then the last three were sent to an aunt Mrs. S. Walters in Auckland New Zealand in 1890. Their mother Margaret bigamously married Joseph BLANCHE, but he found out about her previous marriage and went to Western Australia, and now wants police help in prosecuting Walters and not having to pay for Edith’s maintenance by government. Richard Walters had a brother named John and a nephew named Fred, both in Auckland New Zealand. 9 pages, List 9.

WALTON, Frank, sought by wife in Woodgate, Leicester, Engalnd, in 1910.  Was at Richmond in 1908; not heard from since.  12 pages, List 63.

WALTON, Robert C., Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1915 re 3uncles, Christopher, Storey and John Walton, of Co Durham, last heard of in Ballarat.  Christopher’s widow located. 21 pages, List 54.

WALWORTH, Henry, Blacksmith & Farriery, Port Awanui, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re his brother Phillip, who had been sentenced to death for rape.  13 pages, List 74.

WARBURTON, Cyril Edward, sought by brother Arthur George of Te Awamutu New Zealand in 1919.  He hasn’t written for some months.  5 pages, List 26.

WARD, G.T., JP for Folkestone, wrote in 1901 re former servant James SLADE who went to Australia for the benefit of his health in 1900.  Further letter by Ann SLADE, mother of James.  10 pages, some torn.

WARD, Mrs. Jessie of Blighmont Park, near Southampton England, wrote in 1915 re Leslie ROBERTS, whose mother was living at Freemantle, Southampton, and worried about him. He is found safe and well. 7 pages.

WARD, John.  Wife wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1902, asking if newspaper report of death of this man at Jumbunna is her husband; whom she last heard from two years ago.  He is 42 years old.  Report states not her husband.  4 pages, List 43.

WARD, John Dudley (Major), left wife Millie in Vancouver Canada in 1910.  In 1911 she asks discreet enquiry.  Not found.  7 pages, List 66.

WARD, John, Prahran, sought by J.H. GIBSON, solicitor, Wigton, Cumberland England in1911; he is executor of an estate.  4 pages, List 68.

WARD, Thomas.  Died suddenly at Nareeb Nareeb Station, Caramut, in 1898.  A native of Manchester, c 70 years.  Police find letters from mother Mary JENKINSON, and sisters Emma NICHOLSON and M. COOKE, all from Manchester, and written in the 1860s.  They are still on the file.  13 pages, List 20.

WARKE, -. Director of Criminal Intelligence, Simla, India, wrote in 1912 re two men named Warke and Wallace, who claimed they were seeing a friend off on a ship from Freemantle to Colombo, and had a few drinks on board, not realising the ship had left port. They had two women with them (unidentified, but called Mrs. Warke and Mrs. Wallace). They were charged with not having paid for the voyage, once the ship arrived in Colombo. Warke claims to have been born in Wedderburn, has a stepfather named Darling, and is a well-known jockey. Wallace claims he came from Perth, and his father is a doctor. Melbourne police confirm Warke’s claim. 4 pages, List 9.

WARNECKE, Carol, Oakland, California USA, wrote in 1907 re his brother in law James STRINGER and wife; he hasn’t heard from them for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 48.

WATERS, John, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, was written to by Mr. D.J. MacKAY 3-4 years ago, asking if he was the nephew and adopted son of Isabella Waters, who died 25 years ago.  Although he replied in the affirmative to MacKay, he has been unable to get a response, so asks police help in 1895.  Isabella was married when very young to William YOUNG and went to Melbourne with him.  MacKay not found.  6 pages, List 31.

WATKINSON, Mrs. C.L. of Kensington, London, wrote in 1905 re her brother Henry Joseph REED, born 1866, left there in 1891 for Australia, last heard of in Ballarat in 1899. Police report his death and that Albert NICHOLS of South Melbourne paid the burial expenses. Letter from Reed to on file as well. 8 pages, List 15.

WATSON, Charles Angus, committed suicide at the Melbourne Coffee Palace in 1910.  An acquaintance, Joseph Edward PRINCE gave evidence, but the details must have been confused, because Prince’s mother, Mrs Ellen ARMSTRONG of Liverpool wrote asking for his belongings, and Mr and Mrs Robert PRICE of Bootle, who he had lived with, identified a photo of the deceased as Prince.  A complicated case, with a photo of the deceased on file, and some duplication.  28 pages, List 62.

WATSON, Ernest Joseph, sought by sibling H. Watson, of Bedford England in 1919; last heard of in 1916. Was a steward on a shipping line. 5 pages, List 17.

WATSON, Mrs H.L., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re her husband A.H., who left her some time ago.  6 pages, List 66.

WATSON, Mrs. Margaret, Troyville, Johannesburg, South Africa, wrote in 1915 re her son Henry Theophilus, who was in the police force in Melbourne in 1913.  Found.  11 pages, List 54.

WATSON, Mrs. P.J. of Athlone Ireland, wrote in 1915 re ‘a grand uncle of mine, William CUNNINGHAM, who was transported to Tasmania for a political offence in 1813 and never heard from until 18 years ago a death in an Irish paper of William Cunningham who died in Australia, worth thousands of pounds. His nephews and nieces thought it was him, but they are old people and uneducated. Presently a man of the name in New York is seeking information …’. Cunningham is believed to have been ‘a carpenter and married to a Maori queen.’ Not found. 7 pages, List 8.

WATT, Mrs Mary, Wanganuie New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re William DAVEY.  She has been looking after his child since 1911 and he owes maintenance.  Found.  4 pages, List 70.

WATT, Mrs M., Wanganui, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re William DAVEY; believed in Melbourne, has not sent money for his child.  Found.  5 pages, List 71.

WATTERS, Jim alias Paul JONES alias Black Pearl alias Black Prince.  St Louis police chief forwards photo and Bertillon chart of this criminal in 1901, and asks if he is known in Melbourne; no.  2 pages, List 40.

WATTS, William, farmer, Kilmore, sought by sister who has written but received no reply in 1897.  Mrs. J. BENNETT writes from Chadwell Essex England; not clear if she is the sister.  6 pages, List 34.

WAY, Frank, sought by mother Mrs. H.E., Wimbledon, England, in 1916.  Not found.  19 pages, List 52.

WEAVER, Walter Francis.  Mrs Frances Mary Weaver, Maida Vale, London enquires from 1908-1912 whether he was still alive.  Letter from 1899 also on file, from Laurence Weaver.  18 pages, List 72.

WEBB, M. of Cork Ireland wrote in 1899 re son John, who was in police force.  Parents had not heard from him for past three years.  8 pages.

WEBB, Mrs. Mary of Cork Ireland, wrote in 1897 re her son, who was in the police force. She hasn’t heard from him in two years. 5 pages, List 9.

WEBB, Mrs Mary, Cork Ireland, wrote in 1906 re her son John, ex constable.  Found, ‘doubtful he will contact her’.  5 pages, List 55.

WEBB, Nathan, sought by brother Sidney John Webb of Vancouver in 1906; arrived 1881.  Not found.  5 pages, List 29.

WEBBER, Pte. P.G. of H.M.S. Monmouth, Hong Kong, wrote in 1908 re his father Richard, a tailor, last heard from at Stawell in 1892.  Found.  7 pages, List 18.

WEBSTER, William Thomas, alias GILBERT.  Scotland Yard wrote in 1899 about this man, then living in Bermondsey England with mother.  An anonymous letter says he is wanted for wife and child desertion in Victoria.  Report shows Tasmanian warrant issued at Bothwell.  Children were Ethel, George, Tasman and Edward.  7 pages, List 36.  CONNECTION FOUND.

WEEKS, James W., ex constable, sought by Courtenay O. WEEKS, surveyor, Co. Cork Ireland.  2 pages, List 2.

WEEKS, Robert.  Information sought by brother Thomas of Brittas Slade, More Co., Dublin Ireland in 1910.  He was in the Victorian police force, believed to have died. Death confirmed and details of beneficiaries, including
daughter Susan G. BRESLIN, given.  6 pages, List 41.

WEINBERG, R. of Focsani Romania, wrote in 1894 re his nephew Phillip A. WEINBERG, who left there for the USA then Australia, working in a Smelting Company.  3 pages.  List 4.

WEILL, Leopold, sought by brother in law Charles COHEN, who wrote from Westhofen, Alsaac in 1896.  He had previously written in 1892/3 – these letters are not on this file.  Leopold’s mother has died.  Not found.  14 pages, List 34.

WEISELER, Joseph P. of Australia, wrote a postcard, in German, in 1898. Translation reveals he wanted details of his father Joseph. Not found. 5 pages, List 14.

WELBY, E., of Cape Mounted Riflemen, King Williams Town, South Africa, wrote in 1893 seeking address of Sir Samuel WILSON, late of Victoria, and maiden name of wife.  3 pages, List 3.

WELBY, E., of Kingstown South Africa, wrote in 1893 re Frederick and Sarah WILSON.  She is his aunt and he hasn’t heard from her since 1871.  One of the family is believed to have married Alexander SWANSON.  6 Pages.

WELCH, Frank R.C., of Dordrecht Holland wrote in 1917 re his father J. WELCH, who left 18 years ago from South Africa, supposedly for Australia. His brother and he are anxious to hear something. Reply states the more details are needed, such as full name, age, occupation etc. 2 pages, List 6.

WELCH, William C. of Hartford, Conn., USA wrote in 1910 re his uncle William HOWARD, native of Cork Ireland, who left there 45 years ago. Every William Howard in Melbourne directory traced, but none the correct person. 10 pages. List 5.

WELLER, Mrs. Laurie M. wrote to South African police in 1915 re her husband, Franklin Maximillian, for whom she has a warrant for maintenance. She claims he married Lucy STANTON but he denies this. South African police give details to Victorian police. 6 pages, 2 very faint, and photo. List 8. See instructions re photographic copying costs.  Incomplete file, which would appear to be part of the above file, states that he was working for the New York Life Assurance Co. and living with woman Stanton.  13 pages, List 58.

WELLS, Mrs. Amanda, of Chicago Ill., USA wrote in 1915 re Mrs. Irving SAYLES, wife of her brother. She has heard he has died. Police find her interstate. 5 pages, List 7.

WELLS, William Joseph, inmate of Parish Workhouse Liverpool.  Department of External Affairs seeks his wife and family, believed to be at Mitiamo.  Various families interviewed, but not found.  11 pages, List 65.

WENSLEY, Annie, sought by sister Mrs Elise E. EADON, San Jose, California USA in 1907-08.  She was in business in Melbourne in 1881.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

WERNER, F.H., Hill Crest, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re snake charmer CLEOPATRA, who owed him for payment of snakes she had bought.  She is located interstate.  3 pages, List 45.

WEST, A., wrote from South Hackney, London in 1892 regarding Edward John LILLEY, owner of steamer ‘The Lady Darling’ trading on River Murray.  The writer’s mother was his twin sister.  6 pages, List 2.

WEST, James, of San Gabriel, California USA, wrote in 1917-19 re James A. CENTER of West Brunswick, ‘Scotch Highland Bagpipe Maker’ and his failure to send him a set of bagpipes he had paid for.  He needed them to enter a Canadian Regiment.  15 pages, List 18.

WESTALL, John Robert.  Brother write from Accington Lancashire England; has heard he has been killed.  Mother is over 70.  Police locate him and report confidentially he has a wife and family here, and possibly one back in England.  5 pages, List 3.

WESTCOTT, George, Priory, Taunton, England, wrote in 1916 re son Herbert Isaac, who had joined the AIF and returned wounded.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

WESTERFIELD, Adolf E.R., wrote from Staten Island New York USA in 1904; intends to travel with a moving picture show and asks if daughter can perform dances.  2 pages, List 32.

WESTLAKE, Charles and Hannah, sought by sister in law Mrs William LAND, formerly Annie E. BRAWN, Garson Mine, Ontario Canada, in 1911.  Police find both have died and give details.  6 pages, List 66.

WHARTON, Mary G., Barnard Castle, Darlington, England, wrote in 1913 re the accidental death of her husband Thomas.  7 pages, List 73.

WHEELER, J.H. wrote from Seaford, Delaware USA in 1895 re his uncles John and Joseph CROAD, who left Portsmouth UK about 1850 for the Victorian goldfields; relatives found.  5 pages, List 30.

WHEELER, Wilfred Latham, sought by sister H. Latham Wheeler, West Kensington London England, in 1911.  Not heard from since 1906, c38 years, mother dying.  Found to have died in 1908; she sends donation to hospital.  15 pages, List 69.

WHELAN, M.R., Dublin, Ireland, wrote in 1916 re brother John, who arrived from Co Kerry in 1910 and was last heard of in 1914, found. 3 pages, List 69.

