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Queensland Public Curator Insanity Files
Surnames beginning with T

Does your family history have someone who 'vanished'? If you cannot find a death certificate or if children were raised by someone other than a parent, check mental asylum records. Reasons for admission included epilepsy, head injury, alcoholism, birth defects and depression (especially post-natal depression). Many patients (adults and children) spent only days or weeks in an asylum, and descendants would be unaware of that.

Insanity files (which are only closed for 75 years from the date of the last document in the file) are different from case books. Public Curator insanity files are mainly about getting someone to pay for the patient's maintenance, so they often have superb information about the patient's relatives.

There are files for people admitted to mental asylums at Goodna (Woogaroo / Wolston Park), Toowoomba (Willowburn) and Ipswich (Sandy Gallop). File contents vary, but they usually give dates of admission and discharge or death, and many have letters from the patient or his/her relatives, police reports, certificates, wills, divorce details, lists of property, etc. Information about relatives may include addresses, biographical data, children, employment history, property, financial and social circumstances, etc.

To research mental asylum patients, use all available sources, including those listed in 'Other Suggestions' (below 'Copying Service').

Explanation of these lists of names:

  • Source: Register of insanity files c.1865-1918. Some names are missing from the register, so check other sources too. If the file is missing, get brief details from the register.
  • Scroll through the list to find spelling variants. Some names are spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • UPPERCASE for SURNAMES.
  • Names without a surname, eg Ada (Aboriginal), are listed under the first letter of the name.
  • '..' means that I could not decipher some letters.
  • A question mark means handwriting was very difficult to read and the spelling is in doubt.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Apostrophes have been removed from names (eg, O'HANLAN is listed as OHANLAN).
  • Some diacritical marks such as umlauts were removed by the indexing software.
  • If there are two entries for a name, there may be two files for the same person, or two people with the same name. To find out, use the original records.
  • For names listed below, I offer a research and copying service (that link leads to instructions).
  • I also offer a research service for other patients if they were admitted before 1946. Use this request form (opens in a new window).

 Names beginning with: A, B   C, D   E, F   G, H   I, J   K, L   M   N, O   P, Q   R   S   T   U, V

'U' and 'V' surnames have been added! Future additions will be announced on What's New.

