Wife & Child Deserters
WIFE & CHILD DESERTERS IN AUSTRALIA IN THE 19th & 20th CENTURIES
During my searches through miscellaneous police correspondence files I have come across many references to wife, child (and occasionally husband) deserters. Some of these files also include a photograph of the deserter, and this web page is a listing of such files.
SEARCH THE VICTORIAN INDEX
SEARCH THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INDEX
ARRANGING COPIES OF THE FILES
Please note that I do not have this material in my possession; it is held at the Public Record Office. As the PRO are now phasing out photocopies, and have a digital camera available for researchers, I will only be offering digital copies. The various pricing options available for an individual file are:
$55 to copy up to 20 pages and deliver to you via a File Transfer system.
$60 to copy up to 20 pages, burn to a CD and post to an address in Australia.
$68 to copy up to 20 pages, copy to a USB stick and post to an address in Australia.
An additional fee would be payable for bigger files, and a discount is available for multiple file orders.
I am also willing to provide the reference so that a researcher can visit the PRO and view the material themselves, but do ask the minimum fee of $45 to provide this information, as I’ve spent hundreds if not thousands of hours over many years compiling the information.
When someone requested a file I have kept a note of their details, and placed a CONNECTION FOUND next to the relevant entry. If in the future someone else requests the same file, I put the two researchers in touch with one another. As this webpage is now some twenty years old however, I have found that many of the older email addresses are no longer working, so have discarded those references, and the ‘Connection Found’ entries prior to 2016.
Either send a cheque in Australian Dollars made out to Harriland Press to PO Box 92, Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia, 3131, or email me to obtain details for a direct credit to our account. If living overseas, the cheapest payment method is something like Western Union.
- Remember to supply your own address, including if possible, an email address.
- You will be emailed when your letter arrives, and again when your order has been posted to you.
- My email address is hdh1[at]ozemail.com.au (you will need to remove the ‘at’ and replace with @).