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McADOO, Caroline, alias BRUHN; report in 1865 that her children are living in ‘a house of ill-fame’ at Maryborough. 3 pages, List 53.
McALIECE, Mrs. Isabella, Waterloo State School W.A., wrote in 1916 querying why police there sought details of her private affairs; she and her husband Henry separated 20 years ago in Bendigo and she raised their son Ernest, who was killed at Gallipoli. Quite intimate details given. 13 pages, List 80.
McALLISTER, Neil, sought by brother Donald, Roseville, Sydney in 1909. He served in the British navy (detailed) then came to Ballarat after the Crimea War. Not found. 6 pages, List 90.
MACANSH, James Gilchrist. Qld police ask to be notified when he is returning there in 1906; 45 years, an alcoholic. Photo on file, 3 pages, List 70.
MACARTNEY, George David Dr., M.L.A. Died of overdose of chloral at Williamstown in 1878. File covers 1878-1884 re missing papers and possible suicide. 56 pages. List 1.
McAULIFFE, Mrs T., Nyngan, NSW, wrote in 1912 seeking grandmother Mrs Jessie BURFORD, is writing on behalf of her father Edward. Relatives found. 5 pages, List 101.
McBRIDE, Clara, Collingwood, wrote strange letter to Victoria police in 1919. Report states she is out on probation from a mental hospital and has written similar letters before. 4 pages, List 117.
McBRIDE, Mrs. P. alias Cora MERANGE, wrote a number of rambling letters to Victoria police and to Scotland Yard in 1917. List 72.
McCABB, Michael. Ballarat police report on his destitution and that of his two children, aged 2 years and 6 months, who are given to Mrs. BLUET to mind, 1872. 2 pages. List 1.
McCABE, Bernard, 14 years, and Reginald BICKHAM, 16 years, both of Elsternwick, stowed away on train taking soldiers from Melbourne to Sydney in 1916. Detected, they are returned to Melbourne and parents asked to pay costs. 10 pages, List 77.
McCAIG, Constable J. File regarding sorting out the paperwork etc., following his death in 1899. His wife is praised by Frankston residents Samuel SHERLOCK, veterinary surgeon and JP, Dr Sydney PLOWMAN and wife, Dr. John F. MALCOLMSON, chemist William RICHARDSON and Mark YOUNG, licensee of the Pier Hotel. McCaig was an alcoholic who treated her very badly and she left him. 44 pages, List 42.
McCALL, G.T., Richmond, seeks information in 1907 on Robert A. DICKIE, formerly of Durban South Africa, who is paying attention to his daughter. Durban police give a bad report. 3 pages, List 81.
McCALLUM, Leonard Charles, writes from Albert Park in 1895 reporting on his private detective work for Albert TIRRELL, manager of the Gooramada Estate, in attempting to identify sheep stealers. Jack and Hal SHAW, Paddy BURKE, Jack BURKE (no relation) and Jim LAIDLAW all suspected. 7 pages, List 26.
McCALMAN, John, wrote from Korong Vale in 1902, seeking employment in the Customs Dept., as a sly grog detective; is c40 years sober. 6 pages, List 25.
McCARTHY, Albert Francis Florence, suicided in Melbourne in 1915; uncle in Sydney wrote seeking details of the case. 7 pages, List 114.
McCARTHY, Catherine. Master in Lunacy requests details of her background in 1869. Admitted Collingwood Asylum 1866, brother Timothy and sister Mrs Wm WILLIAMSON went to New Zealand, other brother Florence not found. 6 pages, List 4.
McCARTHY, Daniel Thomas and wife Minnie Selina sought by solicitors in Melbourne, on behalf of a friend in Ireland. Not found. 10 pages, List 38
McCARTHY, James, Hyde Park, Sydney, wrote in 1902 re Joseph and Bartholomew McCarthy, late of Dublin, chemists, have been left money. Found. 3 pages, List 63.
McCARTHY, Johanna, murdered at Canadian near Ballarat in 1896. File re treatment of Mrs. Ann TRAIT after trial. 14 pages, List 35.
McCARTHY, May, found dead in house in Bilking Square Melbourne, occupied by Elizabeth GILBERT, in 1900. Names mentioned include Charles GROOVES, Maud HOWARD and Jane HOSKINGS. Her wedding ring given to Gilbert to pay burial expenses. 10 pages, List 49.
McCARTHY, Peter, formerly employed as caretaker at the Rialto, sought by R.K. McCAUGHAN of Melbourne in 1904 on behalf of friends, concerned over his welfare. He was c56 years, believed to be tramping his swag in NSW; wife in poor circumstances. Found. 28 pages, List 56.
McCARTY, Ruby Vida, attempted suicide at St Kilda in 1917; her father was David and she was c30 years old. List 70.
McCAULEY, Herbert Charles, No. 6967, 24th Battalion, discharged in 1917, addicted to drink. Wife Alice wrote 2 letters from Newtown Sydney in 1918, he was missing in Melbourne. Their daughters were Bertha, 19 and Lallie, 12 years. Found. 15 pages, List 119.
McCLARE, Kathleen, 27 years, indecently assaulted when coming from Blackburn railway station to her home in 1899. Offender identified as Robert McNaughton, 26 years, but Box Hill Bench dismissed case. Police claim a miscarriage of justice. 23 pages, List 76.
McCLEAN, J.F., Sydney, wrote in 1911 re his wife R.V., was licensee Royal Hotel Fitzroy; his letters have been returned. She was previously married to – SPLATT. Incomplete file. 2 pages, List 95.
McCLEARY, Mrs M., Princes Hill. Wrote in 1913 re her husband, who was employed at Currie, King Island. He hadn’t sent any money for 3 years; she intends to take out a warrant, is destitute. Letter is written by a child because her eyesight is so poor. 6 pages, List 109.
McCLELLAND, James, 39 years, deserted wife Ethel Emily in Collingwood in 1914; went to Western Australia. Found there living with another woman. 8 pages, List 116.
McCLINTOCK, Mrs. Walter, St. Kilda. In 1885 applied for financial assistance; report on circumstances, had 4 children. 2 pages, List 57.
McCLOY, William James, deserted children Ethel May, Gladys Irene and Dorothy Jean at Eaglehawk prior to 1903, leaving his brother in law James CLOUGH to look after them. He was born Bendigo, 39 years, went to Western Australia. Found, he sent his second wife Elizabeth HARTLEY to Victoria to collect the children. 13 pages, List 66.
McCOOEY, Kate, died Melbourne 1897. Attempt to find relatives in NSW. Sister Dorcas McCOOEY paid for burial, and property sent to her. Two letters from cousin Sarah (Mrs. James) HUGHES of Penrith on file. 17 pages, List 20.
McCOLL, Ewen. James McColl, MLA wrote in 1899 re this man, believed to be in Western Australia, who had a brother Ronald. 14 pages.
McCONAGHY, Alexander, Albert Park. In 1909 asks police assistance; T.J. HAYES of Co Antrim Ireland would like to make contact with his mother, Miss Marion Hayes, late State school teacher at South Melbourne, through him, but she refuses to see McConaghy. She is interviewed and says she doesn’t want contact. 5 pages, List 91.
McCONNELL, Bertram, Bacchus Marsh, 12 years old, son of Isabella. Her brother, W.A., a nurseryman would like to adopt him. 5 pages, List 68.
McCONNELL, Bertie. Sought by his mother Isabella in Sydney in 1904; he was 13 years old. Her brother was William A. McCONNELL. Found interstate, 8 pages, List 9.
McCOY, Mrs. M.E., Essendon, sought information about her husband William Vincent, who went to Qld and hasn’t sent money for her and their four children. He took up land at Bogundah near Hughenden. Series of letters from both, from him at Lammermour, Alice Creek, covering 1902 – 1904, her admission to an asylum and care of the children; a very detailed file. 47 pages, List 68.
McCOY, R.L.G., Commercial Bank, Melton, complained in 1906 that his name had been used inappropriately in rape investigation of Elizabeth Jane MORELAND by George SETTERS. 7 pages, List 82.
McCOY, William Vincent. Arrested at Kyabram for wife desertion, 1907. 4 pages, List 15.
MacCRAE, Donald. Information sought by wife Emily in Sydney in 1902, believed in Melbourne. Found, claimed to have been robbed but she doubts this as he’s claimed this elsewhere. 7 pages, List 62.
McCRAE, J.C. of Fifield via Trundle NSW, wrote in 1938 re his boys Les and Vincent who had been staying with their aunt Mrs. PENFOLD at Richmond, Victoria, and who had ill treated them. 5 pages, List 2.
MacCREADY, John Knox. Warrant issued for arrest, by Insolvency Court judge in Melbourne in 1895, believed to be fleeing colony. Native of Belfast Ireland, c35 years, manufacturer. 12 pages, List 28.
McCREEDIE, Frances, 19 year old daughter of Donald, died at Lindenow in 1904. An Aboriginal family, they were too poor to pay for the burial, so it was done by government. 8 pages, List 56.
McCULLAGH, Richard St Leger Barton. Father John wrote in 1877; he was 19 yrs of age and supposed to be working in the country, but was worried as he hadn’t heard for some months. 7 pages, List 5.
McCURDY, James, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force. 11 pages, List 55.
McDERMOTT, F.W., Glenelg, S.A., wrote in 1911 re his son Wilfred, 17 years, who left home, is working in Bendigo; wants him returned. Son refuses. 4 pages, List 99.
McDERMOTT, Mrs Mary, widow, Coolgardie WA, wrote in 1907 re Frank ALLEN or STUBBERFIELD who had proposed to her; wanted to know whether he was married, his parents lived in Footscray. His wife found, living with – THOMPSON, having been deserted by Frank. 8 pages, List 84.
McDEVITT, William, escaped from Kew Asylum in 1914 and later found drowned. Letter from his wife Eliza, Poowong, on file. 6 pages, List 114.
MacDONALD, A.G., Melton South Australia, wrote in 1913 re newspaper report of robbery of old man Ewen CAMERON. He has been asked by relative Mrs DOWNIE, Glencoe Scotland, to find her brother who was from Achintore Fort William. Cameron interviewed at Nhill and confirms he came from there. 6 pages, List 107.
McDONALD, Donald, found dead at Newham in 1898. Buried at government expense, effects sold. 3 pages, List 20.
McDONALD, Elizabeth or Lila, bought out from Ireland by uncle Francis PENDER and wife Margaret, to join her sisters Bridget and Rose in 1930. Their father was in W.A. He arranged employment for her with Dr and Mrs MONDON of Albert Park. She tells various stories to people and is sent to Abbotsford Convent after her allegations against her uncle prove to be false. 21 pages, List 96.
MacDONALD, Francis C., recently arrived from Aberdeen, 7 years a constable clerk in the police force there, seeks similar position in 1901. Reply c/- George SIMPSON, Richmond. 2 pages, List 51.
McDONALD, Mrs Henry, wrote from Petone NZ in 1905 re a newspaper report of a man found dead in the bush at Beaumaris, originally identified by John RUXTON as John McDONALD, , but he was subsequently found alive. Her husband is in Australia somewhere, she has not heard from him for about 12 years, and wonders if this is him. He had a brother John. 11 pages, List 11.
McDONALD, Horace, illegitimate child of Lilian, who died in a Melbourne hospital in December 1895. Fitzroy police arrange for the child to be cared for by Mrs. TUTTON while authorities work out what to do with him. Dispute between Curator of Deceased Estates and police department over who will pay the expenses; curator declines. 11 pages, List 32.
McDONALD, Kenneth, 29 years, Scotch, charged with sheep stealing in 1878. Escaped from Hamilton gaol and disappeared. In 1895 police received information that he had been helped by the brother of Constable George WILLIAMSON who subsequently married a sister of Constable BUNWORTH. File covers original incident in 1878, including upgrade of gaol, and 1895 investigation; very large, over 100 pages, some difficult to read. List 25.
McDONOUGH, Edward. Thirteen years old, escapes from St. Augustine’s orphanage at Geelong in 1894, and escapes twice from police custody. 18 pages. List 1.
McDOUGALL, Alexander, 26 years, bootmaker, Carlton, living apart from wife Ellen and two children, attempted suicide in 1912. Detailed report on family situation. 8 pages, List 104.
McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver, sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1912; his people live in Eaglehawk. 9 pages, List 104.
McDOWELL, Thomas Henry, engine driver in mines, c40 years, born Eaglehawk. Information sought by wife J., Boulder City WA in 1915. Not found. Small photo on file, 10 pages, List 80.
McEWAN, George, deserted wife Lena, Surry Hills Sydney prior to 1915. In that year she wrote seeking him; he was an engraver, and at one time a prize fighter. His brother William was killed recently. Not found. 12 pages, List 114.
McEWAN, John, C/- Colonial Sugar, Fremantle, wrote in 1902 re his father Charles, c65 years, a fossiker, who was supposed to join him there, but hasn’t arrived. His brother is in Kew Asylum. 24 pages, List 61.
McFARLANE, Diana. Had three illegitimate children in 1900, a boy 10 years, a girl 5 years and a 2 month old girl. The father of the first two lived in NSW and the father of the third had reneged on a promise to marry her and disappeared. She is working as a domestic for Mrs FARRALL, and wants child admitted to the Industrial Schools. 9 pages, List 44.
McFARLANE, James Husband, in 1911 sought by Miss A.N. WOOLNOUGH, NSW, whom he has defrauded over 5 years; very detailed description of the fraud. His brother William Douglas McFarlane and brother in law John Alexander DRAKE live in Tasmania. Not found. 20 pages, List 95.
