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FAGAR, Matija, wrote from Koprivnica, Yugoslavia in 1920, seeking his son Francisco Fagar or JAGER, last heard of 4 years ago.  Found.  4 pages, List 27.

FAHEY, Patrick, sought by sister Mrs James REID, Pittsfield, Mass., USA in 1909; hasn’t heard from him for 20 years.  Relatives found.  5 pages, List 60.

FAIR, Mrs. Minnie, wrote to the Chief Commissioner, asking help in getting maintenance from her husband O.R. Fair or SKOGBOURG. She took out a warrant in Auckland New Zealand in 1896. He went to America, and when she wouldn’t join him there, divorced her. He is now back in New Zealand and refusing to pay maintenance. They have two children. 9 pages, List 14.

FAIRBRASS, Amy, of Douglas Co. Nebraska USA wrote in 1893.  She would like to correspond with a friend of her husband Thomas, named ‘Mister DAVIS or some of his freinds that kept an otell about 36 years ago in a place called the Delowsa or nerly that name …’.  2 pages, List 3.

FAIRWEATHER, Aida, Old Trafford, Manchester, wrote in 1916 re Haddon Reginald HINDLEY, engineer, c40 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 53.

FALBO, Joseph, of Smyrne, Turkey, wrote in 1915 re his cousin Stannat BODOS, who wen to Australia c4 years ago. His parents and friends were worried; found by police. 7 pages, List 7.

FALGER, Mrs Mary, Stoughton, Mass., USA, wrote in 1911 re her long lost brother George BARRY, a sailor; they had a brother Dennis.  Not found.  9 pages, List 67.

FALLON, Edward, of Roscommon Ireland, wrote in 1912 re Arthur CALVER whom he knew in Sydney. 5 pages, List 14.

FALSTEIN, Abram.  Brother B. Falstein wrote in 1900 from Reval, Russia to the Town Clerk of Melbourne, asking help to find him; not heard from for four years.  8 pages, List 38.

FARLEY, Phillip, sought by sister Mrs Anna LYNCH, Newark New York USA in 1908.  He left Ireland in 1887 for Australia, had children Patrick, Margaret and Kate.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

FARMER, Thomas, William and Francis, cousins of William J. CADDEN, ex police sergeant, Brooklyn, New York USA in 1895.  They were butchers.  2 pages, List 29.

FARNAN, John, of Beach, Omagh Co Tyrone Ireland, wrote in 1894 re his son Francis, who was in the police force.  6 pages, List 4.

FARRELL, Michael Henry, sought by nephew G. Lenox CURTIS, New York USA in 1911.  He was c90 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 67.

FARREN, Frank, arrested in Melbourne in 1917 and placed in asylum.  Father Charles, Croydon, Essex England, informed.  5 pages, List 51.

FARRIMOND, Lieut H.C., wrote from Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire in 1917 re his uncle Harry, late of Wigan.  8 pages, List 50.

FARRINGTON, Frank, New York, USA, wrote in 1906 re his sister Ethel, born London c1875, who left 5 years ago for Melbourne and hasn’t answered his letters.  Not found.  5 pages, List 48.

FAULKNER, William of Bridge Gate Derby England, wrote in 1894 re his brother John, last heard of working in a foundry in Melbourne c30 years ago.  5 pages, List 4A

FAUNCE, W.H., Kingston, Mass., USA, wrote to the Mayor of Melbourne in 1900 re George and Thomas MORSE, who were in Melbourne in 1852.  A brother, Francis, has died and they are next of kin.  They were the sons of George Morse.  All Morse residents of Melbourne are visited and details noted, but not found.  About 30 pages, List 38.

FEITEL, Kallman. Sought by Swedish Consul in Melbourne (acting for Austro-Hungarian interests in Melbourne), in 1919. Found by police. 6 pages, List 10.

FELL, C.C., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1912 seeking William Fell, butcher, last heard of at Bendigo.  Foun.  4 pages, List 71.

FENELON, J. Robert. Writes from Somerville Mass. USA in 1895, asking if a person named NOLAN, a relative, was chief of police here. 1 page, List 9.

FENICK, F.X.  Wrote from Port Said Egypt in 1906; his coat was stolen while in Melbourne. 10 pages, List 19.

FENNELL, Joseph, of San Francisco USA, wrote in 1892 re his brother James.  Their father was Michael, mother Catherine, and siblings were Thomas, Michael, Patrick, William, Richard, John, Mary, Norah, Margaret, Ellen.  4 pages, List 2.

FENNELL, Joseph of Boston USA, wrote in 1915 re his brother James, who left Newfoundland 40 years ago. Not found. 12 pages, List 8.

FENNER, Hepzibah of Fulham London England, wrote in 1897 re Charles HEFFER. Her mother’s only brother was Charles’s father George., and she wanted to contact him on ‘urgent and important family matters’. Police interview a number of the Heffer family, and record their family history. 14 pages, List 9.

FENWICK, Sydney S., a seaman, born Dunedin New Zealand, married at South Melbourne in 1915 to Florence DONLEY, a widow nee LAVERNE. In 1917 the pair quarrelled and Florence admitted that her first husband was still alive. Police investigate and find Edward DONLEY living in Sydney, with another woman, by whom he has several children. Bigamy is proved. Fenwick meanwhile has gone overseas for six months. On his return he declines to prosecute and returns to live with Florence. 12 pages, List 6.

FERGUSON, John, house painter, Glasgow, wrote in 1912, has heard that his son Samuel has been accidentally killed at Leithbridge, asks details.  7 pages, List 72.

FERGUSON, Roderick, born Broughty Ferry Scotland, 50 years, seaman, deserted wife F., c1902.   In 1913 she writes from Moorina, Tasmania; a note on the file states she is now Mrs MORRIS, and living in Hobart.  5 pages, List 73.

FERRIER, Mrs. wrote from Liverpool England in 1913 seeking Mrs PRICE of Pyalong, sister of Betsy HAYES who married William McKEOWN.  Daughter Mrs Lucinda YOUNG found.  4 pages List 64.

FERRY, Mrs. E., of Wallingboro England, wrote in 1920 re her son John, who left there c6 years ago. She hasn’t heard from him for over two years. His father and brother are dead. Found. 15 pages and photo, List 13. See Instructions re cost of photograph.

FFITCH, W. of Finsbury Park London England, wrote in 1908 re his uncle John KEYTE, born c.1834, left England c1854 for Australia and became chief inspector of police.  Report shows was a constable only.  6 pages, List 2.

FIAMINGO, G., Valleesa, Malta, wrote in 1903 re George PODESTA, his uncle.  Various Podesta family members interviewed, but none are the right person.  11 pages, List 45.

FIELD, Mrs. Anne P.L., wrote from Brooklyn New York, USA in 1917 re James Joseph McKNIGHT who was in prison in Melbourne. She was ‘author of “The Story of Canada Blackie” and have been working among the prisoners at Sing Sing …”. She had important news about his immediate family, and sought his criminal details. 5 pages, List 6.

FINLAY, E.C., Oakland, California, wrote in 1908 re 3 aunts of his uncle Joseph FLETCHER, named Martha, Marie and Elizabeth [Jane], who came to Australia in the 1850s, and PAYNE and FINLAY relatives.  Police establish that Martha married T. PARKINSON, Jane married – PARKER, and Jane married William MILLER.  Miller family history detailed.  17 pages, List 59.

FINLAYSON, Daniel, son of Duncan, left Glasgow Scotland c1885, supposedly for Melbourne.  Information sought in 1905 by Mary Finlayson, Glasgow. 8 pages, List 47.

FINNEGAN, James of ‘Oil scitty veneng county State of Peniselvena’ wrote in 1895: ‘To Mister Patrick Cronen, Milburne district in care of chief of police’ who was a relative.  ‘i write thous few lines to yo to let ye now some one of us is in the land of the living yet thanks be to god for his marscey …’.  Mentions father, mother, two brothers Timothy and Robert, and sisters Bridget and Abigail; wrote to his uncle John GREEN some 50-60 years ago.  7 pages, List 4.

FIRMAN, Violet, of Brighthingold [?] Essex England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Bailey FIRMAN, 34 yrs, seaman, who went to Australia over 6 years ago, and has not supported her for 4 years. She is 25, has a daughter 6 yrs. Not found. 7 pages (some damaged), and photo.  List 6.  See introduction for costs involved in arranging copies of photographs.

FIRTH, William Howroyd.  Information sought by G. HIRST, solicitor, Dewsbury UK in 1899.  He left there c10 years ago for Melbourne, aged about 47 years.  Not found.  8 pages, List 37.

FISH, Charles, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1910 asking that the marriages of Nellie KINSEY also known as KINSELLA/HABBERTON and Clement DELALAND and Nellie and George JOHNSON, baker, Jeparit, be traced; gives background. 6 pages, List 67.

FISH, Walter Edward of Canadian Cigar and Manf. Co. Nicola, B.C., wrote in 1915 re his sister Bessie Ellen, ‘or any of her family’. She was late of Gorleston Great Yarmouth England, and left there c20 years ago. Her mother Laura Ellen died in Melbourne 10 years ago. Police interview aunt who gives details of all the family – Arthur, George, Ethel etc. Bessie is now Mrs. McKEOWN. 5 pages, List 8.

FISK, Margarette Emma Elizabeth. Scotland Yard seek her antecedents in 1917. She poses as a philanthropist, has a practice as a dentist, but is not successful. She gave a large garden party for Australian troops in Windsor (England), but is sued by suppliers of tents etc. Geelong police report she is one of the daughters of John Dennistoun and Margaret BROWN, and married Alfred Joseph FISK in 1889 at Geelong; the pair ‘lived beyond their means’. Her sisters are Mrs. Robert BUCHANAN, and Sarah, widow of the late Sir Charles John HOAD, late commander of the Aust. Forces, who don’t speak to her. 9 pages, List 6.

FITTON, James, Pendleton, Manchester England, wrote in 1907 re his brother John.  Has received a letter from S. ROBINSON, East Brunswick, carriage maker, informing him of his death and asking for reimbursement of burial expenses.  Quite detailed report on case.  7 pages, List 57.

FITZGIBBON, Thomas, c65 years, sought by sister Mrs Catherine TREACY, Hoboken, New Jersey USA in 1909.  Their parents were Michael and Mary of Ballypooreen, Co Tipperary Ireland.  She was his only living sister, Nellie having died.  Various Fitzgibbon families were contacted, but no connection.  11 pages, List 61.

FITZ HUGH, Marie, wrote from Birkenhead, Cheshire, UK in 1898 re brothers Arthur and William SEDDON, last heard from c12 years ago.  Not found.  5 pages, List 21.

FITZPATRICK, William, Gamble St., Nottingham UK, wrote in 1895 re father Bernard and brother John, who joined police in 1850, having been a farrier in 6th Enniskillen Dragoons.  2 pages, List 29.

FLANAGAN, Martin, born Garrymore, Kilcommon Co Mayo, left Manchester UK for Melbourne c1870; sought by Thomas E. HUGHES of Cincinnatti police, who wrote on behalf of his uncle in 1906.  Police report he has died.  6 pages, List 30.

FLEMING, Thomas.  Beale & Beale, solicitors, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 seeking confirmation that the person who died in Melbourne in 1895 was the same person who was formerly in H.M. 40th Regiment, and had served in New Zealand before returning to Melbourne.  He was Irish, had married KEANELLY and had one child Ellen.  6 pages, List 40.

FLEMING, William Baird, drowned in Melbourne in 1896.  Glasgow solicitors asks details; assets detailed.  Body identified by David WEBSTER, fellow employee of Tennant & Co., chemical manufacturers, Glasgow, who arranges burial.  Fleming had been sent out to Australia to stop his drinking.  20 pages, List 34.

FLETCHER, Margaret, Dumfries, Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her husband Donald, who left for Melbourne and hasn’t provided maintenance for her and their 2 children; should be with brother Malcolm McFarlane Fletcher.  Found, refuses to provide support.  7 pages, List 65.

FLOYD, George of Dublin Ireland wrote in 1920 re his uncle Andrew DENNIS.  A relative has died.  5 pages, List 2.

FLYNN, Michael, of Brooklyn New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his sister Ann, native of Balley Duggan Lough Rea Co. Galway Ireland, who left there c40 years ago with Margaret BOWEN, for Melbourne.  Ann subsequently married Samuel HILL, who was in the hotel business, and had a brother Robert.  2 pages, List 3.

FOLK, William, glassworker, left England c1887 for Melbourne, last heard of in 1899.  Cousin Mrs E. WATTS, Hanwell, Middlesex England, sought him in 1907.  Traced to Blue Mountains in 1903, but later movements unknown.  13 pages, List 57.

FOOTE, Mrs. Jane, of Southsea, Hants, England, wrote in 1894 re her nephew Hugh F. BODDIE of Portsmouth England, who settled in Melbourne and married Kate CONNASHAW/COUNASHAW./  His parents have not heard from him for 7-8 years.  5 pages, List 4.

FORBES, Fanny, of Swansea, wrote in 1862 re her son George who left there in 1847 and was last heard of in Bendigo in 1856.  6 pages, List 5.

FORBES, William, of Wellington New Zealand.  Applied to join police force in 1906, served in Boer War and in NZ force, 28 yrs, married.  3 pages, List 18.

FORD, George, sought by mother Mrs. E.M. FORD, of Brixton London England. He left there c2 yrs ago, aged 22yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 7.

FORD, Henry G.. born West Brompton Kent c1872, deserted from HMS Cadmus at Hobart Tasmania in 1905. Believed to have come to Melbourne with wife Letty KENNA, whose sister Agnes and father P.H. are in Sydney. Defalcations involved, but police cannot find them. 16 pages, List 10.

FOREMAN, Francis S., Dunnville, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1907 re Thomas WHITAKER, silversmith, multi-millionaire, an uncle to his grandmother, who died in Victoria.  No trace.  5  pages, List 56.

FORGIS, Mrs. M., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1910 re Captain Stephen George LIHON, (LIHOU?) a native of Guernsey, Channel Islands, married to her sister Matilda LANGLOIS 46 years ago. 5 pages, List 5.

FORSYTHE, Jeanne Marie, of Redcar England, wrote in 1907 re her husband William, who left three years ago; she hasn’t received any maintenance from him for six months. Last heard working on a ship. 7 pages, List 14.

FORWARD, Clara. Chief Constable, Bristol England, wrote in 1919 on her behalf. She had married James GILLARD in 1908 and he deserted her. It was believed he was in the Australian army. Found. 7 pages, List 17.

FOSSATI, L.P. of Vienna Austria wrote in 1920 re his half brother Virginius Fossati, whom he has not heard from since 1913.  4 pages.

FOSTER, Elizabeth of Leominster Herefordshire England, wrote in 1863. Her husband John had left her ten years before, and she had last heard nine years ago. His brother James in England had received a letter from a mining manager reporting that John had died in a mining accident in Victoria in 1862. As she has had to work for her living, she writes asking if he left any money she could claim. 7 pages, List 8.

FOSTER, B. Blake, Ballycrissan, Co. Galway Ireland, wrote in 1910 re the death date and details of William Dudley PERSSE, who was living with a woman known as Mrs. Persse, but his real wife was Rose, who had a sister Mrs F.V. DOLPHIN. Police fine he died some years before. 3 pages, List 13.

FOUGERE, George William, wrote from Kaikora North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in 1899, seeking details of land his father held at New Brighton from 1850-60.  7 pages, List 36.  CONNECTION FOUND

FOWKE, Philip, Colpetty, Colombo, Ceylon, asked in 1910 for discreet enquiries to be made for his brother in law Charles BENHAM, last heard of as a groom for W. McLOUGHLIN of Dalmeny Elsternwick.  17 pages, list 63.

FOX, John, of Bromley Kent England, wrote in 1893 re his son John, who left England for Australia in 1887.  Had  not heard for five years ‘but a serious illness would appear to have brought him to his proper senses’.  He was boarding with a Mr. and Mrs. DOIG in Collingwood.  Father asks confidential report on both his son and the Doigs.  8 pages, List 3.

FOX, Thomas, of Lowry, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re his two sisters Margaret and Mary, last heard from 50 yrs ago.  Mary had married Michael RAY.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

FOY, James, sought by brother Barney, Mossglass, Co Down Ireland in 1898.  Was in police force c.1860.  Police establish that the person who died in Mitta Mitta is not him.  9 pages, List 26.

FRAMPTON, Mrs. Blanche, wrote from East Dulwich London in 1918 re her son Harold Charles Frampton. She hadn’t heard from him since previous year. Found by police. 4 pages, List 9.

FRAMPTON, Brice Graham, sought by solicitors from Poole, Dorset in 1909.  Found.  3 pages, List 62.

FRANCIS, Mrs. A., Sanatorium, Derby England wrote in 1915 re her husband Stephen, who arrived in Melbourne. Found interstate. 6 pages, List 8.

FRANCIS, Robert, sought by nephew William F. TIERNEY, Hartford, Conn,, USA, in 1911.  Not found.  9 pages, List 66.

FRANK, Otto, wrote in 1895, concerned about fellow passenger August HETTY.  The pair had arrived from Tonga Islands, and Hetty had got so drunk he had to be left behind when the ship sailed to Sydney.  He was a blacksmith, 49 years.  File reveals Hetty had met up with him in Sydney, before he sailed to Queensland.  8 pages, List 31.

FRANKE, Carl Albert. Left his wife Jean and three children in 1916 to work with a coach builder in New Zealand. Stopped sending maintenance in 1918, so wife asked police to find him. He was born 1886 Woorak, 31 years of age, and used the name Albert FRANKLIN. Located, he applies to return to Australia but N.Z. government refuse. 22 pages, List 16.

FRASER, Alexander of Dougalston, Milngavie, Scotland, wrote in 1892 re John CAMPBELL.  John’s father Malcolm, native of Inverness-shire Stratherrick, married the writer’s sister May FRASER c1863 and the couple went to Rockhampton Queensland.  John was born Glen Darrinvell(?) 1864, mother died c1865.  Relations on his mother’s side would like to make contact.  2 pages, List 2.

FRASER, Alexander, born Inverness-shire Scotland, c1824, an inventor and holder of patents, last heard of in Melbourne where he has lived for about 50 years.  Information sought by brother Simon in Edinburgh in 1900.  Found.  4 pages, List 38.

FRASER, Mrs. C.M. of Warren Hotel, San Francisco wrote in 1914 re her son Harris FRASER, aged 18 years.  5 pages.

FRASER, Charles George Robertson, sought by Aberdeen [Scotland] Parish Council in 1914; failed to pay maintenance for wife Margaret Duff McCONNOCHIE and family. Found.  10 pages, List 76.

FRASER, Daniel Mackay, formerly of Enoch’s Point; US Consul asks confirmation of death in 1900.  5 pages, List 38.

FRASER, W.L.,  Inspector Metropolitan Police, Catford, London, wrote in 1905 re his uncle G. SIME, last heard of in 1900 in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 47.

FRASER, William, sought by elderly father Alexander, Inverness, Scotland, in 1910.  He was last heard of a Bendigo in 1907, a blacksmith, had been in India.  Not found.  11 pages, List 63.

FREEMAN, Alfred Reginald; sought by parents at Canning Town London England in 1916. He had emigrated to Australia in 1912, when 16 years old; they have heard nothing since. Found by police. 17 pages, List 6.

FRENCH, Zetta, c10 years, adopted by her father’s brother in law David MAITLAND, ‘encyclopedia agent and press agent’ of Melbourne.  In 1905 heR father E.J. French wrote from Cambridge, Auckland New Zealand, seeking news of his daughter; had been unable to contact Maitland.  9 pages, List 45.

FRENDENTHAL/FREUDENTHAL, Max.  Parent S. Frendenthal/Freudenthal wrote in German to Town Clerk of Melbourne in 1885, re son Max.  Translated letter on file, shows that Max left for Australia 17 years previously and had lived in country Victoria, then Melbourne, but had not replied to letters for some years.  The writer had lived in Berlin, but was now at Teplitz Bohenzia.  11 pages, List 5.

FRIEDRICH, Mrs. A.B.of Philadelphia USA wrote in 1894 (in German) re her uncle John SCHMIDT, born in Wertham Baden on Maine; English translation on file.  4 pages, List 4A.

FRIZZELL, Mrs Annie A., Everett, Mass., USA, wrote in 1912 seeking her brother James FEELEY; not heard from for 20 yeasr, and then in the mining district.  Their parents were Patrick and Mary nee CAHILL of Co Sligo, and they had 11 children.  ot found.  13 pages, List 72.

FROOD, William H., ex sergeant of police, sought by cousin Sarah FOGEL, New York in 1895.  List 54.

FROSINI, Ademura.  Consul for Italy in Melbourne writes in 1903 re Frosini who was a laundress.  Her family in Italy
had not heard from her for about 6 years.  8 pages, List 2.

FROST, Cecil, left Exeter England for Australia c1911, not heard from since 1915.  Found to have left Maffra and enlisted.  6 pages, List 52.

FROST, Patrick, sought by niece Tess ENRIGHT, Smiths Town, Cratloe, Collare, Ireland in 1910.  He was in the police force at Castlemaine c40 years ago.  Police find he was dismissed in 1873.  6 pages, list 63.

FRYBERG, Horace Harrington. Chief Constable Glamorgan Wales writes in 1918 re this man, who has been sentenced to six months for fraud etc., and is believed to have been born in Melbourne. Local police report he was born in Carlton, enlisted in the AIF in 1914 and was discharged medically unfit in 1916, then re-enlisted in 1916 but was discharged at his own request shortly afterwards. His parents are interviewed and report that he ‘has always been a worry to them, was injured at Gallipoli’ etc. 11 pages, List 6.

FULLER, Henry John, late of Auckland New Zealand, sought by Mrs. Ethel HEDLEY of Freeman’s Bay New Zealand.  He owes her money.  6 pages, List 27.

FURMAN, Charles, sought by brother Nathan, Johannesburg South Africa in 1908; was working at a glassworks; 25 years.  Found interstate.  6 pages, List 58.

FURNESS, Joseph Holmes sought by wife Sarah of Liverpool in 1856, went to Melbourne c4 years ago, aged c35 years.  2 pages.  List 4.

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GABEL, A.J. of Berlin, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1899 re Julia LOUGHMAN nee PAGE, formerly of Toronto, and her siblings David, Anthony, James and Fanny and uncle David Page. Not found. 4 pages, List 17.

GABELL, Francis, relatives sought by Attornies Bulkley More & Tallmadgee of Chicago.  He died at Dulluth recently, intestate, and they believe he had relatives in Melbourne.  He was the son of Charles and Ellen.  Sgt. Joseph GABEL thinks it is his brother.  5 pages, List 49.

GADSDON/GADSON.  Melbourne solicitors write in 1902 on behalf of ‘our London Agents’ seeking details of David Adoneram NEALE, who arrived in Sydney in 1839, then came to Victoria.  He used the name GADSON or GADSON, married and had a family; eldest son James Boswell Gadsdon died in Geelong in 1878.  13 pages.  List 4A

GAETANO, Salaorni sought by Italian Consul Melbourne in 1914. He has received an enquiry from Italy. Gaetano has a young wife and child there, who haven’t heard from him in 5 years. Police locate him. 3 pages, List 7.

GAFFNEY, John Joseph, Blackburn, Lancashire, wrote in 1908 on behalf of his mother Ellen, regarding her uncle John KENT, who went to Australia c50 years ago and kept a hotel.  He was born in Cork Ireland, and last heard of 7 years ago.  In 1909 his brother William Ambrose Gaffney wrote from Capetown South Africa re the same thing.  Not found.  13 pages, List 48.

GAFFNEY, John Joseph, Cape Town, South Africa, wrote in 1913 re his mother’s uncle David KENT, c85 years, who left Co Cork Ireland c50 years ago for Melbourne, last heard of in Sydney.  Not found.  5 pages, List 75.

GAGGIONI, Vincent, son of Antonio, of Ticini Switzerland, emigrated to Melbourne and last heard of in 1906.  In 1912 Marchesi Trombetti of Sienna Italy enquires on behalf of his relatives.  Found.  12 pages, List 71.

GAIR, William of Thurso N.B. Caithnessshire Scotland wrote in 1903 re his granduncle James HUDSON, hasn’t heard from him in more than a year, neither has Hudson’s niece Miss RAE.  3 pages.

GALBRAITH, John, of Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1862 on behalf of father of Robert McKINLAY, who has been ‘confined to a sick bed for the most part of the last three years’.  Robert left in 1861 and father has not heard since.  8 pages, List 5.

GALBRAITH, Samuel, sought by William G. DONACHIE, Duntocher, Dumbartonshire Scotland in 1913. He was a son of the late James of Glenluce and settled in Melbourne over 40 years ago. Not found. 13 pages, List 13.

GALBRAITH, William, ship’s fireman, sailed from Glasgow to U.S. in 1909 and deserted there; used the name DOUGLAS.  In 1912 his wife wrote from Glasgow seeking him; she is in delicate health.  Not found.  8 pages, List 70.

GALBRAITH, William, born Glasgow, a seaman, was sought by Mrs. Galbraith in 1915. Not found. 5 pages, List 8.

GALE, Charles Francis, sought by father F., Salisbury, Wilts., England, in 1913.  Found working for hairdresser – RICKETTS.  5 pages, List 63.

GALL, Arthur T. of Guthri Surrey England, wrote in 1914 re his brother Edward Roderick. Police find he joined the army in Queensland, but deserted. 5 pages, List 7

GALLAGHER, Kenneth Percival ran away from his home in Bayswater London with his cousin Harry Edward Mortimer CORKE in 1899 and worked their passage to Australia.  His father John asks police help to find him.  File includes copy of 10 page letter describing their voyage.  Both found, but refuse to return.  17 pages, List 27.  See also entry in Criminal & other files.

GALLAGHER, M.V., of Dunedin New Zealand, left home without his mother’s consent in 1915 and came to Melbourne. Putting his age up, (he was 16) he enlisted in the A.I.F. His mother sends his birth certificate to a relative to prove his correct age, but he is already on a troop ship and thus under British control. 3 pages, List 7.

GALLEHAWK, Effield.  Bert C. LEE, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1909, seeking her parents.  Relative Mrs Adelaide Gallehawk located.  5 pages, List 61.

GALLERHER, Rose of Georgiavill RI (Rhode Island?) USA wrote in 1892 re her brother Patrick, native of Donegal Ireland; no other personal details supplied.  1 page, List 2.

GALVANI, John, wrote from Sailor’s Rest, Wellington New Zealand in 1906 re his wife who had taken their children Bertie, 4 years and Nellie 3 years and gone to Melbourne.  He believes she is living with – BARCLEY/BARKLEY, a ship’s master, and wants police help to return children to him.  3 pages, List 33.

GALVIN, Timothy, constable, died in police hospital in 1862.  Very detailed file includes 2 letters from brother Jeremiah, Leharn, Killorglin, Co Kerry Ireland, in one of which he describes their father’s last illness, Timothy’s Will, inventory of estate, disposal of assets, arrangements for memorial stone in cemetery etc. 25 pages, List 49.

GAMBLE, Samuel Wadsworth, native of Bufton New York, herbalist, 59 years, left wife and two children  c1890.  In 1901 she wrote from Sydney asking police to find him; not found.  8 pages, List 40.

GANNON, John H., of Victoria, Vancouver Island British Columbia, wrote in 1919 re his uncle Michael.  Three brothers, his father Patrick, Michael and John, all left Canada in the 1850s and went to California, where John died.  His father came to British Columbia, and Michael went to Australia.  The writer’s father, now dead, believed Michael was in Melbourne. Name also spelt GANON.  5 pages.

GANT, John Eustace, sought by brother in law Henry SHAPTER, Plymouth England in 1915.  He was formerly in the English navy, and deserted his wife and two children 7 years ago.  Believed in the Australian navy, seeks maintenance for the care of the family.  Found to have committed bigamy.  4 pages, List 54.

GARRITY, Patrick.  Information sought by stepbrother M.J. Garrity of Baltimore USA in 1900.  He was living in Melbourne, but hasn’t been heard from in two years.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 37.

GASESENA, Anders. Sought by the Consul for Norway, Melbourne in 1914, on behalf of his relatives, who haven’t heard from him since 1892. Found under name of Ernest Gasson. 5 pages, List 8.

GASTON, Voley/Volcy. His 76 year old widowed mother writes from Mauritius in 1897; she hasn’t heard from him in 3 years. He is a printer/compositor. She signs the letter using the same name. Police fail to locate him. 11 pages, List 9.

GATHERCOLE, Thomas.  Information sought in 1911 by eldest son Charles, Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.  After his wife’s death at Chattisham near Ipswich in 1890, he disappeared, leaving the children to fend for themselves; details what happened to them.  His sister in law Mrs TUNBRIDGE found.  8 pages, List 66.

GEDALECKI, Olga and husband O. sought by her father B. GARTNER, Galatz, Romania in 1901; he hadn’t heard since 1900.  Found.  6 pages, List 40.

GEDDES, Mrs Jessie, Portgordon, Scotland, wrote in 1908 re her son Joseph, who left home 13 years ago; believed to be a hotel licensee in Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 58.

GEE, J. Robert, late of Manchester England, now of Ne Bedford, Mass, USA, wrote in 1913 re his aunt Mrs Mary E. MEDLAR, to whom he has been writing for many years; he has not heard from her for 18 months, asks if she is dead, as he is next of kin.  Found, in very poor circumstances, receives money from an English cousin, W.H. FINCH of Cheshire.  6 pages, List 73.

GEMMELL, Mrs Agnes, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her husband James, who was on board the S.S. Yongala which was lost at sea.  14 pages, List 67.

GEMMELL, G., Nottawa, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1894 re his uncle Alexander, a market gardener at Malvern.  4 pages, List 4.

GENGL, Julius.  Austrian Consuls sought him in 1909; born Semlin, Croatia, c30 years.  Various GENGE families interviewed; not found.  24 pages, List 61.

GEORGE, Louis and Oliver, sought by nephew Louis Oliver George, Toronto, Canada in 1909.  They went to Australia c1885 with his father William Edwin, who died a few years afterwards.  They came from Hay, Brecknock, Wales.  Not found.  16 pages, List 61.

GEORGE, Marie wrote from Battersea England 1913-1915 re her husband Ralph who had deserted her. ‘He is a cad and he ought to be shot, he say he loves me and don’t care if I starve, its not the first time he’s been away … I want my freedom or what is it to be , I’ll never live with him again, never … Ah cad I am wife in name only.”Later wrote from Beaconsfield, Bucks.  Final letter is from a friend reporting that she is in the Croydon Infirmary and very ill. Police report that he has left Victoria with the 7th Battalion, and now supposed to be in Egypt. 26 pages, List 7.

GEORGE, Maria, Beaconsfield, Bucks England, wrote in 1912 re husband Ralph.  He has ‘sold up my home 7 times, hopped it and left me destitute’.  Found in Melbourne, he states he is returning to England, but never does.  In 1916 she writes asking how long he has been keeping D. KEIGHTLEY in South Melbourne and states the army has discharged him.  15 pages, List 53.

GEORGE, Ralph.  Wife wrote from Anerley Vale England in 1917 re him.  He was a Private No. 2794, last heard of in prison in Melbourne.  Asks whether he has died as has been reported to her.  Police find his address on leaving gaol was c/- Miss Delia KEIGHTLEY, Bleak House Hotel South Melbourne, and she is interviewed.  8 pages, List 20.

GERBER, Mrs Margaret, Swickan (Sachsen) Germany, wrote in 1913 re her father Gustav OSWALD, a cabinet maker, not heard from for 3 years; found.  5 pages, some damaged.  List 75.

GERSCHEL, Louis.  Information sought by eldest son Philip Gershel of Montreal, Canada in 1899; he has heard that he died in Melbourne.  2 pages, List 37.

GESNER, James E., sought by William L. BOEHNER, Brookline, Mass., USA in 1909.  He arrived in Melbourne c1877 as first mate on a ship, left it and became a sheep farmer.  The writer’s mother is his sister and hasn’t hears from him for c30 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 61.

GIBBONS, Frederick William. Sought by Herbert FLECK of Cannon Street London in 1891. Gibbons left his wife on their wedding day in 1890, and her family are trying to get an annulment of the marriage. He is believed to have come to Melbourne, has a sister at Brunswick. Police are unable to locate him. 6 pages, in poor condition, List 10.

GIBBONS, John George and wife Margaret Jane sought by Peter MOORE, Birkenhead, England, her brother, in 1913.  Found.  9 pages, List 63.

GIBSON, Mrs. Annie E.  Wrote from San Francisco in 1899 re Henry and Charles SMITH, her uncles, and aunt Mrs. John MACE nee Maria Smith.  They left from Bedale Yorkshire and were last heard of at Ballarat in the 1860s.  Not found.  5 pages, List 24.

GIBSON, Keith, of Mack Logging & Timber Co. Redondo, Washington, wrote in 1914 re his son Albert, whom he boarded out with Mrs. Kate BREAKWELL 9 yrs previously on the death of his wife. Although he left money with her, he has found that she had put the child in a home from where he had been taken and put to work in the country. Police find the child and advise him, but two letters are returned ‘left address’. List 8.

GIBSON, Mrs. M. of Oaklands, Grange over Sands, England, wrote in 1916 re her daughter Hannah. ‘When she left England her late master sold up and followed her, he was a publican at Lougridge near Preston, named George SWIFT, and had a wife and child.’ Hannah is found married to T. CUNNINGHAM, with a son working on the trams. 13 pages, List 6.

GIBSON, Sister Margaret Muir of Bloemfontein South Africa, wrote in 1919 re her friend Mrs. Sarah TURNER, wife of Edward and mother of Robert. She has not heard from her for some months. Found. 4 pages, List 16.

GIBSON, Walter.  Confidential letter in 1919 from Inspector General of Police, Singapore, requesting information on this man, who in a drunken outburst claimed to be more German than Australian, born Glasgow 1891, educated Geelong College, lived in England and Germany etc.  Police confirm him as a son of the founder of Foy & Gibson, very wealthy and a spendthrift.  5 pages, List 26.

GILBERT, Samuel, left Cornwall for Australia, last heard of c1874.  His sister Mrs. Eliza HARRIS, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1909 asking police to find him.  Not found.  8 pages, List 43.

GILCHRIST, Thomas Frazer, of Washington USA, wrote in 1912 re Thomas FRAZER, who has lived in Melbourne for forty years. Not found. 5 pages, List 15.

GILKESON, Richardson.  Wrote from Alleyghency City, Pittsburg US in 1895 re his half sisters Jane and Eliza ; a relation is John TRAVIS of North Melbourne.  All were from Rock, Co. Tyrone Ireland.  Found, married to STRANDRING and SMITH.  6 pages, List 28.

GILL, Mrs. Frances C., of St Anna on the Sea, Lancashire England, wrote in 1913 re her mother’s brother Richard James Brooker DOUGAL, who was last heard of in South Australia. She encloses her business card, has a Boarding House there. Not found. 9 pages, List 12.

GILLIBRAND, Norman, Bolton, England, wrote in 1916 re his cousin Philip Ernest Gillibrand, who left Cheshire c30 years before, was an architect.  Found.  5 pages, List 53.

Glasgow Police Superintendent wrote in 1900 on behalf of Inspector James LIVIE, whose brother David went to Australia some years ago, and has not been heard of for some years.  He was last at South Melbourne.  Found, using name David DAWSON.  4 pages, List 37.

GLASS, Ellen, wrote from Jamaica, Long Island, New York, USA in 1895 re her brother James, last heard from 35 years ago.  1 page.  List 29.

GLEESON, Mrs. H.J. wrote from Cardiff Wales in 1914 re her husband Richard, a cabinet maker, who is lodging with Edward SHIMMEL, also from Cardiff.  She hasn’t herd from him.  Not found.  9 pages, List 31

GLEESON, Thomas of Knockanure, Barnsoleigh, Co. Tipperary Ireland wrote in 1904 re his brother Michael who worked on the railways. 5 pages.

GLEN, Mrs. Jane, wife of Hugh, of Scotstown, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1914. She lost a purse when returning from a visit to Australia. 5 pages, List 10.

GLOSQUE, Mrs. Alice, of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1894 re her aunt Johannah Treasis Agnes SHEON, who left London in 1860 and hasn’t been heard of since.  2 pages, List 4A.

GOBLE, James, Portsea, Portsmouth England, wrote in 1911.  He is the son of Esther ANDERSON who married James Payne HOAR in 1842 and he was born in 1845.  His mother left them for Australia with Captain PARVIN in the 1850s, and he was placed in a workhouse, then later taken out by Virtue Goble, whose surname he now uses.  His father is dead and he believes solicitors were looking for him.  7 pages, List 69.

GODBOLD, Sgt. Albert Ernest, 10th Field Ambulance, wrote from France in 1918; has heard his wife at Fitzroy is drinking and neglecting the children; blames her sister Mrs. BROCK and her husband.  6 pages, List 50.

GODDARD, Albert Edward, drowned at Alberton Victoria in 1911, a recent arrival with his wife, who returned to England.  His sister G.E. Goddard, Balham S.W., England, asks if his deasth is true and has had conflicting reports.  4 pages, List 69.

GODINHO, Giovanni otherwise James GOWLIN. Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1904. His brother in Italy has heard of his death and wants details. 3 pages, List 11.

GOFF, Abraham.  Chief Constable, Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1917 on behalf of his sister Esther; he was last heard of at Black Creek, was born in Co Wexford Ireland and now 24 years.  9 pages, List 50.

GOGGINS, Charles alias MOSS/HENDERSON/MENDOZA.  French officials confirm in 1911 that he died in France under another name.  Prison photo on file.  6 pages, List 69.

GOLDBERG, James, alias COX alias GRIMSHAW. South African C.I.D. write in 1908 re this man, who has been convicted there, and enclosing two photos, full face and profile, a set of fingerprints, physical description (32 years, Irish etc.) and details of convictions. Local police report he is well known and they keep an eye on him. 6 pages, List 10. See introduction re copying photographs.

GODDARD, Samuel Charles, Brixton, London, England, wrote in 1916 re daughter Caroline McLEISH, Daylesford, hasn’t heard for some months.  His four sons are in the services, and have heard bad reports of her husband.  Police confirm she has died and her children are being looked after by Mrs. McCARTHY of Fitzroy; he is addicted to drink.  16  pages, List 52.

GOLDEN, William and Seamore, sought by niece Mary BUCHANAN, Orangeville, Dufferin County, Canada in 1902.  Her late mother Margery was their sister.  They left there c45 years ago ‘because of a bad heartless stepmother’.  Not found.  7 pages, List 42.

GOLDRING, Simon, of Civil Police, Haifa, Palestine, wrote in 1920 re his father Abraham, not heard from for six months; was living in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 18.

GOLDSWORTHY, Mrs. N., of Natal South Africa, wrote in 1910 to Kew Asylum. Her husband Edward was there but has now left and was supposedly returning to South Africa, but has not arrived. Incomplete file. 3 pages, List 13.

GOLDSWORTHY, Mrs Nell, of Newcastle, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1910 re her husband Edward, an attendant at Kew Asylum; she is penniless, has a 6 year old son.  Report states he has recently married.  Not found.  2 postcards, and a photo, and 9 pages, List 66.

GOLL, Frederick J, London England, wrote in 1913 re his wife Sarah Alice Ada, aged 35 years, and daughter Alice Florence Emma, 5 years, who had sailed to Australia with Frank S. RICE, posing as his wife and daughter. Rice was 45 years old, had been Steward of the Totteridge Golf Club, and left his wife in England. Goll is clerk to a firm of solicitors there, and wants his daughter back. He encloses photographs of Sarah and Alice and subsequently Rice. Police find the couple were briefly in Melbourne but have left. 15 pages, List 12. See introduction for photographic costs, and be aware that the photo of Sarah is not particularly clear.

GOMM [?], John H. of Catford, London, England wrote in 1901 re his uncle Captain George Tippett; had received a letter asking for money for his support.  5 pages.

GOOD, Cecil Martin, of Garden City, Hereford England, wrote in 1911 re joining the Victorian police force; he was 30 years, married, and in the local police force. 2 pages, List 15.

GOODALL, Sgt. S.A., Royal North West Mounted Police, Bonanza, Yukon, Canada, wrote in 1905 seeking information about joining the Victorian police force; he was 30 years, and too old. 3 pages, List 12.

GOODE, Frederick Montier, wanted for forgery in Shanghai in 1906; police there forward photo and description. Report states mother and brother live in Richmond, and in 1903 he opened a shop and absconded with the profits.  He was subsequently arrested and extradited. 9 pages, List 56.

GOODMAN, Kate, wrote from Islington, London England in 1892 re her two daughters Flossie and Kathleen who went to Melbourne the previous year; her letters remain unanswered.  [very difficult to decipher handwriting]  4 pages List 2.

GOODMAN, Kate, wrote again from Islington, London in 1892 re her daughters Flossie and Kathleen.  She has been separated from her husband for years, ‘he was a gentleman by birth but a man who never got on in England, and friends sent him to Australia where he went from bad to worse he never sent a shilling towards the support of me or his children …’. 15 pages, List 2.

GOODMAN, Dr. Lee of Washington England, wrote in 1893 re Herbert Richard HALL, locomotive engineer, born Selcoates Yorkshire England 1859, last heard of in America, but believed to have gone to London then Australia with singer Mamie HILL.  7 pages, List 3.

GOODWIN, Charles Edwin, sought by brother Anthony J. of Avalon, California USA in 1906.  He left England c30 yrs ago, would be about 60 yrs, formerly a butcher.  Not found.  8 pages, List 18.

GORDON, Martin E., sought by Transvaal Police in 1910; a boxer, he married and deserted his wife there, and is believed in Melbourne.  Found living with a woman who claimed to be his sister.  6 pages, List 73.

GORDON, John, seaman, died in hospital in San Francisco USA in 1916.  Police asked to track relatives; 2 letters from them on file, and they are identified as cousin James CRAIG and his son Alexander.  9 pages, List 69.

GORDON, Thomas, sought by brother William, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Ireland, was in Richmond in 1890.  A brother has died.  8 pages, List 25.

GORIN, E., of Gloucester England wrote in 1902 re son William Thomas Gorin, last heard from in 1898 when he was in the Victorian police force; his father has died.  7 pages, List 4A .

GORRIE, Alexander Forsyth, sought by wife Hannah E., Auckland New Zealand in 1906. ‘A few years ago he had a mental breakdown’.  Not found.  10 pages, List 48.

GOSLIN, Lionel W., sought by brother Captain Hugh T.W. Goslin, Denver, USA in 1912; not found.  8 pages, List 71.

GOSLING, W. Robert, of Worthing, Surrey, England, wrote in 1920 re Lieut. J.A. WILLIAMS, formerly in 3rd Aust. Machine Gun Battalion, who had got his wife’s servant Miss FINIGAN pregnant.  He had promised to send money to her, but had not done so.  Police ascertain that he was living in Tasmania, was married before the war, and had a child.  He denies paternity.  9 pages, List 18.

GOTARTY, William of Co. Meath Ireland, wrote in 1903, re his brother Peter, a police pensioner.  He has heard that he has died, and seeks details of any estate left.  Died at Adelaide, on way to visit a sister at Fremantle.  10 pages, List 20.

GOULD, Winifred, Sanderstead, England, wrote in 1913.  She married Joseph Francis Gould 2 years ago, and he deserted her 6 weeks later.  He stole money from her family, and has left her with a son to support.  He also deserted from the Grenadier Guards.  She believed his family were in Ballarat.  Two files, some duplication.  15 pages, List 75.

GOULDEN, William of Falls River, Mass., USA wrote in 1920 re his son Hervey GOULDEN whom he left twenty-three years ago when he was four years old; ‘his mother did me wrong so I left her’.  Mother was Annie TYMMS and they lived in Brunswick in 1897.  Son identified as James Hervey GOULDEN/GOULDING, a school teacher.  8 pages.

GOURDIE, Peter, sought by brother James of Ashburton, New Zealand in 1915. He was 25yrs old, had been in Melbourne, parents in Scotland are concerned, not having heard from him. 3 pages, List 7.

GOURLAY, John McLeod.  His wife A.S. Gourlay, Radnor Park Gardens, Folkestone, Kent England, wrote a number of times in 1903.  He had run through all her money then deserted her.  He had also fathered illegitimate children there before emigrating to Melbourne.  He was found to have lived with Ellen Matilda Albertine JOHANNSEN, and possibly married her bigamously; she subsequently gave birth to twins and went insane and he had deserted her too.  38 pages, List 46.

GRACE, Rev. G.A. of Clitheroe, England, wrote in 1913 re Rev. Allen Zachariah Grace, c70 years, who was a patient in Ballarat hospital a few years ago. ‘He was addicted to opium’. Police find he died intestate. 6 pages, List 8.

GRACEY, William A., Golden Acres, Edinburgh, Scotland, wrote in 1916 re sister Mrs. Charles GROSSET, who went to Australia c30 years ago; found.  5 pages, List 53.

GRAF, Johannes, fatally injured at Mitchelltown near Nagambie in 1902.  Burial paid for by police who attempt to be reimbursed by family in Germany.  A sister is located at Gollhein, Bavara.  17 pages, List 42.

GRAHAM, Mrs. C., wrote from Swansea, Glamorganshire South Wales England in 1892 re her husband John.  He went out to Africa as a mining engineer in 1887; she hasn’t heard from him for two years, but has read that someone of that name was murdered in South Africa.  4 pages, List 2.

GRAHAM, Edward Clarence, Coatdyke by Coatbridge, Airdrie Scotland, wrote in 1915, asking for a copy of his Victorian birth certificate. Was badly injured at a foundry there; is 19 years old. ‘When I left Aust. I was very young, I ran away from my people … I was bought up by gipsies … how I landed in Scotland I do not know … I have a father and mother and sisters and brothers in Melbourne but I don’t know them …’ Police found no trace of his birth certificate. 5 pages, List 8.

GRAHAM, Monkhouse, chemist, c40 years, married Mary J. Masson ORMOND in 1889.  Chief constable Middlesborough York UK writes on behalf of relatives in 1894.  7 pages, List 28.

GRANE, Herr Max. Location of, sought by Hans KOHLING of Weissenfels on Saale, Germany, who wrote in German in 1899. Not found. 14 pages, List 17.

GRANGE, Henry Clarence, sought by mother, Mayland near Maldon Essex, in 1916.  He was 27 years, arrived Melbourne 1910.  Cousin W.R. CONSTABLE interviewed. 15 pages, List 53.

GRANT, Mrs. Of Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1917 re her father Alex. CLARKE. He was a native of Clunie Perthshire Scotland, born 1865, for many years a stocker on board ship. He left Dundee in 1910 on a steamer, was traced to Melbourne and deserted ship there in 1911. He had deserted his wife and family and ‘since then the oldest boy has been killed in action and my mother died three weeks later…’. Not found. 13 Pages, List 6.

GRANT, E.J., Steward, Boksburg Hospital, Transvaal South Africa, wrote in 1911 re employee Mrs M. MARTIN, who left there to join her husband in Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from.  Not found.  6 pages, List 66.

GRANT, Mrs. J. of Hawera, New Zealand, wrote 2 letters in 1916 re John Sinclair GILDROY, a relative. He left there for England in 1914 and hasn’t been heard from since. He is c75 years old, from Gateshead Newcastle on Tyne. Not found. 11 pages, List 8.

GRANT, James.  Information sought by Chief Constable Aberdeen Scotland in 1900 on behalf of unnamed relatives.  He left there ‘early in life’ would now be c60 years old; was last heard from in 1872 when working at the  Leviathan Mine.  4 pages, List 38.

GRANT, Mrs. Mary Burke, Montreal, Canada, wrote in 1903 on behalf of father Patrick Henry Burke, who was seeking his brother John, last heard of 20 years ago, Irish.  2 pages, List 46.

GRAY, Bridget, Anna and Marguerite, sought by brothers Worship and William Gray.  Family lived at Ballyjamesduff, Ireland, and brothers left there 40-50 years ago.  W.F. Gray, attorney, wrote from Clinton, Illinois, 1905.  2 pages, List 5.

GRAY, Cunningham/George, and wife sought by James B. WHITBY of Heatley, Cheshire England in 1905. They used to be caretakers of a Presbyterian Church in East Melbourne, and would know the parentage of a young lady on whose behalf he writes. Cunningham Gray confirms knowledge, the young lady is Lottie BURTON. 5 pages, List 12.

GRAY, James L. of Pacific Cocoanut Company, San Francisco USA wrote in 1913 re his uncle James LAWTHER, aged 78 years.  His sister Mrs. SCOTT, lived with the writer.  4 pages.

GREAVES, Lionel William Goring.  Information on him sought by J.A. Ley Greaves of Limpleystoke, Bath England, who wrote from West Africa in 1908.  Not found. 4 pages, List 19.

GRECO, Ambrose, sought by mother Mrs. A., Caversham, Reading, Berkshire in 1910.  Found. 5 pages, list 63.

GRECO, Ambrose, sought by mother Mrs. A., Brixton, London in 1916.  He is a musical director, was in Bendigo in 1910.  Not found. 11 pages, List 52.

GREEN, Charles Hilton, absconded from his home in Gloucester England in 1864, aged 15yrs.  His father Rev. Henry Green wrote to the Bishop of Melbourne asking help to find him, and enclosing a small photo.  6 pages, List 18.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

GREEN, Edward alias GRAHAM.  South African police wrote in 1908 asking if he had any prior convictions in Victoria ‘at one time had race horses in Australia’ and enclosing two photos of him.  Found to be criminal Edward FITZGERALD.  17 pages, List 58. See instructions re copying of photographs.

GREEN, F.L. of Pack Horse Hotel, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England wrote in 1898 re Richard de-Boscoe COTTERELL.  He had left Birmingham some forty years ago.  6 pages, List 2.

GREEN, Mr G., Old Bethnal Green Road London, wrote in 1911 re his wife who left there for Australia under the name Florence GRACE, believed with sister Mrs DESS at Walhalla.  Found.  11 pages, List 98.

GREEN, H.O., Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re John TYRES.  He is executor of his aunt’s estate and requires a receipt which has not been forthcoming.  3 pages, List 3.

GREEN, James, in 1898 sought by wife V. of Laue [?]  His mother M.A. lives in Sale, her grand-daughter is married to the mayor there.  She has four children, hasn’t heard from him since 1897.  Found in Melbourne, licensee of a hotel.    8 pages, List 26.

GREEN, Robert Gordon, sought by sister Mary, Fairview, Vancouver in 1910.  Went to South Africa some years ago, served in the Cape Mounted Police before going on to Australia.  He is 25 years old and used GORDON as his surname.  His parents in Edinburgh are concerned, not heard from for a year.  Another letter from parents on file.  9 pages, List 41.

GREENE, Samuel, of Buffalo New York USA wrote in 1907 re his aunt Catherine GREENE, daughter of Samuel Greene, who left Shallee, Co. Tipperary Ireland c.1867.  5 pages.

GREENFIELD, Private S.W., 337 Field Ambulance, Hants, England, wrote in 1917 re his father Robert, who bought an orchid farm at Blackburn in 1914 and not heard from since 1916.  4 pages, List 50.

GREER, John, sought by Charles F. BERRER, New York USA in 1910.  He was born in New York and left for Australia c32 years ago; was in Tasmanian police, not heard from for 20 years.  Found travelling with circus.  21 pages, List 63.

GREER, R.T., Chairman, Calcutta Corporation, wrote in 1901 re Mrs. A. MEIKLEJOHN’s circumstances; her husband is destitute there, can she support him financially? 5 pages, List 18.

GREGG, William and Thomas, left Cumberland England for Australia c1886 and had a butchery business.  In 1904 their mother wrote from Travellers Rest, East Rainton, Durham England, seeking details; she had last heard from them 11 years ago  Not found.  6 pages, List 42.

GREGORY, Mrs, Notting Hill London, England, wrote in 1914 seeking police help in releasing her sister Kitty JACQUES from a convent and returned to her.  Kitty was sent to Australia as a domestic servant to Lady BEST.  11 pages, some damaged.  List 76.

GREGORY, Sarah, Higher Broughton, England, wrote in 1903 requesting help in getting a monument erected to her brother Thomas who drowned near Bairnsdale in 1901; quite detailed report on death and circumstances  10 pages, List 46.

GREGORY, Thomas M., of Budleigh, Salerton, Devon England wrote in 1906 re his first cousin William Taylor, reputed to have died in December 1905 at Toorak, Melbourne.  He is the closest relative and one of the beneficiaries of the estate. 7 pages, List 2.

GREIG, Rev. A., Portabello, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1906 re his son in law John Poole BELL, a drunkard and a gambler.  5 pages, List 49.

GRETTON, Arthur. Chief Constable’s Office Leeds England wrote in 1907 re this man, who was applying for a publican’s licence, seeking confirmation of his background. 3 pages, List 9.

GREY, Constance, 51 years, and daughters Florence Ivy, 20 years and Constance Harriet Prudentia, 30 years, sought by husband Hugh Patrick Grey, St Albans, Christchurch New Zealand in 1912. They left home while he was on a business trip, taking furniture etc., with them.  Believed in Australia.  Not found. 8 pages, List 72.

GREY, David Peter, sought by James R.C. Grey, Dearham, Cumberland England in 1914; he left Hull Yorkshire in 1883 for Australia, last heard of c1887, a sawyer, would be over 70 years.  Not found.  5 pages, List 76.

GRIFFING, Luther P., wrote from Greenwich Ave., New York USA in 1895 re his brother in law David Ferrier SELCRIG, who left New Jersey in 1853, and was last heard of in 1857 at Ararat; Scotch, now c67 years.  Found.  7 pages List 28.

GRIFFITH, Edward Hanmer Murhall, sought by daughter Mrs Mary Ellen COUPLAND, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England, in 1913.  5 pages, List 74.

GRIFFITH, W.A, of Green, Iowa, USA, wrote in 1893 re James ALCOM, from Teaven Drurgivern? Co Londonderry Ireland.  His eldest daughter Nancy has not heard from him for ten years.  3 pages, List 3, List 3.

GRIFFITHS, Samuel F., sought by daughter Clara, Mrs George WILCOMB, Locust Place, Lynn, Mass., USA in 1913.  He had a brother Thomas and a sister Thurza WILLS.  Found.  5 pages, List 73.

GRIME, Peter of Preston Lancashire England, wrote in 1893 re his father Francis GRIME, known in Australia as Frank GRAHAM, who left England 35 years ago.  He was last heard of 20 years ago, in Melbourne.  2 pages, paper torn.  List 3.

GRIMSDALL, George Alfred, left home in London c1884, when 17 years old, for Australia.  He was the youngest of 7 siblings.  In 1908 his sister wrote from Canning Town London, asking police to trace him.  Not found.  4 pages, List 58.

GRINLINTON, Mrs. M.G., wrote from Napier New Zealand in 1900, has heard that her eldest son Britton Clinton IRWIN has died in Carlton and asks return of his effects.  Report shows workmates paid for burial, almost destitute.  8 pages, List 38.

GRIPPEN, Lesslie, Minneapolis, USA, wrote in 1903 re her brother Alex LILLIE, who went to Australia some years ago; she is old and a widow.  Various Lillies contacted, but not found.  12 pages, List 46.

GRODENTZ, Morris, sought by brother Solly and father Abraham, both of London, in 1912.  He was last heard of 4 years ago in Melbourne.  Was also known as Horace GROVE.  Mother is pining for him.  Several letters and photo.  Not found.  18 pages, List 33.

GROGAN, Albert, Owhango, New Zealand, wrote in 1918 seeking his brothers Augustus, William and Herbert.  9 pages, List 50.

GROTH, Herman, information sought by niece Elsa T. CROME of Chicago in 1901; not heard from since 1893. Found.  5 pages, List 50.

GROTH, William/William Henry, sought by C.W. Groth, San Francisco USA in 1913; not heard from since 1900.  He was born in Colorado, a book keeper and ‘mechanical genius’ c40 years.  His widowed mother is looking for him.  Not found.  5 pages, List 75.

GRUNBERG, Mrs. C.  Secretary of Verein Australia based in Hamburg Germany wrote in 1892.  His organisation tries to find people who have left home and lost touch with their families.  The parents of – Grunberg are trying to make contact with the widow of their deceased son, who died in Melbourne a few years ago.  2 pages, List 2.

GUARE, Peter P., USS Beale, Norfolk Virginia USA, wrote in 1913 his aunts Ellen, Mary and Hannah Guare, born Knockaney (?0 Co Limerick Ireland, and left there c30 years ago.  Found.  8 pages, List 73.

GUELPHA, Nellie, 8 years old and living at Sale with Mrs. E. MORELAND in 1902, when money is sent by Mrs. A.E. HEGGLAND of Sawyers Bar, California, to send her to the U.S. where she will adopt her.  Heggland is the sister of her mother Mary Ann THELLNER.  24 pages, List 43.

GUICHARD, Joseph Laurent, Mahe, Seychelles, wrote in 1902 re his son Hautel [?] Alexander, who left there for Melbourne some months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  Traced.  7 pages, List 43.

GUNDRY, James, sought by Mrs. Lizzie FOY of Chicago in 1894.  He was her father John’s brother, and last heard of in 1863.  Father John also writes, eleven in family, which came from Camborne, Cornwall.  6 pages, List 30.

GUNN, Mrs. Agnes McLeish, Dundee Scotland wrote in 1918 re husband Alexander who left c.1914 and was found in Victoria, remarried to Ester Mary CROSCHEL.  She planned to divorce him.  11 pages.

GUNNELL, Isaac and PHIBBS, Andrew, constables in Royal Irish Constabulary, Cornwall, Co Wexford Ireland, applied to join Victorian force in 1900.  1 page, List 37.

GUNSTONE, William, from England, aged 27 years, a gardener.  In 1890s induced Jane Durward SCOTT of Hawthorn (Victoria) to live with him; he already had a wife in England.  At her death he registered her as Mrs. Gunstone, but her brother William reported him for false registration of death.  Police investigation, but Gunstone absconded.  11 pages, List 5.

GURNSINGHA, Don Andris, M.D., of Galle, Ceylon, wrote in 1898 re his son William.  7 pages.

GUTTERIDGE, Mrs. E. wrote from Hornsy Road London England in 1914 re her brother Charles ATKINSON, whom she believed was dead. Police reply not enough detail provided. An earlier letter she sent was not to be found, and the majority of the file is an investigation of this. 15 pages, List 8.

GUYTON, William, died Illinois USA in 190; born Nenagh, Co Tipperary Ireland.  Solicitor seeks relatives and a newspaper advert is inserted.  The following people responded:  Robert John GYTTON of Malvern, T.H. GYTON of Clifton Hill, Thomas GUITON of Colbinabbin, George GUYTON of Dunedin New Zealand; all give some genealogical details.  19 pages, List 62.

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HACKER, Mrs. Eleanor.  Seeks her brother Richard NEEDS in 1896, last heard from in 1863. 9 pages, List 18.

HACKETT, Edward, sought by Charles Hackett of Timaru New Zealand in 1906; late licensee of Camp Hotel, Eaglehawk.  Police trace family.  10 pages, List 30.

HACKETT, Thomas Walter, sought by sister Miss L.P. Hackett of Chicao in 1897.  He is 29 years, born Missouri USA.  Not found. 9 pages, List 35.

HADDON, Mrs Jane nee DOBB, wrote from Durban South Africa in 1909 re her uncle Edward PASCO, who left England in 1850 for Ballarat.  Believes he has left property, she is his only living relative.  Came on the same ship as the BARTLETT family.  Various Pasco/Pascoe family are interviewed, but not found.  13 pages, List 62.

HAFENEGGER, Joseph, wrote from San Francisco USA in 1897, re his father Joseph who arrived there in 1868 with him and his sister, and died suddenly in 1878 without leaving a Will.  He told his children he had property in Australia, but cruel step-mother would not give details as she had a child of her own.  He was a watch-maker and jeweller, in partnership with a Mr. ROTH at Ballarat.  He thinks his father might have deserted his mother, as he’s never seen her.  She was Margaret STEWART.  No trace found at Ballarat. 5 pages, List 36.

HAFFENDEN, Mrs Rosina nee STONE, Durban, South Africa, wrote in 1910 re her aunt and uncle William STONE and his sister, believed farming at Ballarat.  Not found.  6 pages, List 62.

HAGGAR, C.H., MLA, Capetown South Africa, wrote in 1919 on behalf of the wife of William FORBES, who has failed to support her and believed staying with Miss BOWES in South Yarra.  Traced.  5 pages, List 48.

HAINES, Edward alias George STONE.  Information sought by New Scotland Yard London in 1908; he was recently arrested and gaoled there, believed to have been a criminal in Australia.  Born 1847, bookmaker; photo and fingerprints on file.  May be a brother of the licensee of the ‘American Bar’ in Melbourne.  6 pages and photo, List 58.

HAINES, S.R., sought by nephew Edmund W. Haines, Chicago, USA, the son of his brother William of Birmingham; he arrived in Australia c20 years ago.  Not found.  11 pages, List 69.

HAIRE, Robert, sought by sister Isabella of Armadale, Linlithgowshire, Scotland in 1899. Left Glasgow about 20 years ago, last heard of in Melbourne.  Her husband is James WILSON, a tailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

HALDON, James, left Edinburgh 1890, carpenter.  In 1897 ROMANES & SIMSON write from there on behalf of his mother, they sent money for his passage home but he has not arrived.  11 pages, List 25.

HALES, Arthur.  St. Peter’s Hospital Guardians at Bristol England, wrote 1914-1915 re this man, who left his wife Elizabeth and two children in 1912 and has failed to send maintenance.  In 1912 he was living in Melbourne, and police locate him again.  Although he promised to send funds he never did.  Elizabeth died in 1914.  21 pages, List 18.

HALL, Beryl, born India, daughter of Hugh, stationmaster, Calcutta; came to Melbourne with Mrs. J.C. TOSH as children’s companion in 1914.  Letters from her and her father re getting back to India, but in 1916 she changes her mind, and takes a position as a waitress in a St. Kilda restaurant and is seduced by tram conductor Arthur Reginald Grey STANSFIELD.  40 pages, List 52.

HALL, Caroline Susan of Gloucester England, wrote in 1893, acknowledging pension granted to her from police fund.  Previous letter from Dublin Ireland.  3 pages, List 3.

HALL, Isabel of Mt. View Santa Clara, California wrote in 1898 re her father Thomas HALL, born England, now believed to be in Melbourne.  12 pages.

HALL, Mrs James, sought by nurse E. McCARTHY, Dunedin New Zealand, in 1912; she is her sister.  Not heard from for 12 years, had two sons, Henry and Arnold and a daughter Margaret.  Found.  4 pages, List 71.

HALL, Mrs Mary, Aberaman near Aberdeen South Wales, wrote in 1913; had not heard from her husband E.J.T., since 1912, then in Richmond.  She has 8 children to care for.  8 pages and photo.  List 75.

HALL, Mary, Boyer, Crawford Co., Iowa USA, wrote in 1916 re Robert (son of Edward & Catherine of Dublin) and Ellen HALL (nee MURPHY).  She is his niece, and enclosed letters he had written to her from Tanjil Gippsland.  She hasn’t heard from him since 1910 and believes he may have died.  Not found.  33 pages, List 53.

HALL, Seymour Brentnall or DALZELL.  New Scotland Yard London wrote in 1911 re this man, who had been arrested there.  Detailed detective report states born Birmingham England, arrived c1885 etc.  10 pages, List 66.

