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JACK, Thomas, grocer, E. Brunswick, police investigate allegations by various girls in 1911 that he exposed himself to him; they were Jessie Edith SNELL, 12 years, daughter of William and Emma; Elizabeth Stella WILKINS, 18 years, Elise GLOVER, 13 years, Myrtle EVANS, 10 years and Alma HURFORD, 13 years. No prosecution. List 97.
JACKS, M., Caulfield, complains in 1916 of the bad behaviour of her father ‘carries on like a madman’. Mother interviewed and claims he has now given up alcohol. 5 pages, List 79.
JACKSON, Clara Bell. Mrs. Minnie SIMMONS of Moonee Ponds asks police for details of her family; her mother has 4 children by THOMASSON who were sent to the Industrial Schools. She wishes to keep the girl herself, ‘is a connection’. 4 pages, List 31.
JACKSON, Mrs. E.A., wrote from Bullarto in 1904, wanting transportation details of convicts Henry JACKSON and John BENNET. Police cannot comply. 3 pages, List 10.
JACKSON, Gertrude, Hampton, attempted suicide in 1916. Her husband left years ago, lives with sister Emma ANDREWS and parents. No charge. 8 pages, List 79.
JACKSON, Harry, deserted wife at Chirrup near Bendigo in 1894, brother James was at Long Gully, sister Mrs. H. HILL at Happy Valley. In 1896 wife reads Sydney newspaper report of death of Florrie Hunter who was living in a defacto relationship with Harry JOHNSON, and asks police if this is her husband; no. 13 pages, List 36.
JACKSON, Henry E., asks police in 1917 to find his nieces Millie 19 years, and Muriel 17 years. Their parents, who lived near Macedon, have died; some of the 7 children are in State care. Very detailed report on situation. 6 pages, List 72.
JACKSON, Lottie. Found drowned at Middle Park in 1898. Lived with Henry HAASE who wanted the gold wedding ring back. 10 pages, List 18.
JACKSON, Sarah. Wrote from Rutherglen in 1881 re land application of Harriet E. PERRY, wife of George, but living with William STEWART. Both were Kelly Gang sympathisers and he was a convicted felon. 8 pages, List 4.
JACOBS, Chastity, sought by father Edwin, Perth WA in 1911; 23 years, left there 3 years ago, last heard of in New Zealand. Found. 6 pages, List 99.
JACOBSEN, Frederick, Port Pirie, South Australia, wrote in 1918 re wife Lily, believed in Melbourne. He sought police help in getting her to return but she refused because of his ill-treatment. 7 pages, List 73.
JAMES, A.H., wrote from Carlton in 1897, complaining about police being called to his laundry, but not removing two women as requested. Report states they were Mrs. BURTON and her daughter, who claims to have become pregnant by him. 6 pages, List 20.
JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julia, North Melbourne, in 1912. He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then left again, believed in New Zealand. Letter re transferring water rights to the LITTLE VALLEY SLUICING CO, from W.A. BODKIN, solicitor, on file. Traced. 15 pages, List 101.
JAMES, Alfred William, suicided in 1916; was living apart from wife Phoebe and had come from Benalla. Inquest report and other details. 25 pages, List 76.
JAMES, Arthur, sought by wife Julie, North Melbourne, in 1912. He had gone away in 1910, returned briefly, then went away again, believed in New Zealand. Letter transferring water rights in the Little Valley Sluicing Co, New Zealand, on file. Traced. 15 pages, List 101.
JAMES, Mrs. Charles, staying at Bendigo in 1899, asks if there is a chance for her 26 year old husband, currently in the W.A. police force, being accepted into the Victorian force. Their aged parents and friends live in Victoria. 2 pages, List 42.
JAMES, Ernest H. & Co., motor engineers, Flinders Lane Melbourne, wrote in 1910 objecting to the new motor regulation that stated that cars over a certain weight had to have a reversing gear. He has been manufacturing voiturettes, copies of French models, and this would put him out of business. 5 pages, List 54.
