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FABRIO, Louis, found dead at Adelaide Lead near Maryborough in 1900. Papers found include a number of Austrian documents and a letter from V. ZAN of North Melbourne, who states he was a friend, not a relation, and won’t pay burial costs. Mention of Fabrio’s son in law in New Zealand. 18 pages, List 45.
FAIR, Mrs. Mary nee CAUL, occupier of Coffee Palace Yarrawonga in 1896. Premises caught fire, servant Isabella WATSON raised alarm; police have suspicions it was deliberate. 13 pages, List 30.
FAIR, Minnie, Toorak. Wrote re her husband who went to the U.S. and divorced her. She has 2 children and needs assistance. 2 pages, List 18.
FAIRBAIRN, Emily, c26 years, single, born Penshurst, took poison in tea rooms at 94 Spencer Street Melbourne in 1910; no prosecution. 10 pages, List 96.
FAIRBURN, Harry, elderly, found in destitute condition in Mansfield in 1898, local Nelson PETERS paid to take care of him for 4 weeks, but he dies. Claimed to have had a brother James in Sydney. Police there find James’s widow Charlotte Lindsay Fairburn, but she says man is imposter, Harry died years ago. Police confirm that’s who he was. 16 pages, List 21.
FAIRHALL, A.E., Mount Lofty, S.A., asks whereabouts of Leonard Fairhall in 1905; was gaoled for two years in 1902, formerly worked for Sir Frederick SARGOOD. Found. 4 pages, List 64.
FAIRS, David. Father Eric Newton Fairs sentenced to gaol in Adelaide, gave his son David to a woman, (a prostitute) who in turn gave him to a Mrs. BUCHANAN of South Yarra, to look after, and subsequently married – SCARLETT, and now, 1938, claimed David back. Police ascertain that the child’s mother is known as Sybil O’NEILL, and that she and the father were divorced. David sent to father. 5 pages, List 2.
FALL, John, of Meerlieu near Stratford. File re suspected poisoning of family and ill feeling between them and neighbour John McCamey. 28 pages, List 1.
FALVEY, Caroline, wrote from Riddells Creek in 1900, had been deserted by her husband Timothy. She had been partly supported by her father Thomas CLARK, but local police say they’ve had a falling out. Not found. 9 pages, List 46.
FANE, Bessie, Prahran, wrote a series of strange letters in 1919 re Samuel WOODS, demanding police find him and return him to her, she wants to marry him. Report stats she is c50 years old and a pensioner, who came from England in the last few years and her relatives are all ‘weak-minded’. 32 pages, List 111.
FANNING, Frederick, wrote from Rookwood Hospital in 1906 for the address of his father P.H. and uncle H. MADDEN. Sister Lottie located and states he is in an asylum. 6 pages, List 71.
FANNING, Frederick, wrote from State Hospital Liverpool NSW in 1915, seeking his sister Lillie, now Mrs McGANN, Auburn. Found, she declines to have anything to do with him; a drunkard who will want money. 6 pages, List 117.
FARMER, G. Employed briefly by detective department as a ‘special’ in 1865, but found not suitable for permanent employment. 4 pages, List 4.
FARMERS UNION HOTEL, (Jeffrey’s) Beaulah. Burnt down in 1894, as was Robert Jeffrey’s tailor shop. Report on, servant Mina KAY and Assyrian hawker Michael COORY also mentioned. 6 pages, List 38.
FARR, Henry George Nelson, 14 years, ran away from home and his father A.G. of Hawthorn in 1913. 2 pages, List 105.
FARR, Myles Ariel, Bendigo, complained in 1908 that his neighbour Mrs. Albert KUHN, of the European Hotel was mistreating her children. She complains of him. Detailed report. 11 pages, List 85.
FARRAN, Mrs. A.V., Ballarat, writes in 1895; her husband is an ex constable who has had little work. She asks for his re-instatement; refused. 9 pages, List 28.
FARRAR, Mrs Ellen, Fitzroy, seeks some sort of employment in police force in 1911; she is the widow of William Henry Farrar who was in the force. 4 pages, List 100.
FARRELL, John. His sister Mrs. BURKE of South Yarra wrote in 1895, asking if the person who died in Sydney as a result of skylarking is her brother; response states it was not him, he is still working in newspaper office there. 16 pages, List 28.
FARRELL, P.P., Collingwood, complained in 1903 that his neighbour Mrs. WARD, had robbed him; police report she is c60 years of age and he is eccentric. 8 pages, List 67.
FAULKNER, Samuel, wrote from Mildura in 1899; has heard his brother Joseph W. Faulkner died some time ago in Melbourne, asks details. Confirmed, estate went to father Joseph in Oxford, U.K. 6 pages, List 42.
FAWNS, Rev Cecil, Warden of the house of Mercy, Hobart Tasmania, wrote in 1911 on behalf of Matron re the character of Mrs McSHADY of South Melbourne, who wanted her daughter sent to her. Interviewed, she admits she is living with him and has been separated from her husband James FOLEY for some years. 6 pages, List 98.
FAWSSETT, Lionel Beal, attempted suicide at Geelong in 1914; working at Harvey Dann & Co. No prosecution. 9 pages, List 110.
FAY, Edith E., Grafton, wrote in 1917 re her husband William A., missing for 3 years. He was c60 years old. His sister in a convent is now dead. Not found. 9 pages, List 74.
‘FEDERAL’ SHIPWRECK. Very large file re disposal of bodies etc. 1901. List 1.
FEHLBERG, Harina nee SPRUTH, wife of Friedr, and mother of John Carl. Sought by German Consul in connection with a deceased estate in 1913. Found. 14 pages, List 75.
FEIGLIN, Moses, of Shepparton, wrote in 1919 re his son Abraham’s failure to report under the Aliens Act. 4 pages, List 3.
FELLOWS, Ethel Ivy, 5 years, Kew, indecently assaulted in 1914. Offence reported by father Edward; brother Leslie, 8 years confirmed assault. 14 pages, List 113.
FENECH, Frank, late of Brighton, sought by Austro Hungarian Consulate in 1909; found in Egypt. 6 pages, List 87.
FENNELL, E.O., Cooranbong, NSW, wrote in 1915 re his wife Ethel, who left 3 months prior with their child, for a visit to her mother in Penola SA, and hasn’t returned. Subsequent letter reveals his sister Mrs SEARLES reports she won’t be returning. 7 pages, List 117.