HALLIGAN, Arthur, wrote from Christchurch New Zealand in 1904, asking police to help get his daughter Daisy Cecilia from her mother who is living with another man in Melbourne.  5 pages, List 33.

HALLINAN, James, of Treasury Dept., New York USA wrote in 1916 re his sister Annie – hadn’t heard from her for some time. His aunt is Mrs. John HANNON of Richmond. Police report she has been committed to an asylum. 4 pages List 6

HALPIN, Mrs Mary, of Chicago, USA, wrote in 1908 re her brother Thomas HEALY.  She had another brother Peter and a sister Kate.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

HAMBRIDGE, Alfred, of Durban, Natal, South Africa, wrote in 1894 seeking his brothers Harry and William Hambridge. Found. 15 pages, List 17.

HAMER, William, left Cape Town South Africa for Melbourne in 1912; wife A., has not heard from him since.  Not found.  4 pages, List 73.

HAMILL, James, sought by sister Mary LARBY, Barrack Hill, Fermoy, Co Cork Ireland in 1912.  He was last heard of at ‘Rhookha’; no such place in Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 33.

HAMILTON, John, sought by nephew Richard Hamilton of Doolagh, Portarlington, Queen’s County Ireland in 1907.  He joined the Dublin police in 1865, then came to Melbourne, and was in force until 1880s.  Not found.  7 pages, List 23.

HAMILTON, Mrs. Margaret of Haverford, PA, U.S.A. wrote in 1905, re her brother James Hamilton, who was in Melbourne, but her letter to him was returned unclaimed.  Had a sister Mattie.  Response states details supplied too meagre to trace.  3 pages.

HAMILTON, W.L., Superintendent, Burgh Police Office, Govan Scotland, writes in 1892 regarding James YOUNG, one time partner of DOBIE & CO., shipbuilders at Govan, who sailed from the Clyde for Brisbane in 1890, and was last heard of in Melbourne.  Police locate the person sought.  9 pages., List 2.

HAMILTON, William E., of Scranton, P.A., U.S.A., wrote in 1914 and asked details of joining the Victorian police force. He was ex US army, including 10 years in cavalry, also ex police, and was ‘sick of American ways’ and wanted to become a British citizen. Reply returned ‘not known at this address’. 5 pages, List 8.

HAMMON, Arthur of Springs, Transvaal (South Africa) wrote in 1905 re his brother Horace who had suffered leg strain and was now believed to be in Queensland.  7 pages.

HAMP, Mrs. P.A. of Capetown, South Africa, wrote in 1905 re her husband Alfred Henry HAMP, who deserted her and their five children in 1904.  8 pages.

HAMPSHIRE, John.  Murdered in Victoria 1862; niece Louisa GOULDSBROUGH of Bongendore New South Wales writes on behalf of his wife (unnamed) in England regarding his property.  5 pages, List 5.

HAMPSON, Cornelius of Hyde Cheshire England, wrote in 1898 regarding a bequest he should have received under his aunt, Mrs. Mary Ann BARCLAY’s Will, and asking police to follow through with the executor William Richmond EVANS. 4 pages, List 14.

HANCOCK, Mrs. A.J. of Kansas City USA wrote in 1905 re her husband James Herbert Hancock, who left there seven years ago. They have three daughters. She believes he is in Melbourne; had previously been in Australia and had a friend named REINHOLDT, a jeweller. He also had siblings in Birmingham England. She wants him to support their three daughters. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.

HANIFIN, Julia (Mrs. Cornelius), wrote from Seadown via Temuka, South Canterbury New Zealand in 1896, seeking her brothers John and Michael LUCEY and sister Mrs. John FIELDING, last heard of in Korumburra.  Her husband has died and she seeks their help.  Not found.  11 pages, List 33.

HANKIN, Elizabeth, Waterloo near Liverpool England, wrote in 1912 re her husband James, who deserted in 1911. They have 2 children, she believes he is in Melbourne. 4 pages, List 14.

HANKIN, James, sought by mother,Seaforth near Liverpool, in 1915.  He deserted ship in Melbourne in 1910, left a wife and 2 children destitute there.  Photo of him on file.  Found interstate, living with Pattie GRAHAM by whom he has a child.  8 pages, List 54.

HANKS, Sarah (Miss) wrote from Blackpool England in 1914 re letters received from Walter Hanks of Coburg, claiming to be her nephew, and asking for a copy of his father John’s birth certificate. He had previously advertised in her local newspaper for relatives. She is suspicious, and encloses photo of John and his brother Ernest Silverton Hanks, ‘taken at Xmas camp’ in England, and a photo of ‘Mother’ . Police interview Walter and his father John who says he was born Birmingham in 1847, and needs the certificate in his application for old age pension. His mother was Ann Kempson. 15 pages and 2 photos, List 7.

HANLEY, Edith M., Egremont, Cheshire, England, wrote in 1913 re her brother, his son John Exley SLEDDON is in the Victorian police force.  Found.  7 pages, List 75.

HANNAY, Henrietta of Blackpool Lancashire England wrote in 1914 re her brothers Andrew Webster and Frank Wallace Hannay, last heard of in 1906. File includes letters to brothers. Found. 20 pages, List 8.

HANSEN, C.K. wrote from Nadina, Minn. USA in 1894 re his brother John HOCKONSEN, who used to be a sailor.  4 Pages.  List 4.

HARDBOTTLE, Charles James.  F.A. ANDERSON, solicitor of York, England wrote in 1890 on behalf of mother who had not heard from Hardbottle since 1889.  Hardbottle was 21-23 and a sailor.  Police locate him.  16 pages, List 2.

HARDING, Antonia, wrote from Plymouth, Devon, England, in 1901 re her husband Joseph, who left there six months ago for Australia, and has not been heard from since.  Physical description given, is 28 years old.  2 pages, List 40.

HARDMAN, James.  Anonymous letter in 1909 alleges he has assaulted his wife who is licensee of the Newmarket Hotel, Kyneton.  Report on their marital situation, his claim that she is having an affair with local solicitor etc.  13 pages, List 87.

HARDSTAFF, Joseph, Matlock Bath England, wrote in 1912 re the death of his eldest brother George.  No record.  5 pages, List 70.

HARGRAVE, Mrs., of Hull England, wrote in 1892 re John WILSON.  His wife works for her, and he left her and their four young children four years ago.  Wilson found living with another woman.  5 pages.

HARGREAVES, Mrs Annie, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re daughter Mrs MEINING.  Found.  6 pages, List 67.

HARGREAVES, Robert Senr., left England 1887, leaving a wife and child behind.  In 1892 found living in Victoria with a woman named WOOFE.  In 1908 solicitors in Battley Yorkshire enquire for him; found.  7 pages, List 58.

HARGREAVES, Robert Senior, sought by Rev N.W. THOMLINSON, Batley Yorkshire in 1911, on behalf of wife and daughter.  He was an engineer, was living in Melbourne.  Found interstate.  11 pages, List 70.

HARKER, Henry or HARKESS, sought by solicitors in Maryport, Cumberland England in 1910.  He was a native of Dearham, in 1890s was working for contractor David MITCHELL.  Found to have been using the name Henry MENZIE.  13 pages, List 62.

HARKIN, William, c75-80 years ‘a sea faring man believed to have died in Melbourne in last year or two’.  Chief of Police, Tacoma Washington USA wrote in 1912 on behalf of his  sister.  No record.  7 pages, List 72.

HARPER, Basil L., wrote from Paisley, Scotland in 1901, re Robert LOGAN, late of Glasgow Scotland, last heard of at Melbourne.  Not found.  5 pages, List 40.

HARPER, George, sought by F. COWIE, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1908; last heard of in 1877 in Heyfield.  Cowie’s wife is a daughter of George’s sister Martha.  Found.  4 pages, List 58.

HARRINGTON, Edward, died at Inglewood in 1891, a bachelor, 76 years. A friend, George FREEMAN, wrote to advise family in U.S.A.   In 1895 U.S. Consul in Melbourne writes on behalf of his relatives, that Freeman was to provide further details but did not.  He had not responded to letters from them.  Police find that Freeman died in 1893, and his family revealed ‘an insulting letter’ from the relatives, claiming Harrington had property and they were holding on to it.  In fact he died a pauper.  5 pages, List 28.

HARRINGTON, George, private detective bureau, Sheffield, England, wrote in 1899 re William PRESTON, son of Algernon and Rose, who was a native of Dublin Ireland, but had lived in Melbourne for many years, was single, a surveyor, and was aged about 80 years.  3 pages.

HARRINGTON, William S. of Orange, Essex County, New Jersey USA wrote in 1901 re his uncle John HARRINGTON, who left Ireland c.1860 for Australia.

HARRIS, C., Globe Steam Laundry Birmingham, wrote in 1915 re his brother William, born Solihull, who left for Australia c25 years ago.  Many Williams are located, but not the correct person.  28 pages, List 54.

HARRIS, J. (Miss) of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1914 re her brother George, from London England, aged about 28 years. Not found by police. 5 pages, List 7.

HARRIS, James, Whitton, Middlesex England, wrote in 1911 re father’s brother HELSM/ELMS, who left for Australia in the 1850s.  They were born Sidbrook, Gloucestershire.  Not found.  5 pages, List 66.

HARRIS, M. (Mrs.) of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1913 re her father’s brother James GUNDRY. Her father John Gundry hasn’t heard from him for 60 years. James was last heard of mining at Ballarat, and the family came from Cornell [Cornwall?] England. All Gundry entries in directory interviewed but no relation. 10 pages, List 14.

HARRIS, Mrs. M.A. of Montreal Canada, wrote in 1915 re her son George, 27 years, born Hammersmith near London, who arrived in Melbourne c1913. He had three sisters, Violet, Ethel and Lily and a brother Jonathan who was now dead. Police contact many George Harris’s, but do not find him. 19 pages, List 7.

HARRIS, Samuel. His wife Mrs. B. Harris of Carlton, wrote in 1918, asking Victorian police to ascertain details of his convictions in South Africa. South African police provide details and a photo of him. She reports he is back in Australia. 3 pages, List 16. Note comment at top of page re cost of photographs.

HARRIS, Sarah Elizabeth, of Orrell Bottle, Liverpool England, wrote in 1914 re her husband ‘he deserted his three little boys and also left me in pregnancy of another’. He was in the British Army at one stage, now believed to be in Freemantle. Not found. 11 pages, List 8.

HARRISON, Adelaide Davies, Hintonburg, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1900 re her father John HATTON, a saddler in Melbourne; she enclosed a letter for him which is still on the file, which is incomplete.  4 pages, List 56.

HARRISON, George F., of Brooklyn E.D., wrote in 1892 re his brother Richard, acknowledges police reply that he was found in Tasmania.  Original letter of enquiry not on file.  2 pages, List 2.

HARRISON, George F., of Brooklyn New York USA wrote in 1892 re his brother Richard, aged 34 years, last heard of in 1888.  Father died over a year ago, had lived in LeicesterEngland; mother anxious to know his whereabouts. 4 pages.

HARRISON, Henry.  Wrote from Birmingham England in 1904 re his niece Mrs. Kate BROWN nee SPECK, who had been left destitute at Scarborough by her husband William. They had been married in 1897, but he left the following year, and was now believed to be in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 22.

HARRISON, Joseph, sought by wife Julia, Handsworth, Birmingham, England in 1905.  He left there two years ago, is a baker, 35 years believed in Melbourne.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 44.

HARRISON, Joseph, sought by wife Julia of Soho, Birmingham, England, in 1906.  Last heard of at Melbourne; found.  3 pages, List 19.

HARRISON, Martin. Sought by Samuel PRICE of St. John’s Quebec Canada in 1916, on behalf of Harrison’s sister, Mrs. Mary MEIGHER, formerly of Liverpool England. She had come to Canada to be with her only son, but he was now dead. Harrison had been in the retail boot trade about 20 years ago. 7 pages List 6

HARRISON, Mrs Mary of Brooklyn ED, USA, wrote in 1893 re her uncle Robert MALLOY, in the liquor business there many years ago, was a native of Cappoynin? Co Waterford, Ireland.  2 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, Samuel, sought by London High Commission in 1913, on behalf of his wife Annie, of Kirkdale, Liverpool.  He left there in 1912 and has not sent any money for her and their 3 children.  Found.  5 pages, List 63.

HARRISON, Thomas, foreman in a boot factory, sought by brother in law Rev W. Francis CLULOW, Maidstone, Kent England, in 1911, on behalf of father in Stockton on Tees.  Found.  5 pages, List 67.

HARROW, Mrs Henry, nee Louise QUINN, and children Nellie, Fred and Doris, sought by sister in law Mrs D. McFEDRIES, Christchurch New Zealand, in 1913.  Found.  6 pages, List 73.

HARTIGAN, Jack, sought by nephew J.J. KINNERK of Limerick Ireland in 1914. He was formerly in Victorian police force. Found. 11 pages, List 8.

HARTNETT, Jane, Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland, wrote in 1903 re John BROWN, formerly in the police force, son of Thomas, ex Head Constable, Royal Irish Constabulary, not heard from for over 20 years.  Not found.  Wrote again, stating that his sister Mrs. ORCHARD had been a hotel keeper, and their parents are nearly 100 years old.  Not found.  24 pages, List 46.

HARTOG, Harry Lynne alias HURLEY; 1913 file re his arrest for embezzlement in Port Moresby and costs incurred in bringing him back to Victoria.  Some repetition.  15 pages, List 73.

HARVEY, Charles Edward. Born Crediton, in the tailoring trade. Sought by Mr. Brooker, of South Wanstead, Essex, England, in 1916. He had left England for Christchurch New Zealand c1884 and afterwards went to Australia. 5 pages List 6

HARVEY, John, of Barnsley Yorkshire England, wrote in 1919 re his sons John Fielders and Frederick Charles, aged 39 and 34 years, who have been in Australia 6-7 years. Found. 5 pages, List 17.

HASTINGS, Eva, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1918 re her husband Alfred, formerly working for butcher NOAKES in Doncaster and keeping company with Miss BLOXIDGE, against parents’ wishes, has also had a child by Miss WHITESIDE, whose parents live in Perth.  He hasn’t sent maintenance for her and their 8 year old daughter for two years.  15 pages, List 55.

HAVEN, Mrs. Laura, wrote from New Orleans in 1893 re her husband who has run off with Mrs. David LAMKIN, a ‘hard-faced woman’.  Haven is the daughter of the late Captain A.J. PARKER, Lamkin is the daughter of a Dr. WILLIAMS.  9 pages, List 4.

HAWKINS, G.E. of Sars-Poteries, France Nord, wrote in 1920 re C.F. PARKER, late in AIF, who formerly lived at Glengarry. Police ascertain that two brothers named George and Thomas Parker enlisted from there and find Thomas. 8 pages, List 13.

HAWLEY, William wrote from Workington Cumberland U.K. in 1907 re his relations George and Sarah HORROCKS.  Not found.  7 pages, List 27.

HAYDEN, John, sought by wife Esther, of Liverpool England in 1914. Not found. 3 pages, List 8.

HAYES, Mrs. Ellen, wrote from St. Louis, U.S. in 1898 re brother Cornelius O’LEARY, last heard from in 1870s.  Widow found near Dookie, 10 pages, List 26.

HAYES, Richard P., of Edmonyen, Alberta Canada, wrote in 1914 re his brother in law M.P. MEYER, a South African, last heard of working in Tasmania. His parents in Natal South Africa are anxious, as is his sister. Not found. 12 pages, List 8.

HAYTON, Mrs. Daisy, wrote from Clapton London England in 1916 re her husband William James Hayton. She has heard that he has died and asks details; police find no record of death. She has two daughters Reenie and Kathleen. 5 pages, List 8.

HAYWARD, Lydia, Burton on Trent, Staffs, England, wrote in 1910 re her only sister Mrs CLEARY of South Melbourne, who had not answered her letters.  Found.  5 pages, List 65.

HAYWOOD, Benjamin, sought by father John of Nottingham U.K. in 1906.  Arrived c30 years ago, worked at Ulupna.  Has heard nothing for years.  Not found.  14 pages, List 30

HEAD, Samuel of Buffalo New York USA wrote in 1892 on letterhead of Erie County Clerk’s Office, regarding his son James HEAD who had been in Australia for 6-7 years.  4 pages, List 2.

HEAD, Samuel, Buffalo New York USA, wrote in 1905 re son James, last heard of in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 45.

HEARNE, Mrs. Ellen, of Pill, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales wrote in 1919 re her husband John, who left her in 1914.  She has three boys to look after and wanted maintenance from him.  He might also be known as John WILSON.  3 pages.

HEATH, Edward, sought by H.H. DANIELS of Brown Palace Hotel, Denver Colorado in 1901; his wife is the writer’s aunt, his mother’s sister.   Heath had arrived in Melbourne c1883.  Not found.  9 pages, List 40.

HEATLEY, J., Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1893 re Griffith HEATLEY, who left there six years ago and wrote regularly until 1891.  Discreet enquiry wanted.  10 pages, List 3.   Another letter 1894; left Cardiff for Australia many years ago, leaving a wife and three children behind.  Lived in Ballarat until 1891 at least, writer believes he is living with another woman. Incomplete file of 5 pages, may be continuation of earlier file.  List 20.

HEATLIE-HEATLIE, Barry.  Criminal Investigation Department Cape Town South Africa wrote in 1906 re him – wanted on warrant for embezzlement there.  He was a broker, aged about 30, played rugby and football and had been captain of the Villagers R.F.C.  3 pages including photo; note instructions re photo costs.  List 2.

HECKRATH, Cyril Hinton, enquired for by father in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1909.  Found, detailed report on health on file.  5 pages, List61.

HEDDERWICK, John, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1900 re death of brother James Winning CRABB.  Another brother, Maitland H. Crabb predeceased him, c5 years ago.  James was accidentally killed at Korrumburra.  Letter on file from Mrs. M. JONES of Parry St., Moonee Ponds also asks details, knew deceased.  7 pages, List 38.

HEDEN, Karl Johan Johansson. Stockholm police wrote in 1913 re this Collector of Taxes, who was charged with embezzlement and had absconded. He was 35 years, and spoke only Swedish. Wanted notice includes a photograph of him, which could be photocopied. 4 pages, List 12.

HEDIGAN, William.  Sought by E.E. MARSHALL, Attorney, Boston, Mass., USA in 1913. Found. 4 pages, List 14.

HEFFER, Mrs. Laura, Lower Edmonton, London [England?] wrote in 1910 re her daughter Grace Heffer, who went to South Africa seven years ago as a nurse, and married Adam GOOL, an Indian, in Cape Town. She believed she was now in Melbourne, but police find no trace. 6 pages, List 5.

HEFFERNAN, Mrs. Johnna, 7th Avenue New York USA, wrote in 1903 re her brother Thomas PENNY and sister Elizabeth, who came from Co. Limerick.  Extensive search undertaken and people listed in directory under that name interviewed, but not found.  21 pages, List 45.

HEGARTY, John, wrote to the Mayor of Melbourne from New York USA in 1900 re hus uncle James and brother Jeremiah, natives of Cork Ireland.  James left Ireland c50 years ago for Melbourne, Jeremiah c40 years ago.  Various Hegarty families contacted, but no connection.  17 pages, List 39.

HEIM, Jacob, sought by wife Sarah, Liverpool England, in 1912.  He deserted her and their two children 3 years ago, believed in Melbourne.  He was of German descent, born Liverpool.  Letter from his mother on file.  Not found.  21 pages, List 71.

HEINRICH, Wilhelm. German Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1914 on behalf of the Public Notary of Silesia re Heinrich, who died in Victoria about 1903 and had been born in Silesia in 1832. He had two daughters, Emma and Ernestine. 16 pages, List 8.

HELLEN, Richard, Hollyhill near Parish of Aughadown, Skibbereu, Co Cork Ireland, wrote re his son James, who was in the Victorian police force, and whom he had not heard from for some years.  Son states family differences, will not write to his father.  Note different spelling of surname; HEELAN.  5 pages, List 5.

HEMMING, F., Hango, Finland, wrote in 1912 re brother Axel, who left there c15 years ago and not heard from; a sailor.  Not found.  7 pages, List 71.

HELMERS, Thorleif.  Norweigan seaman, 19 yrs, sought by Consul General in 1918.  Found.  6 pages, List 18.

HEMMING, John, wrote from the Provincial Home, Kamloop, British Colombia, Canada in 1912, asking police to trace the family of his brother William, who left London England c1850.  He is seeking help from the family.  Police find daughter Mrs. Emily CHEASLEY, who herself is in poor circumstances.  8 pages, List 32.

HENDERSON, Frank V., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1911 re John Henderson who left there c40 years ago with an uncle who was a soldier.  Last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  Letter is damaged.  15 pages, List 69.

HENNESSY, Mary, nee HOARE, sought by sister Mrs Bridget RUSSELL, Balhuntly, Cullen, Co Tipperary, in 1911.  Not heard from for 17 years, when at Emerald Hill.  Gives family details.  8 pages, List 67.

HENNESSY, Thomas, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910, asking for a character reference so he can get a hawker’s licence and doesn’t have a criminal record.  His employer was British American Tobacco Co.  7 pages, List 73.

HENRICKSEN, Victoria, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1916 re her brother Harry, a wood carter at Castlemaine.  Police ascertain he has died. 3 pages, List 52.

HENRY, Peter and John, sought by niece Anne, Newark, New Jersey USA, in 1912.  They are sons of late John and Catherine nee POOLEY of Co Sligo.  She is the daughter of their brother Michael.  9 pages, List 72.

HENRY, Thomas Bayley, 36 years, born England, was arrested in Oakland, California, USA in 1912; police there send a photo and fingerprints and ask if he is known in Victoria.  No.  7 pages, List 71.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

HENWOOD, W.H. of Newquay Cornwall England, wrote in 1906 regarding a newspaper report he had seen of the death of Henry GREEN, found dead at Wodonga. He believed this was his uncle who left Cornwall c50 years ago, and who changed his name from Nathaniel Henry Henwood to Henry Green. Police reply states no relation. 3 pages, List 11.

HERDMAN, Robert, arrived Melbourne 1892 as ship’s steward.  In 1913 he was sought by James CAMPBELL, trustee of the estate of his father Robert, a baker at Saltcoats; the family had not heard from him since his arrival. Copies of various documents on file.  Found.  18 pages, List 73.

HERMS, Wilhelmina, wrote from Germany in 1893 re her brother Henrik SCHONBECK, who died at Beechworth in 1882.  She is a widow and next of kin.  11 pages, List 3.

HERRIOT, John of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote in 1904 re his uncle William HERRIOT, brother of his father Adam.  13 pages.

HERTZBERG, Kate, of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re Abraham VINEGARD, believed to be in business with Morris GRODENTZ and George ROSCOE. Found. 3 pages, List 11.

HESP, Mrs. H. Newell, wrote from Kirk Deighton, Wetherby, Yorkshire in 1896 re her husband Samuel Dobson Hesp, who deserted her and their child in 1888.  Letter from their son Frank also on file.  Police believe he has gone interstate.  11 pages, List 32.

HEWITT, James, violin maker and repairer, Dunedin, New Zealand, wrote in 1912 re his brother William, who left there c1909 for Tasmania, having won Tatts lottery, and hasn’t been heard of since.  Not found.  9 pages, List 70.

HEWLETT, Robert.  Sister Ellen PHILLIPS wrote from Malvern, Worcestershire U.K. in 1898 seeking information about him, last heard of in Prahran.  Found; wife and children living apart from him.  5 pages, List 27.

HICHCOCK, A., manager Western Union Telegraph Co., Evanston Ill., U.S.A, wrote in 1914 re his ‘dear friend Mrs. L.J. (Julia) BERLOWITZ, formerly of Melbourne, who left Honolulu about 5 years ago, probably for Melbourne’. All Berlowitz family in Melbourne interviewed – she is a cousin, but hasn’t been seen for some years. Hichcock enclosed a letter for her, and this is still on the file. 8 pages, List 8.

HICKEY, Bartholomew, sought by solicitors in Weedsport New York USA in 1910; his brother has recently died.  Family in Woodend identified.  List 64.

HICKEY, F.F., Travelers Insurance Co., Hartford Conn. USA, wrote in 1914 re Arthur PARK, who was born in Melbourne in 1892, in reference to an insurance policy. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.

HICKEY, Mrs. Jane Freeman, wrote from Buffalo New York in 1904 re her sister Helen FREEMAN, born in Co Cork Ireland, went to Victoria married John DAVIS/DAVISON. Second letter states she married Dennis KAHALER who ran a hotel with his brothers Timothy and Michael.  Not found.  11 pages, List 22.

HICKLIS, Mary.  Wrote from Buffalo New York, USA, in 1906, re her brother George DUNCAN, last heard of 40 yrs ago on the goldfields.  Not found.  6 pages, List 19.

HICKMAN, Mrs, sought by mother Mrs BARRETT, Mount Cook, Wellington New Zealand in 1912.  She buried her husband at Bendigo recently.  3 pages, List 71.

HICKS, Mrs. Mary, East Chicago, USA, wrote in 1904 re her brother John MATHIAS who left California for Australia c38 year ago, last heard of 18 years ago in Prahran; native of South Wales.  Not found.  7 pages, List 47.

HIGGINS, Joseph, left Guelph Canada c1885, last heard of in Melbourne.  Discreet enquiry sought by G.L. Higgins, Mercury Office, Guelph.  Found.  7 pages, List 38.

HIGH, George, Norwich, England, wrote in 1915 re his uncle George, who died at Ararat in 1911 and had property.  6 pages, List 54.

HIGHAM, Eli, and aunt Mrs Edith Smith HIGHAM, eloped from Arrington near Manchester England in 1911. Chief Constable asks police to find and stop marriage.  Found.  Fascinating details provided.  16 pages, List 69.

HIGHFIELD, Mrs. Mary, Blackburn, London, wrote in 1916 re her niece Edith Mary WARD, who went to Australia as a children’s nurse in 1912 and married Herbert TEARE.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

HIGHNETT, Mrs. Alice of Seaforth Liverpool England wrote in 1903 re her brother Richard GRIFFITHS, a baker who left there 17 years before.  He has not been heard from for 12 years; has heard he was murdered.  Police find Griffiths.  6 pages, List 2.

HILDENBERGER, Martin J., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, wrote in 1909 re Margaret LESLIE who left Crumroney parish, Co Longford c50 years ago with 2 girls named KERRIGAN and went to Melbourne, where her uncle GREEN lived.  He wrote on behalf of her niece Margaret, who was the daughter of her brother Richard.  Not found.  5 pages, List 48.

HILEY, Ranald.  Chief Constable, York, England writes in 1901 regarding him; Hiley, 27 years, well educated, supposed to go to New Zealand, but got off ship in Melbourne.  Friends concerned he was suicidal.  Photo on file.  13 pages.

HILL, Mrs Annie, Anderston, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re her daughter Isabella, now Mrs MURPHY of Fitzroy.  Found.  4 pages, List 68.

HILL, Mrs A., Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, wrote in 1912, wants assistance from husband who left five years ago.  Found in Brunswick, he refuses to help.  7 pages, List 72.

HILL, Cecilia Wyndham wrote from London in 1900 re her son Frederick Wyndham Hill whom she feared was very ill. Found. 6 pages, List 18.

HILL, Joshua, Ravensbourne, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1908 re his half-sister Sarah  BOWES    who left to marry Harry WILLIAMS c1889 and has not been heard from since. Not found.  7 pages, List 58.

HILTON, Charles, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, wrote in 1917 r his brother Robert John, who left Halifax c1874 for Victoria and not heard of since 1901.  Found to have died in 1913.  4 pages, List 49.

HINCHEY, Patrick J., of Dorchester, Mass., USA, wrote in 1905 re his brother John, born Ennistymon, Co. Clare Ireland c72 years ago, and left there 45 years ago and was last heard of in Melbourne. Police interview Mrs. Peter Hinchey, whose personal details match those given, except for the given name. 6 pages, List 12.

HINDLEY, John S., applies for police, 1903.  20yrs, son of Rev W.T. Hindley of Eastbourn, writes from Lindisfarne, Blackheath, England, encloses 8 printed testimonials, including one from Weymouth College.  12 pages, List 20.

HINTON, Major, 138th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Salisbury England, wrote in 1910 asking details of family situation of Mrs PETTIFORD of Albert Park, whose son is there.  She wanted him discharged so he could come home and support her as she is destitute.  Police confirm claim.  6 pages, List 63.

HIRSCHMAN, William, sought by mother Mrs. Ellen of Bootle, England in 1896.  She has heard his father has closed his Port Melbourne business under name of HARRIS, and is worried about her son, the eldest of 5, the rest of whom are with her.  7 pages, List 31.

HIRST, Benjamin, wrote from Bradford, Yorkshire England in 1897 re newspaper report of death of James HURST, asks if it is his brother Joseph who left a wife and 3 children there in 1857 and went to Australia and not heard from til traced to Qld in 1896.  Gives family details.  Police reply it is not his brother.  7 pages, List 36.

HIRST, Ellen E., Belfast, New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re her father William TEGG, c80 years old.  Found.  6 pages, List 64.

HISLOP, William. Glasgow Parish Council writes from 1913-1917 re this man, 38 years, a bricklayer, born Glasgow, who sailed to Australia in 1912 as an assisted immigrant, leaving a wife and three young children behind. He intended to send for them later. He sent little money for support, and probably through worry the wife has become insane and the children are in Council care. Hislop was nominated by Mr. RODGERS of Beaconsfield Parade Port Melbourne. Police find that Rodgers had got rid of him as he was a drunkard. In 1914 police find he joined the AIF and was sent to Egypt, but also that he had remarried bigamously. His marital exploits detailed; marriages to Janet BEVERIDGE (died 1907) produced two children, Milia and Peter, and to Annie McELHINNEY produced three. Third marriage was to Ethel SPENCER nee PARKINS, a widow. 43 pages, List 11.

HITCHIN, Sarah Louisa, (wife of Thomas Alfred) wrote from Townsville in 1877 re her father George HARRISON who left his wife and two daughters in England in 1855 and was living with a woman in Melbourne; he was a hardware merchant, and she is seeking financial assistance from him.  File covers 1877-1883; he died in 1881 and she queries probate etc. List 20.

HLADKY, Francis, wrote from New York City in 1915 re his son Charles. His original letter not on file, but report and reply is. He had joined the Aust. Imperial Force and was now at the front. 2 pages, List 7.

HOAGLAND, Henry W.  Chief of Police, Oakland, California USA wrote firstly in 1897 re this man who left his wife and family there; he was a veterinary dentist.  Other letters followed in 1900 and 1901.  16 pages, List 37.

HOAL, E., wrote from Tuli, Rhodesia, South Africa in 1895 re a relative named GILES who went to Australia c50 years ago.  Ten years ago Mrs. GOULD the postmistress at Fowey, Cornwall, received a letter from him.  2 pages, List 31.

HODGES, Amos, butler to Admiral CATOR, Hazelwood, King’s Langley, Herts, England, wrote in 1896 re his friend Beatty SHEPPERD, who went to Australia with a married sister RICHARDSON, and after her death took over care of her children.  Found elsewhere.  7 pages, List 31.

HODGKINSON, Albert.  Sought by brother Frederick of Samaria.  He was a brick layer, 37yrs, born Manchester.  Found.  7 pages, List 18.

HODGKINSON, George, sought by nephew Ernest of Smethwick Birmingham in 1910.  He came from Chesterfield, Derby.  Son found, a hotel keeper in Brunswick.  7 pages, List 65.

HODGKINSON, Joseph, assistant clerk to the guardians, Bakewell, Derbyshire England, wrote in 1906 re bonafides of Mrs. PASCOE WEBBE, with whom his brother Samuel Charles Lindsey HODGKINSON was staying.  Samuel was aged 19 years.  8 pages.

HODGSON, W.H. of Kimberley, South Africa, wrote in 1910 asking police to deliver a letter to Mr. J.S. WILLIAMS, as his second wife keeps letters from him. Williams’s daughter is destitute. 2 pages, List 13.

HODKINSON, Peter.  Moss & Hodkinson of Whalley Range, Manchester England wrote in 1917.  They were executors of the estate of Peter, who had died in 1908, and were trying to trace his son Albert.  File covers 1909-1917.  24 pages.

HOEY, Joseph, of Maitland, Cape, South Africa, wrote in 1914 re his uncle Tim O’CALLAGHAN who left Co. Kerry Ireland over 20 years ago to join the Australian police force and was never heard from again. Police interview all Tim O’Callaghan’s in Victoria, and interstate police check their membership lists, but he is not found. 19 pages, List 14.

HOGAN, Miss Amelia of Armory St., Ilion, New York, wrote in 1900 re her sister Margaret SHANNON, wife of Henry, and her uncle Thomas BROWN.  Brown conducted hotels in Melbourne in the 1880s.  Not found. 5 pages, List 38.

HOGAN, Martin, desk sergeant, 15 Precinct, Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1893 re Patrick HOGAN, whose proper name is SHEEHY, a native of Tipperary Ireland, and the brother of Thomas and Edward SHEEHY.  His brother Tom is dead and the family would like to hear from Patrick.  ‘through some family quarrel he took his mother’s name of HOGAN.  5 pages, List 3.

HOGARTH, E., wrote from Rotherithe England in 1899 re his brother Robert, last heard of in Yarraville.  Found.  6 pages, List 27.

HOGARTH, Thomas E., Dannevicke, Hawkes Bay New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re George BLOOD who had been killed in a railway accident at Tunstall (now Nunawading). His brother in law is of the same name, and although he last heard of him and his sister Harriet (known as Poppy) in Derbyshire England, he thinks they may have emigrated and the person killed is him. Police report that it is not his family. 4 pages, List 7.

HOGG, F.W., Armby near Leeds England, wrote in 1899 re his sister Nellie HOGG, supposed to have left Victoria and sailed home to England some months ago, but has not arrived.  7 pages.

HOGG, Henry, fought in American Civil War and afterwards left his discharge with his father William in London England.  In 1901 tries to get a pension from US authorities and requires discharge.  A friend asks police to help, and the request is transmitted to New Scotland Yard, who interview sister Ada and brother James G., but the discharge paper is not found. 7 pages.  List 4.

HOGG, John William. Wife writes a number of letters from Eltham Taranaki New Zealand and elsewhere, from 1916-1918 regarding him. He was last heard from in 1915 in Melbourne. Police locate him, but he doesn’t want his wife to know his address, as she is of drunken habits. 20 pages, List 9.

HOLLICK, Thomas, of Great Bowden, Market Harbors, Leicestershire England, wrote in 1913 re his daughter Mrs. Fanny HUNTER and her daughter Beryl, who sailed forMelbourne, and were supposed to have been met by a local tailor Nathaniel GLADSTONE. Not found. 4 pages, List 12.

HOLMES, Edward, chief constable, Leicester England, wrote in 1893 re C.W. EMMS, last seen 4 years ago in Melbourne.  He is a veterinary surgeon and his mother is anxious about him.  Photo and physical description on file.  6 pages, List 3.  See introduction for details of photo costs.

HOLMES, Willie, a schoolboy, of Hartford, Conn., USA, wrote in 1893 re Robert and Rebecca HOLMES, who sailed from Liverpool in 1855.  Rebecca married Robert ROBERTSON.  Willie is their nephew.  2 pages, List 4.

HONE, George Henry, mining engineer, left his family in Melbourne in 1913 on business and never returned.  Subsequently found to have sailed to London.  English solicitors write for details in 1916.  7 pages, List 53.

HONE, H.F., wrote from Vancouver Canada in 1894, seeking his son H.R., last heard of in New Zealand.  Postmaster there sends letter from Melbourne.  Not found.  3 pages, List 30.

HONEY, Albert Victor, sought by unnamed wife in Camden Town London in 1912.  She hasn’t heard for 3 months.  He’s been in Melbourne for 5 years and always sent money before.  Fund.  6 pages, list 32.

HOOPER, Mr. A..F. Soho, near Handsworth Birmingham England, wrote in 1894.  Has seen a newspaper cutting about a young man who drowned in Melbourne; is it his missing son?  Reply states no.  2 Pages, List 4A

HOORYAANS, Mr. Netherlands Consul in Melbourne writes in 1908 on behalf of overseas relative, seeking him. Not found. 4 pages, List 10.

HOPKINS, Mrs. George, wrote from Reading, Berks, U.K. in 1918 re her husband, a blacksmith, who left there 11 years ago, and was last heard of 3 years ago in NSW; believes he is in Victoria.  Not found.  7 pages, List 47.

HOPKINS, T.H., Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re wife Kltty SAUNDERS or Hopkins, who had deserted him, believed living with another man in Melbourne, along with his 3 year old daughter.  She used the name Dolly McDONALD,  not found. 4 pages, List 66.

HORGAN, Mrs. K., Liverpool England, wrote in 1917 re her brother Thomas PRITCHARD. Police find he enlisted in the Aust. Imperial Force in West Australia. Mother was Emma of Charlbury Oxford England. 12 pages, List 6.

HORN, Mrs. Johanna, wrote from Chicago Ill, USA in 1897 re Johann Christian SCHOTT, a machinist, aged about 72 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 36.

HORNER, John of Beauharnois, Province Quebec, Canada, wrote in 1916 re his aunt Mrs. Thomas REES. She was his mother’s sister, and her maiden name was NESBITT. Found by police. 5 pages, List 6.

HORROCK,S John, sought by nurse Amy GREENHALGH of Bolton, Lancashire England in 1911; hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 69.

HORRY, William [known as Sidney/Sydney] seaman, c30 years, left his wife in England in 1911.  In 1913 solicitor Charles Frederick DAVIS of London Bridge England wrote on behalf of his wife, who had been helping Horry’s deserted wife to support herself and son Sid.  Copies of two of Horry’s letters on file.  Found, he promises to send maintenance, but police are skeptical.  12 pages, List 73.

HORSFIELD, Richard, of Barnoldswich via Colne Yorkshire England, wrote in 1909 re relative Robert MARGESSON. 3 pages, one torn. List 15.

HORTON, Mrs. Catherine, of Ashford, Kent, England, wrote in 1907 re her husband Alfred, who left two years ago with girl WALKER, from Luton; he was a cabinet maker.  Not found.  5 pages, List 18.

HOSSACK, William, Southcote, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1910 re Miss Eliza MATHIESON.  Found.  4pages, List 62.

HOSSELL, Herbert, solicitor, Birmingham England, wrote in 1908 seeking Robert LOCKLEY, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found.  8 pages, List 58.

HOUGHTON, Isaac. Sought by cousin George Isaac NELSON of Newcastle on Tyne England, in 1920. He was born at Great Yarmouth Norfolk and left for Australia from the East Indies in 1889. He would be about 62 years. Not found. List 16.

HOULIHAN, James, of Sparkville, Rockland Co. New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his two aunties Maria and Johanna, whom he has not heard from for 8-9 years.  1 page, List 3.

HOUSTON, James, sought by J. Houston, Glasgow, Scotland in 1912.  Left Ireland for Ballarat in the 1850s.  Not found.  9 pages, List 72.

HOUSTON, Mrs. Mabel, Christchurch New Zealand wrote in 1918 re her husband Alexander Drummond Houston; she has had a maintenance order against him since 1911.  3 pages.

HOW, Alice, of Mildenhall, Suffolk England, wrote in 1913 re her uncle John WILLIS who died in Victoria in 1912 and promised her a bequest. Police find her cousin George Alfred WILLIS inherited the estate. 5 pages, List 14.

HOWARD & CHEATLE, solicitors, Birmingham England, write in 1900 asking if the wife of W.M. TAPLIN of Fitzroy is still alive; she would be c77 years.  4 pages, List 37.

HOWARD, Florence, of Holloway, London, England, wrote in 1905 re her husband George Edward Raymond Howard, 38 yrs, who had disappeared.  They were married two years ago and had two children; he was in debt.  He had an uncle George Raymond Howard, and his father had been a jeweller in Melbourne.  Not found.  4 pages, List 18.

HOWARD, James.  Sought by niece Marie AXWORTHY of Plymouth, Devon England in 1894.  He left there in the ‘Royal Charter’ in the 1850s.  Police find he died in 1882.  4 pages, List 19.

HOWARD, Lily, Southport, England, wrote in 1916 re her sister Mrs. Richard MATHER who hasn’t written to her family; believes her husband has murdered her.  Found.  7 pages, List 51.

HOWELL, Harold, sought by mother M.G. Howell, who wrote from London UK in 1919.  Covering letter from Mr J. JOHNSON, Bourne, London, sets out case.  He had been in the 27th Division of the army and went to Australia with returned soldiers.  7 pages, List 37.

HOWLETT, C.W. of St. John’s Wood London England wrote in 1906 re old friend R.J. DAVIES, late of St. John’s Wood and in banana trade.  5 pages.

HOYT, C.P., Warden, Colorado State Penitentiary USA, wrote in 1900 enclosing photos of James K. STRATTON alias Elmer BECK and C.E. WAGONER alias Charles EVANS/EDWARDS, both of whom had escaped from prison there.  4 pages, List 37.

HUCKLE, H.I., Palmer’s Green, London, wrote in 1913 re son Alfred Stanley (Jack), last heard of in Melbourne in poor health.  Found.  6 pages, List 75.

HUDDLESTONE, William, artist, left England c1904.  Wife Mary Louisa, Hoylake, Cheshire England, wrote in 1906 seeking information; found.  11 pages, List 49.

HUGHES, Charles J., of Perivale Rectory near Ealing England, wrote in 1893 re his son in law William J.E. VANDERSPAR, formerly a coffee planter in Ceylon, in Melbourne in 1887.  Vanderspar is ‘addicted to drink’.  6 pages, List 3.

HUGHES, Mrs. Jane wrote in 1904 from Birkenhead, Cheshire England re her brother William John HUGHES, who left England 24 years ago, and was licensee of the Victoria Hotel Melbourne for awhile, then went to Bendigo.  12 pages.

HUGHES, John of Knowle, Bristol England, wrote in 1905 re his father Phillip, c60 yrs, who had left there in 1898 and was last heard of six years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 15.

HUGHES, Joshua Edwin, auctioneer, sought by the Margaret, widow of his brother Frederick, Waimate, South Canterbury New Zealand, in 1909.  He was in Melbourne c48 years ago, and was a cousin of late police inspector Frederick Hughes Secretan.  Not found.  10 pages, List 60.

HUGHES, T.H., wrote from Pittsburg, USA in 1899 re brother David, believed to be in a Ballarat institution.  He was 48 years, had been in the British army.  Not found.  6 pages, List 34.

HUGHES, William Charles, sought by 72 year old mother Racheal of Southwark London England in 1898, she hadn’t heard from him for five years.  Letterhead on file shows he had been a dairyman at Bacchus Marsh.  Partially traced. 12 pages, List 38.

HUMBY, Mrs. L.  Wrote from Jersey, Channel Islands in 1897 re her son William PERCIVAL; she hasn’t heard for over a year.  He was an electrician, had two children.  Found.  6 pages, List 20.

HUNT, Arthur, sought by sibling A.R. Hunt, Eastville, Bristol, England in 1895, he was ‘valet to Hon. Carnegie who was at Govt. House Melbourne’.  Found working as butler to George Chirnside.  8 pages, List 28.

HUNT, Thomas, left England in 1884 to join uncle in Australia.  In 1913 Alice HINDS, Windmill lane, Cheshunt, Herts, England, sought him.  Not found.  7 pages, List72.

HUNTER, Christopher, sought by wife Agnes Milne Hunter, Auckland New Zealand in 1913.  He was believed living with a woman in Melbourne.  A following letter from Agnes who is now at Ultimo, living with his mother.  Two women are identified, May ALEXANDER and May LOWE, and he is found interstate.  [See also entry under LOWE in Criminal and other files section of this webpage.]  22 pages, List 73.

HUNTLY, Christina, wrote from Anderson West, Glasgow Scotland in 1896, re her aunt Mrs. Frances BIGGINS, formerly Mrs. Thomas MILLER, who died in 1892, aged 70 years.  She is next of kin. Thomas HAMMON, believed to be a nephew, mentioned.  The file is incomplete.  4 pages, List 34.

HUNTLEY, Christina, Peebles, Scotland, wrote in 1909 re will of aunt Frances BIGGENS, refers to 1896 enquiry.  File is incomplete.  2 pages, List 90.

HURLEY, Daniel Purcell of Terryville, Litchfield, Connecticut USA, wrote in 1919 re descendants of Ellen PURCELL of Co Limerick, who married – BULLRIDGE and came toAustralia c1830-40. Not found. 4 pages, List 16.

HUSSEY, Mary, Springfield, Mass., USA, in 1909 sought her aunt Mrs BELL and children Harry, Charles, Ruth and Helen.  Not found.  17 pages, List 60.

HUSTON, D.E., Columbus, Ohio, USA, wrote in 1906 re his brother E.L., last heard of 4 years ago; found in gaol under another name.  6 pages, List 49.

HUSTWICK, William, a fisherman, living at Schnapper Point in Victoria, deserted his wife and family who ‘are in a pitiable state on account of  his heartless desertion’ .  Chief Constable of Elgin Scotland writes in 1862, family are there.  6 pages. List 5.

HUTCHINSON, Josiah H., Statton Island, New York USA, wrote in 1893 re his brother Thomas, who came to Melbourne nearly 30 years ago.  He was born in Southwark London, is aged about 59 years.  Encloses a letter for Thomas, which is still on file.  6 pages, List 3.

HUTTON, Edmond Thomas, left England in 1911, supposedly with Helen COOK/COOKE.  In 1917 his wife E.V. asks police to trace him.  He was 57 years, held a motor driver’s licence.  10pages, List 50.

HUTTON, James and family, sought by Flora WOOD, Seaforth, Liverpool England in 1902.  He was a native of Craignish, Argyleshire, left for Australia c1852.  She is the daughter of the late Colin FERGUSON, Hutton’s brother in law.  Police find widow and four sons, William, Peter, Colin and Duncan are carrying on a ham and bacon business.  13 pages, List 42.

HUTTON, Robert, of Changkat Salek Estate, Perak, Federal Malay States, wrote in 1912 seeking details of joining Vic. Police force. He was single, 28 years, and had served in the London police force. 3 pages, List 12.

HUTTON, W.  Wrote from Birchills, Walshall, Staffs, UK in 1907 re his sister Emma, wife of James MASON, who was once Lord Mayor of Melbourne.  Police establish he was a former councillor, now living in St. Kilda, and that Emma died c30 years ago.  5 pages, List 23.

HYDE, W.T. of Bulawayo, Rhodesia, South Africa, wrote in 1911 re his grandfather John HYDE, late heard of in 1884 at Warrnambool. Police find he has died, and a son Thomas is living in Warrnambool. 3 pages, List 12.

HYMAN, Ferdinand, sought by brother Dick, Maida Vale, London in 1900.  He arrived in Australia some months ago, not been heard from.  Found.  4 pages, List 37

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ICK, Dr Theophilus, Warkworth, New Zealand, wrote in 1909 about scurrilous postcards being sent to him.  Report states he deserted his wife and two children in W.A. and was living with Mrs HEWINS in 1907.  13 pages, List 61.

ILLSBERG, Fischel, sought by brother in Nelson B.C., in 1904.  He used the name GINSBERG.  Found under name of Henry FISHER, rubber manufacturer.  3 pages, List 47.

INGALL, Charles.  Sought by daughter Ethel, who wrote from San Francisco in 1897.  He was English, c60 years, brother of Mrs. David TIMOTHY.  12 pages, List 25.

INGLIS, Alexander, Coatbridge near Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 198 re his aunt Margaret Inglis STEWART of Linton Haddington, who left for Melbourne c1853 and was married some years later.  Not found. 4 pages, List 58.

INGRAM, Mrs. Selina, of Kinning Park Glasgow Scotland, widow, wrote in 1914 re her son Thomas Glennie Ingram. It is over a year since she has heard from him. Found. 5 pages, List 8.

INNES, Donald, sought by William Inness of Glendullan House, Dufftown, Banfshire Scotland, in 1902. Donald had a farm near Dandenong, sold it and moved to Fitzroy. Police locate him. 6 pages. List 5

INNES, Jane of Morayshire Scotland, wrote in 1896 re her brother in law William Innes, who was living in Ballarat; wanted a letter given to him, which was done.  5 pages.

IRELAND, Herbert Cecil, 22 years, sought by sister G.H. Ireland, Liverpool England in 1915; he left there in 1912.  Not found.  8 pages, List 54.

IRVINE, Mrs. Elizabeth, of Kyles of Bute, Scotland, wrote in 1918 re husband James W., who owes maintenance. He is an engineer on board ship, and is traced to Tasmania, but then lost. She has one son in the army, and the other nearly 18 yrs. 10 pages, List 6.

IRVINE, W.F. of the Education Department wrote on behalf of the wife of Arthur William PACE IN 1899. She was in England, Pace was a solicitor and fond of drink. Confidential report given. 2 pages, List 17.

IRVING, William, sought by George Hope POOLE of Scribbin & Poole, Johannesburg South Africa in 1909.  He absconded holding Power of Attorney from them and a large amount of money.  Believed to be travelling under the name DOWLING.  Found. 14 pages, List 61.

ISRAEL, Jacob wrote from Hamburg Germany in 1892 re his son John, a sailor, 20 years old, using the name of PHILLIPS.  4 pages.

ITTERSHAGEN, Hermann.  M. STARCK of Bremen Germany wrote in 1902, in German.  Translation asks police to report on his financial status.  Report notes German Consul has served divorce papers on him.  8 pages, List 26.

IVEN, Charles J., c/- Sager Mfg. Co., Rochester, New York, USA, wrote in 1895 re his relative Charles McCARTHY, who emigrated to Australia in 1824, was in Barthurst in 1830, later changed name to HAGERTY, his grandfather’s name.  Not found.  3 pages, List 28.

IVENS, A.H.  Father in law J. Tebbs HIPWELL, Southsea, England, wrote in 1914 asking for a confidential report on him; ‘a solicitor, but addicted to drink’.  Hipwell details his misbehaviour there.  He wants his wife and children to join him in Melbourne.  Negative report supplied.  7 pages, List 76.

IVESS, William.  Died in Melbourne of consumption in 1900 as William MARTIN.  Letters on file from brother J. c/-Times office, Riverton New Zealand, who is informed.  10 pages, pages, List 26.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MALLETT, William, living at Longford Gippsland in 1900, and in destitute circumstances and probably senile.  File covers attempts to get him into a benevolent asylum for his own protection.  13 pages, List 44.

MALLINSON, Louis Alexander.  W.P. JARVIE, accountant, Melbourne, enquiries as to his background in 1915, he’s a friend of a Bendigo family whose daughter Mallinson had become engaged to.  Report states previously charged with embezzlement, has a wife and family in England, parents at Aldergate.  8 pages, List 82.

MALLON, James.  Writes from Perth in 1899; has been accepted for Perth police.  Asks CCP for confirmation that he was acquitted of rape charge in Victoria, when he was in the police force here, which is true.  Father John writes in support; both ask that his illness not be mentioned.  4 pages, List 17.

MALM, Mrs E., Pyrmont, NSW, wrote in 1913 re the two children she was forced to leave in orphanages in Melbourne 9 years prior; Augustus Joseph and May Eveline.  Daughter found, but extensive search fails to find son.  14 pages, List 94.

MALMBERG/MELMBERG, Walter Edward, returned soldier, died of influenza in Griffith hospital IN 1919; file contains details of return of property to mother in Melbourne, his military discharge etc.  29 pages, List 69.

MALMSBURY GOLD SLUICING CO.  Directors ask investigation in 1908; suspect employees are stealing gold.  List of employees given and their positions, and a result of the investigation.  14 pages, List 85.

MALONE, Edward James, committed to the Department of Neglected Children in 1910 and boarded out to mother Mrs C.Z. Malone at Jamieson.  2 pages, List 94.

MALONE, Garret, sought by mother Elizabeth in 1905; was last heard of in the railways in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, list 69.

MALONEY, Annie, Natimuk, wrote in 1915 r the failure of Henry Frederick KOOPS of Fremantle WA to continue maintenance on child Ivy, now 10 years.  He was married, a bootmaker, c65 years old.  Found.  8 pages, List 80.

MALOUF, Nicholas, found hawking without a licence and exhausted at Mentone in 1896.  Local police report he is a Syrian and only 12 years old and are concerned about his family circumstances.  He claims his uncle sent him hawking, but Achan Malouf of Lonsdale St says he is a distant relative only, and that the boy is really 15.  4 pages, List 35.

MALOY, Joseph, charged with incest on youngest daughter Mary Monica in 1912.  He is a widower, 54 years, she is pregnant to him.  Family lived at Lavington and Albury NSW.  5 pages, List 32.

MANCEY, John, wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1898.  His 15 year old son Richard John had taken ship to Melbourne; gives physical description and asks police to put him on a ship back there.  4 pages, List 7.

MANI, Hans Stephen, reported missing by wife Mary Jane, Albert Park, in 1928.  He was a returned soldier, c35 years.  1 page and small photo.  List 59.

MANNERS, Hon Arthur Cecil Selwyn.  Sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1904, is in delicate health.  Found in private care, 5 pages, List 9.

MANNING, George Henry, sought by wife H.L, Brunswick, in 1917.  His mother was in Western Australia.  12 pages, List 72.

MANNY, Bartoleme.  Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1900 on behalf of relatives.  He was believed to have died, but had a wife and daughter.  Police find he died in 1880, widow in prison, has dementia and no information can be ascertained.  27 pages, List 43.

MARCOPOLO, John. Large file re his bigamy; married Lily NORTH at Shepparton in 1894 as MARKA, a widower, had earlier married Margaret WHITE. 1881. List 1.

MARCOPOLO, John, committed bigamy in 1894 when he married Lily NORTH at Shepparton, first wife still alive.  Also known as MARKA.  Photo on file.  Law department advise against prosecution.  25 pages, List 30. (This is a different file from the one above.)

MARGERY, Mrs, wife of Dr. G of Carrington, Sydney, wrote 2 letters in French in 1899, complaining of thefts and overcharging by the Grand Hotel, Melbourne.  16 pages, List 42.

MARINE HOTEL, Middle Brighton.  File re attempt to transfer licence from William Robert SAMERS to Margaret Mary ALLEN in 1911.  She was the wife of Robert William Valentine Allen, formerly licensee of hotel in Wellington New Zealand, and identical with criminal John HINTON.  20 pages, List 98.

MARKHAM, Arthur Henry, deserted wife Emily c1911.  In 1916 she wrote from Launceston, Tasmania seeking his whereabouts.  Police give her a bad reputation, has had a child to another man.  10 pages, List 78.

MARKS, Dora, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney in 1896; a friend has reporting seeing a newspaper report of the death of Jacob Marks.  She has been separated from her husband for over 16 years, they have 2 sons and 3 daughters.  Is this him – no.  9 pages, List 35.

MARKS, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Thomas, whom she hasn’t seen for 14 years.  His brother Richard had died at Newstead and she believes he may be there and also has committed bigamy.  File has copy of his marriage to Charlotte LEGGE in 1899; both were Cornish.  He is charged, but Mary Ann withdraws case after they have come to an arrangement – he recently inherited money.  17 pages, List 47.

MARKS, William Frederick, fishmonger, deserted wife L.L. at Geelong in 1898, leaving her destitute.  He went to Hobart.  This file is quite detailed.  3 pages, List 66.

MARMO, John Joseph. Fathered an illegitimate child which subsequently died while in care of Agnes LYTTON, 1887.  List 1.

MARRISON, George Oswald Lucas, dispenser at the Police Depot Hospital.  In 1928 it was found that he had collected money for medical fees but not passed them on.  A large file, List 59.

MARSDEN, Ada.  Launceston Tasmania police telegram in 1895 that she has left there, probably with William LAWSON.  She is 19 years, he c28 years.  Father wants her returned home.  Found with married sister in Brunswick, says she will throw herself overboard if forced to return home as she is scared of father and brother; police suspect she was seeking an abortion.  9 pages, List 26.

MARSDEN, Jeremiah.  Died at Longwood in 1866, leaving a wife and nine children in poor circumstances.  File re refusal of local justices to attend inquest.  15 pages, List 3.

MARSDEN, Nancy Elizabeth, charged with manslaughter of her baby, body found in park at Yarrawonga, 1897.  9 pages, List 40.

MARSH, [Jack?].  Anonymous complaint in 1908 that the Aboriginal cricketer bought to Nagambie by the local publican to help the local team win the premiership was making a pest of himself.  5 pages, List 85.

MARSH, Richard F., patentee and inventor, Maitland, wrote in 1908, asking help to trace his wife Mary nee ROBSON, who left him and their six children to visit her sister Mrs. George CUTHBERTSON near Newcastle, and disappeared.  He offers a reward for information, and encloses a photo.  Not found.  11 pages, and photo.  List 54.

MARSH, William Maurice, deserted wife Johanna Margaret in 1904 and went to Kalgoorlie W.A.  He was a Victorian, 37 years.  She asked police to trace him in 1907.  10 pages, List 84.

MARSHALL, Duncan M., manager Hawkin’s Hill Reward G.M. Co., Hill End NSW, wrote in 1910 re William JOHNSTONE, c65 years, well known gold prospector, to whom he had advanced money to open a mine at Yea and who has disappeared.  Report shows he was fleeced.  5 pages, List 93.

MARSHALL, Roderick, fireman, Victorian Railways, West Melbourne; file re his unpleasant interactions with licensing detectives in 1895; alerted publicans and abused police.  12 pages, List 28.

MARSLAND, Charles Alfred, left Ledcourt Glenorchy in 1896 for Melbourne, but wrote to his wife saying he was going to W.A. ‘I am determined to drink no more’.  She was left with seven children and another expected, and asks police to try and find him and see if he is alright.  In the meantime she receives a letter from him.  9 pages, List 37.

MARTIN, Frederick, comedian, wanted for maintenance of child of Ida HARRIS, 19 years, Broken Hill.  Her mother, Mrs A.C. Harris, Kensington (S.A.?) wrote in 1910; believed with JONES VARIETY COMPANY.  Traced.  15 pages, List 96.

MARTIN, John A., Wooloowin, Qld, wrote in 1913.  He took a position there in 1912, leaving wife Maggie and 3 children in Melbourne.  They were to join him when he got a house, which he now has, but his wife refuses to join him.  He supplies details of their domestic live and asks if she is behaving herself.  7 pages, List 109.

MARTIN, Mary (Mrs. James) wrote from Mologa Railway Station (near Mitiamo) in 1905; she was to care for 3 year old Mary Elizabeth WILSON, daughter of Fanny Elizabeth Wilson, a married woman whose husband had deserted her.  4 pages, List 65.

MARTIN, Mary Eulalie Rose, child of Thomas and Mary Ann, buried in private ground on the Black Range, Heidi in 1892.  Public Health Department seek a report on why she was not buried in a cemetery.  8 pages, List 77.

MARTYN, S.J., Ohoka, Canterbury New Zealand, reported loss of racing mare Amusement in 1906.  Had been shipped to Tasmania for George KING, but R. POST in charge, had taken it to Victoria instead and run it as Lady Hamble.  He was already disqualified in New Zealand.  Detailed report.  10 pages, List 55.

MARUINE, Pierce, Kiernan and Alice, sought by H.D. REWELL of Castle Hill via Parramatta NSW in 1912.  Their parents were killed in a fire c30 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 34.

MASON, Andrew James Duncan alias Harold LEIGH.  Sought by wife Elizabeth in Newcastle NSW in 1904, he left there with Mary/Molly WRIGHT.  She has six children and he has paid no maintenance.  9 pages, List 9.

MASON, Clara, wrote from Leichardt NSW in 1917 re her husband William Joseph, son of Leopold and Frances nee ELLIOTT, who left her ten years ago.  She believes he’s in the army and she can get maintenance from his army pay.  Police interview May Henrietta Mason, who also claims to have married him and has three children.  He is identified as Sapper No. 8664.  29 pages, List 70.

MASON, Ellen, asks police to find her husband James Robert, baker, in 1882.  He was believed to be in Adelaide.  She and their 4 children are destitute.  South Aust. police report a Deed of Separation has been signed.  4 pages, List 57.

MASON, Frederick, Balaclava, 13 years, fell off horse and injured.  2 pages, List 50.

MASON, George, wrote from Geelong in 1912, asking police to help find Miss Esther JACKSON, an inmate of the Charity Organisation Society’s home in north London.  His father in law died 1909, leaving money in trust for her, with the interest to be paid regularly.  He cannot get a response from her directly.  Scotland Yard provides details.  13 pages, List  35.

MASON, William, wrote from Greyston, Berrima, N.S.W. in 1902, his wife (unnamed) has run away from him again, was found in Melbourne last time.  She has their two boys, 4 yrs and 1 yr old, one a cripple, with her.  He is a mining and civil engineer, encloses copies of printed testimonials.  Not found.  9 pages, List 19.

MASSON, Alexander, 38 years, ship’s carpenter and swagman, died at Wodonga in 1901, on way to Wangaratta hospital.  Mother at Toryboy, Aberdeen Scotland, written to, but letter returned; buried at government expense.  7 pages, List 52.

MASSON, Alexander, deserted wife Margaret at St. Kilda in 1898.  Found, he did not pay maintenance and she renewed her claim against him in 1902.  This appears to be an incomplete file.  12 pages, List 62.

MASTERS, Frederick, sought by mother Mrs S.A. Petersham NSW in 1910; not heard from for some time.  Found.  6 pages, List 94.

MASTERSON/MASTERTON, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child while a servant at Louis BURGER’s place in Fitzroy in 1905.  Police called and later query re medical costs.  8 pages, List 52.

MASTERTON, Mrs Annie, Abbotsford, attempted suicide in 1913; she is 39 years old and has four children.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 106.

MASTERTON, William. Lost in bush at Warrandyte, 80 years old, 1882.  List 1.

MASTIN, Albert, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force.  13 pages, List 55.

MATHER, Richard Burton, Dumosa, wrote in 1913; his wife Emilie has run away with George Herbert MARKS and he sought police help to get her back.  2 pages, List 108.

MATHESON, Alexander died suddenly at Footscray in 1900, 73 years.  2 pages, List 49.

MATHESON, John.  Information sought by wife Janet in 1900, was licensee of the Federal Club Hotel in Melbourne, transferred licence.   She came to her parents in Broken Hill, and he was to follow but hasn’t done so.  10 pages, List 45.

MATHEWS or JOHNSON, Annie c15 yeas, younger sister of 20 year old Emma and 18 year of Mary, alleges various men have had intercourse with her with sisters knowledge in 1909.  Mother is dead, she is illegitimate.  Admitted to Industrial Schools.  Warning:  this is a very graphic file.  15 pages, List 61.

MATHEWS, Mrs. J. of Port Victor, South Australia, wrote in 1899 regarding Richard Wolfenden Mathews, a music teacher, aged about 55 yrs. Not clear what the relationship between the two was, perhaps husband and wife. Not found. 4 pages. List 4.

MATHIESON, Archibald, left his brother’s home in South Yarra in 1900 for hospital.  Daughter Amy in Beaconsfield Tasmania writes expressing concern as to his whereabouts.  He is a Scot, 78 years; died in hospital.  5 pages, List 46.

MATHIESON, Joseph, lives in house in South Melbourne owned by niece A.E. Mathieson, (daughter of Archibald), who wrote from Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1903, asking for a report on Mrs. HODGKINSON/KIDNER, who was supposed to be looking after him in return for free rent.  Detailed report on his senility.  15 pages, List 65.

MATHIESON, William. Charged with intent to murder Alice GAFFER, 1905. Incomplete file.  List 1.