JAMES, F.W., Constable 5511; advised in 1916 that he had enlisted, asks leave of absence. 4 pages, List 77.
JANSSENS, Eugene. Sought by Consul in Melbourne in 1920; he married Eva HOCKEY in 1910. Found. 9 pages, List 15.
JARRAD, Henrietta. Her sister Mrs. BELLEARS of Euroa convicted of assault on her in 1905; Henrietta was on a visit and was returned to her guardian in Millicent Sth Aust.
6 pages, List 11.
JARRETT, Mrs Annie, wife of Samuel of Malvern. Anonymous letter in 1908 claims she was aborted by Mrs Elizabeth DOWNEY of Carlton [‘a well known abortionist’]. Downey states she gave birth to a stillborn child; nurse Amy TOPPING assisted. 15 pages, List 85.
JASPER, James, born Victoria, 22 years, labourer, in 1906 deserted his illegitimate child by Elizabeth BRANDER at Rushworth, believed interstate. Solicitor’s letter on file; had a brother Samuel. 13 pages List 82.
JASPERSON, Frederick, wrote from Hurstville NSW in 1905 re his son Frederick who had been lured away ‘by a fast Woman keeping a bad house in Lonsdale St’ named Julia MACARTHY, he was under 21 yrs. He was using the name WILLIAMS. 5 pages, List 11.
JEFFERY, William Ernest, fitter at Sunshine Harvester Works, deserted wife at Ballarat in 1905; 23 years, believed in Tasmania. 9 pages, List 64.
JEFFKINS, William Isaac, attempted to shoot wife at Warragul in 1891 and sent to gaol. Due for release in 1897, various members of his family write, asking protection from him, including son in law R.T. PURCHASE. He is kept under surveillance. 12 pages, List 40.
JEFFREY, Maude. Complains of husband’s conduct towards her; formerly had a saddler’s shop in Hobart, then in Elizabeth Street Melbourne. File covers 1915-1917. List 1.
JEFFREYS, Clara Ann, wrote from Walhalla in 1892 re her husband Robert who had deserted her and their three children some months previously. 4 pages, List 56.
JEFFRYES, Helena, Toowoomba Qld, wrote in 1914 re her son Sidney, late of the Mawson Antartic expedition, who has been admitted into an insane asylum. 7 pages, List 111.
JEFFS, Andrew. Deserted wife and children at Bendigo, believed to be in South Africa in 1904, but Durban police cannot trace. 10 pages, List 14.
JELBART, Florence Hill, died at home of Peter LONG/Yee LEE, Ballarat in 1910/ Report and comment on trial decision etc. 7 pages, List 96.
JELLETT, Joseph, dairyman, Camberwell, fire broke out in1900 in a paddock rented by him and owned by Trustees of the STODDART Estate. 4 pages, List 50.
JENKINS, Catherine, died Beechworth Asylum in 1900, born NSW, 52 years, a widow. Son Edwin Thomas lived in Urana NSW, sister Mrs. DRUMMOND at Eskdale, brother William McINTYRE at Queenbeyan. File re payment of burial costs. 12 pages, List 45.
JENKINS, Mrs. D., Sheep Hills, wrote in 1907 re the reported death of Michael FAHEY at Bourke NSW; was it her brother? Detailed response states that the deceased was born in Co Galway in 1832, son of Thomas and Margaret nee CAIRNS, and had been at Cunnamulla since 1884. 6 pages, some damaged, List 83.
JENKINS, Elizabeth, licensee of Windmill Hotel Prospect South Australia, wrote in 1918 re husband Ivor James, alias James WHITE. He has deserted her, ‘is a man with a past’, believes he will try and take out a hotel licence in Melbourne. Report states he married Elizabeth McAuliffe, while her sister Mary married his friend Walter SINGLETON, who had been in trouble with the law. He applies for the Evelyn Hotel Fitzroy; she is interviewed [n Melbourne/] and denies writing the letter, gives a sample of her handwriting. 13 pages, List 119.