McGAIN, Edward, Carlton, 1898, applied for police force, 3 pages, List 20.
McGANTY, Sarah, 47 years, wife of John, St. Kilda, died suddenly in 1900, found by son John. 2 pages, List 50.
McGILLIVRAY, Charles Dorrington, wrote from Bendigo in 1896 re joining Vic. police. 3 pages, List 29.
McGLENCHY, Mrs. A.E., Yalgoo, W.A., wrote in 1915, asking police to find her son W.A. JENKINS and deliver a letter. His movements were traced and he was located. 7 pages, List 80.
McGLONE, Mrs Eliza, Mitcham, rents house for police use; in 1912 sought an increase in rent. 7 pages, List 101.
McGOUGH, Mrs Kathleen, North Melbourne, attempted suicide in 1910; husband is Francis, mother is Bridget KENNEDY. 9 pages, List 97.
McGOUGH, Mrs Mary, Melrose, Washington USA wrote in 1906 re her brother William BATEMAN who left Limerick Ireland c30 years ago; she is his only sister. Various Bateman people contacted, but not found. 10 pages, List 55.
McGOUGH, Peter. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children report on family in 1898. Living in Kensington, the 5 children are neglected, the father is a drunkard. 18 pages, List 18.
McGOWAN, Charles, 12 years old, charged with discharging a firearm in 1903, and disappeared. His mother was in Sydney, and Robert E. VICK wrote on her behalf. Charles had been staying with an uncle Samuel BULLOCK. Not found. 8 pages, List 66.
McGRAGH, Matilda and Thomas, sought by daughter Florence Catherine in Boulder City WA in 1902; last heard from 7 years ago. Found. 8 pages, List 62.
McGREGOR, Arthur James, 14 years, stole money and ran away from his home at Ascot, Brisbane in 1918; arrested in Melbourne as a neglected child under name Harold WALLACE. Father William J. McGregor requested that he be placed in a boy’s home. 12 pages, List 118.
McGREGOR, John Donald, hawker, c48 years, pawned a piano belong to Alice BOSTON of South Yarra in 1904; photo of him on file. 7 pages, List 10.
McGREGOR, H., c/- Stock Exchange Melbourne, wrote in 1914 asking if a nearly 17 year old, earning a wage, could leave home without his parents consent. 3 pages, List 113.
McGRODER, Louie, 18 year old barmaid, attempted suicide in 1912 after affair with married man named HIBBERT, who had deserted his wife. John GARNER, grocer, South Melbourne, was the brother of Hibbert’s wife. Police decide against prosecution, mother taking her interstate. 7 pages, List 32.
McGUFFIE, Annie, died in the Melbourne Hospital of blood poisoning after miscarriage in 1899. Brother in law Albert Arthur Victor RYAN, artist and hairdresser, Clifton Hill, wrote to the department alleging death was result of abortion. The following married women were interviewed and notes made: Harriet McMASTER, Bella SMITH, Nellie WIGCRAFT, Mary HEWSON, Eva REID, Jessey BEAVER. 19 pages, List 43.
McGUIGAN, Henry & Co, wine and spirit merchants, Melbourne, report on alleged robbery, 1891. 15 pages, List 55.
McGUINESS, Esther, 75 years, Aboriginal, report of her death and burial Goyura, 1918. 2 pages, List 73.
McGUINNESS, Mary, wrote from Lower Lewis Ponds via Orange NSW in 1898, re her husband David who left her 13 years ago. She is now ‘an old woman’ and unable to work, seeks help in finding him. Not found. 6 pages, List 21.
McGUIRE, Edwin Charles, married Eliza SPENCE at Alexandra in 1891, then Annie Jane CLARK in 1907, under name of Michael Edwin O’BRIEN. In 1911 Annie informs NSW police of his real name and investigation shows he deserted his first wife and 3 children. Copies of both marriage certificates on file. No prosecution. 11 pages, List 98.
McGUIRE, William, draper, Brunswick, deserted wife and infant children in 1895, believed gone to Wellington New Zealand, 48-50 years old, fond of drink. Letter from adult son Frederick MAGUIRE in Wellington, stating father is ill, has to have daily morphine injections, cannot work, and he is supporting him. Presumes the children are to Agnes ROY “she was very foolish to have anything to do with him.” 9 pages, List 25.
McINERNEY, M., Swan Hill, wrote in 1911 re the difficulty of getting money from solicitor D. O’HALLORAN, Bendigo, after he won court case. 3 pages, List 101.
McINNES, Mrs. J., writes from Newcastle NSW in 1906 re her husband C., who owes maintenance, believes he is in Warrnambool. Found, is a drunkard. 7 pages, List 26.
MacINTOSH, David, 49 years, Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, sought by wife Lena in 1897. He was last heard of prospecting at Mount Margaret Western Australia, in 1896. She writes two letters from Port Melbourne; has 8 children to support, and has heard he has died. 18 pages, List 40.
MacINTOSH, John, wanted for failure to pay maintenance on his illegitimate child by Miss ROGERS; her solicitor writes in 1899. 4 pages, List 8.
McINTOSH, John, deserted wife Matilda and family in South Melbourne in 1911; 27 years, found interstate. 14 pages, List 99.
McINTOSH, William Y., baker and confectioner, Portarlington, wrote in 1900 re Sunday trading by hotels there. File includes details of his application to become a JP. 13 pages, List 46.
McKAY, William. Report in 1903 on his failure to support wife Janette and her illegitimate child David Leith AITKEN, whom he treats badly. He is a wood hawker, has 2 children, Claude and David, Wards of the State and looked after by his sister Mrs. WILSON. He has also had a child by Janette’s sister Elizabeth Aitken. Incomplete file, 3 pages, List 25.
McKECHNIE, James. Wife in Sydney wrote in 1905, he had deserted her. He was a tobacconist in Fitzroy, aunt BOWDEN. 10 pages, List 9.
McKENNA, William. Born Prahran, March 1907, mother Clara. Adopted by Mrs. Gertrude ROSE of Paddington NSW, who has had several miscarriages, and a husband (Thomas) anxious to have a child. She plans to fool him into believing the child was her own. 6 pages, List 3.
MacKENZIE, Alexander, sought by wife in Glebe Sydney NSW in 1914; he had written a delusional letter from Melbourne. Their daughter was Isabel. Not found. 6 pages, List 113.
McKENZIE, Alexander George, died suddenly at Williamstown, 1900; 74 years ‘pensioner of the home government’. 2 pages, List 48.
McKENZIE, Arthur of Burnabunnia near Barnawartha. Complains in 1901 of neighbours BUSSE. 10 pages, List 4.
McKENZIE CREEK SCHOOL. No. 2396. Investigation into its destruction by fire, 1896. 8 pages, List 3.
McKENZIE, Dan, ‘Mary Vale’ Beech Mont, Qld., wrote in 1912 re son Alexander, who left there in 1911 and was last heard of in Melbourne; may use name of GREEN. Not found. 6 pages, List 103.
McKENZIE, Hannah Lily of Richmond. Claimed in 1898 that solicitor Thomas NAPIER of Geelong has forged documents re her mother Margaret ROBERTS’s estate. 11 pages, List 21.
McKENZIE, Simon, sought by wife Wilhelmina, Paddington NSW. Formerly had a store at Warragul; she was forced to get away because of his behaviour. His sister is Mrs WISHART of Allendale and brother is Murdoch. Found. 5 pages, List 90.
McKEW, Mary Ann nee STORER. Quite a complicated file regarding her being forced by a violent husband to register the birth of a child, Annie, as her own, when it was bought to her in 1908,and attempts in 1910 to establish the true parentage. She subsequently left him and he suicided. Her elder child Isabella is in State care. 22 pages, List 91.
MACKEY, Mary Agnes Rita, Richmond, Ward of the State, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1930; claims Francis JACOBS of Richmond is the father, but this is disproved. 7 pages, List 96.
McKIE, Alfred, 14 years old in 1901, stole money from his mother Annie in Gawler, South Australia, and took off for Melbourne. Arrested there as a neglected child, gave name of Cyril RALPH. 19 pages, List 49.
MacKIE, Elizabeth, wrote to the police department in 1874; a prostitute in Julie Terrace Melbourne. List 116.
MACKIE, William, c27 years, coal miner, sought by Edward KELLY, of Newcastle NSW; believed to be at Outtrim. He left there with his wife and two children, John and Agnes; not clear whose wife is meant. Not found. 7 pages, List 52.
McKINDRY/McKENDRY, Alexander, drowned while fishing at Flatbottom Rocks. Volunteers and police retrieve body, cart it to Krambruk where it is buried at government expense. Father John arrives from Prahran to identify body, but declines to pay burial costs, says can’t afford it. Local police think he can and make adverse comments. 13 pages, List 21.
MacKINNON, Effie, Mosman, Sydney, wrote in 1911 re brother John Hector MacKinnon, c45 years, born Prince Edward Island, one of 8 siblings. Father Donald died when he was young, mother Christy. John left home c1883, last heard of at Braybrook in 1886. Uncle Donald MacDONALD is at Cowley’s Creek. Not found. 16 pages, List 98.
McKINNON, Lachlan, wrote from Green Cape via Eden NSW in 1897 re uncle Finley MACKINNON, who previously worked for an MLA. Not found. 19 pages, List 20.
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McLAREN, Rev. John, wife Mary and daughter Jean. Complicated story, involving parents who lived apart and put daughter into custody of Miss M. STEWART, manager of Scots Church Neglected Aid Society in 1906. Jean absconded from her placement at Frankston; parents try a reconciliation. 23 pages, List 3.
McLAUGHLAN, William, 16 years, serving on HMS Challenger as ship’s boy in 1908. Captain Herbert C. COSTA asks financial position of his family, which is provided. He is one of 7 children – Jane, Christopher, Priscilla, Cecil, Florence and Lily, of South Melbourne. 5 pages, List 85.
McLAUGHLIN, John, Lal Lal, for admission into police force, 24 years, 1 page, List 20.
McLEAN, John, 40 years, trimmer on board the USS Waikare deserted wife Alice at Balmain. In 1900 He was formerly in the Sydney Water Police. Alice suspects he may be with Mrs. May WARREN, who sold her wine shop and went to Melbourne recently. Found, he claims to have written to his wife to join him. Two letters from Alice on file. 15 pages, List 44.
McLEAN, John E., wrote from Coogee NSW in 1920 re Charles L. BROWN, who had defrauded him of £1,000 by posing as a manufacturer and importer of Little Collins St. Melbourne. Claims others have also lost money to Brown, who is an American. 12 pages, List 24.
McLENNAN, Charles, Scotch, 66 years, baker, left Melbourne in 1899 to work for a Mrs. CHESSELL in Finley NSW. A. McPHAIL, wrote from Prahran on behalf of his daughter Mrs. McPhail, who was concerned about his absence and lack of contact. His movements are traced through north east Victoria, but not located. Photo of him with family on file, has been broken in half. 20 pages, List 43.
McLEOD, Annie Elizabeth, born Gooram via Euroa in 1900, gave birth to illegitimate child in 1916; father John KELLY has enlisted. 5 pages, List 78.
McLEOD, Donald, bookie at Flemington, bashed by crowd in 1906 after failing to pay winning bets. Large file, List 26. M. McLeod, Barry Dock near Cardiff, writes after seeing newspaper report, asking if it is his brother who is a good athlete, native of Stornaway Scotland, 30 years, gives physical details, hasn’t heard from him since 1887. Police reply it is a different person, suggest he try the U.S. for brother, under name of Donald STEWART. 6 pages, List 26.
McLEOD, H. Disappeared from Melbourne beach in 1905; wife believes he has run off to escape creditors and to be with Bella ROWE in Corowa NSW. Rowe traced to Melbourne, is not with him, hardly knew him. Details of what happened to children given; wife goes to sister Mrs. JOBSON in Goulburn. 20 pages, List 23.
McLEOD, Kenneth Meadowbank, 20 years, deserted his ship in Adelaide in 1913. Father James, Mildura, wrote to police. 13 pages, List 106. Another file, father offers reward for his arrest. 8 pages, List 106.
McLEOD, Thomas Anderson, deserted wife Ruth; sent her from the Philippines to Victoria for her health in 1913, but failed to send maintenance. His brother was George, a prominent footballer, and his sister Mrs John Kerr SMITH. Not found. 7 pages, List 93.
McLEOD, William, 72 years, Yarraville, applied in 1914 to have some of his grandchildren taken into care. Their father John Daniel, slaughterman, has deserted, their mother is dead. The three eldest were earning their keep, but he can’t keep the other two. 8 pages, List 112.
McLOCKLAN, Catherine. Later Mrs Leonard BISHOFF. File compensation to be paid her for loss of bullocks at Bairnsdale in 1866; includes two letters from her. 31 pages, List 6.
McMAHON, John, ‘a coloured man’, c56 years. Information sought by wife L.E. McMahon, Erskineville NSW in 1913; he was last heard of in gaol in Melbourne in 1889. Not found. 44 pages, List 106.
McMAHON, Mrs P., Massey P.O. via Donald, wrote in 1912 re the death of her only brother Cornelius KENNA. 4 pages, List 104.
McMAHON, Thomas, wrote from Goyura in 1900, querying his rejection from entering the police force. 2 pages, List 44.
McMANN, Ellen, Petersham NSW, wrote in 1912 re report of a man injured in a railway accident; is it her son, 18 years, so ran away 6 months ago. Response states not her son. 4 pages, List 104.