WHITAKER, George, sought by William W. Whitaker, Limerick, Ireland in 1898; he was a grand uncle, had a hotel, formerly in British Army, brother of Rev. Thomas Knox Whitaker.  Not found.  7 pages, List 25.

WHITE, Alexander, c20 years, sought in 1902 by widowed mother in Dundee, Scotland; believed injured while working on a boat.  Not found.  4 pages, List 42.

WHITE, Alexander, Imperial Tea Co. Ltd., South Sylhet, India, wrote a series of letters in 1913/14 re his wife Margaret, who left England to join him there, but instead went to Melbourne.  He suspects she is with Dr James OGILVIE, and this is eventually proved.  33 pages, List 75.

WHITE, Mrs Annabella, 38 years, sought by mother Mrs William EDWARDS, Dullingham near Newmarket, Cambridge England, in 1911; last heard of at Southern Cross W.A.  Employment history given; found in hospital.  10 pages, List 67.

WHITE, James, of North Taunton Devon England, wrote in 1916 re his son (un-named) and a letter his daughter received from Miss E.B. WATERS of Sth Melbourne, a copy of which he encloses. Police report that his son refuses to write to him and Miss Waters wrote to relieve the family’s anxiety. 7 pages, List 8.

WHITE, John and son John Samuel, formerly of Parish of Gwithian, Cornwall; information sought by Christian ELLIS of Hayle, Cornwall in 1898.  Police find father has died; son is a MLA.  9 pages, List 26.

WHITE, M., insurance agent, Blenheim New Zealand, wrote in 1900 re Harold CLARK of Fitzroy, 23 years and his father’s estate.  6 pages, List 38.

WHITE, Stanley H., Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his wife Caroline nee MELL and children Stanley Roy and Lenny, who left Perth W.A., possibly with James HOBBS, a carpenter.  He is applying for a divorce.  6 pages, List 43.

WHITE, Sydney and brother J.  Information on them sought by Chief of Police, Calcutta in 1907.  They were jockeys and their mother married into the CRUSH family.  7 pages.

WHITE, Mrs. T., Brown Street, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1905 re Henry BLAKELY.  Her letter missing from file, but his widow found living near Ballarat.  3 pages, List 44

WHITE, W.F., taxidermist, ornithologist etc., wrote from Winnipeg Manitoba in 1904, seeking William COURTNEY ‘who went out there … boring artesian wells’ c12 years ago.  His mother and sister would like to know his whereabouts.  His sister Miss Courtney was living in Rat Portage, Ontario.  Courtney found.  14 pages, List 35.

WHITE, William.  Information sought by sister Phyllis DRING, Sunderland England in 1912.  He went to Melbourne a year previously, but her letters returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 70.

WHITEHOUSE, 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.

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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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JACKSON, Annie Moore, wrote from Stratford Ontario Canada in 1914 re her father Albert MOORE. Not found. 6 pages, List 8.

JACKSON, J., Driver, 1st Aust. Wireless Squadron, Bombay, India, wrote in 1917 asking police to investigate his wife’s complaint re being insulted in the street; she lived in Coburg, initials M.E.  4 pages, List 50.

JACKSON, Dr John, Philadelphia USA, wrote in 1911 re his uncle John, of Collins Street, Melbourne, who was planning a trip to the USA, but had never arrived.  Found.  7 pages, List 68.

JACKSON, Mrs L., Penzance, Cornwall, wrote in 1912 seeking the widow of George Frederick BURGESS; found.  5 pages, List 70.

JACKSON, Mary F. of Blenheim Lodge, Chestnut Walk, Worcester wrote in 1902 re brother John JACKSON.  6 pages.

JACKSON, Minnie of Washington USA, wrote in 1899, enclosing a small poster which includes her photograph. She was taken from her parents and brought to Canada. Thinks her parents lived  Wolverhampton England before that, and her father wore some kind of uniform. Her original letter not on file, but searches by police for the BROOKFIELD family reveal some possible connection. Mrs. Mary ORCHARD (husband Philip) daughter of Richard Brookfield, gives family history, mentions a Mrs. Mary JINKS, names possible father. 13 pages, but the file is incomplete.   List 17.

JACKSON, Minnie, wrote from Woodend, Washington USA in 1899, enclosing copies of a flyer which states she was separated from her parents when about 3 years old and taken from Wolverhampton UK to Canada.  Her mother died, her father was BROOKFIELD.  Asks for flyer to be distributed.  11 pages, List 35.   (This would appear to be the rest of the file recorded above.)

JACKSON, R.F., wrote from Ormondville New Zealand in 1900 re W.F. LAMONLEY, from Cockermouth, Cumberland, UK.  About 1879 he emigrated to Australia, was a reporter.  Jackson and his wife are taking a trip ‘home’ to Cockermouth and would like to meet Lamonley enroute.  Police find he had returned to the UK some years before, but a married daughter was still here.  6 pages, List 37.

JACKSON, W. Maurice, of Clarendon Park Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re his sister Elizabeth, married to a man named JONES about 10 years ago.  The family were anxious about her.  Not found at address given.  3 pages, List 3.

JACOBSON, Solomon William, sought by brother Herman of Chicago in 1895.  He was born in Russia, lived in London, arrived Australia c35 years.  4 pages, List 28.

JACOMB, Louisa, Stratford, London, England, wrote in 1903 re her husband Josiah, 60 years, carpenter, who left there in 1880 and was last heard of in 1886 at Baltimore USA.  He wrote that he was going to Australia and has not been heard from since.  5 pages, List 46.

JAGOE, Mrs Mary, Stratford, Conn., USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother Edward ELLIS, who had been in New Zealand; found eventually in the country.  17 pages, List 68.

JAHN, Henry B.  Sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1905.  3 pages, List 19.

JAMES, George R.  Left mother Kate in Liverpool England in 1905 for Melbourne, then ‘got into some trouble’ and imprisoned.  Sister Mrs. Mabel James BRADICK wrote from New York in 1908 seeking information on him. Not found.  7 pages, List 41.

JAMES, George Radcliffe, sought by sister Mrs Mabel J. BRADICK, New York, in 1911.  7 pages, List 68.

JAMES, John Herbert Lea, sought by twin brother Lieut. Frederick of H.M.S. Alarm, who wrote from Hull England in 1900 on behalf of their mother.   Last heard of at Pyramid Hill, found.  6 pages, List 39.

JAMES, John, Pendeen, Cornwall, England, wrote in 1902 re Charles MATHEWS, who left there c1853 and was last heard of at Hawthorn, now c70 years.  6 pages, List 45.

JAMES, W.D., wrote from Franksville Station, Racine, Co. Wis., USA in 1895 re Price JONES who left Pont Robert, Montgomeryshire, North Wales c40 years ago.  2 pages, List 28.

JAMIESON, William J., wrote from Providence, Rhode Island in 1898, re his brother Alexander, who left the Shetland Islands 30-40 years ago, had 2 sons.  Incomplete file, 2 pages, List 24.

JAMPEN, J.C., Masterton, New Zealand, wrote in 1907 asking police to find his son Charles Leslie, who left there in the care of Mr. A. ROUBEY for Melbourne, and neither of whom had written to him.  Police interview Roubey who produces an agreement for Charles to stay with his family and Charles, who says he doesn’t wish to return.  7 pages, List 48.

JANES, Mrs. W.A., wrote from Heckford Park, Pode, England in 1916 re her sister Mrs. BARNES, who was last heard of living in Brunswick. Found. 5 pages, List 6.

JAQUEST, David, Head Constable, Luton Bedfordshire England wrote in 1892 re David GUNN, who left there about 6 years ago for Australia.  He is 32 years, his father highly respectable and a former mayor there.  They have heard he was killed in an accident and ask details.  Photo on file.  2 pages, List 2.

JARVIS, Captain William, also known as JAMES and MIDDLETON.  C.I.D. Natal South Africa wrote in 1905, seeking information on this man and enclosing a photo of him in military uniform and a crime sheet.  He was Irish, c51 years, had convictions in various places.  Wanted posters from Metropolitan Police London England also on file of him and William PEEL a Victorian offender who was wanted for hotel robberies.  This is a very large file.  List 45.

JEELANISHAH, Mrs. Florence Maud, wrote from Amritsar, Punjab, India, in 1916.  Her husband Said of Carlton, had sent her and their two children and her stepson to India to make a home, but failed to provide money for their maintenance, and wrote to his brother Meer HOSSEN to take the children away from her and have her killed.  Very detailed 6 page letter mentions son Maddison Shah; found in Melbourne, a hawker and Muslim preacher. 12 pages, List 53.

JEFFERS, William, of Lurgan, Ireland, wrote three letters in 1908 re his brother George, who left twenty years ago. He had been in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and served briefly in the NSW police force before opening a store. Police in NSW and Victoria fail to find him. 12 pages, List 10.

JEFFREY, William, went missing on a voyage on the S.S. Fifeshire from Liverpool to New Zealand in 1908.  He was from Dean, Edinburgh, aged 25.  Fellow passenger John JACKS, 22 years suspected of foul play but exonerated.  17 pages, List 58.

JEFFRIES, Florence, of Camberwell London England, wrote in 1918 re Percy Hugh SMITH, who was discharged from the army in Australia (No. 10579) and was to return to England but has not done so. Found. 7 pages, List 16.

JENKINS, James, Green Island, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re son in law Charles John JOHNSON, who left there for Adelaide in 1910, leaving his wife Amy Harriet and child with him.  Not heard from for months, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  12 pages, List 68.

JENNINGS, Joseph, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1912 re his sister Mrs POLLITTS of the Pollitts Cabinet Works.  Not found.  5 pages, List 71.

JESSOP, Augustus Frederick. Sought by High Commissioner, Australia House, London, England, in 1919 on behalf of E.J. TIMOTHY of Goodmare, Essex. He was 37 years old, married, left there c7 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

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.

KERIN, Peter, left Ballinacally Co Clare Ireland c1870 for Australia.  Sought by nephew Michael, Buffalo New York.  Found.  4 pages, List 63.

KERINS, Mrs. S., Liverpool England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Henry Charles, c30 years, who worked his way to Australia on a ship; was born Williamstown.  Not found.  5 pages, List 50.

KERR, Charles, Detroit, Michigan, USA, in 1916 asked police to find Joseph PARR, his wife’s uncle, who came from Liverpool to Melbourne c1911, a member of the Salvation Army and a retired policeman.  Found.  6  pages, List 52.

KESSEL, Robert, 23 yrs, sought by Victor B., SALISBURY, Hamburg, Eric County New York USA in 1911.  Details of Henry Kessel ascertained, but not the right person.  13 pages, List 67.

KESSLER, Lancelot Robert, wrote in 1917 from Trench Mortar Battery, 31st Brigade, Salonica Forces, re his mother Mrs. Lottie STAFFORD, a nurse. He left Melbourne in 1896. His sister Mrs Trixie LETHBRIDGE found. 6 pages. List 6.

KEUNE, Henny [Henrietta?] German Consul in Melbourne asked police to find her in 1928, enclosed photograph. Note states found in Germany. 2 pages, List 42. See instructions re copying of photographs.

KEW, Manfred wrote from Pokew Auckland New Zealand in 1903 re his brother Frank, last heard of in Melbourne; found.  7 pages, List 46.

KHAN, Sepoy Adelet, stationed with East Africa Exped. Force India in 1918.  His Commanding Officer writes on his behalf; has heard that his father Hazir Khan has died in Bendigo, asks if correct.  Incorrect.  4 pages, List 56.

KHAN, Chandu, (son of Bhadur Khan), wrote from Delhi India in 1914. He had lived in Melbourne for 18 years, but while placed in a lunatic asylum for 3 years his property was auctioned. He wants the proceeds of the auction forwarded to him there. Police find his assets were sold to pay a debt. 17 pages, List 7

KHAN, Fattehai. Commissioner of Police in Bombay wrote in 1919. Kahan, 60 years of age, had recently arrived there from Melbourne without a passport, and claimed to have lived and worked in Melbourne for past 25-30 yrs. Seeks confirmation and reason for no passport. 4 pages, List 18.

KHAN, Ghani Walad Adam. Information sought by the District Superintendent of Police, Kolaba, India on behalf of a relative of Khan, a Pathan, Boku Wd Karen SULEMAN KHEL-GHAIL, who wished to join him in Australia,  but was robbed in Bombay on his way there. Khan transported goods by camel. 17 pages, List 41.

KIENI, John Martin. Sought by Swiss Consul in Melbourne in 1919; last heard of three years ago. 4 pages, List 10.