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.
JERMAN, Henry, newly arrived in Victoria in 1914, took ill while working for O’CONNOR, farmer, Agnes River near Toora, conveyed to hospital. 2 pages, List 78.
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.F., Fitzroy, wrote in 1918 re husband G.L., who enlisted about 3 years prior as a single man, No. 190 in 21st Battalion. He has returned from the front, believed with sister. Found. 5 pages, List 119.
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, Jane, died in bizarre circumstances at Newstead in 1914; file has newspaper and other reports, and includes photos of her bound hands. 30+ pages, List 113.
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, John, of Foster, arrested in 1903 for failure to pay maintenance on child of Miss E. KELLY. His father is a storekeeper there, and claims negotiating with Kelly re payment. 24 pages, List 117.
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, 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, Richard, deserted wife Annie at Fitzroy in 1914. A cook/waiter, 29 years. File covers 1914-1917, some repetition. 31 pages, List 112.
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, Thomas, went missing from Bowenvale in 1918; pensioner, 68 years. Daughter Tamar wrote twice re searching old mine shafts. 7 pages, List 120.
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, Walter Ashton and wife, travel in Gippsland in 1918. Police are suspicious and interview him. He states he was born in Tasmania, is a retired grazier in Hamilton district there, and a former Councillor. Tas police confirm claim. He wants to keep the information confidential. 8 pages, List 119.
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, William D., applied for a motorcycle licence in 1918, claiming to be 18 years, but was in fact aged 15. He wanted to visit his parents at Toora, where his father was Postmaster. No prosecution. 9 pages, List 118.
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.
JOSEPH, Aubrey Bazele, 18 years, sought by father Henry, Nowra NSW in 1915. He left there with a Mrs PRICE nee SIMMONDS, wife of a Petty Officer, Jervis Bay. Found. 8 pages, List 114.
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.
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. In 1910 he claimed there were lots of gambling dens run by Chinese and of immorality in parks. Chief Commissioner asked each city and suburban station to report on this claim, and each report is in this file, which is very large. 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.
KATZ, Frederick, of the Federated Clerks Union, Victorian Branch, thanks Chief Commissioner for the efforts to detectives to find the returned soldiers who assaulted him, 1916. List 116.
KAVANAGH, Moses Joseph, wrote from the State hospital, Lidcombe NSW in 1919, seeking relatives. His father Moses built the Oxford Arms hotel in Collingwood years ago, and arrived in the colony in the 1840s; his siblings were Fanny, who married – MURPHY, John and Daniel etc. Relatives found. 8 pages, List 111.
KEAM, Violet May nee WESTWOOD sought by husband Frederick, Broken Hill, in 1913. She left him and two infant children; 28 years, described. 8 pages, List 106.
KEANE, Michael, ex constable, charged with being drunk & disorderly and threatening to assault his wife Mary Jane at Hamilton in 1896. He was the Court cleaner and they lived onsite. Note on file states her brother was Alexander RADLY, recently released from Pentridge and ‘a criminal of the worst class’. They are ordered to leave the site. 27 pages, List 36.
KEARNEY, Robert Lovell, c60 years, sought by sister Mrs Fanny COPPIN, Drouin, in 1913. He was last heard of from W.A. Found. 7 pages, List 106.
KEAT, William Henry,. Georgina L. GLASSON of Wodonga issued warrant for desertion of illegitimate child. 16 pages, Lit 103.
KEATING, Andrew, killed by train at Dandenong in 1906, a journalist. His wife Louisa, Sandford Brisbane, asked to pay funeral and other expenses; details given. 39 pages, List 71.
KEATING, Mrs. Annie. Constable BAUDINETT charged with giving abortion drugs to her as she was pregnant to him. Case dismissed, 1900. He seeks re-instatement, resigned. Large file.