MATHWIN, Clifford, returned soldier, accidentally took poison in 1916.  3 pages, List 77.

MATSON, David.  Petitions Chief Commissioner of Police for release from Kyneton Gaol in 1865, was serving 6 months for selling illicit spirits.  4 pages, List 34.

MATTHEWS, David, 24 years, came from Sydney to Melbourne.  In 1899 his brother E., wrote from Sydney, had heard he was in poor circumstances, which is confirmed.  7 pages, List 76.

MATTINSON, John, sought by South Aust. Children’s Department in 1896; he owed maintenance on his children.  A plaster, Scotchman, 40-50 years, addicted to drink.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

MATTHEWS, Elsie, 16 years, factory girl, ran away from mother Eliza, washerwoman, North Melbourne, in 1913; she was going to take her to a Home.  Photo. 4 pages, List 92.

MATZEN, A.B., wrote from Queenstown Tasmania in 1912 re wife Jane, who deserted him and their child 12 years ago, with a man named FERGUSON.  Her family TEMBY lived in Brunswick.  Not found.  4 pages, List 32.

MAWHINNEY, David.  Perth Supreme Court officials write in 1899; he is a bankrupt.  5 pages, List 16.

MAXWELL, Clifford alias Charles JACKSON, 19 years, Victorian,  escaped from Castlemaine Reformatory in 1928; captured and escaped from custody at Richmond, then recaptured.  Large file. List 61.

MAY, Lily A.M., wrote from Horsham in 1917 complaining that her husband Samuel was drinking at local hotels then coming home and abusing her.  Local constables patrol hotels, but find no trace of him.  She also visits the Chief Commissioner of Police to complain about lack of action.  51 pages, List 71.

MAY, Samuel Robert, deserted wife and 2 children at Horsham in 1911.   Father Samuel is in an asylum; he had 3 sons and Samuel Robert is one of them; Master of Lunacy is handing the estate, and there is a solicitor’s letter on the file.  12 pages, List 100.

MAY, Samuel R., summonsed by wife L.A.N., Horsham, in 1912.  Local solicitor writes on her behalf, she is destitute with 2 children.  Not found.  14 pages, List 104.

MAYBURY, F.  Belmore Rd, Balwyn.  Writes letter of complaint in 1906 regarding neighbours SINCLAIR and TAYLOR who are verbally abusing his wife.  He is a railway detective, they are in government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

MAYSON, James Hickson.  Sends strange telegram from Melbourne to police in Hobart Tas., and they ask an investigation.  He is the son of late Rev. Joseph Mayson, an early chaplain in Tas.  5 pages, List 5.

MAZZINI, Mrs. wrote from Redan in 1900, on behalf of her sister Mrs. PICKERING, asking police to find their brother Edward Thomas SMITH, who went to Warragul 20 years ago and hasn’t been heard from. 5 pages, List 45.

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MEADOWS, Phemmy. Illegitimate child, adopted by Mrs. Emily MORLEY in 1891, but died. Morley came from Islington NSW, lives in a Melbourne brothel and had two illegitimate children herself, who died. She has left her husband.  List 1.

MEAGHER, Grace, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking confirmation that her husband Harold Thomas was in prison; confirmed.  6 pages, List 101.

MEAGHER, John, Constable No.3919.  Very large file dealing with his domestic affairs in 1905/6.  He has left his wife Minnie and family and is living with Johanna NEVINS who has twin girls to him.  She is a former barmaid with a sister named May.  He is forced to resign.  List 46.

MEDLEY, H.M., embezzled money in Melbourne and went to Samoa and worked under the name of R.H. WALTERS.  In 1891 it was discovered he had stolen money in Samoa as well.  Various letters on file.  8 pages, List 55.

MEEHAN, William, born Kilkenny Ireland, aged 66 years, left wife at Yarck and went to W.A.  In 1895 she asks police to find him as he has paid no maintenance.  Police find he has died.  6 pages, List 28.

MEEKING, Eric.  Embezzled money from Australian Mining Standard (journal), 1905.  Correspondence re costs of investigation and who should pay for his extradition   c30 pages, List 3.

MEEKING, Jean, living apart from husband Victor, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; recovered.  6 pages, List 103.

MEIKLE, Andrew lodges complaint that cattle stealing has been going on in the Blackwood, Gippsland area in 1894, suspects include Thomas and William GOOD and Thomas SCHILLING.  Thomas Good has gone interstate, and Meikle can’t afford the cost of extradition, so nothing is done.  In 1896 the file is re-activated.  66 pages, List 36.

MELBOURNE COFFEE PALACE.  Safe robbed in 1907.  Very detailed detective report on file.  Frances HEYWOOD, bookkeeper, was having an affair with Frederick THOMPSON, a suspect in the case.  Margaret COSTELLO was a chambermaid, Mr. TROTTER a clerk and Robert MONTIFORD, son of ex sergeant of police, was a porter.  Insufficient evidence to charge anyone.  9 pages, List 83.

MELBOURNE FREE CONCERTS. File re supposedly free concerts given on Sundays in 1894, but for which entrance fees were asked. Frank M. Clark, manager of the Grand Rational Concerts prosecuted for insulting language to undercover police who were monitoring them as against government regulation to charge on Sundays. Several flyers listing performers on file; all names listed have been placed on this webpage. 26 pages.  List 1.

MELBOURNE, Elizabeth.  Lived in Brighton, but moved to Carlton Refuge in 1897 and alleges she was criminally assaulted and made pregnant.  Police investigate and comment on claim.  3 pages, List 20.

MELISH, Fanny, attempted suicide by poisoning in Ballarat in 1899.  2 pages, List 42.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, in 1910 offered his Australian History book collection to the police library, had served ‘many years in the book trade.’  5 pages, List 94.

MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, husband of Frances, claims he accidentally shot himself, police suspect suicide attempt.  12 pages, List 99.

MENNER, Mrs Anastasia, wife of Frederick, Kensington, 32 years, attempted suicide in 1909; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 90.

MENSER, Michael, 72 years, Paddington NSW, wrote in 1912 asking help in finding the wife of his nephew Ernest PEARCE, newly married, who had left him and gone to Melbourne to her mother and brother Roy HAMILTON.  Interviewed, Roy gives reason for her leaving.  6 pages, List 102.

MENZIE, Robert Lyle, Broken Hill, wanted for maintenance on wife Matilda Alice and daughter Dorothy May, Ballarat, in 1910.  Found, he refuses to support her as she ‘is living with some fancy man’ identified as William OATES.  16 pages, List 91.

MERCER & CO., 346 Flinders St., Melbourne.  Advertised a work from home scheme in 1910, and advertised a ‘Home Workers Club’ with secretary F. Clifton HILL.  The Police Department received a number of complaints from people who had sent money and either received nothing or realized the scheme was a doubtful one.  William C. MacPHERSON wrote that he had invested money in the company, and had worked in the office.  He now believed it was a swindle and spelled out how the scheme worked.  The owners were William John Bowden JONES, F. Clifton HILL, Charles J. BROWN, – MAIR and himself.  Police seek advice and are advised against any prosecution.  Large file, includes samples of advertisements, one of the advertising cards that people were encouraged to make up, and several letters of complaint.  List 34.

MERKINS, Elizabeth, working for Captain BEAUMONT at Coongulmerang in 1889 when got pregnant to William HALL, farmer of Lindenow.  Gave birth to Nellie in August 1889, claims he initially paid maintenance.  Child committed to State care in 1894 and in 1895 attempts are made to get maintenance from him.  26 pages, List 25.

MERRILEES, Allen McDonald. R. SIMPSON of Freemantle Western Australia wrote in 1899 on behalf of the wife of this man. He married Mary Eliza SIMPSON in South Australia in 1896, was a seaman, left in December 1897 and hasn’t returned. They have seen a newspaper report of the death of a seaman named Allen McDonald who is believed to have jumped overboard and drowned, and her husband used this name. Police find it is a different person. 6 pages, List 2.

MERTON, Mrs. C.  Writes from Balmain Sydney in 1906 re her daughter Mrs. Ted CHRISTIE, who hasn’t been in touch for some time.  6 pages, List 4.

MERTON, William, deserted wife and four children at Fitzroy and went to Qld.  In 1909 she is reported as ill and unable to work.  He is found in Qld.  4 pages, List 90.

METCALFE, Georgina Cecilia Mary, wrote a number of strange letters from St. Kilda 1899-1900.  Local police state she is a lunatic.  24 pages, List 42.

METCALFE, Margaret, Windsor, wrote in 1913.  She has been in hospital for some time and can now no longer work as a charwoman and her husband is out of work.  Asks if she can raffle her handiwork.  4 pages, List 92.

MEYER, Julius Joseph, importer of motor accessories, charged J. MITCHELL with false pretences in 1918; he had ordered items delivered, then absconded with them.  Mitchell is identified as Gerard CORVISIANO alias Archibald TYLEROS, a Frenchman, motor mechanic, military deserter, c34 years.  Arrested, he returned goods and charge dropped.  Very large file.  List 75.

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MICHE, Gustav, found dead in bush at Dereel in 1902; a German, widower, with 3 children.  Late wife’s sister Mrs. COTCHIN reveals that the children were all adopted; Henrietta DOUGLAS, 27 years, Alice 15 years and Otto.  The latter contacted for reimbursement of government costs.  25 pages, List 62.

MICHEL, Pierre Louis, died suddenly at Mirboo in 1910; detailed report.  French, c38 years, no relatives in colony. 4 pages, List 96.

MIDDLETON, Mrs. M., wrote in 1910 on behalf of her husband Archibald, recovering from enteric fever, who claims someone stole his property on ship from Cape Town; suspects J. DALGLEISH.  6 pages, List 92.

MIDDLETON, William Ernest Arthur, interned in the German Concentration Camp at Liverpool NSW; claims to be American and that his parents William Ernest Arthur and Emmeline Jane are in Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 78.

MIDOLO, Susan.  Anonymous complaint in 1908 claims she is running a brothel in Melbourne; police report refutes this.  8 pages, List 87.

MILDERN, Ernest Edward, Geelong, reported death of infant son in 1899.  Attended by midwife Mrs. Margaret SARGEANT, Nellie PETERSON also present.  Detailed description of circumstance.  2 pages, List 42.

MILES, John.  Agent General’s office asks details of his death, died in Melbourne in 1888, intestate, had a sister in England.  8 pages, List 5.

MILLAR, Frederick Thomas.  Gatekeeper near Malvern railway station, complains of assault by a passerby in 1892.  Witness statement from Walter DUNSTAN, plasterer, Malvern, on file, and letter from Millar.  12 pages, List 12.

MILLER, Dulcie Vera, 16 years old, gave birth of Muriel Gladys Miller in 1912; is daughter of J.A. Miller, manager of Mimosa Station near Temora; father of child is Frederick TURNER.  List 15.

MILLER, Mrs. George, sought by nephew F.W. WRIGHT of Goulburn NSW in 1898.  He’s also known as MORGAN.  N.S.W. police report he’s recently been discharged from gaol.  She is found. 8 pages, List 21.

MILLER, Henry, deserted wife E.A., and children at Lyonville near Daylesford in 1907 and went to W.A.  File covers 1907-08 and attempts to get maintenance from him.  21 pages, List 86.  Further file in 1909 covers similar efforts.  7 pages, List 89.  Another file in 1912 has the monthly remittance notices from W.A.  20 pages, List 101. Another file in 1913 re maintenance.  20 pages, List 106.

MILLER, Henry Joseph, Merton, applied to join police force in 1895; 19 years.  1 page, List 27.

MILLER, James Hatton, absconded from Melbourne in 1882 to avoid a breach of promise case by the guardian of M.A. HUDE, the daughter of a Panton Hill storekeeper, who had his child.  Not found.  9 pages, List 57.

MILLER, Mrs. Jane of Bellevue, West Australia, wrote in 1906 re Pearl MOSES not paying maintenance on her child who is in Miller’s care.  Moses’s parents live in Midland Junction.  7 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Jessie, 14 years, employed by Mr LAURENCE of Camberwell in 1917.  Attempted suicide when told she was to be dismissed; scared of her mother’s reaction to losing her job.  Mother lived in Hawthorn.  4 pages, List 74.

MILLER, Joseph, Lonsdale St., wrote in 1880, asking police to protect a vine growing in front of DAKIN’s shop in Bourke St., as he was preparing the grapes for the Exhibition.  6 pages, List 4.

MILLER, Mary Matilda. Widow, Ballarat, married Henry SWIFT or Henry Swift POOLE in 1870, and discovered in 1872 he had committed bigamy. He had previously married Esther COLEMAN in Kadina South Australia in 1861. File covers 1872-1887 when he is found living as John MILLS with another wife and family.  List 1.

MILLER, May, died at Warragul in 1897 from supposed abortion.  Her dying deposition, on file, names George GIBSON, chemist of Carlton as performing the operation.  She was employed in Melbourne, was 23 years old.  Testimony of witnesses Mary DOWLING of La Trobe St. and Mrs. William INGLIS, baker of Richmond, also on file; no charge levied.  44 pages, List 40.

MILLER, Pauline, destitute in Mildura in 1896.  Her husband Henry, charcoal burner, left for W.A. and doesn’t realize she can’t draw on the bank account.  He is a German.  Found in Perth.  5 pages, List 30.

MILLER, Mrs Ruby, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1913; husband Leander.  6 pages, List 109.

MILLER, Thomas, wrote from Bootra Station near Broken Hill in 1902 re his mother and sister Mrs. SEARLE, who kept a hotel in Melbourne.  Found.  16 pages, List 62.

MILLER, William.  Discreet enquiries sought on behalf of General Sir F. HAINES in 1882.  William was the son of General Miller, Madras Artillery, and was last heard of in Qld in 1880. He was aged 34; found.  5 pages, List 57.

MILLETT, Mrs. George, Maffra, wrote threatening letter to QC Purves in 1900.  Police asked to keep an eye on her if she goes to Melbourne, and when she does report on her activities.  Mention of her son being convicted of a crime.  20 pages, List 47.

MILLS, Miss Millie, writes from Launceston Tasmania in 1898, asking police to investigate P. SWAN who passed there as a single man.  She has found he is married and his wife is in South Yarra.  Police respond it is not their business.  2 pages, List 21.

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.

MONGER, T.C., publisher of San Remo Times.  Complains of police treatment in 1898, several letters, newspaper cuttings etc.  50 pages, List 17.

MONGOR, George, driver, Richmond, met Ada MARTIN in Albury in 1910 and they lived together there.  He returned to his parents house, she followed and took poison.  Her real name was BRAILLY.  7 pages, List 97.

MONGONETTI, Antonio; 1911 file re taking him to hospital from Beulah; an old age pensioner.  3 pages, List 100.

MONKS, James, Glen Wills, miner, deserted wife Katherine and children James, Sylvia, Alice, Reginald, Bertram and May in 1907.  34 pages, List 89.

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Mrs. M. McINTOSH of Ballarat really needs the £15 of her son John’s wages that she has asked for.  Detailed report on her circumstances and letter from her on file. 6 pages, List 24

MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Agnes ROBSON of Port Melbourne is dependent on Ord. Seaman Edgar ROBSON.  5 pages, List 24.

MOODIE, Alexander Leonard Robinson, scenic painter and signwriter, deserted wife and 2 children at Ballarat in 1911.  14 pages, some repetition List 98.

MOODY, A.C. Solicitor, Adelaide. Writes in 1902 re his wife Dora TAYLOR, formerly a barmaid, found in a brothel.  List 1.

MOORE, Andrew Lyell, born Chiltern, deserted wife Helena Mary and 5 children at Kalgoorlie in 1915.  In 1916 he is found with his sister Annie in Carnegie and claims can’t afford to support his family.  11 pages, List 79.

MOORE, Delia of Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1905 re her husband John, who had deserted her and their young baby, and had left her 9 year old daughter Winnie with a Mrs J.H. McDONALD in St. Kilda.  McDonald’s husband worked on ships; she traced to Sydney.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, Mrs E.M. Perth, widow, asked in 1909 for details of Victorian Charles C. BAUDINETTE who is paying her attention and she thinks will propose.  Report shows his wife and family are at Horsham.  6 pages, List 61.

MOORE, Rev. Father Isaac, wrote from St. Ignatius, Richmond in 1895, seeking details of Patrick KEENAN, who arrived 1863, was formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary, became a lunatic.  Several men of that name identified.  8 pages, List 30.

MOORE, Mrs. Maggie, wrote from Wolloongabbie, Brisbane in 1900 re a newspaper account of the death in Melbourne of Robert Moore; is it her husband, last seen 7 years ago when released from gaol.  Somewhat faded photo on file.  He was 34 years, from Northern Ireland, also known as IRITION.  Police report no such death.  10 pages, List 43.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Robert Ernest, cook on H.M.S. Protector, c23 years, steals property of Robert BRUCE in 1919.  Photo of Moore in naval uniform.  3 pages, List 21.  See instructions re photograph copying.

MOORE, Mrs. Sarah, a widow of Jeffcott Nth near Donald, complained in 1918 that someone was annoying her at night.  She lived alone, on 160 acres.  Her brother James STRICKLAND, at Billery via Coonamble NSW is informed of police investigations.  10 pages, List 3.

MOORE, T., Glen Wills, complains in 1906 about Freeman & Wallace Institute who said their medicines would cure his back problems, but have not.  4 pages, List 26.

MOORE, William, shearer, deserted wife and 2 children in South Melbourne in 1892, born Victoria, c30 years, believed at Narrandera.  5 pages, List 38.

MOORE, Young, Water Board employee, Kangaroo Flat, went missing in 1897.  Mother offers reward, but he is not found.  19 pages, List 40.

MORAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Carlton in 1912, applying for a warrant for desertion by her husband James, who left her and their four children seven years ago.  He was working in Sydney for David Jones & Co.  NSW police interview him regarding providing support, but he declines and claims she deserted him and he is divorcing her, so no warrant issued.  5 pages, List 34.

MORAN, J.P., wrote from Sydney in 1907, complaining his wife had not replied to his letters.  She and the children were living in Carlton.  Located, she claims to be better off without him.  3 pages, List 44.

MORAN, James of Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re his wife Lizzie, the mother of James, Nellie, Richard, Elizabeth, Kitty and Florence.  Found.  7 pages, List 3.

MORGAN, Darcy Lismore Trevellyan, 3 years, died on board S.S. Edina in 1896.  Mother Ada Louisa, widow; death not suspicious.  5 pages, List 30.

MORGAN, Frederick James sought by sister Margaret, Toorak, in 1910.  She hasn’t seen him since 1881, when he was 11 years old and went to live with family in Gippsland, following death of their mother, father had died 5 years previously.  He was born in Launceston Tasmania.  Not found.  9 pages, List 23.

MORGUE, MELBOURNE. Correspondence re cost and method of conveying bodies to, 1884. List 1.

MORGUE, RICHMOND. Correspondence re necessity for, 1865.  List 1.

MORNING STAR HOTEL, Williamstown.  Anonymous complaint in 1896 that licensee GRANT is trading on a Sunday.  6 pages, List 37.

MORRELL, James, Burnie, Tasmania, in 1913 sought details of property owned by his late father William Henry who died c1890 at Mooroopna.  7  pages, List 93.  CONNECTION FOUND.

MORRIS, Eric William Bray. Born 1914, mother Mildred claims she is married to father, but still married to – HOWARD. Court case.  List 1.

MORRIS, Ethel.  Mrs. E. Keefe, a neighbour, claims she is running a brothel at “Claretta” 38 Lennox St., Richmond.  Several letters from Keefe and several police reports, 1902.  36 pages, List 12.

MORRIS, Frederick, 12 years, admitted to Albury Hospital in 1910 with eye problems, sent there by employer Mrs WRIGHT of Balga near Tallangatta.  Correspondence re getting him to Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne; aunt Mrs C. MORRIS, Burnley can’t afford costs.  Uncle William MORRIS, Hawthorn takes him in.  9 pages, List 92.

MORRIS, John C., Bacchus Marsh, robbed of jewellery in 1913, while temporarily absent.  Servant Julia MANLY, 17 years suspected, but exonerated.  21 pages, List 105.

MORRIS, Louise, nee NORRIS, left her husband Edward at Prahran c1900, taking her son George Edward PARKER, his son by a previous marriage Willie Leslie Morris, c18 years.  In 1904 Edward asks police to find them, enclosing a photo of Willie.  Not found.  5 pages, List 65.

MORRIS, Sydney Walter, sought by sister Mrs Amelia WALMSLEY of Sydney in 1908.  He and her son left for England, but he got off the ship in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 85.

MORRISH, Sarah, restaurant proprietor, Geelong, charges Estella Martha and Alex Gordon PENDER with fraud/larceny in 1906.  5 pages, List 50.

MORRISON, Amelia, Cobargo, NSW, wrote in 1905 re her uncle F. CHAMBERS, c80 years old, once wealthy but lost his fortune.  Relatives found.  18 pages, List 64.

MORRISON, David.  Living at 100 Arden St., North Melbourne in 1905, when a small fire breaks out.  Report.  2 pages, List 17.

MORRISON, Janet.  Mother Martha of Waterloo near Myrtleford, wrote to the CCP in 1888 re Constable FAIGH, who had seduced her daughter, and suggested an abortion when she became pregnant.  She demands that he be forced to marry her.  5 pages, List 4.

MORROW, George Samuel,  son of Henry, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly at Port Melbourne.  2 pages, List 49.

MORSHEAD, Priscilla. Domestic servant, Bendigo, suicides, 1898. Large file re treatment of body, newspaper claims etc.  List 1.

MORTENSEN, Hans.  Employed as nightwatchman at river widening works at Heyington in 1930, an explosion occurred in the hut he occupied.  The foreman of the works was John BRASHER and the contractor G.W. VAUGHAN.  6 pages, List 4.

MORTIMER, Mrs. E.J., wrote from Bendigo in 1900, asking if the Mortimer male killed in Sydney is her husband, last heard from 2 years ago in Sydney.  He was 28 years.  NSW police report the death was William, a wharf labourer, 34 years and married.  She had moved when police tried to provide information, and file states she is a prostitute known as Jenny OPIE.  8 pages, List 44.

MORTON, George, lived in a motor boat near Queensbridge Melbourne in 1931.  Anonymous letter claims he has young girl Sylvie TURNER, daughter of Bertha and Charles of Carlton, there at night.  7 pages, List 96.

MORTON, James, trading as James ALLEN/ Charles CLARKE/Les BROWN, declared insolvent in 1928.  List of debtors, many of whom deny claim, witness Eliza DAVIDSON loaned him money, her daughter became his fiancé.  A very large file, List 59.

MORTON, Joseph, died at Gisborne in 1866.  File re burial costs and property left.  He has 2 sisters in Melbourne.  7 pages, List 35.

MOSS, Arthur, sought by wife, Launceston, Tasmania in 1907.  She is destitute.  Not found.  6 pages, List 83.

MOSS, Mrs. J., Broken Hill, wrote in 1917 re husband John, who left there for a holiday a year ago and hasn’t returned.  Is found to be John Moss MILLINGTON, a married man with a wife and family in England.  His mother lived in West Kirby, Cheshire.  Photo and 11 pages, List 75.

MOSS, M.A.  Writes from Woolloomooloo Sydney in 1899 re G.H. Moss, son of Mrs. STERRY of the Gold Mine Hotel, Ironbark, who left there 3 years ago.  She has 2 children and needs help.  Police find Sterry who will not assist.  10 pages, List 17.

MOSS, Rosetta, Echuca East, shot herself in 1895 after argument with husband Alfred, and claimed Indian Hawker had done it; later admitted truth to brother Constable McCUBBIN.  13 pages, List 31

MOTTRAM, Samuel.  Found dead in Clifton Hill by workman Albert HOOK in 1898.  Employed as a groom, c27 years, addicted to drink.  Letter from mother S. REYNOLDS of Newcastle NSW on file.  18 pages, List 18.

MOUNT WILLIAM GOLDMINERS CLUB.  Report of illegal gambling and sale of liquor there in 1902 by Nathan J. RUBINOWICH and wife, who own a nearby hotel.  Copy of Rules and Regulations on file; R. CAIL is secretary, Mrs. MOONEY is stewardess.  20 pages, List 61.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘GLENELG’ SHIPWRECK. Large file, 1900.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOUSTON, Hettie (Mrs. NEIL) Collie, W.A. wrote 2 letters in 1917 re her brother George BLUNDERFIELD who was charged with the murder of Mrs. Margaret TAYLOR and her child.  File contains details of the case, background of Taylor etc.  42 pages, List 75.

HOUSTON, James, teacher, Hawthorn, wrote in 1909.  He was appointed guardian of the children of Charles LACKMAN in his Will and has had care of them since c1904.  Two have run away and he suspected they had gone to their mother, now Mrs WELLARD.  4 pages, List 90.

HOWARD, Mrs. B. of Parramatta, asks police help in getting her husband to support her; he has been living in Melbourne with another woman unde the name De Graves.  11 pages, List 3.

HOWARD, Laurence William John, 4 years and sister Eileen CHONG, 2½ years, were the children of Alice Maud, who was accidentally burnt to death.  She had been living with Ah HONG, who wanted to pay for their upkeep, but father Ah CHONG asked they be sent to him in Adelaide, where Mrs HONAN will take care of them.  This is done.  6 pages, List 88.

HOWDEN, Charles, trading as Howden & Co., Collins St., Melbourne.  Complaint in 1906 re fraudulent conduct in sale of land at Malvern Rd Hawksburn.  Mary Ann and Frank STRAPP wanted to purchase it, but W.D. CLOSE’s name was put on the title in an attempt to get more money out of Strapp.  Howden’s manager JAMIESON implicated.  Albert DIXON, manager of Land Mortgage Bank alerts authorities.  Authorities decide no prosecution, but Bank’s solicitors query this.  39 pages, List 34.

HOWDEN, James, found drowned in the Yarra river in 1899.  Miss Janet DINWOODIE claimed to have been engaged to him; he was born at Haddington in 1847.  Two certificates, one for a marine engineer and one for a Victorian engine driver, are on file.  His effects were sold at auction.  13 pages, List 43.

HOWELL, Archie.  Mother wrote from Warangesda Aboriginal Station NSW in 1916; he had run away with the St. Leon’s circus.  Found.  6 pages, List 76.

HOWELL, Frederick, 26 years, born Mount Franklin, seduced and abandoned Annie LYNCH, Tolga via Cairns Qld in 1909.  She asks police to find him; no record of family in the area.  9 pages, List 90.

HOYLAND, Charles Hugh, died 1896.  Local Registrar reports false information provided that he was married to Eleanor Marie BROPHY, but he was not. Police state he had a wife and 3 children in Doncaster England. Brophy appointed executor of Will, obtained probate then went overseas.  7 pages, List 37.

HOYLE, J.B., wrote from Morwell in 1900 on behalf of Mrs. Margaret ALLEN nee McCLURG, who has been informed that someone was looking for her c20 years ago, and thought it might have been in relation to an estate.  She was born Co Armagh c1835, and arrived in Victoria in 1855.  She had worked for Mrs PATTERSON, a sister of Samuel VARY, JP, Morwell.  13 pages, List 95.

HOY LING.  Commonwealth authorities order that he is not to be employed as interpreter in 1912; 1909 Pang Goon case on file.
31 pages, List 103.

HUDICKE, Elizabeth, reported missing in 1917 by her mother Mrs. GROBBECKER, Footscray.  She was 18 and last heard of in Sydney.  7 pages, List 73.

HUDSON, George, deserted illegitimate child by Jane BROWN at Bendigo in 1913.  Her solicitor wrote several letters re serving a warrant on him.  He was a labourer, c22 years, with a brother Edward at Sea Lake.  Not found.  15 pages, List 92.

HUDSON, Quayle Megan, sought by wife Elizabeth (Lilly) of Germanton NSW in 1912; last heard of in Melbourne, found.  10 pages, List 101.

HUDSON, Walter Thomas, deserted wife Alice at Surry Hills NSW in 1909.  In 1910 found married to Annie Young Hudson, licensee of the Commercial Hotel Birregurra.  5 pages, List 91.

HUDSON, William James.  Incomplete file, but he was a child of 15 yrs in 1918, with parents in Sydney, NSW, who ran away and was found in north east Victoria.  He had an aunt, Mrs. F. BEANLAND in Footscray.  4 pages, List 3.

HUGGAN, Mrs. J.B., Coburg, who in 1918 re treatment her daughter, a State school teacher at Nandaly, is subjected to by group of navvies in area.  7 pages, List 81.

HUGHES, Frank.  Lived in Hammer St Williamstown, a night watchman on the Railway Pier.  His wife took a child from the Industrial School and adopted it when 12 months old.  In 1892, when the child was nearly five, police removed it from their care.  He asks reason for this.  4 pages, List 12.

HUGHES, John William Enoch. Deserted wife and four children in 1920; was living with Ruby REYNOLDS.  List 1.

HUGHES, Margaret, Richmond, complains in 1874 that her house was broken into and property stolen while in gaol for bigamy.  First husband was John Henry MOORE.  John WELLS, blacksmith also lives in the house, turned out by first husband.  She alleges Moore is the offender and employers lawyers TAYLOR & MARTIN.  15 pages, List 31.

HUGHES, Phillip.  1899 Herald newspaper report that he lay undetected in city gardens for several days and nights, suffering from dysentery and starvation, before getting to Melbourne Hospital.  Police report that he is known to local charities and the claims false.  He arrived c16 months ago from England, 54 years, commenced, but never completed, a medical degree.  14 pages, List 43.

HUGHES, William, died in restaurant of Thomas HAMPTON, Bourke Street Melbourne in 1900.  Owner provides some details and daughter Lily is found in Tasmania.  She is 17 years old, was adopted by Catherine BESTON of Launceston some years before.  Her father was born in Surrey, c45 years, a gardener, had brothers George, James and John at Gravesend in England.  He had formerly worked for Mr. Kermode at Mona Vale, and his wife had died there.  File covers burial expenses and sale of property to cover them.  18 pages, List 47.

HUGO, Madeline.  Five year old child, lost in bush at Yandoit in 1894, trackers used.  15 pages, List 13.

HULL, W.H.  East Melbourne.  Complain re youths stealing items from his garden, 1883.  6 pages, List 4.

HUMAN REMAINS found at Ballark near Steiglitz in 1899, believed to be those of William SWAYNE, tinsmith, c70 years.  He had gone missing, had been living in an old hut on the property of Mrs. Hugh MACKAY of Dean.  25 pages, List 39.

HUME, George Pierce James, legal manager, 36 years, reported missing from his home in Oakleigh by his wife in 1897.  Body found at Dromana by lad Walter GIBSON, whose father Thomas sues police department for payment of the reward offered.  47 pages, List 68.

HUME, Joseph, Kensington, attempted suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1912, reported by Alfred YOUNG. 8 pages, List 105.

HUMMEL, R.V.  Wrote from Eaglehawk in 1906 re death of his uncle Valentine Hummel at Wood’s Point.  7 pages, List 14.

HUMPHREYS BROS., Warrnambool, ask police to find Charles, c37 years, in 1895, left money by deceased mother.  4 pages, List 28.

HUNT, George, sought by sister Lily Hunt of Windsor in 1919, last heard of in Childers Qld some months ago.  Found.  11 pages, List 21.

HUNT, Simon Edward, sought by brother Arthur Daniel Hunt, Temora NSW in 1911; was in tramways.  Not found.  9 pages, List 96.

HUNT, William A.  Living at 418 Drummond St., Carlton in 1905 when small fire broke out.  2 pages, List 17.

HUNTER, Anne, Castlemaine, applies for release of her 2 children from the Industrial School in 1866.  Local police report she is keeping a brothel at Kyneton.  6 pages, List 35.

HUNTER, Florence Agusta nee JONAS, wrote from Melbourne in 1917 seeking her husband Thomas William, known as Captain LINDO of Wirth’s Circus.  Located in NSW, he denies the marriage; copy of 1915 marriage certificate on file, proving he had committed bigamy.  He was in gaol for failure to support his wife Louisa who was in Auburn NSW.  22 pages, List 72.

HUNTER, John M., carpenter, living with Ellen COOKSON and his daughter Agnes at Reedy Creek.  In 1870 she brings child to Melbourne where police are alerted that the child is ill; 6½ years old, has venereal disease.  13 pages, List 30.

HUPFIELD, Frederick and Catherine, Warracknabeal.  Accidental poisoning death of two sons, Ernest McGeorge and Richard Norman, in 1901.  18 pages, List 62.

HURFORD, Stella. Aged 17, ran away to Sydney NSW, married mother’s former lodger Sydney PRIDAY/PRIDIE. Both charged, 1901; he suicides. Very large file.  List 1.

HURLEY, Mrs.  Report of woman wandering in bush between Chiltern and Barnawartha in 1896, ‘appearing peculiar in her manner’.  Police locate and look after her, then send her on to her father John SLATER, farmer of Bobmiawarre (?) near Milawa.  She had been sent to him from the Gladesville Lunatic Asylum.  8 pages, List 37.

HURLEY, Laurence, wrote from Sydney in 1902.  He is trying to get the old age pension and asks police to confirm his arrival in the 1850s.  4 pages, List 61.

HUSSIE, John Joseph, died at Colac and buried there in 1907.  Mother in Fitzroy asks for body to be disinterred and buried with his father.  William MALONEY MP writes on her behalf. 14 pages, List 83.

HUSTLER, Thomas.  Incomplete file regarding someone seeking details of a one-armed person named Hustler in 1897.  Details of Thomas who had Hustler’s Reef goldmine are given, died in poverty, and Benjamin who worked at Terrick Terrick Station.  8 pages, List 40.

HUTCHINSON, Frederick, ordered by Stawell Court in 1901 to pay maintenance on his child Ann Lillian HOOK, a Ward of the State, but disappears and is believed to be in W.A. Later returns to Victoria.  16 pages, List 52.

HUTCHINSON, Ivy Matilda, c17 years, sought by mother in 1913; she was hanging around Melbourne at night; associated with May BARROW (Mrs HEWITT).  Found; file incomplete.  15 pages, including small photo.  List 108.

HUTCHINSON, Joseph Patrick, sought by wife Kate in Sydney in 1906.  They lived in West Melbourne in 1890, she hasn’t seen him since, has had to support 2 children herself.  He is about 55 years old.  5 pages, List 26.

HUTCHINSON, Mrs M.A., Battery Point, Hobart Tasmania, wrote several letters in 1910 re clothes belonging to her son George which had not been returned.  Mrs ALLEN, domestic at Gordon Institute and DONOVAN family who owned at Tea Rooms in Melbourne are involved.  A complicated case.  19 pages, List 94.

HUXTABLE, Florence.  Daughter of late Dr. Huxtable, stepdaughter of – BRYANT.  Aunt Mrs. BARTLY concerned about her; mother died and family home broken up.  She is under 17 yrs and believed pregnant.  Claim that Jack MERRIGAN paid for her to have an abortion.  1900.  16 pages, List 3.

HUYSMAN, George, wrote from Mallacoota in 1896, complaining of police action in executing a warrant for his brother.  Report states his dog attacked the constable.  8 pages, List 37.  [See also S.S. BOGONG entry]

HYLTON, Robert Samuel, boot mechanic, committed bigamy by marrying Minnie BASTIAN under the name ANDERSON, when his first wife Elizabeth was still alive.  In 1917 John WILSON of Clifton Hill alerts police and he is charged.  16 pages, List 73.

HYMAN, Leonard Francis, late manager government Savings Bank Kalgoorlie, wanted for embezzlement in 1907.  Large wanted poster with photo on file.  4 pages, List 83.

HYNDMAN, Alexander Shaw, charged with stealing prize winning Pullets, the property of Thomas BROWN, hairdresser, Preston, in 1917.  Witnesses George WOODWARD, poultry breeder, Sandringham, secretary of the Brighton District Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society; Clive Harrison CLARK, storeman, treasurer of Society; prosecution dropped.  17 pages, and 30 page A5 Exhibition Catalogue.  List 97.

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ILES, Mrs. M.A., Westbury, Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re husband Charles Vincent who left her with a young woman Lucy McGINTY, and was believed to be in Victoria.  8 pages, List 72.

ILES, Robert, wrote from Carisbrook in 1856 re non payment of fencing he did for police.  2 pages, List 25.

ILLABAROOK.  Petition of 24 signatures from residents who had heard that the police station was to be removed from Staffordshire Reef, and wanted it to go there, 1891.  3 pages, List 51.

INCH, Robert of Charters Towers Qld., wrote in 1901 re Alexander WOTHERSPOON, had a railway contract at Bacchus Marsh eleven years ago. Found. 10 pages, List 2.

INDIANS.  Complaint in 1898 that premises at 323 Exhibition St., 33 La Trobe St., a house in Cumberland Place and in King William St., Fitzroy are being used by Indians married to European women who take in sewing and employ young girls, but they are really for immoral purposes.  Names mentioned:  Mahin DEEN, May CRAWFORD, Mrs. Kate STAFFORD, Meeyan ABDULLA, Sahib DEEN, Mary PETIT, Alice OTOGON, Alice Maud O’NEIL. 9 pages, List 23.

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (I.W.W.) Secret report on activities of  members in 1917; names listed were R.S. ROSS, Ada GARDENER, C. JOHN, W. ANDRADE, F.J. RILEY, George H. HILL, Mrs. J. SMEDLEY (Footscray), May FRANCIS, Norma JEFFREY, E. CALLAARD, Dan GREEN, Percy LAIDLER, Syd GOWER, J. SWEBLESES, Jock WILSON, G. WAUN, Maurice BLACKBURN, MLA, Monty MILLER, A. CLEMENT, W.H. RYAN, Charles DUNN, M. STEVENS, J. COGAN, John and Catherine HORROCKS (Wonthaggi), Rose ACHESON, Vic BARBER (Richmond), T.V.CRISP (Wodonga), Scott BENNETT.  15 pages, List 74.

INGHAM, James Herbert Ivey, M.D. Has a private hospital at Dimboola; comes to Melbourne suffering from insomnia and disappears. Brother in law C.H. LUCAS of Collins St., contacts police. Thought to have gone interstate but found drowned at St. Kilda in 1918. 25 pages and two photos, one of him and two nurses at his hospital.  List 1.

INGLE, Edward.  Information sought by wife Mary in Sydney; he left six months ago.  She has seen a report of a drowning death, asks if it is him – no.  6 pages, List 41.

INGLE, Mary, Lithgow NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Edward, who left there six months ago and hasn’t been heard from.  His sister M. MORGAN is living in Fitzroy.  Not found.  Note, this is a separate file from the one above.  9 pages, List 65.

INGLIS, Alexander Hamilton, chauffeur, accidentally killed in car accident in 1911 at Winchelsea.  Mrs Mary LENNOX, pensioner, assists in handling the body and seeks payment; report on her circumstances.  6 pages, List 99.

INTERNTIONAL LABOR DAY DEMONSTRATIONS, 1897.  Several reports of Socialist meetings, two flyers advertising event on Yarra Bank.  49 pages, List 40.

IRELAND, Annie Lily (Nancy) Prahran.  Detailed report on her lifestyle and the brothel she was running at 18 Yarra Street Prahran in 1917.  Other names mentioned were Alice SHARPE, Nellie MUNRO, Neta LONGERGAN.  This is a large file, covering 1916/17/  List 70.

IRELAND, Dennis Barton, born South Yarra 1910, son of Beatrice and Henry Ezekiel of Wahgunyah.  Detailed report on reason for delay in registering birth; nurse Alice INGRAM.  11 pages, List 98.

IRVING, Captain G.G.H. of 1st Batt. Infantry Brigade Melbourne, provides reference to T. WALKER who is anxious to join Tasmanian police force, and asks Chief Commissioner to endorse, 1895.  1 page, List 28.

ISAACS, Abraham Maurice, picked up on Melbourne street in 1897, drunk, and taken to Watchhouse.  Subsequently found to be ill and taken to hospital but died there.  20 pages, List 39.

ISAACS, Mrs. C., Bondi, wrote in 1916 re her brother William MacLEOD, last heard of in Melbourne.  Not found. 13 pages, List 80.

S.S. ISTOK.  In 1930 6 Yugoslav crewmen deserted ship in Melbourne; they were Stijepo DOBUD, Marko BAKOCEVIC, Ivan BODOPJA, Petar PODORIC, Marko ANTISIN and Milin VICE; they were all prohibited immigrants.  File covers the attempt to capture them and contains photos of Antisin, Vice and one unidentified photo.  10 pages, List 96.

ITALIAN STREET MUSICIANS. 1888 Report.  List 1.

IVENS, Frederick James, jailed for larceny and desertion.  In 1916 wife Maude, Paddington, NSW, asks address of jail.  4 pages, List 78.

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a’BECKETT, Malwyn, Melbourne, 1862, for employment as a clerk, 2 pages, List 26.

ADAMSON, John Alexander, Queenscliff, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly working in Melbourne but through ill-health living with parents there.  Father Walter writes in support.  10 pages, List 23.

ADCOCK, Alex. P., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

ADCOCK, G.C., Melbourne, 1859, has been in business in Melbourne since his arrival in 1859, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 18.

ADDIS, Arthur Alexander, Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House.  3 pages,  List 2.

ADDISON, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Reader in Legislative Council, or clerkship; has been connected with the Herald newspaper.

ADDISON, George F., Melbourne, 1857.  For Keeper of Powder Magazine.  6 pages, List 3.

ADDISON, Glentworth, Collingwood, 1854, for clerk’s position, father was an officer in 2nd Dragoon Guards, encloses testimonials. 6 pages.

AFFOY, John, Ballarat, 1856, Chinese native, seeks appointment as interpreter.

AGAR, Alexander, Melbourne, 1856, joined Ordnance Service in 1825, served for 12 yrs, both his father and son died in action, is in a distressed state.  4 pages, List 2.

AGNEW, James N., Melbourne, 1861, was messenger in Insolvency Court for 17 years, retrenched, gives background, seeks increase in gratuity, letters of support, 8 pages, List 26.

AITKEN, John, Broadford, 1857, for Registrar for local electoral district. 4 pages, List 3.

AKEHURST, Mr. 1860, Introduced by P.M. Geelong, for office of Clerk of the County Court there.  3 pages.

AKEHURST, A.P.  Clerk of Petty Sessions Geelong, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 8 pages.  Further letter, 3 pages, List 24.

AKEHURST, Arthur P.  Acting C.P.S. Geelong, 1856, applies for permanent appointment. 9 pages.

AKEHURST, W., Buninyong, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 2 pages, List 13.

ALDCORN, Andrew, Shoalhaven, 1857, two letters re appointment of emigration agent, 12 pages.  List 2.

ALDWELL, J.A., Melbourne, 1853.  Solicits appointment in Post Office; series of letters.  22 pages.

ALDWELL, J.A., Melbourne, 1857, renews application for employment.  2 pages, List 4.

ALLAN, Thomas, Maryborough, 1862, applies for Coroner there, Dr. F.M. Laidman writes ltter of recommendation, 4 pages, List 27.

ALLEN, John, Collingwood, 1851, for Inspector of Denomination Schools, was Secretary at Melbourne Hospital, lectured at Mechanics Institution, involved in Gas Company.  In Glasgow was Chaplain to the Seamens Friend Society, has established a boys & girls school at Collingwood.

ALLEN, John, Collingwood, 1856, wrote for the Weekly Dispatch in Governor La Trobe’s time, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 40.

ALLEN, John, Rangitikei, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1908.  3 pages, List 45.

ALLEN, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is deputy registrar there, 2 pages, List 7.

ALLEN, Thomas, Ballarat, 1857, formerly in British Army, imprisoned by Ballarat rioters and his property destroyed, seeks employment, two letters.  8 pages, List 4.

ALLEN, Thomas E., Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1907 seeking to join police force; his brother E.G. is in the NSW force.  3 pages, List 44.

ALLEY, J.H., Sandhurst, 1861, for re-employment, 3 pages, List 26.

ALLEY, J.H., St. Kilda, 1861, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 31.

ALLISON, Edward D., (M.D.), Ballarat, 1857, for medical officer to Chinese there.  4 pages, List 3.

AMOS, Mark, Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

AMSINCK/ANISINCK (?), Eugene.  Wrote from Herald Office Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 25.

AMSINCK, Eugene, Fitzroy, 1861, for employment, 4 pages, List 31.

ANDERSON, W.T., Melbourne, applied to join police force in 1908.  He had served in the Transvaal Town Police force at the rank of Sergeant.  4 pages, List 45.

ANDERSON, William H., Melbourne, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, has worked in brother Robert’s legal office, 2 pages, List 36.

ANDREWS, P.J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference from Argus editor on file, knew him in Adelaide.  3 pages, List 4.

ANDREWS, R.H., Sandhurst, 1861, for clerk, 2 pages, List 22

ANGUS, James, Castlemaine, 1857, joined Royal Horse Artillery in 1845, discharged injured, then employed as warder on hulk, then as convict guard at Fremantle, gives background, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there. 9 pages, List 4.

ANKETELL, John, Richmond, for appointment, reference on file, two letters, 5 pages, List 4.

ANKETELL, John, Richmond, 1857, for Stipendiary Magistrate, 2 pages, List 39.

ANKETELL, John, Richmond, 1859; for employment.  2 pages, List 6.

ANKETELL, John, Castlemaine, 1856, for Magistrate, 2 pages, List 40.

ARBUCKLE, Alexander, Sale, 1856, for Coroner, reference on file.  4 pages, List 34

ARCHER, Henry G., Melbourne, 1856, offers his services as a member or secretary of  Board of Enquiry into the Penal Dept.

ARCHER, Henry G., Melbourne, 1856, to be appointed a Stipendiary Magistrate, 2 pages, List 40.

ARDLIE, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

ARDLIE, Robert William, Richmond, 1860, for employment; gives background, arrived 1841 etc.  3 pages, List 24.

ARMITAGE, G.H., Prahran, 1862, for employment.  3 pages, List 26.

ARMSTRONG, David, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, a surveyor, 3 pages, List 4.

ARMSTRONG, David, Melbourne, 1857, formerly Inspector of Police and Commissioner of Gold Fields, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment.  3 pages, List 2.

ARMSTRONG, John S., Geelong, 1862, for County Court judge while incumbent on a year’s leave, references from Ireland on file, 12 pages, List 30.

ARMSTRONG, Thomas, Oakleigh, 1862, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 6 pages, List 29.

ASKER, Joseph Anthony, Moonee ponds, applied to join police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 50.

ASSUE, William, Melbourne, 1857, Chinese, naturalized, for interpreter at Castlemaine in place of deceased John Ohey.  2 pages. List 2.

ASTON, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 6 years residence in Melbourne, two letters.  5 pages, List 7.

ATCHISON, William C., Rokewood, 1857, had a school at Geelong which failed, now has a small school there, but insufficient for his means, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 2.

ATKIN, Walter, Chiltern, 1860, a solicitor, has a wife and 7 children; for employment, List 20.

ATKIN, Walter, Chiltern, 1860, for employment, was at Amherst previously, has a wife and 7 children, 4 pages, List 21.

ATKIN, Walter, North Melbourne, 1862, has a family of 9, for employment under Real Property Act, 2 pages, List 30.

ATKINS, John, Geelong, 1857, Commissioner of Insolvent Estate, for Judge of Court of Mines, 2 pages, List 38.

ATKINS, W.H., Melbourne, for promotion, 2 pages, List 27.

ATKINSON, Benjamin, Melbourne, 1857, for inspector of schools.  5 pages. List 2.

ATKINSON, Benjamin, Brighton, 1857, for inspector of schools, is professor of ancient and modern languages and mathematics.  12 pages, List 4.

ATKINSON, Charles James, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

ATKINSON, G., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, 1856.

ATKINSON, John P.  Melbourne, 1856, for Reader to Parliament, formerly employed at Herald office, reference on file.

ATKINSON, John Prichard, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

ATKINSON, R.B., Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of the Bench, Echuca, already in public service, 2 pages, List 19.

ATKINSON, Thomas G. Collingwood, 1856, for re-employment, formerly in Melbourne post office and in English civil service; two letters.

ATKINSON, Thomas G., Legislative Assembly Chambers, 1857; for appointment as chief clerk in post office.  4 pages, List 3.

ATKINSON, Thomas Greenham, Collingwood, 1856, for a position anywhere in government.  2 pages. List 2.

ATKINSON, Thomas Greenlaw. Collingwood, 1855-56.  Employed for 8 yrs in GPO London, resigned June 1852, employed in G.P.O. here, gives details of his resignation; seeks another position.  24 pages.

ATKINSON, W., Ballan, 1854, of Atkinson & Pepper; medical advice is to give up sheep farming, seeks CPS there. 3 pages.

ATTWOOD, Henry, Richmond, for employment, is destitute, 3 pages, List 34.

AUSTEIN, Sigmund, Melbourne, 1859, for employment as an interpreter, 3 pages, List 9.

AUSTIN, George, letter in support from Hugh Childers, was formerly in Sir Wm Denison’s household; wants employment in Parliament House.  4 pages, List 2.

AUSTIN, George, Wiliamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in public service, 3 pages, List 7.

AUSTIN, J.L.S., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is an attorney.  2 pages, List 35.

AUSTIN, J.L.S., Melbourne, 1859, some years an Attorney, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 8.

AUSTIN, John J., Beechworth, 1860, brother in law is Bishop of Glasgow W.S. Wilson, 3 pages, List 20.

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BACON, John, Carisbrook, 1858, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 41.

BACON, John, Avoca, 1859, for Bailiff of County Court at Amherst, 2 pages, List 8.

BACOT, H.L., Collingwood, 1852, draftsman, gives his English experience, 2 pages, List 13

BAGGETT, Mark, Geelong, 1857, formerly in Sheriff’s department in VDL., dishonesty of business partner has left him destitute, seeks employment.  3 pages, List 4.

BAGNALL, John, Myers Flat Sandhurst 1858, for Bailiff, 34 years, married, had testimonial from Lady Gipps [not on file] 3 pages, List 41.

BAGOT, R.C., Melbourne, 1862, for appointment as sworn valuator, 2 pages, List 27.

BAILEY, Charles, Melbourne, 1858, was formerly clerk at Wakefield House of Correction, 3 pages, List 5.

BAILEY, William, Melbourne, 1862, accountant, has a large family, paid fares of others to emigrate, some of whom haven’t paid him back yet.  3 pages, List 29.

BAKER, Arthur A., Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 2 pages, List 36.

BAKER, Arthu A., Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 3 pages, List 39.

BAKER, George, Melbourne,1856, testifies to fitness of John Henry CLOUGH for appointment as J.P.

BAKER, Heighbert [?] Melbourne, 1853, was a government surveyor in Natal, gives background, 4 pages, List 15.

BALDWIN, David W.  Melbourne, 1856, formerly in Store Dept., at Heathcote, seeks re-employment under govt., first entered government service over 25yrs ago as an officer in a cavalry regiment.  Copies of references from Alfred J. Agg, John B. Hodgson and Rev. John Reid.  6 pages.

BALDWIN, David N.  Northcote, 1857, formerly in Commissariat Dept. at Heathcote; note from Peter Lalor on file.  7 pages, List 4.

BALDWIN, Gardner Henry, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, Cambridge graduate, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BALDWIN, J.F.H., Melbourne, 1859, formerly a clerk ‘at home’, seeks position as Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

BALLENTINE, William John, North Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page,  List 37.

BALLENTINE, William John, North Melbourne, 1859, requests return of references left in 1858, 2 pages, List 22.

BANKART, E.H., Melbourne, 1858, for assistant inspector, Eastern Market, 1 page, List 37.

BARBER, George, Melbourne, 1856, offers services to negotiate in England for arrangement of mail.

BARFOOT, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

BARLEE, Charles H., Melbourne, 1856, brother is Colonial Secretary in Western Australia, for government employment.  3 Letters.

BARLEE, Charles H., Melbourne, 1859, for clerkship, 5 pages, List 12.

BARLOW, John, Richmond, 1858, for re-employment, late Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 6 pages, List 37.

BARLOW, John, Richmond, 1859, asks re-employment, has a wife and three children, 3 pages, List 12.

BARNETT, Adolphus R., Sandhurst, 1860, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 19.

BARNETT, Edward, Benalla, 1853, for position as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

BARNARD, E., Waranga, 1857, for Police Magistrate at Kilmore, 2 pages, List 39.

BARNARDO, Augustus, Pentridge,1859, seeks another govt position, 2 pages, List 8.

BARR, James, Oakleigh, 1860.  No application, but reference from locals in support, 2 pages, List 19.

BARR, James, Oakleigh, 1862, is acting Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks another appointment, references on file, 10 pages, List 29.

BARRETT, Ernest George, steward on RMS Ormuz, applied for police force in 1909, had been 14 years in Royal Marines; 31 years, married.  3 pages, List 46.

BARRETT, John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly postmaster at Watergraphill Ireland, references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

BARRETT, R., Melbourne, 1856, messenger Crown Lands Office, applies for a similar position elsewhere, is a native of Frankston. 3 pages. List 2.

BARRIE, Alexander W., South Brisbane, applied for police force in 1911; 31 years. 3 pages, List 48.

BARRINGTON, E.E., Melbourne, 1853, for a position as surveyor/engineer, 2 pages, List 15.

BARRY, Edward  Melbourne, 1857.  Was chief clerk of the Resident Magistrates Court at Auckland NZ for 8 yrs.  4 pages.

BARRY, Edward, 1857; reference from L. Mclachlan, gives his background, 3 pages, List 38.

BARRY, Edward, Ararat, 1860, for clerkship in law department, 4 pages, List 23.

BARRY, Edward, Ararat, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 7 pages, List 24.

BARRY, Robert, Melbourne, 1860, for appointment in solicitor general’s dept., his father is known.  4 pages.

BARRY, William H., Kyneton, 1857, encloses letter from Mrs. Caroline CHISHOLM in support of his application.  5 pages, List 2.

BARTHOLD, J.P., Fitzroy, 1862, for re-employment, references on file, 6 pages, List 26.

BARTON, Edwin, Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor; copies of English testimonials on file, is a civil engineer, 5 pages, List 13.

BARTROP, George F., St. Kilda, Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks appointment in Parliament House, gives employment history.  3 pages, List 2.

BARTROP, George F., St. Kilda, 1858, for electoral registrar, 5 pages, List 34

BARTROP, George F., Melbourne, 1860, for appointment, 3 pages, List 19.

BASTIAN, Ronald H., Wendouree, 17 years, wrote in 1918 seeking employment in the force; reference on file.  7 pages, List 44.

BATES, William D., Melbourne, for permanent employment, 5 pages, List 24.

BATES, William D., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, references on file, 6 pages, List 30.

BATES, William D., Melbourne, 1863, for clerkship in law department, 3 pages, List 35.

BAUKART, E.H., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 16.

BAXTER, William, St Kilda, 1862, for Inspector General of Schools, 5 pages, List 28.

BAYLEY, C., Launceston, Tasmania, 1910.  Applied for detective force; educated at Oxford, has references from Tasmanian MPs.  3 pages, List 46.

BAYLY, Richard Griffith, late of Brighton, 1854, was held up by bushrangers Bradley & O’Connor, details case, was formerly a mill owner, corn merchant an auctioneer, seeks government employment.  6 pages.

BEAN, Cornelius, Geelong 1857, long time resident, testimonials from locals on file, seeks government employment. 4 pages, List 3.

BEARDMORE, P.C., Kirkham, Lancashire, England, for police force, 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

BEASLEY, Charles, Melbourne, 1853, formerly in government employ, seeks re-employment, 3 pages, List 15.

BEATTY, George.  Melbourne, 1857.  Two letters, served in Department of War and Board of Works in Ireland; copies of testimonials on file.  7 pages, List 3.

BEDFORD, Charles, Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

BEGGS, John Henry, Melbourne, for permanent employment, 2 pages, List 26.

BELCHER, W.R., Melbourne, 1857, has been fifteen years clerk of the Bench in Melbourne, asks police magistrate position at Kilmore.  4 pages, List 4.

BELCHER, W.R., Melbourne, 1857, for Police Magistrate at Kilmore, 2 pages, List 39.

BELL, Carly C., Fryers Town, 1856, for clerkship, is a cousin of Edward Bell, immigration agent. 2 pages, List 2.

BELL, E.C., Ballarat, 1862, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks a transfer, 2 pages, List 29.

BELL, Edward, Melbourne, 1857, for re-employment as clerk, references on file, 7 pages, List 36.

BELL, Robert, Ballarat, 1860, for employment as police magistrate, can speak and read Chinese.  2 letters.

BELLAIRS, Eugene, Melbourne, 1853, for a position as a contract surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

BELLIN, John, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

BELSTEN, Albert Victor, Christchurch, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1908; 4 years in London King’s Rifle Brigade.  2 pages, List 45.

BENNETT, George, Lucerne House, for emigration agent.  Has extensive business experience in Scotland, his then partner John TAYLOR now a bank manager in Sydney, lists others who could supply references, has a large family.  5 pages, List 2.

BENNETT, H.O.  Bendigo, 1856.  Applies for re-appointment ; joined 1852 Castlemaine, has held various clerks positions, including to Castlemaine police. 7 pages.

BERNARD, F.N., Ararat, 1858, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 41.

BERNARD, Frederick Robinson, Melbourne, 1857.  Formerly in police force, left to go into business but has been unsuccessful; gives military history of family and seeks government position.  10 pages, List 3.

BIBLE, Arthur, Melbourne, 1857, clerk in revenue branch, seeks advancement, has been eleven years in public service. 5 pages, List 2.

BIERS, H., Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 2 pages, List 13.

BIERS, J. Thompson, Inglewood, 1862, is Clerk of Courts there, seeks transfer for health reason, 3 pages, List 29.

BINGAY, Thomas V.B., North Melbourne, 1856, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

BIRCHALL, W.H. South Yarra 1860, formerly in Treasury Dept. Retrenched, now seeks position in Attorney General’s office.  5 pages.

BIRD, R.A., Melbourne, 1854.  Employed in government printing office, seeks another position as the hours are too long.  2 pages, List 3.

BLACKBOURN, Robert, Chiswick, London, England, in Metropolitan police force there; wrote in 1913 re joining the Victorian police force.  Is 28 years old.  3 pages, List 50.

BLAKE, Charles, town crier of Melbourne, 1856, references on file, seeks government employment, 4 pages, List 4.

BLAKSTON, John, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, is a clerk, 3 pages, List 23.

BLUNDEN, J., Mount Bolton, 1861, for coroner, 4 pages, List 31.

BLUNDEN, J., Mount Bolton, 1862, for coroner, 3 pages, List 30.

BLUNTISH, Archibald Kinn, Melbourne, 1856, late Lieut. H.M. 9th Infantry, for clerk in Post Office.

BODDY, Joseph, 1858; letter from John Watson on his behalf, for clerkship, 2 pages, List 41.

BODEN, Albert V St Lutz, Digby, 1856, for re-appointment in police force.

BODEN, Albert Von St Luz.  Digby, Portland, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, formerly in police force.  Petition from c40 residents re establishment of Court there on file.  10 pages, List 40.

BOGUE, James, Melbourne, 1856, late of the Irish Police, for messenger in Parliament House, served for 18yrs.  3 pages. List 2.

BOHUN, H.W., Geelong, 1857, for census enumerator at Grant, formerly held this position.  2 pages,  List 2.

BOHUN, W.F.B., Geelong, 1857, for census enumerator at Grant District.  2 pages.

BOLTON, George Hammersley, Geelong, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 3 pages, List 36

BONE, Stanhope, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BONNER, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House.

BONNETT, William, Moonee Ponds, applied for police force in 1911; father was in force, 29 years.  2 pages, List 48.

BONSEY, William Henry  Geelong, 1857. For Inspector General of Penal Establishments; is a Police Magistrate.  3 pages.  CONNECTION FOUND

BOOBIER, William J., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BOOKER, George, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, is an attorney, references on file, father a private friend of the Governor, 12 pages, List 36

BOOKER, George, Melbourne, 1859; is an attorney, seeks clerical employment, 2 pages, List 6.

BOOTH, R.O., Ultimo, in 1909 applies to join police force; 27 years, farmer, offers bribe to be selected.  Local police report he was probably drunk when he wrote.  4 pages, List 46.

BOSTOCK, Robert, Horsham, applied for position in Sheriff’s office, 1891.  2 pages, List 42.

BOURKE, James. Dandenong, 1857.  Engaged to take an Iron Lock up to the country on behalf of government, was not paid promptly and now in financial strife; seeks government employment, is 46yrs old.  3 pages.

BOWEN, L.P., Gisborne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 12.

BOWEN, L.P., Gisborne, 1862, for Coroner there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 28.

BOYD, Robert, Melbourne, 1852, a surveyor, seeks position, 4 pages, List 13

BOYD, William, Belfast, 1859, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 12.

BOYES, William Watson.  Mother Elizabeth writes from Kyneton, 1858; is the widow of a clergyman, seeks employment for her 22 year old son.  3 pages, List 35.

BOYLE, J.  Barrister, Ararat, 1860, seeks position of local revising Barrister of the Mining Byelaws there, 2 pages.

BOYLE, Roger, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

BRACHE, J., Melbourne, 1853, is a civil engineer.  2 pages, List 15.

BRACHEN, George, c/- Stuart & Co., Mt Floride, Glasgow, applied for police force in 1911.  3 pages, List 47.

BRACK, William, Benalla, 1858, for Bailiff, was 20 years in police force, 6 years as Chief Constable, 2 pages, List 40.

BRADSHAW, Joseph, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, list of references.  3 pages, List 2.

BRADSHAW, Joseph E., Sandhurst, 1857; late Lieut 12th Royal Lancers, his cousin is Lt. Colonel Bradshaw, late of the 77th Regt.  For keeper of the Powder Magazine there.  3 pages, List 2.

BRADY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at parliament, formerly corporal in 96th Regiment, bought discharge 1844, subsequently in Tasmania and Victoria police.  3 pages, List 2.

BRADY, William,  Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

BRAGG, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act at Carisbrook, reference enclosed, 3 pages, List 4.

BRANKER, Francis, Beechworth, 1860, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, reference from residents on file, 6 pages, List 23.

BRASINGTON, A.A., Kogarah, Sydney, applies for police force in 1906.  1 page, List 43.

BREDIN, Thompson, 1856, letter from a Mr. Foster gives his background, 3 pages, List 4.

BREEN, Thomas, Bacchus Marsh, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly chief constable there, references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BRENNAN, Patrick, Dunolly, 1859, for Court House Keeper, 2 pages, List 10.

BRENNAN, Patrick, Dunolly, 1860, for cleaner’s position in Court House there, has a family, 3 pages, List 21.

BRETON, H.  Warrnambool, 1856, M.D. Edinburgh University, for appointment as Coroner at Warrnambool.

BRETON, H., Warrnambool, 1859, for Coroner at Beechworth, 2 pages, List 18.

BRETT, J.H., Back Creek, 1859, for Coroner; gives medical and family background, 4 pages, List 9.

BRETT, William G., Beechworth, 1862, requests transfer from position there, reference on file, 7 pages, List 28.

BREW, George, Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Taradale, was a CPS in Ireland, reference on file, 4 pages, List 39.

BRICK, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BRIDGES, F.A, East Melbourne, 1856, for employment as copying clerk, Legislative Assembly, two letters.

BRIDGES, Frederick, Melbourne, 1857, is a government clerk, asks position as assistant librarian.  3 pages, List 3.

BRIERLY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly employed in government, 2 pages, List 7.

BRISCOE, Robert Villiers, Melbourne, 1854, was a Lieut. In H.M. 25th Regt., for Superintendent of a Hulk.  5 pages.