KILLAM & BECK, Solicitors, Vancouver Canada, wrote in 1918 regarding the next of kin of the late Allen McDONELL, a bachelor, who died intestate there. His brother John was overseer of Telegraphs in Melbourne. Police locate daughter Mrs. Lucy CLAUSCEN. 6 Pages, List 6.

KILMARTIN, Kiernan and sister Mrs Michael (Bessie) KELLY, sought by brother Patrick, Hartford, Conn., USA in 1911.  They left Seven Churches, King’s County Ireland c30 years ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 66.

KING, – 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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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.

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.

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

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. (Note instructions re photo charges).  List 32.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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ULHORN, Mr.  Hairdresser, St. Kilda, of German extraction, scared soldiers are going to attack him, 1916.  List 6.

ULLYETT, Olive E.F., died suddenly in 1928 of a suspected abortion.  Had lived with Alfred Lewis CLEMENTS for some years at Albert Park.    6 pages, List 60.

UNDERHILL, Sidney, born 1904, son of George of Fitzroy.  Anonymous letter in 1905 states his birth was not registered to avoid vaccination.  6 pages, List 63.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth.  Wrote from Broken Hill in 1905 regarding her son Mark who had been apprenticed as an acrobat to Mr. N.H. TYLER.  He wrote that he was being badly treated.  15 pages, List 8.

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth, Broken Hill, wrote in 1906 re her son Mark, appearing in shows with Reginald WILLIAMS; she wants him returned home.  Found.  10 pages, List 82.

UNDERWOOD, Patrick.  Information sought by wife Florence, Surry Hills Sydney in 1902; she is destitute with a month old baby.  Found.  8 pages, List 61.

UNEMPLOYED MEETING, 1892. Two handbills advertising same.  List 1.

UNKNOWN MALE, found dead in bush near Beechworth in 1896, had hanged himself.  Faded photograph and 2 pages.  List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

UNKNOWN MALE, suicided at Ardara near Ararat in 1906.  Photo on file; c40 years, used name James TITAN, but believed to be false. Sample of his poetry on file.  Mrs. A.G. WITTON of Dimboola Banner wrote that it may be her brother in law John, who wrote poetry and was a heavy drinker; no.  18 pages, List 71.

UPTON, Alfred Harold Keith, 13 years, ran away from his home at pacific, Watson’s Bay Sydney in 1910, met cousin Hilda OSTLING, then came to Melbourne; arrested for larceny.  5 pages, List 94.

UPTON, Herbert George.  Charged with carnal knowledge of Gertrude Irene FURZER at Flemington in 1905.  Photo; 25 yrs.  File incomplete, some repetitious material.  See comments re copying of photographs.  List 4.

URQUHART, Donald, wrote from Allora, Darling Downs Qld., in 1907, applying for entry to police force.  Reference from Commonwealth Attorney General L.E. GROOM on file.  5 pages, List 44.

U.S. NAVY. Description of 1908 deserters from Great White Fleet.  List 1.

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VACCARE, Albino.  Italian Consul in Melbourne asks for discreet enquiries to be made in 1882.  Found, recently married.  5 pages, List 57.

VAIL, Mrs Annie, Packington Place East Prahran, claims in 1913 that there is a cellar under the house filled with dead bodies; report states delusional.  6 pages, List 93.

VALE, Charles Harold.  Confidential enquiry as to his whereabouts sought on behalf of his father R.T. VALE, MLA.  He was a native of Ballarat, 21 years.  Not found.  5 pages.  A further file covering different searches made, has 10 pages.  List 63.

VALLIS,  R.R., Stroud, NSW, wrote in 1913 re 7 year old son, who was taken from Dunedin New Zealand 6 months ago by his mother and James CROCKER who were running art unions.  Not found. 8 pages, List 106.

VANCE, James. Murdered, 1900, five people charged with crime. Large file.  List 1.

VANDERLUFT, Looie, wrote from Heathcote in 1902 re the arrest of two burglars, asking if her daughter Mrs. J.T. ANDAS’s jewellery was among the items found; she was currently overseas.  4 pages, List 12.

VARDY, Joseph Francis.  His discharge from the 4th Qld Contingent was found in a street in 1904, and attempts are made to find him and return it.  List 68.

VARKER, Mary Emily, nee WEATHERSON, wife of William James, gave birth to illegitimate child Duecilla Mary at Eaglehawk in 1895 and listed him as father on birth certificate.  They were married in 1886, had two children, Hilda and Clarice, but have been separated for some years.  Father of child is – JOHNS.  She and her mother run the Huntly Wine Hall.  File includes copies of birth certificates.  30 pages, List 29.

VARLEY, George William, sought by wife, at Handforth, Cheshire, England,  in 1913.  He left England 3 years ago; she and their child are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 109.

VAUGHAN, Kenneth, arrested for forgery at Linton, and committed suicide; was to have been married to Miss SANDOW in 2 weeks.  2 pages, List 97.

VAUGHAN, William, last heard of at Perth c1908, going goldmining.  Sought by sister Elizabeth, Mortlake Victoria in 1915.  Found.  11 pages, List 80.

VEAR, H.C., Ballarat, wrote two strange letters to police in 1912; local police report he suffers from hallucinations and is harmless.  7 pages, List 33.

VEAR, James, London England, wrote in 1902 asking police to contact a boot maker named IRVINE who had a son James who has died overseas.  Police establish this was William Irvine of Ballarat and track his family.  James was formerly in the Victoria police force.  7 pages, List 42.

VEARING, W., wrote from Mitchellstown via Tahbilk in 1900 re neighbours SMITH, who have drunken men and women around their premises; he is worried they will destroy his sheep.  They are identified as Charles Smith and his three daughters.  The eldest is living with William GORDON, the second has gone to Melbourne, and the youngest is with a Mrs. TOGNELLI of Tahbilk.  Vearing is Smith’s brother in law.  8 pages, List 45.

VENN, James Grosse, deserted wife in Sydney in 1892.  She writes in 1898 seeking details of him.  Not found.  8 pages, List 19.

VENNELL, Martha, charged with murdering son Ellis John Vennell at Maryborough in 1894; acquitted.  Large file, List 24.

VERNON, Jean, wife of Eustace, private secretary to the Chinese Consul at Johannesburg South Africa, arrived in Melbourne in 1906 and stayed with sister Mrs. Alice GEMEL.  Pregnant, she attempts to get rid of child and becomes septic and quite ill.  Drs Charles John HOOD and Francis A. NYULASY are called in; neighbour Mr & Mrs. DAY alert police.  This is a very detailed file.  17 pages, List 70.

VERNON, May ‘Southport’ Mordialloc.  In 1913 an anonymous letter claimed that bad behaviour had been going on there for some time; local police refute claim, give details of her interests in horse racing.  5 pages, List 109.

VERSTRUCTEN, Philippi.  Sought by Belgian Consul in 1877; found.  8 pages, List 5.

VIAL, William John, deserted wife E.G. Vial previous to 1895, when she asks police to find him.  She writes from Coomoora, Daylesford.  2 pages, List 25.

VICTORIA RACING CLUB.  In 1910 sought confidential report on the character of J.D. WHITEHEAD and his employee W.C. WEBB of Warrnambool.  Report showed Whitehead had an illegitimate child by Ellen YEOMAN with whom he is living.  4 pages, List 91.

VIDEON, John, West Hindmarsh, South Aust., wrote in 1917 re his wife Mary, believed in Melbourne.  They had argued over money and she had left him; asks whether she is leading a respectable life.  7 pages, List 72.

VIDEON, John, South Australia, wrote in 1917 re wife Mary who is in Melbourne, wants her to return.  Miss HOSKEN of Malvern interviewed.  Police discourage him from visiting.  6 pages, List 75.

VINCE, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth, wife of George, found dead in burned dairy at Teddywaddy near Wycheproof in 1900.  Large file.  List 22.

VINCENT, L.M. Constable No. 5080; enlisted in 1916, sought leave of absence from police force.  7 pages, List 77.

VINCENT, William Carthew, sought by wife Grace in Collingwood in 1899.  She and their 3 children are destitute; he was believed to be in Tasmania, was a printer and aged 35 years.  16 pages, List 43.

VINES, Samuel.  File re this seven year old child being sent from Bendigo to a Reformatory in 1864.  7 pages, List 4.

VINES, William.  Wrote from Melbourne in 1864, demanding apology from Chief Commissioner Frederick Standish for being locked up by local police.  Subsequently committed to asylum.  5 pages, List 12.

VIRGONA, Giuseppe and Antonio, Brunswick.  Returning to Italy to marry, they need proof they have not married here; Italian Consul writes on their behalf.  5 pages, List 88.

VIRTUE, Thomas, deserted ship 1909, was working in Footscray.  In 1910 his brother in law Alex A. BROWN, North Coast Steamship Co., Sydney, sought him.  4 pages, List 94.

VLANTIS, Georges, Greek, member of the Italian Opera Company, arrived in Sydney from New Zealand and required to leave passport with officials.  In 1917 wrote from Adelaide requesting return of it.  6 pages, List 71.

VOCE, Norman, 3 years old, placed with Mrs Jean HUTCHENS at Mount Gambier in 1913.  File gives her background, came from Coleraine, had married Bob ALLEN who dies overseas, then lived with several men, including Arthur HUTCHENS.  Norman was taken from Coleraine by his father Frank and given to her, but he neglected to pay maintenance.  12 pages, List 107.

VOEGE, Lucy, brought unconscious to Maryborough Watchhouse in 1895; had given birth prematurely.  Her 2 year old child Daisy Obena STALLARD was looked after by a constable’s wife before being committed to government care.  2 pages, List 28.

VOKE, Mavina Grace, South Melbourne, deserted by husband Frank Neville Voke, box maker, 29 years, who took their son with him; believed in Sydney with ‘Molly” DALE.  Mavina later went to Sydney, and in 1911 her sister Mrs J. LAUDER asks police to check on her.  12 pages, List 97.

VOLIVA, Rev. Wilbur Glenn, Christian Catholic Church of Zion, complains of the bad behaviour of Freemasons at his meetings.  Detailed description and reports.  15 pages, List 68.

VON GEYER, St. John Charles, wrote from Carlton in 1896, asking police to confirm he had no criminal convictions; someone had told his employer Mr. KOLLING that he had.  Incomplete file; 2 pages, List 50.

VON KLITZING, Julius Carl.  Information sought by wife Adelaide, Singleton NSW in 1909.  He was formerly in business in New Zealand under the name John KOERING, and is a German, 50 years; she and five children are destitute.  Not found. 6 pages, List 53.

VORKER, Mrs. A., South Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1915; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 81.

VREGAT, L., sought by Dutch Consul, Melbourne, in 1912.  He was last heard of in Richmond.  Found, using name OLSEN.  5 pages, List 104.

VUSCOVICH, Amelia.  Died in Austin Hospital in 193.  Government pays for burial, but husband Natale writes from Portarlington requesting copy of death certificate so Lodge can pay burial costs.  12 pages, List 19.

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WADDELL, John J. An ‘artist of some repute and possessed of means’ writes a strange letter to Chief Commissioner; suffers delusions. His brother W.H. Waddell, ex president of Heidelberg Council, says he will get him medically examined, 1896.  List 1.

WADDELL, John H.  Artist, brother of Cr. Waddell of Fairfield, apologises to police in 1904 for previous letter he wrote.  Report on his mental state, has been in an asylum, and two letters on file.  9 pages, List 10.

WADDINGHAM, Arthur, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1912 after being rejected by Isabella, daughter of Harry James SMITH, a builder.  Bertie PARRY, 17 year old, and Mary CHRISTIANSON, married, are mentioned in file.  No prosecution.  11 pages, List 105.

WADDINGTON, Robert, English, cook, c50 years, believed to be the person who wandered away from Burra Station near Swan Hill when drunk and was lost in the bush in 1884.  His wife Amelia, Sandhurst, confirms the description; negative comments about him on file.  List 46.

WADE, Mary Jane, late of Cooper’s Arms Hotel, Melbourne, sought by Mrs. Mary ROACH of Kalgoorlie in 1912.  Found.  8 pages, List 33.

WADE, Patrick, Egerton, woodcarter, had 5 children, Michael, Patrick, William Henry, George Martin and Sarah,  with Sarah Jane MARTIN, who had previously married David DUNN, farmer, at Mooroopna and deserted him c1887; they were divorced.  In 1896 he is charged with false registration of births.  10 pages, List 36.

WADE, Phillip, South Yarra, private enquiry agent for police, claims in 1918 that he was assaulted by a constable because he kept a neighbour’s Persian cat which had strayed. 12 pages, List 69.