KEATING, Frederick, Tamworth NSW, wrote a 13 page letter about his experiences 1898-1914 in various rural areas of Vic and NSW and sent to Justice Minister in 1918, to be read in parliament. Instead given to Victorian police to investigate. He claimed to have been boycotted by businesses. 16 pages, List 119.
KEE, William Alexander, farmer, Frankston, reports the theft of a draught horse and cart in 1918. John R. REES suspected; he borrowed it and failed to return it. Rees posed as a returned soldier. Letter from Kee on file. 8 pages, List 118.
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, Arthur Edward, wanted in 1885 for committing bigamy after marrying Fanny COTTON in 1876 and Maud PERRY in 1884. Found in Gippsland. Large file. List 115.
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, Mrs Susan Mary, sought by W.H. HUNT, Myrtle Farm, Aramac, Central Qld in 1915. He sent money for her to leave Melbourne for Qld, but she has never arrived. Found. 6 pages, List 115.
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.
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 he made pro German remarks during 1st World War. 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.
KIDMAN, George, wrote from Wallal Station, Charleville Qld in 1914, seeking confidential report on an unnamed woman living at Wellersden, 127 Wellington Street Kew. He has been paying maintenance on a male child, after ‘a rash act’; asks whether she is respectable or not. Report sent to Qld police who state no such person there, strongly suspect the letter writer is Mr TATE; the woman was formerly a governess there. 6 pages, List 113.
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 & CO, Collins St Melbourne, report jewellery robbery in 1918. John William MADDEN alias Jack GORDON alias ‘Snowy’ PINCOTT, who had fought in Russia, suspected, along with Terry DEAN alias Charles WILLIAMSON alias John CLARKE. This is a large file, with a lot of duplication; it includes a photo of Madden. List 118.
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.
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.
KIRTON, A.J., Canterbury, complains in 1914 of inaction of local police when called to help with his nephew F. HARRISON who ‘was mad with drink and threatening his wife and family.’ 9 pages, List 112.
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.
KLEIN, Max, Sunnymount, North Qld., wrote in 1914 re L.C. FLOS, owner of BURMEISTER BROS., Melbourne, a distant relative. He had not heard from him since 1912. Found. 5 pages, List 112.
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. 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.
KNIGHT, Samuel, wood cutter, Camico near Scarsdale, wrote in 1915 re his brother William who came from Tasmania and left his illegitimate son 10 year old Raymond there, and has not returned to collect him. He has five children and can’t afford to continue to look after another child. 7 pages, List 117.
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.
KOOPS, George, returned soldier, attempted suicide at Moonee Ponds in 1918. Report on situation, and decision not to prosecute. 4 pages, List 120.
KRONING, Karl, Russian circus performer, arrived in 1918 to work for Wirth’s Circus; file re his reporting regularly to police who trace his movements. 10 pages, List 120.
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.
KUEHN, Charlotte, Richmond, wrote several letters in 1917/18. Her husband Edward was interned in 1917 and transferred to Liverpool NSW, she wants him returned. Her house in Collingwood was damaged by Leslie BRISTOW in 1917. 23 pages, List 118.
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.
LADD, Sarah Jane, sought by son John B, Sydney, in 1914; c74 years, last heard of in Carlton. Found. 7 pages, List 114.
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, Patrick, Tilanga near Lismore NSW, reported the theft of an opossum rug in 1918; believed former domestic servant Amy Mary BARRY was the offender. Traced, she denies and offers alternate explanation. Her father J, a bootmaker in Launceston is interviewed. 16 pages, List 119.
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.
LANGLEY, John, Carlton, wrote in 1918 asking permission to carry a firearm for his own safety. He was employed on the wharves and being abused by unionists. 2 pages, List 118.
LANGRIDGE, Nance, attempted suicide at Fitzroy in 1911; living with James CRILLY. 7 pages, List 99.
LANNEN, Thomas M. Sought by W. LYNCH of Newcastle NSW, a relative, in 1902. Found. 7 pages, List 16.
LANGSTON, James Henry, 24 years, sought by S.A. State Children’s Department; may be with mother Mrs OBEN. Found. 5 pages, List 85.