FENTON, Alfred, c30 years, boarded with Mrs. COLLIER in Hawksburn and worked for DANKS & SONS, disappeared suddenly in 1910; suicide feared. Brother F.J. Fenton, Sale, asks police help, not to be made public. 15 pages, List 54.
FENTON, Jane, left husband Michael in Perth in 1896, taking 5 year old son with her. Was a noted horsewoman, believed to have gone to uncle in Geelong, but located elsewhere. 8 pages, List 14.
FENTON, John William, sought by J.T. PETTETT of Melbourne in 1895, who writes on behalf of himself and other relatives. Left Melbourne c13 months ago for Western Australia, worked a mine with Henry RICE, Lawrence DEVITT and Ernest LINSAY, some of whom were old friends. Quotes report in Avoca newspaper. Fenton is 38 years, born Victoria. Not found. 14 pages, List 26.
FERGIE, William Seymour, barrister and solicitor and HORNBY, Ernest A., law clerk, committed fraud on M.U.I.O.O.F. and absconded. Sighted in Colombo in 1900. 11 pages, List 46.
FERGUSON, Bella. Murdered child; investigation into her background, 1899. List 1.
FERGUSON, Henry alias FRANKLIN. Information sought by wife Mrs. Franklin, Newtown, Sydney in 1902; she hasn’t heard from him for 15 years. Not found. 11 pages, List 61.
FERGUSON, John, 16 months, Ward of the State, died in 1913 while in care of registered nurse Myrtle O’SHANNASSY of Footscray. 2 pages, List 105.
FERNBANK STATE SCHOOL. Burned down in 1907. Report on file; police believe the offender was David PETRIE, but the evidence was not strong enough to prosecute. 22 pages, List 82.
FERRIER, C., Lockhart, NSW, wrote in 1917 re daughter Catherine, supposed to be in Melbourne, underage. Found to have married John MAY. 3 pages, List 72.
FERRIS, David. Fined for disloyal remarks, 1915; resigned from Benalla Shire Council. List 1.
FIDGE, Percy James, 27 years, last heard of 3 years ago at Turriff. English solicitors wrote in 1911. 4 pages, List 99.
FIELD, Albert, Launceston Tasmania, wrote in 1914 of Mrs C. ANSON, whose husband, a florist and gardener, left 6 weeks ago for Victoria and has not returned. His mother in Warrnambool is interviewed. 4 pages, List 110.
FIELD, Dora, foundling, found on doorstep of Mrs. FORBES of Albert Park in 1912 and given this name. 2 pages, List 33.
FIELD, Edwin, J.P., A1 Mine near Woods Point, advised in 1901 that Robert TATTERSALL was in a dying condition and should be removed to hospital. 6 pages, List 85.
FIELD, Thomas H., Bendigo, wrote in 1917 seeking re-admission in the police force, a returned soldier, 45 years. 1 page, List 72.
‘FIJI’ WRECK at Moonlight Head, 1891. File re burial expenses etc. List 1.
FINDLEY, Catherine Ellen, Port Melbourne, issued warrant in 1914 for arrest of John SHORTEN for deserting child Eileen Mavis Findley; 30 years, well-known footballer with the Collingwood club. Letter from friend maggie MILLER, St Kilda, on file. 5 pages, List 111.
FINLAY, Alice, Aborigine, enticed away from Cummerangunja Mission Station by Charles WILSON in 1900, and abandoned in Victoria. 2 telegrams only. 2 pages, List 44.
FINLAY, John. Information sought by L. Finlay of Auburn NSW in 1902. He was employed by police; found. 7 pages, List 61.
FINLAY, Percy, Mount Morgan, asks in 1915 if the Mrs McCormick murdered is his wife who left him ten years ago, taking their son Sidney and believed with a W. McCormick. Response is it is not his wife. 5 pages, List 80.
FINLAY, Samuel, wrote from Foster in 1894, complaining that his 18 year old son Samuel was charged with shooting at birds, while his companion John JONESs was not charged, because he is the son of the Shire President. Report on claim. 4 pages, List 24.
FIRE PREVENTION ASSOCIATION. Upper Maffra region. President Donald MANSON, secretary M. DRUMMOND, advise police of their existence in 1901. Copy of Rules on file, 3 pages, List 53.
FIRMAN, Beatrice, Albert Park, wrote in 1914 complaining that a coat she left to Mrs Alice CARDREW/CARDIN has not been returned; she has gone to the country with Lewis Henry HANCOCK, by whom she has had a child. Personal details of the domestic situation given. 19 pages, List 113.
FIRMIN, Florence, Stanmore, Sydney, wrote in 1903, asking if Elizabeth MARTIN had ever kept a hotel in Melbourne between 1857 and 1866, possibly the wife of brewer P.J. Martin. 6 pages, List 67.
FISCHER, Jacob James, widower, c40 years, deserted his children Bertha May, 14 years, Jacob James, 11 years, and Evelyn Lyda, 6 years at Clifton Hill in 1913. 6 pages, List 106.
FISHER, Pauline, 15 years, suspected of concealment of birth at Belvior in 1866; – COVERDALE, manager of Telegraph Station paid to keep the matter quiet. 11 pages, List 78. CONNECTION FOUND.
FISHER, W.T., Australasian Steam Navigation Co., Brisbane, wrote in 1904 re Minnie McPARLAN, born Dublin, c27 years, who went from Horsham to Melbourne in 1901. Not found. 7 pages, List 68.
FITZCLARENCE, Roy, c19 years, charged with stealing car of Thomas Leigh BERRIDGE, school teacher, Heidelberg in 1928. Photo in cowboy outfit. 2 pages, List 58.
FITZGERALD, (female) gives birth at Lying In Hospital Ballarat in 1902, claims she is a married woman named Murray from Kangaroo Flat, but this is false. The unnamed child is cared for a nurse then committed to the Neglected Children’s Department. The father is named. This is an incomplete file. 4 pages, List 62.
FITZGERALD, Jos (female), Milson’s Point Sydney, wrote in 1915 re cousin D.A. DENESHA, destitute in Bendigo. Found. 8 pages, List 114.
FITZGERALD, Thomas Augustine. Sought by mother Mrs. A. ALCHIN of McPhail, Dubbo, NSW in 1902. He was working for a contractor named WALDRON. Traced through various country areas. 10 pages, List 19.
FITZGERALD, William, nightwatchman, murdered at Perfection Knitting Mills in Fitzroy in 1928. He was born in Waimate New Zealand in 1889, had served in their military and had sisters in New Zealand. A very large file, with photos of the site where the murder took place. List 58.