BRITTER, Alfred, Richmond, 1857, for position as clerk in parliamentary library.  2 pages, List 3.

BRODIE, George, Melbourne, 1861, for Warden at Dunolly, has had ‘considerable experience of goldfields matters’.  4 pages, List 32.

BRODIE, Henry, Melbourne, 1859, is a nephew of Sir Benjamin Brodie, for employment, 4 pages, List 11.

BRODIE, James C., Melbourne, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, 2 pages, List 4.

BRODIE, John Charles, Melbourne, 1857, old colonist, for employment.  4 pages, List 4.

BROMLEY, Samuel, Melbourne, 1854, 50 yrs old, is licensed to preach by the City of London, asks to be made a stipendiary magistrate on the goldfields.  3 pages.

BROOK, Henry.  Seeks promotion in 1860, references on file, 6 pages, List 23.

BROOK, Henry, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 pages, List 27.

BROOKS, John, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, an unsuccessful digger. 2 pages, List 8.

BROPHY, John Townsend, Buninyong, 1857, for mining surveyor position there; petition in support on file.  5 pages, List 3.

BROPHY, Michael, Parliament House, Melbourne, applicant for employment as messenger at Parliament House, requests return of testimonials, which is done.  3 pages, List 2.

BROSNAN, John Thomas, Belmont, Geelong, applied for police force in 1917, formerly in RAN; 32 years.  M.P. Alexander PEACOCK queries his rejection.  12 pages, List 42.

BROWN, Henry Bromfield, Geelong, applied for position as valuator in 1891; references on file, 9 pages, List 42.

BROWN, Joseph, Melbourne, 1860, for Supreme Court messenger, is that in the Public Works Department, 1 page, List 21.  CONNECTION FOUND.

BRUCE, Alexander McCrae, Melbourne, 1860, is nephew of Captain George Ward Cole who provides reference, and Captain McCrae.  3 pages, List 24.

BRUCE, John A., Adelaide, SA., 1856, for position as assayer, studied in Royal College of Chemistry, London, gives employment details.  3 pages. List 2.

BRUCE, William, Melbourne, 1861, has followed pastoral pursuits, but now seeks employment, 2 pages, List 31.

BRYAN, William, Melbourne, 861, brother in law of James Cowie MP, lost his money in mining venture, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 26.

BUCHAN, David, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

BUCHAN, Laurence F., Melbourne, 1857, for any government situation.  2 pages, List 2.

BUCHANAN, William P., Melbourne, 1859, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 18.

BUCIRDE, William Henry, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

BUCK, A.E., Richmond, is under height for the police force; in 1911 asks if there is some other department he could join.  2 pages, List 47.

BUCK, Charles, Plenty, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

BUDD, J., Mount Dorian, 1859, formerly in service, resigned, seeks re-employment, 2 pages, List 19.

BUDD, J.W. Seymour, Geelong, 1858, for a clerkship, currently a messenger, 4 pages, List 14

BUDD, R.H., Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  2 pages, List 3.

BULL, George, (M.D.) Pleasant Creek, 1860, application to be appointed Coroner there.  Petition in support from locals, and two letters casting doubt on his suitability from chemist Alfred B. CLEMES.  14 pages, List 21

BULL, George, (A.M. & M.B.) Sale, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 6 pages, List 31.

BULL, J., Resident Warden, Castlemaine, 1857, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment.  Spent nearly nine years in NSW convict department, gives other background details.  12 pages. List 2.

BULL, John, Collingwood, 1855, injured on board ship on voyage out, formerly in a solicitor’s office in London, has a wife and children to support, arrived December 1854.  2 pages, List 40.

BUNCE, Richard, Back Creek near Amherst, 1859, for Coroner; has to support his brother’s family as well as his own, 4 pages, List 12.

BUNNETT, Templeton, Geelong, 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat; reference on file.  4 pages, List 5.

BUNNETT, Templeton, Geelong, 1860, for employment, references on file, 12 pages, List 24.

BURSHEM, F.H., Hobart, 1852, formerly in Ordnance Department, for draftsman/surveyor, 2 pages, List 13

BURGER, D.G., Melbourne, 1857, has been 2nd officer on H.M. Cutter Loelia, but now out of employment, applies for position on the Victoria.  2 pages, List 2.

BURKE/Edmund/Edward, Clerk of Petty Sessions Williamstown, 1859, for Police Magistrate’s position at Daylesford, reference from local magistrates on file, 6 pages, List 6.

BURKE, Edward, Clerk of Petty Sessions Williamstown, 1860, for Clerk of County Court,  nearly 7yrs there, is a solicitor of 15yrs standing, previously applied for Daylesford, supporting letter from chairman of Municipality, Thomas Stewart.  6 pages.

BURKITT, Walter, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act,  as collector of electoral lists.

BURNE, W.P., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in penal department, asks for position in Treasury Department now that a vacancy has occurred. 3 pages, List 2.

BURNE, William Pitt, Williamstown, 1856, for position in Parliament House, or any other position that may became vacant. 4 pages, List 2.

BURNS, M.S., Milson’s Point Sydney, applied for police force in 1908, formerly in Qld force; 31 years.  3 pages, List 46.

BURNS, Robert, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

BURRELL, W.J., Bacchus Marsh, 1859, for position as Bailiff, 2 pages, List 9.

BURTON, J.A(?) Melbourne, 1857, two letters, an attorney, arrived 1853 from Sth Aust., had spent 13 years there, 4 pages, List 39.

BURY, F.J., Melbourne, 1856, late Gold Commissioner at Creswick, applies for re-appointment in public service.

BURY, F.J., Melbourne Club, 1857, for appointment as colonial storekeeper; formerly in Gold Commission as Commissioner at Creswick, resigned due to ill health, 2 letters.  7 pages, List 2.

BUSSELL, George, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 3 pages, List 13.

BUST, R., Prahran, 1857, for electoral work.  2 pages, List 4.

BUTLER, Edward Gerald, Melbourne, 1858, for appointment in district police court, his brother Villiers held the same position.  3 pages, List 4.

BUTLER, G.V., Colonial Barrack Master, 1854.  Seeks appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  Gives employment background.  3 pages, List 3.

BUTLER, V., Melbourne, 1857, formerly clerk in Equity Office, discharged when government reduced numbers, seeks another position. 3 pages, List 2.

BUTLER, Walter, Rushworth, 1856.  Applies for position of Chinese Protector and Sub Warden there.

BYRNE, Alexander.  Richmond, 1860, for position as Bailiff and subsequently as messenger County Court.  4 pages.

BYRNE, James P., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

BYRNE, Mathew, Melbourne, 1860, seeks promotion, 2 pages, List 23.

BYRNE, Myles P., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 6.

BYRNE, Myles P., Sandhurst, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 6.

BYRNE, Myles P., Melbourne, for employment, is reading for the Bar, 5 pages, List 21

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CADDELL, Jackson, 1858, is in police force and Clerk of the Bench at Casterton, recommended for promotion, 2 pages, List 41.

CADDEN, J.A.P., Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page, List 40.

CADDEN, Robert, Melbourne, 1857, for promotion, has been in public service for 14 years, has wife and 7 children, 3 pages, List 36

CADDEN, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for re-instatement, had been dismissed, 4 pages, List 29.

CADDEN, Simon, Mt. Bolton, 1862, for Coroner at Learmonth, 2 pages, List 28

CADMAN, Frederick Thomas, Richmond, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House; encloses memorial signed by M.P.s, businessmen etc.  4 pages, List 2.

CALIER/CALIN, John, Creswick, 1860, for Bailiff, references on file, 5 pages, List 19.

CALLAN, Alexander, Melbourne, 1853, Scottish, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

CALWELL, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CALVERT, James, Dunolly, 1859, unsuccessful candidate for employment, alleges corruption in decision, 5 pages, List 6.

CAMPAGNOLO, T., Auckland New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1913; 28 years, married.  3 pages, List 50.

CAMPBELL, C.A., Sandhurst, 1857, for permanent position, is acting clerk, 1 page, List 39.

CAMPBELL, Frederick, Melbourne, 1853, is a brother of Major Campbell, a draftsman, 3 pages, List 13.

CAMPBELL, G.M., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 3 pages, List 4.

CAMPBELL, G.W. City police court, 1860, applies for Mr. Cadden’s position in event of his promotion, Capt Standish can supply reference, has known him for 8 yrs.  3 pages.

CAMPBELL, George, Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, a clerk, 2 pages, List 23.

CAMPBELL, James, Melbourne, 1853, studied surveying in Canada, engineering in the U.S., worked on Erie and Panama canals, 3 pages, List 15.

CAMPBELL, Malcolm M., Melbourne, 1862, is nearly fifteen years old, son of late Norman, late Registrar General, 2 pages, List 29.  Same letter, 2 pages, List 32.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1859, for re-instatement in public service, was retrenched, father held important offices in the government, 5 pages, List 17.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1860, repeats application, 3 pages, List 20.

CAMPBELL, Norman, South Yarra, 1860, for re-appointment, gives background, 3 pages, List 23.

CAMPBELL, Norman Ruthven, Melbourne, 1858, for employment, son of Norman.  List 37.

CAMPION, Henry, Collingwood, 1859, for employment, is from Ireland, 3 pages, List 8.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Kingower, 1860.  Residents recommend him for Coroner, 4 pages of signatures, derogatory comment by official, 6 pages, List 25.  Writes from Redbank, 1860, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 25.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Redbank, 1861, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 22.

CANDIOTTIS, Spiridion, Redbank, 1861, for Coroner, 2 letters, 4 pages, List 31.

CANNAM, Charles C., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CARIG, Henry, Benalla, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, a former planter in the Isle of Grenada, 3 pages, List 5.

CARIG, Henry, Benalla, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, has a large family to support, 4 pages, List 5.

CARIGE, Henry, Benall, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 19.

CARKEET, William, Heathcote, 1857, for Coroner’s position.  2 pages, List 2.

CARLILE, John, Whitehaven, 1857.  Letter to Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, asking for assistance in getting his third son John Ogle Carlile, a promotion, is in Victorian police force,  gives family background.  Covering letter from the Earl. 8 pages, List 2.

CARNEY, J.V., Sydney, applied for police force in 1910; 26 years.  3 pages, List 47.

CARPENTER, A.J.W., Featherston, Wairarapa New Zealand.  Applied for employment in police force in 1911. Had been in both London and NZ police.  Small photo on file.  2 pages List 47.

CARR, C.W., St. Kilda, 1855, late secretary gold field commissions, for future employment.  Further letter 1856.  6 pages, List 2.

CARRICK, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger/bailiff, has been 7 years in colony, 2 pages, List 39.

CARROLL, E., Geelong, 1856, for government employment .

CARROLL, Henry, Melbourne, 1853, for appointment at Gisborne, 2 pages, List 34.

CARROLL, Henry, Melbourne, 1852, father a Dublin solicitor, had a letter to Sir Charles Fitzroy, 3 pages, List 40.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CARROLL, Thomas, Richmond, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.  Encloses testimonial.

CARRUTHERS, Francis, in Dublin Police force, asks requirements for Victorian force in 1911.  3 pages, List 48.

CARSE, Alexander R., Dundee Scotland, wrote in 1909, seeking to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 46.

CARSON, J.B., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CARTER, Albinuo (?) Jno, Audit office, 1860, applies for Clerk of County Court, 3 pages.

CARTER, Charles C., St. Kilda, 1860, formerly in government employment, retrenched 1855, seeks re-employment, 4 pages, List 25.

CARTER, James, South Melbourne, 21 years, born Victoria, sought position in police force in 1909.  Local police advise against.  5 pages, List 46.

CARTER, Rose E., Matlock House Caulfield, wrote in 1916 asking if any vacancy in the police hospital; she is a trained nurse. 3 pages, List 43.

CARVER, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CASEY, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, testimonial on file. 3 pages, List 2.

CASEY, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

CASHMORE, Michael, Melbourne, 1859; a resident for upwards of twenty years, seeks police magistrate position, 3 pages, List 11.

CASHMORE, Michael, Ballarat, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 17.

CASTIEAU, J.B.  Beechworth, 1856, applies for postmaster position there, currently gaoler, references on file.

CASTLE, Mr.  Recommended by Charles Clifford of Wellington, has been tutor to his children, 1860, 2 pages, List 24.

CASTLE, Andre, Melbourne, 1856, is in Police Office, reference on file, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

CASTRO, J. de S., Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, List 36

CASTWOOD, George, Belfast, 1860, for employment, 5 pages, List 24.

CATTANACH, Thomas, North Melbourne, 1856, has acted as interpreter for the Gaelic language.  1 page, List 40.

CAULTON, John, Richmond, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, testimonials on file; 4 pages, List 8.

CHALK, John Alfred, Ballarat, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

CHAMBERS, F.W., Victoria Docks, Tidal Basin, London, applied to join police force in 1912; 20 years, enclosed a photograph.  3 pages, List 49.  Please see instructions regarding copying of photographs.

CHAMBERS, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, M.D., for Coroner, Sth Australian references on file, 9 pages, List 38.

CHAMBERS, Henry, Geelong, 1858, late coroner of the city of Adelaide, 1 page, List 41.

CHANDLER, Lewis, Melbourne, 1858, for an appointment, 2 pages, List 15.

CHAPMAN, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, printed testimonials on file, son of Captain James T., formerly worked for Nottingham Water Works Co., 6 pages, List 4.

CHAPMAN, Thomas H., Melbourne, 1858, seeks employment, his wife is niece to the late John Robertson of Hobart Town, 3 pages, List 37.

CHARTER, William, Portland, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is sergeant of police, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

CHAUNCY, Phillip, Melbourne, 1853, for position as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

CHERRY, John Michael, Everton, 23 years, engine driver, married, applied to join police force in 1917; supported by A. BILLSON, MLA.  10 pages, List 42.

CHEW, Thomas, Brighton, 1857, for electoral roll collector, reference on file, two letters, 5 pages, List 4.

CHIARINI, Ernest, Kew, applied to join the police force in 1906 but was rejected; asks for another trial.  7 pages, List 42.

CHILDS, Archibald, Melbourne, 1858, for analytical chemist, late lecturer at Manchester, gives background, 5 pages, List 37.

CHISHOLM, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

CHOFIN, F.J., Poona, India, applied for clerical position in police force in 1913; has been in Australia and intends returning.  2 pages, List 47.

CHOMLEY, A.W., Melbourne, 1860, for promotion, gives employment history, 7 pages; appointed to law position, 2 pages, List 23.

CHOMLEY, R.B., Prahran, 1856, for appointment as Serjeant at Arms.

CHRISTOPHERS, Henry , Castlemaine, 1857, for emigration agent.  Has long experience in commercial and maritime matters.  4 pages, List 2.  CONNECTION FOUND

CHRISTOPHERS, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for J.P., was vice consul in Brazil, town clerk of Castlemaine, 4 pages, List 39.

CLAPCOTT, A.E., Balham, London, applied to join police force in 1911; was in force there.  3 pages, List 48.

CLAPHAM, J.H., Melbourne, 1859, for government employment, 2 pages, List 6.

CLARK, Edward, Sandridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 32 years, married with a family, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CLARK, Stephen George, Ballarat, 1857, for employment, ‘one of the pioneers in the establishment of legitimate drama on Ballarat’; recommendation from residents on file, 9 pages, List 4.

CLARKE, Alexander, Maryborough, 1860, for re-appointment as Superintendent of Buildings there, petition from residents and reference from Council, 5 pages, List 28.

CLARKE, Alexander, Maryborough, 1861, late overseer of buildings, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly a law clerk in England, resident for seven years, 3 pages, List 11.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1860, for employment, gives background etc., 3 pages, List 20.

CLARKE, George, Buninyong, 1861, for employment, 3 pages, List 31.

CLARKE, George, St. Arnaud, 1861, for re-employment, formerly Warden’s Clerk.  3 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, Thomas, Melbourne, 1854, late overseer of Houseless Immigrants Institution, previously in department of Crown Lands; wants post office position; has a wife and two children dependent on him.  5 pages.

CLARSON, William, Victoria Parade, 1856, for clerkship or similar in government, where shorthand would be useful, asks Colonel A. Davidson to help; his letter on file also.  7 pages, List 2.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CLAY, Frederick Lord, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, a resident of  20 years, is a solicitor.  2 pages.

CLEARY, Michael.  Melbourne, 1855.  Office Keeper, applies for appointment for his only brother, [unnamed] a Sergt in the 99th Reg at Hobart, has served over 25yrs in army, now discharged, wife has died, has 3 children to support,   4 pages.

CLERKE, Adam,  Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

CLINTON, William J., Maxwelltown, Wanganui New Zealand, applied to join force in 1912; 25 years.  2 pages, List 49.

CLOUGH, J.H., Melbourne, 1857, for Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

CLOWES, Joseph, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 32.

COALES, David, Collingwood, 1857, nearly ten years in colony, details experiences, for employment, 10 pages, List 4.

COBB, A., Melbourne, 1862, for employment, reference from James H. Ross on file, 5 pages, List 27.

COCHRANE, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 5 pages, List 7.

COGAN, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; employed as rate collector, references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

COGHILL, D.M.K., East Melbourne, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

COLDHAM, John, Branxholme, 1859, for police magistrate there, 4 pages (faded writing) List 17.

COLLES, Abraham, Dandenong, 1859, is acting Clerk of Petty Sessions, asks for permanency, 3 pages, List 6.  (see also COLLIS.)

COLLES, Abraham, Whittlesea, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, two letters, 5 pages, List 31.

COLLES, Abraham, Yan Yean, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 32.

COLLES, Richard, Castlemaine, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 2 pages, List 38.

COLLES, Richard, Castlemaine, 1861, is Deputy Sheriff there, for Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 32.

COLLINS, Charles J., Inglewood, 1860, for Bailiff of the County Court, 3 pages, List 21.

COLLINS, Francis Joseph, Christchurch, New Zealand, applied to join police force in 1912; had been in the New Zealand force.  3 pages, List 49.

COLLIS, Abraham, 1862, for re-employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.  (See also COLLES).

COLLYER, William Bridge.  Pearson Thompson, barrister, Castlemaine, 1860, recommends him for a J.P.  3 pages, List 26.

COLLYNS, Davenport, Geelong, 1857, for employment, gives background, 4 pages, List 36.

COLLYNS, Davenport, Geelong, 1859, for a clerkship, gives background, 3 pages, List 8.

COLLYNS, Davenport W., Geelong, 1860, two letters, gives background, 9 pages, List 24.

COLLYNS, Davenport W., Geelong, 1860, for employment, List 25.

COLVILLE, Hugh, Richmond, writes 1857 asking for 6 weeks leave of absence, medical certificate enclosed – no details as to illness.  List 2.

COMBE, Matthew, Melbourne, 1860, for Crown Prosecutor’s position, 2 pages, List 23.

COMBER, W., Nowshera, North West Frontier, India, applied to join police force in 1912; letter damaged, part missing.  3 pages, List 49.

COMER, Martin Francis, applied for police force in 1916.  He was educated at Hunter’s Hill Sydney, has been in AIF.  1 page, List 43.

COMYNS, Charles.  Melbourne, 1856.  Applies for clerk assistant to Legislative Assembly; has been clerk in Leg. Council for last 2 yrs.  2 pages.

CONOLAN, Bernard, Dunolly, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Tarnagulla, 2 pages, List 27.

CONEY, Bicknell, Sandhurst, 1856, for warden on the goldfields, graduate of Exeter College Oxford.  3 pages, List 2.

CONNELL, William, Melbourne, 1859, for position for himself and wife as messenger and office keeper at Master in Equity department; father William was an Irish attorney, 3 pages, List 11.

CONNELL, William, Collingwood, 1860.  For appointment for himself and wife as Crier and Court Keeper in County Court, father a Dublin attorney.  Gives employment history, arrived 1852.  3 pages, List 20.

CONROY, Richard.  Alberton, 1851, constable, applies for position as chief constable at Flooding Creek.

CONSIDINE, J., Northcote, 1916, for clerical position in police force, has a slight physical disability, can’t do labouring; is 30 years.  Has previously worked as a sly grog detective.  4 pages, List 43.

CONWAY, James, Melbourne, 1858, formerly in police force, for employment as Turnkey, 2 pages, List 37.

COOK, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, testimonials on file.  8 pages. List 2.

COOK, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 7 pages, List 4.

COOK, F.C., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, in employ of C. Denny of Mount Moriac, 3 pages, List 4.

COOK, William, Daylesford, 1857, for appointment as Collector of Electoral Roll there.  2 pages, List 3.

COOKE, Samuel J., Geelong, 1854, late Sub Treasurer Geelong, seeks another appointment.  5 pages.

COOKE, William, Melbourne, 1857, for clerk of county court Beechworth.  4 pages, List 2.

COOKE, William, Melbourne, 1857, for employment at Beechworth, gives very detailed background, references on file, 13 pages, List 36.

COOKE, William, Beechworth, 1858, for Bailiff and Clerk there, 3 pages, List 6.

COOMBES, H., Staff Sgt Major, Port Louis, Mauritius, applied to join the police force in 1909, gives background, 27 years, Irish, married.  4 pages, List 45.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Brunswick, 1860, for a clerkship, has six children, 3 pages, List 21.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 4 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 27.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 pages, List 29.

COPE, Frederick Charles, Melbourne, 1862, for any vacancy, 2 pages, List 30.

CORCORAN, William Henry, Sandridge, 1856, applies for appointment as librarian at public library, was from Co Wicklow, copies of testimonials on file.

COSTELLO, Peter, Collingwood, 1860, for Keeper of the County Court, worked as a cabinet maker in Dublin, 3 pages.

COSTIN, E.T., Melbourne, 1853, a surveyor like his father, 3 pages, List 13.

COTT, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is valuator for Melbourne corporation, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

COUCHMAN, Margaret, Hawthorn, applied for an increase in allowance as court cleaner, 1891.  3 pages, List 42.

COUGHLIN, John E., Fitzroy, applied for detective force in 1917, 27 years, married, son of Constable Coughlin; no vacancy.  3 pages, List 42.

COURTIS, John, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

COURTNEY, Francis, Audit Office, 1860, for employment as messenger in Insolvent Court, reference on file.  3 pages.

COURTNEY, Francis, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 19.

COURTNEY, Francis, Audit Office, 1860, for messenger elsewhere, is assistant messenger there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 21

COWAN, Thomas, Ballarat, 1857, mining surveyor, for appointment as principal surveyor there, 3 pages, List 4.

COWLEY, G.E., Herald Office, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment, encloses copies of testimonials from former employers, is 33, married, and the son of an Irish gentleman, is the accountant there.  3 pages, List 2.

COWLEY, G.E., Richmond, 1857, actuary, arrived 1852, lists employers, 2 pages, List 39.

COWPER, William, Tarnagulla, 1859, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 17.

COYLE, Matthew J., 1856, for government employment, is eldest surviving son of late James of Dublin, gives family history, references on file, 12 pages, List 4.

COX, Alexander Dick, Wedderburn, 1859, for position as Bailiff, reference on file, 5 pages, List 22.

COX, Alexander Frederick, Wedderburn, 1858; applies for appointment as Coroner there, 3 pages, List 4.

COX, Francis Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, surgeon, for appointment, wife is niece of Benjamin Powell, references on file, some duplicated.  12 pages, List 39.

COX, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act, testimonial enclosed.

CRABBE, Thomas, Portland, 1856, in legal partnership with Mr. Dodd, seeks Coroner’s position, 2 pages, List 40.

CRABBE, Thomas, Dunolly, 1861, for Coroner, is a solicitor, married and has a family, 4 pages, List 32.

CRAIG, G.N., Melbourne, 1858, for police magistrate; formerly held Grange station near Hamilton, gives background.  5 pages, List 5.

CRAIG, G.N., Melbourne, 1859, for police magistrate at Portland during incumbent Blair’s absence. 3 pages, List 6.

CRAIG, G.N., Collingwood, 1859, for police magistrate, has been a Commissioner of the Peace for over 6 years; his booklet Register of Deeds and Change of Laws relating to Real Property on file, 14 pages, List 18.

CRAIG, R., Mentley Farm, Puckeridge, Ware, Hertforshire, England, applied to join police force in 1911; he was a Scot, 30 years.  2 pages, List 48.

CRANFORD, [CRAWFORD??] W.N., Melbourne, 1857, details government employment history, auctioneer at Castlemaine, retrenched, 10 pages, List 41.

CRAVEN, John, Prahran, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act. testimonials on file.

CRAVEN, John, Prahran, 1856, further letter re  employment under new Electoral Act.

CRAVEN, John, Town Clerk, Prahran, 1857; for Collector of electoral roll.  3 pages, List 3.

CRAVEN, Richard B., Prahran, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives background, 2 pages, List 16.

CRAWFORD, Francis, Fitzroy, 1860, for office of court keeper and crier of the county court, has been acting as constable there, and previously at city police court.  2 pages.

CRAWFORD, Francis, Melbourne, 1862, is in police force, for Bailiff position, 2 pages, List 30.

CRAWFORD, William, Melbourne, 1853, has worked in Scotland as a surveyor, two letters, 3 pages, List 15.

CRAWFORD, William N., McIvor Creek, for magistrate’s position, two letters, 4 pages, List 16.

CRAWFORD, William N., E. Melbourne, 1857, two letters, declines position as less than previously paid, 4 pages, List 39.

CRAWFORD, [CRANFORD??] W.N., Melbourne, 1857, details government employment history, auctioneer at Castlemaine, retrenched, 10 pages, List 41.

CREBER, P.W., Melbourne, 1857, for clerkship, reference on file, 4 pages, List 38.

CREUZE, A.W., Ballarat Times Office, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in Sth Aust. Government service, 2 pages, List 39.

CRICHTON, Peter, Donnybrook, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

CROOK, Joseph Thomas, Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, memorial from residents on file, 5 pages, List 7.

CROOK, W.E., Gisborne, 1862, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 28.

CROSLAND, George, Dunolly, 1859, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 17.

CROSLAND, George, Inglewood, 1860, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 23.

CROSS, W., Warrnambool, for employment on the railways.  Left London to join brother in law William HURST in Melbourne, but his business turned bad.  3 pages, List 34.

CROSSEN, Henry, Smythesdale, 1860, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 21.

CROW, George, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England, applied to join the police force in 1912.  Is in London Metropolitan Police force, 29 years.  3 pages, List 48.

CROWE, T.H., Tranmere, Birkenhead England, wrote in 1911 re joining police force; 26 years, in force there.  Small photo in uniform.  6 pages, List 47.

CROWE, W.L., Millicent, South Australia, applied for police force in 1915, was rejected by military; reference on file.  5 pages, List 44.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles Edward, Melbourne, 1857; has been informed his position in the Audit Office is to be abolished, seeks another appointment.  4 pages, List 3.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles, Melbourne, 1857, retrenched from Audit Office, gives background, son of a clergyman, has a M.A. etc., 2 pages, List 38.

CRUICKSHANK, Charles E., Sandhurst, 1862, seeks transfer to coastal position, List 30.

CRUMPE, [PUMPE?], Francis, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, held similar position in Dublin, 3 pages, List 7.

CUE, George, Kilmore, 1852, for employment, references on file.  List 28.

CULLEN-WARD, William, Sydney, wrote in 1907 giving full details of his son Stanley’s army and police work in Cape Town and asking for a position in the Victorian force.  He was currently in Mombasa, had been a bodyguard to royalty etc. 2 pages, List 44.

CUMMING, Edward, Steiglitz, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 7.

CUNLIFFE, Edmund, Fryers Town, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, was acquainted with Govr. Barkly, 1 page, List 38.

CUNLIFFE, Edward, Melbourne, 1857; previously in 3rd Royal Lancashire Militia, seeks position as junior Warden on the goldfields.  2 letters, 8 pages, List 3.

CURR, Edward M., Uabba, Lachlan River, Deniliquin, 1861, for employment, father Edward, of St Helliers, was a long-time employee.  Two copies of same letter, sent to different officials.  8 pages, List 26.

CURR, Walter, 1861, for permanent position, is employed temporarily, 3 pages, List 33.

CURRAN, James, [no address] 1856, returned from Crimea, seeks government employment, was in Navy.

CURRIE, John, Ararat, 1857, for Coroner, is a doctor.  4 pages, List 39.

CURTAIN, Mary, Richmond, widow of John, late MP, asks for job for son Patrick John in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

CURTAIN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1857, as messenger at Parliament House, is a brother of Mrs. Dwyer of Barible Hills, 2 pages, List 4.

CURTAYNE, Thomas W.R., Charlton, 1860, for Coroner at Fiery Creek, 2 pages.

CURTIN, Patrick, Melbourne, 1857, for position as messenger at Parliament House, references on file; 2 letters, is a brother of Mrs. Dwyer of Mount Moriac.  6 pages  List 2.

CURWOOD, J.B.  Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

CUSACK, James B., Buninyong, 1857, for position of mining surveyor.  Two letters, 7 pages, List 3.

CUSACK, T., Melbourne.  Queries lack of reply to his request to join the NSW police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 50.

CUSWORTH, Joseph, Collingwood, 1854.  Formerly a clerk in La Trobe’s office, resigned; now seeks government employment.  9 pages.

CUTCHON, W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Messenger to Parliament or any other government employment.

CUTHBERT, George, Ballarat, 1858, for a clerkship; is married, with three children, has been connected with the law.  3 pages, List 5.

CUTHBERT, George J., Melbourne, 1861, gives address, 2 pages, List 22

CUTHBERT, Henry G., in Survey Dept., 1856, applies for some better appointment; as it does not become the son of a commissioned British Officer.

CUTHBERT, Kingston, Melbourne, 1853; two letters is a son of an officer in the 82nd Foot, reference on file, 3 pages, List 15.

CUTTEN, Charles Edward, Sandhurst, 1860, an attorney, seeks re-appointment, 3 pages, List 28.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CUTTEN/CUTTER, Charles Edward, Sandhurst, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 36.

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DAER, Walter T.  Wrote from Meredith in 1899, son of the late police Sergeant of Belmont.  Gives schooling, ‘from private reverses’ seeks government employment.  2 pages, List  41.

DAILY, George Philip, Collingwood, 1857, formerly in Customs at Southampton, for employment, 2 pages, List 4.

DALY, Dennis Bowes, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 11.

DALY, James, Warden, Ballarat, 1857.  Forwards application from brother Jerome for government employment, some background given.  Three letters, 9 pages, List 3.

DALY, Jerome, Ballarat 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat, 3 pages, List 5.

DANBY, Henry William, Smythes Creek, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 9.

DANIELL, John, Brighton, 1860, for employment, 4 pages, List 20.

D’ARCY, De Burgh, Melbourne, 1857, applies for re-instatement in government service, appointed sub inspector of police 1853, gives details of service, discharged when government reduced numbers. 12 pages, List 2.

D’ARCY, L.G., Kurugama [Tea] Estate Peradeniya Ceylon, applied for police force in 1907.  2 pages, List 44.

DASH, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 5 pages, List 7.

DATE, F.A., Woady Yallock, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, N.M., Geelong, 1853, applies for position as surveyor, 4 pages, List 13.

DAVIDSON, William E., Melbourne, 1862.  Matthew ROBINSON of Bothwell Tasmania, a relative, writes on his behalf; he is being retrenched from the public service.  Davidson’s letter to Robinson is written both across and down the page, and difficult to read.  6 pages, List 34.

DAVIES, Arthur, Prahran, 1856, applies for employment.

DAVIES, Edmund, Melbourne, 1862, for employment, copy of references on file, one from Manchester UK in 1855, 3 pages, List 28.

DAVIES, M.N. (?), St. Kilda, 1857, grandson of Sir Anthony HART, 20 yrs, was in Essex Rifles, 3 pages, List 36

DAVISON, Thomas, Ballarat, 1858, for clerkship, has wife and two children, formerly Bailiff, 2 pages, List 34.

DAVISON, Thomas, Ballarat, 1858, for Court Keeper and Messenger, formerly Bailiff there, references on file, 5 pages, List 35.

DAWSON, Henry G., Collingwood, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 37.

DAY, John, Prahran, 1856, is the son of an Army officer who served in 7th Royal Fusiliers,  and in Peninsular Wars, and died in 1854 in London; he is 22, lost the use of his left arm through a paralytic stroke, seeks government employment.

DEAN, Henry Dacre, Korong, 1859, for Coroner; printed testimonials on file, 6 pages, List 9.

DEAN, Thomas, Kilmore, for Bailiff, formerly in 11th Regiment and police department, references on file and military parchment certificate, 7 pages, List 34

DE COURCY, James, Richmond, 1856, arrived Adelaide 1853, came to Victorian gold diggings, lost money, seeks employment, gives background, family in Co Cork Ireland, 43 years.  3 pages, List 40.

DEEGAN, John, Melbourne, 1862, in parliamentary stables, but services no longer required, seeks employment, 4 pages, List 27.

DELANEY, W.H., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in government employ, but was reduced.  3 pages, List 4.

DELANY, -.  1856. Reduced from Immigration Office; George RUSDEN writes in his favour, has testimonials from ‘persons whose position and influence may be known to you, Lord Naas being one.’  2 pages, List 40.

DELPHINE, Frederick P., Devonport Tasmania, seeks employment in police force in 1917.  List 42.

DEMBINSKI, Le Comte Jean, Melbourne, 1856, offers his services in the Mining Dept. CONNECTION FOUND.

DEMBINSKI, Count John, 1856, submits scheme to prevent bank forgeries. CONNECTION FOUND.

DEMBINSKI, Count John, Melbourne, 1857, for employment in mining department, has now become naturalised. 5 pages, List 2. CONNECTION FOUND.

DENNYS, Augustus Frederick, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DENNYS, Augustus Frederick, Ballarat, 1857, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 4.

DESPREZ, Frederic, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DEVINE, Lawrence, Melbourne, 1862, for messenger position, 2 pages, List 29.

DEVLIN, Bernard, Daylesford, 1880, for employment, formerly in Education Department.  4 pages, List 41.

DICKASON, John Greenwood, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 6 pages, List 7.

DICKSON, D., Wakarara via Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, applied for police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 46.

DILLON, J., Gunner, 4th Battery, R.F.A, Rawal Pindi India; applied for police force in 1911.  3 pages, List 47.

DIVERS (?) George R., Bendigo, 1856, a newspaper agent, seeks clerkship, 2 pages, List 4.

DIXON, Henry R., Ararat, 1857, for Clerkship, has ‘served an apprecenticeship to a Lawyer in Scotland’.  4 pages, List 36.

DIXON, Thomas H., Superintendent of Convict Establishment at Fremantle, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment; gives background.  File includes numerous references from government officials there.  18 pages. List 2.

DOBBIN, C.S., Police Court Williamstown, 1860, for promotion, 4 pages, List 24.

DOBBIN, C.S., Police Court Williamstown, 1860, for promotion, reference on file, 4 pages, List 25.

DOBSON, James, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

DODD, Frederick William, Pleasant Creek, 1859, late Bailiff, seeks other employment, 3 pages.  Petition from residents recommending him, 4 pages.  List 10.  CONNECTION FOUND.

DONAGHY, John¸ Melbourne, 1857; appointed assistant training master at Model School, but position not renewed.  Complains of his treatment; background given.  29 pages, List 3.

DONNE, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

DOPPING, William, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act,6 pages, List 4.

DORAN, George, Melbourne, 1858, ships’ agent and broker, for Magistrate, 3 pages, List 41.

DOVETON, F.C., Melbourne, 1860, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 25.

DOVETON, F.C., St. Kilda, 1862, four letters seeking employment, references on file, 14 pages, List 27.

DOVETON, F.C.  File covers his resignation in 1860 after investigation of his behaviour, to requests for re-examination of his case and requests for employment in 1862, 44 pages.  Also 24 page large petition from Daylesford residents in his favour.  List 30.

DOVETON, F.C., St. Kilda, 1863, for Police Magistrate at Swan Hill, has suffered ‘great privations’.  4 pages, List 35.

DOWER, J.M. Bendigo, wrote in 1911.  Son John has been appointed a junior clerk in police force, but is teaching and needs to do one exam more; asks if appointment can be delayed.  3 pages, List 48.

DOWLING, E.C., North Dartmoor, queries rejection of son’s application for police force in 1909.  8 pages, List 45.

DOWNER, Henry, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine.  3 pages, List 2.

DOWNEY, Redmond, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

DOWNEY, Stephen, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1909 to join the police force; he was born Ireland, 27 years.  4 pages, List 46.

DOWNING, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, introducing Daniel S. LEESE for government employment.  Leese’s letter has copies of references from London and various ships’ captains under whom he served as purser.

DOYLE, J.T.F. [S.T.F.?] Bacchus Marsh, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

DOYLE, James, Melbourne, 1861, for employment in railways; was for 20 years in the Irish constabulary, mostly in Co. Roscommon.  2 pages, List 33.

DOYLE, John J., Melbourne, 1857, for employment; applied before but not appointed, 3 pages, List 4.

DOYLE, S.T.F., [J.T.F.?] Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 40.

DOYLE, Thomas, Geelong, 1853, newly arrived from England, 39 years, has taught surveying, 2 pages, List 15.

DRUMMOND, William, Melbourne, 1857, was assistant commissioner of the gold fields at Avoca, but position abolished in 1855. Went to England, now returned and seeks reappointment in government service.   12 pages, List 2.

DRURY, A.H., Lincoln, England, in city police there in 1913.  Applies for force.  2 pages, List 46.

DRY, Richard, Lexton, 1856, requests assistance to enable him to practice as a conveyancer.

DRY, Richard, Temple Court, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 36

DRY, Richard, Sandhurst, 1859, is a relation of Sir Richard Dry of Tasmania, has a legal background, married, seeks assistance, 4 pages, List 17.

DUDGEON, T.V. Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House.

DUDGEON, T.V., Melbourne, 1856,  renews application for employment.

DUGGAN, James, Melbourne,1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House.

DUKE, Laurence P., Melbourne, 1853, Irish, is an engineer, 2 pages, List 15.

DUKES, Major Charles, Prahran, 1860, for Magistrate’s position.  3 pages, List 21.

DUMAS, A.G., Sydney, 1854.  Two letters re his appointment in civil service in Victoria.  4 pages, List 3.

DUNN, George, Collingwood, 1859, is in government service, wants another position, claims relationship to Richard Ireland, 3 pages, List 22.

DUNNE, Joseph, Melbourne 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has been dispenser at various goldfields; encloses testimonial from F. Knox Orme, Avoca.  5 pages, List 2.

DUNNE, William H., 1860, Bacchus Marsh, reference on file, 4 pages, List 28.

DUNNING, Daniel, North Athlone, Co Roscommon Ireland, applied to join police force in 1913; 21 years.  3 pages, List 47.

DURHAM, Joseph Banks, Melbourne, 1858, father was private secretary to Sir Joseph Banks, gives background, 3 pages, List 35.

DURHAM, R.G., South Yarra, 1857, is an old colonist, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

DURHAM, Robert, Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

DWYER, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

DWYER, John, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment, no personal details given.  4 pages, List 2.

DWYER, John, East Collingwood, 1862, for promotion, two letters, 5 pages, List 30.

DWYER, Peter, Geelong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, gives employment background, 3 pages, List 8.

DYER, A. St. John.  Williamstown, 1857.  For appointment of Ship Keeper on board one of the Hulks. 3 pages.

EADES, Henry, Melbourne, 1860, for crier and court keeper at County Court, 3 pages.

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EADES, Henry, Melbourne, 1860, seeks re-instatement as messenger, 2 pages, List 23.

EADES, N. George, East Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly a clerk of works in Colonial Architect’s office, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

EADES, Richard, Melbourne, 1857, for city Coroner, 3 pages, List 39.

EARDLEY WILMOT, Charles, Sorell, VDL, 1854, for assistant colonial secretary.  5 pages.

EARL, Francis John, Melbourne, 1857, for messenger, 2 pages, List 39.

EARLE, Francis John, Melbourne, 1857, seeks government employment.  4 pages, List 2.

EARLE, James, Kyneton, 1859, for government employment, holds Londonderry testimonials, 3 pages, List 6.

EARLE, James, Melbourne, 1859, for position as porter, 3 pages, List 9.

EARLS, Thomas, St. Kilda, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

EASTWOOD, H.S., Belfast (Port Fairy) 1860, for Bailiff, reference on file, 3 pages, another letter, 2 pages, List 24.

EASTWOOD, H.S., Port Fairy, 1860, for Bailiff, ref on file, 4 pages, List 25.

EASTWOOD, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for position in Agricultural Dept.  2 pages, List 3.

EASTWOOD, Herbert, S.S. Cevic Melbourne, applied for police force in 1911; reference on file.  4 pages, List 48.

ECCLESTON, Herbert, Liverpool England; applied for police force in 1911, 22 years, is in force there.  3 pages, List 48.

EDDINGTON, H. Graham, Caramut, 1860, for position as a J.P., 2 pages, List 20.

EDKINS, Charles, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

EDWARDS, Joseph, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, resident nearly four years, 4 pages, List 4.

EDWARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, memorial from local residents in support, 4 pages, List 4.

EDWARDS, Frederick A., Municipal offices, Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Daylesford, 3 pages, List 5.

EDWARDS, James F., Black Forest, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 19.

EDWARDS, Thomas, Melbourne, 1860, he is Supreme Court Librarian, seeks position for brother in law (un-named), 2 pages, List 21

EGAN, James, Majors Line Station, 1861, for appointment as Commissioner of Peace, 3 pages, List 26.

EGAN, Stephen, Pentridge, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, long resident, 3 pages, List 7.

EGAN, Stephen, Pentridge, 1857; an old resident in district, seeks position as Electoral Registrar.  3 pages, List 3.

EICKE, F.W., Melbourne, 1856, for employment in public service, formerly clerk to the Bench at Colac, now an auctioneer.

EKINS, H.C.W., Castlemaine, 1861, for promotion, 4 pages, List 28.

ELDERTON, Charles Miles, Melbourne, 1857, recommendation from his father Charles on file, his mother is the daughter of Captain Prescott, killed at the battle of Salamanca, verifying letters on file, 15 pages, List 4.

ELKINGTON, John , Geelong 1855 and Melbourne 1856, 7 yrs in colony chiefly at Geelong in business, has a wife and 9 children.  8 pages.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1856, for clerk in one of the Legislative Houses;  arrived over 7yrs ago, engaged in business pursuits, but not a successful colonist.  Married with a family of nine children, has chiefly lived in Geelong and Queenscliffe.

ELKINGTON, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1856, for clerkship, 3 pages, List 40.

ELKINGTON, John, Collingwood, 1857, for appointment as census enumerator at South Grant.  4 pages,  List 2.

ELLERY, Victor John, Ballarat, applied for the police force in 1909.  4 pages, List 45.

ELLIOTT, John W., Caledonia Club Melbourne, applied to join police force in 1913.  1 page, List 50.

ELLIOTT, William.  Melbourne, 1857, seeks re-employment, services dispensed with in 1854.  Formerly in India, left Madras for benefit of health in 1852.  3 pages

ELLIS, -.  Petition from two clergymen at South Yarra and Prahran in his favour, he has been a solicitor for nearly fifty years, has been ill and unable to work, now destitute, they seek government employment for him, 2 pages, List 18.

ELLIS, Edward Davies, Dandenong, 1860, for a  clerkship, 3 pages, List 20.

ELLIS, Frederick, Melbourne, 1862, for Warden’s Office at Sandhurst, 3 pages, List 32.

ELLIS, Maurice, Melbourne, 1857, for government employment, brother is now chief clerk in sheriff’s office.  2 pages,  List 2.

ELLISS, John M., Dandenong, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

ELSTON, S.G., Hong Kong, applied to join police forece in 1911; 22 years, in British Army.  2 pages, List 48.

EMERSON, John, Melbourne, 1856, wants employment, reminds department they have his testimonials, 1 page, List 40.

EMERSON, John J., South Melbourne, 1856, solicitor in Ireland, for employment, two letters, List 40.

EPSTEIN, Baruch Leon, Melbourne, 1858, for employment in railways, 3 pages, List 15.

ESCOTT, W.P., Melbourne, 1856, for clerkship, 3 pages. List 2.

EVANS, M? Hornby, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, 3 pages, List 36.

EVANS, Thomas Hornby, Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Fitzroy, held same position ‘at home’.  3 pages, List 5.

EVANS, William, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

EVERSHED, H., Melbourne, surveyor, gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

EWING, Samuel, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

EXSHAW, John Jnr., Terowie, South Australia, applies for police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

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FAIRS, William, Pleasant Creek, 1859, for Bailiff there, recommended by Judge Clarke, 4 pages, List 18.

FALLON, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, formerly in police force, injured, 37 years in public service, asks employment as messenger Parliament House.

FARANGE, H., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

FARANGE, H., Campbellfield, 1857, is acquainted with road making.  2 pages,  List 2.

FARLEY, John Henry, 1860, seeks re-employment, references on file, 8 pages, List 19.

FARLEY, John Henry, South Yarra, 1860, further letter re employment, 2 pages, List 19.

FARQUHARSON, H.H., Melbourne, 1858, for employment for his son Arthur, 2 pages, List 37.

FARRAR, A.V., Ballarat East, applied for employment in 1913; joined police force in 1888, left because of ill health in 1893.  4 pages, List 47.

FARRELL, Daniel, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

FARRER, James S., Buninyong, 1860, for re-instatement in public service, 5 pages, List 19.

FAWSSETT, Leonard, Beechworth, 1857; is clerk in police office there, seeks another appointment.  Reference from Robert O’Hara Burke on file.  6 pages, List 3.

FAYRER, Joseph, Melbourne, many years in government employment in England, copies of letters re his employment there, 12 pages, List 38.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, his current government position is to be abolished, seeks another, 5 pages, List 6.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, is being retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 6.

FEINAIGLE, Charles Gregory, South Yarra, 1859, formerly in government, 2 pages, List 8.

FEINAGLE, Charles Gregory, Melbourne, 1859, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 19.

FENWICK, R. Wyndham, Melbourne, 1859, for Coroner of Ovens District, has been a Coroner in Tasmania, reference on file, 4 pages, List 10.

FERRIS, John, Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, was appointed schoolmaster on board the government emigration ship Statesman, recently arrived.

FIELD, John, formerly of Albury, carpenter, recommended for police force in 1887 by J.W. MacKAY, Selbourne Chambers, Melbourne.  4 pages, List 42.

FIGGES, J.A., Richmond, 1858, for appointment, 4 pages, List 40.

FILES, John, Collingwood, 1860, for messenger, holds public service position, but being discharged.  2 pages, List 19.

FINDLAY, John, Melbourne Club, 1859, M.D., for police magistrate at Portland during incumbent Blair’s absence, 4 pages, List 6.

FINN, P.J., Inglewood, 1861, for Crown Prosecutor, 2 pages, List 22

FINNIS, William, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FISHER, David, Roslyn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act for Mount Moriac, 3 pages, List 7.

FISHER, John, Melbourne, 1856, clerk, police pay office, reduced, seeks another appointment, 3 yrs there.  4 pages.

FISHER, Marmaduke W., Warrnambool, 1856, for post master at Belfast, conducts national school there, broke his leg recently, needs ‘quieter kind of employment’ for leg to heal.  3 pages. List 2.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Nth. Melbourne, 1856, for Bailiff, 5 pages, List 37.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Nth. Melbourne, 1856, for employment, gives family connections, has lost money, has a wife and daughter to support, paper torn in middle.  3 pages, List 40.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1858, for Bailiff at Castlemaine, 2 pages, List 35.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Melbourne, 1857, for Assistant Inspector, 1 page, List 39.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Melbourne, 1858, for Bailiff, 3 pages, List 37.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 9.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1859, for Bailiff position, 2 pages, List 10.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1860, for Inspector of Distilleries, 3 pages, List 19.

FITZMAURICE, Lewis, Dunolly, 1860, is Bailiff there, but salary is insufficient, seeks increase.  3 pages, List 21.

FITZPATRICK, David, Ballarat, 1857, J.P., for a Stipendiary Magistrate, 3 pages, List 39.

FITZPATRICK, F., Dromana, 862, for Bailiff, 2 pages, List 34.

FITZPATRICK, P.C., Ballarat, 1857; for district mining surveyor.  2 pages, List 3.

FLANNERY, Owen, Geelong, 1858, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

FLEMING, P.D., Castlemartyre, Co Cork Ireland, applied to join the police force in 1912.  2 pages, List 49.

FLETCHER, Henry, Collingwood, 1856, for copying clerk, 2 pages, List 40.

FLETCHER, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FLETCHER, John P., North Melbourne, 1857, can produce testimonials.  3 pages,  List 2.

FLETCHER, John P., Melbourne, 1856, formerly in government employ in Scotland, uncle is an officer in 65th Regiment in New Zealand.  3 pages, List 2.

FLETCHER, Peter P., Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service.

FLINT, Frederick Linsey, Melbourne, for re-appointment as valuator, 1891; references on file, 17 pages, List 42.

FLOOD, J. Charles, Fitzroy, 1862, formerly in British army, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

FLYNN. F.J., formerly R/C teacher at Mount Moriac; applies for employment in 1855.  List 44.

FOGARTY, Patrick Strachan, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 6 pages, List 7.

FOLEY, Herbert, Melbourne, 1856, for position as collector of the electoral rolls.  3 pages,  List 2.

FOLEY, James, Melbourne, 1857, for employment in the public service, was formerly in the service for 11 years, reluctantly resigned in 1855 to accompany brother to New Zealand.  3 pages,  List 2.

FORBES, David, Sydney, 1857, for Inspector General of Penal Establishments; is police magistrate there.  8 pages, List 3.

FORBES, J. Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, submits a claim for compensation for losing his clerkship.  3 pages,. List 2.

FORBES, J. Aug.  Melbourne, 1857, for Powder Magazine Keeper at Castlemaine. 2 pages.

FORBES, J. Augustus, Melbourne, 1857, for re-employment, reference on file, 14 pages, List 36.

FORBES, J. Aug.  Swan Hill, 1860, for promotion, gives employment history, 6 pages, List 25.

FORBES, Robert, Hawthorn, 1858.  Formerly in Irish Constabulary, superannuated out, has a wife and six children, 2 pages, List 6.

FORBES, T.J., Melbourne, for chief clerk law offices, seven years manager of Deeds Branch, 3 pages, List 5.

FORBES, Thomas John, 1856, in Chief Sec’s office, for promotion, 2 pages, List 40.

FORREST, Herbert, Cairns, Qld., applied for police force in 1915; has served in Qld police, 21 years.  1 page, List 44.

FORREST, Montray [?] Melbourne, 1858, has been employed in Census Department, seeks another position, reference on file, 4 pages, List 14.

FORREST, Robert, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, has done similar work interstate, 2 pages, List 7.

FORSTER, C., Melbourne, 1856.  Appointed gaoler at Beechworth, he declined taking up position because of the conditions.  Asks another position.  Arrived in colony about 2 yrs previously, had been employed in British civil service, joined mounted police, wounded at Eureka etc.  Series of letters.

FORSTER, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in police force, reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

FOSTER, C., Keeper of H.M. Gaol Ballarat, 1858; for appointment as deputy sheriff, 2 pages, List 5.

FOSTER, George, Taradale, 1859, for Bailiff, petition from residents in support on file, 10 pages, List 18.

FOTHERINGHAM, B.J., Geelong, 1857, for a clerkship; is the son of an army officer.  4 pages, List 3.

FOTHERINGHAM, R.J., Melbourne, 1858, son of a Colonel in the British Army, 3 pages, List 41.

FOULKE, C.D., Melbourne, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 28.

FOX, James, Melbourne, 1859, for employment, 4 pages, List 8.

FOX, Thomas, Bombala, NSW, 1861, is Clerk of Petty Sessions there, seeks appointment as Police Magistrate for border district, 6 pages, List 26.

FOX, William Henry, Castlemaine, 1856, for collector of electoral lists for Castlemaine district.  Second letter details his actions and asks for same position following year. 4 pages, List 2.

FRAMPTON, Charles, Amherst, 1857; for Chinese Interpreter, has acted in that capacity before.  Unflattering comment on file.  12 pages, 1857.  CONNECTION FOUND

FRANKS, J.E.F., Collingwood, 1856, for employment in Houses  of Parliament or elsewhere, has been a Tide Waiter in Customs Dept, but discharged due to reductions in the department.

FRANKS, J.E.F., [no address] 1856, previously applied for employment as messenger at Parliament House, asks if he has been successful.

FRANKS, J.E.F., Melbourne, 1857, is temporary messenger at Parliament House, but salary is ‘totally inadequate’, has a wife and three children, seeks permanent employment elsewhere.  2 pages,  List 2.

FRASER, Alexander, Smythes Creek, 1857, for a clerkship, is a Scottish Writer or Attorney, university educated, son of Hugh of Co. Haddington, gives detailed account of his involvement in Eureka.  5 pages, List 3.

FRASER, Hugh, Castlemaine, 1853, has worked on railways in Scotland and England, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

FRASER, James S.M., Ballarat, 1857; for Warden on the goldfields, is a nephew of Major General Sir Alexander Woodford.  6 pages, List 3.

FRAZER, John P., Richmond, 1856, for employment as messenger at Parliament House, second letter requests return of testimonials.

FRENCHAM, William, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

FRICKER, G.C., Collingwood, 1857.  Letter addressed to T.T. a’Beckett, begging for employment for sake of wife and child, formerly in his employ, 6 pages, List 36

FRICKER, G.C., Ararat, 1859; Judge Langton Clarke recommends him for Crier there, 4 pages, List 18.

FRIEND, F.R., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

FRIPP, G., Metro Police, Lewisham, London England, applied to join police force in 1912.  3 pages, List 49.

FRIZZELL, John, Williamstown, 1860, for employment, copy of reference on file, 3 pages.  Another letter on same subject, 2 pages,  List 19.

FRYER, Alfred, North Melbourne, 1858, for messenger at the Supreme Court, was clerk to a London barrister, 2 pages, List 37.

FURNISS, Thomas, Collingwood, 1857, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 38.

FURNISS, Thomas, Fitzroy, 1862, formerly in service, for re-employment, 2 pages, List 28

FYNMORE, James A., Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 26.

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GAITSKELL, W., Melbourne, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

GALBRAITH, Hugh, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, for Kilmore district, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

GALBRAITH, James, Cathcart, for Coroner at Pleasant Creek, 2 pages, List 21.

GALBRAITH, James, Ararat, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 27.

GALE, E.B., Collingwood, 1857, as messenger at Parliament House, reference from Alfred ROSS on file.  4 pages,  List 2.

GALLAGHER, J., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, has served in Customs Department, 3 pages, List 4.

GALLWEY, Morgan, Melbourne, 1862, two letters and reference, 10 pages, List 28.

GALLWEY, Morgan, Melbourne, 1862, resigned as Bailiff, seeks another position, three letters, 10 pages, List 34.

GANE, James, Beechworth, 1859, for Coroner there, 3 pages, List 18.

GARDINER, Wilton, Prahran, 1853, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 15.

GARDNER, Henry, Emerald hill, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, names referees, 2 pages, List 40.

GARRATT, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1856, for assistant Bailiff, father was bailiff to Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, 1 page, List 40.

GARVEY, Thomas, Perth, applied to join police force in 1912.  2 pages, List 48.

GASKILL, Lacy, Heathcote, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 6.

GASKILL, Lacy, Tarnagulla, 1860, for employment, has been employed in a lawyer’s office, reference on file, 3 pages, List 25.

GASQUOINE, Samuel, Maryborough, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 26.

GATES, Charles Samuel, Carlton, 1861, Irish, for employment, 3 pages, List 31.

GAUNT, James R., Melbourne, 1852, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 13

GAUNT, John M., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act for his brother James of Ballarat.  4 pages, List 4.

GAUNT, William H., Indigo, 1858, is Warden and Police Magistrate there.  Requests to be transferred to staff of department as injured in accident, 4 pages, List 5.

GAUNT, William H., Chiltern, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 3 pages, List 32.

GEDDES, Thomas, Kew, employed in Lunacy Department in 1912, would like to transfer to police force.  2 pages, List 49.

GEORGE, Joseph, Brunswick, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 36.

GETTINGS, M., Beechworth, asked in 1907 if brother Nicholas who applied for the police force and was rejected, could be reconsidered.  3 pages, List 44.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1854, for curator of the new public library.  2 pages.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1856, for Curator of the Public Library, 2 pages, List 40.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1858, for analyst position, two letters, reference on file, 6 pages; further letter, 3 pages, List 37.

GIBBONS, William Sydney, Melbourne, 1859, for chemical analyst position, was assistant to late Dr. Maund, copy of reference on file; identical letter further on, 4 pages each, List 22.

GIBBS, Robert, Castlemaine, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

GIBSON, Edward, Geelong, 1854.  Encloses copies of numerous references from insurance companies in England; has been disappointed ‘in the success of the Undertaking which induced me to leave England’.  28 pages.

GIBSON, John L.D., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Crowlands, 2 pages, List 8.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, family from Dublin, copies of references on file, 15 pages, List 18.

GIBTON, Robert, A.B., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages; another letter, 2 pages, List 19.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1860, for a permanent position, 2 pages, List 20.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1861, for any vacancy, two letters and reference on file, 4 pages, List 31.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 27.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, several letters re promotion, 10 pages, List 28.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, two letters re employment, 5 pages, List 29.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, series of letters re employment, 13 pages, List 29.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1862, for permanent employment, employed temporarily, 2 pages, List 30.

GIBTON, Robert, Melbourne, 1863, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Sale; reference on file.  4 pages, List 35.

GILBERT, William B., Melbourne, 1856, for Police Court position, arrived 1850, gives employment background, 3 pages, List 40.

GILBERT, William B., Melbourne, 1856, application for shorthand writer for Parliament House, refers to previous letter.

GILBERT, William B., Argus Office, Melbourne, 1857, for position in shorthand writers department; is parliamentary reporter, spent five years in South Australia, details activities there.  Two letters and confidential comment.  10 pages, List 2.

GILBERT, William B., Argus Office, Melbourne, 1857; for position as assistant librarian, 3 pages, List 3.

GILDAY, M.A., Piggoreet, applied to join police force in 1908; 28 years.  2 pages, List 45.

GILHOLEY, Stephen, Toronto, Canada, applied to join police force in 1911; in force there.  2 pages, List 48.

GILL, Henry, Belmont, 1862, for a clerkship, formerly in government employment, 3 pages, List 26.  Another letter, 2 pages, List 26.

GILLAM, Arthur, wrote in 1916, is in Tasmanian police force and seeks employment in Victorian force; copies of references on file.  11 pages, List 43.

GILLESPIE, L.J., Upper Freestone, Warwick, Qld., applied for police force in 1913, formerly in force there; 36 years.  2 pages, List 47.

GILLIGAN, Bernard, 1856, for employment as night watchman or door keeper at Parliament House, testimonial on file.

GINGELL, F., Castlemaine, 1862, two letters seeking employment, 5 pages, List 29.

GINN, Thomas L., South Melbourne, 1856, for appointment in public service, List 1.

GINN, Thomas L., South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 8 pages, List 7.

GLASER DE ST. WILLEBRORD, E., Sydney, 1857, for Chinese Protector for Owens District, letter in French and English.  3 pages,  List 2.

GLASSFORD, Matthew, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 7 pages, List 7.

GLAYSTEIN, Tilman W.  Nth Melbourne, 1855, architect, surveyor and artist, German, speaks several languages. 2 pages.

GLAZEBROOK, Thomas,  Nth Melbourne, 1857.  Is out of employment, has a large and helpless family to support. 3 pages.

GLEESON, Daniel, Melbourne, 1858, for messenger position, 2 pages, List 14.

GLEESON, Martin, Port Melbourne, wrote in 1911; is applying for the old age pension, seeks confirmation he was a candidate for the police force in the 1860s, thus confirming age.  4 pages, List 47.

GLEN, James, Colac, 1857, is Inspector of National Schools, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 36

GLENNON, James, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 19.

GLOVER, John Sneyd, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

GODFREY, Frederick R., Mount Ridley, 1859, for magistrate’s position, has been twelve years in the colony, 2 pages, List 6.

GODFREY, Maurice, Taradale, 1857, for Clerk of Court of Mines, 1 page, List 36

GODFREY, Maurice, Taradale, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

GOLDIE, James J., Port Albert, 1859, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 22.

GOLDIE, William, St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 4 pages, List 7.

GOODBURN, George, Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 4.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1851, for messenger in Colonial Secretary’s dept., is a compositor, unemployed, 27yrs, married, reference from Wm. FORD overseer of Daily News attached.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

GOODE, Joseph, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, gives background, 3 pages, List 29.

GOODE, S., Buninyong, 1862, for employment, is Town Clerk, 2 pages, List 29.

GOODLAD, Joseph, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 4.

GOODMAN, John, Benalla, 1857; writes reference for Mr. WORSLEY, Crown Lands Bailiff, whose position is being abolished.  4 pages, List 3.

GOODRICH, Edward, North Melbourne, 1859; for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 6.

GODRICH, Edward, North Melbourne, 1858, has served in Audit office, two letters, 2 pages, List 41.

GOODSIR, Thomas, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is in Customs service, 4 pages, List 4.

GOODWIN, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, late auctioneer, land agent and valuator, references on file, 4 pages, List 4.

GOODWIN, William, constable, Leicester, England, 26 years; enquired re joining the Victorian police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 50.

GOODY, T., Vacoas, Mauritius, applied to join police force in 1909, he was in the army there and his future wife’s father JONES lives in Kew.  3 pages, List 46.

GORDON, John H., 1854.  Arrived in 1851, appointed to police force, patrolled Castlemaine goldfields.  Refused to obey drunken superior, dismissed, demands investigation; testimonials on file.  3 pages, List 40.

GORDON, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, offers to undertake management of Board of Enquiry into Penal Dept.

GORDON, Samuel, Collingwood, 1856, seeks employment, memorandum re his difficulties.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1856.   For employment under new Electoral Act.

GORDON, Samuel. 1856, offers his services as agent to proceed to England to negotiate mail arrangements.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1856, for employment, 2 pages, List 40.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1857, for Inspector of Schools, has been conducting a school there, details difficulties with some residents. Two letters, 8 pages, List 3.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 7 pages, List 4.

GORDON, Samuel, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, ‘an impertinent letter’ noted on file.  10 pages, List 4.

GORDON, Samuel, Buninyong, 1857, for employment, 4 letters, 11 pages, List 36.

GORMAN, Michael, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, List 1.

GORMAN, Robert, Paddington NSW, applied to join police force in 1911, served in London and South Africa.  1 page, List 48.

GOSLETT, Charles Acton, St. Kilda, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 33.

GOSLETT, Joseph, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference from brother gives background, 3 pages, List 7.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1854, for Town Inspector there.  3 pages.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 8.

GOSLING, Thomas, Castlemaine, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, 2 pages, List 33.

GOUGH, Alfred Morris, 1851, Melbourne, for appointment as Usher to Legislative Council; petition in support signed by prominent citizens.

GOULDING, R., Emerald Hill, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in NSW government employment, 2 pages, List 4.

GOULDING, Richard, Emerald Hill, formerly in government service, resigned due to ill health, seeks re-employment.  3 pages. List 2.

GOVETT, Edward, Hamilton, 1858, for coroner there, reference on file, 4 pages, List 5.

GOY, Robert, Brunswick, 1857, was medical dispenser at Pentridge Stockade, resigned, now seeks another position.  Two letters, 5 pages, List 3.