WALCOT, C.B., Brighton, wrote in 1900, seeking information on a Mrs. FRASER, who, as Miss SMITH, a music teacher and daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman, arrived on the same ship as him in 1854.  He was present at her marriage to a Mr. Fraser and hasn’t seen her since.  Asks if she is the woman who once kept a brothel in Lonsdale Street.  Report states that the brothel keeper was Sarah Fraser.  The woman he knew was Laura Smith and she married Hugh Fraser.  6 pages, List 48.

WALDAECK, Dr. C. File re his eccentric behaviour at Bendigo, 1881. 4 pages, List 2.

WALDRON, E.M., Elsternwick, has had care of child Ida CURTIN, but received little maintenance from parents Ernest and Agnes who are in Qld and can’t support her.  In 1909 asks police help to find tehm; found.  7 pages, List 88.

WALKER, Agnes, Charters Towers, Qld, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. Robert GRAY, last heard from in Melbourne in 1899.  Her brother Mathew STARK, grocer, may know details of mother.  Police obtain details from Mrs. Stark.  10 pages, List 63.

WALKER, Mrs. A.H., Thompson Estate, South Brisbane, wrote in 1911, seeking her mother Mrs DORRINGTON; found.  5 pages, List 95.

WALKER, Henry and CLEEVE, George, broke into the boatshed of C/E Grammar School at Albert Park lake in 1892, and did £150 damage to seven boats.  Dr. Ambrose J. WILSON, and A.S. WORKMAN, teachers, give evidence.  Reward offered and child SMITH, of 106 Napier St., South Melbourne receives some of it.  9 pages, List 12.

WALKER, Henry, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1905.  Mother and sister Ellen Lawson Walker in Perth write and ask if it was Henry Lawson Walker, engineer; no. 10 pages, List 23.

WALKER, Horace, wrote from Omeo in 1896, complaining about local police.  He is Crown lands Bailiff there.  They report he is drinking heavily and his wife has taken out an order to keep him from hotels.  5 pages, List 35.

WALKER, Horace, rescued from Yarra river after jumping in at night, in 1912.  Former surveyor in lands Dept., aged 75 years, claimed the reason was ‘disappointment in love’.  Police find he had been drinking, no charge laid.  4 pages, List 33.

WALKER, Hubert, Constable 5574.  Mother in law Elizabeth HARLE, Kew, alleges he is mistreating his wife and baby, won’t make a home for them in 1912.  Two of his letters to his Clara wife are on file. 12 pages, List 102.

WALKER, John Mitchell, Eganstown, asked for a copy of his police force discharge in 1856; gives details of his service on the goldfields etc.  6 pages, List 61.

WALKER, Jean. Her brother in law Charles Edward Walker left his illegitimate child (born 1902) with her in Prahran, but hasn’t paid any maintenance for two years. She has four children of her own. He is now married and living in Paddington, but pretending the child is his nephew. 1916.  List 1.

WALKER, Mabel Holland, Carlton, attempted suicide in 1911, daughter of Albert James Walker.  Sister is Mrs Grace DEAN and servant is Isabella EVANS.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 100.

WALKER, Mrs Margaret nee SAUNDERSON, sought in 1909 by brother Thomas William Saunderson, Wondalgo via Adelong NSW; believed that she and her husband Charles were at Clunes.  Relative found.  5 pages, List 90.

WALKER, Margaret nee PARSONS, Geelong, wrote in 1913 re her husband William Edward, 36 years, a Frenchman and a hairdresser, who had deserted her and their three children.  He was previously at Warrnambool.  9 pages, List 105.

WALKER, Roy, 23 years, private, returned soldier suffering from ‘mental instability’ in 1917, discharged from hospital to relatives Mrs. A. SUTHERLAND and her father Thomas B. WAY.  Brother Sydney J. Walker, draper, Hobart, writes that his father wants him to take care of him; is suspicious of other relatives’ motive in doing so.  5 pages, List 74.

WALKER, Stafford William Smith, son of John Austin Walker, died at Hamilton in 1918; child.  He had been treated by herbalist Harry PANG; investigation clears Pang.  13 pages, List 73.

WALKER, Stanley, 14 years, caught stealing a book in Coles Book Arcade in 1912; he had run away from his home in Leichardt Sydney.  His father, Constable T. Walker, informed.  4 pages, List 104.

WALL, Thomas, Woolamin, pays H. KUGELMAN for herbal treatment in 1905, but delay in receiving same, so complains to police.  He has died when police respond.  7 pages, List 23.

WALLACE, Annie of Wahring near Nagambie, is found guilty of mistreating 13 yr old Annie PROSSER who had been left in her care by her father.  Her sister had previously been with her and died.  16 pages, List 4.

WALLACE, Harold Staunton, otherwise Heishel S. Wallace, 43 years, lately employed by GAUMONT PICTURE CO., in Melbourne.  Alexander Brooks HELLMZICH, manager, charges him with larceny as a servant in 1912.  He takes off with his wife Nita DART, 23 years, daughter of a Newcastle solicitor, and an American G.H. TWOMBLY, whose real name is LEED.  Photo of Wallace on file.They are believed to be heading to America.  34 pages, List 34.

WALLACE, Robert. Writes from Carlton in 1887. His thirty year old daughter Mary is pregnant to her brother in law Charles THORPE, who tried to induce abortion.  List 1.

WALLEY, Harry Egerton, deserted pregnant daughter of Mrs. G. BAXTER of Wellington in 1899; believed to be working on a ship; not found.  7 pages, List 42.

WALLIS, Mrs. Eliza, admitted to Dr. Harcourt’s Private Retreat in 1875, at instance of three sons; later transferred to Bay View Asylum NSW.  Her sister Miss WOOTTEN, visited Australia in 1896 and arranged to have her released, but she was released early and Miss Wootten missed seeing her.  She asks police to help locate Eliza, as her sons, Alexander Robert and John William, won’t co-operate.  15 pages, List 36.

WALLER, Ethel Neville, daughter of Ethel La Touche Waller.  T.V. ROUND writes from Windsor in 1902 requesting details of her death in 1901; no record.  7 pages, List 19.

WALSH, Mrs. A.  Wentworth Falls, NSW, wrote in 1906.  She was married to Harry BUSCH, who went under the name of CARTER, and was from Sebastopol Victoria.  He has deserted her.  6 pages, List 4.

WALSH, John, sought by daughter Cecilia, George St., Sydney, in 1910.  He left there for Melbourne c7 years ago, a bootmaker, native of Port Lyttleton.  Not found.  6 pages, List 92.

WALSH, Patrick, deserted wife Margaret at Gormanston, West Coast, Tasmania c1904, native of Chiltern Victoria, brother Ned in police force.  In 1909 she asked police to find him; located.  4 pages, List 90.

WALSH, Thomas, J.P., farmer Yinnar. His wife gave birth to a stillborn child there in 1899 and he buried it on his property, near a child who died ten years previously. This was illegal and he was taken to court. 6 pages, List 2.

WALSH, Thomas, ran off with Pauline UBERGANG (UEBERGANG?) in 1899, leaving wife and 5 children destitute at Mirboo.  She sold possessions and deserted children who were placed in care.  11 pages, List 42.

WALSH, Thomas, found dead at Leongatha in 1916.  The cost of burial expenses sought from family in Perth – sons Thomas and James, both in railways, and daughters Annie O’LEARY and Mary, surname unknown.  He and his wife lived apart for many years.  7 pages, List 78.

WALSHE, Eugenie, South Yarra, and husband Edward John, reported disappearance of daughter Gwendoline in 1906.  They believed she was with Albert BUCKLEY (Professor Herman).  She returned home and in 1910 died from an overdose.  She used the name VANDELEUR. In 1913 F.G. VANDELEUR, Balranald NSW, wrote asking details of the case, presumes the name had been assumed, which was the case.  Letter from Buckley and Gwendoline are on the file.  22 pages, List 107.

WALTERS, Alec, sought by Mr KRUCH, of Cobb & Co., Brisbane in 1896; he was also known as VANCE, was from Bendigo.  Police locate his mother, of the Gasworks Hotel Bendigo, she hasn’t seen him for some years.  5 pages, List 29.

WALTERS, Rupert, 19 years, persuaded 15 year old Frances Susan Cherrill ROGERS, daughter of Fanny and George Joseph of Richmond, to run away with him in 1913.  Found in Adelaide and returned to Melbourne, where he is charged.  His request to marry her is denied by her parents.  Several letters on file, including from Arthur and Kate KEIGHRAN.  File includes photos of both.  42 pages, List 109.

WALTERS, Sarah, Port Melbourne.  Wrote to the Pembroke police in 1905, asking that a letter be sent to relatives of Thomas WALTERS from the village of Angle.  Local police report to Victoria police that there is no family of that name, but suggest it may be Thomas JENKINS, son of Capt. Thomas, that is sought.  6 pages, List 65.

WALTERS, Veronica May, born Collingwood 1908, and registered as child of Robina nee THOMMASSEN and Albert Walters, but the parents were not married.  The true story is discovered in 1909 and a detailed file resulted, explaining the position.  33 pages, List 90.

WALTERS, William alias WALLACE.  A prisoner at Geelong gaol in 1909, he wrote seeking the location of his property.  Report sets out true position.  10 pages, List 90.

WALTON, George, died suddenly at Alexandra in 1915 and buried by government.  Nephew – SIMPSON, contractor, Middle Park, contacted re reimbursement of costs; declined and gives background details of Walton family, widow and children William, Hettie and Vera, who also decline.  8 pages, List 81.

WANN, John, Grantham Qld, wrote in 1910.  While in Melbuorne he met Robert GORDON a Qld station owner who offered him a job, but when he got there Gordon was nowhere to be found.  7 pages, List 96.

WARD, Amy Elizabeth. Gave birth to an illegitimate child Frederick Burnard Ward in 1895, father Thomas WILSON, a tent maker. Although he was ordered to pay maintenance, he was reluctant to do so. He had married, and offered to take the child and look after it, to which Amy agreed. His wife Eliza, sister of Susan FREEMAN, was not happy with the arrangement, and the child was found by police wandering in the street. Eliza and Thomas were charged with an offence, and the child was committed to the Neglected Children’s Department in 1898. 34 pages, List 2.

WARD, Bernard C., Carlton, attempted suicide in 1913; no prosecution.  4 pages, List 106.

WARD, Emily, Fitzroy, took poison while at Continental Hotel Melbourne in 1911.  Licensee John BRUCE takes her to hospital and he and his wife make statements.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 99.

WARD, Frederick John, Caulfield, appointed to police force in 1912, but states he must reside locally as he has bought a house and has a family; police decline, and he is rejected.  2 pages, List 35.

WARD, Julian Pearson, charged with failure to register birth of Ralph Pearson Ward within required time in 1911.  7 pages, List 98.

WARD, Lizzie. Living with Archibald CAMPBELL in Argyle Place Carlton in 1883. Gave birth to a stillborn child. Annie FOYNES and Annie O’CONNOR were present ‘all a drunken lot’.  List 1.

WARDILL, Richard Wilson.  Commited suicide in Yarra in 1873 after defrauding his employer.  Mrs. GARDINER, wife of Richmond ferryman is rewarded for her information in locating the body.  Letter from Victorian Sugar Co. on file.  33 pages, List 31.

WARE, John William Maitland, deserted wife M.A. in Perth in 1905; she is left destitute.  5 pages, List 65.

WARKE, William Knox, assaulted and robbed by Thomas MASON in Melbourne in 1896.  Warke was formerly a clerk at Bendigo, now unemployed and needing financial assistance to stay in Melbourne for court case.  9 pages, List 30.

WARN, Mary, arrived from Wales c1874, in 1899 would be 42 years of age.  Deserted her husband and children in Port Pirie and went to Melbourne ‘with a coloured man’ in 1897.  Sought by daughter Rebecca in 1899; not found.  24 pages, List 42.

WARNE, Thomas.  Bomb thrown at his house in Brunswick in 1928.  2 pages, List 4.

WARNECKE, Mr.  Fruiterer, St. Kilda.  A naturalised German, scared soldiers might attack him, 1916.  List 6.

WARNER, Mrs. Mary, found dead in her bed by neighbour Mrs. Mary Ann NIXON and daughter Gertrude in 1900.  Her son William reports to police; not suspicious.  2 pages, List 43.

WARNER, Walter Robertson, alias Thompson.  In 1896 seduced Amy Mary BONES, daughter of William Bones of Ballarat, then persuaded her to forge her father’s name on a cheque for over £300, and took the money.  Warner was married, a coachbuilder, 24-30 years old; photo (damaged) on file.   It appears he absconded; charges against her were dropped.  Large file.  List 32.