FITZPATRICK, Alexander. Owes two years’ maintenance on McKAY child, 1879. Second file: George REEVES, Tungamah writes 1883 re his paying attention to his sister. List 1.
FITZPATRICK, Francis, miner, 38 years, deserted wife Emily and child at Rutherglen in 1906. File covers 1906-1908 when warrant is cancelled. 13 pages, List 85.
FITZPATRICK, Mrs. G. of Bathurst NSW, wrote in 1918 re Daniel DUSTING and his family. Not found. 4 pages, List 3.
FITZPATRICK, Johanna, died in Sunbury Asylum 1897; son James, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, approached to pay burial costs. 8 pages, List 41.
FITZPATRICK, John, St James, wrote to CCP in 1909 asking him to confirm details of his police service in the 1860s as he knew him then. 4 pages, List 90.
FITZPATRICK, Phillip, accidentally killed in 1914; sister Rose, Redfern Sydney, wrote asking for details. 11 pages, List 111.
FITZPATRICK, R., Royal Mail Hotel, Broken Hill, sent a valuable violin, a Francesco Rugguerie, to – BROWN of Melbourne for repair in 1910; hasn’t been returned. 6 pages, List 96.
FITZROY, 149 Brunswick Street. Fire there in 1900; owned by Edward WARING, and Mrs. Harriett ATTWOOD and Thomas LOVE had shops there. 7 pages, List 49.
FITZROY, 343 Brunswick Street. Fire at in 1900; owned by John KENNEDY, grocer, occupied by Mrs. Margaret SMITH, widow, dressmaker. 2 pages, List 50.
FITZROY, Napier Street. Brothel there in 1884, owned by Mrs THOMPSON, licensee of the Early Bird Hotel, Lonsdale Street. The manager of the brothel is the former manager for Madam Brussels. List 116.
FITZROY, 36 St. David’s Street. Fire at in 1900; occupied by Mrs. Margaret HILLIARD, seen by Dolph SCHMUTSCH and John WALKER who broke in and put fire out. Owner Peter GIBAUD. 2 pages, List 50.
FITZSIMMONS, Henry, committed to asylum after damaging church property with a knife in 1870. 6 pages, List 30.
FLAD, Thomas, blacksmith, 53 years, charged in 1917 with exposing himself to Edith Dorothy WHITE, 9 years, and Thelma SOLOMON, 8 years, both of Northcote; confession on file. Subsequently suicide. 15 pages, some repetition, List 97.
FLAGSTAFF GARDENS. Report re vandalism in, broken statues, 1875. List 1.
FLANNERY, Patrick J., drowned himself in the Saltwater River in 1908. Mrs M. Flannery, Mudgee NSW wrote asking if it was her husband who deserted her 7 years ago. He is found alive. 6 pages, List 86.
‘FLASHDALE’ Champion Clydesdale, died suddenly on the farm of his owner Corrie Spencer RODDA near Jeparit in 1928 and found by him. Owner suspected poisoning. Employee Peter HARVEY and local vet Thomas BELL provide statements. A very detailed report is provided. 23 pages, List 58.
FLEETWOOD, F.E., Westbourne Park, South Australia, wrote in 1913 re his brother D.A. who has not answered letters; their mother is dying. 6 pages, List 107.
FLEMING, -. Unemployment agitator, report re his presence at concert at Exhibition building for Duke and Duchess, 1901. List 1.
FLEMING, Mrs Mary, Brisbane Qld, wrote in 1910 re William R. BLAKE, to whom she lent a large amount of money, described. He is practicing as a dentist; brother in law is THOMOSITTO, a baker. Found. 10 pages, List 97.
FLEMING, Tasman, deserted wife B. and 3 children at Zeehan Tasmania in 1912 and ran off with Ida O’BYRNE, last heard of in Melbourne. Found, Ida has had his child. 7 pages, List 101.
FLETCHER, William Robert, sought by mother Elizabeth, Richmond, in 1911. He left home in 1908 and hadn’t been heard of since; addicted to drink. Not found. 6 pages, List 97.
FLETT, James Ford, deserted wife Ruby and four children at Williamstown in 1911; found but maintenance payments fall behind. 5 pages, List 104.
FLEURY, Achille & Co., Criterion Hotel, Ballarat, wrote to government in 1860, asking if a proposed play was legal entertainment; copy of script on file. List 27.
FLEXMORE, Ronald. Fifteen year old son of Alfred, took money and disappeared in 1919. File covers search for him and includes a photo. 18 pages, List 1.
FLEXMORE-CONLIFFE, Frederick Charles. Wife writes from Kalgoorlie in 1906; he left her and child in Perth 3 years ago and went to Melbourne to obtain work, but has sent little money. Is a scenic painter, formerly employed at the Wax Works in Bourke Street. Found. List 24. CONNECTION FOUND.
FLINT, Alfred, sought by father Edward, Balmain, Sydney, in 1908. He was at Richmond, but hasn’t been heard from for some months. Photo on file. 7 pages, List 84. [See introduction re arrangements in copying photographs.]
FLOOD, Nellie, Ward of the State, 1900. Living at Echuca when charged with setting fire to haystack of Mrs. Annie MASLEN with whom she was living. Makes claim again Constable George FAULKNER of Echuca which is investigated and disproved; taken to Good Shepherd Convert. 30 pages, List 2.
FLOWER, Albert C. A child living with Mrs. Elizabeth REICHEL/RIGHTELL in Fitzroy in 1899, neighbours report her cruelty to Society for Prevention of Cruelty who ask police to investigate. Mother of child has remarried to Thomas TANGYE and is now living in NSW. 26 pages, List 17.
FLOWERS, Nellie. File re her adoption from the Infant Asylum by Mr and Mrs. Fred SHOLER, subsequent complaint about Mrs Sholer being a prostitute, removal of Nellie and placement with Mrs. E. MOLONEY. Nellie was 7 in 1894. 41 pages, List 13.
FLYNN, Thomas, publican at Beveridge in 1866, complains to police of sly grog sellers, 6 pages, List 14.
FOAD, Edward, 37 years, died suddenly near Nagambie in 1912; police write to English police to help find relatives after finding a contributions book of the National Sailors & Fireman’s Union, issued in London in 1911. Details of burial etc given. 13 pages, some damaged. List 103.
FOAKES, George. Died at Ballarat boarding house in 1907; letter from sister Mary Ann in Essex found. List 80.