GRACE, William, Kilmore, 1857, for employment, over 20 years in the colony, 2 pages, List 36.

GRAHAM, M.H.  Melbourne, 1856, recently arrived, 26 yrs, son of an English clergyman, liberal education, speaks several languages, an accountant and bookkeeper.  3 pages.

GRAHAM, Montgomery H., Fryers Town, 1858, was in Marine Artillery in England, ten years on the goldfields, 3 pages, List 37.

GRAHAM, Philpot Curran, Melbourne, 1862, for promotion, 3 letters, 7 pages, List 29.

GRANT, Charles James, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Police Magistracy, 2 pages, List 9.

GRANATA, G.B., St. Kilda, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, naturalized Italian, has lived in England for eighteen years, 2 pages, List 4.

GRATTAN, -.  1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 2 pages, List 4.

GRAY, Josiah P., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is a reporter on the local paper, 3 pages, List 12.

GRAY, Josiah P., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 18.

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Maryborough, 1856, for employment in connection with the census.

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Maryborough, 1857, has been four years in the colony, is a graduate of Oxford University, 7 pages, List 4.  CONNECTION FOUND

GRAY, Loftus Stevens, Melbourne, 1857, for Warden on the goldfields, 3 pages, List 38.

GREATHEAD, Joseph, Collingwood, 1856, applies for employment on behalf of a deserving old soldier, William GRANT.

GREAVES, William, Sydney; applied to join police force in 1909; had been in Qld. force.  2 pages, List 46.

GREEN, William, Richmond, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, formerly had a large store, but depression in business meant he lost it, has a large family.3 pages, List 2.

GREENE, E.C., Brighton, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonials.

GREENE, E.P., Toohy Vale, Brighton, 1857, has been in colony since 1841, is naturalized, seeks a government appointment.  2 pages, List 2.

GREENE, Octavius Henry, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, father’s letter on file, 3 pages, List 7.

GREENWAY, Francis, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 2 pages, List 7.

GREENWELL, John, Melbourne, 1853, is an engineer/surveyor, 3 pages, List 15.

GREIVE, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 2 pages, List 38.

GREIG, James, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, one from Scotland, 6 pages, List 4.

GRENNAN, James, Melbourne, 1857; late Sergt 88th Regiment, serviced in Crimea, holds several medals, seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

GREVILLE, Henry, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, encloses testimonial.

GRIFFITH, John, Richmond, Tasmania, 1859; for employment, is in government employment there, 3 pages, List 22.

GRIFFITHS, James, W. Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 37.

GRIFFITHS, William, Smythes Creek, 1858, for Coroner, native of England, M.D., 5 pages, List 37.

GRIMALDI, Stacey Beaufort, Melbourne, 1860, seeks employment, has been at the diggings.  4 pages, List 21.

GRIMES, Henry, Melbourne, 1853, gives background, is a surveyor, 3 pages, List 15.

GROVER, William A., Melbourne, 1855, printed details regarding his removal from G.P.O., seeks re-employment, 5 pages, List 40.

GROVES, David, Murchison, in 1912 asks if he can transfer from railways to police force.  2 pages, List 49.

GRUBB, Charles, Pentridge, 1856, late quarter master sergeant 64th Regiment, for position as messenger or door keeper at Parliament House; arrived VDL 1844, gives employment history.

GRUNDY, Thomas, Newstead, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 32.

GRYLLS, G.W. Frederick, Brunswick, 1856, for government employment; is a solicitor; references on file.

GUNNING, Alex A.  Collingwood, 1857.  Has been long unemployed, seeks government employment.  2 pages.

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HACKETT, William A. Blakney, Heidelberg, 1859, for employment, testimonials on file, 7 pages, List 8.

HADDEN, Woolsey, St. Kilda, 1862; a recent arrival he seeks employment, and enclosed a reference from Robert Bennett, mayor of Melbourne, 3 pages, List 34.

HALE, Mark, 1858, Post Office, Belvoir, for Clerk of Petty Sessions [almost undecipherable writing] 4 pages, List 41.

HALE, Mark Wentworth, Belvoir, 1857; is postmaster there, seeks another position.  3 pages, List 3.

HALL, Charles H., Melbourne, 1858.  A Captain in the 40th regiment, seeks appointment as Police Magistrate, 3 pages, List 6.

HALL, George, Melbourne, was schoolmaster on the Lady Kennaway, 3 pages, List 15.

HALL, W.B., Collingwood, 1858, has worked in Census Office; copies of references on file, including one from Jamaica, 6 pages, List 14.

HALL, W.H., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly an overseer in England, references on file, 7 pages, List 7.

HALPIN, James, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 4 pages, List 38.

HAMILTON, Edward L., Flemington, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, writes from C/E School, Raleigh’s Punt; copy of 1852 reference from Danish Consul in Dublin on file, 4 pages, List 40.

HAMMOND, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, recently arrived, an analytical chemist, 2 pages, List 4.

HANCOCK, Alfred, Collingwood, 1857, a French polisher, has sent for his wife to join him and she is on her way, but he is now out of work, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 40.

HANNAY, James, North Melbourne, 1862, has been unemployed for months, seeks work, 4 pages, List 27.

HARDESS, Charles P., Melbourne, 1862.  Appointed  messenger at the Supreme Court Registry Office in 1852, he protests his dismissal in 1861.  5 pages, List 3.

HARDESS, George, Melbourne1856, for employment as Reader in Legislative Council.

HARDING, Henry, Hobart, 1858, for a clerkship, has been in Tasmanian public service, 1 page, List 14.

HARDING, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, applies for appointment as messenger at Parliament House.

HARDWICK, John K., Melbourne, 1856, previously applied for position in W. Haines’s household, now seeks any government position, 3 pages, List 4.

HARDY, Robert, Port Albert, 1858, for Bailiff, reference on file, 6 pages, List 41.

HARDY, William, 1860, formerly in Engineer in Chief’s Dept of Railways, but after reductions was put off; was a magistrate in NSW and for some years a Commissioner of Crown Lands, 2 yrs in this office, three testimonials enclosed.  7 pages.

HARE, Robert, North Melbourne, 1856, formerly in civil commissariat department, gives details as to background in British army in Africa and Tasmania, 7 pages. List 2.

HARGREAVES, Harry, Sandy Creek, 1859, for Coroner, petition in support from from locals on file, 5 pages, List 17.

HARKIN, Patrick, 1859.  Petition from Melbourne merchants re his good character, 1 page (damaged) List 12.

HARKNIE, Patrick, Collingwood, 1859, for employment, 2 pages, List 8.

HARKINSON, John.  Prahran, 1857.  Petition seeking financial aid; was employed at Yarra Bend Asylum and injured in accident in 1854; background of case given.  8 pages, List 3.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1857.  For employment as Petty Sessions Clerk there. 3 pages.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, Ballarat, 1857, for clerk of petty sessions there.  4 pages. List 2.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 39.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Smythes Creek, 1858, school numbers dwindling reducing his income, for other employment, 3 pages, List 37.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1859, renews application for employment, 7 pages, List 10.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

HARRINGTON, Joseph, Warrenheip, 1862, for employment, 2 pages, List 29.

HARRINGTON, Mary, Castlemaine, 1857, asks her husband’s transfer to another government position, in Melbourne, because of the effect on her health.  4 pages, List 2.

HARRIS, George S.D., Gisborne, 1861, for Coroner’s position, gives qualifications, 4 pages, List 28

HARRIS, Henry, Ballarat, 1857, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, for Assistant Protector of Chinese.  2 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, Edmund, Sandhurst, 1857, for employment, an old resident ‘has taken an active part in political movements there’.  2 pages, List 36

HARRISON, George, Melbourne, 1854.  Lieut. Royal Navy, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  Gives employment background.  8 pages, List 3.

HARRISON, John, Collingwood, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine ; lost right hand through an accident some years ago, writes with left hand.3 pages, List 2.

HARRISON, Richard, Collingwood, 1856, for position of messenger at Parliament House, has a large family, formerly over 21 yrs in H.M. service. 3 pages,  List 2.

HARRISON, Richard, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger to Equity Court, is assistant messenger Crown Law offices.  2 pages.

HARRISON, Richard, 1860, for messenger to Equity Court, reason for rejection given.  2 pages.

HARRISON, Richard, Fitzroy, 1860, for messenger, has been in Customs Dept., 2 pages, List 23.

HARRISON, Richard, Melbourne, 1861 is an assistant messenger, for another position, 2 pages, List 26.

HARRISON, William, Wangaratta, 1859, for Bailiff there, reference on file, 5 pages, List 10.

HARRISON, William, Wangaratta, 1860.  Is Bailiff there, but fees are minimal, so seeks increase in salary, 3 pages, List 21.

HART, George William, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, currently employed by Mr. Pitman, testimonial enclosed.  4 pages,  List 2.

HARTWELL, George, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, works for Corporation of Melbourne, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HARVEY, Mathew, Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, has been 3 yrs in local police force, 3 pages, List 2.

HARVEY, Robert M., Melbourne, 1852, is a draftsman, encloses sketch, 3 pages, List 13

HARVEY, Robert M., Buninyong, 1857; for surveyor there, qualified in Scotland.  3 pages, List 3.

HARVEY, Thomas Egerton, Brighton, 1856, formerly in government service, seeks re-employment as collector of electoral rolls, 3 pages, List 4.

HARVEY, Thomas Egerton, Ballarat, 1856, offers his services as collector of the census.

HASLEHAM, Frank Arthur, Ballarat, 1856, for clerk of the bench at Buninyong, 3 pages. List 2

HASLEHAM, Frank, Ballarat, 1857, for re-employment, two letters, 4 pages, List 39.

HAVERFIELD, R.R., Sandhurst, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there.  5 pages, List 2.

HAWKINS, HENRY.  Bendigo, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine, forwarded by J. Panton.  3 pages.

HAY, Mr. Letter in support from Edward W…, L’ton; Hay arrived as professor of agriculture, ‘has been scandalously used’.  3 pages, List 2.

HAY, Thomas, Melbourne, recently arrived, an engineer, has 25 years experience, 3 pages, List 13.

HAY, William, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a land owner, 2 pages, List 7.

HAYDEN, Henry, Richmond, 1854, has a large family dependent on him, is an old colonist, seeks government employment.  2 pages.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, held similar position elsewhere, reference on file, 3 pages, List 36.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 8.

HAYDEN, Henry, Melbourne, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 9.

HAYDEN, Margaret, Prahran; has previously applied for housekeeper at Parliament House, has not heard decision, which is given.  3 pages, List 2.

HAYDEN, Margaret Lucy, Prahran, 1856, married, four children, for housekeeper in Parliament House.

HAYDN, Frederic Edward, Nth Melbourne, 1856, for Bailiff of County Court, 1 page, List 40.

HAYES, Frederick M., Melbourne, 1858, has just arrived from England, formerly employed at Manchester, 1 page, List 14.

HAYES, John C., Kilmore, 1862.  Details his background, from teaching in Sligo, working for the Poor Law Commissioners in Dublin, and arrival and work in Western Australia; references from Irish and W.A. people on file, including Gov. Kennedy.  14 pages, List 34.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, for employment as door keeper at Parliament House. Brother is Rev. James B. Hayes, Dean of Geelong.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne,1856, for employment under Electoral Act; has been a census taker in Europe and America, 2 pages, List 4.

HAYES, Thomas, Melbourne, 1857, formerly messenger in Council Chambers, dismissed, seeks re-instatement, 5 pages, List 4.

HAYES, Timothy, Ballarat, 1857, for employment there ‘has abstained from all public and political affairs after the eventful period of 1854’.  4 pages, List 36.

HAYNES, George, Richmond, 1854, for government employment, 2 letters.  6 pages.

HAYNES, Michael, Raglan, 1856, barrister, for employment, 1 page, List 40.

HAYNES, Michael, Raglan, 1857, for Judge of Court of Mines, 1 page, List 38.

HAYNES, M., Ararat 1858, a barrister, for deputy sheriff’s position, 2 pages, List 5.

HAYNES, M., Ararat, 1859, two more letters for deputy sheriff’s position, 6 pages, List 6.

HAYNES, M., Ararat, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 24.

HAYS, Thomas, Hawthorn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, for Dundas area, long time resident, 2 pages, List 7.

HAYWARD, John, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, is local rate collector, 4 pages, List 4.

HEALES, Richard, Melbourne, 1856. For employment under new Electoral Act, encloses testimonials.

HEALEY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 2 pages, List 19.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1856, for re-employment in public service; was in the surveyor general’s department in 1851, subsequently served in police force, but dismissed after quarrel with wife , at one time servant in Melbourne Club etc.  Series of letters, 15 pages. List 2.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, 3 pages, List 19.

HEALY, Peter, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, reference on file, 6 pages, List 21.

HEDLEY, G.D., Tarraville, 1858, for magistrate, 1 page, List 41.

HEGARTY, William, Donald, applied for police force in 1904; incomplete file.  2 pages, List 46.

HELLICAR, Val, Melbourne, 1857, for position as Audit Commissioner; two letters, 5 pages, List 3.

HELLICAR, Val, Melbourne, 1860, for Curator of Intestate Estates, 3 pages, List 21.

HELSHAM, John James, Longwood, 1859, for Coroner there, 2 pages, List 10.

HEMMING, Charles H., E. Collingwood, 1858, for re-employment, ‘no reason to reverse previous dismissal’, 2 pages, List 37.

HEMMING, Charles H., Collingwood, 1858, public servant of 10 years standing, seeks re-employment, gives background, was schoolmaster at Norfolk Island etc.  7 page, List 40.

HENDERSON, J.B., no address, 1852, a surveyor, worked in London and Edinburgh drainage systems, 3 pages, List 13

HENNINGS, W., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, is ‘a young man of education and understanding’, 2 pages, List 4.

HENSHALL, Samuel H. , Melbourne, 1856, seeks employment.

HENTSCHEL, Thedoore, Brunswick, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

HEPBURN, Robert, Fitzroy, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

HEPBURNE, William W., Warrnambool, 1857, was intimate friends with Mr Timmins, Sir Henry Barkly’s brother in law, in the East Indies, two letters, 6 pages, List 39.

HERBERT, Frederick A.,(?) Snake Valley, 1860; for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly held that position, 3 pages, List 19.

HERBERT, Frederick C., Carngham, 1858.  Seeks re-employment, formerly Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kyneton, resigned due to ill-health, gives background, has a wife and four children, 5 pages, List 6.

HERBERT, Frederick C., Carngham, 1859, seeks re-employment, two letters, 5 pages, List 9.

HERON, Meude D., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

HERON, Wiliam T., Fryerstown, 1860, for re-appointment, 3 pages, List 23.

HERON, William T.A., North Melbourne, 1861, for employment, formerly in government service.  Second letter from Tasmania, 6 pages, List 31.

HEWITT, Richard C., Richmond, 1862, father William writes on his behalf, 3 pages, List 28

HICKEY, M.H., Hawthorn, 1858, seeks government employment as his income as a school-master is being reduced.  3 pages, List 14.

HICKS, Johnson, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, 2 pages, List 20.

HICKS, Johnson, Melbourne, 1860, queries salary to be offered to clerks, 3 pages, List 20.

HICKS, Johnson, Crown Law Offices, 1860, for promotion, 3 pages, List 23.

HIGGINS, William, Geelong, 1862, solicitor, for employment, 2 pages, List 28.

HIGMAN, William, Richmond, 1860, applies for messenger in Attorney general’s office, is currently butler to Mr. Justice Pohlman.  3 pages.

HILDER, Percy Harold, 25 years, Landport, Portsmouth, England, wrote in 1910 for employment in police.  2 pages, List 47.

HILL, Richard, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is a relation of Charles J. Pearson of Mt. Ridley, reference from employer on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HILL, Wiliam J., Geelong, for clerkship, formerly with Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, 5 pages, List 17.

HINE, Samuel, Collingwood, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, formerly worked for secretary of the Treasury in London; 3 pages, List 8.

HINTON, Charles Augustus, Melbourne, 1862, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 28.

HITCHCOCK, John, acting overseer at Pentridge, 1854.  Has heard that his services will no longer be required, seeks another appointment.  Served in H.M. 11th Regiment; petition from locals in supports.  9 pages, List 3.

HO A SOW/SON, Melbourne, 1857, for interpreter at Beechworth, 2 pages, List 39.

HO A SOW, Ararat, 1861, Chinese interpreter, for position at Ballarat, 3 pages, List 33.

HODGETTS, Edward.  Geelong, 1855, sub inspector of water police, appointed 1852, position reduced, seeks another. 5 pages.

HODGKINSON, G., Emerald Hill, 1858, ‘bought up to the law’ seeks a clerkship, 4 pages, List 4.

HODGKINSON, W.O., Dunolly, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 11.

HODGSON, Charles J., Collingwood, 1858, for analytical chemist, gives professional background, 2 pages, List 40.

HODGSON, Robert B., Studley Park, 1857.  Is the eldest son of John, a Lieut. in the Volunteer Artillery, 31 years, seeks government employment.  4 pages, List 3.

HOGAN, James, Chief Secretary’s Office, 1860, for messenger in Insolvency Office, nearly 3 yrs there.  2 pages.

HOGAN, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, is employment in Chief Secretary’s Office, 3 pages, List 19.

HOGAN, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger’s position, reference on file, 3 pages, further letter, 2 pages, List 21.

HOGARTH, James, Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as clerk to the local treasury to be established in Gippsland; brother is clerk of the peace there.  References on file.  6 pages, List 40.

HOGARTH, James, Melbourne, 1856 for clerkship, 2 pages, List 40.

HOGARTH, William, writes from Crown Solicitor’s office, 1858, for deputy sheriff Ararat, 3 pages, List 4.

HOGARTH, William, Melbourne, 1858, wants to return to Western district service, previously at Alberton, 4 pages, List 40.

HOGG, – Mr., 1852, surveyor, Norman Campbell recommends, 2 pages, List 13.

HOLMES, Robert, Chewton, 1861, is town surveyor, references on file, 3 pages, List 32.

HOLMES, Robert, Chewton, 1861, town surveyor, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, reference on file, 4 pages, List 33.

HOLMES, Robert A., Melbourne, 1853, was a railway engineer/surveyor in Chile, 3 pages, List 15.

HOLWAY, A.M., Footscray, 1860, for re-employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 25.

HOLWAY, A.M., Footscray, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 26.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in government service, including as Chief Constable, 4 pages, List 6.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Melbourne, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, formerly in government service, 2 pages, List 35.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Footscray, 1859, seeks re-employment, gives background, 3 pages, List 10.

HOLWAY, Ambrose M., Footscray, 1860, three letters re being re-employed, 10 pages, List 23.

HOLWAY, Ambrose Maurice, Geelong, 1862, two letters re employment, 4 pages, List 29.

HOMAN, Frederick, Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, a surgeon, 2 pages, List 36.

HOMES, Samuel, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1912, seeking to join police force; reference from Joseph L. HUMPHREYS enclosed.  3 pages, List 49.

HONEY, John, Times Office Adelaide, 1857, has read of coal discovery in Victoria, applies for office accountant, had a similar position in England and there.  2 pages,  List 2.

HOOD, G.F. Jacomb, Melbourne, 1853, for assistance surveyor’s position, 3 pages, List 13.

HOOK, Edward, Melbourne, 1856, applies for messenger or other position in Parliament House.

HOOK, Edward, Melbourne, 1859, for messenger in Equity department; testimonials on file, 5 pages, List 11.

HOOK, Edward, Abbotsord, 1862, for messenger, 2 pages, List 34.

HOOKINS, Robert, South Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

HOOPER, Francis Leopold, Linton, surgeon, gives background, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 27.

HORNE, E.A., Hobart Tasmania, applied for the police force in 1908; has served in South Africa police for 12 years, 32 years.  2 pages, List 45.

HORNE, Robert, Melbourne, 1857; H.S. Chapman confirms his respectability, formerly a gold commissioner, 3 pages, List 4.

HORNE, R.W., Melbourne, 1858, for appointment in post office, was formerly in India post office, 4 pages, List 5.

HORNE, R.W., St. Kilda, 1861, for re-employment, 4 pages, List 32.

HORNE, Robert W., Melbourne, 1861, for re-appointment in service, 2 letters, 9 pages, List 30.

HORNE, W.B., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, formerly in British civil service, 4 pages, List 7.

HORSBURGH, James, 1854, late of the Goulburn Aboriginal Station, requests another appointment.  6 pages.

HORTON, Richard H., Richmond, 1856, is a Cambridge S.C.L., the son of a clergyman; seeks government employment.

HORTON, Richard H., Richmond, 1856, for collector of electoral lists for Ovens district, testimonials from G. MacKay, J.P. and John Reid, J.P., Wangaratta enclosed.  4 pages, List 2.

HORTON, Richard H., Kilmore, 1857, for Electoral Registrar.  2 pages, List 3.

HOUGHTON, Dennis D.L., Maldon, 1859; recently married, desperately needs employment,    5 pages, List 6.

HOUGHTON, James B., Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, 2 pages.

HOUGHTON, James D., Melbourne, 1857, seeks employment, 2 pages, List 4.

HOUSE, James Charles, Newstead, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 4 pages, List 33.

HOWDEN, Charles, Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 2 pages, List 39.

HOWES, William C.B., Wallan Wallan, 1862, for employment, 3 pages, List 29.

HOWITT, A.W., Melbourne, 1861, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 31.

HUDSON, John R., Collingwood, 1856, for government employment, formerly orderly to Governor La Trobe and to the police department and recently Collector of Electoral Lists.

HUDSON, John Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

HUGHAN, F.M., Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HUGHES, D.T., South Yarra, 1860, for clerkship, previously applied, 2 pages, List 21.

HUGHES, David T., Melbourne, 1859, for employment; arrived with his family in October 1858, is the eldest son, father a solicitor who is ill, 3 pages, List 11.

HUICE, James, Geelong, 1853, is a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

HUITON, Charles A., Melbourne, 1858, engaged in the legal profession in U.K. then West Indies, 3 pages, List 41.

HULME, Edward, Stanley, 1860, seeks employment, has nine children, an unlucky digger, 3 pages, List 24.

HUMFFRAY, J.B., Ballarat, 1857, recommends Mr. HURLY for appointment as Keeper of Powder Magazine. 3 pages, List 2.

HUMPHRIES, Mrs. A.M., Mansfield, wrote in 1917 asking appointment as a policewoman, 29 years.  2 pages, List 42.

HUNTER, Edward, son of Peter and Mary Jane nee GOODING, born Moe 1883; successfully applied to join police force, but police at Romsey, where his father has the Commercial Hotel, give a detailed negative report, and he is not admitted.  References on file.  47 pages, List 44.

HUNTER, Lockhart, Wahgunyah, 1854, for CPS Wangaratta, ‘brought up to the profession of the Law’ is Scottish.  5 pages.

HUNTER, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, resident since 1852, 2 pages, List 7.

HURLEY, Thomas, Buninyong, 1856, application for Keeper of the Powder Magazine at Ballarat, testimonials enclosed.

HURLY, Thomas, Buninyong, 1857, for Keeper of Powder Magazine; series of letters. 11 pages. List 2.

HUSTON, W.K., Creswick, 1859, for coroner, gives medical background; local magistrate gives personal background, had had a drinking problem, 8 pages, some damaged, List 16.

HUTCHINSON, B.W., (M.D.) Beechworth, 1857, for surgeon at Chinese hospital built there, reference from W. DRUMMOND, Chinese Protector, on file.  5 pages, List 3.

HUTCHINSON, Joseph, Morang, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is poundkeeper there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

HUTCHINSON, P., Melbourne, 1857, for Coroner, formerly in Warrnambool, reference on file, 3 pages, List 39.

HUTTON, J.B., Geelong, 1851, is a licensed auctioneer, asks to be appointed government auctioneer for sale of Crown lands.

HUXLEY, Francis James, Carngham, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, some damaged, List 9.

HYLTON, John C., Broadford, 1862, for re-employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 28.

HYSLOP, Henry J., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

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IBBOTSON, Henry Joshua, Beechworth, 1857, for Coroner, references on file, 6 pages, List 36

ICK, Edward E., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

IFFLA, S., Melbourne, 1857, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 38.

INGHAM, W.N., Inverleigh, 1861, father was in H.M.’s service, is a school teacher, but salary is insufficient, Irish.  2 pages, List 26.

INGLIS, Thomas, Geelong, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; is rate collector there, reference on file, 3 pages, List 4.

INGMIRE, George, Melbourne, for post office ‘is an aged man … quite unsuited’.  3 pages.  CONNECTION FOUND.

INGRAM, Francis Seymour, Melbourne, 1861, for re-employment, references on file, 7 pages, List 22.

INGRAM, Thomas, County Court, 1860, for Clerk of County Court, been there for nearly 9 yrs.  4 pages.

IRVINE, C.I., Superintendent of Penal Establishments in Launceston, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment in Melbourne, gives background.  3 pages. List 2.

IRVINE, Clarence H., Melbourne, for employment, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

IRVINE, George, Colac, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, married, 40 years, 2 pages, List 36

IRWIN, Charles, Melbourne Club, 1857, for clerk of Court of Mines, 3 pages, List 36

IRWIN, Jacob, Melbourne, 1859, for messenger to the Master in Equity, is from Dublin; 3 pages, List 8.

IRWIN, John, Melbourne, 1861, for employment; was injured while serving in police force and discharged.  Reference from Chief Commissioner of Police and Police Magistrate of Maldon on file, 7 pages, List 30.

IRWIN, John, Castlemaine, 1861, for employment at Maryborough, formerly in police force (see above) references on file, 9 pages, List 32.

IZOD, -.  Recommended for employment by Geelong Sheriff, 1860, 3 pages, List 24.

IZOD, Joseph, Castlemaine,1856, for appt as deputy bailiff, Castlemaine.

IZOD, Joseph, Castlemaine, 1856, for deputy bailiff, copies of references on file, was a Sheriff’s officer in London, 7 pages, List 40.

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JACKSON, Edward, Browns, 1862, for Coroner, 2 pages, List 27.

JAMES, Frederic H., Mt. Blackwood, 1857, arrived from VDL in 1839, formerly in convict department there, gives background, seeks government employment.  5 pages, List 3.

JAMES, John, Templestowe, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act. Copies of testimonials on file, has previously been employed in same position, as collector.

JAMES, John, Templestowe, 1857, for Registrar under Electoral Act; is a brother of Colonel James, R.E.  4 pages, List 3.

JAMES, William H., Melbourne, 1854.  Government Assayer, applies for position for son Thomas Reynolds James, who assisted him in assay work in Ireland.  4 pages, List 3.

JAMES, William H., Mitchell, 1861, acting Clerk of Petty Sessions there, for same position at Omeo, 3 pages, List 33.

JAMIESON, James, Kangaroo Flat Sandhurst, 1856, for registrar of births there.  2 pages,  List 2.

JAMIESON, James, Sandhurst, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, page missing, 4 pages, List 7.

JAMIESON, John, Melbourne, 1858, for Commissioner of the Peace, is secretary of Melbourne Fire Insurance Company, 5 pages, List 35.

JAMIESON, Peter, Melbourne, 1858; father George writes, seeking a clerkship for him, 2 pages, List 14.

JARVIS, Gunner W., 89th Battery, RFA Jullundur, India, wrote in 1911 seeking warder position.  2 pages, List 46.

JENKINS, Edward W., Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

JENNINGS, Henry N., Melbourne, 1856, was a temporary clerk before, now seeks clerk’s position in Legislative Council office.  4 pages, List 2.

JEREMY, John.  Melbourne, 1856, applied for any vacancy in Chief Secretary’s Dept, arrived 1853, 3 pages.

JERMYN, David, Belfast, 1859, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 12.

JERROME, Robert, Melbourne, 1857, for a clerkship, six years in the police office, 2 pages, List 38.

JOBSON, Henry, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under new Electoral Act.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 6.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1858, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Mt Blackwood, 2 pages, List 40.

JOHNS, R.E., Maryborough, 1859, for government employment, 3 pages, List 9.

JOHNS, R.E., Lamplough, 1860, for employment, reference on file, 5 pages, List 20.

JOHNS, RE., 1860, renews application for employment, 5 pages, List 22.

JOHNS, R.E., Lamplough, 1860, several letters, gives background, 8 pages, List 23.

JOHNSON, E., Brighton, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 23.

JOHNSON, Edward, Brighton, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, is Collector to the Council, 2 pages, List 20.

JOHNSON, J.G., Daylesford, 1857; for mining surveyor there.  3 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, J., Ballarat, 1857; for Adjutant to Rifle Corps, formerly in 29th and 39th Regiments, gives military career, was a Commissioner of Crown Lands for some years.  4 pages, List 3.

JOHNSTON, John, Lexton, 1856, previously offered to form Australian contingent for Crimea, asks current position.

JOHNSTON, Thomas, Melbourne, 1856, applies for messenger, Parliament House, formerly in Irish Constabulary, encloses testimonials.

JOHNSTON, William, Horsham, 1859, for Coroner, was M.D. in Belfast Ireland, 2 pages, List 22.

JONES, A.P.  Recommended for a position as Warden on the Goldfields by J.P. Fawkner and others. 3 pages, List 3.

JONES, David F., Argus Office, 1862, for Warden at Crooked River, travelled the district with A.W. Howitt, 3 pages, List 27.

JONES, E.H., Central police station, Bootle, Liverpool, England, applied for police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 46.

JONES, George Jared, Ballarat, 1857, for Bailiffe, reference on file, 2 pages, List 38.

JONES, John B., Maldon, 1861, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Newstead, is secretary ‘of one of the principal coy’s in this district’.  2 pages, List 33.

JONES, John Wynne, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

JONES, Nathaniel D., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, has a law degree, 3 pages, List 36.

JONES, Robert, Liverpool England; approved for police force in 1911, 28 years, in local force.  2 pages, List 47.

JONES, Robert A., Beechworth, 1857, for clerkship, was in office of Clerk of the Peace at Merionethshire, 2 pages, List 39.

JONES, William, Melbourne, 1858, 16 years with attorney at Hereford as confidential clerk, for Judge’s Associate position.  3 pages, List 41.

JOWERS, Harry St. John.  Melbourne, 1856, seeks government service, has been employed by Melbourne Council.   City Engineer gives reference, Edward Cotton forwards letter on.  8 pages.

JOY, William, Melbourne, 1861, for promotion, is turnkey at the Gaol, 3 pages, List 31.

JUST, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, Scottish, arrived 1851, reference on file, 7 pages, List 40.

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KAY, Hannie, Creswick, 1860, local J.P.’s and others petition for him to be appointed Chinese interpreter, he is a half-caste, 3 pages, List 25.

KAY, Hannie, Creswick, 1861, for interpreter, 2 pages, List 31.

KEARINS, Martin James, Bendigo, applied for police force in 1916.  He had enlisted, but was discharged because his three brothers were already fighting overseas, his father was in hospital and he was to look after mother and younger brother.  7 pages, List 43.

KEARNAN, James, Ballarat, 1857, for position as turnkey at the gaol there; petition in support signed by locals.  5 pages.  List 2.

KEARNEY, Arthur, Melbourne, 1857, has had temporary employment in Registrar General’s Department, now seeks a permanent position.  8 pages, List 2.

KEARNEY, Arthur, Melbourne 1858, for a permanent position, lists other employment, 5 pages, List 14.

KEILY, James B., Fitzroy St., 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

KELLAM, H.K., Diggora via Rochester, applied to join police force in 1909.  2 pages, List 45.

KELLAND, Richard, Smythesdale, 1860, for appointment as Coroner there, has a Diploma from the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.  2 pages.

KELLAWAY, William Jnr., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, is a printer, 3 pages, List 7.

KELLEWAY, Joseph, Rockhampton, 1915, for employment in the police force; has served in the New Zealand force, is 25 years.  2 pages, List 44.

KELLY, George, Fitzroy, 1859, for reinstatement, was retrenched from Land office, 6 pages, List 17.

KELLY, Matthew W., Carlton, applied for the detective force in 1907; 28 years, a bootmaker.  3 pages, List 44.

KELLY, Michael, Melbourne, 1856, served in Irish Constabulary and in South Australian police force, now in business in Melbourne, seeks government employment.

KELLY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 3 pages, List 7.

KELLY, William, Temple Court Melbourne, 1856, for employment as Chinese Protector at Melbourne, had experience of the Chinese in California and the Sandwich Islands. 2 pages, List 2.

KELLY, William, Melbourne, 1857.  For employment as Chinese Protector, 3 pages, List 3.

KELLY, William, Melbourne, 1857, for Chinese Protector, has experience in other countries, 4 pages, List 4.

KEMP, Arthur, Melbourne, has been for some years in the colony, well known to most of the leading men here.  3 pages,  List 2.

KEMPSON, H.C., Geelong, 1853, has worked on the Caledonian railway as a surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

KENNEDY, Patrick, Melbourne, 1856, for night watchman at Parliament House, old colonist, enclosed testimonial.

KENNEDY, Timothy, Hawthorn, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, has connections in Tipperary County, 8 pages, List 7.

KENNY, Patrick, Beechworth, 1860, for Bailiff, reference on file, 2 pages, List 21.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857.  Formerly in government service, seeks to be re-employed.  3 pages, List 3.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857, refers to petition he forwarded for compensation, 2 pages, List 4.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857.  Profuse thanks for receiving a gratuity.  3 pages, List 3.

KENTISH, N.L., Prahran, 1857, file setting out his case, 16 pages, List 36.

KENTISH, S.P.N. [?] Buckland River, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, [some damage] List 10

KENTISH, S.P.N., Buckland, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 16.

KEOGH, -, reference from R. Grice of Melbourne, 1856, was in excise department ‘at home’ has turned C/E and Catholic relatives have disowned him, 1 page, List 40.

KEOGH, J. Recommended by J.P. Hanify of City Police Court, 1860, for re-employment, 3 pages, List 24.

KEOGH, J.M., Melbourne, 1860, for permanent position, 4 pages, List 23.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for a clerkship, formerly in government service, 2 pages, List 21.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 4 pages, List 22.

KEOGH, John, Melbourne, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 25.

KEOWN, John, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, 3 pages, List 2.

KERR, Andrew, Melbourne, 1853, applies for position as surveyor/draftsman, 2 pages, List 13.

KERR, John, Ballarat, applied for police force in 1908; 25 years, served in Victorian Contingent to South Africa etc.  3 pages, List 45.

KESSLER, A., Kimberley, South Africa, applied for police force in 1913. He was colonial born, 19 years.  2 pages, List 47.

KEWLEY, William, Melbourne, 1854, dismissed from post office, seeks reinstatement; formerly in Glasgow post office. 6 pages.

KEWLEY, William, South Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has been previously employed in the Post Office.

KIBBLE, John, Melbourne, 1860, gives employment history, 3 pages, List 25.

KIDBY, Frederick D., 22 years, recently arrived in Perth from England, was in Royal Army Medical Corps; copy of reference on file which shows he had been in South Africa.  For police force, 1907.  3  pages, List 44.

KIDD, George, Northcote.  Applied to join police force in 1908.  2 pages, List 45.

KIESER, Caesar, Ballarat, 1857, M.D., for Coroner, 2 pages, List 36.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 1 page, List 37.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1856, an attorney, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, for clerkship at local court, is an attorney, formerly at Geelong.  2 pages,  List 2.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, an attorney, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1857, bought out a large family from Ireland, 8 of them females, needs employment, 2 pages, List 39.

KILDAHL, John, Buninyong, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions there, 2 pages, List 8.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1856, offers his services as member of the water supply commission.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1859, for police magistrate, arrived 1839, gives background.  3 pages, List 8.

KILGOUR, James, Geelong, 1859, further application, 2 pages, List 8.

KILMARTIN, Dennis, no address, 1857; seven years in penal department, has heard his salary is to be reduced.  5 pages, List 3.

KING, A.E., police station, Treonely, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, applied for police force in 1913.  3 pages, List 46.

KING, James, Durham Ox, 1857, for Coroner, reference on file, 7 pages, List 36.

KING, James, Durham Ox, 1857, for Coroner, 5 pages, List 39.

KING, James W., New Inglewood, 1860, as Coroner there, 3 pages, List 24.

KING, Johnson George, Adelong, NSW, 1860, for position as second in command of Vic. Exploring Expedition, gives experience, 2 pages, List 25.

KING, Matthias Dupont, North Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 2 pages, List 7.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 4 pages, List 7.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1857, had acted as bailiff at Heathcote in 1854, seeks another government position  3 pages, List 2.

KING, Theodore Edmund, Melbourne, 1857 for bailiff at Dunolly, 2 pages; another letter, including a reference, 3 pages, List 36.

KING, Thomas J., Company H, 20th Infantry, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, USA, wrote in 1892 seeking police employment; he was a British subject, aged 26 years.  List 51.

KINLOCH, Arthur, Melbourne, 1860, for employment, has been on waiting list for three years, 4 pages, List 23.

KIRKPATRICK, W.H., no address, 1853, has worked as a surveyor on the Dukes of Rutland and Devonshire’s estates, 2 pages, List 15.

KIRKPATRICK, W.M., c/- Town Hall Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 4 pages, List 7.

KIRWAN, Matthew, Melbourne, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, has held a similar position.  3 pages. List 2.

KNIGHT, A.S., Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; reference on file, 4 pages, List 4.

KNIGHT, George W., Melbourne, 1862, for surveyor, was in railways department, 2 pages, List 27.

KNIGHT, J.M., Melbourne, 1856, for magistrate, 2 pages, List 40.

KNIGHT, William, Geelong, 1857, was foreman to tailor there, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 4.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat 1859, for Bailiff, has been acting as deputy, 2 pages, List 12.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat, 1859, Judge Langton Clarke recommends him for Bailiff.  6 pages, List 18.

KNIGHT, William, Ararat, 1860, for Bailiff, 1 page, List 23.

KNOX, Henry Torrens, Melbourne, 1859, for government employment, reference on file, 4 pages, List 6.

KNOX, Henry Torrens, Melbourne, for employment, references on file, gives background, 6 pages, List 18.

KNOX, Holles, Melbourne, 1859, for Magistracy, 3 pages, List 8.

KRUGER, Frederick, c/- James Egan’s station Majors Line near Kilmore.  Has been engaged as a tutor there for Egan’s children, re-applies for government employment, 1849.

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LAGOE, William Harrington, Richmond, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 2 pages, List 7.

LAMB, John, Melbourne, 1858; has been in Immigration Office since 1852, but is being retrenched, seeks another position, 4 pages, List 14.

LAMBERT, Stanton, Richmond, 1861, for employment, references on file, 5 pages, List 30.

LA MOILE, F.  Geelong, 1856, for appointment as commissioner of gold fields.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1858, barrister, for appointment as Crown Prosecutor, 3 pages, List 6.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1859, for a Crown Prosecutor’s position, 2 pages, List 11.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1860, barrister, for appointment as Reviving Barrister there.  3 pages.

LAMONT, John, Ararat, 1861, barrister, two letters, 5 pages, List 31.

LANE, Edward D., Castlemaine, 1857, married, 35 years, reference on file, for Keeper of Powder Magazine there, 4 pages, List 4.

LANE, Edward.  Queenscliffe, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 36

LANE, Edward.  Wife Catherine writes in 1860, pleading that he may be re-instated to his position as Clerk of Petty Sessions at Queenscliffe, for the sake of their children, 4 pages.  Telegram from him re paperwork.  2 pages.  Letter from wife Catherine re his dismissal etc., 13 pages, List 23.  Letter seeking re-admission, 3 pages, Board of Enquiry into his conduct, correspondence etc., 37 pages, List 24.

LANE, George, 1862, for promotion, references on file, 6 pages, List 28.

LANE, J.P., Bacchus Marsh, 1859, a doctor, copies of printed testimonials on file, for coroner’s position there, 4 pages, List 6.

LANE, John, Gisborne, 1861, for Court Keeper and Bailiff, 2 pages, List 32.

LANGAN, T., Mellbourne, 1860, married, has six children, reference on file, 5 pages, List 28.

LANKENAN, Charles D., Collingwood, 1860, for crier county court, formerly employed in customs department, 32yrs, married, 4 children.  2 pages.

LANKENAU, Charles D., Collingwood, 1856, for messenger at Parliament House, previously in Customs Dept.

LANSDOWN, William, Pentridge, 1851, for clerk of the Bench to be formed there.  Has been about 15 yrs in the Colonies, in Launceston was clerk to solicitors and then Henry Reed, arrived Melbourne 1839, worked for G.A. Robinson, then tutor to Protector Parker’s family etc.

LANSLEY, William Neale, Ararat, 1860; is Sheriff’s officer, seeks another appointment, 5 pages, CONNECTION FOUND

LAPHAM, Samuel, Clerk of Petty Sessions Kilmore, previously Superintendent on Maria Island, applies for Inspector General of Penal Establishment.  7 pages, List 2.

LAPHAM, Samuel, Clerk of Petty Sessions Kilmore, 1856, for re-appointment as Stipendiary Magistrate, 4 pages, List 40.

LAPHAM, Samuel.  James Yelverton Wilson writes on his behalf, is deputy sheriff at Portland, formerly in Van Dieman’s Land government service, 2 pages, List 40.

LARKIN, F., Pleasant Creek, 1860.  Local solicitor writes on his behalf, needs employment, is 37 years.  3 pages, List 24.

LARKIN, John F., 1858, is a trained teacher of the Irish National Board, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 5.

LARRITT, Philip, Melbourne, 1853, for a surveyor’s position, 3 pages, List 13.

LARRITT, Richard W., Melbourne, 1853, arrived 1849, gives background, 2 pages, List 15.

LASCELLES, Henry, Williamstown, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 3 pages, List 4.

LASCELLES, Thomas A., Geelong, 1857, for employment in Parliament House.  7 pages, List 3.

LATCHFORD, Robert, North Melbourne, 1856, for position at Parliament House, served twelve years in public service in Ireland. 3 pages, List 2.

LATCHFORD, Robert, Melbourne, 1856, for employment, has been a clerk in Ireland.

LATHAM, William P., Yan Yean, 1856, for position in Parliament House, details background.  8 pages, List 2.

LATHAM, William Pennefather, Whittlesea, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 36.

LATHAM, William Pennefather, Whittlesea, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

LAURIE, Alexander, Portland, 1851, for Inspector of Denomination Schools,

LAVENDER, C.W., 1855, References from Attorney General’s Office and Solicitor General’s Office, both in Hobart, 3 pages, List 40.

LAVENDER, W.  Melbourne, 1857, for employment, formerly in government employment in Tasmania, 3 pages, List 38.

LAWRENCE, James, Geelong, 1857, M.D., brother in law is Robert Thomson of Gippsland, reference from Duke of Richmond on file, 5 pages, List 4.

LAWRENCE, James D., Camperdown, 1858, for Coroner, 3 letters, 3 pages, List 41.

LAWRENCE, James P., Camperdown, 1859, for coroner at Colac, 2 pages, List 16.

LAWSON, W.W., Staff Sgt. H.T. Corps, Ulllundur, India; applies to join police force in 1913.  2 pages, List 50.

LAWTON, Leslie H., Tumut, Murrumbidgee, 1854, had a letter from J.V.L. Foster’s mother. 6 pages.

LAYARD, James, St. Kilda, 1859, for employment, 3 pages, List 8.

LAYARD, L.F., Melbourne, 1859, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 3 pages, List 8.

LEAHY, Richard, Melbourne, 1856, for any government employment. 2 pages.

LEATHAM, John H., Jnr., Bairnsdale, wrote in 1913, asking for any position for boys over 14 years.  1 page, List 50.

LECKY, Jacob, Melbourne, 1857, for Warder, was employed as such in Londonderry, Dr. Walter L. Richardson writes on his behalf, 5 pages, List 4.

LE CREN, Charles, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

LEE, Henry, Smythesdale, 1860, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Linton, is a J.P., 2 pages, List 21.

LEETHEM, Thomas, Williamstown, 1853; gives background, is a marine surveyor, 6 pages, List 15.

LEETHEM, Thomas, Williamstown, 1853; for a marine surveyor, 2 pages, List 15.

LE GOULD, Louis, South Yarra, 1860, for employment, 2 pages, List 20.

LEMPRIERE, F.R.  Tootgarook, 1860, requests reply to his application for re-appointment as clerk Petty Sessions, wrongly removed from service.  2 pages.

LEMPRIERE, F.R., Melbourne, 1861, seeks re-instatement, two letters, 5 pages, List 32.

LENNON, David, Melbourne,  1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 4 pages, List 7.

LE PLASTIER, H.H., Melbourne, 1857, two identical letters, 3 pages, List 39.

LESLIE, A.J., Melbourne, for employment, 3 pages, List 10.

LE SOUEF, A., Melbourne, 1856, for position as Serjeant at Arms at Parliament House; testimonial on file.

LE SOUEF, C.H.  Melbourne, 1856, for appointment as Serjeant at Arms or other employment; has been engaged in pastoral pursuits with his brother, but medical advice said he had to leave the Goulburn area.  Has been nearly twenty years in the Colony, speaks French and German.

LE SOUEF, W., Melbourne, 1854, for employment for John Morton, seriously wounded in attack on the private gold escort.

L’ESTRANGE, Guy T.H.  Williamstown, 1857; warder on hulk, but service is to be dispensed with; seeks another position.  4 pages, List 3.

LEVEY, George Collins, Melbourne, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, reference on file, 3 pages, List 7.

LEVITT, John N., Melbourne, 1858, for clerkship, is ‘not my intention to take part in any political matters for some time to come.’  3 letters, 6 pages, List 41.

LEWIS, Charles J., Prahran, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, references on file, 10 pages, List 7.

LEWIS, George, Collingwood, 1856, for employment at Parliament House; formerly employed in Treasury Dept.

LEWIS, George, Richmond, 1858, formerly in the service, retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 14.

LEWIS, George, wrote from Curepipe Camp, Mauritius in 1917, seeking to join police force; he was 31 years, married, formerly with New Scotland Yard; references on file.  2 pages, List 42.

LEWIS, John, Melbourne, 1856, late employed as messenger at the Legislative Council, discharged on false accusation, now seeks to be re-employed.  5 pages, List 2.

LEWIS, J. Kenrick, Mansfield, 1862, for Coroner, 3 pages, List 34.

LIARDET, Frederick Evelyn.  1851, Seeks to be employed to look after jetty at the Beach and to form a kind of coast guard.

LIARDET, Hector Evelyn, Brighton, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; 2 pages, List 4.

LIARDET, W. Evelyn, Brighton, 1857.  Two letters, seeking appointment as Collector of Electoral Roll there.  4 pages, List 3.

LIGAR, Charles W., Melbourne, 1857; late Surveyor of New Zealand, offers his services, 5 pages, List 3.

LIGHTFOOT, J.G., Sale, 1854, asks reply to his application for clerkship on Ovens goldfield. 3 pages.

LIGHTFOOT, John, Sale, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, 2 pages, List 40.

LIMM, S.T., Komgha, Cape Colony, South Africa, applied to join police force in 1908.  3 pages, List 45.

LINDSAY, William, Geelong, 1857, is an old colonist, reported a coal field in area some years ago, now seeks government employment.  3 pages, List 3.

LINDSELL, W.  Melbourne, 1856, formerly clerk to Bench at Buninyong, resigned, now seeks another appointment.  4 pages.

LINDSELL, W., Melbourne, 1856, for reappointment in public service.

LINKLATER, Thomas Hunter, Collingwood, 1859; sad story of being injured while in government employ and medical malpractice resulting in his leg being amputated, seeks employment, 6 pages, List 12.

LLOYD, John C., East Melbourne, 1860, in colony 7-8 years, seeks employment, 3 pages, List 24.

LLOYD, Thomas, Melbourne, 1862, for permanent position as a messenger, reference on file, 3 pages, List 29.

LLOYD, Thomas W., Collingwood, 1861, formerly messenger, retrenched, seeks another position, 3 pages, List 26.

LOCKE, Alfred, Melbourne, 1858, for a clerkship, 1 page, List 14.

LOCKE, William.  Recommended for Commissioner of Audit by John Goodman of Melbourne, 1857.  2 pages, List 3.

LOCKHART, Norman P., Tallandoon Station, 1856, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act, 7 pages, List 7.

LONDON, F.R., Geelong, 1858, for messenger for insolvency court there, 2 pages, List 5.

LONEGAN, D.J., Melbourne, 1860, for clerkship, has a large family, 2 pages, List 24.

LOOKER, Charles, Collingwood, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; references on file, 5 pages, List 4.

LOTHERINGTON, W.J., Melbourne, 1856, for Clerk of Petty Sessions at Buninyong, 3 pages, List 40.

LOTHERINGTON, W.J., Melbourne, 1857, for Clerk of Petty Sessions, reference on file, 4 pages, List 36.

LOTHERINGTON, N.J., Melbourne, 1857, for employment, 1 page, List 39.

LOUGHNAN, J.M., Melbourne, 1851, for Inspector of Denominational Schools, forced to leave India because of climate, held a commission in Bengal Cavalry and adjutant at Fort William Calcutta etc., speaks several languages.

LOVE, Mary, St. Kilda, applied for position as court house cleaner in 1891.  2 pages, List 42.

LOW, Joseph, Melbourne, 1854, for appointment as Immigration Agent after death of S. Barrow.  He is managing agent of the Immigrants Aid Society.  4 pages, List 3.

LOWE, Josiah A., Melbourne, 1858, was a shipping clerk at Liverpool, 3 pages, List 14.

LOWE, W.M., Collingwood, 1856, for employment as messenger or porter at Parliament House, formerly storeman in Colonial Stores Dept.

LOWE KONG MENG, 1854, offers his services as Chinese Interpreter, 4 pages,

LOWTHER, George, Ingwood, 1862, for Police Magistrate at Williamstown, 2 pages, List 32.

LUBY, James, Melbourne, 1860, for messenger, gives employment details, 2 pages, List 21.

LUPTON, George, Melbourne, 1862, seeks Clerk of Petty Sessions position, in police force, father was Rev. James Lupton of Westminster Abbey, 7 pages.  Another letter from Sandhurst, protesting a low rate of pay, 9 pages, List 26.

LYALL, James, Melbourne, 1856, is a clerk in Central Roads Board, seeks a similar position in Parliament House, testimonials on file.  4 pages.

LYNAR, James A., Heidelberg, 1856, for employment under Electoral Act; father a clergyman there, reference from Ireland on file, 4 pages, List 4.

LYNCH, Denis, Melbourne, 1861, for employment, 2 pages, List 31.

LYNCH, William, Melbourne, 1856, for position in office of Court of Petty Sessions; arrived 1852, reply to G. Lynch, Sheriff’s Office, 2 pages, List 40.

LYNN, Adam Loftus.  Ballarat, 1856, for appointment as deputy sheriff there, a solicitor, has resided at Ballarat for about 3 yrs. 2 pages

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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.

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.

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.  Note instructions re photo costs.

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.

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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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.

SMILLIE, James and wife Henrietta nee WHITE, sought in 1906 by Walter WHITE of Winton, Qld.  5 pages, List 71.

SMITH, Mrs. A.E. (Queenie) wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1900.  Mrs. PAGAN has taken her 5 year old child on a holiday to Melbourne where her sister Mrs. BENNETT lives, and has not returned.  Smith thinks she may take the child to England, and asks police to prevent this.  7 pages, List 44.

SMITH, Charles Henry, sought by wife Harriet, Linda, West Coast Tasmania, in 1912.  He left Silverton Broken Hill for Adelaide, has their daughters Sue, 3 years and Margaret, 4 years with him.  They ‘had words’ and she left him but for the sake of the children will return.  She has 3 of their children with her.  Found.  9 pages, List 102.

SMITH, Mrs. E., Queens Wharf, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1910 re husband Frederick.  He speaks broken English, a great mining man, was in Mt. Balfour and found copper mine there.  She had written previously (not on file) thinks he may be at Ballarat.  Not found.  6 pages, List 24.

SMITH, Mrs E.M., Sydney, wrote in 1910 re her husband Ted, a waiter, who had deserted her; believe in Melbourne.  Found.  4 pages, List 96.

SMITH, Edwin Arthur, West Maitland, wrote in 1904 on behalf of his mother Amelia, living in Brunswick.  She was the widow of Peter Christian SCHMIDT, late of Stawell, and a solicitor had made enquiries about her being a beneficiary, but she hadn’t heard any more, so he asked for police help.  They find that the person sought was not her late husband.  8 pages, List 56.

SMITH, F. Seymour, solicitor, Adelaide, wrote in 1919 on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth McLEAN of East Terrace, who was concerned about her daughter Amanda Ruth, 17 years, who went to Melbourne and hasn’t written.  Found, is an adult nurse.  Photo and 4 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Mrs Florence Rose, Collingwood, taken to Melbourne Hospital by police in 1913, when she informed them she had taken poison. Her mother was Florence STANWORTH of North Melbourne.  8 pages, List 109.

SMITH, Frederick, left Launceston 1904 with woman, formerly master of ketch Robert Burns, 40-50 years, wife and family left destitute.  4 pages, List 23.

SMITH, George Goodwin Crouch.  Held up a bank in Cape Town South Africa in 1897, shot teller, then turned gun on himself.  Copy of newspaper report on file, along with somewhat gruesome photo of his head with bullet hole.  His background given; brother Harry T. is in W.A.  16 pages, List 20.  See comment re cost of photographs.

SMITH, Henry Steele.  Information sought by wife in Melbourne in 1895; last heard of in Briagalong Gippsland in 1894.  He is a plumber, 41 years; is he the C.S.W. Smith who died at Alton Downs recently – no.   9 pages, List 28.

SMITH, Herbert H., Melbourne, is running Autorette Carriers in partnership with Don CHARLESON in 1913; queries police action in stopping rivers from trialling the cars.  6 pages, List 107.

SMITH, J., South Botany, Sydney NSW, in 1912 sought his wife nee B. ANSON and son Harold Vivian Leopold Smith, c12 years old. She left him in Broken Hill c1911, her people living in Bendigo.  8 pages, List 102.

SMITH, James Paul, employed by Qld. Trustees as a cashier in 1906 and embezzles money.  He was born Ipswich, is 29 years old; small photo in evening dress.  5 pages, List 69.

SMITH, Jessie, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913; rescued from Yarra by John CLARKE of Prahran; witness Mrs Elsie LEE.  5 pages, List 94.

SMITH, John and wife Ada, North Melbourne, charged in 1899 with failing to provide food and shelter to their children Ada, Mary Irene and John James, after Ada comes drunk to local police station.  14 pages, List 42.

SMITH, John, Ringwood,  applied to Defence Department in 1915 to become artificial limb maker; seeks police endorsement.  Photo of him and pupil K.S. PRATT, both with artificial limbs.  1 page, List 80.  See instructions re ordering a copy of the photo.

SMITH, Joseph, wrote from Kindred (Tasmania?) in 1901, asking for details of his brother Henry’s death; can’t get a certificate.  In 1873 he received a letter from William KENNEDY advising him that he was drowned on his station.  Police ascertain that Kennedy owned two stations, both in NSW, and was deceased; his widow knew nothing.  8 pages, List 49.

SMITH, Louis L.  Complains about prostitutes and their actions in Romeo Lane and Juliet Terrace area, 1869.  File includes a list of house occupiers and owners and details who is respectable, who is a prostitute or madam, who is a felon etc.  17 pages, List 4.  Names given:  KELLY, John (of South Yarra), CASSIDY, James (of Fitzroy), DAVIS, Aaron Hamilton, (of Victoria Parade), SMITH, William H. (of Whitehorse Hotel, Bourke St.)

And:
AITKINS (?), Emily; ANDERSON, Henry; BAKER, Thomas; BALAY (?), Thomas; BEATON, Sarah;  BENNETT,  Elisha; BENTLEY, Henrietta; BERGIN, Thomas; BOND, Reuben Thomas; BOOTH, Emily; BRADLEY,  Joseph and Ellen; BROOKS, Marion; BROOMFIELD, Ann and Elizabeth; BROWN, Amy and Catherine.  CASSIDY, Mary; CLARKE, Ellen and Frank; COLLINS, Sarah and William; CONNOR, Alfred John and Melosin (?);  COUGHLIN, Denis, wife and 2 sons; DACRE, Mary; DAY, Amy; DICKSON, Jane; DUNCAN, Amy; FERGUSON, Ferry; FITZGERALD, Catherine; FOSBERY, Mary Ann; GREEN, Ellen; GRIFFITHS, Thomas.  HARVEY, John; HATTON, William and Mary; HOGG, Elizabeth; HONOR, Ester; HOWE, Elizabeth; JENKINS,  Margaret; JUKES, Alice; KELLY, Patrick and Mrs.  McFARLIN, Mary; McLOUGHLIN, John and Mary; MASON, Lucy and Mary; MILL, Jane; NASH, Mrs. RICHMOND, Amy; ROODE, Mary Ann; RYAN, Catherine; SCOTT, Sarah; SHIELDS, Ann, Andrew and Thomas;  SMITH, Catherine, Mary; SUTHERLAND, Margaret.  TRAYNOR, Ann and John; TURTLE, Margaret; WATERS, Amy; WEARAM, John; WILLIAMS, Caroline,  Catherine,  Mary Jane, John; WRIGHT, Emily.

SMITH, Mrs. M., Moore Park Sydney wrote in 1905 re her sister Edie WESTERN or Ada TURNBULL, was she in gaol or deceased.  Police report she is in prison.5 pages, List 11.

SMITH, Mrs. M., school mistress, Alberton via Ringarooma, wrote in 1908.  She had been deserted by her husband George Edward c1905, and has heard that he is in Melbourne.  He was a native of Yorkshire, the family live in Devonport Tasmania.  10 pages, List 85.

SMITH, Matthew Edward, drover, believed to have died about 1902 near Bendigo.  Information sought by son Matthew, Islington NSW in 1910; had not heard anything from him for over 20 years.  The writer was born in Axe Creek in 1881.  8 pages, List 91.

SMITH, N., wrote from Herbert Rd., Paddington NSW in 1903 re his son Jim, who was working with HENRY’S DRAMATIC CO., which was travelling country areas.  Encloses copy of letter from Jim, at Goulburn, alleging ill-treatment.  Found.  10 pages, List 19.

SMITH, Thomas, 14 years, sisters Carrie May 15 years and Alice Lizzie, 13 years, placed in care of Neglected Children’s Department in 1894 and boarded out to Mrs MIDDLETON of Ballarat.  In 1911 Thomas asks to be given his parent’s location, which is denied.  File reveals his father was James ELLIS, mother Alice SMITH.  5 pages, List 97.

SMITH, William, left Devonport Tasmania with children Harry, Sydney, Dulcie and Daisy in 1912 and deserted them in Melbourne; they had been living with their grandmother there.  Grandfather is Harry and uncles are Vernon Harry, a schoolteacher, and Clyde.  8 pages, List 104.

SMITH, William John McAuley, 11 years, and Frederick DAVIS Jnr, 13 years, committed to Industrial School in 1897 in Hamilton.  Smith briefly escapes gaol.  9 pages, List 20.

SNOW, Charles L., Sydney NSW, wrote in 1908 re his wife C.L. and two children who went to her mother Mrs James GARDINER, Tallarook, some time ago and had not returned.  8 pages, List 86.

SNOWDEN, Michael Henry, murdered at Arcadia in 1881, – BRADFORD suspected, Edward HOGGARD a witness.  In 1907 Yarrawonga police sought details of the case, as both men were in the district, and the 1881 file, including a reward poster, was forwarded to them and returned.  This is a large file.  List 84.

SOLOMON, G.L., wrote from Gladstone Hotel, Millers Point NSW in 1899 re daughter Emily, who left home with Ettie BINDON for Melbourne.  Emily was divorced from jockey William WOODGATE, and left her child unprovided for. Pair found in a brothel.  11 pages, List 43.

SOMERVILLE, Alexander, Carlton, reports in 1903 that his new villa in South Melbourne has been targeted by ‘roughs’.  Local police report it is a brothel, which is a surprise to him. 6 pages List 67.

SOMERVILLE, Frank. Arrested in Newcastle NSW for larceny, under another name. Admits he is wanted for failure to pay maintenance on child of Florence Elizabeth BYRNE, born 1915. Also seduced her sister, who is pregnant to him. His parents live in Ascot Vale.  List 1.

SOMMERSGILL, Joseph, Daveyhurst, W.A., wrote in 1909.  He has received an anonymous letter that his wife and son are living with – BRADLEY, blacksmith at Newport Railway Works and asks investigation, which proves claim.  12 pages, List 88.

SOORIAN, Mrs. L.  Of Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her father John Hartley BALLARD.  4 pages, List 4.  See also SOURIAN.

SORELL, Mrs. Flora A., wrote from Tasmania where she was briefly staying in 1917, asking police to prevent her daughter from marrying Otto Neils RASMUSSEN; her usual address was Toorak.  7 pages, List 73.

SORENSON, Frank, sought by wife Elizabeth, Burnie Tasmania, in 1911.  Found interstate.  5 pages and small photo, List 95.

SORO, Antonio. Murdered Patricia BICKETT at Royal Park 1914; file includes photo of him.  List 1.

SOURIAN, Lilith.  Wrote from Sydney in 1908 re whereabouts of her uncle Benjamin CROSTHWAITE, last heard of in Kew.  Police are suspicious of her motives; she is a palmist known as Hama SOORI, husband George LACELLES [LASCELLES?] alias Sourian, was gaoled for bigamy.  5 pages, List 5.  See also SOORIAN.

SOUTH, George F., clergyman, Windsor, writes in 1900 asking for police help; his wife and son are conspiring against him.  Constable reports it’s a very sad case, he is delusional and a danger to his family.  7 pages, List 22.

SOUTH, George F., Windsor, wrote a sad and intimate letter in 1901, asking police to forward his letters to his son Arthur from whom he is alienated.  2 pages, List 53.

SOUTHEE, Robert.  Information sought by Mrs. A.T. (Minnie) FISHER, East Perth, W.A. in 1915.  She has had care of his son for a number of years; he was to pay maintenance, but fallen behind.  He was a footballer, chemist’s assistant and believed in Bendigo.  Found.  Photo and 7 pages, List 80.  See instructions re obtaining a copy of the photo.

SOUTH YARRA, 555 Chapel Street, fire in 1900 in stables of John YOUNG, wood merchant, property owned by Alfred CHAMBERS.  2 pages, List 50.

SOUTH YARRA MISSION HOME.  Hilda Warburton, c21 years, alias AUSTIN and Alice LLOYD, 16 years, escaped from here in 1913.  Warburton’s parents were in West Melbourne, Lloyd’s in East Melbourne.  3 pages, List 8.

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SPARGO, Thomas.  Died Mitta Mitta 1906, file re selling his effects to pay for cost of burial. H.T. McCANN purchased them.   5 pages, List 4.

SPARLING, Christopher, Northcote, 61 years, ex police member.  Wrote a letter to the Victorian Governor in 1902.  His office forwarded it to the police department with a request that he be asked not to continue writing to them.  6 pages, List 61.

SPEARY, Florence E., wrote from Blackwood in 1902 re her husbnd Bertram, who ill-used her then left for Melbourne, leaving her without support.  His parents are in Prahran and are interviewed.  9 pages, List 63.

SPENCE, Annie J., Kensington, gave birth during attempted suicide in 1913; 16 years, daughter of Margaret.  No prosecution.  6  pages, List 93.

SPENCE, James.  Sought by mother Clara in Redfern Sydney in 1901.  6 pages, List 4.