WARNER, William.  Deserted wife Elizabeth  and two small children at Darlingford c1902.  She has heard in 1905 that he has been sighted in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 11.

WARREN, Alfred.  Sought by mother Mrs. J. Knight of Coolgardie, 1896.  He was 17 yrs old; found.  8 pages, List 3.

WARREN, Ralph, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney NSW in 1902; has heard of the death of a woman in Melbourne called Flora Warren, and asks if it is his wife.  Police reply that she was burnt in a brothel which she owned with Alma STEELE, was never married and was partly kept by bookmaker Frank JONES.  Her only daughter was Amy c18 years.  10 pages, List 61.

WARREN, Richard.  Deserted wife in 1897, sighted in 1899 and search resumed; wife then at Beenac.  9 pages, List 8.

WARRNAMBOOL ODDFELLOWS HALL.  Caught fire in 1900; two families lived on site, Robert LAVERY, wife and daughter  and John RICHARDS and wife.  Lavery explains cause, accident.  25 pages, List 48.

WARRNAMBOOL TOWN HALL. File re a Sunday Grand Sacred Recital held there in 1894 by Messrs Saunders & D’Ensem and company, and for which an entrance fee was charged, contrary to government regulations. Includes a flyer listing performers D’Arcy Irvine, Gunn, Charles Saunders, Syria Lamonte, Carrie Bilton, Dennis Holme and the acts they were performing. Photo of Saunders and D’Ensem on flyer. 17 pages.  List 1.

WARSAW, Vernon, 1938 attempts to get stepdaughter Nancy AMOS, child of wife’s former husband Percy Amos, out of care of welfare department and into their care.  7 pages.

WASH, Weymouth George, murdered wife in West Melbourne in 1895.  5 pages, List 28.

WASHSMITH, Edgar, sought by Jessie RICHARDSON of Neutral Bay Sydney in 1912; he was formerly of Carlton. Found.  List 33.

WATERS, Daisy Dudley, sought by father G.W.A. MATTHEWS, Jamestown South Australia in 1911.  She is living apart from husband Richard, a civil engineer.  Found.  8 pages, List 95.

WATERS, Thomas, charged with murder in 1898.  File re upkeep of children Lilian and George.  7 pages, List 21.

WATSON, Appleton, found dead in a boarding house in Melbourne in 1905; file re circumstances etc.  12 pages, List 65.

WATSON, Daisy, assaulted by unknown man, who attempted to rape her at Albert Park in 1895.  She is in domestic service, lives in South Melbourne.  Claimed jockey Chris BURNS was the offender, but refused to identify him when he was found by police.  6 pages, List 28.

WATSON, J.G., Brighton, wrote in 1910, asking that his 16 year old son Basil George, be allowed to drive his car, as he was capable, even though under the required age.  The father was crippled with rheumatism.  6 pages, List 54.

WATSON, Lloyd.  Casterton, 1902; applies to join police force, is a returned soldier, 2 pages, List 12.

WATSON, Mrs. Mary Ann, Gore Hill, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re obtaining the effects of her late son Corporal Randolph HAYNES who was killed in action, but had lived in Port Melbourne; landlady Mrs. BOGLE interviewed. 7 pages, List 72.

WATT, James, Woodside South Australia, wrote in 1911 re death of Mrs Elizabeth STONE nee BURCHILL; she was his wife’s stepmother and property was promised to her.  5 pages, List 97.

WATTERS, Mrs. Ellen, Richmond.  Sought in 1898 by G.W. GRAY of Sea Hill, Qld, son in law of her unnamed sister, who has not heard from her for sometime.  Found.  7 pages, List 19.

WATTERS, Mrs. Joseph, wrote from Petersham NSW in 1895 re her husband who is traveling with a magic lantern show; not found.  15 pages, List 25.

WATTS, Mrs.  Gave birth to stillborn twins in 1876 at Campbell Parade Richmond, who were buried in the backyard by her husband. File re removal of them to a cemetery. 7 pages, List 2.

WATTS, Alexander E., sentenced to death in 1901 for attempted murder.  File re background and family.  4 pages, List 51.

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.

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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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.

‘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, letters to her on file.  List 1.

ORR, Sidney Byron, deserted wife Agnes in Sydney c1905.  In 1907 she wrote seeking him; believed in Melbourne with another woman.  Found.  13 pages, List 83.

ORTON, Henry, 23 years, rescued from drowning in Port Melbourne lagoon in 1906; police assisted by Ralph MEDINA.  4 pages, List 71.

OSBALDESTON, Francis, ‘sailmaker on board the Livington on the articles Francis Graham’ writes re a ‘great wrong’ in 1899.  He can transmit his thoughts over long distances and receive same from others, but some have been sending foul and childest thoughts, and he blames the Prince of Wales.  He has also written to Scotland Yard about it.  2 pages, List 19.

OSBORN, Joseph, Bendigo, jeweller.  Wife Alswitha wrote from Fitzroy, in 1895 alleging his involvement with various criminal activities.  He writes that she has deserted him and their children, is mentally unwell; police agree.  13 pages, List 25.

OSBORNE, Henry James.  Sought by Mary, whom he married at Tamworth in 1896 and left shortly after.  She has found he has another wife, Isabella.  Not found.  14 pages, List 20.

O’SHANASSY, Michael, Benalla, in 1909 asked proof of age to be supplied.  States he joined police force c1857 as a boy; brother Peter is station at Cunninghame.  2 pages, List 91.

O’SHEA, Thomas Edward, Newport, threatened and shot in 1917, wife suspected.  He will not identify assailant, so no charge is laid.  His brother is Francis Henry O’Shea.  19 pages, List 71.

O’SHEA, Timothy.  Suicided at Kerang in 1906.  Father at Wagga Wagga seeks details; letter from brother Michael on file.  18 pages, List 3.

OSTON, Charles August, boot maker, sought by sister Mrs. O.A. BUCKWELL of Sydney in 1917.  Found.  11 pages, List 70.  CONNECTION FOUND.

O’SULLIVAN, K., wrote from Bright in 1904, asking details of her husband Cornelius William, who left two years ago, and was last head of at Walhalla. He was living with a half caste Chinese in Fitzroy under the name of RYAN and had a child there.  Was about 35 years of age.  Not found.  4 pages, List 33.

OTTENSON/OTENSON, Michael.  Information sought by Imperial Russian Consul, Melbourne, in 1895.  Last heard of at Drysdale.  Found.  5 pages, List 30.

OTWAY, Benjamin.  His wife writes from Creswick to Scotland Yard, thinks he may have committed bigamy in England.  They reveal he is a suspect in a murder there in 1897, is found to be a habitual criminal, with an alias of Joseph THOMBLIN.  Has a brother Charles.  File covers 1897-1904.  40 pages, 2 almost illegible, including sketches of him.  List 10.

OUSLEY, May, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1911 at the home of her sister Mary REYNOLDS.  8 pages, List 98.

OUTRIM, Reginald, Florence Ave, Kew, discovered abandoned female infant on verandah in 1918.  Investigation into single women who recently gave birth is made, and various women and children interviewed, including Emma Mary PURCELL, 17, who states that the father of her child is returned soldier Charles OWEN.  The infant is handed to a nurse and given the name of Florence CLOVELLY.  22 pages, List 73.

OVENDEN, W.H., watchmaker, Northam, W.A., left wife in Victoria c1896 and in 1906 asks, via solicitor Henry SPRY, for her to join him.  She states he is a drunkard.  6 pages, List 71.

OVERINGTON, Eliza, went from Moyston near Ararat to Perth WA c1910.  Mother M., wrote in 1912 as she hadn’t heard from her for months.  Found.  12 pages, List 102.

OWEN, Ethel, real name Theodora Beatrice MELLIDAY, died at Fitzroy in 1915 after illegal abortion.  Parents lived in Lavender Bay NSW, and were asked to take her 3 year old child Frank Owen, but refused.  She worked at Parer’s Crystal Cafe, and fellow employees pay funeral expenses.  Letter from close friend Florence Owen, Hobart, on file; a tragic tale.  31 pages, List 80.

OXENHAM, William.  Daughter Gertrude writes from Paddington Sydney in 1898, asking for discreet enquiry whether he is still alive; mother is still paying his insurance.  Second letter states he has written, no need for search.  2 pages, List 22.

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PACKARD, Dudley Daleaugh, sought by wife L., Darlinghurst NSW, in 1906.  He was last heard of at Hamilton, is a compositor, 32 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 71.

PACKER, Robert, Warwick, Qld, wrote in 1913.  He has a Qld driver’s licence, is coming to Melbourne and seeks details of licence requirements.  3 pages, List 106.

PACKHAM, Ruby, 15 years, ran away from parents at Waterloo in 1906; found at Ballarat with – WATSON.  3 pages, List 71.

PACKWOOD, Ada Margaret, sought by Thomas Samuel Packwood, Fortitude Valley, Qld, in 1916.  Found.  6 pages, List 78.

PAGE, Gladys. Writes from Brisbane in 1920. She is 19 years old and pregnant to Captain Edward MacMILLAN; seeks police help in finding him.  List 1.

PAGE, Mrs. Mary, West Melbourne, deserted by husband Henry in 1903, leaving her and three children destitute and starving.  Report on case.  11 pages, List 67.

PAGE, Phillip John, 38 years, deserted wife Frances Bertha and children at Warracknabeal in 1915; they are placed in orphanage. 12 pages, List 81.

PAGE, Thomas.  Wife Annie writes from Adelaide, hasn’t heard from him for 9 mths; he is a railway carpenter, 42 yrs, born Gloucester England.  6 pages, List 5.

PAICE, James Henry, deserted wife Martha and two children at Richmond c1906 and went to Sydney with Linda Louisa SUTHERLAND, by whom he had a child.  In 1910 Martha asked for help as she was ill and a warrant was issued.  Mary SOMERS of Sydney let police know his whereabouts; he was using another name.  This is a very complicated file; children are given as James Vincent, Dulcie and Roy.  23 pages, List 102.

PALM, Elizabeth, wife of Maurice, dentist, wrote from Perth in 1912 regarding her mother Elizabeth Ellen McLAREN, living in South Melbourne, who needed to go into care somewhere.  She was from Edinburgh Scotland and had no other family here.  25 pages, List 32.

PALMER, Mrs Bessie, has been in private asylum at Caulfield, but in 1912 relatives won’t pay any more, so has to be transferred to a Government asylum.  3 pages, List 103.

PALMER, Charles Henry, chef, Woollahra, Sydney, reported in 1917 that the anarchist Peter the Painter or PIATKOW, wanted in England for Hounditch murder in 1909 was working as a chef locally under the name of Paul HUBERT/Paul Jerome Hubert de BEAUDOUIN.  File covers history of offender and belief that they were different people.  34 pages, List 73.

PALMER, Harry, born Portsmouth England.  Sought in 1908 by A. ROYLE of Qld who had been asked by Palmer’s sister Lizzie to help find him.  Harry was last heard of 20 years before, then had a hotel in Sandhurst.  Police find he had died, but locate his widow and son.  9 pages, List 10.

PALMER, Lindsay Clarence and Clarence Roy CAULFIELD, jockey, both of Carlton, travelled to Watchem and broke into shop of  WARNE & GREEN in 1928.  Arrested, tried and gaoled.  Files includes two letters from Palmer and one from his mother, copy of evidence etc.  Large file, List 59.

PALMER, Mary Ann, 22 years, single, domestic servant, father John; attempted suicide in 1912 at Fitzroy.  She believed she was pregnant to Ted O’Shannon, a photographer.  6 pages, List 104.

PALMER, Robert, sought in 1908 by his nephew Frederick W., (son of William Henry) Lithgow NSW, who had recently arrived.  Robert was from Devonshire England, a boot maker and believed to be in Hamilton. Not found.  5 pages, List 85.

PALMER, W.T., ironmonger, Ferguson St. Williamstown.  Two coloured letterheads on file relating to purchases by local police, along with illustration of stoves by R. DURRANT.  2 pages and 1 page, List 40.

PANCK, Frank, sought in 1912 by daughter Regina via William SHAW, Redfern NSW.  German, engineer, not found. 11 pages, List 103.

PANKHURST, Adele. Anti conscription brochure on file, report on her speech.  List 1.

PANTON, Joseph John, sought by Mrs. Hilda CUNNINHAM, Redfern, in 1916.  Her husband Thomas Alexander has deserted her; Panton was a friend of his.  Found.  9 pages, List 80.

PARAVICINI, Andrew, charged with indecent assault on 7 year old Lucy May McALLISTER at Barry’s Reef in 1897.  Warning: This large file has graphic details.  List 65.