FOGG, R., wrote from Albert Park in 1904, asking police to help get his sister Dorothy away from her father who was neglecting her. Police can’t interfere; file gives background. 5 pages, List 10.
FOLKS, William. Query in 1902 whether he can be charged with an offence as he also uses the name LINDSAY. He is illegitimate, his mother subsequently married Lindsay. 7 pages, List 16.
FOLLETT, Mary, 11 years old, alleges indecent assault at Heatherton in 1914 by Ernest James TURNER of Springvale, who worked for Lands Department at Mordialloc. Testimony of witnesses sister Lily, Ivy SILLITOE, 11 years and Bella SHEARER, 9 years on file. Case not proceeded with. 11 pages, List 111.
FOON, Willie, Bendigo. Wrote 2 letters in 1909 seeking money promised for acting as informer in Chinese lottery prosecution there. Solicitor’s letter also on file. 14 pages, List 90.
FOOTIT, Clara. Sought by W.C. BREWERS, carrier, Goongarrie, W.A. in 1908. They were engaged about 10 years ago, but he broke it off because of her misconduct; found, now Mrs. John GRAHAM. 16 pages, List 85.
FORBES, John, bricklayer, South Yarra, attempts to have his eldest daughter removed from the Reformatory in 1887. Chief Commissioner asks for report on him and his circumstances. 4 pages, List 56.
FORD, Dulcie, prostitute, Carlton, living with Michael QUINLAN in 1913, when she attempted suicide. Had borrowed money from Ellen HUME; Ruby JAMES also mentioned. Was taken to hospital by James EVANS of Albert Park. 8 pages, List 107.
FORD/FOORD, George. Wife Ann of Carlton fears he has deserted her, 1869. He is Cornish, 44 yrs old, they have two children, she is destitute and has breast cancer. 10 pages, List 4.
FORD, Gertrude, 61 years, Fitzroy, charged with murdering Alice Ivy KELLY after performing abortion in 1928. Kelly’s sister was Irene Ethel Alice BURROWS. A large file, with some duplication, List 58.
FORD, Jane Elizabeth, file shows arrangements for her being sent to her father John in Victoria from interstate, 1900. File is incomplete, but reference to him being wanted for wife desertion. 5 pages, List 49.
FORD, John, 70 years, wrote from Sydney in 1911 re address of daughter, the wife of Ralph NELSON, who was on trial. Found. 7 pages, List 100.
FORD, Mrs William H., nee Rosabella TILLETT, and her children Reginald Percy, Dudley Arnaud, Charles, Undine Emily and Vera Jessica, were sought by Herbert Harry Ford, Molong, NSW, her son and their siblings, in 1913. Found. 5 pages, List 93.
FORTESCUE, Arthur H., wrote from East Charlton in 1903, applying to become a sly grog detective. 4 pages, List 19.
FORTUNE, Thomas. Charged with vagrancy 1914, born Victoria c1855, widower, given room in private home in Carlton by Elizabeth HALL. List 1.
FOSS, Alice, writes from Gunnedah NSW in 1900. Husband Thomas, former policeman at Balranald, supposedly left Melbourne for home, but she’s heard nothing for some months. Not found. 10 pages, List 22.
FOSS, Thomas, left wife and three children in Balranald NSW in 1899. He had been in the NSW police but “got into trouble over a barmaid Charlotte PETERSON”. His wife wrote in 1900, seeking maintenance, and enclosed a photo of a woman, seems to be Peterson. Police interview Peterson’s sister Mrs. COWLEY in Ballarat. 12 pages and photo, List 45. (List is a different file from the one above.)
FOSTER, Mrs. Elizabeth, Dandenong State Forest, asks for help in 1896. She has 2 children of her own and 4 grandchildren, 12, 10, 8 and 6, children of Abel KAY, to maintain and can’t find food for them. Police report she has a house and land near the Mitcham Railway Station and a shop and cottages in Collingwood let to Jack WREN for a tote. 16 pages, List 36.
FOSTER, Jessica A., Melbourne, complained in 1915 about local ‘saveloy man’ touting loudly at night. 6 pages, List 115.
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.
FRANKCOMBE, Mary A., Beulah Tasmania, complained in 1915 about long delay in Marlborough Studio Melbourne sending her postcards from the photo of her son Vernon who was killed in action in the war. 5 pages; sent to wrong address. List 114.
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.
FRANKS, Sarah, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney in 1919. Her husband John Joseph (Carl) had died in Melbourne; she sought the jewellery he was carrying. Report states travelling showman, impoverished, partner Michael FLYNN, Melton, confirms little possessions. 20 pages, List 117.
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, Edward, accidentally killed at Bunyip, 1866. A sawyer, known as Ned, and not initially identified, but finding of bank books made this possible. Single, no relatives in colony, had been at Bathurst with – BREMNER. 17 pages, List 118.
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, father Parnel Geale, head Constable of police; committed bigamy by marrying widow Belinda LOFT in Melbourne in 1885. Anonymous letter on file, along with confession from him. 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.
GARTSIDE, William B., Harcourt, returned soldier, reported in 1918 that a pony and jinker had been stolen from him; not found. In 1919 re saw a similar jinker advertised for sale, and thought it was his. A detailed investigation, involving detectives, proved it was not. 44 pages, List 118.
GARVEY, Bridget. Gave birth to illegitimate child 1894; charged Beechworth with false registration and abandoning it ; case dismissed, but local police not satisfied with decision and copy of evidence sent to Melbourne. This is a large file Further file re same matter. 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.
GATES, Arthur W., Carlton, wrote in 1919 re a house of ill-repute in Exhibition St run by Minnie WATSON. Report states the house was ‘The Poplars’ and the owner was Sarah BREMNER. 4 pages, List 118.
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.
GAUL, Mrs J., Northcote, wrote in 1914 re her husband [unnamed] who went to South Africa some years ago and has stopped sending money. 3 pages, List 114.
GAULT, John, wrote from St. Kilda in 1900. Had been accepted into the police force, but couldn’t produce birth certificate as was born in Northern Ireland. 1 page, List 44.
GAUNT, Captain Guy, H.M.S. Challenger, advised in 1911 that he was landing in Melbourne with his car a Hupmobile. 2 pages, List 100.
GAUNT, T. Watchmaker, Bourke St., complains of musicians busking on footpath, 1880. 5 pages, List 4.