SPENCE, Mrs. Thomas, nee Ruby MILLINGTON, left her child Thomas Spence Millington with Margaret
GOODMAN in Paddington Sydney, and didn’t pay maintenance.   In 1910 Goodman asks police to trace her; not found.  22 pages, List 54.

SPENCE, W.G.  Wrote 2 letters to Chief Secretary in 1898 re P. RICHARDSON, a unionist gaoled in 1894 and recently released, who has been told that Victoria police will arrest him if he returns home to his mother in Chilewell Geelong.  11 pages, List 19.

SPENCER, Mrs G., widow, last heard of at Brunswick, sought by sister Mrs H.M. JAMIESON, Young, NSW in 1912.  Found.  6 pages, List 102.

SPENCER, Jessie Elizabeth.  Of Omeo; issued a warrant for Nicholas MARSH for desertion of his illegitimate child in 1893.  Found.  7 pages, List 7.

SPILLANE, William Stanislaus, 20yrs, born Prahran, found wandering at St Kilda, and bought to police station; ‘appears simple-minded’, then cleaned and looked after before being sent to Christian Bros. Orphanage in Geelong.  Anonymous letters claim his parents were cruel to him, he was never educated.  Police prepare a brief for prosecution of father William, but looks like never charged.  Evidence of witnesses given: Eva BECK, Mary Ellen ILES, Joseph DAVIES (gentleman of Windsor), Elizabeth WHITAKER, Walter HABER, Frances ALLAN and Madge COOPER.  His mother was Cecilia nee GAUNT.  37 page, List 15.

SPILLER, Charles, Clifton Hill, injured by a taxi in 1911, asks police to investigate and charge driver, who didn’t stop.  Witnesses were Alexander ELKINS, Arthur BLUNDELL, Thomas SAUNDERS and Robert BLACK.  15 pages, List 100.

SPOONER, – , chemist, Coleraine, suspected of supplying medicines to help with abortions by M. LOURIE and Annie RADLEY in 1896.  16 pages, List 50.

SPOUSE FAMILY.  Daughter Florrie, 17 years, severely burnt in fire at 12 Linton St., Balaclava in 1898.  2 pages, List 18.

SPRAGUE, Thomas Richard, deserted wife Nellie at Newtown Sydney in 1912; 25 years, born Blackheath NSW; seen in Melbourne.  Not found.  9 pages, List 102.

SPROUSE, Mrs. Annie.  Gives birth to stillborn child at Buchan in 1899.  2 pages, List 17.

SQUIRE, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Henry, suicided at Geelong in 1900.  3 pages, List 47.

S.S. BOGONG wrecked at Marlo in 1896.  Very large and very detailed file mentions the following:  drowned were brothers George, Ernest and Edward Henry HUYSMANS, (there was a warrant out for the latter, and he had been hidden by friends/relations), John ANDERSON, Charles AISTROP/ASTROPE.  Saved were Albert Edward PRICE, J.P. GALLIENNE (Master), Leonard STEVENSON/STEPHENSON.  Local constable borrowed boat from Orbost Rowing Club and broke scull – they were reimbursed after his explanation.  A search went on for some weeks, involving local Aboriginals Andrew CHASE and W. BLAIR, and a case belonging to Edward Huysmans was found. George ROCHFORT was living with the Huysman’s mother.  A sister, Daisy DALRYMPLE, wife of John of Darlinghurst Sydney, gave permission for the case and contents to be given to Minnie HUYSMANS, who was Edward’s wife, who ‘was a woman of bad repute before her marriage and resided in a brothel’.  Months later some human remains were found by Richard and George MORGAN, while mustering cattle.  List 37.

S.S. DART attempt to sink it while at South Wharf in 1919.  Report.  5 pages, List 69.

STAFFORD, James, charged with cattle stealing in 1899.  Local police want to take 12 year old Frederick WILSON away, as he can give evidence, but this is not supported.  Wilson is a cousin of Mrs. Stafford nee DOWLING; his mother died in an asylum and his father ‘is a dissolute’ and the Staffords have given him a home.  Unflattering description of families involved.  37 pages, List 41.

STAFFORD, Richard.  Wrote from Kingston South Australia in 1907 re his daughter Mary Jane who ‘was taken away by G.G. Spain’; there is some money due to her.  She was 24 years old.  Police ascertain that she is the wife of George G. ESPAGNE/ESPAIGNE and living at Horsham.  5 pages, List 15.

STAFFORD, Victor, 19 years, North Melbourne; attempted suicide in 1912.  Father Edward says he had been drinking; police decide not to prosecute.  5 pages, List 35.

STAMMLER, W. Sydney, NSW, forwards payment for maintenance of Diannah Sophia Stammler, Richmond in 1902.  4 pages, List 61.

STANDLY, Lily, 8 years, lived with parents in Kensington.  In 1913 an anonymous letter claimed she was being illtreated by her parents and had never attended school.  5 pages, List 105.

STANTON, Richard, 22 years, born Melbourne, died in a hospital in German West Africa in 1905, family believed in Victoria.  German Consulate wrote re tracing family.  7 pages, List 69.

STAPLETON, Alfred William, deserted wife Laura at Redfern Sydney c1912.  He was believed to be in Melbourne, working at the Princess Theatre; found.  8 pages, List 102.

STARR, Grace, wrote from Adelaide S.A. in 1905, re her son Steve, believed to be in Melbourne.  Traced.  S.A. local police report she runs a brothel there.  5 pages, List 69.

STARR, Joseph, Elphinstone, farmer, charged with perjury in 1929.  Witnesses included Julius, Lillian and Rita May LIPPLEGOES, William Robert MORRISON and Ernest Oliver HUNT.  Large file.  List 89.

STASSI, Mrs. V., Sydney, NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband Guiseppi who had deserted her.  6 pages, List 96.

STAURENGHI, John Henry, charged with forgery on the Union Bank, absconded in 1886.  Found in San Francisco and escorted back to Melbourne in 1887.  Series of letters from British Consul re legal aspects of case etc.  46 pages, List 56.

STAWELL, W., of Malleson, England & Stewart, Melbourne, reports loss of his daughter’s pony in 1910.  2 pages, List 24.

STEDMAN, Charles, 86 years, died 1918; property sold to pay funeral costs.  Letters on file from sister Polly (Mary) ROBSON, South Hornsby, London and niece Maria ADAMS from 1859 onwards, also a photo of ‘Willie’.  22 pages, List 75.

STEEL, Mrs. U., Picton, NSW, wrote in 1897 re her husband Matthew who deserted eight years previously.  He was c45 years old.  Found, he declines to support her.  6 pages, List 38

STEEN, H.F., elderly man, died at Bundalagnah near Maffra in 1900.  File re burial costs and claim of undertaker Alexander HARDIE.  14 pages, List 45.

STEIGLITZ COFFEE PALACE.  Destroyed by fire in 1895; owned by Mr. HARE.  Licensee Joseph Francis GILL and his mother in law Ella HICKSH charged and convicted of offence.  Witness Elizabeth ROCKS praised by police.  Very detailed file.  44 pages, List 35.  CONNECTION FOUND

STENLAND, Frank, sought by Geelong police in 1911; has got a young woman – FINN, in trouble, and disappeared.  Found interstate.  3 pages, List 99.

STEPHENS, Bill.  Sought by Capt Charles H. HALL of Melbourne in 1877, he was c46yrs, led a wandering life, police think the person who died in 1864 in Yackandandah may be him.  13 pages, List 5.

STERNBERG, Benjamin W.,  writes to Chief Commissioner in 1904, claiming being unfairly persecuted, he is not a member of any secret society.  2 pages, List 9.

STERRY, Samuel, otherwise STEVENS/STEPHENS, went missing from his hut at Timboon in 1906.  Sister in law Mrs Robert STERRY, Wagga Wagg, interviewed.  Photo taken c1880 on file.  Eventually traced.  Large file, List 71.

STEVENS, Arthur, Brougham St., Kew.  In 1917 the Ladies Benevolent Society query the continued assistance they are providing to his wife Rose and family as he is not working.  Detailed report on his health and family situation.  10 pages, List 72.

STEVENS, Arthur George, deserted wife Margaret A. and 5 children at Trafalgar near Boulder City WA in 1907.  A carpenter, 40 years, found.  17 pages, List 84.

STEVENS, Katie, Erskineville, Sydney, wrote in 1911 for the address of her mother in law; hasn’t heard from husband Alexander K., ‘for some considerable time’.  She was in Albert Park; found. 4 pages, List 100

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret of Warra Qld., wrote in 1918 re her husband Frederick S. Stevens, who went to stay with his brother Henry at Nagambie. Her letters are unanswered; found. 3 pages.  List 1.

STEVENS, Mrs. Margaret, wrote from 16 Mile Creek, Warra, Qld. in 1919 re husband Frederick Sylvester Stevens, who is in the Salvation Army Home, has not answered her letters, has lost memory.  Police find him, but daughter who is providing for him requests no letters be sent to wife.  4 pages, List 22.

STEVENS, Isaac, of the Club Hotel, Warracknabeal, attempted suicide in 1908.  Wife F.E.B. Stevens, Adelaide, wrote that he had deserted her and the woman with him is not his wife.  3 pages, List 84.

STEVENSON, Bernard, M.D., missing friend, report on; found in 1887.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 56.

STEVENSON, G.A., wrote from State School, Mount Taylor in 1904, re his 16½ year old son Gilbert, known as Bert, who went to the country.  His wife is in Kew Asylum and fretting as she hasn’t seen her son.  Sister Ruby is employed in Melbourne and lives there with her aunt.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

STEVENSON, John Barr.  Known as the ‘Australian Blondin’.  Wanted for perjury in 1896 case.  List 4.

STEWART, Bruce, Fremantle, wrote in 1908 re brother in law George DINNIE, champion wrestler, who has left his pregnant wife there.  Found.  4 pages, List 86.

STEWART, Christopher J., wrote from the lunatic asylum Ararat in 1909, seeking his sisters Caroline F., Jessie and Maggie; has not heard from them for 3 years.  Found.  8 pages, List 87.

STEWART, Muriel, 16 years, ran away from her mother in Sydney in 1916 and came to Melbourne; claimed that her mother was leading an immoral life and requested to be placed in the Abbotsford Convent.  In 1917 her mother tried to persuade her to return home.  Mother’s sister Mrs. WILLIAMS lived at Mosman.  6 pages, List 72.

STEWART, 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.

TAFFE/TAIT, Joseph, 75 years, found wandering in Prahran, temporarily boarded with Mrs. Eleanor DALY while family sought; found in Beaconsfield Parade and report he has done this before. 11 pages, List 51.

TAIT, K., writes from Buninyong in 1910, asking if there is anything she can do to Percy WHYKES who has made her daughter Una pregnant.  Her husband took him to caught for maternity expenses, but lost the case.  5 pages, List 24

TALFORD/TELFORD, James, stops runaway horse and dray, owner Henry McDONOUGH of East Collingwood, in Melbourne in 1870, asks reward.  Driver Patrick SKEHAN was delivering potatoes. 4 pages, List 30.

TALINTYRE, Robert.  Wrote two letters of complaint from Campbell’s Creek near Castlemaine in 1906 about an unnamed local constable behaving improperly with a married woman.  Local inspector reports that the actual writer is Mrs. LEE, wife of an engine driver, who had a relationship with Constable Clifford JENKIN, No. 3529 and is now seeking revenge.  5 pages, List 3.

TALMAGE, Harry, Grantham, Cowra NSW, wrote in 1913 seeking details of his brother William’s death near Rushworth.  8 pages, List 94.

TAMAGNO, Tommaso.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1877 re him and Guiseppe CARBARINO, who had both died, asking for property details.  7 pages, List 5

TANSEY, Matilda.   Investigation into her destitute state, has three illegitimate children, 1896.  21 pages, List 3.  CONNECTION FOUND

‘TARARUA’ GOLD ROBBERY. 1880, large file. Martin WEINBERG interviewed; large reward offered.  List 1.

TATE, Edward, c60 years, prospector, single, left Coolgardie WA in 1917 for medical treatment in Melbourne and not returned.  Sister M. MARSHALL, Cheltenham enquires; not seen by family for 30 years. 15 pages, List 74.

TATT, Annie Amelia, 9 years, Porcupine Flat Maldon.  Allegation that she had been interfered with by family friend Thomas CLARKE in 1896.  8 pages, List 36.

TAYLOR, Ada, Yarrawonga Hotel, Yarrawonga, applied for women’s police force in 1916.  2 pages, List 78.

TAYLOR, Albert W.  Wrote from Fitzroy in 1919, seeking admission into police force.  He was university educated, well travelled, a civil engineer and surveyor, 37 yrs etc.  3 pages, List 5.

TAYLOR, Colin Sutherland, Subiaco, W.A., wrote in 1913 seeking his brother James, supposedly in Richmond.  Found.  Two letters, 11 pages, List 109.

TAYLOR, Dora, sought by mother Mrs. W. McCOURT of St. Peters, Sydney, in 1900.  Found in brothel in Melbourne, but mother not told details.  8 pages, List 45.

TAYLOR, E., Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1909, asking police to find Mrs CLAKE, who was housekeeping for F. WEATHERSTONE at Bendigo, and has left her 13 year old son with her.  Found.  5 pages, List 90.

TAYLOR, Elizabeth. Details of her convictions for abortions on Julia G. WARBURTON, Celestine FROST, Eve LATHAN; and Nellie [Ellen] CARTER in Victoria, and later interstate conviction, 1908.  List 1.

TAYLOR, Ellen, and mother Ellen, Geelong.  Committed for trial in 1900 for concealment of birth; child buried in backyard.  37 pages, List 44

TAYLOR, Fanny, Blayney, NSW, wrote in 1902 re a warrant she had taken out on Joseph SHERER for maintenance of her child; believes he is in Victoria.  11 pages, List 61.

TAYLOR, Frank, sought by Josie SAMUELS, Lawrence, NSW in 1911; owes maintenance on her child; butcher born Bendigo.  A sad story of how he has betrayed her and how she has lost a bequest from India.  6 pages, List 95.

TAYLOR, George, Fitzroy, committed suicide in 1911, husband of Violet.  Report on case.  7 pages, List 98.

TAYLOR, George, enquired for by wife Bessie, who wrote from Adelaide in 1912.  He was employed by Aust. Workers Union, but left them and went to Dimboola, then Melbourne.  He was a carpenter.  Further letter in 1913, when she is working at Broken Hill and has her daughter with her.  Extensive search fails to find him.  29 pages, List 33.

TAYLOR, Leslie. (Squizzie) 1918 Criminal Offence Report of claim by Sarah DALVEAN of 122 Lt. Lonsdale St., Melbourne, that he used threatening words to her and her son. Verbatim recording of foul language used is pretty bad.  List 1.

TEAGUE, Linden Stafford, deserted wife in 1904 in Bowral.  In 1907 she wrote from Randwick NSW and requested search.  5 pages, List 70.

TEBBLE, Elizabeth Florence, 22 years, of Kobyboyn near Seymour, gave birth to illegitimate child while alone on property.  Child died and she hid it in bush.  Graphic detail of what happened to body.  She died shortly afterwards; was the daughter of John and Sarah.  Report includes evidence of Alfred SATTERLY who worked on property, as well as family members and runs to 22 pages.  Inquest is also on file and it is 25 pages.  List 25.

TEESE, Victor, Euroa, applied to join police force in 1906.  John GROSVENOR writes he is the father of his daughter’s illegitimate child.  4 pages, List 26.

TEHAN, John.  Applies to join police force in 1897; his father James is a magistrate at Heathcote and respectable; police report brother involved in a maintenance case.  7 pages, List 6.

TELFER, Catherine, writes from Diapur near Nhill in 1902.  She and her 8 children are starving.  Husband James is in Ballarat gaol for failure to pay maintenance.  Police arrange support.  16 pages, List 19.

TELFORD, Abner Alfred, wrote from Stawell in 1928; his daughter Marion Isobel was missing.  She, aged 17, was believed to be with a married man, a returned soldier, named Charles JONES, c40 years.  Photo of Marion and her siblings on file, taken some years previously.  1 page, List 57.

TEMPLE/McGEE, Eveline Annie Jessie. Bizarre story of how she deceived her lover Louis FRANK (a travelling salesman) into registering the birth of two children as his, with her as mother, when she had received them from two different mothers, 1906. Copy of certificates on file show children were Linda, daughter of Mary Ann Day STORER, and Harry Heyward, son of Hannah BROMILOW, who were re-registered as Violet Betty and Eric Sigismund.   She had done a similar thing some years previously.  26 pages, List 4.

TEMPLE, T.R., wrote from Adelaide Sth Australia in 1912 re 60 year old father Harry Stephen Temple, formerly telegraph operator at GPO there, lately in Melbourne.  Has heard of his death; no record of death, not found.  4 pages, List 35.

TEMPLETON, Ruby Mary. Daughter of Francis, married Alfred George PALMER in 1913, gave birth to a child by Jack SMITH in Bendigo while Palmer was away at war, and registered it with Smith as her husband. Her sister Doris Myrtle Templeton gave birth to a stillborn child in 1918 also in Bendigo. Anonymous letter re their morals.  List 1.

TENNANT, William Davidson, registered the death of Dorothy, his child with Elizabeth ORDISH in 1900.  He is wanted for wife desertion but states his first wife was already married when he married her; report on case.  15 pages, List 52.

TERRY, Alfred, married Gladys Flora Clara RICHARDSON in 1896; Mrs. Joan Watson SMITH signed as her guardian, but she was not as her mother was still alive, and did not approve.  Mother complains to police.  11 pages, List 37.

TEW, Thomas, wrote from near Queenstown, South Australia in 1894, re his daughter Mary Ann, who left home and was believed living with Charles MARTIN at the Leongatha Labour Colony as his wife.  Martin had two other wives, both living.  Police find a warrant from Goulburn for wife desertion is in existence.  14 pages, List 38.

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THACKRAY, William Harold, deserted wife Sylvia and child in Sydney in 1915.  In 1917 she heard he was on a ship coming to Australia and asks police help.  He is arrested.  6 pages, List 71.

THAKIS, Irene, 17 years, left her home in Adelaide in 1917 with married man DILLON and went to Melbourne.  Her mother wrote to police asking for help in getting her to return home, and her aunt Mrs. DAY comes to Melbourne.  Dillon’s aunt Mrs. PHILLIPS located as is Irene, who is pregnant.  5 pages, List 72.

THISTLETON, Patrick, sometimes known as Jack, sought on behalf of father George of Benalla.  11 pages, List 100.

THOMAS, Charles, 16 years, left his home in Ivanhoe to go to work in Melbourne, and has not returned.  Mother thinks he may have gone to Tasmania, but not found there.  5 pages, List 44.

THOMAS, D.A., JP, wrote from Customs House, Cobram in 1896, complaining that F. LONGMORE, chemist of Melbourne, had not sent the ‘Royal Hair Restorer’ he ordered and paid for.  Longmore interviewed, delay in production.  7 pages, List 37.

THOMAS, George E., The Strand, Newport; flour mill owner.  Solicitor’s letter re his application for renewal of driving licence in 1917; lost thru drink driving.  3 pages, List 74.

THOMAS, George Ellis.  Sought by his brother in law Henry DUTTON of Kapunda, Sth Aust., in 1908.  He had been at Ballarat, had a brother and nephew in Melbourne.   Not found.  12 pages, List 3.

THOMAS, Harry Jack Vane, attempt to charge him with unlawfully supplying noxious drugs to Vera Phyllis LOWE at Yarra Junction with intent to procure a miscarriage in 1912.  Her mother Jessie makes claim.  12 pages, List 103.

THOMAS, John Herbert, Pelaw Main, Kurri Kurri, NSW, wrote in 1908 re his daughter Sarah Ellen (Nellie), 21 years, who was employed by Mrs CANTOR of Middle Park.  Hasn’t heard from her for some months; found using name of MILLAR.  6 pages, List 85.

THOMAS, Joseph.  Wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1894 querying delay in return of photograph from Star Portrait Co in Geelong, suspects fraud.  Letterhead of firm on file.  8 pages, List 13.

THOMAS, John Leonard Basil, ordered by East Melbourne court to pay maintenance for Arthur Vincent WRIGHT, child of Emma; she has gone to work interstate.  6 pages, List 63.

THOMAS, R.F., teacher, Public School, Unkya Creek via Frederickton, NSW, wrote in 1900, seeking address of Mr. and Mrs. E. GARDNER of Richmond on behalf of her sister in UK who has heard she has died.  Found alive.  5 pages, List 43.

THOMAS, William.  Died suddenly in Melbourne in 1903; was a hairdresser, from Adelaide.  Letters of reference and one from his wife on file.  17 pages, List 4.

THOMLINS, Lillian, attempted suicide at Coburg in 1911; 24 years, taken to hospital by William RUBELL.  Sister Mrs Thomas DOBSON, Ascot Vale.  13 pages, List 100.

THOMLINSON, Mrs. Harriet nee PORTER, Great Western, wrote in 1917 re her husband Lieut. Will.  Thomlinson.  She had to send their children Grace, Pearl and John to him when she was admitted to hospital; he won’t send them back.  Interviewed, he claims she is not fit to have them.  10 pages, List 75.

THOMPSON, Agnes.  Left her illegitimate son George at the Women’s Refuge in 1880 and hadn’t paid maintenance; letter from her on file.  Susanna BARKER, Sec. of the Refuge writes to police.  22 pages, List 4.

THOMPSON, Agnes, Kogarah, Sydney, wrote in 1910 re sister Kate, now Mrs Arthur FORSTER.  Found.  5 pages, List 98.

THOMPSON, Albert, c42 years, sought by brother in law James CROSS Glenbrook near Sydney in 1913; he deserted his wife and 3 children at Lancaster England, arriving in Victoria c18 months ago and was last heard of at Mansfield. Fund. 7 pages, List 106.

THOMPSON, Albert James.  Sought by Lavinia THOMPSON of Sydney in 1908.  He was part Chinese, a butcher, supposed to have come to Melbourne to open a shop; breach of promise case.  Not found.  4 pages, List 10.

THOMPSON, Alfred John.  Information sought by Arthur O. HALL, solicitor of Geelong, in 1908.  In 1904 Thompson’s then wife Jessie Wilson Thompson nee KNIGHT, divorced him.  Present wife is living with him in Adelaide and ‘is terrified of him.’  Asks for Thompson’s criminal record but police refuse.  5 pages, List 10.

THOMPSON/THOMSON, Mrs. Annie.  Widow of John Dobkin THOMPSON, Captain of the Transit.  Went missing from her home in Hawthorn in 1876; is 46yrs, speaks German fluently; her stepfather was Mr. HOLMES.  Her son Alfred THOMPSON, 23yrs, committed suicide a few weeks later.  Police think she may have been killed, but subsequently she is found in country Victoria.  BEASLEY family involved.  32 pages, photo of her on file.  List 6.

THOMPSON, Annie, c/- Mr. John CONDON, Forest Lodge, Sydney, wrote in 1896 re a newspaper report of an Albert Thompson arrested for pick pocketing.  Her husband deserted her, is this him.  No.  7 pages, List 35.

THOMPSON, Bernard, deserted wife Mary at Benalla in 1913.  Taken to court, he promises to pay maintenance but doesn’t.  Subsequently they are reconciled.  12 pages, List 109.

THOMPSON, Charles Ernest, lithographer, arrived in Melbourne from South Africa in 1908 and some  months later disappeared while on board a ship to Tasmania.  Report on incident, his possessions etc.  25 pages, List 54.

THOMPSON, David, went missing from Glen Wills in 1890; born Aberdeen Scotland, miner, c50 years, was prospecting for tin.  Police eventually take possession of his property; no known relatives in colony.  In 1899 a skeleton found at Lightning Creek was identified as him.  32 pages, List 41.

THOMPSON, Emmerson, born Weardale Co Durham England, left for Australia 30-40 years ago, would be 60-70 years old; in 1911 his nephew Joseph Thompson of Hay NSW asked police to trace him.  Not found.  3 pages, List 99.

THOMPSON, John Andrew, found unconscious in a Melbourne street in 1899 by Thomas SCULLY of Carlton.  Taken to hospital and subsequently died.  Aunts were Mrs. CONAWAY and Mrs. SHIELL.  He was a native of Newcastle, England, a clerk.  9 pages, List 49.

THOMPSON, Mary Ann.  Died at Bendigo in 1861, leaving 4 children, from 4 months to 11 years.  She was living with – Thompson, and youngest child was by him, but elder 3 were from deceased husband (name not given) but known as Thompson.  The youngest child died shortly afterwards, a girl was sent to the Benevolent Asylum, one boy given to Messrs Heffernan and Crowley and the other, John, to Thomas MORGAN of Eaglehawk , but taken away by Coroner as he was not Catholic, and he wanted to place him with a Catholic family.  Morgan makes formal complaint as do local Ministers.  23 pages, List 13.

THOMPSON, Nellie, Ascot Vale, attempted suicide in 1913 after quarrel with Mathew COCKERELL.  9 pages, List 106.

THOMSON, Mrs. Isabella, Norwood Hill, Castlemaine, wife of William, tannery hand, died 1896 after giving birth to stillborn child after difficult labour.  Cause certified by Drs OWENS and WOOLLEY as heart disease.  File re whether to exhume body and hold inquest.  Nurse was Ellen WEBB.  9 pages, List 36.

THOMSON, Ivy.  Injured at South Morang on Cup Day 1908 when youths rolled a stone down a hill.  Father W. Thomson asks police to name boys involved, which they do.  The boys were all from Brunswick:  A. CARTER, J. STOREN, E. FRANNERY, Charles JOHNSTON, Richard GILBERT, John HOGAN, George BROWN.  13 pages, List 10.

THORNBURN FAMILY.  Mrs. PARK of Dundas Sydney NSW wrote in 1902 regarding Walter, 12 years, Leslie George 11 years and Eric 9 years, who were born in India.  Their mother, who was highly educated and the daughter of Rev. SLATER of Bangalore, died there; she is their father’s sister.  She has cared for them for over a year, but the father has taken them  back to Melbourne, after she asked for money for maintenance.  She is worried they are being neglected.  Very detailed report on family.  15 pages, List 20.

THORNE, Walter James, deserted wife Sarah Ann nee COOMBES at Ballarat in 1915; he was a boilermaker, 25 years.  Found interstate in 1917.  15 pages, List 72.

THORNLEY, Lily Theresa, 10 years, daughter of Margaret KHAN alias RILEY/HOGAN/HOULIGAN.  Mother arrested for larceny in 1901 and Lily taken into police custody and cared for by Mrs KEEGAN of Morwell.  5 pages, List 89.

THORPDALE.  Petition from residents re having police stationed there; 2 pages of signatures, headed by F. DICKINSON; report on situation, and refusal.  13 pages, List 26.

THORPE, J., wrote from Govt. Printing Office, Brisbane in 1895, concerned about his father C., aged 78 years, who was living alone in Williamstown and asking police to keep an eye out for him.  7 pages, List 29.

THORPE, John Fulford.  Information sought by wife K. Thorpe, Melbourne in 1899; last heard of in Perth.  Found.  6 pages, List 42.

THORSEN, Frank, admitted to Homes of Hope Orphanage Collingwood in 1893, 6 years old.  Father’s whereabouts unknown, mother destitute.  She visited him a few times, but would not contribute to his keep.  In 1900 she wishes to make contact with him, but Home refuses, so she approaches police for assistance.  He is working for J. BARROW of Spring Hill Kyneton, and states he is happy there, but subsequently goes to his mother.  8 pages, List 45.

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TICEHURST, Mrs. B., Wallend…. NSW, wrote in 1903 re Edward WEEKS, Indian trader, who died in Melbourne in 1892.  She is his wife; he left her and their children at Binalong in 1873.  Police find he left his estate to his wife Polly.  6 pages, List 66.

TIERNEY FAMILY, Elsternwick.  Anonymous letter in 1899 complains they are abusing their only son William.  Police find he was strapped for missing school, has returned home and will be sent to Christian Brothers School at Geelong.  Parents given good character.  6 pages, List 42.

TIERNEY, Mrs. Mary.  Poisoned at Goroke in 1905.  Two letters from her mother and comments on the case, which was not solved.  30 pages, List 65.

TILLOTSON, Mattie, appointed cook at police hospital in 1910; agreement on file.  She replaced J.G. CONROY who had resigned.  3 pages, List 54.

TILSLEY, Walter Nicklin, Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1902 re his grandparents, James Tilsley, civil engineer,  and wife, last heard of at Beechworth.  They had two sons and an adopted daughter.  Family found.  13 pages, List 42.

TIMBER SORTERS & STACKERS UNION.  Large file detailing with a strike by the union in 1910, which affected ship loading and unloading.  List 94.

TIMOTHEE, Charles Joseph, tinsmith.  Attempted suicide at Burwood in 1902; sister Mrs. John SLATTERY of Carlton traced.  Report on incident and costs incurred etc.  24 pages, List 62.

TIMS, Edward George Jnr., Kent Town, South Australia, wrote in 1915 re his father Edward, a photographer, last heard of 30 years ago.  8 pages, List 81.

TINHAM, Alice Mary, left Sydney with a married man and had a child to him.  Sister Elizabeth HEATH seeks information in 1907.  Not found.  8 pages, List 84.

TIPPETT, Alfred, sought by mother Doris GOODRDIDGE, Sydney, in 1909.  Two letters she received from Bert DERNELLY of Melbourne are on file.  Report states he was a deserter from the US Fleet visit.  Not found.  14 pages, List 90.

TIPPING, James, head teacher, Stanley State School No. 550, writes several letters 1900-1901 re poor response to lawlessness of local constable MORNEMENT.  23 pages, List 52.

TOBIN, Thomas Martin, 53 years, Abbotsford, brush maker, attempted suicided in 1913; report on family situation.  8 pages, List 93.

TOBOLKA, Franz, hatter.  Information sought by Austro-Hungarian Consul in 1909.  Found interstate, activities listed.  13 pages, List 89.

TOC H.  Ray Baxter, secretary, wrote in 1938 re plans to establish Boy’s Clubs in industrial suburbs of Melbourne.  Report on establishment, particularly the Fred. Walker’s Boys Club in Middle Park.  12 pages, List 2.

TODD, Amy.  Number of letters in 1912 re rude constable who asked her mother and herself to move from their seats in the Town Hall.  14 pages, List 4.

TODD, Ellen. Mons A. LIET writes (in French) about her in 1874. She lived with Mrs. SALTER of St. Kilda for ten years; Dr. MOORE of Carlton paid annually for her support. She has absconded, is aged 14-15 years.  List 1.

TODD, Phillip.  Photo of him on St. Kilda beach in 1928.  Has been separated from file which hasn’t been located.  List 59.  See introduction re copying of photographs.

TOFTER, Ellen or BAKER, 62 years, widow, sought in 1911 by her brother William BARTLETT Snr., Tenterfield, NSW.  Believed with daughter Mrs BEAGLOWE.  Found.  9 pages, List 95.

TOKELY, F., New Farm Brisbane, sent telegram in 1912 asking police to watch for wife who had left him and their two children and sailed for Melbourne under name of PALMER.  Physical description given.  Later note says landed in Sydney.  6 pages, List 32.

TOKELY, F.M., wrote from New Farm Brisbane in 1912.  His wife has left him with their two children, 3 and 5, and sailed for Melbourne.  They recently came from New Zealand.  She had a ‘very dark complexion … is considered a very fine looking woman’.  Not found.  7 pages, List 33.

TOLLEY, Mary, nee BRANDON. Married Edward Tolley in 1889 in New Zealand; he subsequently married a Miss McLEOD in Melbourne in 1906. Mary writes that she has got a divorce but he should be charged with bigamy, 1908. Police state that it is not their affair.  List 1.

TOLSTRUP, Victor, attempted suicide in 1909; 17 years, son of Margaret and Charles.  12 pages, List 53.

TOMROFF, Ernest Sylvester Frederick, sought by State Children’s Department, South Australia, in 1915.  He was a Russian, 23 years.  He had a child with Gladys HALL.  Found.  13 pages, List 80.

TONER, James.  Son of Patrick, by his first marriage.  Investigation into him and possible bigamous marriage, wife Emma mentioned, 1894.  16 pages, List 13.

TONGIO HOTEL near Omeo.  Stables and horses destroyed by fire in 1900.  Owner of hotel was Rebecca FAULKINGHAM and the licensee was Thomas CARMODY.  Horses owned by Miss FERRIS of Morass Creek.  The fire was first seen by Anthony GALL and Arthur ESBERG who were camped nearby.  Drinkers at the hotel were James ELLIS, Fred CONDON, Robert KING, and employee John Isaac JACKSON.  17 pages, List 45.

TONKIN, E., wrote from Portland in 1896, enclosing letter from M.J. [Mary Jane??]  GRIFFITH, c/- Mrs. COPLEY, Perth, W.A. advising of death of his sister Bessie, at the home of Mr. EVANS at Mullewa, W.A.  A most moving letter from Griffith.  Police confirm claim.  10 pages, List 37.

TONKIN, William, Northcote, in 1910 asked details of the death of his son William at Chiltern.  8 pages, List 93.

TOOHEY, Frederick William, 9 years, fell down sewer shaft in Carlton in 1900; child William MOXON witnessed event.  4 pages, List 48.

TOOKER, M.G., wrote from Rockhampton in1901.  His sister Mrs. BEAMISH had married Reginald BRAY, a  Victorian policeman in 1876 and had a daughter the same year.  She died c1881 and the child has lived with the writer ever since.  Asks police to provide details of the marriage.  4 pages, List 49.

TOOLEY, Ellen, North Melbourne, enquires for the whereabouts of her grandchildren Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth and Ellen ALLEN, committed to State care by the Footscray Bench in 1912.  7 pages, List 104.

TOPHAM, George.  Died at Grant in 1866 ‘without money or mates’.  File re police burial and reimbursement of costs.  Michael HURLEY conveyed corpse to cemetery; T.B. WILSON built the coffin, their invoices on file.  Topham was known to James C. BURFIELD of Fitzroy.  7 pages, List 6.

TOPPING, Mrs. Elizabeth.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1907 re her husband Bena, who went to Melbourne; has heard he is ill.  Not found.  4 pages, List 15.

TORPY, Patrick. Died at Elmore in 1881; file re expenses involved in burying him and unpaid account of coffin maker T.H. FARRELL. 14 pages, List 2.

TORRENTE, Venture.  Italian Consul in Melbourne wrote about him in 1877; he had deserted his ship in 1867; also enquired about Giovanni PIRONI and Dionisis FONTANA.  Only Torrente found. 23 pages, List 5.

TOTTEN, Edward, sought by mother at Tamworth NSW in 1913.  She believes he has gone with the ‘Wild West’ show of Bud Atkinson, but police ascertain he was briefly with Wirth’s Circus.  20 pages, List 94.

TOUCHELL, J.H., wanted for larceny on employer L. McPHERSON STERNBERG & Co., Rochester in 1897.  He was an auctioneer and clerk, c35 years, a native of South Australia.  In 1902 the file is re-activated.  This is a large file, List 63.

TOVEY, Gertrude, reports theft of jewellery from her bedroom at Albert Park in 1919.  Police doubt her story.  4 pages, List 31.

TOVEY, Jeremiah.  File re his medical treatment, death and burial at Dunolly in 1899.  He was a pauper, aged 87 years.  Thomas REES assisted police and Lawrence TOOLE of the Golden Age Hotel also involved.  17 pages, List 41.

TOWERS, Andrew, of Teralba Newcastle NSW, contacted by Victorian police in 1912.  His wife Alice and their 4 children are destitute in Melbourne; she has her sister’s infant BREWER with them, brought over from Tasmania, and has mailed him for money but none has arrived.  He sends money, but children become ill and she can’t travel.  4 pages, List 33.

TOWNLEY, James Henry, found guilty of housebreaking in Malvern in 1917.  Detailed report on him includes copy of letter from his mother Alice and information on Mrs T. BARKER of Adelaide, whose husband was ‘at the front’.  30 pages, some repetition.  List 97.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. J., Sydney, wrote in 1920 asking if the Annie Miller of Albert Rd. South Melbourne, listed in the directories, is her mother, who left there 11 yrs ago would be 48 yrs old.  Police advise different person.  3 pages, List 3.

TOWNSEND, Mrs. K. of Burnie Tasmania, wrote in 1905.  She has seen a newspaper report of an unidentified man found drowned, and asks if it is her husband.  He left some weeks ago for Victoria, was 46 yrs, a drunkard who wasted their money, and had threatened suicide.  Encloses sample of material from which she made his shirts.  People ascertain it was another person.  6 pages, List 3.

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TRAVELLERS AID SOCIETY. 2nd Annual Report, 1918.  List 1.

TRAVERS, Mrs. W.H., Wagga, wrote in 1917 seeking her grandmother Mrs. Millie Susannah, wife of Alfred KNOTT.  Found.  5 pages, List 73.

TREADWELL, Jabez, The Sporting Judge newspaper, Melbourne, complains of rudeness of local police in 1901.  4 pages, List 53.

TREBILCOCK, Charlotte, writes from Kew Asylum in 1912, that she is being held illegally there, was at Leongatha but daughter removed her.  4 pages, List 103.

TREMLETT, Mrs. Ivy.  Quarrelled with husband, separated, he took their 3 year old child away from her while she was living with her sister Eva BEAUVAIS in Brunswick, and in despair she attempted suicide in 1919.  10 pages, List 19.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Deserted wife A.V.  c1897.  She writes from Broken Hill in 1902, thinks he’s committed bigamy with Maggie MUNROE or CALLAGHAN at Bendigo.  He claims that she is a bigamist.  6 pages, List 16.

TREVENA, Edwin.  Sought by wife A.V. in 1902.  He is believed to be in Bendigo with their two children Hurtle and Percy, and with Mrs. MUNROW nee CALLAGHAN.  Found, he has four children and is a prominent member of the Salvation Army.  9 pages, List 63.

TREVETHICK, William. Murdered Sandhurst, 1899.  List 1.

TRESIZE, Ellen, bought to Footscray police station in 1913, in labour, a Ward of the State; foster father Samuel GIBSON.  Taken to St Joseph’s Receiving Home, where she gives birth.  2 pages, List 107.

TROTTER, Arthur Henry. Murdered, 1913. Large file.  List 1.

TROTTER, Henry, Parkville, wrote in 1910 re J. CARROTTY, [GARRETTY??] ice cream vendor South Melbourne, who has been told he has to move his city stand, has been there for 26 years.  Detailed response refers to – MILLER, a cripple with a family, who applied for the spot.  8 pages, List 96.

TRUDGEN, Frank.  Writes from Adelaide in 1898, asking if the Thomas TRUDGEON found dead in a hut at Maldon is his father, who left them in 1882, later committing a bigamous marriage in Sydney.  His father used different spellings of his surname and aliases.  Police report not his father.  7 pages, List 19.

TRUSCOTT, Elizabeth Jane, wrote to Sir John QUICK MP in 1910, asking help to get maintenance from her husband John, who left 5 years ago; he passes letter to police.  13 pages, List 92.

TUCK, Caroline, sought by Mrs. McKinnon of Wellington via Orange NSW in 1904.  In 1901 she adopted Tuck’s child from the Women’s Hospital; since then her husband has died, she is in poor health, she can’t make ends meet, and needs help.  Tuck came from Cobram.  Family found.  6 pages, List 33.

TUCK, Caroline, sought by Mrs M. MURPHY, West Tamworth NSW in 1913 ‘a very dear friend’; she was confined at the Women’s Hospital 12 years ago.  Found.  6 pages, List 105.

TUCKER, Albert, wrote from East Devonport Tasmania in 1898, asking if Sarah COOPER is at 62 High St., St. Kilda and if it is a respectable place; yes, Woodward family.  4 pages, List 23.

TUCKER, J.S., wrote series of letters from Burnie, Tasmania in 1910 re his daughter Ruby Silvy Vesta May, 19 years, who had stayed behind in Melbourne when the family returned home.  She was renting a room with Mrs. Annie OSBORNE (husband William John) in Port Melbourne, and working at Swallow & Ariel’s factory.  His brother W.H. Tucker interviewed.  Details of family life given; she doesn’t wish to return home.  25 pages, List 24.

TUCKER, J.S., Burnie, Tasmania, wrote in 1911 re the above matter.  A very detailed report on the file.  8 pages, List 95.

TULLOCH, Eliza Mary, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1912 re her husband G.R.W., a book binder, known as William, whom she has a maintenance order against.  Believed in Melbourne, found.  7 pages, List 101.

TULLY, Austin Robert, Gunner No. 262, now at the front; report establishes he married two women in 2 months in 1915.  6 pages, List 81.

TULLY, James Francis, JP, Geelong, died suddenly in 1901; report.  2 pages, List 51.

TUNG, Henry, Ballarat, applied to become a Chinese Detective in 1904; gives background, is 33 years and single.  3 pages, List 34.

TUNKS, Percy, sought by mother J.T. Tunks, Beaconsfield, Tasmania, in 1904.  Found.  3 pages, List 68.

TUNKS, Percy Augustus, sought by Gertrude MOORE, Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1917; his brother was dying.  4 pages, List 73.

TURIN VEREIN.  Police report on Fitzroy premises being attacked by a mob, 1914.  7 pages, List 3.

TURNER, Mrs. A., Melbourne, wrote in 1917 complaining of two women who wanted their fortune told ‘which is illegal’.  She had recently arrived from Sydney for the races.  She suspects they were police plants. 3 pages, List 75.

TURNER, Alfred.  Information sought by Belgian Consul, Melbourne, in 1902.  He was a Belgian subject, a physician, c38 years, had ‘swindled his wife’s fortune’ and was believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 61.

TURNER, Mrs Annie nee FOSTER, wife of George; married c1883 at Drysdale.  Anonymous letter in 1909 claims that while living in Queenscliff she had an affair with a soldier, James Alfred HEATH and bore a child to him. At present she was a clairvoyant with Pastor ABBOTT in Fitzroy. 11 pages, List 88.

TURNER, Mrs Annie, Fitzroy, claims that she foretold a case of infanticide in 1909.  ‘This woman’s cheek knows no bounds’. 3 pages, List 88.

TURNER, James, sought by wife E. of Plympton, Fremantle, W.A. in 1899.  They were married in 1898, have four children.  She went to Melbourne and he was to follow but didn’t.  On her return she found that he has cleared out.  She belives he is with a Mrs. LUCAS in Fitzroy, but they are not found.  ‘… if it costs me my life I will have him to suffer for I am like a madwoman …’.  7 pages, List 16.

TURNER, Noah.  Tenders for removal of manure from Tylden police station, 1864, 3 pages, List 14.  Tenders for repairs to store at Tylden police station, 8 pages, List 14.

TURNER, Richard.  Identified as body found at Keilor in 1876; was from Daylesford, letter from wife on file.  27 pages, List 6.

TURNER, Walter, 43 years, storekeeper, missing from his home in Sydney in 1906.  Chief Commissioner there sends details, including a somewhat blurred photo.  4 pages, List 31.

TWIST, H.H., Head Teacher, Newtown State School No. 806 Maryborough, wrote in 1910 advising that Robert ROSS was too ill to work and should be placed in a Sanitorium; medical certificate on file.  4 pages, List 94.

TWITT, John George, 16 years old, injured and taken to a private hospital at Numurkah in 1912, where he subsequently died and was buried without an inquest being held and police informed.  Discussion re necessary to exhume body and hold inquest.  9 pages, List 33.

TYERS, Charles J., Portland, complained in 1915 of police neglect in reporting the accidental death of his son Hugh Alexander at St. Kilda.  15 pages, List 80.

TYRRELL, William. Charged with shooting Janet GERARD at Lt. Lonsdale Street Melbourne in 1917.  List 1.

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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.

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, 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.

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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JACK, Thomas, grocer, E. Brunswick, police investigate allegations by various girls in 1911 that he exposed himself to him; they were Jessie Edith SNELL, 12 years, daughter of William and Emma; Elizabeth Stella WILKINS, 18 years, Elise GLOVER, 13 years, Myrtle EVANS, 10 years and Alma HURFORD, 13 years.  No prosecution.  List 97.

JACKS, M., Caulfield, complains in 1916 of the bad behaviour of her father ‘carries on like a madman’. Mother interviewed and claims he has now given up alcohol.  5 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Clara Bell.  Mrs. Minnie SIMMONS of Moonee Ponds asks police for details of her family; her mother has 4 children by THOMASSON who were sent to the Industrial Schools.  She wishes to keep the girl herself, ‘is a connection’.  4 pages, List 31.

JACKSON, Mrs. E.A., wrote from Bullarto in 1904, wanting transportation details of convicts Henry JACKSON and John BENNET.  Police cannot comply.  3 pages, List 10.

JACKSON, Gertrude, Hampton, attempted suicide in 1916.  Her husband left years ago, lives with sister Emma ANDREWS and parents.  No charge.  8 pages, List 79.

JACKSON, Harry, deserted wife at Chirrup near Bendigo in 1894, brother James was at Long Gully, sister Mrs. H. HILL at Happy Valley.  In 1896 wife reads Sydney newspaper report of death of Florrie Hunter who was living in a defacto relationship with Harry JOHNSON, and asks police if this is her husband; no.  13 pages, List 36.

JACKSON, Henry E., asks police in 1917 to find his nieces Millie 19 years, and Muriel 17 years.  Their parents, who lived near Macedon, have died; some of the 7 children are in State care.  Very detailed report on situation.  6 pages, List 72.

JACKSON, Lottie.  Found drowned at Middle Park in 1898.  Lived with Henry HAASE who wanted the gold wedding ring back.  10 pages, List 18.

JACKSON, Sarah.  Wrote from Rutherglen in 1881 re land application of Harriet E. PERRY, wife of George, but living with William STEWART.  Both were Kelly Gang sympathisers and he was a convicted felon.  8 pages, List 4.

JACOBS, Chastity, sought by father Edwin, Perth WA in 1911; 23 years, left there 3 years ago, last heard of in New Zealand.  Found.  6 pages, List 99.

JACOBSEN, Frederick, Port Pirie, South Australia, wrote in 1918 re wife Lily, believed in Melbourne.  He sought police help in getting her to return but she refused because of his ill-treatment.  7 pages, List 73.

JAMES, A.H., wrote from Carlton in 1897, complaining about police being called to his laundry, but not removing two women as requested.  Report states they were Mrs. BURTON and her daughter, who claims to have become pregnant by him.  6 pages, List 20.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julia, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then left again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter re transferring water rights to the LITTLE VALLEY SLUICING CO, from W.A. BODKIN, solicitor, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Alfred William, suicided in 1916; was living apart from wife Phoebe and had come from Benalla.  Inquest report and other details.  25 pages, List 76.

JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julie, North Melbourne, in 1912.  He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then went away again, believed in New Zealand.  Letter transferring water rights in the Little Valley Sluicing Co, New Zealand, on file.  Traced.  15 pages, List 101.

JAMES, Mrs. Charles, staying at Bendigo in 1899, asks if there is a chance for her 26 year old husband, currently in the W.A. police force, being accepted into the Victorian force.  Their aged parents and friends live in Victoria.  2 pages, List 42.

JAMES, Ernest H. & Co., motor engineers, Flinders Lane Melbourne, wrote in 1910 objecting to the new motor regulation that stated that cars over a certain weight had to have a reversing gear.  He has been manufacturing voiturettes, copies of French models, and this would put him out of business.  5 pages, List 54.

JAMES, F.W., Constable 5511; advised in 1916 that he had enlisted, asks leave of absence.  4 pages, List 77.

JANSSENS, Eugene. Sought by Consul in Melbourne in 1920; he married Eva HOCKEY in 1910. Found. 9 pages, List 15.

JARRAD, Henrietta.  Her sister Mrs. BELLEARS of Euroa convicted of assault on her in 1905; Henrietta was on a visit and was returned to her guardian in Millicent Sth Aust.
6 pages, List 11.

JARRETT, Mrs Annie, wife of Samuel of Malvern.  Anonymous letter in 1908 claims she was aborted by Mrs Elizabeth DOWNEY of Carlton [‘a well known abortionist’].  Downey states she gave birth to a stillborn child; nurse Amy TOPPING assisted.  15 pages, List 85.

JASPER, James, born Victoria, 22 years, labourer, in 1906 deserted his illegitimate child by Elizabeth BRANDER at Rushworth, believed interstate.  Solicitor’s letter on file; had a brother Samuel.  13 pages List 82.

JASPERSON, Frederick, wrote from Hurstville NSW in 1905 re his son Frederick who had been lured away ‘by a fast Woman keeping a bad house in Lonsdale St’ named Julia MACARTHY, he was under 21 yrs.  He was using the name WILLIAMS.  5 pages, List 11.

JEFFERY, William Ernest, fitter at Sunshine Harvester Works, deserted wife at Ballarat in 1905; 23 years, believed in Tasmania.  9 pages, List 64.

JEFFREY, Maude. Complains of husband’s conduct towards her; formerly had a saddler’s shop in Hobart, 1915-1917.  List 1.

JEFFREYS, Clara Ann, wrote from Walhalla in 1892 re her husband Robert who had deserted her and their three children some months previously.  4 pages, List 56.

JEFFKINS, William Isaac, attempted to shoot wife at Warragul in 1891 and sent to gaol.  Due for release in 1897, various members of his family write, asking protection from him, including son in law R.T. PURCHASE.  He is kept under surveillance.  12 pages, List 40.

JEFFS, Andrew.  Deserted wife and children at Bendigo, believed to be in South Africa in 1904, but Durban police cannot trace.  10 pages, List 14.

JELBART, Florence Hill, died at home of Peter LONG/Yee LEE, Ballarat in 1910/  Report and comment on trial decision etc.  7 pages, List 96.

JELLETT, Joseph, dairyman, Camberwell, fire broke out in1900 in a paddock rented by him and owned by Trustees of the STODDART Estate.  4 pages, List 50.

JENKINS, Catherine, died Beechworth Asylum in 1900, born NSW, 52 years, a widow.  Son Edwin Thomas lived in Urana NSW, sister Mrs. DRUMMOND at Eskdale, brother William McINTYRE at Queenbeyan.  File re payment of burial costs.  12 pages, List 45.

JENKINS, Mrs. D., Sheep Hills, wrote in 1907 re the reported death of Michael FAHEY at Bourke NSW; was it her brother?  Detailed response states that the deceased was born in Co Galway in 1832, son of Thomas and Margaret nee CAIRNS, and had been at Cunnamulla since 1884.  6 pages, some damaged, List 83.

JENKINS, Percy ‘Snowy’, shot outside his confectionery shop in East Melbourne in 1928; later a bomb was thrown at the premises.  His girlfriend Madge VAUGHAN suspected George MORRIS and John ‘Snowy’ HALLAM.  A large file, containing police comments on Jenkins and other petty criminals.  List 59.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie in Richmond in 1893; he was a seaman, was in Fremantle, she believes he may be in Sydney; she is staying with her sister.  Uses Peter, but real name is Andrew, Norwegian, has not sent maintenance, last heard of in 1892. Although her letter is dated ‘93’ the file regarding the search for him is 1903. 16 pages, List 6.

JENSEN, Andrew/Peter, sought by wife Lizzie, Warrnambool, in 1907.  Her sister is Mrs. Alfred SIMMONS of Cockatoo Creek.  21 pages, List 83.

JEPHCOTT, Susanna, 82 years, died at her son’s home near Tintaldra in 1909 and buried there.  Disinterment and reburial in a public cemetery ordered.  14 pages, List 89.

JEPSON. Mrs. admitted to Melbourne Hospital after having an abortion in 1905; won’t reveal the name of the person who did it.  She is married, 20 years old and has one child.  5 pages, List 65.

JEWELL, Edward.  Sends two telegrams from Subiaco, Western Australia, in 1906, seeking details of his daughter Lily’s circumstances.  6 pages, List 4.

JEWELL, Harriet, wrote from Prahran in 1895, alleging her sons Horace, Herbert and Hedley were being targeted by local police.  They report two are leaders of the Malvern Road larrikin push.  9 pages, List 29.

JEWELL, Hellene Richardson, gave birth to two illegitimate children at Allansford 1903-4 and pregnant with a 3rd in 1907.  Rumours that her brothers Walter and John are the fathers; report on situation.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  12 pages, List 70.

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JOEL, Lilly, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1919 asking help to prove her claim to her father David’s estate; he was lost on the Blue Mountains.  Her mother’s parents were Stephen and Eliza HARRIS nee CREASE.  An uncle found in Melbourne.  8 pages, List 69.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, Alexander or ‘Soldier Jack’ ‘magsman and bogus land salesman’ cheated PICKFORD Bros, farmers at Buangor of money in 1928 and escaped to New Zealand.  Traced there by police, the brothers wouldn’t pay extradition expenses.  He remained there until 1936 when took ship to Australia, and New Zealand police alerted authorities in Melbourne.  Photo and list of offences on file.  5 pages, List 60.  Original file identifies them as John King PICKFORD and Robert William PICKFORD and gives details of other frauds at Cobram and Barooga.  32 pages, List 60.

JOHNSON, Mrs. F.L., Hill End, Brisbane, wrote in 1903 re her brother Patrick BRINN or BREEN, last heard from at West Melbourne in 1894,  Not found.  8 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Frederick, 22 years, driver, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1913.  His wife Elizabeth and mother in law Elizabeth BARNES interviewed; no prosecution.  7 pages, List 107.

JOHNSON, Frederick, Swede, 37 years,  deserted wife Gwenhilda  and 4 children in Adelaide in 1914. In 1916 she wrote to Vic. police, believed he was in Melbourne.  Found.  5 pages, List 77.

JOHNSON, Frederick Anton, c45 years, sought by stepsister Mrs. E.J. MITCHELL, West Hobart, in 1917.  He was last heard of twelve years ago at Stony Creek.  His stepbrother William WEBB mentioned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 70.

JOHNSON, Honora Margaret, born Bright 1908 but birth not registered in time.  Parents William and Jane of Buckland.  Explanation provided, no prosecution.  5 pages, List 90.

JOHNSON, Jack, found dead under a dray at Dunkeld in 1867 by Peter FRY.  Inquest found accidental death, but his mate Charles LOVELL, alias Charles the Swede had taken out an insurance policy on his life.  In 1888 Philip JOHNSON of Cowley’s Creek wrote to police, claiming to have evidence of the murder by Lovell.  File gives detailed history of case and police suspicions of Lovell, but concludes Johnson’s claimed evidence is doubtful.  19 pages, List 56.

JOHNSON, John, Cooramook near Warrnambool, suspected by wife Beatrice of poisoning her and their children including Annie and John Jnr and employee Allan MEADE/NEADE in 1897.  He had ‘not been right in mind for a number of years … had been in an asylum.’  Detailed report on marital situation; no charges laid.  19 pages, List 41.

JOHNSON, John, 72 years, Irish, ex police constable, died at Albert Park in 1903 and found to have a large amount of gold and money.  Relatives sought, and people wrote claiming relationship: included were Henry RIDGWELL, London, who believed it was his brother Joseph who left home years ago and assumed the name; Francis COOKE, Bradford Yorkshire, who claimed he was a nephew; John W.T. MURRAY, Aberdeen Scotland; Isabella MURRAY, Carlisle, Rockliffe, Cumberland who claimed he was her father’s cousin; John JOHNSTONE, Moreton Village near Birkenhead, claimed to be a son; James MAYNES, New Brunswick Canada, on behalf of sisters; Robert JOHNSTONE, Kames Bank, Margaret Drive; William Henry CRICHTON, Ayrshire, claimed father’s cousin, Frank P. RAE, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, who claimed he was grandmother’s brother, and W. JOHNSON of Watson’s Bay Sydney.  The newspaper report had spelled the name JOHNSTONE instead of JOHNSON.  27 pages, List 67.

JOHNSON, Mary, of Sydney, wrote in 1903 re child Florence WHITEHOUSE, left in her care two years previously; mother has failed to pay maintenance, was living in South Yarra.  Father of child was F. GRAY.  7 pages, List 4.

JOHNSON, Thomas, reported missing by brother in law Josiah BAKER, Seymour in 1896.  Not heard of for 2 years, was English, 68 years, miner, believed heading for Temora NSW.  Not found.  7 pages, List 30.

JOHNSON, William Richard.  Phyllis HANSEN of Perth W.A. writes in 1910 re maintenance order she has against him; last heard of in Melbourne, doesn’t believe rumour he is dead, but police report that is the case.    4 pages, List 24.

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, William Robert, born Victoria, accidentally killed by a tram in Sydney in 1900.  He was a boilermaker whose mother lived at Port Melbourne.  A sibling, G.H. Johnston wrote to police seeking details and return of his clothing.  9 pages, List 44.

JOHNSTON, Christopher, alias Harry, 12 years, left his home at Rosewater, Port Adelaide and took a ship to Melbourne where he had two uncles in fire brigades and where they used to keep a greengrocer’s shop in Windsor.  Parent’s ask police to find and return him, which they do.  His mother was nee HICKS.  13 pages, List 53.

JOHNSTON, Georgina M.  Wrote strange letter to Chief Commissioner from Branxholme in 1894.  Local police report she is daughter of late Dr. Johnston and comment on her actions.  7 pages

JOHNSTON, Henry, Victoria Street Windsor; death of newly born child, 1900.   Report on.  2 pages, List 48.

JOHNSTON, John, painter, Essex Street Prahran, reported in 1900 that his wife had given birth to a child who died shortly after; no doctor present.  4 pages, List 50.

JOHNSTON, John, engineer, Scottish, 52 years old, left his wife Isa (?) at Annadale NSW in 1906 for Melbourne.  She asked police to find him; he was addicted to drink.  9 pages, List 82.

JOHNSTON, Rachel May, 19 years, Ouyen, attempted suicide in 1909 over relationship with widower HARTSHORN.  Brother William, parents Joseph and Mary.  2 pages, List 90.

JOHNSTON, Sarah.  Found drunk at Kew in 1908.  Medical assistance called by police; she is a habitual drunkard, and her family decline to pay account.  Her husband is at Kingston, her sister Mrs. George WILLIAMSON of Clunes.  5 pages, List 5.

JOHNSTONE, Elizabeth, wrote from West Footscray in 1896 re her husband Charles, who left 6 months ago for W.A.  He is a Swede, 31 years, formerly a sailor.  Not found.  10 pages, List 35.

JOHNSTONE, Matilda, 73 years, widow, boarding with Mrs Annie IRWIN in Parkville in 1912; attempts suicide; son Charles, school teacher, Brunswick.  6 pages, List 105.

JOLIN, James, Kangaroo Flat, writes a number of strange letters to police in 1910; report states is 84 and eccentric.  11 pages, List 91.

JONES, Mrs. A.  Writes from Jerilderie in 1906, asking police to confirm her husband is living with her sister in Melbourne, as man and wife; no Christian names given.  4 pages, List 4.

JONES, Adeline Anne.  Died in Kew Asylum 1901.  Alleged to have been illtreated, so body exhumed  5 pages, List  4.

JONES, Andrew Thomas. Murder of, Quarry Hill, 1901.  Report by police, William LETHLEAN initially suspected, but cleared.  Jones was engaged to Miss FAIRBROTHER, her brother Robert gives evidence, as do Antonio CENERI, Alice Cecilia Jane AGNEW, Elizabeth O’KEEFE, Caroline WHITE, Martha Ann GODDARD, Arthur Lee ROBERTS, Elizabeth MAXWELL, Elizabeth SCULLY, Thomas JONES (deceased’s father), Theophilus OLD, George BROWN, Axil Rudolph JANSSON, Isabella TAYLOR.  14 pages plus copy of inquest file plus maps of murder scene.  List 4.

JONES, George, injured in a circus accident in 1911.  Brother A., Liverpool NSW, wrote, querying a request for money.  7 pages, List 99.  Sister Mrs Sarah FITZPATRICK also wrote.  4 pages, List 100.

JONES, George Longworth, deserted wife Ida Mary in Auckland New Zealand in 1913; she traced him to Melbourne in 1916 and found he had joined the AIF as a married man with a wife Margaret who had been receiving his allotment (salary).  Asks investigation, which shows that Margaret KING had been living with him, he put his age back to enlist, died overseas etc etc.  9 pages, List 76.

JONES, Herbert Arthur.  Maintenance order issued at Richmond in 1914, absconded.  Sister Mrs. E. HARTLEY interviewed.  Found to have enlisted under another name.  21 pages, List 82.

JONES, James.  Died destitute at Macarthur in 1897.  File contains letter from friend Benjamin TUCKER of St. Arnaud, letter from niece Bertha Jones in U.K., bank book covering 1882-1896, personal details – he was a native of Bristol, 89 years, had land but had sold it, cost of burial etc.  18 pages, List 20.

JONES, L., Melbourne.  Complains in 1910 that the Spiritualist Association is charging a fee for Sunday night meetings, which is against the law.  4 pages, List 24.

JONES, Louisa (late BARRETT) asks details in 1901 of her daughter Edith Emily Barrett, who was 5 years in the Industrial School, sent to Mrs. McNABB of Tullamarine c1898 and got pregnant.  Other daughter Annie mentioned; authorities won’t let her see her daughter.  5 pages, List 51.

JONES, John, sought by wife Sarah, Gracedale House near Healesville in 1896.  He was late of T. ROBINSON & Co, Melbourne.  He left her in 1893 to go to Sydney for work, and she hasn’t seen him since.  He was born in Sydney, would now be 46 years, son of William, formerly master of a grammar or high school there.  Not found.  9 pages, List 33.

JONES, Mary Maria, Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1908 re her husband George and son George; has heard her husband has remarried and is working at Healesville and her son is with aunt Elizabeth HONE in Box Hill.  5 pages, List 86.

JONES, Nora, Boggabri, NSW, wrote in 1907 re mother Mary RYAN, last heard of living in Carlton with PRICE family who taught music.  Daughter Gretchen at Warrigal.  Found.  8 pages, List 70.

JONES, Rosa, 50 years, Collingwood, attempted suicide in 1911; housekeeper to Joseph PEARSON.  9 pages, List 100.

JONES, Sydney K., Footscray, butcher, in 1916 alleges improper behaviour of foreman Charles MUNSOR with young women working at the Colonial Ammunition Company.  Helen WHITAKER, 19 years and Lenora HILDITCH, 28 years, make detailed statements refuting claims. 9 pages, List 80.

JONES, Walter, escaped from Beechworth gaol in 1915, serving 3 years for shopbreaking, 21 years.  John Charles BARLOW escaped from Yarra Bend around the same time, 33 years.  Photo and fingerprints of both on file.  12 pages, List 86.

JONES, William, died at Footscray 1902, 74 years, leaving a large estate and no will, so relatives were advertised for in Australia and U.K. .  Known to have a sister Harriet who married – ROBINSON.  Various people claimed relationship including Thomas Jones, Sydney, who claimed to be a son who had run away from home many years before and whose father had married for a second time to Ann TOOMEY; William Edward PARRY of Altrincham, Cheshire, who claimed to be a nephew and Jane GOODMAN of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, who claimed to be a sister.  16 pages, List 67.

JONES, W.H., Malvern, asks when wife Jane can be released from the Elizabeth Fry Retreat in 1911.  6 pages, List 98.

JORDAN, Albert, 32 years, plasterer, deserted wife Alice in Collingwood in 1899.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 26.

JORDAN, Arthur Charles, enlisted in the AIF in 1917, but was under age.  His father Joseph, Meander via Deloraine, Tasmania, refuses permission.  5 pages, List 75.

JORDAN, Charles James. Bigamist. Married Anita MENDOZA in Melbourne 1892, Mabel CLARKE in Auckland New Zealand in 1894. Born Hobart, parents George and Sarah nee GREENWOOD.  List 1.