McMILLAN, – Mrs, West Wyalong NSW, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; taken into care. Son Norman, Kurri Kurri and daughter Mrs W. INNIS informed. 6 pages, List 103.
McMILLAN, Donald and William, Broughton near Kaniva, report theft of several thousand sheep in 1917. Police trackers called in and track them to near Pine Plains Station, owner – POULTON, but are recalled. A very large and detailed file. List 72.
McMILLAN, E., wrote from Harbour St. Sydney in 1897. Has seen a report of the accidental death of a 16 year old child of that name at Yarraville, asks if it is her only child who ran off with unnamed friend two weeks ago. Police confirm it is not her son. Small sample of his clothing on file. 7 pages, List 40.
McMILLAN, James Silas. Died in railway carriage at Spencer St., in 1898, returning from Echuca Consumptive Sanitorium. Lived in Hawthorn. 17 pages, List 18.
McMURTRIE, Thomas, found ill at Rochester in 1914, taken to Echuca hospital; is a US pensioner, c60 yeasrs, promises to pay police costs but doesn’t. 4 pages, List 114.
McNAIR, Robert, deserted wife E.A. at Willoughby c1908. In 1912 she asks police to confirm he is at Warragul, intends to get a divorce. 5 pages, List 104.
McNAMARA, Albert Edward, convicted of murder and arson at Carlton in 1902. Report of costs involved in case and letter from Cooper PANTON, Hull England; his wife is a cousin of offender. 12 pages, List 61.
McNAMARA, James. Applied for position of blacksmith and farrier to the police department in 1864; he had been in business in Bendigo for ten years. 4 pages, List 4.
McNAMEE, Laurence, deserted wife M., at Darlinghurst Sydney in 1905. He had worked on the railways, was 12 years. Not found. 8 pages, List 65.
McNAUGHT, Thomas, c50 years, attempted suicide in 1912 after losing his job with the Board of Works through illness and being ordered to leave by his landlady. No prosecution.5 pages, List 104.
McNAUGHTON, John. Wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1904. His late father John was living in Carlton, a bootmaker, when he went security for a man on a criminal charge c1860, and forfeited his farm. He believes the family might be able to recover a portion of the value. Two letters. 8 pages, List 10.
McNAUGHTON, Reginald Darcy, otherwise Bob BRYER, deserted wife Alma Annie at Yarraville. He was a returned soldier, 24 years; her mother C.M. PRESTON writes 2 letters. File covers 1917-1919. 16 pages, some duplication, List 70.
McNEIL, Mrs. Catherine, wife of James, died suddenly at Chilwell in 1902. Report on. 4 pages, List 21.
McQUEEN, John A., Chinkapook, wrote in 1914 asking police to trace S. SMITH, E. HAMMANS and F.R. BIRD who were employed cutting timber for R. McKAY and have suddenly left owing money to tradesmen there. Smith was to become station master at Port Augusta. 3 pages, List 114.
McQUADE, John, applied for admission to benevolent asylum in 1902; comment on his circumstances. 6 pages, List 62.
McRAE, Mrs. J.E., Balldale, NSW, wrote in 1917 re her grandchildren Vera and Roy WOOLLEY, born 1912. Their mother is living with James WALTERS at Yarragon; she hasn’t seen the children since they were born. Parents found. 4 pages, List 75.
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MADDEN, George Eric John, wrote from Rookwood Asylum in 1912, asking police to find his brother Arthur Joseph, 21 years. Not found. 6 pages, List 102.
MADDEN, James Joseph, wanted for embezzlement in 1906; 34 years, insurance agent. Photo and newspaper cutting on file. 8 pages, List 50.
MADIGAN, Mrs. Anonymous letter in 1918 claiming her confectionery and refreshment shop at 36 Glenferrie Rd. Malvern was used for gambling purposes. She was a widow; her married daughter Mrs. SAVAGE and two children lived with her, her husband was at the war. Police report there was no sign of gambling, but ‘the lads frequent the place for something else besides supper’. Madigan subsequently sells to William SYMONDS. 6 pages, List 3.
MAGGS, Elizabeth Emily, wrote from Breadalbane Railway Station Tasmania in 1898 re husband William Brooks Maggs, who deserted her 11 years ago; they have 2 children. Photo on file. Not found. 10 pages, List 22.
MAGILL, Miss H. ‘Westella’ Canterbury Rd., St. Kilda, knocked over by cyclist Mark KEMPTON in Melbourne in 1898; file on case. 8 pages, List 7.
MAGILTON, Agnes Mabel, daughter of Catherine and Joseph, Port Campbell, gave birth to illegitimate child which died in 1909. Report on circumstances etc. 21 pages, List 87.
MAHER, James, ex Constable No. 2583, wrote from Parramatta Asylum in 1912, seeking financial assistance. A very detailed 4 page letter gives his employment history; his parents were Cornelius and Catherine who lived in Geelong. Letter of support from MP attached. 6 pages, List 101.
MAHER, Richard. Information sought by wife Julia, Emerald Hill, in 1879. He left her 8 years ago, was arrested as a lunatic in 1878. 7 pages, List 76.
MAHONEY, John alias O’REILLY, c28 years, plumber, left Sherwood Brisbane in 1909. Sought by Eveline Violet CORNEY in 1910; she has a maintenance order on him. 12 pages, List 93.
MAHONY, Catherine, born 1895, daughter of Jeremiah and Johanna, living at Corooke near Colac in 1910; sent to Melbourne to give birth, aged under 16 years. Thomas FINNEGAN, 20 years and John RICHARDS, 18 years, suspected of carnal knowledge; Finnegan’s father pays maintenance. 9 pages, List 24.
MAHONY, Martin Francis. Charged with carnal knowledge on Irene Daisy KILEY at Shepparton in 1914. Incomplete file. 12 pages, List 3.
MAIN, Mrs. A., married in 1902 to G., wrote in 1903 that he has not supported her and is living in Melbourne under an assume name; she is in service at Toorak with Mrs. MILLARD. 5 pages, List 66.
MAIN, Grace. Anonymous letter to Chief Commissioner of Police in 1913, from ‘old friend’ claims that Grace has syphilis, is working as a domestic in hotels, and infecting commercial travelers in country hotels; asks if police can do anything. Discreet enquiries find her at the City Family Hotel in Bendigo, using name McDENT, appears respectable, and no action taken. 6 pages, List 108.
MAIR, G.A., Carlton, wrote in 1882 re Emanuel TURNER of Yarrowee near Ballarat, who left his 14 year old son in his care two years previously, and hasn’t paid any maintenance for nearly a year. Found. 6 pages, List 57.
MAIS, Harold Clement alias ANDREWS. Failed to pay maintenance to M.T. DRAPER at Rushworth in 1918; brought back from Qld to face court, and promised to marry her, but ran away again. He was an engineer. 16 pages, List 3.
MAJOR, A.W., left his home at Pannoobannowon near Rochester in 1916. Wife wrote asking police to find him, has had a stroke. 6 pages, List 77.
MAKENROTT, Frank, charged at Bundaberg Qld with false pretences on Edgar Spencer HALE in 1918. Arrested in Melbourne, he skipped bail; letter from him on file, which is quite large. List 75.
MALAM, Ed. Writes from Menzies Western Australia in 1897, asking police to confirm background of his wife Alvena Elizabeth Annie (Addie) BURFORD, is divorcing her. Claims her mother had children by four different men, sister on the streets etc. List 1.
MALCOMSON, Isabella, Brunswick, wrote in 1910 re her husband Samuel; believes he has married Jane FULTON and she has a child by him. Report gives child’s name as Margaret Ellen Fulton. 6 pages, List 96.
MALLETT, William, living at Longford Gippsland in 1900, and in destitute circumstances and probably senile. File covers attempts to get him into a benevolent asylum for his own protection. 13 pages, List 44.
MALLINSON, Louis Alexander. W.P. JARVIE, accountant, Melbourne, enquiries as to his background in 1915, he’s a friend of a Bendigo family whose daughter Mallinson had become engaged to. Report states previously charged with embezzlement, has a wife and family in England, parents at Aldergate. 8 pages, List 82.
MALLON, James. Writes from Perth in 1899; has been accepted for Perth police. Asks CCP for confirmation that he was acquitted of rape charge in Victoria, when he was in the police force here, which is true. Father John writes in support; both ask that his illness not be mentioned. 4 pages, List 17.
MALM, Mrs E., Pyrmont, NSW, wrote in 1913 re the two children she was forced to leave in orphanages in Melbourne 9 years prior; Augustus Joseph and May Eveline. Daughter found, but extensive search fails to find son. 14 pages, List 94.
MALMBERG/MELMBERG, Walter Edward, returned soldier, died of influenza in Griffith hospital IN 1919; file contains details of return of property to mother in Melbourne, his military discharge etc. 29 pages, List 69.
MALMSBURY GOLD SLUICING CO. Directors ask investigation in 1908; suspect employees are stealing gold. List of employees given and their positions, and a result of the investigation. 14 pages, List 85.
MALONE, Edward James, committed to the Department of Neglected Children in 1910 and boarded out to mother Mrs C.Z. Malone at Jamieson. 2 pages, List 94.
MALONE, Garret, sought by mother Elizabeth in 1905; was last heard of in the railways in Melbourne. Found. 6 pages, list 69.
MALONEY, Annie, Natimuk, wrote in 1915 r the failure of Henry Frederick KOOPS of Fremantle WA to continue maintenance on child Ivy, now 10 years. He was married, a bootmaker, c65 years old. Found. 8 pages, List 80.
MALOUF, Nicholas, found hawking without a licence and exhausted at Mentone in 1896. Local police report he is a Syrian and only 12 years old and are concerned about his family circumstances. He claims his uncle sent him hawking, but Achan Malouf of Lonsdale St says he is a distant relative only, and that the boy is really 15. 4 pages, List 35.
MALOY, Joseph, charged with incest on youngest daughter Mary Monica in 1912. He is a widower, 54 years, she is pregnant to him. Family lived at Lavington and Albury NSW. 5 pages, List 32.
MANCEY, John, wrote from Launceston Tasmania in 1898. His 15 year old son Richard John had taken ship to Melbourne; gives physical description and asks police to put him on a ship back there. 4 pages, List 7.
MANI, Hans Stephen, reported missing by wife Mary Jane, Albert Park, in 1928. He was a returned soldier, c35 years. 1 page and small photo. List 59.
MANNERS, Hon Arthur Cecil Selwyn. Sought by solicitor in Sydney in 1904, is in delicate health. Found in private care, 5 pages, List 9.
MANNING, George Henry, sought by wife H.L, Brunswick, in 1917. His mother was in Western Australia. 12 pages, List 72.
MANNING, Violet alias WILSON, Carlton. Anonymous letter in 1915 re her 9 month old child Ivy May; Violet is the daughter of prostitute ‘Mag’ Wilson of Prahran. The child is abandoned by Mary HIGGINS. 8 pages, List 114.
MANNY, Bartoleme. Swiss Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1900 on behalf of relatives. He was believed to have died, but had a wife and daughter. Police find he died in 1880, widow in prison, has dementia and no information can be ascertained. 27 pages, List 43.
MANSFIELD. Anonymous letter in 1919 believed from Frances BIRD, alleges locals John DETERING and Ralph THOMPSON were German sympathizers etc. Local police report similar claims again other people in the town, groundless. 10 pages, List 121.
MARCOPOLO, John. Large file re his bigamy; married Lily NORTH at Shepparton in 1894 as MARKA, a widower, had earlier married Margaret WHITE. 1881. List 1.
MARCOPOLO, John, committed bigamy in 1894 when he married Lily NORTH at Shepparton, first wife still alive. Also known as MARKA. Photo on file. Law department advise against prosecution. 25 pages, List 30. (This is a different file from the one above.)
MARGERY, Mrs, wife of Dr. G of Carrington, Sydney, wrote 2 letters in French in 1899, complaining of thefts and overcharging by the Grand Hotel, Melbourne. 16 pages, List 42.
MARINE HOTEL, Middle Brighton. File re attempt to transfer licence from William Robert SAMERS to Margaret Mary ALLEN in 1911. She was the wife of Robert William Valentine Allen, formerly licensee of hotel in Wellington New Zealand, and identical with criminal John HINTON. 20 pages, List 98.
MARKHAM, Arthur Henry, deserted wife Emily c1911. In 1916 she wrote from Launceston, Tasmania seeking his whereabouts. Police give her a bad reputation, has had a child to another man. 10 pages, List 78.
MARKS, Dora, wrote from Surry Hills Sydney in 1896; a friend has reporting seeing a newspaper report of the death of Jacob Marks. She has been separated from her husband for over 16 years, they have 2 sons and 3 daughters. Is this him – no. 9 pages, List 35.
MARKS, Mary Ann, wrote in 1900 re her husband Thomas, whom she hasn’t seen for 14 years. His brother Richard had died at Newstead and she believes he may be there and also has committed bigamy. File has copy of his marriage to Charlotte LEGGE in 1899; both were Cornish. He is charged, but Mary Ann withdraws case after they have come to an arrangement – he recently inherited money. 17 pages, List 47.
MARKS, William Frederick, fishmonger, deserted wife L.L. at Geelong in 1898, leaving her destitute. He went to Hobart. This file is quite detailed. 3 pages, List 66.
MARMO, John Joseph. Fathered an illegitimate child which subsequently died while in care of Agnes LYTTON, 1887. List 1.
MARRISON, George Oswald Lucas, dispenser at the Police Depot Hospital. In 1928 it was found that he had collected money for medical fees but not passed them on. A large file, List 59.