GAUSLAND, Caroline, wrote from Port Adelaide in 1912, asking if man who shot himself in Melbourne was her husband Neil HANSEN. She has not lived with him for over 12 years. He uses different names but right one was Christian Enval Endresen Gausland Neil. Police reply it is not her husband. 4 pages, List 33.
GAUT, T.W. Information sought by wife who wrote from Wahroonga, Sydney in 1901. He is a ’balloonist and phrytechnist’ who goes under the name GAUNT, and has left her and their 3 children destitute. Not found. 13 pages, List 52.
GAVIN, Thomas Henry, stevedore, arrested for larceny and placed in gaol in Melbourne 1900. Writes protesting innocence and states Thomas BOYES of Franklin St., with whom he has lodged, will vouch for him, which he does. 16 pages, List 45.
GAVIN DUFFY, J., solicitor, asks in 1905 that Eugene HERLIHY be admitted to force although a ‘trifle too short’; refused. 2 pages, List 23.
GAY, William, married M.M. MURPHY in New Zealand in 1876. The pair came to Victoria. In 1887 he was offered a government position in Hamilton; she refused to go there and they have been separated ever since. In 1894 he is shire engineer at Stratford and alleges she committed bigamy with David BOYDON in 1890. 4 pages, List 24.
GAYNOR, E.J., ex constable No. 4104, seeks readmission to the force in 1895. He resigned in 1889 to help father who had been persuaded to buy the CREMEAN HOTEL in Swan St., Richmond, and found the manager a drunk and a gambler. 2 pages, List 29.
GAZE, Edwin Thomas, Kew. Attempted suicide in 1903, recovered. Family requests to be kept from newspapers. Police intend to charge, but Chief Secretary instructs them not to do so. 5 pages, List 19.
GEAKE, James Edward. Large file re his fraud on William John VANDERBILT of Carlton, and others, and his subsequent arrest in Monte Video South America, on information supplied by George SKINNER in 1897. Photo on file. List 40.
GEARY, Patrick. Hanged for murder. Mary KENNEDY of Fitzroy claims body, claiming he is her brother. No truth in her claim. List 1.
GEGGIE, John. Imprisoned in 1887, he sends a letter to his wife from gaol, and receives one from his brother James; copies of both on file, along with police comments on them. 11 pages, List 56.
GEDDES, Ivy, 15 years, left her home in Ascot Vale in 1910. Father Benjamin employed by Mayne Nickless and T. WARNE, secretary of the company writes on his behalf some months later. 6 pages, List 91.
GEDDES, Margaret. Murdered at Shepparton in 1898. Large file. List 22.
GENDLE, Ada A. Wrote from Stanmore NSW in 1906 re a Mr Gendle who left England many years ago, would now be 60-70 years. Her late husband was trying to find him, possibly a relative. James GENDALL found, but says he is not the person sought. 13 pages, List 14.
GEOGHEGAN, Kate, sought by mother Mrs. Catherine, Deniliquin NSW in 1896, last heard of in Geelong. Not found. 11 pages, List 33.
GEORGE, Mrs. A.F., Fitzroy, reported in 1908 that her husband Ernest Albert was missing; 35 years, may be at Lyell Tasmania with Jim MAINE. Not found. 7 pages, List 85.
GEORGE, Mrs Elizabeth, jumped into the Yarra river in 1912; rescued by Maurice COHEN. She had 3 sisters and a brother Edward FARRELL in Sydney. 9 pages, List 102.
GEORGE, Elizabeth Jane and Edward, living at Ross’s Creek, Woods Point in 1906. She writes objecting to a prohibition order placed on them by local constable. Report states their children are neglected and ill fed as they spend money on drink. 7 pages, List 26.
GEPHART, Mrs. Wrote from Daylesford in 1893 re newspaper report of child Emil Claud WILLIMOFF adopted by claimant of Robert RAND estate in NSW, now charged with fraud. She thinks it is her grandson, abandoned by his musician father, whose mother is dead. Background of child and claimant given. Warning: this file could be quite distressing to family members. 14 pages, List 25.
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GERT, [PERT?]Lydia, attempted suicide in 1917, lived in Barnett St., Kensington. 4 pages, List 71.
GIBBON, Stephen, Inglewood, wrote a threatening letter to the Railways Dept. in 1901 over a compensation claim that was rejected. This is passed onto police who compile a report on him. He is 80 years old. 7 pages, List 49.
GIBBONS, Dr., Sydney, published a 6 page booklet on nervous diseases and cures in 1896. Mrs. HEADEN of Carlsruhe forwards a copy to the Chief Commissioner, asking for legal action; local school children found copies strewn around. Locals interviewed include WEST family, SKIDMORE and school teacher Mr. WORTHINGTON. 12 pages, List 36.
GIBBS, Elfrida nee ROWE, Darlinghurst NSW; wrote in 1915 re husband Alfred Allen Gibbs, plasterer. He has not supported her for 10 years; she has an adopted child to keep. 5 pages, List 80.
GIBBS, J., wrote from Ipswich Qld. in 1902 asking the date Ned SILVER ‘a darkey’ was sent home to Ceylon; the late Thomas CHIRNSIDE had bought him to Victoria as a servant; former employees interviewed. 9 pages, List 62.
GIBBS, James. Wife wrote from Clifton Hill in 1899; he had left over 3 years ago, leaving her with 4 children. She has heard he is at Boggy Creek near Bairnsdale. Found. 5 pages, List 76. CONNECTION FOUND.
GIBSON, C.V., gardener, Corowa NSW, wrote in 1911 re his sons Charles and Joseph. He placed them in the Home of Hope in Collingwood after the death of his wife, but no word from them, and is worried they are being mistreated. Found. 7 pages, List 99.
GIBSON, Daniel William, surveyor, 45 years, sought by brother George in Melbourne in 1903; believed to be in W.A. 8 pages, List 66.
GIBSON, Edward. Attempted suicide at Northcote in 1918; wife Rose Ann. 7 pages. List 1.
GIBSON, Henry, sought by son Alfred of Flinders St. in 1898. He was a cabinet maker, left his wife in Adelaide; she is now dead as is his other son. Not found. 14 pages, List 21.
GIBSON, Kate, licensed out to service from Brookside Reformatory to James PATTERSON, 64 years, farmer, Wedderburn, in 1894. She makes allegation against him, but is not believed as reports from Hamilton and Casterton give her a bad reputation. 19 pages, List 38.