LARRIKINS. 1896 reports on Carlton and Fitzroy larrikins, including a list of court cases heard over a 6 month period. 30 pages, List 32.
LARTER, George, Richmond, charged with ill-treatment of ten year daughter Florence in 1903. His wife Margaret had left with son Harold because of his cruelty. Detailed report from the Vic. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children. Mrs. SCHEELE and Grace WAGGLEN are witnesses. 13 pages, List 65.
LAST, Joseph F., dental surgeon, Glebe Sydney, wrote in 1912 re wife Catherine, and 15 year old daughter Doris, believed in Melbourne under name REVENALL. Found, a friend, John MASON, asks police not to give her location to Last, as he is eccentric, and has been in an asylum. 6 pages, List 105.
LA TOUCHE, Ada, wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1895 re Gerald La Touche, a stranger in Melbourne, who wrote to her that he was ill. 4 pages, List 30.
LATROBE STREET RAGGED BOYS HOME & MISSION. One page yearly report of activities, including photos of unnamed boys, and two sheets of letterhead, one blank, the other with a letter from secretary W. Minton. President was Clement Davidson. 1898. 3 pages, List 2.
LAUDER, Charles, died in 1900 after being knocked down by a tram. He boarded with Arthur RAXWORTHY in Richmond, was c60 years and a remittance man who arrived c1898. It was believed his real name was ARDOCK. There are a number of letters from his nephew John (no surname) in Edinburgh on the file. List 46.
LAUNDER, George Octavius, deserted wife and family c1906. In 1913 he is traced interstate. 8 pages, List 106.
LAURENCE, Frederick Bryant. Charged with perjury at Castlemaine in 1897, over transfer of license of Commercial Hotel Guildford from Catherine FINLAY. 4 pages, List 3.
LAVELLE, Lily, 19 years, arrested on vagrancy charges in Melbourne in 1909; her father Patrick, Lindisfarne, Hobart Tasmania, is asked to take her back to Tasmania. 4 pages, List 87.
LAVENDER, Charles, Parramatta, wrote in 1912 re his wife Fanny who has disappeared. He believes she may be in Melbourne with her cousin John HANSLOW, 36 years, bootmaker, Clifton Hill. Police respond that it is not their business. 4 pages, List 102.
LAVEY, Thomas John, farmer, Budgerum near Quambatook, buried the stillborn child of his wife Ethel in a paddock in 1910; assisted by James Henry SKEWES of Lalbert. Did not seek approval of the Health Department, but decision made not to prosecute. 10 pages, List 98.
LAW, George. Murdered at South Melbourne in 1928. File has testimonies of: John Charles HICKEY, Eugene STACKPOOLE, Frederick George FURLONG, Victor James MITCHELL, Clifford WILLIAMS, Henry Harold MARSHALL, Jean ALMA, Daniel Emmett NOLAN, Thomas Leslie LEE, Annie Gladys MITCHELL. 40 pages. List 1.
LAW, Walter, 51 years, left wife Esther and Child in Elsternwick in 1896, and went to Cornelia Station, but then left there. Wife asks help to find him. Found interstate. 11 pages, List 35.
LAWRENCE, Mrs Ben, Nenarpurr near Apsley, in 1912 accused by Francis William WRIGNELL, fruit hawker, of stealing money from neighbor QUINTRELL’s house; he later seeks money from her husband to drop the case. Storekeeper A. CARRACHER of Frances, South Australia, alerts police to his actions. 22 pages, List 105.
LAWRENCE, E.B., wrote a long letter from Woomelang Hotel in 1917, alleging she is being followed and persecuted because she gave evidence in a South African case. Police establish that she is a travelling saleswoman, selling ladies corsets and is delusional. 15 pages, List 70.
LAWRENCE, E.B., wrote two letters in 1919, complaining of fraud and men in the attics of hotels she stayed in. Has been in South Africa; is delusional. 12 pages, List 111.