PARFETT, Sophy. McKenzie Creek via Horsham, wrote in 1910 re Henry HAMILTON, the father of her child Mary, who had absconded, and was believed in Queensland.  8 pages, List 94.

PARKER, Arthur Frederick, deserted wife May in Footscray after 1913 and enlisted in Tasmania under the name of ELLIS; discharged 1917. She has heard that he married Bessie STEWART in Hobart.  Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 70.

PARKER, Christopher.  Sought by Agent General in 1888, a tinsmith.  Found interstate.  8 pages, List 5.

PARKER, Jennie, 17 years old, wrote in 1903 asking police to find her mother.  She is the daughter of William and Mary nee BRANAGAN, and ‘was stolen from my home by my father’ c15 years ago.  She has siblings William and Samuel, and her mother was the daughter of Daniel of Scotland.  Not found.  7 pages, List 65.

PARKER, Robert R.B., arrested at Government House in 1903 and committed to an asylum.  Detailed report on circumstances.  14 pages, List 66.

PARKHURST, Mrs Gertrude, Lefroy, Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re sister Mrs Joseph COLE, whose husband has deserted her and their 2 children.  Found.  7 pages, List 96.

PARNELL, Irene Juanita Prudence, born Orroroo South Australia 1899, bought to Melbourne by her mother in 1916 and gave birth to an illegitimate child.  Reputed father was Reuben TEAGUE who was an employee of her father and had enlisted.  Investigation into charge of carnal knowledge but dropped at mother’s insistence, to avoid scandal.  This is a quite detailed file.  14 pages, List 77.

PARR, Martha, Oakleigh, wrote in 1910 re A.E. EMERY, who promised to marry her and has disappeared; she is pregnant.  2 pages, List 96.

PARSONS, J.M.  of Brooklyn Tinning St. Brunswick, thanks police in 1920 for helping his wife who took ill on a tram.   6 pages, List 24.

PARSONS, James.  In 1899 an unknown male was found dead at Talbot.  Letters found on the body refer to a sister at Abbotsford.  W.O. STACEY, his brother in law arrives to identify body, but it has already been interred.  From description he confirms identity, but problems arise in trying to get death certificate amended.  Detailed background of Parsons given.  29 pages, List 16.

PARTRIDGE, Charles.  Formerly a tobacconist, c74years old, with a one son who is a butcher.  Information sought by James WORTLEY of Brisbane, 13 pages, List 10.

PASSING, Carl, 13 years, confessed in 1909 to indecent act with 7 year old Ethel ROCHE, (parents own Black Spur Hotel) both pupils at Narbethong State School.  Warning:  quite graphic details in this file.  7 pages, List 91.

PATE, Mrs. C. c/- Albert Park Coffee Palace, wrote in 1917, complaining that noisy youths next door to her property ‘Mon Repos’ in Mentone were upsetting her tenants.  2 pages, List 70.

PATEN, Agnes Maud, Fremantle, WA, wrote in 1905 re her husband Henry James Paten, c48 years, who left over two years ago and had only sent a small amount of money since for maintenance.  Found, he wanted her to join him in Victoria, but she refused.  7 pages, List 65.

PATERSON, Ellen, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1910; 48 years, wife of Robert, an engineer at Newport workshop; children William and Martha.  8 pages, List 23.

PATERSON, George Beal, Newcastle NSW wrote in 1915 re Ivy WALDRON of Raywood.  They had married after only knowing each other a short time, and she had left shortly afterward, taking some of his money.  Interviewed, she gives a different version of events.  10 pages, List 54.

PATON, David, swagman, drowned at Kyabram in 1900.  Report states received remittances from Mr. KING of Beath, Schuss & Co, and he pays burial expenses.  10 pages, List 47.

PATTENDEN, Mrs. F.  of Neutral Bay Sydney, wrote in 1918 re Elizabeth CHAFFEY, last heard in Brisbane.  Her widowed invalid mother is anxious to find her; not found.  4 pages, List 3.

PATTERSON, Alexander.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children reports that he has illtreated a child named Bertie RICKETTS at Mornington in 1898.  Police report.  5 pages, List 3.

PATTERSON, David. Complains in 1919 that the woman he married in 1917, Agnes McWHINNIE, committed bigamy as her first husband was still alive when they married. Two marriage certificates on file, one with Patterson, the other with Albert Edwin SHEPPERD. Patterson described as ‘eccentric’. 16 pages. List 1.

PATTERSON, Frank, wanted for embezzlement on Edward Francis HUGHES at Casterton, in 1906.  Real name believed to be Francis GOURLEY; actor, believed to be appearing under name Herbert LINDEN in ‘The Fatal Wedding’ a flyer for which is on file.  Photo and 8 pages, List 50.

PATTERSON, Mary, 73 years, murdered at South Melbourne in 1906 by Thomas JOHNSTONE alias TRELOAR.  This is a large file.  List 82.

PATTERSON, Royden Kennedy, alleges Richard O’HALLORAN, relieving manager of the Commercial Bank, Swan Hill, has embezzled money from him and J.R. TOWN, solicitor, in 1912.  Police will not prosecute.  9 pages, List 104l

PATTON, James.  Sought by brother John of Cootamundra in 1904; not found.  6 pages, List 12.

PAUL, E.  Sought by police in 1913 over fraud on Royal Bank in Melbourne by an N. Paul.  He and a Mr. GOTOBED were farmers in Langwarrin; faded photo of the two of them in front of a tent.  File is incomplete; 5 pages, List 8.

PAUL, Frederick J., Albury NSW, wrote in 1914 that his father and stepmother have “practically kicked out” his 90 year old grandmother and retained possession of her property.  Report explains situation.  6 pages, List 110.

PAUL, Jules James, ex Mauritius police, wrote in 1907 requesting the return of his children taken by the State.  Detailed report states wife requested help to look after their four children as he owed maintenance and was violent towards her.    6 pages, List 82.

PAUL, Jules Joseph, Queenville Estate, Yarraville, complains in 1911 that police are blocking access to his children, living with their mother in Fitzroy.  Report states he is living with a Miss RYAN, children are Wards of the State etc.  7 pages, List 100.

PAULL, Mrs. Charity, Tarilta.  Her hotel and post office burnt to the ground in 1896, only partially insured.  Thomas GEORGE and Herbert WHARTON fined for letting off crackers.  Witness statements from Alice SPENCER (nee Paull), William James GEDDES, Edmund DUNSTAN.  29 pages, List 35.

PAYNE, Arthur, left wife Alice and 2 boys at Fitzroy in 1918, and went interstate seeking work.  She wrote to police asking them to find him; was destitute.  6 pages, List 81.

PAYNE, Thomas, fruit grower, Seville, attempted suicide in 1906.  File covers details and whether to charge him or not; no.  6 pages, List 34.

PAYNTING, George Jnr. File re charge of receiving stolen property at Eaglehawk, 1880. Witnesses William CRACK, Thomas GIST, William LEWIS give evidence. Case dismissed. 18 pages, List 2.

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PEACOCK, H.A., Sydney, wrote in 1903 re his 15 year old daughter Ethel, who had run off, possibly with – NICHOLLS; her mother had recently died.  Police establish they had tried to marry at Lancefield.  3 pages, List 66.

PEACOCK, James, died suddenly at Dargo in 1911; from Bega NSW.  His brother John, Crabbs Creek, informed.  3 pages, List 99.

PEACOCK, Dr. Samuel. Anonymous letter from Cape Town, 1902, alleges he is an abortionist. Police report on his activities.  List 1.

PEACOCK, Dr. Samuel, advised in 1900 he was adopting his late brother’s children Ethel Knox, Vera Knox, John Knox and William Knox Peacock.  5 pages, List 47.

PEACOCK, Dr Samuel, charged with murder of Mary Margaret DAVIES in 1911.  File re expenses, witness’s reward etc.  25 pages, List 99.

PEAGRAM, Albert, Bundaberg Qld., wrote in 1909 re his son A.J. who left there in 1902 and hasn’t been heard from for some years.  Not found.  5 pages, List 91.

PEARCE, Florence, c21 years, housekeeping for John NEWING and family, Kew, attempted suicide in 1913, alleged son Theodore attempted to interfere with her.  13 pages, List 107.

PEARCE, R., bootmaker, Kyneton, in 1903 asks police to help get his 19 year old daughter to return home.  Detailed report on family shows the mother is an invalid; daughters Helen and Ethel mentioned.  6 pages, List 66.

PEARMAN, Margaret, Windsor, wrote personal letter to the CCP in 1913, describing the visions of murderers her husband has had. 3 pages, List 108

PEARSON, C.W., Yanga Station via Swan Hill, asked in 1911 is his father Henry, who joined the police force in 1848 was ever Aide-de-Camp to Governor Latrobe.  6 pages, List 97.

PEARSON, Helen.  Daughter of William of Caulfield, claims child is too ill to be vaccinated in 1893, but still has not been done in 1895, when he is at Wodonga.  16 pages, List 29.

PEARSON, Nellie, 25 years, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1915.  Had left husband John for married man George BLACKWOOD.  No charge.  7 pages, List 79.

PEGUS, S.G., Maytown, Cooktown, Qld, wrote in 1894, asking if the ‘Civiate Remedial Agency’ Dr George Walsh, 131 Collins St., Melbourne was genuine, of a ‘quack’ organisation.  8 pages, List 13.

PEIRCE, William. Died in Bendigo Hospital in 1881. File re expenses of burial. 6 pages, List 2.

PEKIN, Mrs., Richmond, 1898.  Husband begs local constable Thomas C. KELLY, who is off duty, to help him get her to Abbotsford Convent to dry out, she is a drunkard.  Neighbours petition, complaining about his actions.  Report on case.  18 pages, List 22.

PELZER, Margaret, attempted suicide by jumping into Yarra river in 1910; rescued by Ernest HOLDEN, John GRIERSON, Thomas TERRY and Robert CROFT, all of Richmond.  No prosecution.  7 pages, List 93.

PENCO, Francesco.  Italian Consul in Melbourne writes on his behalf; he is working at Yarraville and has been threatened by his workmates.  6 pages, some very faint as ink has faded, List 5.

PENNEY, Mrs. James A., wrote from Queenbeyan NSW in 1906 re relative Daniel McCAULEY, carpenter,w ho had not answered her letters; is her only living relative in Australia on her father’s side.  Found.  3 pages, List 27.

PENSHURST GOLF CLUB, A.R. A’Beckett secretary, wrote in 1910 seeking use of part of the police paddock for a golf course; refused.  17 pages, List 91.

PENTLAND, Muriel, Brunswick, 17 years, attempted suicide in 1912; did not get on with stepmother Catherine.  No prosecution.  9 pages, list 102.

PENTRIDGE GOVERNOR.  Unsuccessful attempt by police in 1894 to identify printer of scandalous verse being circulated about the governor, J? BULL.  Copy of the poem on the file.  5 pages, List 3.

PEPPER, Elizabeth, alleges husband John tried to poison her in Fremantle WA in 1895; hands sample of tea to government chemist and it is found to contain arsenic.  Now living with mother Lydia KNIGHTS (taken name of de-facto) in Richmond Vic.  W.A. police send a detailed report, including that she was pregnant to another man when she joined her husband in WA, that a Deed of Separation had been drawn up and that her claims were false according to near neighbours.  25 pages, List 27.

PEPPER, James, Constable.  Died in 1869 leaving a wife and 2 sons.  In 1911 his sister Mrs A. McLEAN, NSW, wrote to police seeking his location, unaware he had died.  File includes his 1856 references and family detail.  His daughter Mrs Ketu DONNELLY traced.  13 pages, List 97.

PEPPER, John.  Wife Elizabeth wrote from Charlton in 1895, asking police to help get him to pay maintenance.  He was in Fremantle.  Her baby had died, she is living with her parents KNIGHTS.  Medical bills on file, also death certificate of Lydia Pepper, 3 months.  Police report less than flattering.  The family had been in Melbourne; her mother Lydia Knights nee SHARP ran a brothel in Charlton and a man named CLARK has been paying maintenance on the child; false information has been supplied on the death certificate.  Clark’s mother Mrs. BANNON received a letter demanding money, even though the child had died.  Pepper sends money.  37 pages, List 28.

PERCEVAL, Dr. Montague W.C.  Information sought by wife Jane, c/- Rev. E. HIGGINS, Koroit in 1905; hasn’t sent maintenance since 1903.  He is a grandson of the Hon Spencer Perceval, formerly British Prime Minister and his brother will be the Earl of Egmont, and has been living with a Mrs. PORTEOUS.  She is a sister of Col. TEMPLETON.  Scotland Yard report that he has recently married there.  15 pages, List 65.