MARSDEN, Ada. Launceston Tasmania police telegram in 1895 that she has left there, probably with William LAWSON. She is 19 years, he c28 years. Father wants her returned home. Found with married sister in Brunswick, says she will throw herself overboard if forced to return home as she is scared of father and brother; police suspect she was seeking an abortion. 9 pages, List 26.
MARSDEN, Jeremiah. Died at Longwood in 1866, leaving a wife and nine children in poor circumstances. File re refusal of local justices to attend inquest. 15 pages, List 3.
MARSDEN, Nancy Elizabeth, charged with manslaughter of her baby, body found in park at Yarrawonga, 1897. 9 pages, List 40.
MARSH, [Jack?]. Anonymous complaint in 1908 that the Aboriginal cricketer bought to Nagambie by the local publican to help the local team win the premiership was making a pest of himself. 5 pages, List 85.
MARSH, Richard F., patentee and inventor, Maitland, wrote in 1908, asking help to trace his wife Mary nee ROBSON, who left him and their six children to visit her sister Mrs. George CUTHBERTSON near Newcastle, and disappeared. He offers a reward for information, and encloses a photo. Not found. 11 pages, and photo. List 54.
MARSH, William Maurice, deserted wife Johanna Margaret in 1904 and went to Kalgoorlie W.A. He was a Victorian, 37 years. She asked police to trace him in 1907. 10 pages, List 84.
MARSHALL, Duncan M., manager Hawkin’s Hill Reward G.M. Co., Hill End NSW, wrote in 1910 re William JOHNSTONE, c65 years, well known gold prospector, to whom he had advanced money to open a mine at Yea and who has disappeared. Report shows he was fleeced. 5 pages, List 93.
MARSHALL, Roderick, fireman, Victorian Railways, West Melbourne; file re his unpleasant interactions with licensing detectives in 1895; alerted publicans and abused police. 12 pages, List 28.
MARSLAND, Charles Alfred, left Ledcourt Glenorchy in 1896 for Melbourne, but wrote to his wife saying he was going to W.A. ‘I am determined to drink no more’. She was left with seven children and another expected, and asks police to try and find him and see if he is alright. In the meantime she receives a letter from him. 9 pages, List 37.
MARTIN, Frederick, comedian, wanted for maintenance of child of Ida HARRIS, 19 years, Broken Hill. Her mother, Mrs A.C. Harris, Kensington (S.A.?) wrote in 1910; believed with JONES VARIETY COMPANY. Traced. 15 pages, List 96.
MARTIN, John A., Wooloowin, Qld, wrote in 1913. He took a position there in 1912, leaving wife Maggie and 3 children in Melbourne. They were to join him when he got a house, which he now has, but his wife refuses to join him. He supplies details of their domestic live and asks if she is behaving herself. 7 pages, List 109.
MARTIN, Louisa Helen, 45 years, wife of Albert Edward, died suddenly at Balaclava in 1918; no suspicious circumstances, but police ascertain that the couple were not married. Copy of marriage certificate of Louisa SUMMERS and Shearman PARKINS on file, married 1902 at Ballarat. Albert is given opportunity to amend death certificate. 24 pages, List 120.
MARTIN, Mary (Mrs. James) wrote from Mologa Railway Station (near Mitiamo) in 1905; she was to care for 3 year old Mary Elizabeth WILSON, daughter of Fanny Elizabeth Wilson, a married woman whose husband had deserted her. 4 pages, List 65.
MARTIN, Mary Eulalie Rose, child of Thomas and Mary Ann, buried in private ground on the Black Range, Heidi in 1892. Public Health Department seek a report on why she was not buried in a cemetery. 8 pages, List 77.
MARTIN, Robert James, old age pensioner, died in Orbost area in 1918 and buried at government expense. Police contact brothers William Alexander at Glenorchy Tasmania and Joseph Henry at Orange NSW, but both decline to reimburse costs. 17 pages, List 119.
MARTIN, Thomas, miner, 32 years, drowned in the Goulburn River in 1866. File re burial costs and his assets. 5 pages, List 118.
MARTYN, S.J., Ohoka, Canterbury New Zealand, reported loss of racing mare Amusement in 1906. Had been shipped to Tasmania for George KING, but R. POST in charge, had taken it to Victoria instead and run it as Lady Hamble. He was already disqualified in New Zealand. Detailed report. 10 pages, List 55.
MARUINE, Pierce, Kiernan and Alice, sought by H.D. REWELL of Castle Hill via Parramatta NSW in 1912. Their parents were killed in a fire c30 years ago. Found. 7 pages, List 34.
MASON, Andrew James Duncan alias Harold LEIGH. Sought by wife Elizabeth in Newcastle NSW in 1904, he left there with Mary/Molly WRIGHT. She has six children and he has paid no maintenance. 9 pages, List 9.
MASON, Clara, wrote from Leichardt NSW in 1917 re her husband William Joseph, son of Leopold and Frances nee ELLIOTT, who left her ten years ago. She believes he’s in the army and she can get maintenance from his army pay. Police interview May Henrietta Mason, who also claims to have married him and has three children. He is identified as Sapper No. 8664. 29 pages, List 70.
MASON, Ellen, asks police to find her husband James Robert, baker, in 1882. He was believed to be in Adelaide. She and their 4 children are destitute. South Aust. police report a Deed of Separation has been signed. 4 pages, List 57.
MASON, Frederick, Balaclava, 13 years, fell off horse and injured. 2 pages, List 50.
MASON, George, wrote from Geelong in 1912, asking police to help find Miss Esther JACKSON, an inmate of the Charity Organisation Society’s home in north London. His father in law died 1909, leaving money in trust for her, with the interest to be paid regularly. He cannot get a response from her directly. Scotland Yard provides details. 13 pages, List 35.
MASON, William, wrote from Greyston, Berrima, N.S.W. in 1902, his wife (unnamed) has run away from him again, was found in Melbourne last time. She has their two boys, 4 yrs and 1 yr old, one a cripple, with her. He is a mining and civil engineer, encloses copies of printed testimonials. Not found. 9 pages, List 19.
MASSEY, Bert, sought by wife Adelaide, Wiseman’s Creek via O’Connell NSW, in 1919. He was discharged from the military 2 months ago, has heard nothing from him and has 3 children to support. Found. 8 pages, List 111.
MASSON, Alexander, 38 years, ship’s carpenter and swagman, died at Wodonga in 1901, on way to Wangaratta hospital. Mother at Toryboy, Aberdeen Scotland, written to, but letter returned; buried at government expense. 7 pages, List 52.
MASSON, Alexander, deserted wife Margaret at St. Kilda in 1898. Found, he did not pay maintenance and she renewed her claim against him in 1902. This appears to be an incomplete file. 12 pages, List 62.
MASTERS, Frederick, sought by mother Mrs S.A. Petersham NSW in 1910; not heard from for some time. Found. 6 pages, List 94.
MASTERSON/MASTERTON, Rose, gave birth to illegitimate child while a servant at Louis BURGER’s place in Fitzroy in 1905. Police called and later query re medical costs. 8 pages, List 52.
MASTERTON, Mrs Annie, Abbotsford, attempted suicide in 1913; she is 39 years old and has four children. No prosecution. 5 pages, List 106.
MASTERTON, William, 80 years and old resident, lost in bush at Warrandyte, 80 years old, 1882. List 1.
MASTIN, Albert, applied in 1879 to be reinstated in Victoria Police force. 13 pages, List 55.
MATHER, Richard Burton, Dumosa, wrote in 1913; his wife Emilie has run away with George Herbert MARKS and he sought police help to get her back. 2 pages, List 108.
MATHESON, Alexander died suddenly at Footscray in 1900, 73 years. 2 pages, List 49.
MATHESON, John. Information sought by wife Janet in 1900, was licensee of the Federal Club Hotel in Melbourne, transferred licence. She came to her parents in Broken Hill, and he was to follow but hasn’t done so. 10 pages, List 45.
MATHEWS or JOHNSON, Annie c15 yeas, younger sister of 20 year old Emma and 18 year of Mary, alleges various men have had intercourse with her with sisters knowledge in 1909. Mother is dead, she is illegitimate. Admitted to Industrial Schools. Warning: this is a very graphic file. 15 pages, List 61.
MATHEWS, Mrs. J. of Port Victor, South Australia, wrote in 1899 regarding Richard Wolfenden Mathews, a music teacher, aged about 55 yrs. Not clear what the relationship between the two was, perhaps husband and wife. Not found. 4 pages. List 4.
MATHIESON, Archibald, left his brother’s home in South Yarra in 1900 for hospital. Daughter Amy in Beaconsfield Tasmania writes expressing concern as to his whereabouts. He is a Scot, 78 years; died in hospital. 5 pages, List 46.
MATHIESON, Joseph, lives in house in South Melbourne owned by niece A.E. Mathieson, (daughter of Archibald), who wrote from Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1903, asking for a report on Mrs. HODGKINSON/KIDNER, who was supposed to be looking after him in return for free rent. Detailed report on his senility. 15 pages, List 65.
MATHIESON, William. Charged with intent to murder Alice GAFFER, 1905. Incomplete file. List 1.
MATHWIN, Clifford, returned soldier, accidentally took poison in 1916. 3 pages, List 77.
MATSON, David. Petitions Chief Commissioner of Police for release from Kyneton Gaol in 1865, was serving 6 months for selling illicit spirits. 4 pages, List 34.
MATTHEWS, David, 24 years, came from Sydney to Melbourne. In 1899 his brother E., wrote from Sydney, had heard he was in poor circumstances, which is confirmed. 7 pages, List 76.
MATTHEWS, Mrs N., Mappin via Moree, wrote in 1918 re her daughter who left Wagga Wagga for Melbourne, is concerned about her. Police establish that Evie SMITH was her illegitimate daughter, who had been in touch with her mother. 4 pages, List 120.
MATTINSON, John, sought by South Aust. Children’s Department in 1896; he owed maintenance on his children. A plaster, Scotchman, 40-50 years, addicted to drink. Not found. 10 pages, List 35.
MATTHEWS, Elsie, 16 years, factory girl, ran away from mother Eliza, washerwoman, North Melbourne, in 1913; she was going to take her to a Home. Photo. 4 pages, List 92.
MATZEN, A.B., wrote from Queenstown Tasmania in 1912 re wife Jane, who deserted him and their child 12 years ago, with a man named FERGUSON. Her family TEMBY lived in Brunswick. Not found. 4 pages, List 32.
MAWHINNEY, David. Perth Supreme Court officials write in 1899; he is a bankrupt. 5 pages, List 16.
MAXWELL, Clifford alias Charles JACKSON, 19 years, Victorian, escaped from Castlemaine Reformatory in 1928; captured and escaped from custody at Richmond, then recaptured. Large file. List 61.
MAY, Lily A.M., wrote from Horsham in 1917 complaining that her husband Samuel was drinking at local hotels then coming home and abusing her. Local constables patrol hotels, but find no trace of him. She also visits the Chief Commissioner of Police to complain about lack of action. 51 pages, List 71.
MAY, Samuel Robert, deserted wife and 2 children at Horsham in 1911. Father Samuel is in an asylum; he had 3 sons and Samuel Robert is one of them; Master of Lunacy is handing the estate, and there is a solicitor’s letter on the file. 12 pages, List 100.
MAY, Samuel R., summonsed by wife L.A.N., Horsham, in 1912. Local solicitor writes on her behalf, she is destitute with 2 children. Not found. 14 pages, List 104.
MAYBURY, F. Belmore Rd, Balwyn. Writes letter of complaint in 1906 regarding neighbours SINCLAIR and TAYLOR who are verbally abusing his wife. He is a railway detective, they are in government employment. 4 pages, List 3.
MAYSON, James Hickson. Sends strange telegram from Melbourne to police in Hobart Tas., and they ask an investigation. He is the son of late Rev. Joseph Mayson, an early chaplain in Tas. 5 pages, List 5.
MAZZINI, Mrs. wrote from Redan in 1900, on behalf of her sister Mrs. PICKERING, asking police to find their brother Edward Thomas SMITH, who went to Warragul 20 years ago and hasn’t been heard from. 5 pages, List 45.
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MEADOWS, Phemmy. Illegitimate child, adopted by Mrs. Emily MORLEY in 1891, but died. Morley came from Islington NSW, lives in a Melbourne brothel run by Mrs GARDINER, and had two illegitimate children herself, who died. She has left her husband. List 1.
MEAGHER, Grace, Surry Hills, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking confirmation that her husband Harold Thomas was in prison; confirmed. 6 pages, List 101.
MEAGHER, John, Constable No.3919. Very large file dealing with his domestic affairs in 1905/6. He has left his wife Minnie and family and is living with Johanna NEVINS who has twin girls to him. She is a former barmaid with a sister named May. He is forced to resign. List 46.
MEAKIN, Henry Edward, born 1884, and Walter JONES, escaped from French Island in 1919 while serving prison sentences. Photos of Meakin and various reports on file, some repetition. List 121.
MEDLEY, H.M., embezzled money in Melbourne and went to Samoa and worked under the name of R.H. WALTERS. In 1891 it was discovered he had stolen money in Samoa as well. Various letters on file. 8 pages, List 55.
MEEHAN, William, born Kilkenny Ireland, aged 66 years, left wife at Yarck and went to W.A. In 1895 she asks police to find him as he has paid no maintenance. Police find he has died. 6 pages, List 28.