JORDAN, Frederick, murdered Minnie HICKS in 1894; his prison statement on file.  39 pages, List 41.

JORDAN, Gordon, jockey, sought by Mrs George TOWNSEND, Ridgly via Burnie Tasmania, in 1913.  Her 16 year old daughter is pregnant to him.  His father at Burnie is interviewed.  7 pages, List 108.

JORGENSON, Susan, died in Melbourne in 1910; sister Therese SIMON, Sydney, asks details.  9 pages, List 91.

JOSEPH, Mrs Aboo, Woolloomooloo NSW, wrote in 1910 re her husband, who left there for Melbourne some months ago.  Found.  10 pages, List 94.

JOSEPHSEN, Frank J., left wife in Sydney in 1900 and ‘took up’ with Mrs. JONES of Rae St., North Fitzroy –they met when she came to Sydney with fellow bowlers.  Jones was a widow who had been left money.  Detailed report on the pair, including a photo of him.  4 pages, List 47.  See instructions re copies of photographs.

JOY, Johanna, wife of William, licensee of Wentworth Hotel, in 1895 gave birth to premature twins who died at home of William WEBSDALE, his brother in law and buried there without being registered etc.  5 pages, List 29.

JOY, John Robert.  W.E. Bate and Mortimer, house and land agents, Maritzburg, Natal, write in 1898 on b ehalf of his wife who hasn’t from him in four years.  Police find him with a wife and two children,  11 pages, List 16.

JOYCE, Elizabeth Ann, 26 years, died at Greenvale Sanitorium in 1912; buried at government expense, and attempts made to be reimbursed by husband Thomas of Hopetoun.  Attempt abandoned in 1916; he was in the AIF and wounded, and the children were being kept by relatives.  6 pages, List 78.

JUDD, Marion, wrote from Hawthorn in 1900.  Her son had been admitted into police force and required his birth certificate.  He was born before her marriage, doesn’t know it and she begs the Chief Commissioner to be allowed to make a statement instead.  2 pages, List 43

JUDKINS, W. Sec. Australasian Institute of Social Service and Reform. Claims lots of gambling dens run by Chinese and of immorality in parks, 1910.  List 1.

JUNGHENN, Theodore, West Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1912; wife Eliza is dying.  4 pages, List 104.

JURY, Albert Ernest, known as Herbert or Bert, died at Kogarah NSW in 1918.  Wife Jessie, of Collingwood, asked police to find details after she received a telegram.  Believes he was living with Marjorie MORRIS; police sight marriage certificate of 1917.  4 pages, List 81.

JURY, Mrs. H., Hurstville NSW, wrote in 1918 asking help to find her father in law Samuel Jury, believed in Melbourne; her husband is dying.  5 pages, List 73.

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KALTHOFF, Alice M., wrote from ‘The Gunyah’ Corrimal NSW in 1912 re her husband, supposed to be living at Doncaster, deserted her 3 years ago.  He was German, 54 years.  Not found.  6 pages, List 32.

KANGAROO FLAT.  Dynamite explosions in 1906, near railway station and at home of Thomas POWER; powder found under house of his brother in law William Frederick HARDER.  Very detailed file re arguments between them and Isabella and the MOORE family, whom they accuse of the offence, but police doubt. Evidence taken from: Walter TWYFORD, Mary Ann OLDFIELD, Matthew MATTHEWS, Christopher BENUSSI, David HYLAND, Leonard RUCK, William HATTAM, Maggie McGRATH, John COUTTS etc.  59 pages, List 71.

KEAM, Violet May nee WESTWOOD sought by husband Frederick, Broken Hill, in 1913.  She left him and two infant children; 28 years, described.  8 pages, List 106.

KEANE, Michael, ex constable, charged with being drunk & disorderly and threatening to assault his wife Mary Jane at Hamilton in 1896.  He was the Court cleaner and they lived onsite.  Note on file states her brother was Alexander RADLY, recently released from Pentridge and ‘a criminal of the worst class’.  They are ordered to leave the site.  27 pages, List 36.

KEARNEY, Robert Lovell, c60 years, sought by sister Mrs Fanny COPPIN, Drouin, in 1913. He was last heard of from W.A.  Found.  7 pages, List 106.

KEAT, William Henry,.  Georgina L. GLASSON of Wodonga issued warrant for desertion of illegitimate child.  16 pages, Lit 103.

KEATING, Andrew, killed by train at Dandenong in 1906, a journalist.  His wife Louisa, Sandford Brisbane, asked to pay funeral and other expenses; details given.  39 pages, List 71.

KEATING, Mrs. Annie. Constable BAUDINETT charged with giving abortion drugs to her as she was pregnant to him. Case dismissed, 1900. He seeks re-instatement, resigned. Large file.

KEEBLE, William George, sought by wife Ethel, Woollahra NSW in 1912.  He deserted some years ago; she has heard he is living with a woman named THOMPSON in East Melbourne.  Not found.  6 pages, List 102.

KEEFE, Charles, native of Newport, England, 31 years, single, taken to hospital in Melbourne in 1913, suffering from memory loss.  Frank HUCKERBY, Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand, wrote that the then unidentified man could be Keefe, who served on the same ship as him, which is proved correct.  6 pages, List 108.

KEEGAN, Peter, Mt. William, married widow of James LEWIS (died Sydney c1893) who had four children, and had two children with her before her death.  W.T. PARKER wrote from Perth in 1904 claiming Keegan is unfit to care for the children, and that relatives, including his sister Mrs. GORRIE of Bathurst and Mrs. P. EGAN also of Bathurst want to take care of them, but he is refusing to hand them over.  13 pages, List 68.

KEENAN, Annie, asks police to check information she has received from Richard CARTER in 1901, claiming her husband, known under the name of KANE, had died and was buried at Cooper’s Creek.  He was wanted for wife desertion.  13 pages, List 49.

KEENAN, Edward, Perth, W.A., wrote in 1903 seeking details of his brother Michael, c60 years.  Extensive investigation undertaken, but not found.  20 pages, List 64.

KEENE, Mary Ann.  Attempted suicide at Digby in 1899, after a drinking spree; a servant.  Charged, she signs pledge.  Letter from her on file.  23 pages, List 3.

KEENER, Andrew, deserted wife Fitzroy.  Solicitors wrote in 1913 asking help to find him, believed in Atlanta, Georgia USA.  Mother interviewed there.  5 pages, List 105.

KEIRL/KYRLE, Reuben.  Complicated file covering his fraudulent schemes in 1913, including running a concert in aid of the Kyneton Hospital and pocketing the profits.  Percy VIGOR, a 15 year old from Blackwood he employed was exploited.  Several flyers on file.  He then went interstate and got involved with the Commonwealth Exhibition Association in Sydney.  Herbert ARROWSMITH, Waverley NSW, complained about him.  A large file.  List 93.

KEITH, Alexander Stephen, reported in 1908 that his wife has left him, taking their child, and gone to London.  Incomplete file.  6 pages, List 85.

KELL, Arthur, sought by father in law William LAITHWAITE of Brisbane in 1898.   He is nearly 70 and in ill health, seeks help.  Letter from Kell on file; found.   7 pages, List 22.

KELLETT, 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.Z. wrote a long letter from Woomelang Hotel in 1917, alleging she is being followed and persecuted because she gave evidence in a South African case.  Police establish that she is a travelling saleswoman, selling ladies corsets and is delusional.  15 pages, List 70.

LAWRENCE, Joseph, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking details of his wife Cecilia and 5 year old son, believed to be in Hawthorn.  Police find her but decline to give him any information.  5 pages, List 67.

LAWS, James, sought by wife F., Launceston Tasmania in 1907.  He was a dentist, deserted her years ago, then in 1906 wrote to her.  Found.  9 pages, List 83.

LAWSON, Mrs. Annie, Kalgoorlie, WA, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. M. GRIMES Snr, who hasn’t answered her letters, last heard of at South Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 63.

LAWSON, Benjamin.  Receives anonymous letter that his daughter Bessie Clara is pregnant to farmer DOBBIE at Lorquon in 1905.  Local police find she has had an illegitimate child and persuade Dobbie to marry her; quite intimate details given.  6 pages, List 65.

LAWSON, Mabel Lucy, alias HALL, KEIPERT, 30 year.  Removed child Gwendoline Ethel LAWSON, 5 year, from foster parent Allen G. PAYNE; warrant issued in Adelaide, 1913.  10 pages, List 109.

LAWSON, Thomas and William, 10 and 12 years old, arrived at the home of solicitor De Courcy IRELAND, Natte Yallock, in 1903, claiming they were from Ballarat and had lost their father in Melbourne; police establish they had escaped from the Reformatory School   7 pages, List 67.

LAWTON, Henry, sought by mother E.J., Adelaide, in 1915.  His father is an invalid and she needs financial support.  Found.  6 pages, List 80.

LAY, Mrs. Jane, Brighton, reports handbag containing over £200 stolen while she waited for arrival of son on troopship at South Melbourne in 1919.  Police doubt story.  3 pages, List 31.

LAZARUS, Margaret, wrote from Darlinghurst Sydney in 1909 re her husband Michael, last heard of in Canada.  Found, using name BRAHAM.  6 pages, List 70.

LAZBROOK, John Holden. Murdered by John O’BRIEN near Inglewood in 1871. O’Brien believed living in NSW under name HOWE in 1881; his sister married to person of that name. Victoria police investigate. Large file, List 2.

LEAHY, Bridget, wrote from Horsham in 1898 re her son James who left there for Gippsland the previous year after the death of his father.  Police find he has been acting strangely, 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.

LENEY, Joseph, sought by wife E., Newtown, Sydney, in 1911.  She is ill and wants maintenance from him, but he refuses.  7 pages, List 97.

LENNON, Walter, Deepwater, Northern Line NSW, wrote in 1913, seeking information about his parents.  He ran away from St Augustine’s orphanage Geelong when 15 yers old, now 20.   Report states that his mother Sarah is dead; her brother James is interviewed, has been searching for him.  12 pages, List 105.

LENNOX, Francis William, wrote from Fitzroy in 1899, protesting that his application to join  police department was rejected because of varicose veins.  1 page, List 43.

LENNY, Joseph, deserted wife Emma at Newtown Sydney in 1912; believed in Melbourne.  Found.  6 pages, List 104.

LENO, Mrs E., Mundaring, Darling Ranges, WA, wrote in 1913, asking details of the death of her sister Mrs Bert MUNNS; these are provided.  11 pages, List 93.

LESSING, Ernst. German Consul in Melbourne writes re the family 1888-1904. Ernst is a native of Skogen, Prussia, came to Victoria in 1887. His father embezzled money and the Prussian government thinks he has sent it to his son. Ernst married Ester Jane WARE and went to Mentone to farm. Father Friedrich arrived in 1890s and died here. Family still in poor circumstances in 1904.  List 1.

LETHAN, David.  Tenant at 50 Roden St., West Melbourne when fire broke out in 1898.  Owner was Isaac WILLIAMS of Coburg.  2 pages, List 18.

LEVER, Mrs. George William, wrote from Windsor in 1894 to Sydney police regarding a newspaper report on two men who had died in the snow near Kiandra.  Asks if one is her husband who left some months ago.  Police report the story was false.  She has a large family and is destitute.  12 pages, List 13.

LEVY, Sol., Sydney, wrote in 1909 re William CHAMBERS of Melbourne who deserted his wife and two children c1896; asks if he is still wanted as he has married another woman.  He was a barber, c38 years.  4 pages, List 89.

LEVINSON, Hyman, alias Henry Lewis GORDON, died in Melbourne in 1897.  Sydney police query whether he is the same person wanted for bigamy there – yes.  His wife in Melbourne mentions hearing from a daughter Millie in Sydney, and wife Anna, an asylum inmate in NSW is also advised.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel.  Wife writes from Redfern Sydney in 1894, he has gone to Melbourne, a distiller, and left her and two children destitute.  Found.  12 pages, List 41.

LEVY, Samuel, brewer and distiller, deserted wife and children in Sydney.  J. WATTS, Leichardt wrote in 1904 on her behalf, she is destitute.  8 pages, List 68.

LEVY, Solomon, sought by wife E.J., Perth W.A.  He has left her destitute with 7 children, one a cripple, another an infant.  6 pages, List 81.

LEWIN, Agnes J., wrote from Casterton in 1892 re her husband Herbert Albert, who had deserted her some time ago, and was believed to be with Fitzgerald’s Circus some months ago.  She is destitute.  2 pages, List 56.

LEWIS, Alfred, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1918 asking for a report on the character of Mr. BOARDMAN, hairdresser, St. Kilda, whose son married his daughter.  She has now died leaving a baby, and there is a difference over which grandparents will raise the child.  3 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Eva, reported missing by her mother Mrs. A.J. LEWIS of Geelong in 1896.  Photo on file and letter from mother. 5 pages, List 39.  See instructions re copying of photographs.

LEWIS, Mrs. M.  Wrote from Gembrook in 1899 seeking help in finding her son Evan M.J. MOYLAN who had run away from his employer, 8 pages, List 8.

LEWIS, Myrtle.  Information sought by sister Mrs. T. JEFFREY, Hobart in 1915.  She has heard that Myrtle has ‘got herself into trouble’.  Report states is a prostitute and gave birth to a daughter, Linda Pauline.     4 pages, List 81.

LEWIS, Rebecca, 15 years, daughter of Mary Ann, Napier Street South Melbourne, lured from home and taken to Sydney by Emma SHARP/KING in 1910.  Found and returned, made statement; police contemplate a charge of procurement but decide against it.  18 pages, List 96.

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LIAUT, Annand and Adolphe MARCHAUD sought by French Consul in 1877; 18 pages, List 5.

LIDDLE, Mrs Corry, Bourke NSW, wrote in 1908; she has been deserted by her 45 year old husband.  His mother lives in Portland Victoria.  6 pages, List 86.

LIEBERMANN, Helena. Of Surry Hills Sydney, wrote in 1894 seeking details of her husband Emil, last heard of at Bendigo. Found. 3 pages.  List 1.

LIEBERMANN, Helena, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1897 re husabnd Emil.  Not found.  9 pages, List 20

LIEBERMANN, Helena.  Marcus SIEVWRIGHT, solicitor, writes on her behalf in 1899, husband Emil deserted.  11 pages, List 17.

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, Mabel, Fitzroy, wrote in 1906 re her husband Con, a journalist, last heard of in New Zealand.  Police there report he is a drunkard.  Reference made to previous enquiry, but not on file. 4 pages, List 69.

LINDT, J.W. Hermitage, Black Spur. Fears than the man who assaulted him and was gaoled for three months will return and set fire to his place or worse, 1899.  List 1.

LINLEY, W., Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1917 re son Ewart, discharged from military a few months ago and missing; had letters from Millie WEST in Collingwood.  5 pages, List 74.

LIPZKER, Samuel, left wife Jane and 3 children in North Melbourne and went to New Zealand c1897.  She is now destitute.  He is English, c40 years and was last heard of in Christchurch.  Not found; children committed to Industrial Schools.  10 pages, List 42.

LISTER, John.  Threatened Captain EVANS of Albany Road Toorak in 1896 and making a nuisance of himself.  He had been gaoled in 1888 for inflicting grevious bodily harm and released in 1891; born 1843 England.  9 pages, List 32.

LITTLE, Agnes Rebecca.  Born Elaine, Victoria; in 1884 alleged her father John had been interfering with her for the past 5 years, while they were living at Darlimurla, Gippsland, and she was now pregnant to him.   She told James McMILLAN of Richmond, who wrote to her father, but received no reply.  Her mother Rebecca believed her, but as there were no witnesses, no prosecution took place. 17 pages, List 57.

LITTLE, Robert, Mount Gambier, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report that his 14 year old daughter May had been committed to government care.  His wife Emily had cleared out, taking May and son Dave with her, and leaving 3 sons behind.  May had  a child to John STAFFORD, who was now wanted for the event.  Robert wanted his children returned to him.  4 pages, List 107.

LITTLECHILD, Harold, West Devonport Tasmania, wrote in 1917 re his son Algernon, who had left home and enlisted in the navy in Sydney, but who was discharged when found to be under age.  He had not returned home and was believed with his uncle Thomas GENTLES in Melbourne; found to have enlisted in Melbourne under name Charles MORRIS.  Several letters from father on file.  24 pages, List 72.

LT. LONSDALE ST. – Nos. 112/116.  Anonymous letters re persons living there.  Names mentioned:  Ruth KELLY, Mrs. DALBEAN o/wise Sarah HUTTON or Mrs. Darkie Tom, Maud GUNTER, Dolly TAYLOR, Liz WILSON, Sal REDDAN, Lizzie Ah LET/LOT.  1917.  17 pages, List 3.

LITTLEWOOD, Henry, 36 years, died in 1870 at a Melbourne hotel, recently arrived from Liverpool.  Brother in law Joseph HUGHES, carpenter, identifies him.  Littlewood was married to his sister, who remains in Liverpool with 2 children.  File re disposal of property.  9 pages, List 30.

LIVINGSTON, John and James Auld, sought by brother R.W. of Balham London UK in 1904.  Not found.  8 pages, List 34.

LIVERMORE, Mrs. E., Manly, wrote in 1907 re her niece Maggie REGAN of South Melbourne, who was married in 1905 and hasn’t been heard from since.  Found; now Mrs. Joseph WELCH.  5 pages, List 83.

LIVINGSTONE, James Horace, released from gaol in 1928 after serving a term for bigamy and promptly re-offends, this time with Mary Ellen PATTERSON of Queamong, Conargo, NSW.  His wife Alice Mary sought as a witness; police interview her parent BUZZINI.  23 pages, List 60.

LIVINGSTONE, Robert, wrote a very strange letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1909, mentions a Dr WILLIAMS, who is interviewed and says a former lunatic patient of his.  5 pages, List 53.

LLEWELLIN, E., Sydney, complains in 1910 of daughter Isabel, known as Bella, who has been persuaded to run away from Sydney to Melbourne by her step-sister Ettie MILLER, wife of William, ‘who is a bad companion’.  Bella wants to go on the stage.  5 pages, List 55.

LLOYD, Mrs. H., wrote from Marrickville Sydney in 1900, claiming her daughter was secretly married in Melbourne c1889 to Wallace GAY, son of Captain Gay.  His sister has let slip that he was already married.  Lloyd asks investigation, and police find no record of any marriage.  Various men of that surname in Melbourne are interviewed.  34 pages, List 45.

LLOYD, John, Samuel and Thomas.  Convicted, with Jimmy DAVIS, of cattle stealing at Benalla in 1865.  John BUTLER assisted police, seeks payment; three letters from him and details of case.  35 pages, List 4.

LOCHRANE, William Henry, deserted wife Cecelia, Carlton, in 1908.  He was 30 years, Scottish, vocalist.  Found interstate.  5 pages, List 87.

LODGE, Francis, died Stawell 1897.  Executors of his estate ask police help in finding missing money.  20 pages, List 20

LODINGTON, Kenneth William, sought by John McKENZIE of Albany W.A.  Their uncle Hugh McKenzie has died.  Found.  15 pages, List 16.

LOE, Walter Herbert, wrote from London England in 1897, asking to join police force.  He was formerly in the 16th Lancers, and served mostly in India.  Copy of references on file.  3 pages, List 39.

LOFTUS, Mary. Brothel in Lonsdale; details of court case involving her daughter Winifred, whose real name was WESTON. Henry CORNWALL, nearby resident, complains, 1885.  List 1.

LOGUE, Mrs. T.  of Maryborough, Victoria, wrote in 1938 re her son George, who had been sentenced to 18 mths gaol at Mildura.  3 pages, List 2.

LOHDEN, John.  Writes from Sydney in 1906, re a body found at Cobram, which he thinks may be his brother William.  Police establish it was William ANDERSON.  5 pages, List 4.

LOHFF, Elsie Marie Rebecca, a child, taken in by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn in 1903; father Max, Murchison is a widower.  2 pages, List 66.

LOHFF, Frederick Max. Sought by Mrs. TAYLOR of Hawksburn Road in 1905. She’s looked after his daughter Elsie for 2 years as he was destitute and a widower, living in a bark hut. He was supposed to pay maintenance but has not done so.  List 1.

LONG, Arthur, licensee of the Rifle Brigade Hotel Bendigo, son of James, suspected to trying to sell stolen gold in Tasmania.  List 85.

LONSDALE STREET, Nos 21, 23, 25, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20, 22.  Report on Madams and prostitutes occupying these houses as brothels in 1898 and 1906.  The named Madams were Caroline HODGSON, Sarah RUSSELL, Margaret GORDON, Eva WESTCOTT, Maggie BLACK, Sarah DAVIS, Annie MORGAN.  List 82.

LONG, Mrs. Charles, wrote from Amherst in 1896 re her youngest daughter Esther COLLINGE, 14½ years, who was persuaded by John McPHEE Jnr, 30 years, son of the owner of Woodstock Station, to marry him and go interstate.  He has returned but her daughter hasn’t.  Asks police help.  A most interesting letter, giving all sorts of details.  Esther is found interstate.  9 pages, List 35.

LONG, Mrs E.T., Surrey Hills, reports that son’s illegitimate child was being neglected by his mother Bella BLAKE (otherwise Mrs ALLISON) and seeks to have custody of the two year child herself.  11 pages, List 101.

LONG, Oliver John.  Writes from Euroa in 1898; is on waiting list for police, asks when he is likely to be called.  2 pages, List 19,

LONGFIELD, Frederick B.  Son of H. Longfield of the Argus newspaper; in 1908 Tasmanian police report he was arrested there as being destitute; file re collection of items pawned, and passage back to Victoria, 11 pages, List 10.

LONGLEY, George Sargeant.  Sought by sister Mrs. T. MILLS in 1900.  Her letter missing from file.  Found.  4 pages, List 43.

LONGMORE, R.B., Brisbane, wrote in 1903 asking police protection for his sister, as H.C. WHITE has threatened her.  4 pages, List 67.

LOONEY, Kingsley.  Malvern.  Letterbox blown up in 1934.  He rented a flat from Mrs. Elizabeth BARRY and her sister Miss Janet TOWNSEND.  11 pages, List 4.

LOPEZ, Sarah Martin. Her husband A. MARTIN, Redfern, writes in 1883. She has been an inmate of lunatic asylum, left four days previously and took ship to Melbourne. Photo of both on file.  List 1.

LORDEN, Lewis, baker, formerly of Bendigo, wrote letter to Premier from Fitzroy, claiming he is the next Duke of Middlesex.  Police give his family background, father died in Hobart in 1879; he is delusional.  8 pages, List 37.

LORDEN, Louis, writes a number of letters re a purse and pawn tickets stolen from him at Boggy Creek near Kyneton, while he was on his way to Echuca, seeking employment, in 1896.  The tickets are presented to pawn broker P. PERLSTEIN in Melbourne, and a coat and silver watch handed over.  The watch is a family heirloom, and he is keen to get it back.  He writes that he uses the name Charles Louis, but his real name is Louis.  35 pages, List 36.

LORENZO, Nella, sought by uncle Pietro FOPOLI of Walhalla in 1897, last heard of at Chiltern.  Not found.  5 pages, List 41.

LOTHROP, Ada M., wrote from Sydney in 1902 re her son Harold LLOYD.  He was due to attend the University, but has gone to Ballarat to make money after falling in love with a married woman.  Found.  List 62.

LOUBENS, Madame, nee Catherine BERGER.  Information sought by French Consul in 1918.  File reveals she has run away from home in Adelaide and is with a German, Frantz Richard SCHULT in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 46.

LOUGHNANE, Mary, Mount Gambier, asked police in 1915 to find her husband James John; found in AIF.  13 pages, List 81.

LOUTH, William J., drowned at Victoria Docks Melbourne in 1896, 37 years, passenger on the S.S. ‘Gulf of Genoa’; formerly in Royal Irish Constabulary.  File re disposal of effects and attempts by Victoria to be reimbursed for their costs.  29 pages, List 39.

LOVE, Rachel, servant to Mrs COOPER, Toorak, asks police to find Thomas John MONTGOMERY; she has had a child to him, wants maintenance.  He was c28 years old.  Not found.  6 pages, List 100

LOVELOCK, Martha alias GEORGE. Prostitute; rented house in Lt. Lonsdale Street, 1895, but moved.  List 1.

LOVEWELL, G.H., photographer, left wife Maud in Melbourne c1894 and hadn’t paid maintenance; last heard of in NSW.  She asks police help in 1895 to find him.  Photo on file.  (see instructions re ordering of copies of photos.) Found.  6 pages, List 30.

LOWE, Francis William, Fitzroy, 17 years, asked police in 1931 to find his relatives; believes his mother Ruby LOVE came from Warrnambool, died in 1927.  Walter Francis Love of Laang interviewed, believes he’s the child of his sister Rachel.  7 pages, List 96.

LOWE, John, accidentally killed at Wodonga in 1873. Wife Margaret living apart at Templestowe is informed and wrote letter to department; still in file.  In 1892 S. Lowe of Wodonga sought information about his property, but there was none.  It is established that Margaret had died and her sons were John, William and James.  8 pages, List 77.

LOWE, May, 19 years, waitress.  Aunt Miss TOOHEY asks police in 1913 to find her, believed living with Christopher HUNTER a married man who has left his wife.  Found.  4 pages, List 93.

LOWRY, John. Alias DALE and COOK. Bushranger, 1866; file re arrest and conviction. Reward offered by William JENKINS, carrier, Nth Melbourne, for horse stealing.  List 1.

LUCAS, Albert Joseph, fisherman, Port Welshpool, in 1909 accused of improper relationship with 16 year old daughter Emily; disproved.  7 pages, List 87.

LUCAS, Annie, (known as Lewis) attempted suicide in 1909 while lodging at Fitzroy Arms Hotel, Melbourne, manager Lewis LEWIS, servants Minnie DOYLE, Elizabeth ANDERSON.  Two suicide notes on file; no prosecution.  13 pages, List 70.

LUCAS, Charles D., charged with embezzling funds of the Chiltern Branch of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association, president George SKERRY.  Arrested in Qld and extradited.  Large file re procedures and costs involved.  List 28.

LUCAS, Mack Carr, widower, married 21 year old Ellen JOSE in 1906, but she left him and took money so he charged her with larceny.  Her parents were at Alexandra.  Photo of her and child on file.  17 pages, List 50.

LUCHINOVICH, Thomas H., deserted wife in 1909.  In 1911 she berats police for not finding him; his mother was at Avenel.  9 pages, List 100.

LUDWIG, Ludwig Joseph, born Augsburg Bavaria 1881, became a sailor, believed to have deserted in Victoria.  Information sought by brother S. Ludwig of Munich in 1900.  Found to have been gaoled for an offence against Ella Amelia IBITSON, daughter of John, grocer of Geelong.  18 pages, List 47.

LUMSDEN, David, found dead in his paddock at Camberwell in 1900.  3 pages, List 50.

LUSCOMBE, Mrs., Watson St., Brunswick, reports in 1899 that her sister Norah L. COLLINS, single, had a miscarriage that she thinks may have been induced.  Medical details show child was born stillborn and was syphilitic.  5 pages, List 41.

LUMLEY, Beatrice, looked after from an infant by Mrs. DOUGLAS of Cork St. Qld.  In 1903 Mr. SHANNON, Headingley Station via Barrlia Qld, asked police help to find her brothers Harry and Tom, believed working in Richmond quarry; she is now 17 and had been separated from the family for many years.  20 pages, List 67.

LYFIELD, Catherine. Second wife of Henry, and murdered by him in 1896. Allegations of incest by daughter of first marriage; a particularly revolting case.  List 1.

LYFIELD, Catherine, murdered 1896.  Statements made by Annie Louise MILLER, manager of Geelong Coffee Palace, Annie DOUGLAS and Margaret HOOPER nee ROBB about their knowledge of the ill-treatment by her husband.  Two letters of Lyfield also on file.  12 pages, List 39.

LYNCH, David and wife, licensee of Britannia Hotel Melbourne in 1915, sought by Miss M.E. RYAN of Moree NSW, in 1917; she had recently arrived from New Zealand.  Found to have gone to overseas.  6 pages, List 74.

LYNCH, Michael, 40 years, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1916; 15 years previously he had been convicted of the murder of a young girl and served time in gaol.  Recently enlisted in the army.  Brother John interviewed.  No prosecution.  8 pages, List 77.

LYNCH, William.  Travelling with Lynch’s Bellringers in Qld in 1919, he reports the windows in his home at Windsor have been broken again, after receiving word from his wife.  14 pages, List 3.

LYONS, Amy, living apart from her husband and with wharf labourer Thomas COOPER when she attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1910.  33 years, addicted to drink.  7 pages, List 23.

LYONS, Hugh, 40 years, took ill while working on farm of Mr. J. TROTMAN at Glenroy and taken to hospital where he died.  His family were at Kyneton; his sister Mrs. BING pays expenses.  13 pages, List 51.

LYONS, Thomas W., c28 years, deserted wife Annie, Adelaide S.A. in 1904; had been at Broken Hill, believed to be originally from Ballarat, but this is incorrect.  List 68.

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CADZOW, John.  Information sought in 1904 by wife Maggie, wrote on letterhead of KRICHELDORFF Studios, Melbourne; found interstate.  6 pages, List 68.

CAFFIN, Edgar, storekeeper, Jumbunna South Gippsland, sought by sister in law Ethel HUGHES, Laverton, W.A. in 1913.  He was executor of her late husband Edward’s estate in 1909 and has not forwarded on money due to her. His wife Jane was also looking for him.  He left 2 years ago, taking their 3 sons Clifford, Frederick and Victor with him.  Jane has heard that he is living with Alice HORSNALL, whose mother lives in Coalville, and she wants her children back.  His brother Rupert will not assist.  28 pages, List 109.

CAHILL, J.J., applied to join force in 1895 but was rejected on medical grounds because of cold.  Seeks another examination, but fails that as well.  Was born 1875, a telegraph messenger at Pyramid Hill.  7 pages, List 29.

CAHILL, Cornelius James, deserted wife Mary in Western Australia; found in Adelaide in 1900.  File re cost of extradiction.  12 pages, List 44.

CALCOTT, David, deserted wife at Trentham in 1867.  Head Teacher at Common School, Robert BICKHAM (??) writes on her behalf.  Calcott was last heard of near Wickliffe.  2 pages, List 35.

CALDER, M.S., secretary of the Tatura Hospital Sports Committee, asked Chief Commissioner in 1901 if Constable James KELLY  (Hercules) could again perform feats of strength at their carnival.  Posters of 1900 and 1901 event on file, and previous correspondence.  Permission refused as Kelly had recently behaved badly.  20 pages, List 52.

CALDWELL, William, Paddington, NSW, wrote in 1905 re his son George, who had stowed away on a ship to Melbourne with Arthur ISLES and Leslie McGRATH and was sentenced to gaol.  Asks police help to return him home.  6 pages, List 63.

CALLAWAY, William Joseph, deserted wife Blanche, Mosmans Bay, NSW in 1904; frequents gambling places.  Robert W. FRASER also writes.  11 pages, List 68.

CALNIN, Michael,  sought by wife in Clifton Hill, in 1903; last heard of at Bena butter factory, they have 6 children and he has not sent maintenance.  6 pages,  List 6.

CAMERON, A.M., Hamilton, applied for Mounted Police in 1898, 21 years, born there.  1 page, List 20.

CAMERON, Henry, c20 years, charged with several offences at Dromana in 1919, including theft from Roy KIDMAN, Ralph and Mildred STENNETT and Clive Prell FAIRBAIRN, who employed him briefly.  Elizabeth MITCHELL, maid, mentioned, and letter from Mrs. M.R. FAIRBAIRN on file.  Cameron is c20 years old.  30 pages, List 27.

CAMERON, Maggie, 12 years old in 1900, daughter of John and Annie, Port Melbourne, alleges assault by several boys, Harry WEEGE (10 years) , Richard BENDER (12 years), Jack CROFT (6 years and Albert BRIGHT (10 years).  9 pages, List 49.

CAMERON, Mrs. May, wrote from Ballarat East in 1899, asking confidential report on prisoner EVANS alias Samuel PRICE, believes he may be her brother, hasn’t heard from him for 4 years.  He was a plumber, born 1870.  Reply confirms not him.  7 pages, List 42.

CAMPBELL, Alexander, scene painter, went from Sydney to Melbourne in 1895 with theatre crowd; wife seeks his whereabouts.  He had signed the pledge but ‘when he gets the demon he will go awry for days and days.’  9 pages, List 26.

CAMPBELL, Archibald, sought by Miss J. NELSON, Wangaratta, in 1909.  She gave birth to his child in 1900 and he has never paid maintenance despite a court order.  His mother Mrs BLOWES lives in Buln Buln.  Not found.  6 pages, List 88.

CAMPBELL, George, wrote to Chief Commissioner in 1914 from McIvor Hotel, Maryborough, where he was employed, to report an indecent assault on local girl – DUNSTAN by train conductor, (identified as J. BENNETT Moonee Ponds).  The girl’s mother Harriet refuses to allow court case as she is ‘fragile’.  Bennett is sacked.  Campbell previously knew CCP when employed at Sale.  11 pages, List 76.

CAMPBELL, Peter. Bush missionary, killed by train, 1886.  List 1.

CAMPBELL, Roy Malcolm, charged with larceny on Edward George KENT, Carlton, in 1928.  He was a printer, 23 years; group photo on file, 5 pages, List 60.

CAMPBELL, Mrs Sarah, Richmond, in 1911 asks police to find her husband James, who has been working in South Africa and has stopped sending money.  Found.  7 pages, List 95.

CANHAM, Kate, wrote from Fairfield in 1900.  Was forced to place her son with William MENTON of the Mission Schools in Melbourne, and he sent him to J. SELLICK, farmer at South Jeffcott.  Her son hasn’t answered her letters.  Found.  7 pages, List 47.

CANHAM, William, old age pensioner, Collingwood, jumped into Yarra river in 1909 and rescued by Alfred Percy PULMAN.  4 pages, List 53.

CANNON, Ellen, (Mrs HERMAN), Perth, WA, in 1913 asks help to prove she is eligible for the Old Age Pension.  She worked for the police department in Geelong 40 years ago.   Police establish it was for Sgt WHELAN, and trace his son.  14 pages, List 108.

CANT, Eileen Stella May, sought by mother Ruth, Erskineville NSW in 1912.  She was abducted by William RADFORD, believed in Melbourne.  Not found.  14 pages, List 102.

CANTERBURY, George, Broken Hill, wrote in 1913 seeking his family; he had 2 sisters and a brother Tom.  Found, Tom declines t have anything to do with him.  2 pages, List 106.

CAPON, William, labourer, drowned at Woolert in 1896, letters from relatives George Capon, Westcombe Park and Charles Capon, Cockayne Hatley, on file.  14 pages, List 50.

CAPPONI, Aantonio, sought by cousin P. Capponi, Tenterfield NSW in 1901.  He was a native of Cerentino Switzerland, arrived Melbourne 1855; not heard from since 1862.  Not found.  17 pages, List 94.

CARBIS, James, died at Narrandera Hospital NSW in 1900.  Local Registrar asks for family details, but no relatives traced in Victoria.  11 pages, List 46.

CARBUHN, James and Mary.  Charged with ill-treating Eva Rosena MURRAY at Sorrento.  Vic. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children investigates; notes on file.  Witness Elena MELROSE.  Case dismissed.  Large file, List 3.

CAREWTHERS (CARRUTHERS?) Mrs. Mary, Abbotsford, took Lysol and admitted to hospital in 1918.  Report on.  4 pages, List 69.

CAREY, Emil, wrote from Village Settlement, Yarragon in 1896 re wife who went to Melbourne for medical treatment 5 weeks prior, and hasn’t returned.  Police find she had been with her sister Mrs. KAYE.  7 pages, List 29.

CAREY, Emil.  Wrote from Gippsland in 1904, re his two daughters Mabel and Ida; had not heard from them.  4 pages, List 11.

CAREY, Francis Ambrose, Cairns, Qld., applied to join Vic. police in 1909, had been in South African police.  Copies of references on file.  4 pages, List 55.

CAREY, Jane, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1915 re husband John alias Jack WARNER, born Scotland, married 1909, not heard from for 2 years.  Found to have enlisted.  6 pages, List 80.

CAREY, John, alias Jack WARNER, native of Scotland, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1910. In 1913 sought by wife Jane nee LORENSON of Darlinghurst Sydney.  Found. 5 pages, List 94.

CARGEEG, Annie, a dressmaker, in 1896 she took a position in Korumburra with L. PEACOL, arranged by agent Alfred HORSLEY.  Copy of agreement on file.  She stayed at the Korumburra Coffee Palace; Peacol wanted a tailor, so she had to return to West Melbourne, but alleges assault on train; she had been acting strangely beforehand.  Comments from Laurets LARSEN, who kept the Coffee Palace, Martha WIELAND who lived there, railway employees Hugh FISHER, Rudolph CARROLL, Christian VIELGAARD, Charles Thomas BELLION, John LEE, Patrick GREEN, Thomas LENNON and Charles TRUEMAN.  Driver claims she was found on railway track and picked up.  Quite a convoluted story.  54 pages, List 36.

CARLIN, Allan Francis, 15 years, in 1917 left Mount Gambier for Melbourne to meet his brother, but missed him and was left destitute.  Offered work by Mr. BLYTHMAN, farmer, Woomelang, but took ill there and needed medical attention.  His mother is in Sydney.  6 pages, List 73.

CARROLL. Mrs Alice, wife of Lewis, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1912.  Tranter and Midge PHILLIPS were witnesses.  List 102.

CARTER, Mrs. Lucy, died at Chiltern in 1869 of accidental overdose; a vocalist.  Her brother George R. MILFORD, Supreme Court Sydney, asks details and about the male child fathered by O’CONNOR; thought she was still in London.  8 pages, List 78.

CARTLEDGE, Eva, Sale, deserted by husband Frederick in 1904; believed in Western Australia, c43 years, a miner.  6 pages, List 68.

CARLETTI, Antonio.  Italian Consul in Melbourne sought details of the property left after his death, 1877.  4 pages, List 5.

CARLISLE, Mary, Geelong wrote in 1903 re her son William, hasn’t heard for some years, letter from him in 1893 on file, last heard of in Qld.  10 pages, List 6.

CARLOW, Thomas, injured while working at ‘Emilton’ Barkly Street St. Kilda in 1900, employer Mrs. HUTCHINSON.  2 pages, List 50.

CARLTON, Jessie, gave birth to illegitimate child Amietta at Nurse Emma DENT’s home in Fitzroy in 1915, posing as a married woman.  To be prosecuted, but charge withdrawn.  14 pages, List 80.

CARNEY, Charles, 39 years, labourer, deserted Mrs. Elizabeth Isabel TODD, West Melbourne, in 1918; she had two children by her husband who had deserted her, and one by Carney.  He was found to have overseas under another name.  5 pages, List 74.

CARNIE, Robert, South Melbourne, wrote in 1904 asking to join police force.  Has seen service in South Africa twice.  Applied in 1903 and told services not required; file gives detail of reasons for refusal.  12 pages, List 33.

CARR, Dorothy. Daughter of Robert of Narrawong near Portland. Investigation into birth of her illegitimate child in 1914; family member suspected. 9 pages. List 1.

CARR, Mrs. Elizabeth, separated from her husband and living with George Ernest FREEMAN, gives birth to two children, George in 1905 and Ada Myrtle in 1907, and registers them as a married woman, giving the Carr marriage details.  Investigation, and copies of original birth certificates on file.  No prosecution.  16 pages, List 81.

CARR, William Watson, arrested and convicted of murder of Margaretta WILLIAMS at Wonthaggi in 1928.  They were sweethearts in Gateshead on Tyne England, but she broke off the relationship and came to Victoria.  Photo of Carr; very large file, List 60.

CARROLL, Frank and Billy ROBERTSON, took part in boxing competition in 1912.  Robertson collapsed and taken to hospital; report on event.  6 pages, List 32.

CARSLAKE, John Patrick, charged with shop breaking and stealing jewellery from Stella PALFREY in 1928.  Large file, List 57.

CARSON, Elizabeth Ann, Wynnum South, Brisbane, wrote to Bendigo police in 1910 re her husband John Henry Carson, who has deserted her.  Note on file; she is a half-caste.  6 pages, List 94.

CARSON, Samuel Morris. Also known as MORRIS. Bigamy case 1887; married Johanna PATEZELNR and Annie MORRIS.  List 1.

CARTER’S PTY. LTD., 101-103 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, tailors and mercers.  A fire broke out in 1928; manager Barnet GOLDSTEIN and nightwatchman Frank MITCHELL (Sth Melbourne)  interviewed, along with directors Solomon DAVIS and Solomon LYONS.  13 pages, lIST 60.

CARTER, Bessie, left Sydney for Melbourne in 1911, 33 years.  In 1912 her sibling M.E. Carter of Homebush Sydney asked police to find her.  Not found.  8 pages, List 104.

CARTER, Blanche, 14 years, California Gully, found to have venereal disease in 1899.  Father John, widower, had engaged Margaret HOPE as housekeeper to keep an eye on her, and she discovered that something was wrong and took her to a doctor.  Blanche alleged that her brother in law George BOSELEY was the offender; her sister Ada was married to his brother.  Ada warned her not to say anything, and the father would not agree to a prosecution, so case dropped.  Warning; the material is quite confronting.  30 pages, List 38.

CARTER, Emma, Panton Hill, wrote in 1917.  Her husband J.W. was now in an asylum and she is destitute; asks if 2 children can go ‘on the State’.  Baby daughter Florence Mary committed.  2 pages, List 72.

CARTER, Isabella, Mary Ann and Matilda, daughter of Martin of Staffordshire, left there for Melbourne c1854.  Sought by brother Absolom, Walsall, Staffs, in 1910.  Not found. 7 pages, List 63.

CARTER, Mrs. Joseph. An invalid, being cared for at Strathloddon by her niece Mrs. EVANS. Complaint about quality of care, includes letter from husband, 1899. 5 pages, List 2.

CARTER, Sarah, wife of William, died suddenly at South Yarra in 1900.  2 pages, List 51.

CARTWRIGHT, Gladys, Albert Park, 18 years, attempted suicide in 1916 and rescued by Raymond BIRCH of Port Melbourne.  She was pregnant to soldier John CONWAY who refused to marry her.  No prosecution.  5 pages, List 79.

CARTWRIGHT, R.  Wrote to police from Auburn in 1904 re his daughter Vera, who was living with her aunt and uncle OPIE in Ballarat East.  He asked police assistance to get her returned to him.  Police interview child and Opies and decline to help him – his background given.  7 pages, List 16.

CARTWRIGHT, Richard, suspected of taking poison at his shop in Auburn in 1903, and taken to hospital where he recovers.  His young children are looked after by a neighbour Mrs. McGUINNESS as his wife and he are living apart.  6 pages, List 66.

CARVER, Mrs. Pryce, wrote asking for assistance in 1896.  Charity Organisation Society in Melbourne ask details; ‘is of drunken habits’.  She receives a remittance from England; claims to be a widow with 3 children, but this is false.  7 pages, List 38.

CASEY, Evelyn, South Yarra.  Complains to police about her pocket being picked at Flinders Street railway station in 1894.  4 pages, List 13.

CASEY, J.J.   Enquires about Michael RUSSELL on behalf of relatives in Ireland in 1877.  He was of Kilrush Co Kildare, left there in 1851 to go to the diggings.  Police think it possibly Michael Hennessy RUSSELL who died some years prior.  34 pages, List 5.

CASEY, Mary Emelda, born 1908, but birth not registered until 1909 at Ballarat; father Joseph.  File re reason for delay.  5 pages, List 88.

CASSERLY, Bernard, wrote from Sydney NSW in 1906, seeking a copy of his application to join the force in 1862 as it will show his birth date; he is applying for the old age pension.  No records prior to 1864. 5 pages, List 27.

CASSIDY, J. Constable No. 5683, Surrey Hills, advised in 1916 that he had enlisted and asked extended leave.  3 pages, List 76.

CASWELL, John Henry. Wife Ellen ran off with Thomas RING, a 36 year old fireman, in 1894. He charged her with larceny, and pestered police about finding her until 1899. In 1894 an unknown woman suicided in Melbourne. She was believed to be Grace Elizabeth LANE, the former wife of George Lane of Adelaide. Photos of the dead woman, and one of Grace Lane are on the file, as well as details of Grace’s background. In 1899 Caswell claimed the dead woman was his wife, which police dispute. Large file, List 2.

CATCHLOVE, Eva, wrote from Surrey Hills in 1900, asking discreet enquiry for her husband A.H., at Norseman in WA.  He was not providing maintenance.  Found and explanation given.  4 pages, List 47.

CATHERWOOD, Mrs. E.H., asks police in 1908 why they have not found her husband who has deserted her; negative report on her character.  8 pages, List 84.

CATRINA, John.  Charged with cutting telegraph wire at Reedy Creek in 1896; Emily CAVANAGH postmistress there.  He is 9yrs old; witness John SHAW (8yrs) and Harold TOWNSEND mentioned.  14 pages, List 3.

CATTRAIN, Frederick, deserted child in 1909, believed in Broken Hill; sister Mrs HICKS at Coburg.  Found.  7 pages, List 87.

CAULFIELD, Catherine, widow of the late Sergeant Caulfield, wrote from Sydney in 1900.  Her daughter Ellen was seduced by John BUTLER (alias BROOKS), c35 years, Tasmanian, and had a child by him.  She sought maintenance, and it was claimed he was married with five children, and believed in Melbourne.  20 pages, List 45.

CAUSBY, Mrs W., Senior, Gawler, South Australia, wrote in 1911 asking if George BENTLEY, the person burnt to death at Ballarat, could be her father who left there c50 years ago, and was never heard from again.  6 pages, List 101.

CAVANAGH, Andrew, sought by C.D. PHEMISTER, Copmanhurst, Clarence River, NSW, in 1912; last heard of in Richmond.  4 pages, List 105.

CAVANAGH, Charles.  Died at Dunolly in 1918, aged 49yrs.  Letter from wife Emily asking confirmation of death; he deserted 24 yrs ago, they were married in 1891.  His brothers Patrick at Yarraville and William at Glenhuntly approached to pay burial expenses, but decline.  Emily is now living with – STOKES/STAKES.  8 pages, List 3.

CAWOOD, J.C., Bellingen, NSW, reported in 1911 that Richard OSBORNE, a sleeper cutter working for him, is receiving repeated requests for money from Harriet HILL of Melbourne; thinks he being exploited.  File shows that he is wanted for deserting wife Ruby in 1908.  7 pages, List 95.

CERUTTY, Harry Richard, living in hut near Monbulk; reported by neighbour SLATER in 1908 as being in a bad way; taken to hospital, son Cedric informed.  10 pages, List 85.

CHADWICK, Mrs., wrote from Brunswick in 1894 re her husband Joseph, c35 years, believed to be at Adelaide; she is in straightened circumstances.  Found.  9 pages, List 38.

CHAFFEY, Miss, Queenscliff, 1900.  Anonymous letter claims she gave birth to a child fathered by J.A. MOORE of the V.R.R.A.A., who has now passed the test to enter police force, and queries his character.  2 pages, List 44.

CHAMBERLAIN, Francis Thomas, sought by Destitute Board Adelaide; has stopped sending money for his wife Beatrice and children.  Was working for Mr T. DAVIES, Abbotsford, bootmaker at some stage.  Letter from Chamberlain on file.  Not traced.  13 pages, List 101.

CHAMBERS, Francis Joseph.  Died at St. Kilda in 1930, of food poisoning.  File re widow Jessie Ellen’s letter of complaint about police investigations.  26 pages, List 3.

CHAMBERS, Dr. Matthew, died suddenly at Rosebery, late of Hopetoun.  Arrangements re funeral and costs; wife at Balmoral writes she can’t afford to pay them, says he was an alcoholic, cousin William in Fitzroy also declines.  Brother James, solicitor, Durham England, does so.  18 pages, List 36.

CHANDLER, Annie E., Zeehan, Tasmania, wrote in 1912 re her daughter Evelyn Isabel, who left Tasmania at the instigation of Alfred DAVENPORT, of South Melbourne, and hasn’t been heard from for some months.  Found.  5 pages, List 103.

CHANDLER, Stanley, Yinnar Hotel, reported in 1929 that his wife’s watch had been stolen.  Employees, including Lilly BLACK questioned.  Her mother wrote protesting her innocence.  6 pages, List 89.

CHANNING, Henry Westfield, engineer, left Ballarat for Melbourne in 1915.  His wife M. wrote from Norwood South Australia in 1916 and 1917 requesting discreet enquiry be made for him.  He was Danish, 58 years, photo on file.  Not found.  31 pages, List 71.

CHANTLER, William H., wrote from Willoughby North Sydney in 1898 re Mrs. Mary Emily PETERSON nee HUSTAGE, his sister in law.  She had a child, William David BLAIR from her first marriage, he died some years ago.  Not found.  18 pages, List 42.

CHAPMAN, Alexander Austin, deserted from Liverpool Military Camp NSW in 1917, captured at Cann River but escaped.  14 pages, List 74.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re the 2½ year old child of her sister Rose WARE, who is living with Alice ROBERTSON, a suspected prostitute.  Child found with Mrs DEAKIN of South Melbourne.  There is quite detailed information on this file.  6 pages, List 97.

CHAPMAN, Mrs Alice, St Peters, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re her sister Rose WARE who is living with Chinese in Melbourne; she has had 3 illegitimate children, not fit to have care of child Rose WARE, who is with Mrs DEAKIN.  Detailed report.  8 pages, List 100.

CHAPMAN, Arthur J., Redfern, NSW, asks police in 1916 to visit Leslie SMITH, HMS Cerebus Naval Depot, and get him to return Chapman’s wife Mary Ann, who he has lured away; he is leaving for the front soon.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Mrs. Knox, Swan Hill, wrote in 1916 re Albert Louis WASHBURN, American, who deserted wife Alice Louisa and 4 children there; their land has had to be forfeited and a local charity is helping the family.  He is traced interstate, but escaped.  6 pages, List 79.

CHAPMAN, Percy, c21 years, died suddenly at the Grand National Tower Hotel, Ascot Vale in 1900; was a boarder.  4 pages, List 50.

CHAPPELL, Desmond Paul, killed in fight with William CHALMERS, Colac, 1917.  Chalmers, real name McDONALD, and illegitimate, had been raised by Mrs. Chalmers and had some prior convictions. 245 pages, List 75.

CHARE, Joseph, died at the lodging house of Charles LIVINGSTONE, Melbourne, in 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CHARE, Kate, died Sale 1909, husband Robert promises to pay burial costs but fails to do so, is ‘fond of drink’.  He is an upholsterer, 48 years.  8 pages, List 55.

CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY write re four WHYTE children, living in Drummond St., Carlton in 1888, who are neglected.  Their father is dead, mother has remarried to William MEAD, but both are drunkards.  7 pages, List 52.

CHARLESTON, James, boarded with widow Charlotte MATTHEWS in Melbourne, and ran off with her daughter Adelaide in 1912.  She was under age, so mother took out a warrant, but cancelled it when she found the pair had married in Clunes.  23 pages, List  33.

CHARLESTON, William. File re his bigamy; first wife Ada Isabella in 1899 at Derby Tasmania, sister Mrs. Eva ROUSE. Second wife Lucy Marcella nee TETU in Victoria. 21 pages, List 2.

CHARMAN, Arthur George, Victorian, 21 years.  Information sought on behalf of his destitute wife at Portland, whom he has deserted.  Found interstate.  4 pages, List 61.

CHARMAN, Herbert H. Private No. 3360 (Abroad) wrote in 1917 wishing to find friend John H. UPTON, last heard of at Ballarat.  Found.  5 pages, List 75.

CHASELING, Charlotte Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1900; believes husband Theodore Christmas Chaseling committed bigamy in Melbourne in 1899.  She believes he married Clara JOHNSON under the name of Henry WILSON; copy of certificate on file.  15 pages, List 45.

CHAUNCY, Clement H.S., married Miss WILLIS, daughter of Arthur, Station Master, Sydney Terminus in 1896.  They went to W.A., where he was admitted to an Asylum, and she returned to her father.  He subsequently discharged, and believed now with sisters Mrs KIRKPATRICK, in Victoria.  Arthur asks for a confidential report on his state of mind in 1899, which is given.  7 pages, List 41.

CHEDZOY, Sidney, wrote from Strathpine, Brisbane, Qld in 1899.  His wife Emily and son Herbert Royal (born Brisbane 1893), went to Melbourne for a holiday and stayed with friend Mrs. John EDMONDS in Abbotsford c1895.  Emily died there, and Mrs. Edmonds has taken care of the child.   He wants his son returned to him, but she won’t answer his letters.  5 pages, List 43.

CHEESMAN, Richard.  Committed bigamy when he married Daisy O’REGAN in Melbourne in 1904; had married  Sophia CARTWRIGHT nee SLOCOMBE in Sydney in 1895.  Daisy had money, and he spent £300 of it.  Located and charged.  30 pages, List 17.

CHERRY, Edwin Mark, fined for non registration of child’s birth in 1895, asks time to pay fine, is out of work.  8 pages, List 26.

CHESTERMAN, Alfred, sought by wife Annie, Barrambie NSW in 1909.  Not found.  5 pages, List 88.

CHEVERS, Norman Michael.  Charged with larceny by Norman JENKINS, Foster, Foster & Co., tea merchants in 1928; was a traveller for them.  Ex captain in the British Army.  6 pages, List 58.

CHEYNE, Phillipa Mary Ellen, Collingwood, reports theft of money by William HAZARD, 21 years, in 1906.  Small photo of him on file, plus 1 page report.  List 50.

CHICOWSKI, Florence, Maryborough, Qld., wrote in 1913 re a newspaper report of a man found dead, and asked if it was her brother William, who she described.  10 pages, List 108.

CHILLINGOLAH, 28 miles from Ultimo.  In 1911 residents petition re police protection; 30 signatures.  A detailed report on local situation is given.  11 pages, List 97.

CHINESE LOTTERIES.  File relating to selling lottery tickets in inner Melbourne by various Chinese in 1895; samples on file, and reports on various cases.  LUEY LEE asked for more money to continue to help police.  Edward TREAGUER, interpreter, also writes.  43 pages, List 30.

CHING, Mrs., Russell St., Melbourne.  In 1913 an anonymous letter alleges she is using 19 year old Nellie COLLIS of Collingwood ‘for men’s convenience’.  Report shows Nellie helps with her 2 children.  5 pages, List 106.

CHRISTIAN, James.  Unknown male found drowned in Yarra in 1895 identified as him.  Wife Catherine Edith, living in Redfern Sydney informed.  Gruesome photo of him on file.  28 pages List 25.  See introduction re copies of photographs.

CHRISTIE, Mrs. C., Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, 44 years, who deserted her after 12 years of marriage; certificate has him as William Christie D’ARCY, father Charles Alexander D’Arcy.  He worked in Bairnsdale c20 years ago, and is believed to have had a child by Mary MEARES.  She thinks he has a suspicious background; claims his siblings were drowned.  8 pages, List 92.

CHRISTIE, Andrew, dairyman, Coburg, property damaged by fire in 1900; owned by Mrs. HALL.  2 pages, List 50.

CHRISTY, Arthur, wrote from Tabulam, NSW in 1901, asking police to find Frederick Christy, formerly in the railways.  His father, Alfred Howe Christy, is a nephew of Frederick’s.  Found.  11 pages, List 52.

CHRISTMAS, R.  Piangil.  Complains that police at Swan Hill are not attending to local offences, 1920.  Report states he is in dispute with – CONDON.           7 pages, List 3.

CHUNG HIN POY, wrote in Chinese from Heidi in 1897, complaining of being cheated out of his tobacco crop by former partner PING LING; translation of letter also on file.  Report on case.  12 pages, List 40

CHURCH, Victoria.  Rev. Father McCARTHY of St Mary’s R/C church, Victoria St., West Melbourne, reports than a female infant was found on the porch by girl named Leonie KNOWLES in 1919.  Child committed to Department of Neglected Children, given name of Victoria Church.  2 pages, List 27.

CHURCHILL, Ernest.  Melbourne, asked details on how to join police force, 1898.  1 page, List 7.

CIARDELLI, A., Richmond River, NSW, wrote in 1916 asking police to find the family of Frederick William KIRBY who had been accidentally killed in his employ; death described.  Kirby was c45 years old, formerly from Warrnambool and used the name Tommy McGRATH there.  Mother found.  6 pages, List 76.

CINCOTTA, Antonio, 16 years, sought by Italian Consul in 1911, on behalf of his father Carmelo of Kew, who claims he is uncontrollable.  9 pages, List 95.

CLAIR, W., working at El Dorado in 1895, applied to join police force; 22 years.  2 pages, List 28.

CLAPHAM, Louisa M., Brisbane Qld., wrote in 1907 re her brother Edwin, who was living in Melbourne but hadn’t answered her last letter; she hadn’t seen him for 50 years.  Found. 5 pages, List 83.

CLARK, Andrew, attacked by dog owned by Mrs. HAINS, Sydney Road Coburg in 1900 and taken to hospital; had not long arrived in the Colony.  9 pages, List 50.

CLARK, Arthur, accidentally killed at the Welcome Stranger Mine, Baileston in 1902 and buried without an inquest.  Report on, 22 pages, List 63.

CLARK, Edward, charged with manslaughter of Francis Joseph MANGAN in 1907.  21 pages, List 89.

CLARK, George.  Wrote from Telford Victoria in 1902, seeking entry into police force; 26 years. 2 pages, List 12.

CLARK, Nicholas Charles, charged with deserting illegitimate child by Emily Beatrice BARTLETT in 1899.  Believed to be at Broken Hill; found.  9 pages, List 42.

CLARK, Rowland, artist.  Wife Flora wrote in 1895 from St. Kilda, hasn’t heard from him for some months, he is at Lefroy in Tasmania.  Found in poor circumstances.  7 pages, List 26.

CLARK, Thomas, wrote from Pentridge gaol in 1904, complaining about damage done to his clothing by police and asking compensation.  Stains were cut out to take samples as he had been suspected of murder, but someone else was the offender.  He was convicted of larceny at Ballarat in 1903.  10 pages, List 33.

CLARK, Mrs W.J., Kalgoorlie, wrote in 1907 asking police to find her late husband’s people; his father was a butcher in Richmond.  Arthur J. Clark interviewed and referred police to his father who had a brother Reuben and who in turn had a son James Henry.  Approached, he knows of the writer and is not in a position to help.  6 pages, List 83.

CLARKE, Alice, 27 years, and son Bertie, 7 years, left husband George in Maryborough Qld in 1900, supposedly with Alec McIVOR, who was from Maffra.  Husband wrote to both Victorian and NSW police, asking help to locate them.  Not found.  11 pages, List 48.

CLARKE, Edward J., Flemington.  Wrote in 1912 re wife’s tenant Mrs. FOSTER who died at Keilor.  Her adopted son took away property, some of which was his wife’s.  9 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, Elizabeth (known as Lilley).  Seduced by Constable Alfred Patrick McMANUS, who promised marriage.  She gave birth to a daughter Mary and summoned him in January 1879 for maintenance, which was granted.  Child died and he subsequently tried to marry someone else, but she appeared at the church and the priest refused to marry him.  Her married sister Mrs. LOVE, writes to the Chief Commissioner about McManus’s conduct, but he declines to interfere.  Reference from Thomas Bent for her other sister Mrs. HAMSON.  Clarke was in service with Mr. CURTAIN of Windsor.  8 pages, List 4

CLARKE, Frank G., wrote from Thule, Deniliquin NSW in 1912, asking details of the injury done to motorcyclist Claude S. WOOD, by his ex chauffer John ARNOTT who ran into him in Melbourne.  He has received damages claim.  7 pages, List 32.

CLARKE, George, Bowral NSW, alleges in 1901 that George HALLIDAY c40 years, with a wife and 4 children, has taken his 16 year old daughter Eva Beatrice Clarke away, possibly to Melbourne.  Encloses a sample of material from a dress she had with her.  Not found.  6 pages, List 51.

CLARKE, George William.  Wife in Ballarat complains about lack of maintenance in 1910.  He is an engine driver at a mine in Boulder City W.A., has been there for 9 years.  Children Ruby and Percy mentioned.  7 pages, List 24.

CLARKE, James, of Mt. Gambier.  Solicitors Blake & Riggall seek information about him in 1896; disappeared in 1854, then aged c31 years, Scotch.  Reports from Thomas BUCKLEY of Portland and Daniel MINOGUE of Heywood state that while travelling from Portland with George MULLETT, William WINTERS, Daniel MINOGUE and  ‘2 blackfellows’ he disappeared overnight while they were camped.  Rumour said that he was paid to do so, so the Mt. Gambier squatter LEAKE would end up with his wife.  9 pages, List 29.

CLARKE, Samuel.  Coach-builder, Murtoa, insolvent, died 1894.  Sisters Emma CAWLEY and Ada M. McGRATH allege foul play by his de-facto Mary MURPHY.  Detailed report on family, he was one of twelve siblings.  11 pages, List 13.

CLARKE, Walter, Chilwell.  Report of death of child, one of twins, found dead in bed in 1903.  3 pages, List 66.

CLARKE, William John, Rupertswood.  File on larcenies committed on him by employee John MADDEN, who is convicted in 1894.  His confession on file, along with inventory of items stolen, and evidence of employees Patrick LYONS, George ANNETT, Charles BUTCHER, Alfred BUTCHER, Henry LOONEY, Alice CHAMBERLAIN and gunsmith Frederick B. MORRIS and 16 year old James BAILLIE.  51 pages, List 31.

CLARK ROSS, Marnie (?) , wrote from Neerim South in 1900, asking police help with Thomas Richard K. GRAND, who wanted to apply for the old age pension, but couldn’t get to the nearest court house at Warragul because of physical disabilities. She had been caring for him for four years.  3 pages, List 48.

CLARKSON, E., Cootamundra NSW asks police help in 1915 to have her 18 year old son returned to her.  He is working for Mr. GRAY, a Carlton upholsterer.  7 pages, List 80.

CLARKSON, Mrs. Emma, Carlton, wrote in 1918.  She left her husband Alfred in 1910 because of his illtreatment; he has never paid maintenance.  She applied for pension but was rejected and told to seek maintenance from him; he is working at Stawell.  Solicitor’s letter on file and letter from son George.  15 pages, List 76.

CLAYTON, F.W., Castlemaine, complains in 1912 that police are making false claims about the virtue of his fifteen year old daughter; evidence from others dispute this.  14 pages, List 104.

CLEAL, B., Melbourne, wrote in 1901 re ‘disgusting behaviour in men’s urinals’ in the city and requested police action; they noted his knowledge of the areas .  8 pages, List 53.

CLEARY, Mrs. E. Port Fairy, wrote in 1904, asking if a man found dead at Tooradin was her husband Lawrence; confirmed.  He was buried at government expense, and the department asks her to reimburse costs.  He had worked on Mundura Station.  9 pages, List 68.

CLEARY, Edward, sought by Mrs Louisa McEVOY, North Adelaide in 1908.  She has been caring for his son Albi, now 7, and he is behind in maintenance.  Several letters from her.  22 pages, List 92.

CLEARY, John, wrote from  Broken Hill in 1907 re the supposed death of his father Patrick Henry Cleary at Bendigo; no such event, 4 pages, List 15.