PERCIVAL, [PERCEVAL?] Mrs, Hawthorn, widow of a barrister, has two sons.  Police receive anonymous letter in 1901 re a girl she has adopted.  She explains circumstances; child is 9 year old Mary KEELY from Hay, NSW, and she had been abandoned by her father.  Her mother had two illegitimate children by another man.  5 pages, List 49.

PERKIN, William, Carlton, applied in 1881 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  2 pages, List 55.

PERKINS, Grace, sought by cousin James, Goulburn, in 1914.  She was last heard of in Dandenong.  Found.  4 pages, List 110.

PERKINS, Samuel, Back Creek, 1859; asks for Ticket of Leave to be transferred to Linton Diggings.  2 pages, List 84.

PERMAN, Tom, Gaiety Theatre, Melbourne, charged with overcrowding the theatre in 1904; letter from him on file.  15 pages, List 56.

PETERS, R.A., Corinella, Western Port, asks when he will be called into police force, is on waiting list.  1 page, List 20.

PETERSON, Mrs. A.E., St. Kilda, asked police in 1915 to confirm that the marriage of her grandson Private L.J. [Lionel Joseph] Peterson to V. LEECH was legal; he was underage.  He was killed in action and a woman claiming to be his wife has visited her.  7 pages, List 81.

PETERSON, Franklin G.R., 20 years, son of Professor at Melbourne University, reported in 1912 that he had been assaulted in the University grounds late at night.  Later admits that the assault was in the city; didn’t want his parents to know he had been drinking.  9 pages, List 103.

PFEFFER, Joseph Victor, murdered his sister in law Florence WHITELY in 1911.  Police report on murder and arrest.  6 pages, List 100.

PHALP, William Thompson, Constable 5742, died of influenza in 1919.  A file re administration of his estate; father Joseph Anderson Phalp.  31 pages, List 111.

PHELPS, Thomas, deserted wife Margaret and children at Camperdown NSW in 1906.  Found with brother.  13 pages, List 69.

PHELPS, Thomas William, deserted wife Margaret and 3 children at Camperdown Sydney in 1906; they are destitute.  Found.  7 pages, List 69.

PHILLIPPO, Emma.  Died in 1906 at Cobden.  File re repayment of burial costs includes details of her application for the old age pension in 1905; she was born 1833, parents William PONTIN and Sarah KNIGHT.  24 pages, List 84.

PHILLIPS, Amelia Ellen, Paddington, Brisbane Qld, had child Muriel Edith in Coburg in 1914; father is Palm BROWN, who refused to allow her to return there with the child, so it is with his mother, who intends to adopt it.  He is known in Qld as Gordon Brown. 8 pages, List 111.

PHILLIPS, Charles Gordon Walton.  Investigation into his personal life in 1912, after first wife reports him for bigamy.  He married Jane LUXON in Strathalbyn South Aust., in 1876 and they had 2 children.  He hadn’t been seen since 1902, but his son subsequently found him living with another woman, May Hilda HUXLEY, by whom he also has two children.  This marriage certificate is on the file.  No prosecution.  23 pages, List 101.

PHILLIPS, Mrs H., Royal Australian Wild West Circus, wrote from Jerilderie NSW in 1912, seeking help in getting photos she had ordered from SCHROEDER, Murtoa, which hadn’t arrived.  6 pages, List 104.

PHILLIPS, Thomas, sentenced to 3 months gaol at Blackwood in 1865 for assaulting his wife.  Memorial asking for early release, is a small farmer and he will be ruined if he can’t plant his crop.  Signs with an X.  2 pages, List 34.

PHILLIPS, William ‘Boxer’ taken to hospital in 1900 after being found drunk in the street and delusional, but died there.  2 pages, List 47.

PHILLIPS, William, deserted wife Catherine at Ulverstone Tasmania c1895.  In 1904 a Victorian constable reported that he had married again and was living at Maffra.  Established that no warrant was ever issued for the desertion.  5 pages, List 56.

PHILLIPSON, Walter John, 62 years, ‘a mining man’ deserted wife Rose Ann in Sydney in 1912.  Not found.  6 pages, List 35.

PHILMORE, Gordon Gregory, son of farmer at Jan Juc, died while parents were taking him to hospital at Geelong; police decide inquest unnecessary.  3 pages, List 30.

PIANTI, Pietro.  Committed suicide at Walhalla in 1882.  File re burial, creditors etc.  List 57.

PICKERING, C., of Pickering and Haldane, Hull England, wrote in 1899 re his cousin Thomas CHERRY, who regularly corresponded but hasn’t been heard from for some time.  Found in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 38.

PICKERING, Vesta, Bondi NSW, wrote in 1912 r husband Warwick, who left 2 months ago.  Not found.  8 pages, List 102.

PICKUL, Leiser.  Russian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896, seeking details of this man, a Russian Jew, tailor, keeping company with a Miss CALDER.  His wife and family are in Russia.  Found as PEACOL.  9 pages, List  35.

PIERCY, H., Wrote from Bourke NSW in 1895, applying to join police force, he was 25 yrs old.  2 pages, List 26.

PIGDON FAMILY. Queenscliffe. Correspondence re charge of neglecting children, 1898.  List 1.

PIGEONNEAU, -., French Consul, Melbourne, asked for a good conduct certificate for his son George Ferdinand, who was going to enlist in the French army in 1910.  Copy of certificate on file.  3 pages, List 54.

PIGGIN, Mary Ellen, left of Rutherglen and Corowa, widow, c52 years, sought by son H., Porepunka in 1911.  Not found.  12 pages, List 97.

PIGGOTT, Bernard, born Bacchus Marsh, left wife Teresa and child there in 1904 to work in New Zealand, and hadn’t been heard of since.  He was 32 years, a labourer.  Found in 1908 under the name HOLMES and described as an ‘absolute wastrel’.  File covers 1904-1908.  22 pages, List 84.

PIGOT, Florence, widow, gave birth to illegitimate child Harold and registered him in her maiden name of BEASLEY in 1917.  Child given to Mrs. Stanley GILMORE of Mulwala to nurse.  Police report on case.  8 pages, List 81.

PILICAS, Paul M., charged with assaulting Emily DIETRICH, waitress, Panama’s Oyster Café Melbourne in 1918; witness Elvie FRUSHER, waitress.  2 pages, List 74.

PILSTER, John, wrote from Queensland in 1905.  His mother had died and his father deserted him.  His aunt Mrs. R.A. WARREN of Richmond Vic., has told him that he has a brother Charles, known as MILLETT.  Asks police help to find them.  7 pages, List 8.

PIMBLETT, James, charged at Hamilton with carnal knowledge in 1895, along with unnamed father in law.  Trial postponed, allowed out on bail.  4 pages, List 28.

PINKERTON, John.  Foster (Gippsland) police report that he has applied to join force, but is not suitable ‘is only half witted & has no education’.   4 pages, List 6.

PINKHAM, W.E., bricklayer, Preston, thanks police in 1911 for their help when his daughter Emily was assaulted.  4 pages, List 99.

PINKUS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, caring for Eva, Ivy and Ethel LAUGHTON in Bendigo in 1896.  Anonymous letter claims they are being ill-treated.  9 pages, List 37.

PIPER, Charles, sought by wife Ellen, Granville NSW in 1905.  He left her and their child without support; three letters on file.  He was a plate layer on the railways, 53 years.  14 pages, List 64.

PIPER, Charles, sought by wife in Granville NSW in 1911.  Found.  4 pages, List 99.

PIPER, Charles, sought by wife E., Granville NSW in 1911; he has not sent maintenance.  Found, he claims they were never married, he has no legal reason to support her, but will send something.  Informed of this claim, she gives details of the marriage ‘I must correct that bad man’s lies’.  8 pages, List 100.

PIZARS, Sabina.  Left her home in Geelong with Eileen KEATING, to visit sailors in Williamstown in 1913, both teenagers; parents alert police.  3 pages, List 8.

PLANCKE, Aloyse/Louis, sought by Belgian Consul in Melbourne in 1877; hasn’t been heard of since 1873.  Found.  8 pages, List 5.

PLAYER, Georgina Lillian, (may use name RICHARDS) sought by Mrs. Margaret ROSE of Randwick, Sydney in 1915. She left her daughter Thelma with a Mrs. THOMPSON who died suddenly, and Mrs. Rose is caring for her; 8 years old.  George THOMPSON is interviewed; says late wife’s step sister Mrs. CALLAGHAN has applied to have child.  12 pages, List 81.

PLAYHOUSE, Prince’s Bridge, Melbourne.  Theft of cash register from confectionary shop leased by Mrs. BAXTER in 1919.  Secretary writes confidentially to police that caretaker John WHYTE reported theft; Baxter had been given notice to quit, they suspect her.  6 pages, List 27.

PLEDGE, Henry Lawrence, 23 years sought by mother Ellen, Moonee Ponds, in 1912; she has just arrived from England.  Not found.  List 104.

PLUMMER, J.B. of Kogarah NSW, asked police to find his daughter Alice Maud GODDARD in 1908.  She had a son William.  Found.  4 pages, List 4.

POLLARD, Arthur.  Proprietor of Lilliputian Opera Co.  Wife writes from Qld re his address, 1909.  List 4.

POLLARD, Mrs Edward, widow, nee Ellen TAYLOR, sought by brother in law James Pollard, Enfield NSW, in 1912.  Found, had remarried.  4 pages, List 102.

POLLARD, George F., Nth Sydney, wrote in 1911 asking police to help get his daughter Mrs May ALEXANDER back home; her husband had deserted her.  7 pages, List 95.

POLLIE, Indian hawker, took ill and died at St. Arnaud hospital in 1895.  Ali ACKBER/ACKEBER, wrote from Bendigo, claiming his possessions.  5 pages, List 29.

POLLOCK, Alexander.  Charged with murder of Thomas C. BRUNER at Queenscliff, 1899.  Large file, List 3.

POLLOCK, Robert Manderson Leckie, deserted his wife and children at Marrickville and went to Melbourne c1900.  He was formerly in Brisbane.  File contains letter from wife and his sister Mrs. E.RIGNEY.  23 pages, List 49.

POND, Dick, young child, alleges father shot someone and disposed of body in dam at Springhurst in 1894.  Detailed report of investigation, story dismissed.  Names mentioned:  Mathew and Caspar MEYER, Thomas SINCLAIR, Robert CANNING, Roderick McLEAN (a youth).  26 pages, List 13.

POOLE, Ernest, Annadale NSW, wrote in 1913 re wife Agnes nee BRADSHAW, 30 years, who left him 3 years ago taking daughter Minnie with her; has heard she has died.  7 pages, List 106.

POOLE, George, Stratford, received threatening letter in 1913.  Very detailed file reveals dispute within family and includes various items collected to identify handwriting of William Thomas Poole and Mrs Sarah MILDENHALL who had made complaints in the past.  31 pages, List 107.

POPE, Phillip, 14 years, shot and killed his younger brother Jack, 10 years at Moorabbin in 1928.  Traced by police, arrested and found insane, so placed in care.  In 1931 police discuss what to do with the murder weapon.  This is a large file.  List 60.

POPE, Rose, 16 years, living with uncle William Henry RANDELS in Brighton, was returning from her father’s house in Footscray when indecently assaulted on a train in 1899.  10 pages, List 41.

POPPENS, William, licensee of the Melbourne Hotel, Bourke St. objects in 1900 to being charged with trading after hours.  Police report that Fanny HOSKINS, who lived in a nearby wine shop, was seen leaving his premises with bottles, and others found on premises.  4 pages, List 44.

PORTER, Annie, born Poowong 1892, birth never registered by father Hugh, a labourer; brothers Hugh and Henry, born Drouin, may not have been registered either.  4 pages, List 39.

PORTER, John, Constable 3261, left force in 1887.  In 1901 asks for a copy of his discharge papers, is leaving for overseas.  2 pages, List 52.

POSNER, Mrs. M., wrote from Marrickville, Sydney in 1900 re her ex husband Maurice, a dentist, who went by the name of PARK, and owed maintenance.  4 pages, List 46.

POSSET, Eugene. Murdered, inquest and trial brief, 1894. James C. WATSON and Alfred DOUGLAS suspected.  List 1.

POTTER, Daniel. Wife writes from Parramatta NSW in 1883, he deserted her in 1875; had been in NSW police force.  List 1.