MEEKING, Eric. Embezzled money from Australian Mining Standard (journal), 1905. Correspondence re costs of investigation and who should pay for his extradition c30 pages, List 3.
MEEKING, Jean, living apart from husband Victor, attempted suicide in Melbourne in 1912; recovered. 6 pages, List 103.
MEIKLE, Andrew lodges complaint that cattle stealing has been going on in the Blackwood, Gippsland area in 1894, suspects include Thomas and William GOOD and Thomas SCHILLING. Thomas Good has gone interstate, and Meikle can’t afford the cost of extradition, so nothing is done. In 1896 the file is re-activated. 66 pages, List 36.
MELBOURNE COFFEE PALACE. Safe robbed in 1907. Very detailed detective report on file. Frances HEYWOOD, bookkeeper, was having an affair with Frederick THOMPSON, a suspect in the case. Margaret COSTELLO was a chambermaid, Mr. TROTTER a clerk and Robert MONTIFORD, son of ex sergeant of police, was a porter. Insufficient evidence to charge anyone. 9 pages, List 83.
MELBOURNE FREE CONCERTS. File re supposedly free concerts given on Sundays in 1894, but for which entrance fees were asked. Frank M. Clark, manager of the Grand Rational Concerts prosecuted for insulting language to undercover police who were monitoring them as against government regulation to charge on Sundays. Several flyers listing performers on file; all names listed have been placed on this webpage. 26 pages. List 1.
MELBOURNE, Elizabeth. Lived in Brighton, but moved to Carlton Refuge in 1897 and alleges she was criminally assaulted and made pregnant. Police investigate and comment on claim. 3 pages, List 20.
MELISH, Fanny, attempted suicide by poisoning in Ballarat in 1899. 2 pages, List 42.
MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, in 1910 offered his Australian History book collection to the police library, had served ‘many years in the book trade.’ 5 pages, List 94.
MELVILLE, David Graham, Brunswick, husband of Frances, claims he accidentally shot himself, police suspect suicide attempt. 12 pages, List 99.
MENNER, Mrs Anastasia, wife of Frederick, Kensington, 32 years, attempted suicide in 1909; no prosecution. 7 pages, List 90.
MENSER, Michael, 72 years, Paddington NSW, wrote in 1912 asking help in finding the wife of his nephew Ernest PEARCE, newly married, who had left him and gone to Melbourne to her mother and brother Roy HAMILTON. Interviewed, Roy gives reason for her leaving. 6 pages, List 102.
MENZIE, Robert Lyle, Broken Hill, wanted for maintenance on wife Matilda Alice and daughter Dorothy May, Ballarat, in 1910. Found, he refuses to support her as she ‘is living with some fancy man’ identified as William OATES. 16 pages, List 91.
MERCER & CO., 346 Flinders St., Melbourne. Advertised a work from home scheme in 1910, and advertised a ‘Home Workers Club’ with secretary F. Clifton HILL. The Police Department received a number of complaints from people who had sent money and either received nothing or realized the scheme was a doubtful one. William C. MacPHERSON wrote that he had invested money in the company, and had worked in the office. He now believed it was a swindle and spelled out how the scheme worked. The owners were William John Bowden JONES, F. Clifton HILL, Charles J. BROWN, – MAIR and himself. Police seek advice and are advised against any prosecution. Large file, includes samples of advertisements, one of the advertising cards that people were encouraged to make up, and several letters of complaint. List 34.
MERKINS, Elizabeth, working for Captain BEAUMONT at Coongulmerang in 1889 when got pregnant to William HALL, farmer of Lindenow. Gave birth to Nellie in August 1889, claims he initially paid maintenance. Child committed to State care in 1894 and in 1895 attempts are made to get maintenance from him. 26 pages, List 25.
MERRILEES, Allen McDonald. R. SIMPSON of Freemantle Western Australia wrote in 1899 on behalf of the wife of this man. He married Mary Eliza SIMPSON in South Australia in 1896, was a seaman, left in December 1897 and hasn’t returned. They have seen a newspaper report of the death of a seaman named Allen McDonald who is believed to have jumped overboard and drowned, and her husband used this name. Police find it is a different person. 6 pages, List 2.
MERRY, Mark H., late of Hobart Tasmania, sought by wife Millie, Sydney, in 1914. Found. 4 pages, List 113.
MERTON, Mrs. C. Writes from Balmain Sydney in 1906 re her daughter Mrs. Ted CHRISTIE, who hasn’t been in touch for some time. 6 pages, List 4.
MERTON, William, deserted wife and four children at Fitzroy and went to Qld. In 1909 she is reported as ill and unable to work. He is found in Qld. 4 pages, List 90.
METCALFE, Georgina Cecilia Mary, wrote a number of strange letters from St. Kilda 1899-1900. Local police state she is a lunatic. 24 pages, List 42.
METCALFE, Margaret, Windsor, wrote in 1913. She has been in hospital for some time and can now no longer work as a charwoman and her husband is out of work. Asks if she can raffle her handiwork. 4 pages, List 92.
MEYER, Julius Joseph, importer of motor accessories, charged J. MITCHELL with false pretences in 1918; he had ordered items delivered, then absconded with them. Mitchell is identified as Gerard CORVISIANO alias Archibald TYLEROS, a Frenchman, motor mechanic, military deserter, c34 years. Arrested, he returned goods and charge dropped. Very large file. List 75.
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MICHE, Gustav, found dead in bush at Dereel in 1902; a German, widower, with 3 children. Late wife’s sister Mrs. COTCHIN reveals that the children were all adopted; Henrietta DOUGLAS, 27 years, Alice 15 years and Otto. The latter contacted for reimbursement of government costs. 25 pages, List 62.
MICHEL, Pierre Louis, died suddenly at Mirboo in 1910; detailed report. French, c38 years, no relatives in colony. 4 pages, List 96.
MIDDLETON, Mrs. M., wrote in 1910 on behalf of her husband Archibald, recovering from enteric fever, who claims someone stole his property on ship from Cape Town; suspects J. DALGLEISH. 6 pages, List 92.
MIDDLETON, William Ernest Arthur, interned in the German Concentration Camp at Liverpool NSW; claims to be American and that his parents William Ernest Arthur and Emmeline Jane are in Melbourne. Not found. 6 pages, List 78.
MIDDLING, James; wife Beatrice, Bendigo took out warrant for maintenance in 1914. File covers the search for him from 1914-1915 and includes several letters from him. 39 pages, List 113.
MIDGLEY, Ada, Stawell, writes a strange letter to police in 1914; local constable reports she is somewhat demented. 2 pages, List 114.
MIDOLO, George Victor, shot and killed by returned soldier George Ames WHITNEY in 1919 when found with Whitney’s wife. Copy of brief of evidence, marriage certificate between Whitney and Allison RUSSELL, notes between Midolo and Allison, discussion on Whitney’s request for return of gun etc. This is a large file. List 117.
MIDOLO, Susan. Anonymous complaint in 1908 claims she is running a brothel in Melbourne; police report refutes this. 8 pages, List 87.
MILDERN, Ernest Edward, Geelong, reported death of infant son in 1899. Attended by midwife Mrs. Margaret SARGEANT, Nellie PETERSON also present. Detailed description of circumstance. 2 pages, List 42.
MILES, John. Agent General’s office asks details of his death, died in Melbourne in 1888, intestate, had a sister in England. 8 pages, List 5.
MILL, Ruby, Perth WA, wrote in 1914 asking proof her father Otto Waldemer BERLINER was of good character, because of comments made there. Very detailed report of his career given, including 4 pages from LLOYD & Co which took over his inquiry agency. 9 pages, List 112.
MILLAR, Frederick Thomas. Gatekeeper near Malvern railway station, complains of assault by a passerby in 1892. Witness statement from Walter DUNSTAN, plasterer, Malvern, on file, and letter from Millar. 12 pages, List 12.
MILLER, Dulcie Vera, 16 years old, gave birth of Muriel Gladys Miller in 1912; is daughter of J.A. Miller, manager of Mimosa Station near Temora; father of child is Frederick TURNER. List 15.
MILLER, Mrs. George, sought by nephew F.W. WRIGHT of Goulburn NSW in 1898. He’s also known as MORGAN. N.S.W. police report he’s recently been discharged from gaol. She is found. 8 pages, List 21.
MILLER, Henry, deserted wife E.A., and children at Lyonville near Daylesford in 1907 and went to W.A. File covers 1907-08 and attempts to get maintenance from him. 21 pages, List 86. Further file in 1909 covers similar efforts. 7 pages, List 89. Another file in 1912 has the monthly remittance notices from W.A. 20 pages, List 101. Another file in 1913 re maintenance. 20 pages, List 106.
MILLER, Henry Joseph, Merton, applied to join police force in 1895; 19 years. 1 page, List 27.
MILLER, James Hatton, absconded from Melbourne in 1882 to avoid a breach of promise case by the guardian of M.A. HUDE, the daughter of a Panton Hill storekeeper, who had his child. Not found. 9 pages, List 57.
MILLER, Mrs. Jane of Bellevue, West Australia, wrote in 1906 re Pearl MOSES not paying maintenance on her child who is in Miller’s care. Moses’s parents live in Midland Junction. 7 pages, List 4.
MILLER, Jessie, 14 years, employed by Mr LAURENCE of Camberwell in 1917. Attempted suicide when told she was to be dismissed; scared of her mother’s reaction to losing her job. Mother lived in Hawthorn. 4 pages, List 74.
MILLER, Joseph, Lonsdale St., wrote in 1880, asking police to protect a vine growing in front of DAKIN’s shop in Bourke St., as he was preparing the grapes for the Exhibition. 6 pages, List 4.
MILLER, Mary Matilda. Widow, Ballarat, married Henry SWIFT or Henry Swift POOLE in 1870, and discovered in 1872 he had committed bigamy. He had previously married Esther COLEMAN in Kadina South Australia in 1861. File covers 1872-1887 when he is found living as John MILLS with another wife and family. List 1.
MILLER, May, died at Warragul in 1897 from supposed abortion. Her dying deposition, on file, names George GIBSON, chemist of Carlton as performing the operation. She was employed in Melbourne, was 23 years old. Testimony of witnesses Mary DOWLING of La Trobe St. and Mrs. William INGLIS, baker of Richmond, also on file; no charge levied. 44 pages, List 40.
MILLER, Pauline, destitute in Mildura in 1896. Her husband Henry, charcoal burner, left for W.A. and doesn’t realize she can’t draw on the bank account. He is a German. Found in Perth. 5 pages, List 30.
MILLER, Mrs Ruby, attempted suicide at Carlton in 1913; husband Leander. 6 pages, List 109.
MILLER, Thomas, wrote from Bootra Station near Broken Hill in 1902 re his mother and sister Mrs. SEARLE, who kept a hotel in Melbourne. Found. 16 pages, List 62.
MILLER, William. Discreet enquiries sought on behalf of General Sir F. HAINES in 1882. William was the son of General Miller, Madras Artillery, and was last heard of in Qld in 1880. He was aged 34; found. 5 pages, List 57.
MILLETT, Mrs. George, Maffra, wrote threatening letter to QC Purves in 1900. Police asked to keep an eye on her if she goes to Melbourne, and when she does report on her activities. Mention of her son being convicted of a crime. 20 pages, List 47.
MILLS, Miss Millie, writes from Launceston Tasmania in 1898, asking police to investigate P. SWAN who passed there as a single man. She has found he is married and his wife is in South Yarra. Police respond it is not their business. 2 pages, List 21.
MILLS, Walter F., hospital patient, wrote in 1914 re his youngest son 10 year old Walter, who went with Mr JARRETT of Heidelberg a month ago, and has not been heard from since. 4 pages, List 110.
MILSTON, Meyer of Wrightville via Cobar NSW, wrote in 1917 re his daughter Rachel, who left there suddenly and was believed to be in Melbourne; is concerned for her safety. Found. Photo and 7 pages, List 3.
MINCHINGTON, Mary, charged with concealment of birth and disposal of body at Fitzroy Coffee Palace in 1906; copies of testimonies given at inquest and trial on file. Names listed: Edward HANDS, night porter, Elizabeth McNAMARA, house maid, Emily ALDER, wife of proprietor. Large file with much duplication. List 50.
MING, Samuel, fell from lorry at Richmond in 1900 and injured; son Robert witnessed event. 4 pages, List 51.
MISHAEL, Kathleen, Fitzroy, wrote in 1912 re her husband Frederick who left for Qld some months before and has not been heard from. Found. 4 pages, List 103.
MISSEN, Mrs. E., wrote from Paddington Sydney in 1904 re her unnamed 16 year old daughter, who has been living with Mrs. J. BLACKBURN of Fitzroy for four years as a companion. She wants her daughter returned, but the Blackburn family refuse. (Reply not on file). 4 pages, List 33.
MITCHELL, Edna Mary, 22 years, reported missing by her mother Laura M. Mitchell, Fitzroy, in 1928; believed to have gone off with married man – SLUICE. 6 photos on file, of her, view from top of house etc. 2 pages, List 59.
MITCHELL, Edward, died Melbourne 1900. In 1913 U.S. Consul wrote requesting information on his children; they are entitled to a small legacy. Children were identified as John, Herbert, Claribelle, Ellen; he also had an illegitimate child, Ada, by Esther GATH. Personal history given. 9 pages, List 105.
MITCHELL, George Charles. Wrote from Coolgardie Western Australia in 1906. On a ship back to Australia recently, he was told by an elderly passenger that poisoned rabbits were sold for human consumption at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria; writes to warn department. Police decline to act unless he names informer, but he refuses. 4 pages, List 3.