Explanation of these names

Tabooka (South Sea Islander)
TAIT William
TAITE Julia
Takbuckal
TALBETT Philip
TALBETT Phillip
TALBOT Dora
TALLEY Michael
TAM SIE Lilley
TAMBERLIN John
TAMBERLIN John Thomas
TANGNEY Sophia
TANNA Jack
TANNA Peter (South Sea Islander)
TANNER Helen Hilda
TANSLEY Robert J
TANT James
TAPPOLET James Richard
Tara Singh (Indian)
Tarbarrow
TARDALE Louisa Mary ?
TARN Tom
TARRANT George
TARRIER Noah
TATE Annie
TATES Joseph
TAYLOR Amelia
TAYLOR Annie
TAYLOR Dudley
TAYLOR Eleanor
TAYLOR Elizabeth
TAYLOR Frederick
TAYLOR James Alexander
TAYLOR Janet Allen
TAYLOR John
TAYLOR John William
TAYLOR Lily
TAYLOR Margaret
TAYLOR Mary
TAYLOR Mary Ann
TAYLOR Rebecca
TAYLOR Sarah Ann
TAYLOR Sarah Ann
TAYLOR Walter
TAYLOR William
TAYLOR William
TAYLOR William Martin
TEAGUE William
TEDDIMAN William Francis
TEDDS Beatrice
TEDFORD Jane
TEITHMANN Lizzie
TELFER Emma M
TELTY Arthur W
TEMPEST Mary Vane
TEMPLETON Robert
TEMPY Frederick
TENNANT Thomas
Tennehow ? (South Sea Islander)
TENNYSON Thomas
TERREY Marion
Terrick (Aboriginal)
TERRILL John
TERRIS Elizabeth
TERRY Clara Ann
TESCH Martha
TESKE Frank J Patrick
TESKE Teresa
Tessy (part Aboriginal)
TETLOW Thomas
TEW Catherine
TEWS Mary
THAIN Mary
THALLON Jessie
THATCHER Albert Edward
THEOBALD Ellen
THEPEN Willie
THIEDECKE Otto Fred William
THIMPKIN William
THINE Jessie
THIRKETTLE Mary Jane
THODEN Mary
THOMAS Adelaide Sophia
THOMAS Alfred
THOMAS Arthur James
THOMAS Charles Frank
THOMAS Charles Hugh
THOMAS Eliza
THOMAS Isaac
THOMAS James
THOMAS John
THOMAS John Frederick
THOMAS Margaret
THOMAS Mary Ivy
THOMAS Owen
THOMAS Robert Ernest
THOMAS Sarah Gwenyfred ?
THOMAS Sarah Jane
THOMAS Thomas
THOMAS William
THOMAS William
THOMASSON Walter H
THOMASSON William
THOMPSON Charles
THOMPSON Charles
THOMPSON Charles (or THOMSON)
THOMPSON Donald
THOMPSON Elizabeth
THOMPSON Frank
THOMPSON Frederick C
THOMPSON George
THOMPSON George Campbell
THOMPSON Henry Edward
THOMPSON Hephzibah
THOMPSON Hester A
THOMPSON James
THOMPSON James
THOMPSON Jane Elizabeth
THOMPSON John
THOMPSON Maria Martha
THOMPSON Matthew
THOMPSON May
THOMPSON Richard
THOMPSON Richard
THOMPSON Thomas
THOMPSON V A (d.1923)
THOMPSON William
THOMPSON William
THOMPSON William
THOMPSON William
THOMPSON William
THOMPSON William
THOMPSON William
THOMSEN Oscar L
THOMSETT Margaret Raymond ?
THOMSON Anthony
THOMSON Charles (or THOMPSON)
THOMSON Elizabeth Muriel
THOMSON Elizabeth Muriel
THOMSON Frederick C (see THOMPSON)
THOMSON George
THORNE Samuel Arthur
THORNETT Amy
THORNTON Joseph
THORNTON Margaret Julia
THORNTON Mary
THORNTON William L
THORP Albert Arthur
THORSELL Andrew
THURECHT George
THURLOS Timothy
THYGESEN Harold
THYNNE Margaret
THYRD John Alfred
TIBBETT Herbert
TICKLE David
TICKLE William
TIDY Richard
TIERNAY Thomas
TIERNEY John Joseph
TIERNEY Mary
TIERNEY Thomas
TIGHE Owen
TIGHE Patrick
TILL John Cook
TILLS Adelaide
TILLYER Ebenezer
TILNEY Elizabeth
TILNEY Martha Ann Grace
TILNEY Walter
Timbararie (South Sea Islander)
TIMM Frederick
Timothy (South Sea Islander)
TINBAYNE Randolph
TINBECK John
TINDAL James F
Tip Toe (female Aboriginal)
TIPPER Maria
TIPPETT Thomas John
TIPPING Charles
TIPPING John
TIPPING Letitia Glendinning
TITMARSH Robert ?
TOBIN James
TOBIN Larry
TOBIN Sarah
TOBIN Sarah
Toby (Aboriginal)
TOCCHINI A
TODD John
TODD Robert
Tofanna (South Sea Islander)
TOHITT Sambo ?
TOLL Catherine Margaret
TOLMAN Catherine
TOLMAN Robert
TOLSON Louisa
Tombo (South Sea Islander)
TOMKINS Thomas
TOMLIN Nina
TOMLINSON Sterling
Tommy (Aborginal)
Tommy (Aboriginal)
Tommy (Aboriginal)
Tommy (Aboriginal)
Tommy (Aboriginal; alias Mad Tommy)
Tommy Nerang
Tommy
Tommy Ah Hoy
Tommy Ah Sue
Tommy Ah Wing
Tommy Madagascar
Tommy Sue Sing
Tommy Walla Santo (South Sea Islander)
TOMS Elizabeth
TOMS Emily
TONER Edward John
TONG SING
TONGE Margaret
TONKIN Enock
TONKS Clara
TOOHEY Catherine
TOOLAN Hugh
TOOLE Jack
TOOMEY Patrick
TOON Antoinette
TOONER Michael
TOOTLETT Hugh
TOPPIN Eileen
TORBET Phillip (see TALBETT)
TOREETY Allah (Polynesian)
TORPHY Martin
TORPY John
TORRENS Minnie
TOTTENHAM Ellen B
TOVEY Daisy Bertha
TOWELL Alice Mabel
TOWERS Mary Ann
TOWEY James
TOWN George
TOWNER Alfred Ernest
TOWNER Ellen Fanny
TOWNER George M
TOWNLEY Elizabeth
TOWNSEN Eric William Guy
TOWNSEND Alicia
TOWNSEND John
TOWNSEND John
TOWNSEND Sarah A
TOWNSEND William
TOWNSEND William W
TRACE Helena Mary Albertina
TRACEY Arthur
TRACEY Mary Ann
TRAHY Mary
TRAIL Eileen Cynthia
TRAVENA Mary
TREEN Ellen
TREGASKIS James
TREMBLE Joseph Richard
TRENEAR Sidney Percy
TRENERY Alfred Thomas
TRENERY Sarah Jane
TRENTHAM Clara G
TRETHEWEY Gertrude
TRICKEY Eliza
TRIESCHMANN Johanna Eliz
TRIEVES William
TRIHEY Daniel
TRIMS Mary Jane
TRINDER Henry
TRINDER Muriel Stella
TRINDLE Donald Charles
TRONSDELL Eliza
TROST Margaret
TROTLOFF Frederick
TROTT Frank
TROTT Thomas Dowslin
TROTTER George
TROUT Olive Towers
TROWER Joseph
TROWER Thomas
TROWER William Thomas
TRUEMAN Annie
TRUEMAN Ellen Henrietta
TRUEMAN George
TRUSCOTT Mary Ann
TUBBS Henry Arnold Talbot
TUBMAN William
TUCK Elizabeth
TUCKER Agnes
TUCKER Bill
TUCKER Fanny L
TUCKER Minnie
TUCKERMAN Leopold Ernest
TUCKERMAN Mary Elizabeth
TUDMAN John
TUESLEY Letitia Rose
TUFFERY Alfred
TUFNEL Herbert Thomas
TUITE Michael
TUKE Edward ? (or Edwin)
TUKE Edwin ? (see Edward TUKE)
TULK Charles William
TULK William
TUNE Harriet S
TUNNEY Francis
TUNNY Leonard
TURBYNE Alexander
TURNBULL James
TURNBULL Mary
TURNER Agnes
TURNER Albert
TURNER Arthur A
TURNER Elizabeth
TURNER Elizabeth
TURNER Elizabeth
TURNER John Bailey
TURNER Kate
TURNER Mary Ann
TURNER Sarah Edith
TURPIN Mary H
TURTON Ada Lillian
Turvillac (South Sea Islander)
TUTIN Mary
TUTTLE James
TWADDLE Mary
TWIDALE Rebecca Eleanor
TWINE Emma Louise
TWISS Thomas Albert
TYLER Albert James
TYLER Annie
TYLER Frederick William
How to order a copy of a file