LAWRENCE, Joseph, Darlinghurst, Sydney, wrote in 1903 seeking details of his wife Cecilia and 5 year old son, believed to be in Hawthorn. Police find her but decline to give him any information. 5 pages, List 67.
LAWS, James, sought by wife F., Launceston Tasmania in 1907. He was a dentist, deserted her years ago, then in 1906 wrote to her. Found. 9 pages, List 83.
LAWSON, Mrs. Annie, Kalgoorlie, WA, wrote in 1902 re her mother Mrs. M. GRIMES Snr, who hasn’t answered her letters, last heard of at South Melbourne. Found. 6 pages, List 63.
LAWSON, Benjamin. Receives anonymous letter that his daughter Bessie Clara is pregnant to farmer DOBBIE at Lorquon in 1905. Local police find she has had an illegitimate child and persuade Dobbie to marry her; quite intimate details given. 6 pages, List 65.
LAWSON, Mabel Lucy, alias HALL, KEIPERT, 30 year. Removed child Gwendoline Ethel LAWSON, 5 year, from foster parent Allen G. PAYNE; warrant issued in Adelaide, 1913. 10 pages, List 109.
LAWSON, Thomas and William, 10 and 12 years old, arrived at the home of solicitor De Courcy IRELAND, Natte Yallock, in 1903, claiming they were from Ballarat and had lost their father in Melbourne; police establish they had escaped from the Reformatory School 7 pages, List 67.
LAWTON, Henry, sought by mother E.J., Adelaide, in 1915. His father is an invalid and she needs financial support. Found. 6 pages, List 80.
LAY, Mrs. Jane, Brighton, reports handbag containing over £200 stolen while she waited for arrival of son on troopship at South Melbourne in 1919. Police doubt story. 3 pages, List 31.
LAZARUS, Margaret, wrote from Darlinghurst Sydney in 1909 re her husband Michael, last heard of in Canada. Found, using name BRAHAM. 6 pages, List 70.
LAZBROOK, John Holden. Murdered by John O’BRIEN near Inglewood in 1871. O’Brien believed living in NSW under name HOWE in 1881; his sister married to person of that name. Victoria police investigate. Large file, List 2.
LAZZARINI, Giuseppe. Living at Chiltern in 1911 and suffering poor health. Italian Consul in Melbourne assists him, while unnamed sister in Italy sends ship’s ticket for his return there, but he refuses to go. 15 pages, List 120.
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, Alice, ‘ a Chinese girl’ sought by Mrs PON TACK, Kalgoorlie WA, in 1908. She was working in a hotel in Melbourne; her parents were in Eaglehawk. Found. 8 pages, List 121.
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.
LEE LIM, Chinese gardener and hawker, Benalla. Complained to Chinese Consul in 1915 about local troubles. Consul is anxious about his safety. 7 pages, List 115.
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.
LE GUIER, Albert, c18 years, sought by mother Sarah Louisa, Drouin, in 1915. Found. 5 pages, List 117.
LEHMANN, Alfred W.H., Footscray, in 1911 asks permission to carry a gun; is a non unionist, working at T. ROBINSON & Co and being threatened by unionists. 6 pages, List 97.
LEMON, William. Address sought by mother in Sydney in 1900, after she received a worrying letter form him; he is a boy. 12 pages, List 4.
LEMON, William John, pensioner, 70 years, died Kyneton in 1905. Letter from brother Joseph Sanfield Lemon on file; paid burial expenses. 6 pages, List 23.
LEM SING, Silas, Creswick. Complains of youths throwing stones at his house at night; report states he thinks they are after his European wife. 4 pages, List 22.
LENEUF, C., Melbourne, asks in 1919 for enquiries to be made for his wife Adelaide Mabel, believes she is misbehaving. He is a returned soldier. 3 pages, List 111.
LENEY, Joseph, sought by wife E., Newtown, Sydney, in 1911. She is ill and wants maintenance from him, but he refuses. 7 pages, List 97.