GIBSON, Mrs. Mary Jane. File re a fire in a house occupied by her in St. Kilda in 1865. Her proper name was DUNDEN, and police and insurance company suspect the fire was deliberately lit. 12 pages, List 4.
GIBSON, Neil, Caulfield, complains that a car driver deliberately hit his bicycle and abused him. Driver is identified as A.G. HARSTON of East Malvern, who denies offence. 5 pages, List 113.
GILBERT, Ada, 15 years old in 1898, gives birth to illegitimate child at Epping; is in service to Edward TOUBURN and wife, who adopt it. Police suspect he is father. 10 pages, List 21.
GILBERT, Bridget, died in Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in 1892; had been admitted in 1873. Relatives sought to pay burial expenses, and identified as Mrs. Halibone who kept the Terminus Hotgel at Corowa at one stage, Charles, living at Trundle and Walter, saw mill proprietor at Coopernook under the name of George WALTERS. 20 pages, List 77.
GILCHRIST, John, c46 years, coal miner, deserted wife and three children at Charlestown via Newcastle, NSW in 1902. 12 pages, List 62.
GILCHRIST, Mrs. M., Sydney, widow, journalist, wrote in 1916 re her only son D.L., engaged to Marie POWELL, and hasn’t answered her letters. File notes she was divorced from Gilchrist, a former chairman on the Stock Exchange and married again to – ALEXANDER but uses the name FANNING. D.L. found in W.A. 11 pages, List 77.
GILES, Joseph Henry. Occupier of house owned by John McINTOSH at Wonga Works, Stawell in 1900. House caught fire and burnt down. Insured with South British Insurance Co., who are given copy of report. Statements from above plus George WALKER (old man), Henry WALKER (newsboy), Arthur WARD, George BATCHING. 11 pages, List 43.
GILES, Thomas. Died suddenly at the Family Hotel, Portartlington in 1899. Report on; brother took body for burial. 3 pages, List 17.
GILL, Annie Elizabeth, nee BOURKE, a widow, Abbotsford, found drowned in Yarra River in 1900. Police establish she was in a relationship with Patrick Alexander BERGIN who visited her regularly. Her daughter Rosa was in the local Convent, and her other sisters were a nun and a nurse in Adelaide, with another in Mooroopna. 13 pages, List 48.
GILL, Helena, Moss Vale NSW, in 1899 asks police to get John McKINNON, blacksmith, Kirk’s Bazaar, to pay maintenance on his child Stella. Found. List 103.
GILL, William, brother of H., the proprietor of the Hobart Mercury newspaper, left his son Bertie, 11 years, with Mrs. M.S. TILY of Carlton in 1895. She complains of his failure to pay maintenance in 1897. 8 pages, List 40.
GILLBANK, Gordon, deserted wife Alice at Footscray c1913, ironmoulder. She had to go to work to support the children, one of whom drowned. In 1916 she asked police to locate him; found in NSW, living with another woman. His relatives pressure her not to take legal action. 15 pages, List 77.
GILLICK, Margaret, nee DELAHUNTY, charged with concealment of birth after the bodies of two infants were found by workmen besides Harlen’s hotel at Warragul in 1899. The suspected fathers were a local solicitor – GREY and a laborer named Michael DOYLE. Her husband James had left some years ago. Large file, List 43.
GILLIES, A.A. Constable No. 5771, enlisted and served overseas, lost hand; is ineligible to rejoin force because of injury. 10 pages, List 76.
GILLIES, Euphemia Isabel, bashed and raped by Michael QUIGLEY at Yendon in 1902. Copy of evidence etc. A large file, List 61.
GILLIES, Hugh, sought by brother Donald, Toowoomba Qld, in 1912. He was last heard of at Williamstown. Found to have died in 1898; death certificate on file. Widow and daughter Mrs William BUXTON found. 16 pages, List 104.
GILLIGAN, William Herbert, 23 years, died of typhoid fever at Hughenden Hospital Queensland in 1899. M. FINDLAY, matron, asks police to notify family in Kyneton. The father was James. 7 pages, List 39.
GILMORE, Hubert S. A Ward of State in South Australia, he is sent from there to Mrs. Sarah CURRAN in Sydney, via Melbourne. 8 pages, List 4.
GILPIN, O. Warehouse in Malvern East caught fire in 1929. Detailed confidential report on file. Staff interviewed were Ejer RASMUSSEN and Bertram Thomas DROWLEY. Contract electrician William HARRIS, Hawthorn gives possible explanation for fire. 6 photos of the damage on file and 18 pages. List 89.
GIRDLESTONE, Mary nee GREEN, wife of a doctor, sought by nephew M. Green, Devonshire Arms Hotel, Youghal, Co Cork. The couple lived apart. Both had died and details given. 6 pages, List 86.
GIRVEN, Rose, Leederville, wrote in 1905 re her husband Thomas, who was supposed to have joined her there from Melbourne, but hasn’t done so or sent money. 5 pages, List 64.
GLANS, John, died Broadmeadows 1895, a Swede. File re burial and sale of property. 24 pages, List 27.
GLANVILLE, Maud, Broken Hill, wrote in 1914, has heard her husband Harry is in Melbourne, seeks maintenance. 13 pages, List “1.
GLANZ, Mrs Catherine, widow of John A.F., who died 20 years prior, wrote in 1908 seeking her brother in law Christian and details that would enable her to apply for pension. 6 pages, List 84.
GLASS, C.E. Manager of Vic. Labor Institute, 1877. Several letters from him and one from his clerk J.O. PENSON regarding the claim by William ALFREY that they had taken his money and sent him to J.B. ENDERS at Trentham for work, but there was none; he demands a refund. Patrick DUNN mentioned as being employed at Enders, and several employment forms on file. 17 pages, List 5.
GLASS, Charles E., Melbourne, complains of behaviour of Mrs Joan KERR (TORRANCE) in claiming he has defrauded her. Report states her friends have had her admitted to Convent. 11 pages, List 88.
GLASS, James Ferguson, removed from ship in 1915, of unsound mind. Sister Mrs Minnie TYRELL wrote from Sydney, seeking his location. Found. 6 pages, List 117.
GLASSON, Lucy, Koorootang, wife of Rev. Henry, who was 87 years old. She asks police in 1905 to force Percy Edward HUBBARD, who was at Carlton, to support their daughter, his wife, and four children. 4 pages, List 69.
GLATHER, Emily, Broookhampton via Donnybrook WA, wrote in 1913 re her uncle William Henry Glather, butcher. Not found. 5 pages, List 107.