CLEBURNE, Richard, son of late Richard, merchant and Tasmanian MP, died suddenly  in 1896 near Rokewood.  He was first listed as unknown male, and a photograph taken, but is then identified.  He had been separated from his family for many years.  Daughter Emma writes from Mt. Direction Tasmania, offering to pay burial expenses.  26 pages and photo.  List 36.

CLEMENT, Albion John otherwise LEMON.  Charged with larceny on employer Arthur Harry HASSELL, importer, Port Adelaide in 1928; absconded, arrested in Victoria.  He was a company manager, formerly in the army, (wounds described).  16 pages, List 59.

CLIFFORD, Arthur, sought by State Children’s Department Rockhampton in 1917 re maintenance of his child in the orphanage.  His brother Edwin, Clifton Hill, interviewed.  4 pages, List 72.

CLIFFORD, Ethel May, born Carlton 1879 and registered as such, but mother was Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) NORBURN, wife of William.  In 1881 he sought a copy of a police report on the case; this was denied.  17 pages, List 58.

CLIFFORD, Irene. Born Casterton 1892, mother Edith WEDD, schoolgirl, and father Timothy RYAN, her teacher. Adopted by Wesleyan Missionaries named Clifford, and subsequently gave birth to illegitimate child in 1908, claiming Enoch TONKIN is father. New Zealander Dan CLARKE, a butcher, and Edward DAWKINS also involved. Her testimony unreliable, no charge laid.  36 pages, List 5.

CLIFFORD, Mrs. J., Redfern Sydney, wrote in 1905 asking police help to get her daughter Elizabeth away from Mr. PHILLIPS, a travelling showman now in Melbourne.  Letters from mother and daughter on file.  Elizabeth is using the name Maud LINDEN and a card states she is a ‘champion lady boxer.’  21 pages, List 65.

CLIFFORD, Lily, Commercial Hotel, Parkes NSW, wrote in 1911 re Malcolm MacKINNON who went to Melbourne and has not returned; she is pregnant to him.  5 pages, List 98.

CLIFTON HILL.  Petition from residents in 1913 for constable to be stationed there; organized by S. WATT.  16 pages, List 108.

CLIFTON HILL.  Female child abandoned on doorstep of Salvation Army Haven, Alfred Crescent in 1918.  Police suspect it to be the child of Lois Hannah HAWKINS of Hobart, who came there to have a child but returned to Tasmania.  She is traced and has child Joan with her; father is Malcolm MOORE. 11 pages, List 75.

CLIFTON, S.E. Writes 3 letters from Corowa in 1920, seeking location of his sisters Gertrude and Mrs. W.H. EVANS.  James GRIGG of Melbourne handles family’s affairs, he is eccentric, a remittance man.  15 pages, List 3.

CLIFTON, Walter Sydney, c28 years, deserted wife Emma Catherine nee DIGBY at Waverley Sydney in 1913.  Not found.  8 pages, List 106.

CLOTHIER, Charles. Confined in Swan Hill lockup as a lunatic following a drinking spree; was a publican from Euston in N.S.W. File re payment to local woman Elizabeth PICKEN who looked after him. 5 pages, List 2.

CLULOW, Mr & Mrs. Sydney, sought by Private Harold H. WORTH, No. 3936 21st Battalion, England.  They wer living in Brunswick; found interstate.  8 pages, List 75.

COADE, Annie, Chilwell, tailoress, living with aunt in 1900, applied to have illegitimate children Peter Francis, born 1893 and Violet May, born 1894, put into Industrial School system.  9 pages, List 47.

COCKROFT, Elijah, cut throat of step sister Fanny MOTT in 1894.  Large file with lots of personal details on background of Mott, Millman and Cockroft families.  Murder weapon found after he had been executed and still on file.  List 41.

CODE, Catherine, wife of Alfred, charged with drowning her child Bessie in Albert Park Lake in 1902.  Brief prepared and copy on file, but case dropped.  20 pages, List 63.

COFFEY, Charles, charged with larceny in Melbourne in 1900 under name of Arthur Wilson.  Previously employed at Orwell Boarding House Beechworth; would appear to be a youth.  3 pages, List 45.

COFFEY, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane, wrote from Omeo in 1907, reporting the wife of Frank KING is neglecting her children; she was formerly of a servant of Sergt KENNEDY, killed by Kelly gang.  Police report gives her a bad character, wife of James, a cripple.  5 pages, List 44.

COFFEY, J.  Sgt of Police, Ararat, writes in 1910 re professional spieler and gambler Michael HASSETT who defrauded his son of various goods, worth £100.  His son manages a watchmaker’s shop.  11 pages, List 24.

COFFEY, T.V., Culcairn, NSW.  Wrote in 1906 asking to be re-admitted to police force; resigned to help mother retain her farm there.  Refused.  3 pages, List 69.

COGHLAN, Joseph, 63 years, committed suicide in Echuca gaol in 1911; report states he was a stranger there.  6 pages, List 101.

COHEN, John. Murdered 1892 at Stirling or Haunted Creek. Large file covering 1892-97, and another of 1894. List 1.

COHEN, Minnie, found on Yarrawonga railway platform, baby in arms in 1913; destitute.  Sister is Mrs J. WILLIAMS of Carlton.  Minnie has been out from England for c3 years.  Taken in by a charity.  5 pages, List 109.

COLDIN, Mrs. Florence, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1905 re her sister Mrs. ROW of Williamstown.  Found.  5 pages, List 64.

COLE, Amelia, bought her daughter Amelia de POMEROY from Maryborough to home of nurse Emma DENT, where she gave birth in 1917; Owen DAVIES is the father.  An attempt at blackmail is undertaken by Edward HEWINS and Constable Elcho FENTON, who are found out.  Criminal trial instigated.  This is a large file, List 71.

COLEMAN, H., Toowoomba, Qld wrote in 1918 re half-brother Alfred John MAINWARING, returned soldier, who had been discharged from military hospital in Melbourne after a breakdown and disappeared instead of visiting mother in Ripponlea.  Mother is ‘old and feeble’ and concerned about him.  Not found.  6 pages, List 73.

COLEMAN, Henry, writes a confidential letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1900, re the Rev. Samuel Alexander HAMILTON, a Presbyterian clergyman of Carlton, who is involved in various shady deals and gambling.  5 pages, List 45.

COLEMAN, J.J., Town Hall Tea Rooms, Toowoomba, wrote in 1907 re his son Joe, who had deserted his heavily pregnant wife in Brisbane.  Believes he is in Melbourne under the name of WILSON.  Wants him to pay maintenance to his wife, who is now living with him.  Mentions his sister Mrs. KENTISH and her bad treatment of the couple in Melbourne.  24 pages, List 81.

COLEMAN, J.J., Toowoomba Qld, wrote in 1908.  He has received a letter from Frank HARLOW advising that his son Joseph has been drowned; they had both recently joined a circus.  Investigations prove he story is false.  13 pages, List 85.

COLEMAN, Leslie F., 15 years, stowed away on Brisbane to Melbourne steamer in 1912.  Father F.F. Coleman of Brisbane wants him returned, but arrangements take some time.  12 pages, List 32.

COLEMAN, William, sought by Kate MAHER, South Townsville Qld in 1905; she has had a child by him and seeks maintenance.  He had been in Perth and was now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 69.

COLERAINE STATE SCHOOL.  Report in 1900 on immorality of students there. Offenders were Harry and Lawrence COOK, Lionel TOOLEY, Patrick CRIMMINS, Watty JARRETT, Eric SYLVESTER.  Head Teacher McINTYRE punished them.  3 pages, List 47.

COLEY, Wilfred Ernest.  Awaiting trial for murder of Gertie McGRATH in Sydney in 1920.  Fathered child by Catherine IRVINE in Melbourne, she now in care.  10 pages, some repetitive.   List 24.

COLLARD, Walter, commercial traveller.  Anonymous letter to police department in June 1887 from mother of a baby girl left at Tilley’s Hotel, Bourke St., Melbourne.  She states that Collard is the father, ‘make him pay for her maintenance’.  The mother is going into service; child placed with wetnurse Mrs. PHILLIPS of Footscray.  9 pages, List 51.

COLLERETTI, J., manager, vineyard near Heathcote.  Letters of complaint about the behaviour there are received by police in 1916; report states written by Mrs. PIASTRI who lives nearby and owes money to Colleretti.  14 pages, List 78.

COLLIER, Fanny, born London UK 1863, gave birth to illegitimate daughter in 1886.  Daughter Lillian G. SPENCE wrote from Fortitude Valley Qld., in 1910, asking police to find her mother.  7 pages, List 24.

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COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB asks permission in 1897 to run a race, and encloses copy of programme.  Officials and competitors were:  F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; secretary was F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB.  Ask police assistance in 1898 re Road Race; brochure on file, competitors named.  4 pages, List 17.

COLLINGWOOD CYCLISTS CLUB:  Competitors and officials named: F.J. VINCENT, C. NEILSEN, J.T. COAKLEY, H. MRCER, H.W. JOHNSTON, J.B. PRIDMORE, Frank REVELL, L. SIMMONS, J. OAKES, A. HARGREAVES, Harold POWELL, H.J. BEST, J. COFFEY, A.H. SEALEY, W.WILLIAMS, – MacROBERTSON, E. ROSS, J.H.P. ELLIS; F.W. DU RIEU.  7 pages, List 40.

COLLINGWOOD FOOTBALL CLUB, seeks permission to present a gold medal to Constable W.H. Proudfoot, in 1907.  2 pages, List 15.

COLLINS, Albert John, charged with attempted carnal knowledge of Ellen LAHIFF, 13 year old schoolgirl, his sister in law, at Hawthorn in 1912.  She was born in Lucknow NSW, child of John Joseph and Jane Ann nee McGREGOR.  Collins was 24 years, worked on ships.  Case dismissed; police critical of change of testimonies.  25 pages, List 33.

COLLINS, Annie.  Master in Lunacy requests information on her background, 1869.  Had two children, one a girl Mary Ann, her husband was dead.  Police find she lived with William TAYLOR firstly, then – CULLEN.  Went to New Zealand with Cullen, was admitted to asylum there, then returned to Victoria and eventually admitted to Collingwood Asylum in 1866.  Edward GAMBLE of Redesdale provides some detail.  File includes a four page copy of report on tissue paper.  19 pages, List 4.

COLLINS, Mrs. E., Windsor, in 1916 asks for copy of gaol photo of late husband W.C. Collins, they don’t have any.  Granted.  3 pages, List 79.

COLLINS, George, committed suicide at North Dandalup W.A. in 1907.  Solicitors asked Victorian police to find his children Mary Elizabeth, Josephine, Herbert George, John Joseph and Laura, believed at Kilmore.  His wife Elizabeth was found at Numurkah.  17  pages, List 84.

COLLINS, John, deserted wife M.A. and five children at Kaniva in 1903.  Two letters from her on file.  Report states that she has her three brothers living with her and the eldest son is also working ‘not as poor as she makes
out’.  10 pages, List 56.

COLLINS, Mary nee CURTIN, c37 years, native of Co. Clare Ireland, sought by relative Mary CURTIN, Bendigo, in 1909.

COLLINS, Richard, manager of the Star of the South Gold Mining Co., Daylesford, and wife Isabella, sought by Perth solicitors in 1908; Isabella and Arthur BATEMAN, dentist, were beneficiaries of will of Mrs. Kate O’CONNELL, who died in 1905.  Police establish that Richard had died in 1895 and his widow had remarried to Samuel TREVENA and was interstate.  Bateman not found.  11 pages, List 84.

COLLINSON, Mrs Caroline, South Perth, wrote in 1912 re her husband George, who was in Melbourne, and hadn’t sent maintenance.  Found.  7 pages, List 101.

COLLIVER, Thomas, Rookwood NSW, asks in 1911 if police department has a record of his birth date c1872, as he had been a candidate.  No record.  3 pages, List 95.

COLLYER, Caleb, head teacher Colac State School.  Daughter May accuses him of incest in 1895; case dismissed.  Warning: this is a very confronting file.  9 pages, List 25.

COLQUHOUN, Mrs. Annie, died suddenly at Camberwell railway station in 1900.  2 pages, List 50.

COLSTON, William. Murdered William and Mary DAVIS at Narbethong, 1891. Very large file.  List 1.

COMMONWEALTH RESTAURANT, 699 St. Collins St., Melbourne.  Report of fire there in 1905, cook Harry COWLEY raised alarm.  Occupied by Mrs. Julia WATERS. 2 pages, List 17.

COMPTON, Thomas, sought by wife in Fremantle in 1906; left 3 years ago, a sailor.  Found.  4 pages, List 26.

CONDON, Alfred, died in Victorian Asylum in 1895; attempt by police to get burial expenses from brother Robert H., mother Mary Ann and sister Mrs. J.J. LAWN.  12 pages, List 26.

CONDRON, William.  In partnership with McGUIGAN in Fitzroy in 1895, takes goods to Geraldton W.A. to sell them, and dies there.  Police asked to supply details, and file relates his drinking problem.  13 pages, List 26.

CONGUES, Albert Raymond, ship’s boy, deserted at Williamstown.  Found working under name of Albert ROSS and returned. 12 pages, List 105.

CONN, Mrs. T., widow of Constable [Thomas], sought by Mrs. L. COOKE, Parkes, NSW in 1916.  Cooke has had her father living with them and he has taken ill. Found.  5 pages, List 76.

CONNOLLY, James, employed at saw mill in Krambruk in 1900; became violet after heavy drinking and had to be restrained and sent to Geelong Hospital lunacy ward.  His wife and 7 children lived in Brunswick.  Locals Patrick LEE and George ARMSTRONG lodge expenses claims.  34 pages, List 44.

CONNOR, Frank, grocer, Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1907; has heard that his sister Lucy SYMES, wife of David, has died in Ballarat.  ‘They followed shows … side shows of some kind’.  No record of death.  4 pages, List 82.

CONNOR, Mrs. T., c/- Mrs. Brown, Ballina, NSW, wrote in 1919 re her husband J., an engraver, hasn’t heard for a month, has a sick child and no money.  Found in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 221.

CONNORS, Catherine, wife of Patrick, died suddenly at their home in Hawthorn in 1900; c45 years.  Report on.  2 pages, List 49.

CONNORS, James, Waurn Ponds.  File re death of wife’s newborn infant, 1900.  2 pages, List 48.

CONSAMMY, N., ice-cream vendor, wrote from Perth in 1897 re his daughter Alice SILVA who has disappeared from her mother’s home in Melbourne.  He is in WA with his son in law, Alice’s husband; he is mining at White Feather.  Photo of Alice on file, Indian, 23 years.  Not found.  See introduction re copying of photos.  18 pages, List 39.

CONSIDINE, Mrs. Elizabeth, laundress, Melbourne.  Takes in 13 year old Sarah HIGGINS, as her mother is a drunkard.  Her sister Margaret is working for her.  The pair run away from their home in 1882, and the mother tries to get them back.  Constable Walter SMEATON has a 5 year old child by the mother.  5 pages, List 57.

CONSTABLE, Walter, charged with criminal assault on child Mary ROSS (real name Evelyn Riddell STEVENS) at Rutherglen in 1895.  Her mother Janet’s first husband was Thomas STEVENS; they were divorced.  Second husband died in Albury.  Mother brings child to Melbourne for treatment of a ‘loathsome disease’ and loses money.  Police and charity look after them and return them for the trial.  File re proceedings and costs involved. 15 pages,  List 28.

CONSTANTINE, Julian, Myrtleford, applied to join Victoria police force in 1884.  4 pages, List 55.

CONWAY, Norman, also known as MILLER, charged with larceny on Alfred FITZSIMONS, stonemason in 1929, c16 years; parents live in Ascot Vale.  In 1932 he was arrested for another offence and sent to the reformatory.  Query on 1929 warrant.  Small photo of 3 men on file.  12 pages, some repetition.  List 89.

COODE ISLAND. File re illegal stripping of bark there, 1890s; fisherman and ferry operator named.  List 1.

COOK, Evelyn.  Wrote from Adelaide in 1905 re her father William G. COOK, who had left her and her younger brother William John Daryl Cook (11 years) to look after themselves, and gone to Melbourne.  She was 16 years old.  Father is found but refuses to support his son who is placed in the Industrial School in Adelaide.  9 pages, List 8.

COOK, Jane, arrived in Victoria from Westbury Tasmania in 1898, 68 years, born Ireland, widow, 6 children, 5 dead.  Picked up as destitute.  Police establish her daughter Mary LAW is at Dunolly, living with Harry APPLE, but she cannot help; is living in a tent with 3 children.  Jane is sent back to Tasmania.  18 pages, List 21.

COOK, John, wife Frances and family, Healesville, sought by son H.J. of Ballarat in 1907.  Found.  4 pages, List 82.

COOK, Robert. Murdered wife and stepchildren at Casterton in 1870s, never caught. In 1895 a blind prisoner named PRIMROSE in a NSW gaol, claimed that Cook was a fellow prisoner. His statement proves doubtful. History of the case given.  Second file of 1918 detailing three skeletons recovered in the area in the 1880s, believed to the victims, and placed in storage at Edenhope police stables until murderer found.  List 1.

COOK/COOKE, Robert, marine engineer, married with two children, 37 years, from London, attempted suicide in 1902 in Melbourne.  T.B. JEFFREY of Cottesloe, W.A. seeks police help in finding him, Cook stayed with him for some time, offers to help.  Cook’s father is in Newcastle on Tyne, and his family are at Whitley in Northumberland.  He supposes it is the drink that caused the attempt.  9 pages, List 20.

COOKE, Thomas, wrote from Little River in 1900.  His young son Samuel broke windows at the railway gatehouse No. 13, near Geelong, and he offers to pay damages, which is eventually agreed to, and a court case avoided.  16 pages, List 45.

COOLEY, Edmund Thomas.  His solicitor in Adelaide asks police to investigate an advertisement in the Isle of Man newspaper regarding the death of William Cooley who left there in the 1850s and died in Yackandandah in 1905.  Is the deceased a relation of Edmund’s father Thomas?  Letter on file from J. LACK confirming he had purchased the Yackandandah land of Cooley prior to his death.  7 pages, List 4.

COOMBES, Ada of Longley Tasmania, wrote in 1899 re her brother James, last heard of at Murchison. Letter from Mr. P. BRISBANE of Murchison on file, also letter from Beechworth solicitors. He was a surveyor, but working as a miner. Not found. 18 pages, List 2.

COOMBS, John Edward (8yrs) and Joseph Stafford (3 yrs).  Correspondence re sending them to the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum in 1864; their mother was mentally ill in hospital.  11 pages, List 4.

COOMBS, Leslie Rowden, born Winchester England, warrant issued for larceny at military camp Broadmeadows in 1917; married, returned soldier, uncle Alick GRAY and brother Edward in Adelaide. Not found.  17 pages, List 73.

COONEY, Dennis, lived in a hut at Frankston.  Found in a bad state in 1908 and taken to hospital where a large amount of money was found on him.  His daughter Mrs MOUNT in Fremantle, and makes arrangements for him.  Elizabeth Cooney, Bendigo, wrote that he may be the father of her late husband Harry; others provide details of the family in past years.  16 pages, List 86.

CONEY, H.E., Clerk of Petty Sessions, Charleville Qld., wrote in 1910 re ex policeman Denis Cooney, believed to have died in 1909.  His mother would be the nearest relative.  Not found.  6 pages, List 91.

COOPER, Clarence W., deserted wife in Tasmania, believed to be living with – WEEDON at Carlton in 1913.  He was a musician, believed to be travelling with a circus; found.  7 pages, List 107.

COOPER, William, clerk, 23 years, employed by Thomas W. Cooper, merchant, St. Kilda.  In 1928 cashed a cheque, kept money and disappeared.  Two photos of him on file, one with sheep; 2 pages, List 60.

COOTE, Audley, 19 years, 1905 report on him, ‘has a deformed and hideous face’ and attempts to get him into care.  He lives with an aunt Mrs. BENSLEY at Richmond.  His mother is Mrs. Margaret ATKINSON, Newport.  4 pages, List 64.

COPAS, Henry W., nurseyman, Wirrabara, Sth Australia, wrote in 1896 re R. WILSON of South Yarra who advertised dogs for sale, but never forwarded them after payment was sent, but fobbed Copas off.  Police report his real name is William Wilson and that he makes his living by fraud.  Copas wishes to prosecute, but Wilson clears off, deserting his wife in the process.  She takes out a maintenance order and he is arrested.  25 pages, List 37.

COPPING, Mrs Tasman, Kellevie, Tasmania wrote in 1913 re her brother Charles Edgar KINGSTON’s death and details of any assets he had.  A report is provided.  6 pages, List 106.

COPPOCK, Mrs. M. Wrote from Bowden South Australia in 1900 re her husband Arthur Herbert, who had deserted her. He had served in the NSW Naval Contingent that went to China. She saw a death of Robert Coppock in Victorian paper and wonders if he is a relation. Police ascertain no connection.  List 1.

CORCY, David, c38 years, charged with larceny of a horse and jinker in 1928 by his brother in law Thomas George MANLEY, tinsmith, Ironbark.  Photo of him with two children; 4 pages, List 60.

CORNICK, James, executed in 1857 for the murder of Agnes HORNE at Eaglehawk.  Information requested in 1897, and Inspector G. RYALL recalls case and gives details.  Query seems to be about any property he left.  18 pages, List 40.

CORRY, Claude, 12 years old in 1902; threw stones and broke a train window, in company with John FINDLAY, also 12 years; both pupils of Flemington State School.  His parent offers payment to railways, but police want to charge him with offence.  Eventually the case is dropped.  10 pages, List 63.

CORSTON, James.  Committed suicide in Melbourne in 1880; letters from his brothes Peter and John in New Zealand.  11 pages, List 4.

CORY, Alice Eddy, wrote long letter from Melbourne in 1817 re the people who were plotting against her, including her family, and encloses sample of the powder she has been prescribed.  She had been in Brisbane.  The file seems incomplete.  11 pages, List 71.

COSGRIFF, Dennis, cut his throat while lost in the bush near Beenack in 1911.  Rescued, he was bought to Melbourne by Joseph PAUL, licensee of the Yarra Junction Hotel and admitted to hospital.  Amos McOwen also helped.  His parents lived at Korumburra, and his ster Mrs GRIFFIN at Albert Park.  13 pages, List 99.

COSGROVE, Patrick, 30 years, charged with carnal knowledge of Frederina COOK, 17 years, at Shepparton in 1919.  Case dismissed after he married her.  8 pages, List 31.

COSTA, Raffale.  Telegram from NSW police, wanted for theft in 1900.  Previously in prison there, and photo and details on file.  Born  Italy. 1851.  8 pages, some duplicated, List 45.

COSTELLO, Pierce, wrote from Tumut NSW in 1916, asking that a warrant for desertion issued for his brother Gunner Thomas Costello be cancelled, as he was serving overseas.  5 pages, List 76.

COTINGTON, Phyllis of Hay, NSW, wrote in 1938 re William HICKEY, who had left his child Keith with her and not paid maintenance.  Asks that the child’s grandmother Mrs. LIEBEG of Bendigo be contacted, which is done.  6 pages,  List 2.

COTTER, J.W., Grong Grong Station via Junee, reported the loss of his South African Medal while in Melbourne in 1912; it is described.  6 pages, List 102.

COTTER, Michael, engine driver, deserted wife Rachel in Fitzroy in 1903; they were married in 1880 and had 8 children.  She took out a warrant for maintenance in 1914, he paid it until 1916.  In 1917 she activates search for him; found out of work.  27 pages, List 50.

COTTON, Henry, 40 years, and LEWIS, Henry, 35 years.  Tried at Maryborough in 1855 for highway robbery, but escaped from custody.  In 1866 Cotton is identified and re-arrested, but case collapses.  14 pages, List 35.

COULSON, Charles, wanted for support of his child by Mary CLARKE in 1895, but left Victoria.  In 1902 his father Alfred agrees to pay maintenance.  Melbourne solicitor’s letter on file.  3 pages, List 62.

COULTER, Joseph Henry.  Charged with setting fire to his house at North Prentice in 1912.  Report on case.  29 pages, List 32.

COUNSEL, Lawrence, married Mary O’O’BRIEN at Dungaree near Rylston NSW in 1882, but had already been married in New Zealand.  Letter from first wife, Mrs. Wentworth Counsel in 1888 on file, incomplete file.  10 pages, List 56.

COUSENS, Benjamin, charged with negligently discharging a pea rifle causing injury to Eliza Jane KEW at Bendigo in 1900.  Depositions on file from rifle owner Henry WATSON and witnesses Thomas RAY, a baker, and Robert KEW, brother of victim.  35 pages, some repetitive.  List 46.

COUTTS, Ada.  Wrote from Fremantle WA in 1907 re her sister in law Mrs Gordon COUTTS of Yarra Junction, who had failed to reply to her letters.  He had been brought back after deserting her some years ago.  6 pages, List 15.

COWARD, Harold Frederick of Footscray.  Deserted wife Amelia c1900, and believed gone to Sydney with uncle Harry ROGERS.  He was 19 yrs, a laborer.  Mrs. M. BEGLEY, a widow , of NSW, alerts police; he is courting her 18 yr. old daughter Katie and she doesn’t like it.  25 pages, List 3.

COWELL, John, Wynyard, Tasmania, wrote in 1916 re his son F.A., 22nd Battalion, who has asked him to send half his army pay to Miss MULLER, Footscray; asks details as to whether she is respectable or not. 4 pages, List 78.

COWIE, Thomas Henry.  A miner, of Zeehan Tasmania, he wrote in 1901, asking police to find his wife Charlotte Amelia, who had left him and taken their two children.  He believed her to be with John SPARK, a former Ballarat resident, who had been in Zeehan, and was separated from his wife.  4 pages, List 4.

COWLEY, Elsie, c/- Mr. FARRELL, West Coast Tasmania, wrote in 1907 asking if Duncan McDONALD, 30 years, born Dimboola, was married in Victoria.  She is engaged to him and has heard he is married.  3 pages, List 82.

COWLEY, George Edwin.  Deserted wife in W.A., seduced daughter of Mrs. CHAPMAN of Colac and had a child by her.  Solicitors in Perth make enquiries in 1902.  11 pages, List 16.

COWLING, Mrs.  Wrote from Kalgoorlie in 1908 re William ALLEN, formerly in railways there and now believed to be in Melbourne.  4 pages, List 5.

COX, Charles Herbert, sought by wife Edith, Townsville Qld in 1903.  He has relations in Brunswick, may use the name FRENCH.  She intends to sue for maintenance.  Sister and brother Thomas traced.  6 pages, List 65.

COX, James.  Wrote from Terrick Terrick in 1904, complaining of treatment by Constable BROWN of Mitiamo, who had falsely accused him of stealing from Hugh McLEAN, orchardist of Harcourt.  Cox’s son Peter mentioned.  29 pages, including three letters from Cox snr.  List 10.

COX, Patrick Joseph.  Bigamy alleged in 1886, but New Zealand police state he co-habited only with Sarah CAREY in Dunedin and had 4 children by her.  5 pages, List 57.

COX, Thomas Gilbert, Rising Sun hotel, Port Melbourne; in 1910 an anonymous letter claims he is living with another man’s wife and children – Mrs SCHULTZ.  He claims housekeeper only.  16 pages, List 93.

COXELL, John H., writes from Adelaide SA in 1897.  He gave money to a Mrs. BOURBAUD to return to her husband in Stawell, and is having trouble getting re-imbursed.  Constable J. Bourbaud reports that the writer is her brother in law and declines to pay costs.  7 pages, List 41.

COO YET (COYTT), William, murdered at Kilmore in 1877.  Report and further comment in 1882.  Large file, List 58.

COYLE, John. Information sought by wife M., Perth, WA, in 1909.  He was a carpenter and joiner, believed in Melbourne with the wife of HODGINS of Adelaide.  Found.  9 pages, List 91.

COZENS, John David, rate collector, Oxley Shire, embezzled funds and absconded in 1918, leaving wife and 5 children. Found to have enlisted under name Albert DRUMMOND and gone overseas.  17 pages, List 75.  CONNECTION FOUND.

CRABBE, Bernard, sought by mother Laura, Rose Park South Australia, in 1917.  He needs to support his child Harold who he left with her after his wife left him.  13 pages, List 75.

CRABBE, Mrs. L., Rose Park, South Australia, wrote in 1918 seeking Mrs. Mabel Crabbe, whose child she is caring for.  9 pages, List 81.

CRABTREE, Marion, wrote from Bundaberg Qld in 1899 re her son J.R., who telegraphed her for money for his return passage from Melbourne but has not arrived.  He was 30 years, well educated ‘is very clever with pen and pencil’.  12 pages, List 38.

CRAIG, WILLIAMSONS & THOMAS.  Warehouse fire 1897; background of Richard PEEBLES sought.  Large file, some water damaged and difficult to read.  List 20

CRAIGH, Rupert, child, accidentally kicked by a police horse in Melbourne in 1900; report on incident.  4 pages, List 49.

CRANE, Barney.  Anonymous letter of 1919 alleges he has committed bigamy under the name of Robinson.  Police find he is living with Agnes THOMPSON and they have two children.  Crane says he married Louisa MULDER fourteen years ago and she deserted him.  5 pages, List 4.

CRANFIELD, Arthur, deserted wife and 3 children c1897.  In 1900 she asks police to find him, and he is located in South Australia, but declines to provide maintenance.  8 pages, List 45.

CRANSTON, Mary, 60 years, Richmond, attempted suicide in 1912, wife of William.  6 pages, List 105.

CRAVEN, Thomas, wrote from Bendigo in 1895, wishing to join police force.  He was 20 years old.  2 pages, List 28.

CRAWFORD, Mrs. Catherine, wife of George, died suddenly at Windsor in 1900; had been bedridden for some years.  5 pages, List 51.

CRAWFORD, William of Skipton.  Applies to join police force in 1906, but gave wrong age, so denied admittance. George RUSSELL of Langi Willi writes supporting letter.  3 pages, List 4.

CREE, Rosie Christina, 16 yrs, sister of Mrs. JONES, taken from Miss SUTHERLAND’s Homes by BLAIR family of Alberton, to help on farm, 1905.  They sell out and go overseas, and she is taken in by farmer Arthur WARREN and wife.  Rosie claimed Warren sexually assaulted her; taken by neighbour Dave JONES to KEATING family who look after her.  Also claims a sexual relationship with Jones, who is to marry someone else.  Her letters to her sister on file, as is statement by Ernest Henry CAUGHEY.  26 pages, List 3.

CREED, Eva, 27 years, daughter of Agnes, attempted suicide at North Melbourne in 1913, was living apart from her husband and with August GROSSMANN.  4 pages, List 108.

CREEDON, Emma, Clydesdale North near Maryborough, claimed in 1913 that Constable George, No. 3958 was the father of her illegitimate child; large file on her background and relationships.  Niece Alice YOURN’s child is boarded with her.  Case against Jones dismissed and scathing comments on her character.  List 107.

CRESWELL, Joseph, fell down abandoned mine shaft at Pitfield in 1896; working there with Francis McCAFFERY.  Large file re attempt to recover body and payment due to George COMMONS, John REID, Patrick MATHEWS, Thomas BROWN, who helped recover it, and which govt department should pay costs.  List 38.

CRESSWELL, J.G., Corrimal, South Coast NSW, wrote in 1909 re his uncle Thomas SIMPSON, butcher, late of Kibblesworth Colliery, Newcastle on Tyne England.  5 pages, List 89.

CRICHTON, A.L. Fifteen year old daughter Etheldom Grace missing, 1907. Father is a caterer and pastry cook at Kensington. Her photo on file. Found.  List 1.

CRICHTON, Jack, admitted to Royal Park Home in 1904.  In 1910 his mother Mrs. J. Crichton, wrote from Bendigo, asking for him to be returned to her ‘there is always an ache’.  Gives details of circumstances of his removal.  6 pages, List 54.

CRICKETERS ARMS HOTEL, Punt Rd. Richmond.  Anonymous complaint about Sunday trading in 1902.  Licensee was James McCONVILLE.  12 pages, List 16.

CRIGAN, Henry, hired to work in the detective police in 1885, but negative report on him.  Letters from father Charles in London and father in law Robert JORDAN on file.  14 pages, List 57.

CROCKETT, John, deserted wife Hannah at Ballarat in 1905; 34 years, member of Artillery Band.  Various Bands contacted, not found.  13 pages, List 82.

CROCKETT, May, married in New Zealand c1896, deserted her husband shortly after.  In 1910 he wrote from Randwick Sydney, asking police to trace her, she is using name TORBET.  Fund.  9 pages, List 97.

CROFT, Jane, 33 years, single, mother of 4 living children, made allegation of sexual assault against Constable HORNIBROOK at Kyneton in 1895, withdrew it, then took him to court for maintenance of her baby in 1896.  Very detailed information on the file, she is described as ‘a depraved, vicious, violet and most untruthful creature’.  She admits that Gavan Stewart WALLACE is the father of one of her children; her letters to him on file.  Case thrown out of court.  22 pages, List 37.

CROFT, Katherine, died in hotel in Melbourne in 1900, licensee Henry THOMPSON; found by servant Bella MIDDLETON.  Living apart from husband Thomas, a farmer, at Myrtleford.  23 pages, List 47.

CROFT, Mary, 25 years, wife of Charles, left her home in Warburton in 1913; seen catching a train to Melbourne.  3 pages and photo.  List 109.

CROLL, Mrs. Barbara, Mooroopna. Wrote a number of complaints from 1903 – 1905 that fruit from their orchard was being stolen ; detailed investigation undertaken, and comments about family on file.  29 pages, List 63.

CROMPTON, Barbara, 4 years, in 1912 was living with aunt Mrs MOORE, Wonthaggi, after death of her mother, but she can’t keep her any more.  Discussion as to action to be taken.  2 pages, List 103.

CRONAN, Mrs. Emily.  Attempted suicide in 1920, taken to hospital by police, no charges laid.  7 pages, List 24.

CRONIN, Denis, Melbourne, applies for plain clothes force in 1905, 29 years, born Sydney, newly arrived in Melbourne, formerly in Transvaal. Negative comment on file.  6 pages, List 52.

CRONIN, Edward, in 1900 found to be destitute, and arrangements made to take him to Bendigo Benevolent Home.  9 pages, List 47.

CROOKS, Victor Norman, deserted illegitimate child Victor Clive, son of Elizabeth BODY of Carisbrook, in 1906.  In 1907 he was found interstate.  8 pages, List 44.

CROSBIE/CROSBY/CROSSLEY, Clara. Lost in bush in Lilydale in 1885. File re search and finding her and unflattering report on her family.  List 1.

CROSBY, Catherine.  Enquiry from Master in Lunacy, 1868, re her property, which was sold.  Letter from her 1869 protesting this and explanation of police actions.  28 pages, List 4.

CROSS, Samuel John, committed suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1902 and buried by cousin.  Information sought by son John in Surry Hills NSW.  8 pages, List 63.

CROSSLEY, Mrs. Lily, wife of Frank, actor, assaulted by an unknown male at Albert Park in 1901.  Very detailed description of injuries inflicted, and anonymous letter claiming she was mistaken for someone else, as well as details of investigations, and a letter from father in law Harry Crossley, Richmond.  32 pages, List 53.

CROSTHWAITE, Benjamin.  See SOURIAN, Lilith.

CROTON, William John, returned soldier, farming at Raluana near Rupanyup.  Charged with carnal knowledge of his stepdaughter Mavis Croton in 1928.  Warning: this is quite a confronting file; employee Leonard Charles WHITE helped her to report to police.  Letters from her on file and copy of her testimony.  21 pages, List 59.

CROUCH, George.  Wife left him and their four children in 1919; he subsequently deserted the children.  They were placed in the Home of Hope Collingwood for a period.  Letter from their grandmother in Sydney, seeking their whereabouts in 1920.  9 pages, List 3.

CROUCH, Joseph, c30 years.  Information on him requested by farmer S. STEWART, Daytrope in 1913.  He recently married a 15 year old girl – RUSSELL, and was believed to be already married.  Report shows his wife died at Talbot c1904 and he then lived with Helena (Lina) MANGAN, by whom he had a daughter; child is now with her sister Mrs HEHIR in Adelaide.  8 pages, List 109.

CROW, Margaret, Emigration Depot, Geelong, wrote in 1866 asking the address of her brother in law Scott STEWART, who was in the police force; dismissed from force.  8 pages, List 78.

CROWHURST, Walter Birkett, attempted suicide at the Commercial Travellers Hotel Melbourne in 1912; taken to hospital by hall porter Frederick MALCOLMSON; David Augustus BIRRELL, commercial traveller, witness.  Wife in Sydney informed.  12 pages, List 104.

CROWLEY, Catherine, Balaclava, wrote in 1913.  Her husband Bert claims that police had told him she was misbehaving which she denies.  She lives with her mother and supports herself.  4 pages, List 109.

CROY, Joseph, robbed in Melbourne in 1907.  Offenders identified and sent to trial.  He lost a job in NSW while waiting for case to be heard; asks financial help.  4 pages, List 44.

CUGNET, M. Gaston; manager Mr. Maitland asks police presence on occasion of flying exhibition at Altona in 1910; agreed to.  4 pages, List 24.

CUISS, Augustus Andrew, 27 years, died after treatment by Chinese doctor James LAMSET of Bendigo in 1895.  Report on case and copy of newspaper article.  16 pages, List 27.

CULNANE, A. wrote from ‘Thugga’ Morven via Culcairn in 1898, asking help to locate her husband who went to Melbourne and has not returned.  He is a cripple.  Found.  4 pages, List 46.

CULKIN, M.W., ‘writes for country journals’ claims assaulted by 16 year old Alfred FRASER near Broadmeadows in 1912.  17 pages, List 99.

CULKIN, M.W., Melbourne, wrote two strange letters in 1912, complaining of larrikins and police.  7 pages, List 32.

CULKIN, Martin William.  Wrote two letters in 1894, complaining of alleged assault and police inaction; report on his allegations, 18 pages, List 13.

CULLEY, Lilian, wrote from Bondi Sydney in 1901, asks police to trace her brother Gordon Samuel Culley, adopted by G. OLIVER of Horsham c14 years ago.  Found.  7 pages, List 52.

CUMBLE, Susan, 69 years, died at Braybrook in 1903 and buried at government expense.  Assets sold to pay costs and Isabella DEMPSTER reimbursed.  14 pages, List 66.

CUMMERFORD, Alice, Glen Aplin Qld., wrote in 1915 re Thomas KELLY, who left Stanthorpe c1913; he was wanted for child maintenance.  Not found.  6 pages, List 80.

CUMMINS, Henry James and Thomas Michael and Henry NICHOLLS, tried at Children’s Court Melbourne in 1919, with breaking and entering shop of George Arthur HUDSON.  Witnesses Alexander John BLYTH and Richard Morton Lyell PIKE.  6 pages.  Henry charged with further offences.  8 pages, List 27.

CUMMINS, Philip, died at Mitcham in 1905, buried at government expense.  File details unsuccessful attempt to get sons Philip and John and daughters Mrs. HUNT and Mrs. ROBERTSON to pay costs.  14 pages, List 26.

CUNNINGHAM, Lilian May, employed at the Epidemic Hospital at the Exhibition in 1919, asks Clifford Henry NEWBERY, an orderly there, to mind her jewellery, but he pawns it instead.  14 pages List 31.

CUNNINGHAM, William Duncan, died suddenly in Fitzroy in 1894, 44 years.  Medical evidence states not suspicious, but James WALLACE, Pitt St Sydney, writes to police that a boarder – BLAKE (real name CAPPER) claimed he was poisoned in mistake for his wife Mary on whom he (Blake) had taken out a life assurance policy.  Police inclined to dismiss claim, but Blake returns and visits her.  (A most bizarre case.)  24 pages, List 38.

CURRAN, Mrs. Eileen, wrote from Fitzroy in 1917 complaining about the arrest of her husband William Edward Curran, a military deserter, without a warrant.  Detailed report on file.  11 pages, List 70.

CURRELL, James, left home in Albert Park in 1895 and disappeared.  Formerly a cab driver, 68 years, separated from second wife, had 3 daughters by a former marriage.  Relations FOGG family mentioned.  Report in 1901 when widow applies for probate.  Large file.  List 51.

CURRELL, Thomas George, lost in snow near Dargo in 1911, rescued by Constable D. STEWART, assisted by Alfred H. RYAN, licensee of hotel.  Detailed description of rescue given; Stewart commended.  12 pages, List 99.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee, Elsternwick.  Writes a series of eccentric letters on various matters in 1912, report states ‘is harmless’.  21 pages, List 104.

CURTAYNE, Francis Lee. Charged with behaving in an indecent manner after being seen urinating in a gutter, 1915. Attempts to get case dropped; is the son of the late John, one of the founders of Melbourne etc. Was a sharebroker and former banker, and was well-known as ‘an honest man but I preserved my character as a gentleman, the rogues did not.’  List 1.

CURRY, Ada, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1909 seeking John CONSIDINE against whom she won a breach of promise case.  Found with brother; separated from wife.  6 pages, List 89.

CUTHBERT, Eileen, 10 year old daughter of Sophia of Thornbury, alleges indecently assaulted in 1928.  3 pages, List 58.

CUTLER, Joseph, wrote two strange letters to Sydney gaol authorities in 1899, from Drouin.  He mentions being examined by mind readers in Parramatta in 1897.  They suggest Victorian police keep an eye on him, but he is unknown at Drouin.  13 pages, List 41.

CUTMORE, B.D., Fitzroy, reports in 1913 that her husband J., has sent maintenance and encloses his letter from W.A.  2 pages, List 105.

CUTTING, Albert alias FRYER, deserted wife Catherine and 3 children at Warrnambool in 1908.  Found interstate.  7 pages, List 86.

CUTTS, Thomas.  Wife wrote from Ballarat re his failure to pay maintenance for her and their 3 children, and she due to give birth shortly.  Police report she was never married to him, was originally Fanny SMITH and lived with him for some years.  She then left him at Penshurst and married –WRIGHT.  Police return his two surviving children to him.  4 pages, List 15.

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DALE, Harry, sought by mother M.A., Bathurst St., Hobart, in 1915.  ‘One of his brother has been killed in action, one wounded yesterday …’.  Found.  12 pages, List 80.

DALE, Maud of Carlton, wrote in 1899 re her father who imported a merry-go-round and has been travelling in N.S.W. with it. She and her sister are worried as they haven’t heard from him for some months. Police eventually track him down, but in the meantime he had written to her. 12 pages, List 2.

DALE, Thomas D., constable, Waratah, Tasmania, wrote in 1909 asking police to locate his brother William, last heard of in 1906 at Bridgewater; his letters have been returned.  Not found.  4 pages, List 90.

DALEY, George E.T., Northcote, takes out warrant in 1914 for 16 year old daughter Eileen Myrtle, believes she is possibly with Horace HEFFERNAN, a fair ground attendant in Sydney.  Found.  4 pages, List 110.

DALGLISH, William John, husband of Agnes, writes a series of letters in 1895 from Jumbunna, claiming among other things that neighbour Elizabeth MARTIN had committed bigamy with Walter TABOR.  Report states ill feeling between the two families because Dalglish’s daughter was dumped by Tabor for Martin’s daughter.  16 pages, List 27.

DALRYMPLE, William John. Committed for trial for murder of Annie HILL at Fitzroy in 1906; his background given. 4 pages, List 2

DALSCHECK,  Abraham.  Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children report in 1898 that he has left his two young sons on his property in Gippsland to fend for themselves.  5 pages, List 3.

DALTON, Ernest, also known as William BOWEN, escaped from Yarra Bend Asylum and went to NSW in 1917; a Victorian, 24 years, committed crime there and admitted to asylum.  Large file covers 1917-1918.  List 71.

DALTON, Francis Michael, jockey.  Location sought by solicitors WALLACE & Son of Sydney in 1900; file reveals he is living with a brothel keeper called CROSBIE.  10 pages, List 46.

DALWOOD, Norman Lawrence, assaulted Margaret Dalwood at Carlton in 1928.  38 years, known to police.  Photo of him with child, and one page report.  List 60.

DALY, Dudley Bernard, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote in 1912.  He is in government service and requires his birth certificate, but his mother in Melbourne is ignoring his request, and the Government Statist has no record.  Mother interviewed and explains situation.  7 pages, List 103.

DALY, John, late of Sydney, died in 1874 on board steamer You Yangs, 76 years.  File re disposal of assets.  9 pages, List 31.

DALY, Mary.  Wrote from Sydney in 1905 re Edward DU VERGUR, who had deserted his wife Maria.  She is looking after her, but can’t continue.  7 pages, List 8.

DAMOND FAMILY, Ashburton, accidently poisoned in 1900 after eating decomposed meat.  3 pages, List 50.

DANGERFIELD, Mrs. St. Kilda, 1894. Wants to adopt her daughter’s illegitimate child, which is not expected to live. Daughter in hospital and husband being treated for ‘brain trouble’. Asks no inquest when child dies as it will upset husband; department agrees.  List 1.

D’ANGRI, Noel Arthur. Ran away from home at Bentleigh after quarrel with father. 12 yrs old. Photo of him and a young girl on file, taken four years previously. 4 pages.  List 1.

DANIEL, Annie, Waterloo, Sydney, wrote to police in 1912 re husband Francis, believed living in Melbourne.  He has come into a legacy.  File shows that he deserted his wife and 7 children in W.A. some years prior.  5 pages, List 102.

DANIELS, F.W., public servant, Kalinga, Brisbane, Qld, wrote in 1938 re his wife, son Harold and unnamed daughter, who were living in Hawthorn.  He is divorced and has been supporting them, but they refuse to answer his letters.  Gives detailed background to case.  10 pages, List 2.

DANISH CLUB caretaker Julius SVANSKJER fell down stairs and injured himself in 1909; report on, 4 pages, List 53.

DANKS, John & Son Pty Ltd., South Melbourne.  Report on explosion at the foundry in 1913, accidentally caused by employee Terence George WILLIAMS.  6 pages, List 105.

DANN, Edith May, nee JOYNER, charged with bigamy 1930; married Frank Dann at Footscray in 1927 and subsequently Walter Wm. WARNHAM.  13 pages, List 2.

DARCY, Ellen, Woodend, wrote in 1911 re possible position in Victoria for her husband, at present a Police Inspector in Selangor Malaya, previously in Royal Irish Constabulary, as was his father.  3 pages, List 98.

DARLING HOTEL, Richmond.  Anonymous letter in 1902 that police frequent the place.  Report states not true, and that a rival Miss Hannah DUGGAN of the Royal Sailor Hotel is probably the person who wrote.  She was recently fined.  8 pages, List 16.

DASH, Charlotte. Alleged criminal assault on her, 1881. She was the daughter of the Clerk of Petty Sessions at Kerang. 8 pages, List 2.

DASHWOOD, George, deserted wife and child at Bathurst in 1905.  English, c30 years, ship’s engineer.  Not found; no photo.  6 pages, List 69.

DAULBY, Mrs. E., wrote from Adelaide in 1895 re her husband Henry who has not sent maintenance.  He is a butcher.  Found living with another woman.  6 pages, List 29.

DAULBY, Mrs. E.  Wrote from North Adelaide in 1897 re her husband Henry, last heard of in 1895 with a butcher’s shop in St. Kilda, he deserted her.  Police find he is living with another woman.  6 pages, List 20

DAVENPORT, Mrs., ‘Beaufort’ Newtown, Sydney, NSW.  Wrote in 1899 re loss of valuable prize-winning Yorkshire Terrier, which disappeared from her husband’s chemist shop.  She believes it may have been stolen and taken to Melbourne.  5 pages, List 42.

DAVEY, F.K., Meeniyan, applies for Mounted Police, 1898.  1 page, List 20.

DAVEY, Reginald.  Of Boort, charged with killing 39 wild ducks in 1906.  17 pages, List 4.

DAVIDSON, John Y., wrote from Marrickville, Sydney in 1899 re a newspaper report of the drowning suicide of Alexander AITCHISON, a blacksmith.  Asks if it is his cousin, born Dunbar Scotland, c41 years, who arrived c1881 in Queensland.  Mrs. Mary THOMSON of Fairfield knew him; seems to be the same person.  10 pages, List 43.

DAVIDSON, Robert William, presented with a watch by locals at Woolsthorpe when he enlisted and left for the front.  In 1916 G. HAYWARD of Leeds Yorkshire wrote asking if local police could find where he was, as he had lost the watch at the Dardanelles, it had been found and Hayward wished to return it to him.  5 pages, List 80.

DAVIDSON, William. In 1917 deserted 5 year old son and wife and ran off with Jessie DOUBLEDAY, who left her husband William Henry at South Yarra, and took their 9 year old daughter with her. Doubleday has enlisted and wants his daughter back.  List 1.

DAVIES, Mrs. A., Collingwood, 1903, complains her husband (un-named) doesn’t provide enough for her and her 13 year old daughter to live on; he is a bootmaker, as is his brother.  The family formerly lived in Carlton, and neighbours there give her a poor report.  6 pages, List 25.

DAVIES, Annie (Mrs. Richard) Rocky Springs, Stewart’s Corner, Townsville, wrote in 1902 re Professor RICHARDS who treated diseases with electricity.  She had paid him money to cure her deafness but he has cleared out. A detailed report on him is compiled.  10 pages, List 63.

DAVIES, Christina Maria. Born Melbourne, married John A. McCONAGHY in 1877 and bigamously William DAVIES in 1877. She has had nine children by him. Davies had previously married Catherine LEWIS in Sydney, and deserted both wives, and married Alice LUND. Christina wants Davies found, 1909 but drops case. Her daughter is married to Michael FOLEY.  List 1.

DAVIES, Christina, South Melbourne, wrote in 1908 re her husband William, who deserted her in 1904; c46 years, assayer.  This is the same case as above, but has a lot of detail; file covers 1904 – 1908, and includes several letters from her and reports from police.  43 pages, List 84.

DAVIES, Elias, deserted wife Sarah and 7 children at Kerang in 1902; believed in W.A.  Bootmaker/miner, 44 years, brother Arthur John Davies is in W.A.  Found.  17 pages, List 62.

DAVIES, Thomas, pensioner Vic. Railways, died Northcote  August 1895, intestate.  Believed to have a married sister Margaret LEWIS in Cardiff.  List of assets sold.  6 pages, List 31.

DAVIS, Albert Edward Ryrie, wanted for embezzlement at Tumut NSW in 1907.  Photo.  2 pages, List 83.

DAVIS, Amy nee CRAMPTON. Committed bigamy. Married Frank DAVIS at Junee 1914, and they had five children. In 1930 she left him and lived with Jack LOVEBAND and later married him in Victoria.  List 1.

DAVIS, David, bootmaker, Spencer Street Melbourne.  Complains in 1908 about a Truth article in which he is described as a habitual criminal and his wife as a ‘lowdown harlot’, when their son David is in court.  10 pages, List 86.

DAVIS, E.E.   Of Port Pirie, wrote in 1906 re his son W., who had been in Yea.  Found.  4 pages, some torn, List 3.

DAVIS, Henry, wanted for maintenance of illegitimate child Henry TURNER in 1898; mother Alice Maud, barmaid, Sydney.  Found in Prahran.  6 pages, List 23.

DAVIS, Samuel Edward, wrote from Royal Park Receiving Home to the Governor General in 1917, seeking his freedom and rights.  Letter forwarded to police who report he enlisted in the army but because of mental state was returned when the ship reached South Africa; believes he is the King of Australia etc.  His wife and 3 children lived in Caulfield. 6 pages, List 72.

DAVIS, Soames, murdered or disappeared Beechworth, 1862.  In 1882 Henry McKAY claimed that the bushranger POWER was the offender.  The very large file includes the 1862 investigation and 1882 comments.  List 58.

DAVISON, Richard, Balmain Sydney, wrote in 1912 re his wife L.E., who left for W.A., but never arrived there, and whom he suspects got off the ship in Melbourne.  9 pages, List 101.

DAWSON, Charles.  Petition for release after being imprisoned for assault on William THOMSON at Kyneton in 1864.  2 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, Ernest.  Sought by wife in Sydney in 1906; not found.  5 pages, List 4.

DAWSON, F., wrote to Premier, re locating her sister Jane SMITH.  Original letter not on file, but sister found at Kiata near Nhill.  5 pages, List 48.

DAWSON, Frederick James, 44 years, baker/cook, deserted wife and 7 children in Prahran c1900, believed to be in W.A. with barmaid Bessie SCANLAN.  In 1909 wife asks police to trace him; not found.  12 pages, List 91..

DAWSON, J.H.V., wrote a number of letters from Perth in 1899.  His brother, H.E. of Bourke Street Melbourne, advised.  He suffers hallucinations.  11 pages, List 39.

DAWSON, Sarah, Richmond, deserted by husband George in 1910; carpenter and joiner.  Found in New Zealand, he promises to pay maintenance but fails to do so.  In 1911 she again asks police to find him.  21 pages, List 95.

DAWSON, William.  Deserted wife Sarah Ann and children May, Victoria, Lillie,  Leo, Lena, Leslie, Bert and 15 mth child.  He was a glassblower, 42 yrs, had a brother Hugh in New Zealand.  Found.  33 pages, List 4.

DAY, Daniel, sought by Mrs A. WARREN, Darlinghurst NSW in 1912.  She has his 10 year old child, and she has fallen ill.  He was working in Melbourne. Found.  6 pages, List 102.

DAY, Herbert William, Standard Bank of Australia, Geelong, asks police to keep an eye on James ASHLEY who is traveling around with Day’s steam merry-go-round.  Confidential report shows Ashley owes money.  4 pages, List 28.

DAY, Marcella.  Her Dramatic Company asks police presence for performance at Brighton Town Hall in 1895; original flyer on file.  3 pages, List 26.

DAY, Thomas of Hawthorn, wrote in 1906, asking if Mrs. GALE, an old friend, needed to register under the Infant Life Protection Act, as she was looking after his twins.  Their mother had died giving birth.  3 pages, List 3.

DAYLESFORD. Dynamite explosion at office of Advocate newspaper, 1895.  List 1.

DAYLESFORD CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.  Complains to police that Leonard BIBLE and Martin DWAN are running street bets on races.  Report states that the claim is by Charles DEVLIN who had to apologise to the local constable for slandering him and no truth in claim.  6 pages, List 16.

DEACON, Mrs S., nee BRAGG, Glebe, Sydney NSW, wrote in 1911 asking if uncle Robert BRAGG, who left England c40 years ago and died shortly after arrival in Australia, has left her anything.  5 pages, List 100.

DEAN, Margaret.  Gives birth to an illegitimate child on the Sydney Express train in 1899.  File re her removal at Seymour and care of her and child.  Father of the child given as William MARSH.  She and Marsh had been employed by Frederick HENDY, farmer, Katunga.  Marsh’s father William at Coburg.  Her brother Robert and family live at Yarrawonga.  35 pages, List 16.

DEANS, George.  Information sought in 1912 by Sydney solicitors on his marriage to Lydia PEARCE said to be in Warrnambool c1884.  She was the daughter of James and Margaret.  11 pages, List 100.

de BUSSIERE, Paul alias BARRON.  French Consul in Melbourne asks for and receives detailed report on him and on Wilson D’ARGENTAN in 1905.  17 pages, List 64.

de CHANEET, Victor, 16 years, wen to Qld about 1909, supposed to have returned hasn’t done so.  Information sought by G.S. de Channet, Malvern.  Found.  5 pages, List 100.

DEED, George Robert, 37 years, assaulted his wife and burnt down his house at Majorca in 1896, then attacked Dr P. CUNNINGHAM at Talbot, before suiciding.  His body was later found by George GEDDES of Sandy Creek.  File details case, including calling on Aboriginal trackers and draining a nearby dam.  31 pages, List 35.

DEELEY, Mrs M., Semaphore, South Australia, wrote in 1910 re husband E., who went to Victoria over a year ago; found.  5 pages, List 97.

DE FOE, Caroline Matilda, sought in 1897.  Incomplete file, but her employment history given, and she is found in an asylum.  13 pages, List 40.

DEFRAGA, John, 39 years, born Melbourne, left for America in 1908.  In 1909 his wife asked police to find him.  Found.  3 pages, List 88.

DE FRATUS, Frank, Mullewa-Cue Line, Western Australia, asked police in 1908 to find his wife Ann Ruth nee SOUTHAM or TALLON; born Rushworth.  5 pages, List 86.

DEFRIES, Colin, Melbourne Motor Garage, wrote in 1910 re placing taxi cabs in the streets.  2 pages, List 54.

de GALCZYNSKI, Henri, 28 years, sought by brother Rene in Sydney in 1902.  He is a draughtsman, decorator and violinist.  Believed to be with Marian CHAUMET a much older woman.  Found to have used the name Otto PERL in Melbourne, believed gone overseas.  11 pages, List 62.

de GATCZYNSKI, Henri, sought by brother Reni in Sydney in 1901. He has taken money and run off with Mme Marian CHAUMET, who left her husband c2 years ago. They may be using the name BENEDETTI. Henri was 27 yrs old, Marion about 57 yrs! 23 pages, List 2.

DEGERING, Mrs. A., South Yarra, living apart from her husband, an un-naturalized German, she complains in 1916 that he has been threatening to take the children she has away from her.  Interviewed, he claimed she had left him for another man.  5  pages, List 78.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth. Living with Henry CARR and registers birth of Leslie Hilton Carr in 1893. His wife Mary Ann Carr claims false registration of birth as they are not married. She has been married to him for 29 years and has nine children.  List 1.

DE GOEY, Amy Elizabeth, wife of John.  Henry CARR, proprietor of Brighton Coffee Palace, named as co-respondent in divorce case in 1895.  His wife is divorcing him and reports false registration of birth.  12 pages, List 26.

DELANEY, Walter, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1911 re sister Clara May, who left her employment in Melbourne and had not returned.  Found.  7 pages, List 99.

DELLA MADDALENA, Andrea.  Hanged himself at Nagambie in 1910.  Italian Consul in Melbourne seeks details of estate etc.  19 pages, List 23.

DELLA VEDOVA, Battista, complains to Italian Consul in Melbourne in 1915 about his ill-treatment by Marong police.  Detailed report states previously admitted to lunatic asylum, is acting strangely; his son, who lives in Gippsland, is interviewed and says father deserted his family in Italy 15 years ago.  Quite a graphic report of his living conditions.  8 pages, List 81.

DELLOR, E.B., St. Kilda.  Asked for her son in the Reform School at Ballarat to be released to her in 1882; refused.  4 pages, List 57.

DE LOMBA, Marsel, wrote from Bathurst Gaol in 1915 asking police to find his sister Lila, believed with aunt Mrs. DIXON.  Not found.  4 pages, List 79.

DELMARCO, Brigida, Ponte, Italy, wrote in 1912 re father Francesco, last heard of at Inglewood.  Extensive search undertaken, including interview with widow of Domenico Delmarco who gives details of his family.  30 pages, List 71.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB. Melbourne. 1899 report on.  List 1.

DEMPSEY, David, deserted wife Marie Bridget and 5 children in Carlton in 1893.  File covers search for him in 1894. 13 pages, List 38.

DEMPSTER, Mrs Florrie, South Melbourne, deserted by husband William Robert in 1908; she is pregnant.  4 pages, List 84.

DENARO, Filippo, oyster saloon keeper, Brisbane, left there with his 8 year old son to seek medical help in Sydney in 1913 and has never returned; believed to have gone back to Italy, leaving his wife destitute.  5 pages, List 105.

DENNIS, Annie, wrote from Perth, Tasmania in 1905.  While in Melbourne she had left money to Robert HUTCHINSON, then working at a butcher’s shop in Hawthorn, as he had gambled his away.  She has written several letters, but he has not repaid it or replied.  5 pages, List 65.

DENNIS, Rosa Mary, Launceston, Tasmania, wrote in 1908 re Elsie Mary MORRIS, eldest daughter of William Morris, boot factory, Abbotsford.  She has had care of her for 3 years; is now 10 years old.  She went on a visit to her father, and has not returned.  5 pages, List 84.

DENNISON, Ethel May, absconded from the Scots Church Home for neglected children in 1896; caught and returned.  Costs on file.  She had been licensed out to Mrs. ROTHERHAM of Surrey Hills.  12 pages, List 37.

DE PLEVITZ, George Richard. Bigamist. Married Elsie E. HANIGAN in Sydney in 1912, had three children by her, then married Ivy LAYTON in Melbourne in 1925. His mother is Mrs. Mary Ann LUFF.  1928 report.  List 1.

DERWAN, Mrs, living apart from her husband at 6 Parker Street Footscray in 1917 and with ‘Darky’ FEATHERSTONE who had enlisted.  Anonymous letter complains of her behaviour.  4 pages, List 72.

DE SILVERIA, Frank, sought by M. De Silveria of Albert Park in 1894.  He was also known as Frank Silver, has a brother James, and was 16 years old.  9 pages, List 13.

DE SILVEIRA, M., Northcote, complains in 1902 of police treatment of her brother Charles.  Detailed report on file.  10 pages, List 61.

DE SMEET, Arthur, sought by Belgian Consul in 1880, found interstate.  17 pages, List 17.

DESMOND, Nellie/Ellen, gave birth to male child at Women’s Hospital in 1904 and gave false information to staff and child registered as Harry PERKINS.  Police investigate but no prosecution; birth entry changed by registrar.  16 pages, List 63.

DESSENT, Mrs. D. Cora Lynn via Garfield, Gippsland, wrote in 1917 re her sister Dorothy KING who had come from Western Australia and been drinking heavily.  7 pages, List 73.

DEVINE, John.  Died suddenly at 65 Simpson St., East Melbourne in 1898, home of his brother in law.  2 pages, List 18.

DEVITT, Alan Francis, born Beech Forest 1912 and never vaccinated; file includes doctor’s certificate.  9 pages, list 110

DE VOSTOK, George, arrested in Melbourne in 1900 and charged with attempting false representation on S.W. SUTER of Launceston.  Admits previous offence in South Africa.  9 pages, List 47.

DEW, Arthur, Camberwell, asks Chief Commissioner in 1915 not to dismiss him for his drunkenness; has signed the pledge.  2 pages, List 81.

DEWING, George Mathew. Sought by W.A. Zuill, MLA in NSW in 1918 on behalf of unnamed sister who is anxious to contact him. Found. 7 pages.

DE YORK, Madame. Prosecuted for fortune telling at Eastern Market, 1897.  List 1.

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DIBBS, Emily, alias Madame FITZJAMES, ‘professional abortionist’, convicted of murder of Mrs. Adele DIXON in 1896.  20 pages, List 37.

DIBBS, Emily. Summoned in 1899 for failing to contribute to the maintenance of her three children Emily, Harriet and Arthur who are Wards of the State. She is in prison, but owns rental property, the proceeds of which could be used for the children. 10 pages, List 2.

DICKENS, Georgina, wife of the licensee of Robin Hood Hotel, Drouin, claims an unknown woman left a baby with her in Melbourne in 1894, but it is really the illegitimate child of her daughter Rhoda DOBBIN, and she is trying to get rid of it.  Witnesses Charlotte HUNTINGTON and Dr. Robert Merry SMITH confirm true position.  19 pages, List 24.

DICKIE, Mary Gill, daughter of a clergyman from Colac, alleged she was raped by James McKENZIE at Mrs. PLEWS Boarding House in South Yarra in 1912.  She was single, 43 years.  He was a friend of the HARRISONS, a newly arrived couple from England.  Dr. HORN who had been treating her gives her “a terrible character” and the case is withdrawn.  7 pages, List 33.

DICKINSON, Mrs. Senior, Newfield, near Port Campbell,