MITCHELL, John alias Charles THURGOOD or McKIE. Escaped from Ararat gaol in 1917, charged with false pretences. Had previous convictions in N.S.W. and Victoria. Born 1884 England, a journalist. Listing of his possessions which were sold by police. 19 pages. List 1.
MITCHELL, R. of Corowa, NSW, wrote in 1938 re alleged neglect and ill treatment of his unnamed son, who is living with his mother and Jack ROBERTS at Bowenvale near Maryborough, Victoria. 8 pages, List 2.
MITCHELL RIVER, Gippsland, flooded in 1900, damaging Lindenow, Bairnsdale etc. Description of police and resident actions. 18 pages, including newspaper article. List 46.
MITTEN, Ethel, South Melbourne, deserted by her husband William, who went to Qld in 1913. She left their children with a Mrs BLACK for an afternoon, but never returned, and they were put into the care of the government. It was believed she had left with Leslie HILL, a seaman. William Mitten found on Sigley farm. 5 pages, List 108.
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MOBLEY, Thomas, sought by daughter Sarah, Laanecoorie in 1897; last heard of 3 months ago. He was 65 years old, a butcher. Found. 13 pages, List 41.
MOEBUS, Ferdinand Augustus, in 1909 sought by youngest son Bernardt who was living in Western Australia. Found. 5 pages, List 87.
MOEBUS, Ferdinand. Information sought by wife Wilhelmina, Wilga Siding, W.A., in 1911. Note on file states she was recently convicted of burning down her cottage. 9 pages, List 101.
MOEBUS, Wilhelmena, Auburn, Sydney, wrote in 1913 asking if her husband Ferdinand was alive or dead, his sister Mrs August STEINKRAUS was at Ballarat and was interviewed. 7 pages, List 106.
MOEBUS, Wilhelmina, Auburn, NSW, wrote in 1913 re husband Ferdinand, has heard of his death, seeks his assets. 6 pages, List 107.
MOE SWAMP. Reports on series of fires deliberately lit there in 1898; locals suspected. Names mentioned: Frank and John BRAITHWAITE (13 and 15yrs old), Dorothy Ann BURKETT, George EVANS, James HENNESSY, George and Joseph HOUGH, Mr. HUNTER, Catherine LEISHMAN, and James WHITTON. 23 pages, List 7.
MOHABEER, Vincent. Herbalist, 1895. Letters on his behalf re non payment of debt ‘puts his faith in the power of God and the Bible, with a little assistance from police’. List 1.
MOLLER, Frederick Conrad. Deserted wife Rebecca in Sydney in 1908; is also known as MILLER, ARMSTRONG and CONRAD. 4 pages, List 5.
MOLLISON, A.C., Private, Warwick Farm Depot, wrote in 1915 seeking information on siblings Ruby 21, Jessie 17 and Jack 19, ‘who were put on the State by their mother 17-20 years ago’. 5 pages, List 114.
MOLLOY, Annie, Montague, assaulted by husband, taken to hospital, 1900. 2 pages, List 49.
MOLLOY, Catherine, died in lunatic asylum Beechworth in 1905 and buried at government expense. Relatives sought by authorities and identified as daughters Mrs. HICKEY and Alice McNALLY of Redfern. 9 pages, List 63.
MOLLOY, John, Ballarat, Constable No. 3260, asks in 1906 to be transferred elsewhere because the climate is affecting his family’s health; medical letter on file. 3 pages, List 75.
MOLLOY, L.T., Albury, advises in 1910 that his sister Ellen, who is in Melbourne, needs to be returned to an insane asylum. Traced. 13 pages, List 94.
MOLLOY, Nellie J., Albury NSW, wrote in 1916 seeking mother Ellen Jane CHAPMAN, missing since 1914, last seen in St. Kilda. Police establish that mother does not want family to contact her. 8 pages, List 79.
MOLONEY, James, left Port Fairy in 1928 and not seen for a month. He was formerly manager of the Carlton Inn Hotel at Killarney and his wife was the licensee. He was addicted to drink, 30-42 years old. Photo with two of his children. 1 page, List 60.
MOLONY, J. D. A solicitor in Forbes N.S.W., he wrote in 1906 seeking police help in finding the death of Mary Ann FLANAGAN nee KEALY, who was first married to Charles EDWARDS in Yass in 1853, and had a daughter Mrs. LEGGE at Granya, and died there. Legge reports that her mother was Mrs. EDDY nee CALDWELL, but Molony writes that she was not married to Eddy. 13 pages, List 4.
MOLONY, John Thomas. Wrote from Torrington NSW in 1908 re his wife [unnamed] and child, believes she is living with George PERT; wants his daughter Blanche Molony back. 10 pages, List 5.
MONAGLE, J., Ascot Vale, wrote in 1912, complaining that Mrs KINLEYSIDE, wife of a Constable, was carrying on business in competition with him, in a confectionary shop. Report states it is his daughter’s shop. 6 pages, List 102.
MONAHAN, James, wrote from Bendigo Benevolent Asylum in 1914, claiming police have been spying on him since 1911. A Victorian native, 60 years, was formerly agent for the Picturesque Atlas, gives employment history, now can’t get work because of false rumours about him. 4 pages, List 112.
MONCRIEFF, Thomas, passenger from Scotland in 1906, disembarked at Melbourne while on way to Qld, and was found drowned. William CLOW, Wadonga NSW seeks detail as does Alexander McDONALD, Buchanan Copper & Silver Mines, Nungana Qld, and there is a letter from Jeanette Moncrieff to cousin Lizzie on file. 21 pages, List 71.
MONEY, Margaret. R.G. LANGTREE, surveyor, Lands Office, Orange, NSW, wrote in 1914 on behalf of her son, his foreman, who hadn’t heard from his mother for some months and is concerned. She was living with Max WILLIAMS in Port Melbourne. Found. 6 pages, List 111.
MONGER, T.C., publisher of San Remo Times. Complains of police treatment in 1898, several letters, newspaper cuttings etc. 50 pages, List 17.
MONGOR, George, driver, Richmond, met Ada MARTIN in Albury in 1910 and they lived together there. He returned to his parents house, she followed and took poison. Her real name was BRAILLY. 7 pages, List 97.
MONGONETTI, Antonio; 1911 file re taking him to hospital from Beulah; an old age pensioner. 3 pages, List 100.
MONKS, James, Glen Wills, miner, deserted wife Katherine and children James, Sylvia, Alice, Reginald, Bertram and May in 1907. 34 pages, List 89.
MONSBOROUGH, Alfred. Antecedents requested after anonymous letter received in 1914; associated with gamblers, betting shops etc., family lived in Windsor. Included on file are reports of William Robert COOK who was employed as a special constable in 1913 to report on gambling matters and the Investor Mutual Club of 281 Collins Street, which lost its licence. c30 pages. List 111.
MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Mrs. M. McINTOSH of Ballarat really needs the £15 of her son John’s wages that she has asked for. Detailed report on her circumstances and letter from her on file. 6 pages, List 24
MONTAGU, N.B., Commander H.M.S. Psyche, Sydney, enquires in 1910 whether Agnes ROBSON of Port Melbourne is dependent on Ord. Seaman Edgar ROBSON. 5 pages, List 24.
MONTGOMERY, Annie Maria, Port Pirie SA, in 1914 sought father Frederick or John Frederick SIMPSON, son of the late William, a wire worker in Adelaide. She is his only surviving daughter; he deserted her mother at Wakefield. Not found. 8 pages, List 114.
MONUMENT, Florrie, Minyip, 18 years, attempted suicide in 1914; parents at Stawell. No prosecution. 4 pages, List 114,
MOODIE, Alexander Leonard Robinson, scenic painter and signwriter, deserted wife and 2 children at Ballarat in 1911. 14 pages, some repetition List 98.
MOODIE, Mrs E.G., Moonee Ponds, wrote in 1918 re her husband W.S.R., and his infatuation with Mabel MILLS, ex-wife of Samuel. 7 pages, List 120. Further file shows her name is Elizabeth Gertrude Moodie, and her husband was living in Sydney with Mabel Mills, and not paying maintenance. 8 pages, List 120.
MOODY, A.C. Solicitor, Adelaide. Writes in 1902 re his wife Dora TAYLOR, formerly a barmaid, found in a brothel. List 1.
MOORE, Andrew Lyell, born Chiltern, deserted wife Helena Mary and 5 children at Kalgoorlie in 1915. In 1916 he is found with his sister Annie in Carnegie and claims can’t afford to support his family. 11 pages, List 79.
MOORE, Delia of Newtown Sydney, wrote in 1905 re her husband John, who had deserted her and their young baby, and had left her 9 year old daughter Winnie with a Mrs J.H. McDONALD in St. Kilda. McDonald’s husband worked on ships; she traced to Sydney. 10 pages, List 3.
MOORE, Mrs E.M. Perth, widow, asked in 1909 for details of Victorian Charles C. BAUDINETTE who is paying her attention and she thinks will propose. Report shows his wife and family are at Horsham. 6 pages, List 61.
MOORE, Rev. Father Isaac, wrote from St. Ignatius, Richmond in 1895, seeking details of Patrick KEENAN, who arrived 1863, was formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary, became a lunatic. Several men of that name identified. 8 pages, List 30.
MOORE, Mrs. Maggie, wrote from Wolloongabbie, Brisbane in 1900 re a newspaper account of the death in Melbourne of Robert Moore; is it her husband, last seen 7 years ago when released from gaol. Somewhat faded photo on file. He was 34 years, from Northern Ireland, also known as IRITION. Police report no such death. 10 pages, List 43.
MOORE, Percival. Mother Helen wrote from Springsure, Tomingley NSW in 1900. He left two years ago to join his brother in WA, hasn’t been heard from since. 9 pages, List 121.
MOORE, Robert Ernest, cook on H.M.S. Protector, c23 years, steals property of Robert BRUCE in 1919. Photo of Moore in naval uniform. 3 pages, List 21.
MOORE, Mrs. Sarah, a widow of Jeffcott Nth near Donald, complained in 1918 that someone was annoying her at night. She lived alone, on 160 acres. Her brother James STRICKLAND, at Billery via Coonamble NSW is informed of police investigations. 10 pages, List 3.
MOORE, T., Glen Wills, complains in 1906 about Freeman & Wallace Institute who said their medicines would cure his back problems, but have not. 4 pages, List 26.
MOORE, William, shearer, deserted wife and 2 children in South Melbourne in 1892, born Victoria, c30 years, believed at Narrandera. 5 pages, List 38.
MOORE, Young, Water Board employee, Kangaroo Flat, went missing in 1897. Mother offers reward, but he is not found. 19 pages, List 40.
MORAN, Mrs. Elizabeth, wrote from Carlton in 1912, applying for a warrant for desertion by her husband James, who left her and their four children seven years ago. He was working in Sydney for David Jones & Co. NSW police interview him regarding providing support, but he declines and claims she deserted him and he is divorcing her, so no warrant issued. 5 pages, List 34.
MORAN, J.P., wrote from Sydney in 1907, complaining his wife had not replied to his letters. She and the children were living in Carlton. Located, she claims to be better off without him. 3 pages, List 44.
MORAN, James of Redfern, Sydney, wrote in 1917 re his wife Lizzie, the mother of James, Nellie, Richard, Elizabeth, Kitty and Florence. Found. 7 pages, List 3.
MORGAN, Darcy Lismore Trevellyan, 3 years, died on board S.S. Edina in 1896. Mother Ada Louisa, widow; death not suspicious. 5 pages, List 30.
MORGAN, Frederick James sought by sister Margaret, Toorak, in 1910. She hasn’t seen him since 1881, when he was 11 years old and went to live with family in Gippsland, following death of their mother, father had died 5 years previously. He was born in Launceston Tasmania. Not found. 9 pages, List 23.
MORGUE, MELBOURNE. Correspondence re cost and method of conveying bodies to, 1884. List 1.
MORGUE, RICHMOND. Correspondence re necessity for, 1865. List 1.
MORNING STAR HOTEL, Williamstown. Anonymous complaint in 1896 that licensee GRANT is trading on a Sunday. 6 pages, List 37.
MORRELL, James, Burnie, Tasmania, in 1913 sought details of property owned by his late father William Henry who died c1890 at Mooroopna. 7 pages, List 93.
MORRIS, Eric William Bray. Born 1914, and registered as such, but the mother Mildred is not married to the father but to someone named HOWARD. Police charge her and there is a court case. List 1.
MORRIS, Ethel. Mrs. E. Keefe, a neighbour, claims she is running a brothel at “Claretta” 38 Lennox St., Richmond. Several letters from Keefe and several police reports, 1902. 36 pages, List 12.
MORRIS, Frederick, 12 years, admitted to Albury Hospital in 1910 with eye problems, sent there by employer Mrs WRIGHT of Balga near Tallangatta. Correspondence re getting him to Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne; aunt Mrs C. MORRIS, Burnley can’t afford costs. Uncle William MORRIS, Hawthorn takes him in. 9 pages, List 92.
MORRIS, John C., Bacchus Marsh, robbed of jewellery in 1913, while temporarily absent. Servant Julia MANLY, 17 years suspected, but exonerated. 21 pages, List 105.
MORRIS, Louise, nee NORRIS, left her husband Edward at Prahran c1900, taking her son George Edward PARKER, his son by a previous marriage Willie Leslie Morris, c18 years. In 1904 Edward asks police to find them, enclosing a photo of Willie. Not found. 5 pages, List 65.