LENNON, Walter, Deepwater, Northern Line NSW, wrote in 1913, seeking information about his parents. He ran away from St Augustine’s orphanage Geelong when 15 yers old, now 20. Report states that his mother Sarah is dead; her brother James is interviewed, has been searching for him. 12 pages, List 105.
LENNOX, Francis William, wrote from Fitzroy in 1899, protesting that his application to join police department was rejected because of varicose veins. 1 page, List 43.
LENNY, Joseph, deserted wife Emma at Newtown Sydney in 1912; believed in Melbourne. Found. 6 pages, List 104.
LENO, Mrs E., Mundaring, Darling Ranges, WA, wrote in 1913, asking details of the death of her sister Mrs Bert MUNNS; these are provided. 11 pages, List 93.
LESSING, Ernst. German Consul in Melbourne writes re the family 1888-1904. Ernst is a native of Skogen, Prussia, came to Victoria in 1887. His father embezzled money and the Prussian government thinks he has sent it to his son. Ernst married Ester Jane WARE and went to Mentone to farm. Father Friedrich arrived in 1890s and died here. Family still in poor circumstances in 1904. List 1.
LESUEUR, -female. An anonymous letter in 1919 details a private detective’s report on her behaviour – occasional prostitute, believes has venereal disease. 2 pages, List 111.
LETHAN, David. Tenant at 50 Roden St., West Melbourne when fire broke out in 1898. Owner was Isaac WILLIAMS of Coburg. 2 pages, List 18.
LEVER, Mrs. George William, wrote from Windsor in 1894 to Sydney police regarding a newspaper report on two men who had died in the snow near Kiandra. Asks if one is her husband who left some months ago. Police report the story was false. She has a large family and is destitute. 12 pages, List 13.
LEVY, Sol., Sydney, wrote in 1909 re William CHAMBERS of Melbourne who deserted his wife and two children c1896; asks if he is still wanted as he has married another woman. He was a barber, c38 years. 4 pages, List 89.
LEVINSON, Hyman, alias Henry Lewis GORDON, died in Melbourne in 1897. Sydney police query whether he is the same person wanted for bigamy there – yes. His wife in Melbourne mentions hearing from a daughter Millie in Sydney, and wife Anna, an asylum inmate in NSW is also advised. 12 pages, List 41.
LEVY, Samuel. Wife writes from Redfern Sydney in 1894, he has gone to Melbourne, a distiller, and left her and two children destitute. Found. 12 pages, List 41.
LEVY, Samuel, brewer and distiller, deserted wife and children in Sydney. J. WATTS, Leichardt wrote in 1904 on her behalf, she is destitute. 8 pages, List 68.
LEVY, Solomon, sought by wife E.J., Perth W.A. He has left her destitute with 7 children, one a cripple, another an infant. 6 pages, List 81.
LEWIN, Agnes J., wrote from Casterton in 1892 re her husband Herbert Albert, who had deserted her some time ago, and was believed to be with Fitzgerald’s Circus some months ago. She is destitute. 2 pages, List 56.
LEWIS, Alfred, Wagga Wagga NSW, wrote in 1918 asking for a report on the character of Mr. BOARDMAN, hairdresser, St. Kilda, whose son married his daughter. She has now died leaving a baby, and there is a difference over which grandparents will raise the child. 3 pages, List 81.
LEWIS, Eva, reported missing by her mother Mrs. A.J. LEWIS of Geelong in 1896. Photo on file and letter from mother. 5 pages, List 39.
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.
LEWIS, Ruby, attempted suicide at Richmond in 1918. Married, 25 years, mother Maud TASSICKER. No prosecution. 3 pages, List 119.
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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.
LILLEY, Glen Robert, police constable, committed suicide after being assaulted in 1915. Letter from family regarding compensation claim. 12 pages, List 115.
LILLIS, J.J., ex Sergeant of Police, living in Carlton in 1918, wrote re behaviour of neighbours Amy BERNER and Nell WINCH. 8 pages, List 119.