GLEESON, Catherine May. Investigations regarding false information on a birth certificate in 1896; original enquiry not on file. She was living with James Gleeson, brother of her late husband at Jumbunna, Gippsland, but the pair returned to N.S.W. Not found and presumably certificate not altered. 11 pages, List 37.
GLEESON, Dorothy ‘Brasmere’ Ripponlea, wrote in 1919 to Governor General’s secretary asking for appointment to see him; referred to police who find she wants a reference. Scathing comment from her about police involvement. 8 pages, List 111.
GLEESON, William. Wife M. writes from Canterbury, Sydney NSW in 1898 that he has left her and gone to Melbourne ‘a woman has been the cause of it’. 9 pages, List 16.
GLENDINNING, George, Ballarat, complained of local police in 1907. Report states he has become erratic since becoming a Councillor. He was an ex Mounted Constable, now preaching gospel addresses. 18 pages, List 84.
‘GLENELG’ SHIPWRECK. Large file, 1900.
‘GLEN HOLME’ Caulfield. Licensee Miss E. HARCOURT complains in 1918 of police treatment in the capture of escaped patient Lilian Jane MARSHALL. Detailed report; nurse Mary HEALY and Arthur G. MACKIE of ‘Barwon Downs’ give evidence. 24 pages, List 74.
GLEW, George Ernest, married Mary Evelyn WYNES at Footscray in 1914, both born in Tasmania. In 1916 she admitted she was still married to Hans Thomas Peter HANSEN who had deserted her in 1912, enlisted, was wounded in battle and returned to confront her. Copy of marriage certificate and very detailed case history on file. 14 pages, List 77.
GLOSTER, Fanny Maud. Sued Horton HOLDER, merchant and importer, for maintenance for two children, Gladys and Leslie, 1896. List 1.
GLOVER, Samuel, son of late Samuel Edmund Glover, theatrical manager, who died in Scotland in 1860, sought by solicitors re estate in 1898; his mother has died. Police find he is dead and his widow remarried to George ROPER. 9 pages, List 22.
GLOVERITCH, Doris, 22 years, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1913; had an affair with Alexander McDOUGALL, a married man. No prosecution. 4 pages, List 108.
GLOZIER, F.E., wrote from Melbourne in 1914, seeking the location of Mr KING, formerly Chief Constable at Nundle, NSW; his uncle. Police find Thomas King left there in 1874 and went to Tamworth where he became a publican. Three daughters are identified; Mrs STEPHENS, an actress, Mrs Fred SIPPLE and Fredericka WEIK. 7 pages, List 113.
GLUCK, Charles. Murdered Hugh Lavery at Beulah, 1900. List 1.
GOBBI, Domenico. Wrote from Day Dawn W. Aust., in 1902 re his under Gulian GOBBI, greengrocer. 6 pages, List 18.
GODDARD, H.A., Aust & NZ Representative of the EVINRUDE detachable rowboat and canoe motor, encloses illustrated catalogue and price list for use of police department in 1914. 38 pages, List 113.
GODDARD, Mrs. Walter, nee Nora FLYNN of Co. Limerick Ireland, sought by sister Katie in 1904; arrived Melbourne c1884. 7 pages, List 8.
GODENZI, Ellen Sinclair, 7 years old, daughter of Eliza, indecently assaulted at Murrumbeena in 1912. Was playing with friends Ethel HAINES, Jack BOX, Edie VIVASH and Robbie HILL when approached by unknown male and given a farthing, (which is on file) to accompany him. 13 pages, List 33.
GODFRED-SPENNING, Ellen, Auburn, wrote in 1907 re her husband Seren, hairdresser and tobacconist, who sold up in 1892 and disappeared. She has received a letter from Qld signed JOHNSTON which she thinks is from him. 6 pages, List 71.
GODFREY, Ida. File re her actions in 1900; a Ward of the C/E Home for Children, Middle Brighton, she left her employer and lived with Thomas JEANS. She was then 17 years old, he 19 years old. List 1.
GOGGINS, Mrs. Gipps St., East Melbourne, Applies for financial assistance in 1874, husband is surveyor. Unflattering report. 5 pages, List 31.
GOLDEN BAR MINE, Chiltern, manager – GORDON, reports that gold is being stolen. Thomas ELLIOTT, manager RUTHERGLEN QUARTZ MINE criticizes local police inaction. Investigation undertaken, but writing is very hard to understand. 29 pages, List 90.
GOLDMAN, N., C/- S. BOOK, South Yarra, wrote in 1913, asking reference to help him get a pawnbroker’s licence. 2 pages, List 105.
GOODES, Ethel, Richmond, wrote in 1919, re her husband Private Charles John Goodes, who has committed bigamy, and is an army deserter, asking how she ‘could be clear of him’. List 118.
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.
GOTTSCHE, Joseph, sought by wife Teresa, Bathurst NSW in 1914; his mother was in Carlton. Found. 5 pages, List 114.
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. Wrote to police in 1904 re his children who were travelling with Pollard’s Strolling Players. 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.
GOVETT, I.J., over 80 years. In 1914 the Lunacy Department seek a confidential report about him, a former patient who was living with Miss COCKING at Camberwell but has moved. 6 pages, List 114.
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 Glanville South Australia in 1913 re his wife, whom he had sent home to her mother Mrs. Laura PLOWRIGHT in Grassy Flat near Bendigo. Found living with Chinese gardener KIM COOK/KOOK; mother takes her home, but she returns to him. Her mother is also living with a Chinese gardener. List 1.
GRANLAND, George Arthur, Cue WA, wrote in 1909 re his wife and children Myrtle, Walter, Florry and Ella, who have left him for Victoria. Found, she reports that neighbours helped her flee from his violence, he was treated for lunacy. 8 pages, List 88.
GRANT COMMON SCHOOL. Building being used, and three houses nearby were all destroyed by fire in 1866. Houses were owned by M. SMITH, William REED and LEE Bros; woman PEACH is a witness. 2 pages, List 6.
GRANT, Daniel Joseph, Constable, suicided at Donald in 1905. Large file includes report on background to event, letter from cousin etc. Large file, List 23.
GRANTHAM, Edwin, attempted suicide in 1909, had previously had nervous breakdowns. Brother Walter is to look after him. 13 pages, some damaged, List 53.
GRAVENALL, Mrs Mary Ann, c40 years, attempted suicide in home of siter Elizabeth MURPHY, North Melbourne, in 1912. She had had a nervous breakdown previously. Hospitalized. Police decide against prosecution. 7 pages, List 35.