Names beginning with other letters

Copying service. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away for family reasons).

As a professional genealogist, I've spent thousands of hours indexing original records, and it also takes time to travel to a record office, order a bundle/volume, find the relevant file/page, order photocopies or take digital photos, and send them to you; so I charge fees for these services:

Option 1:  If you want me to locate and copy original documents, the total cost will depend on what records are available for a particular patient. You pay for the time it takes me to search various record series, get copies and write a detailed report. Send a deposit of at least $65 per patient (any surplus is refundable). Print the request form (it opens in a new window) and send it by post (not email). See the list of payment methods available. You must either quote full source references and record office location/ID numbers for original records you've already seen, or post copies of those records. If you don't, research may be duplicated, time and money may be wasted, or relevant material may be missed.

Option 2:  I will (for a fee of $3 per entry) provide source references (the record office, its location number for the source, and approximate year) so you can do the work yourself. If the same name is listed (above) twice, that is two entries. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).





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Other Suggestions (links open in a new window)

See my mini-guide 'Researching Queensland Mental Asylum Patients', and check these:

Public Curator insanity files.

Mental asylum case books.

Supreme Court insanity files.

Colonial Secretary's Office in-letters.

Annual Reports of asylums.

Missing Friends records.

Undertaking files.

'Interim Index'.

Police Station watchhouse charge books.

Prison records (eg, Stewart's Creek).

Other records that I'm indexing (watch for announcements on What's New).

Liverpool, Tarban Creek and Parramatta (NSW) mental asylums.

Children in Mental Asylums.

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