POTTICARY, Mary.  Sydney solicitor writes in 1895 on behalf of her husband Richard who is concerned he hasn’t heard from her.  She kept an umbrella repair shop in Bendigo, and her maiden name was SHADWELL.  Found.  16 pages, List 29

POTTICARY, Richard, writes from Sydney in 1897 re wife Mary, last heard from in Eaglehawk.  Found, she refuses to have anything to do with him; he left her 3 year ago.  7 pages, List 25

POULTENEY, Zephaniah.  Alfred MAYNE reports to Melbourne police in 1908 that Poulteney, recently released from a lunatic asylum, had threatened to follow his wife to Tasmania and shoot her.  Tasmanian police alerted and find that the wife is staying with her stepfather, MEREDITH at Oyster Cove, but had met with him in Hobart where his mother lived.  12 pages, List 10.

POULSEN, John, accidentally burnt at Fountainbleau near Rushworth in 1908; taken to hospital he died there.  He was a native of Svendborg, Denmark, 69 years, arrived 1860.  File covers report of accident, details of difficulty in getting him to hospital etc., and has invoice from A.S. DARBY, hotelkeeper.  15 pages, List 85.

POULTON, Alfred, of Korumburra, committed to gaol in 1904 for failure to pay maintenance on children Beatrice May, Edith Jane and Frederick FIRTH, whose mother had died.  Also had a child by Mrs. Honora TILBY.  10 pages, List 10.

POUND, Edwin James, sexton of Runnymede Cemetery, writes in 1910 re account of Wilhelm HAGEDORN who dug grave of old-age pensioner William BRANKSON.  3 pages, List 24.

POWELL, Mrs F.A., Colac, reported to be acting strangely by Salvation Army Ensign Ruby BAKER in 1913.  Local police report she was before the court some years ago as a lunatic, and discharged on medical advice.  She lives at Barongarok with an eleven year old boy.  Quite detailed case file.  22 pages, List 107.

POWELL, Giles, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force; refused.  5 pages, List 55.

POWER, Henry/Harry. 1870 file re trial. 1887 complaint from his sister Mrs. SLATER of Oakleigh, that local constable is bringing people to see him – he is living with her.  List 1.

POWER, William.  Printed statement setting out his request to be reinstated in the Victoria Police Force in 1877; joined 1854.  8 pages, List 55.

PRAHRAN, 244 Chapel Street, small fire there in 1900, occupied by Wilhelmina KRIMPOTICA as a restaurant.  2 pages, List 50.

PRANDONI, Jack.  Applied for employment with MLC Assurance Co., in 1912, citing police as reference.  They report he was briefly a revenue agent with sly grog selling cases, but is unsuitable for employment.  He was born in northern Italy.  5 pages, List 32.

PRATT, A., Redfern, reports in 1910 that 18 year old daughter Grace has run away with Wally BLACKWELL, believed in Melbourne.  Not found. 6 pages, List 93.

PRATTEN, Harriet, died at Beechworth in 1906.  Matthew ENGLISH of Foster wrote claiming to be her son.  8 pages, List 82.

PREECE, Joseph, tailor, Auburn, fined for failure to vaccinate daughter Maud in 1900. 20 pages, List 51.

PRENDERGAST, Therese, 19 years, very easily led astray, left home in Sydney in 1898; sought by sister Mary McLEOD of Auburn.  Not found.  14 pages, List 23.

PRENTICE, Mrs. J.E., wrote from South Melbourne in 1898, on black bordered paper.  Her husband had just renewed his car registration and licence when he died; seeks a refund of money.  Refused.  2 pages, List 22.

PRENTICE, William Edward. Lodges complaint in 1918 about his treatment by police. He is a returned soldier. Report states he went to the South African War, was associated with the Whitton episode [Breaker Morant], and sentenced to death. Detail of his criminal activities. 11 pages.  List 1.

PRESTON, Mrs. Hannah, wrote from Hindmarsh South Australia in 1898, is a ‘brokenhearted wife, mother and sister’.  Looking for sister Ellen GWYNNE, who came from the UK c13 years ago, and was last heard of in 1893, using mother’s maiden name of HARDINGHAM.  Hannah is the mother of 15, 7 of which are alive.  Mentions daughter Maude Elizabeth who married John Henry WHITE, but ‘does not bear a good name in Society.’  Is critical of her own husband ‘a human beast more than a man’.  23 pages, List 17.

PRESTON, Walter Charles, born New Zealand 1905, son of James George.  In 1928 came to Australia and used the name Walter KIMBER to compete in professional running events, winning quite a lot of money.  Officials suspicious so police investigation followed.  Photo of him in running gear on file.  43 pages, List 59.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

‘PREUSSEN’. Quarantined 1887; engineer VON RUTI escapes.  List 1.

PRICE, Jane and brother Arthur, accidentally killed in Beech Forest in 1896.  Two page report.  List 37.

PRICE, Mary, accidentally poisoned in 1913; husband Henry, jeweller, Fitzroy.  6 pages, List 106.

PRICE, Thomas, died in 1893 at Southern Cross Hospital ,Western Australia of consumption.  Lillie McILWRAIN wrote from Clydebank Sale in 1895 on behalf of his sister Elizabeth, her employee, who has heard that he has died and left some assets.  8 pages, List 25.

PRICKETT, Emily, Brunswick, married, 35 years, attempted suicide in 1911.  No prosecution.  4 pages, List 99.

PRIEST, Charles E., sought by wife Mary, Bendigo,  in 1919; he owed maintenance.  Found interstate.  16 pages, List 111.

PRITCHARD, Charles, boat builder, Leichardt NSW, wrote in 1903 re his wife Fanny Ann, 55 years who had left him with Leslie SOUTHWELL, 23 years, his apprentice and gone to Melbourne.  They had been married for 40 years; heartfelt letter from him.  He seeks police help to get her to return.  An interesting file.  7 pages, List 66.

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL LEAGUE OF VICTORIA. Printed rules and platform, 1891.  List 1.

PROPISH, Lucy, Horsham, wrote in 1917 seeking confidential advice on how to deal with a local male.  1 page, List 74.

PROUDE, Frederick Brannen, born Tramora, Co Waterford Ireland; nearly blind in 1913 and given help to get to hospital.  3 pages, List 105.

PRUDE, Lucy, 38 years, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1912; son in law Lewis WHITE took her to hospital.  Report on, and decision not to charge her.  6 pages, List 32.

PRUEN, Mrs. L.M., wrote from Bathurst NSW in 1896 re her husband Edward Jenner Pruen.  She believed he was keeping a hotel or bar in Melbourne; was a singer and comedian on the stage, and owed her maintenance.  Not found.  15 pages, some damaged.  List 29.

PURCELL/PURSELL, William. His mother, who lives at Bendigo, has not heard from him for about two years, and asks police to check if a murdered man at Nowra in NSW is her son, as he was last heard from there. He was a blacksmith. Police find him alive. 7 pages, List 2.

PURDIE, John, cut wife Annie’s throat with a razor at Ballarat in 1891, in front of adopted children Rose and Robert.  Arrested, he died in gaol.  Detailed report on incident and care of children.  8 pages, List 51.

PURSE, Clara.  Mother, Mrs. John NICHOLL of Carlton, writes in 1894, stating that Clara, 13 years, had left Seymour some months before with Charles BOND and his family, and he refused to return her.  7 pages, List 13.

PURTLE, Patrick, died suddenly in Red Lion Hotel, Melbourne, in 1900, c45 years.  He was blind and lived there out of charity of licensee Alex. CATHCART.  His sister was Mrs. Mary LEONARD of Netherby and he had a brother in NSW.  5 pages, List 49.

PYSING, George.  Incomplete file re him being arrested at Perth and extradited to Melbourne in 1898.  5 pages and photo, List 7.  See comment re photographic costs.  CONNECTION FOUND.

PYWELL, Henry Claude.  Telegram from W.A. in 1897 refers to Police Gazette entry and reports he is in Fremantle, was arrest desired.  Father in law Thomas BOOKLESS of Drouin refuses to pay costs, so case dropped.  6 pages, List 39.

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QUAST, E., Trungley Hall via Temora NSW, wrote in 1911.  He had ordered an artificial leg from R. SIMPSON & Sons and it hadn’t arrived.  5 pages, List 97.

QUICK & HYETT, solicitors, Bendigo, give notice in 1896 that William Arthur SPENCER, and his wife, now of Ellesmere, formerly of Charters Towers, have adopted Martha Mary Jane SNELL, 10 years, born Cobar NSW, daughter of late George Henry SNELL, late of Coolgardie.  3 pages, List 36.

QUIGLEY, Daniel.  Deserted wife Rosina in St. Kilda in 1897, went to Western Australia.  Carpenter, c40 years.  Found.  4 pages, List 17.

QUIGLEY, Ellen, gave birth to illegitimate child at the house of her employer Mrs. REYNOLDS, Ballarat, in 1900.  Medical man alerts police who arrange for a nurse and for her to go to step father Harry ELDRIDGE in Learmonth.  File covers claims for payment by nurse Mrs. W. HARRISON.  Father of child named.  20 pages, List 46.

QUIGLEY, I.T., Terang, 1902; applies to join police force, 2 pages, List 12.

QUIGLEY, Mrs. Rosina, Abbotsford, complains in 1904 that she was not informed of the death of her husband Daniel.  3 pages, List 71.

QUILL, Teresa nee FAHEY. Large file re her bigamy with John Francis ROE, school teacher. His mother wants her prosecuted. 1901-02. Further large file – Teresa sues him for maintenance of their child.  List 1.

QUIN, Alexander Chamberlin, murdered Margaret E. WATSON at Albert Park in 1896.  File re case.  16 pages, List 39.

QUIN, John P., sought by brother Theodore in Melbourne in 1903.  He was late of Bright, 43 years, son of the late Charlotte, one of several brothers, including Augustus Whitney and Alfred Ernest.  Found.  13 pages, List 67.

QUIN GEE.  Died at Browns near Scarsdale in 1898, buried by police.  Had a share in a hut with ME SING who asks police to sell property as he wants to return to China as he is old – his letter on file.  Part of the proceeds of sale are refunded to cover cost of burial.  3 pages, List 16.

QUINLIVAN, A.G., son of Thomas of Coghill’s Creek, fell overboard from S.S. Courier in 1906.  Witness Alice FRASER, married, but living apart from her husband and with mother at Richmond, supplied statement.  Body not found.  Edward HAMBURGER, Hanna’s Bottling Works, Kalgoorlie WA, seeks details.  19 pages, some repetition.  List 82.

QUINLIVAN, Mary.  Warrant issued in 1896 after she failed to appear at Gordon Court in case involving attempted carnal knowledge of 13 year old Anne Greene by her father John GREENE, licensee of the Railway hotel there.  Mary is 17 years old, and his stepdaughter.  Mrs. Margaret HUNT and Mrs. Mary Ann CARROLL are witnesses in the case, as was Mary.  57 pages, List 38.

QUINN, Elizabeth, 7 years, living with mother Mary Ann Quinn in brothel in Melbourne, in 1900 raped by AH LOY alias HE LIM/LEW AH LOY, Chinese, c32 years, who had been living with her mother for past 8 years in the Brighton area.  Child taken from mother and placed in government care.  Warning: this is a particularly distressing case.  25 pages, some repetition, List 45.

QUINN, J. wrote confidential letter from Barmah in 1895, had lived there for 17 years.  Reported that cattle stealing was going on in State Forest Common; has found hidden bits of brands cut from live animals, and encloses one.  Asks investigation without his name being mentioned.  5 pages and sample in envelope.

QUINN, Mathew.  Wrote from Fitzroy in 1897.  Claims he was assaulted by Edward KING at Havelock and police did nothing about it.  Report shows he was one of a gang of unemployed men at temporary work.  Others were Arthur HILL, Franz WANGEMANN, Thomas BROWN, James ROY, who sign statement that he was struck in self defence, and was drunk.  Given a bad character.  9 pages, List 20.

QUINN, Patrick, wrote from Rookwood Sydney in 1904; signs with an X.  His papers were left with solicitor DYER in Bacchus Marsh; he is entitled to an Imperial Pension.  Dyer has died, asks police help to find his records.  He is old and nearly helpless.  Police cannot assist, but when they reply NSW police report he is in an asylum under the name of John McFARLANE.  6 pages, List 34.

QUINN, Patrick Thomas, deserted wife Helen F. and children Thomas Patrick, Martin, William S., and John at Ballarat in 1906.  He was a Victorian, miner, 40 years and believed to be mining in Tasmania.  File covers 1906-1908.  46 pages, List 84.

QUINT, Edwin, bricklayer, assaulted in 1898 by Herman KANE and James GRACE at Fitzroy.  Richard BARNES, boot maker, involved.  Crown Solicitor gives opinion over whether to lay assault charge – no.  32 pages, List 21.

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