GRAVES, Helen, in 1900 found to be destitute and arrangements made to take her to Bendigo Benevolent Home, 4 pages, List 47.
GRAY, Annie, Geelong, asked in 1910 that her son Leslie be allowed to continue driving a car, even though he is under age; is working for Mr. J.C. BROWN, motor engineer. 2 pages, List 54.
GRAY, George. Suicided at Cheltenham in 1894, and subsequently found to be William FLEETWOOD, who deserted his wife Julie 7 years ago in Parramatta. He had a sister Mrs. G.W. THOMPSON in America. The LARKIN frauds are mentioned, but no details given. A copy of his suicide note is on the file, and letters from his wife. 20 pages, List 3.
GRAY, John, of Gray & Co., Swan Hill, wrote in 1902 re Fred SCOWN who owes him money; believes he is interstate, but it is his father. 4 pages, List 18.
GRAY, Milford, Mt Cleveland, Whyte River, Tasmania, wrote in 1913 seeking address of his sister in law Veronica MORSE ‘put in home by Mrs ALLEN of Ballarat. Police interview Allen who explains circumstances. 7 pages, List 106.
GRAY, Richard Charles, deserted wife Rosina Sarah and children Margaret, Phyllis Ellen, Irene May, Charles Albert, Archibald Allan and Frank Edward at Frankston in 1913. Believed in Auckland with Jessie GODDARD. File re expenses in bringing him back to Victoria. 12 pages, List 92.
GRAY, Robert, Cunninghame, Gippsland. In 1909 anonymous letter claims he is neglecting his children Francis Charles, Olive and Ronald. His wife is living in Melbourne with her mother Mrs SHEEN. Detailed report on domestic arrangements. 8 pages, List 91.
GREATOREX, Thomas. See BEAUCHAMP, Elizabeth. Subsequent complaint from him in 1892, while living at Yabba Yabba near Dookie, about local constable. Police report reveals that his wife had an illegitimate child while he was living with Beauchamp/Brown. List 1.
GREAVES, Ethel, servant to Colonel TRYTHALL, South Yarra; gave birth to child there in 1905, which died shortly afterwards. Her sister Florence WRIGGLESWORTH of Prahran arranges for her to be looked after as the Colonel won’t have her in the house. The family were from Toongabbie. A sad story. 8 pages, List 64.
GREEKS/GYPSIES. Destitute group of 22 , taken up by showman and touring country Victoria on way to Qld; advertising flyer on file. 1898. List 1.
GREEN, Alice, 17 years, gave birth to illegitimate child, which died, in 1904 at the Livingstone Home, Cheltenham, Matron L. TRUDGEON. Green is a Ward of the State and has been living with the family of Daniel DIFFY [DIFFEY?] at Tarawingee for 11 years. She claims Diffy is the father of the child. Police try to establish her birth-date in order to charge him with carnal knowledge, but have great difficulty. Eventually they establish the following: Her mother was Martha Margaret Agnes DONNOLLY, born Hobart, who married 3 times – to Joseph ABBOTT, Bernard GREEN and John LANGFORD. She was living with another man when she had Alice in Carlton, and is herself now dead. Prosecution dropped because of doubts of her age. 19 pages, List 34.
GREEN, James, took ill at Salvation Army Home in 1911; taken to hospital and died. Brother Arthur GREENAWAY, Sydney, informed. 6 pages, List 99.
GREEN, Jean, series of letters, 1914-15 re finding her husband Michael who deserted her at St James and was believed to be in Melbourne. Eventually found in army overseas. 39 pages, List 110.
GREEN, Kathleen, 16 years, and cousin Willis MARVELL, left their homes in Launceston Tasmania in 1918 and came to Melbourne. Parents ask police to return them which is done. 9 pages, List 76.
GREEN, Mrs Rose Emily, North Melbourne, wife of Frederick, attempted suicide in 1910. 6 pages, List 96.
GREEN, Russell, musician, sought by wife Edith, Launceston, Tasmania, in 1909. He hasn’t supported her for some years. 4 pages, List 88.
GREEN, Sarah Elizabeth, sent from Brisbane to Melbourne by steamer, by her brother William in 1884. ‘A girl of weak mind’ she is returned to Brisbane. 8 pages, List 56.
GREENBAUM, Meyer. Reported missing from his home in Melbourne in 1919, partly crippled, 34 years. Photo of him as hospital patient on file. Found. List 1.
GREENE, Mrs. Agnes, Fitzroy, boarding in Fitzroy, alleges in 1917 that her son in law William Ernest MORGAN, tramways employee, has indecently assaulted 6 year old Gladys STONE, who is living with her grandmother Mrs. FIELD at the same address. Morgan denies claim and believes she has done it because her daughter is trying to divorce him and needs grounds. Case dropped. 8 pages, List 75.
GREENHILL, Nellie or WINTER, Nellie. W.A. police write that they found letters in the former camp of John Greenhill in Coolgardie in 1899, and forward to Victoria. They identify the writer as Nellie, who had lived with a man named Daniel WINTER, who was now in an asylum. Background of both given, and letters on file. 12 pages, List 41.
GREENSHIELDS, William John. WA solicitor wrote in 1914 on behalf of his wife, who had not seen him for a considerable time. His brother Robert interviewed. 5 pages, List 113.
GREENWAY, C. Howard, convicted of embezzlement c1892, deserted wife in Fremantle and believed gone to South Africa. File reactivated in 1902. 6 pages, List 63.
GREENWOOD, Arthur, wrote from Geelong in 1900, asking police to find out whether his wife Ellen is alive. She was arrested for vagrancy and sent to gaol for 6 months, was a cripple and he couldn’t afford to pay someone to nurse her. Police find she was admitted to a benevolent home and died there in 1897. 9 pages, List 44.
GREENWOOD, Robert Randall, of Reefton New Zealand, married Maisie MURPHY in Melbourne in 1915, not knowing she was married to Frederick Willmott BALLINGALL in 1900 and had 4 children to him. Lillilan Emma SEARLE was a witness to the Greenwood marriage; Greenwood’s sister is Cora Ann CRONIN. He asks police to sort it all out. Maisie is charged with bigamy. 26 pages, List 115.
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.
GROVE, Walter, rented No. 9 Spring Street Melbourne in 1914; anonymous letter claimed it was a brothel. Investigations shows this is false, details of his family given. 6 pages, List 114.
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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