MORRIS, Sydney Walter, sought by sister Mrs Amelia WALMSLEY of Sydney in 1908. He and her son left for England, but he got off the ship in Melbourne. Found. 6 pages, List 85.
MORRISH, Sarah, restaurant proprietor, Geelong, charges Estella Martha and Alex Gordon PENDER with fraud/larceny in 1906. 5 pages, List 50.
MORRISON, Amelia, Cobargo, NSW, wrote in 1905 re her uncle F. CHAMBERS, c80 years old, once wealthy but lost his fortune. Relatives found. 18 pages, List 64.
MORRISON, David. Living at 100 Arden St., North Melbourne in 1905, when a small fire breaks out. Report. 2 pages, List 17.
MORRISON, Henry Herbert. Confidential enquiry sought by wife Lily M, Healesville in 1918. He is supposed to be at work in Spotswood, she suspects living with a Mrs HILL. Not found. 11 pages, List 120.
MORRISON, Janet. Mother Martha of Waterloo near Myrtleford, wrote to the CCP in 1888 re Constable FAIGH, who had seduced her daughter, and suggested an abortion when she became pregnant. She demands that he be forced to marry her. 5 pages, List 4.
MORROW, George Samuel, son of Henry, 6 years old in 1900, died suddenly at Port Melbourne. 2 pages, List 49.
MORSHEAD, Priscilla. Domestic servant, Bendigo, suicides, 1898. Large file re treatment of body, newspaper claims etc. List 1.
MORTENSEN, Hans. Employed as nightwatchman at river widening works at Heyington in 1930, an explosion occurred in the hut he occupied. The foreman of the works was John BRASHER and the contractor G.W. VAUGHAN. 6 pages, List 4.
MORTIMER, Mrs. E.J., wrote from Bendigo in 1900, asking if the Mortimer male killed in Sydney is her husband, last heard from 2 years ago in Sydney. He was 28 years. NSW police report the death was William, a wharf labourer, 34 years and married. She had moved when police tried to provide information, and file states she is a prostitute known as Jenny OPIE. 8 pages, List 44.
MORTON, George, lived in a motor boat near Queensbridge Melbourne in 1931. Anonymous letter claims he has young girl Sylvie TURNER, daughter of Bertha and Charles of Carlton, there at night. 7 pages, List 96.
MORTON, James, trading as James ALLEN/ Charles CLARKE/Les BROWN, declared insolvent in 1928. List of debtors, many of whom deny claim, witness Eliza DAVIDSON loaned him money, her daughter became his fiancé. A very large file, List 59.
MORTON, Joseph, died at Gisborne in 1866. File re burial costs and property left. He has 2 sisters in Melbourne. 7 pages, List 35.
MOSS, Arthur, sought by wife, Launceston, Tasmania in 1907. She is destitute. Not found. 6 pages, List 83.
MOSS, Mrs. J., Broken Hill, wrote in 1917 re husband John, who left there for a holiday a year ago and hasn’t returned. Is found to be John Moss MILLINGTON, a married man with a wife and family in England. His mother lived in West Kirby, Cheshire. Photo and 11 pages, List 75.
MOSS, M.A. Writes from Woolloomooloo Sydney in 1899 re G.H. Moss, son of Mrs. STERRY of the Gold Mine Hotel, Ironbark, who left there 3 years ago. She has 2 children and needs help. Police find Sterry who will not assist. 10 pages, List 17.
MOSS, Rosetta, Echuca East, shot herself in 1895 after argument with husband Alfred, and claimed Indian Hawker had done it; later admitted truth to brother Constable McCUBBIN. 13 pages, List 31
MOTTRAM, Samuel. Found dead in Clifton Hill by workman Albert HOOK in 1898. Employed as a groom, c27 years, addicted to drink. Letter from mother S. REYNOLDS of Newcastle NSW on file. 18 pages, List 18.
MOUNT WILLIAM GOLDMINERS CLUB. Report of illegal gambling and sale of liquor there in 1902 by Nathan J. RUBINOWICH and wife, who own a nearby hotel. Copy of Rules and Regulations on file; R. CAIL is secretary, Mrs. MOONEY is stewardess. 20 pages, List 61.
MOUSLEY, Mrs Maria, Windsor, alleged in 1914 that artist Charles Dalzell PIPER has stolen some of her property; she paid him to paint some pictures. Report states she has annual drinking binges and is ‘a most eccentric character’. 22 pages, List 110.
MULCAHY, Jane, renewed application in 1882 for compensation for the death of her brother Martin CHERRY accidentally killed at Glenrowan. 2 pages, List 57.
MULCAHY, William Henry, North Melbourne, attempted suicide while drunk in 1911; 32 years, has tried before. Wife Matilda, her sister Victoria PURCELL and Michael McKeon deal with him. 8 pages, List 98.
MULDRICK, Daniel, and brother Jack, were put into St Augustine’s orphanage, Geelong, by father Peter. Aunt M.Y. SMITH, Beechwork, wrote in 191; has heard that 12 year old Daniel has been put on a farm, wants to know location. Refused. 6 pages, List 112.
MULHOLLAND, John, suicided at Sandsmere near Kaniva in 1900. File re disposal of his assets. He was married with two children, but his wife had left him. 6 pages, List 45.
MULLALLEY, Charles. Child desertion, Sydney police write, 1884. Large file. List 1.
MULLAN, James, sought by wife Mrs C. Mullan, Jerilderie NSW in 1912. He left in 1905 and a warrant has been issued. Not found. 7 pages, List 104.
MULLINGER, William Jervois Bass, found dead in his bed in Box Hill in 1900, had been working for Mr. HILLIER, a draper. Believed to have sisters in the Channel Islands, and to have arrived in Melbourne about a year ago, after death of his wife. Photo on file. 8 pages, List 46.
MULLINS, Martin, 46 years, died at Mt. Margaret Hospital, W.A. in 1898. They seek details of sister Mrs. CAHILL of St. Kilda. Found. 4 pages, List 22.
MULLINS, Maude. Adopted infant illegitimate daughter of Martha COOK, at Women’s Hospital, 1901. She had no children of her own, is married to Thomas, a smallgoods man in the butchery trade.. List 1.
MULRAIN, Joseph, Canowindra, NSW, wrote in 1913; was applying for the old age pension and asks help in proving his identity. He was in the British Army, later worked for HOCTOR family at Muddy Creek; son confirms detail. 9 pages, List 110.
MUMMERY, A.G.F. and Kate. Write from Qld in 1906, asking police help in obtaining property of late George BROWN, who died in the Liverpool (NSW)Asylum, which was taken by Frank Mummery of Whitfield. 10 pages, List 3.
MUNDAY, Mrs. A., wrote from Dubbo NSW in 1895 re her sister Sabina TAYLOR, found married to Joseph SCOTT. 9 pages, List 25.
MURCHIALLI, Frances, wrote from Sydney in 1894 re her husband Peter M., who has been slow to pay maintenance; they have 3 children. Found, out of work. 8 pages, List 24.
MURDOCH, R.R. Wrote on letterhead of Wm Howard Smith & Sons, Melbourne, in 1900, re a silver watch and chain stolen while watching the celebrations for the Relief of Mafeking, 3 pages, List 14.
MUROLO, Florence, Albert Park; wrote in 1919 re her husband Eugenia (?). She had a maintenance order granted in 1918. 8 pages, List 121.
MURPHY, Arthur G., Carrum, 1914. Writes to CCP seeking employment, copies of references on file; was 7 years with New Zealand Herald, 6 pages, List 19.
MURPHY, B.T. O’D., wrote from North Road Brighton in 1896, complaining about Wren’s tote shops in Collingwood. Detailed police reports explain difficulty in proving offences. 36 pages, List 36.
MURPHY, Mrs. J.H., Tumberumba NSW, wrote in 1908 re her daughter Jane, who ran away from the Salvation Army Rescue Home before her baby was born. 5 pages, List 87.
MURPHY, Jeremiah. He and his brother William are sought by Mrs. Louisa KNIGHT of Collingwood in 1877. They and their sister Elizabeth were bought up in a Catholic orphanage in Emerald Hill [South Melb.]. Jeremiah would be now c23 yrs. Found. 27 pages, some very faint as ink has faded. List 5.
MURPHY, John, asks details of his background in 1896. He was admitted to the Industrial Schools in 1869 when five years old. Their records state mother Mary sent to prison then asylum and he admitted from Creswick, but local Watch House Charge book gives children’s names as Daniel and Henry. 25 pages, List 37.
MURPHY, Thomas Joseph. Wife Bridget wrote from Berrigan, NSW in 1908. He, under the name of CARMODY, lived there about a year with another woman, but sent her away when Bridget returned. She subsequently found out about the other woman, the pair quarrelled and he cleared out, leaving her destitute. She is crippled, has lost one of her hands etc. Three of his children are kept by Victorian State government. List 1.
MURRAY, Alexander. Charged with murdering Walter Graham BLACKLOW at Stratford Gippsland in 1914. File includes a Trial Brief, legal opinion after Coroner’s report etc. List 116.
MURRAY, Angus John, real name Henry James DONNELLY, married Ruby Josephine Symes OLIVER in Sth Australia in 1901; married Daisy Mabel GATES in Ballarat in 1914. Both certificates on file as police planned to charge him with bigamy, but no prosecution. 33 pages, List 115.
MURRAY, Bridget, 83 years, Balaclava, took poison as tired of life in 1915. No prosecution. 4 pages, List 117.
MURRAY, F., Sydney, NSW, widow, wrote in 1905 re Oliver SMITH, was he staying at a hotel in Melbourne with a woman, if so he has committed bigamy. The writer’s sister is his wife and she has been keeping her and their two children for a year. 3 pages, List 64.
MURRAY, Georgena. Wrote from Wallsend in 1906 re her husband David who had deserted her and their boy. 6 pages, List 5.
MURRAY, Quentin Ashton, electrician, sought by mother in law Mrs A. McLEAN, Marrickville in 1913; he had deserted his wife. Not found. 6 pages, List 105.
MUSS, Jane, Richmond, attempted suicide in the Yarra in 1912, rescued by Denziel BRITTON. Daughter Lena BROWN contacted. 3 pages, List 105.
MYERS, Hannah. Elderly woman, died in brothel of Ellen ROSE, Bendigo, 1886. List 1.
MYERS, Isaac, known as Nick. Escaped from military custody in 1919, while being bought to Melbourne; a Sapper, 40 yrs, well known in Adelaide as a hairdresser. One small photo and an enlargement of him in uniform on file. 12 pages, some repeats. List 1.
MYRTLEFORD STATE SCHOOL. Principal Timothy Robert LEHANE reports suspicious fire in 1918. File has statements from him, James Timothy Lehane, 9 year old Bernard Lehane, teachers Dorothy Clare MacDERMID, Mary LOWERSON, Mary ATTRIDGE, cleaner Emily TEAKEL and residents Catherine BROWN and Teenie and Isobel ROBERTSON. 20 pages, List 120.
MYSLIS, J.H. [Joseph Hyman] Bailiff, Local Court, Coolgardie, wrote in 1896, asking for references from local police; he was for 13 years at Sorrento. This is done, and a thank you letter is on the file. 5 pages, List 36.
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NAISMITH, Mary, widow, is working in the Munitions Factory in 1916, but can’t earn enough to support her children, asks financial help. 2 pages, List 80.
NAPPER, Thomas, attempted suicide by Lysol poison at Collingwood in 1915. Parents are farmers at Sale; 33 years. Recovered, sent to private hospital of Sister L. HILLS, Fitzroy. 7 pages, List 80.
NASH, William Charles Henry, licensee, Bush Inn, Carlton, charged with unlawful possession of 50 yards of silk in 1919. Acquitted, Customs Dept claims silk, and he writes agreeing not to claim it. 9 pages, List 27.
NATHAN, Mrs. Alice, committed suicide at Fitzroy in 1917 on hearing of the death of her husband in the war. His mother Mrs. M.R. Nathan, wrote from London seeking details. 5 pages, list 75.
NATION, Mrs Maud, of Browns Plains near Chiltern, wrote in 1906, asking if a young man now in New Zealand, could join the police force without coming to Melbourne. 1 page, List 3.
NATIONAL MUSEUM (VICTORIA). Police report on finding of human bones in a hollow tree near Coleraine by Herbert JARRETT and Herbert MURTAGH in 1906. Bones subsequently identified as Aboriginal, and given to the museum. 10 pages, List 4.
NAVEZ, Charles, a Belgian, sought by J.D. BRANCOURT, Bankstown NSW in 1918; he was his wife’s cousin. Found. 8 pages, List 120.
NAYLOR, Charles Leonard, wanted for maintenance of wife S. and two children in Prahran in 1917. He was a professional singer, believed in Adelaide; real name HANKS. 7 pages, List 74.
NEAGLE, George James, married Alice BLUMEL in Melbourne in 1911, committing bigamy. His first wife was Rosa RYALL; marriage certificate on file. 27 pages and two photos. List 101.
NEEDHAM, Hercules, sought by mother M. of Leichardt, Sydney, in 1906. He left there in 1905; dying father wants to see him. 21 yrs. Not found. 6 pages, List 26.
NEEDLE, Martha. Charged with murder; file re exhumation of children etc. 27 pages, List 1.
NEELY, William. U.S. Consul in Melbourne wrote in 1896 on behalf of US friends. He was formerly at Beechworth. Found, almost a cripple. 5 pages, List 36.