LINCOLN, Harold Cuthbert, attempted suicide at Brunswick in 1914. He was 22 years, a sawyer. His wife Florence Adelaide was going to leave him; very detailed report about their home life. Ambrose CLELAND reported the event to police. 8 pages, List 110.
LINDALL, May, sought by brother in law George LANCASTER, Scarborough NSW in 1911. She was adopted by a part Maori woman, Mrs McKAY c1893. A very convoluted file. Not found. 18 pages, List 99.
LINDLEY, Reginald, sought by Miss Carrie BELTON, Queenston, Port Adelaide in 1896. An artist, he left there about 6 months ago and hasn’t been in touch. Not found. 10 pages, List 30.
LINDSAY, Mrs. E.J. of West Wyalong, NSW, wrote in 1898, asking police to find relatives of William QUINLAN, who died there after accident, aged c36yrs. His father Thomas was dead, and his mother Mary had remarried. His sister was Mrs. J.H. ALLEN of Mirboo. Found. 5 pages, List 3.
LINDSAY, James. Information sought by wife in Adelaide in 1919, hadn’t heard from him in 7 months, was employed by Sennitt’s Ice Works South Melbourne. Found. 8 pages, List 43.
LINDSAY, John Muir, Private 6347. Father George, Leichardt, Sydney, wrote in 1919, asking police to find him. He was shot in the head in France, arrived in Australia, but hasn’t returned home yet; worried. Found. 7 pages, List 111.
LINDSAY, Mabel, Fitzroy, wrote in 1906 re her husband Con, a journalist, last heard of in New Zealand. Police there report he is a drunkard. Reference made to previous enquiry, but not on file. 4 pages, List 69.
LINDT, J.W. Hermitage, Black Spur. Fears than the man who assaulted him and was gaoled for three months will return and set fire to his place or worse, 1899. List 1.
LINLEY, W., Newcastle, NSW, wrote in 1917 re son Ewart, discharged from military a few months ago and missing; had letters from Millie WEST in Collingwood. 5 pages, List 74.
LIPZKER, Samuel, left wife Jane and 3 children in North Melbourne and went to New Zealand c1897. She is now destitute. He is English, c40 years and was last heard of in Christchurch. Not found; children committed to Industrial Schools. 10 pages, List 42.
LISTER, John. Threatened Captain EVANS of Albany Road Toorak in 1896 and making a nuisance of himself. He had been gaoled in 1888 for inflicting grevious bodily harm and released in 1891; born 1843 England. 9 pages, List 32.
LITTER, Minnie R., Burnie Tasmania, wrote in 1906 seeking her brother D.R. Litter, a traveller. Found. 4 pages, List 120.
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 at Springvale. Her husband bought him and the child home and she cared for them. Lohff 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.
LONGDEN, Mrs Margaret, Albert Park, complains in 1915 that her mother, Mrs Mary CLARKE, is writing letters alleging she and her father are immoral; sisters are living interstate because of her claims. 6 pages, List 115.
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.
LOOKER, Alice, a passenger in a sidecar of a motor bike driven by Arthur POCKETT, hit and killed by a car in 1918. File contains letters from her parents and Arthur POCKETT etc. 14 pages, List 120.
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. 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.
LUCK, William George, died in Qld in 1914. Sister Mrs TURNER, South Melbourne, wrote seeking confirmation it was her brother, born Tasmania, 35 years. Confirmed. 4 pages, List 111.
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.
LUNN, Leonard, Port Adelaide SA, wrote in 1914 re wife Violet Clarice, 25 years, and children Marion and Roderick Dudley, who were supposed to have joined him from Melbourne. Letter from their landlady Mrs A. MILLER, Victoria Avenue Albert Park, on file. 8 pages, List 113.
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, Lilly, Redfern NSW, wrote in 1918 seeking ‘Snowy’ BAKER for maintenance of her child. His parents lived in Melbourne, he was believed to be on a farm. Not found. 6 pages, List 119.
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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