NEILSEN, Mrs. D., Pyrmont Street Sydney, wrote in 1917 re her husband Neil, who deserted her c1913; is a painter, 37 years. Asks if Trueman Neilsen, a singer, is him; no. 6 pages, List 72.
NEILSON, Robert W., Penola, S.A., wrote in 1920 re his wife Maggie who took the baby and left there for Melbourne some time ago; has not returned home. Not found. 11 pages, List 69.
NELKEN, Leo, East Melbourne, complains in 1916 that local police had revealed information about him to a newspaper. Detailed report provided. 13 pages, List 79.
NELMES, Samuel Albert, Northcote. Writes strange letter in 1902. Report states he has an “ill-balanced brain” and gives his background. 9 pages, List 16. CONNECTION FOUND
NELSON, Mrs., Footscray, complains to chief commissioner of police in 1896 that her daughter Lizzie, a barmaid at the Portland Hotel in Russell St. Melbourne has ‘gone completely to the bad … has a fancy man William KENNEDY who has a criminal record’ etc. Very detailed report on Lizzie and the family; licensee Mrs. Ellen WAUGH mentioned. 8 pages, List 35.
NELSON, Peter, Beeac. Child Queeny died suddenly in 1898, 4 weeks old. Report on, not suspicious. 2 pages, List 22.
NELSON, Mrs S., Ryde NSW, wrote in 1912 re her son Harry, 15 years, who left home 10 months ago and was believed in Melbourne. Not found. 4 pages, List 104.
NELSON, Sarah. Master in Lunacy requests information on, admitted Collingwood Asylum in 1868. Husband Andrew is a Norweigan, real name A. Julius NIELSON; mother Mrs. BENNETT. 9 pages, List 4.
NELSON, Sarah. Mother died at Geelong, father left four children in Orphan Asylum. In 1885 Sarah, 20 yrs, Christine 15 yrs were in service in Melbourne; alleged seduction of 15 year old Christine by Harry JEFFERYS, a sailor on the Cerebus. Investigation, but no prosecution. List 1.
NELSON, William J., Hodel via Townsville Qld., wrote in 1915 re H.L. CHAMPION, a school teacher there, who got into financial trouble. Nelson lent him money, and rather than pay it back he has left for Melbourne and is believed on his way back to England. Reply states it is not a police matter. 6 pages, List 117.
NETHERSOLE, C.W. Series of letters in 1915 re Oliver MARKS, whose wife and child left him and went to the country. His daughter Dora took out a maintenance order, but Marks absconded. Nethersole critical of slowness of police action. List 1.
NEUMANN, Christian, 66 years. Information sought by niece Mrs E.F. DRUIGAN/DUNGAN, Hawthorn. He left Melbourne for WA years ago and has not replied to her letters. Found. 7 pages, List 112.
NEVILLE, Mrs Emma, Sydney, wrote in 1908 asking confirmation that her husband Patrick had died at Durham Lead recently. They are separated and his parents have care of the children. Confirmed. Response to her finds she has moved to Yerranderie and is living with a male. 8 pages, List 85.
NEVINS, Wilton. A commercial traveller living in Camberwell, he was robbed by Stanley WITHEL, a friend of his domestic servant Annie SIMPSON in1913. File includes letter of thanks from Nevins. 13 pages, List 8.
NEWBOULD, Ethel, wrote from Footscray in 1912 re her husband Rupert, c. 25 years, bread carter, who had deserted her. She believed he was droving with Nelson MONTAGUE in NSW. Her father Thomas ALLITT guarantees to pay extradition costs. Warrant withdrawn when she divorces him in 1916. 14 pages, List 34.
NEWBERY, Mrs A.L., Campsie NSW, wrote in 1913 re her brother Maurice McKINNIARY, who was working in West Melbourne and wrote that he was ill; she is concerned as she has not heard since. Found, using name McINTYRE. 13 pages, some damaged, List 108.
NEWBURY, Frederick. Sister Mrs. S. PORTER, Erskinville Sydney, wrote in 1904; has heard he has been killed, seeks details which are provided. 6 pages, List 56.
NEW DEMPSEY’S GOLD MINING CO., Gaffney’s Creek, J.H. EGAN legal manager. In 1909 Directors thought that gold stealing was occurring. 7 pages, List 87. Further file. 4 pages, List 87.
NEWELL, Emily, St. Kilda, wrote in 1904 re the warrant she has taken out for child maintenance on Donald ADAMS of Rochester. 3 pages, List 74.
NEWHAM, John, Ballarat, wrote in 1914 complaining that Melbourne police treated his friend – LOONEY very badly when they and – GORRY were at the Tasmanian races. Report states that Looney is William BURROWS alias NASH and gives detailed report on background. 20 pages, List 114.
NEWLANDS, Christina. Wrote from Melbourne in 1877 seeking her uncle William TOOMATH; found. 5 pages, List 5.
NEWMAN, Mrs. Emma. Deserted by husband James David Newman in 1898, living in a hut at Eldridge’s sawmill at Wahgunyah; due to give birth soon. Neighbour Mrs. HIGGINS writes to police re assisting her. File covers her trip to Melbourne and return, comment on his brother William at Benalla etc. 41 pages, List 16.
NEWMAN, Isabel. Suicided at Mordialloc in 1913, a baby farmer who had killed two infants. Other Newman family mentioned were Thomas Charles, Thomas Oldfield, Alice Annie and Isabel Collier, and other names were Dr Crawford H. MOLLISON, Mrs Amy TOPPIN and Mrs Dolly FOLEY. List 15.
NEWMAN, Leslie Charles, arrested in Sydney for wife desertion in 1918, a tramway employee. 20 pages, List 120.
NEWMAN, Mary, attempted suicide at Northcote in 1912; 41 years, husband George and son Charles were both iron workers. 5 pages, List 104.
NEWMAN, Percy Robert, born Dunedin New Zealand, married Martha Ann SHORT in 1908. They separated in 1909; in 1917 she asks police to find him to support her, believes he has married again. Copy of 1916 marriage certificate to Florence May NEANDER on file and quite detailed report on situation. Although he is a bigamist, the charge is dropped. 41 pages, List 72.
NICHAMIN, Isaac, deserted wife Jane and children Olga and Levi c1904. In 1914 she traced him to New Zealand, living as NEESHARMAN and asked police to get maintenance from him. 19 pages, List 110.
NICHOLLS, Elizabeth, Long Gully, wrote several letters in 1904-05 re her husband Joseph who went to W.A. four years ago, and has stopped sending maintenance for her and their 5 children. 17 pages, List 64.
NICHOLLS, Ernest A., Constable, Sydney, wrote in 1912 asking for help to find his sister Fanny Adelaide, not heard from for 2 months. She was employed by Mrs. EWINS of Aspendale. Photo on file. 4 pages, List 34.
NICHOLLS, Herbert, Cummergunga Mission. Wrote to the Chief Commissioner in 1914 re drinking and disturbances there. Local police report he was used as a sort of spy previously, not required now. List 116.
NICHOLLS, John. Herbal specialist. False registration of eight children, Mrs. Sophia DENNIS involved. Large file covering 1894-1898. List 1.
NICHOLLS, John. Warrant taken out in 1915 by Helena CLANCY, Marysville for child desertion. His children Florrie 7 years and Edna 4 years, were left with her, but he’s stopped paying maintenance. A widower and sawmill hand, c35 years. Partially traced. 19 pages, List 115.
NICHOLLS, W.A., Ararat, 1902. Applies to join force, served in South Africa. 1 page, List 12.
NICHOLLS, William, Stawell, widower, wrote in 1914 re Isobell WALTERS, spinster, whom he married in 1913 and who subsequently ran away and is believed to have bigamously married William WEARNE. Mrs M. ELLIOTT, Carlton, reports her actions to Nicholls. Copies of both marriage certificates on file. 18 pages, List 113.
NICHOLS, W. Writes from Regina Canada in 1898; is a member of the North West Mounted Police, with five years experience, is 30yrs, applies to join police in Victoria. 1 page, List 7.
NICHOLSON, Alfred, a Frenchman, sought by Will FLOOD, Darlinghurst, Sydney in 1912; letter on file from Kit HUDSON, who has been investigating him, claims he borrows money from women then leaves them. 9 pages, List 105.
NICHOLSON, Edith, Albury NSW, wrote in 1913; her husband John left home months ago, 50 years old. His brother Ted is in Brunswick, his sister is Mrs SQUIRE, a daughter is Mrs L. MORRIS of Footscray. 5 pages, List 106.
NICHOLSON, Edith, Wandiligong, wrote in 1919 complaining that her husband (unnamed) a baker, was not paying maintenance on time. Report gives background to case. 8 pages, List 111.
NICHOLSON, Rev. Joseph, Maryborough, Victoria. Series of letters in 1905 re local betting arrangements at Highland Society, and copies of newspapers. Large file, List 52.
NICHOLSON, L.M. Sought in 1898 by daughter Maggie Grace Nicholson of Dromana, last heard of in Elsternwick. 10 pages, List 21.
NICOL, Andrew, left Melbourne for Dulbery NSW in 1895, c25 years, a Scot. Information sought by Mrs. WEST of West Melbourne, ‘he is wanted very urgent.’ Found. 8 pages, List 30.
NICOLELLA/NICOLETTA, Nicola. Italian Consul wrote in 1905 on behalf of his mother who was anxious about him, hadn’t heard for a year, he was cc 22 years old. 8 pages, List 9.
NICOLSON, Charles William Balfour, 38 years, station manager; secret enquiries sought by wife in Toorak in 1902. Had been in Sydney. She believes he is with Fanny MOSS nee MARTIN. Several letters on file. 13 pages, List 62
NIGHTINGALE, John Hollier, file re his damaging a railway bridge at Moorabool, brothers George and Frederick SCALES witnesses. 14 pages, List 13.
NIVEN, Colin, grazier, Moyerisk, did not register daughter Isabel Kate, born in 1900, until 1901, in order to avoid vaccination. File re possible prosecution. 15 pages, List 52.
NOACK, Friedrich Wilhelm. German Consul Melbourne seeks death certificate in 1908; born 1807 Schoneberg, believed died Victoria 1888. 3 pages, List 5.
NOBLE, Frederick Manderville, deserted wife in Ballarat in 1901. In 1911 injured at Broken Hill, where he was known as David MILLER, by which time he had remarried and had 3 children. Incomplete file. 5 pages, List 99.
NOBLE, Hannah Ashton, Winter’s Flat, Castlemaine, wrote a series of strange letters 1904-1906 making various accusations; on file. In 1912 a neighbor, Ellen N. WILKINSON complained of her behavior; local doctors certify as insane, but not sent to asylum and complains. 43 pages, List 103.
NOBLE, John, Richmond, queries the medical rejection of his application to join police force in 1905, asks reconsideration. 7 pages, List 69.
NOLAN, William, and William BLACK, were found guilty of shop-breaking and stealing at the tailor’s shop of Joseph Franklin BARBER in 1918. File includes brief of case and huge maps of site and surrounding location. 18 pages and large map, List 119.
NOONAN, John James. Wife Annie of Kogarah NSW wrote in 1913. He left her 3 years ago, and now she has had a letter from him in Pentridge. Asks details, which are supplied. 6 pages, List 109.
NORMAN, Arthur, complains to the Governor he was taken out of prison in 1895, and to Malvern Court without being able to change out of gaol clothes, which told against him in subsequent court case. 10 pages, List 26.
NORMAN, Walter George, wanted for failure to maintain his children Olive and Leonard; his wife took the family to South Australia where her mother lived. He was arrested in Sydney in 1920. His mother was Mrs. FRENCH. Photo of him in military uniform on file. A large file, with some duplication. List 70.
NORTH, Mrs. A., wrote from King Lake in 1899 re her sister – ANDERSON, who had gone into service at Kirkella Station near Stawell. Due to return home to her mother in Prahran, she had not done so. Mother, a German, was worried. Found. 9 pages, List 49.
NORTON, J., Gillenbah via Narrandera NSW, wrote in 1909 offering to take two of his deceased brother John’s children. Detailed report on arrangements for the six children. 6 pages, List 89.
NOTMAN, Thomas and wife, Lancefield. Adopt a child abandoned on their doorstep in 1867. 6 pages, List 35.
NOTT, A. South Yarra, 1920 letter requesting return of pea rifle confiscated from son Oswald by Healesville Court. 4 pages, List 3.
NOTT, Mrs Alfred, sought by W.H. TRAVERS, Orange NSW in 1910; she was a one time married to his grandfather. 9 pages, List 94.
NUBIE, Lizzie. Qld. Aborigine, c18 years old, working as a nurse girl at Wycheproof, 1898. Alleges rape by Hugh Anderson; gives birth to a child at Maryborough, but it dies. He is charged with the offence. Large file. List 1.
NUGENT, Jane, charged Thomas WHITFIELD with deserting his illegitimate child in 1894. He was a miner, 27 years, whose parents were in Creswick area. In 1896 he was arrested at Ensay. 28 pages, List 42.
NUGENT, John, Irish, shoemaker, c48 years, deserted wife at Brooklyn near Footscray in 1892. Found interstate, but unable to support her. 6 pages, List 38.
NUNAMAKER, Howard. Information sought by wife E.P., in Adelaide in 1915. He was an American; has heard he was in gaol, will come to Melbourne and take him home – is of drunken habits. Letter she wrote to him is still on the file. 16 pages, List 79.
NUTTALL, Florence, left mother in Myrtleford and took a job in Melbourne in 1903. A.T. HUGHES writes on behalf of her mother who is German and can’t write in English. She wants her daughter sent home. 4 pages, List 69.
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