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People arrested & victims of crime: Cloncurry (Qld)

This page lists names of offenders and victims of crime from Police Department, Cloncurry Station: register of police charges laid at the watchhouse for part of 1874-1876 and 1887-1891. These records are useful for genealogy and local history.

The names include people charged at Cloncurry, prisoners in the watchhouse overnight en route from other places (including Boulia and Croydon), victims of crime, and neglected children taken into custody.

Details given in the original source generally include date and hour of apprehension;  prisoner's name, age, occupation, country or State of origin, religion and level of educationoffence;  previous convictions if known;  property found on prisoner;  signature of person receiving the property (often the prisoner);  how the case was disposed of (fine, imprisonment, discharged, remanded, sent to asylum / hospital, committed for sentence at which court and when);  and sometimes bail details.

For people mentioned in watchhouse records, more details are often in other sources (Court, prison or mental asylum records, criminal depositions, murder files, Police Gazettes, etc.)

Explanation of names below:

  • Date range: 18 Feb 1887 to 31 Dec 1891, plus a loose page at the front for 20 Mar 1874 to (allegedly) 14 Apr 1875, but closer inspection suggests that it is probably 1876, not 1875.
  • Includes offenders, victims, and persons into whose care neglected children were placed. Police officers are indexed only if they were victims of assault etc.
  • If a prisoner's signature has a different spelling from the one officially recorded, a cross-reference has sometimes (but not always) been made.
  • 'see' / 'or' usually indicate either an alias or an alternative interpretation of the handwriting;  'from' usually indicates the place from which a prisoner was being transferred;  'other' means someone other than a prisoner or victim.
  • '...' means that I could not decipher some letters.
  • A question mark means handwriting was very difficult to read so the spelling is in doubt.
  • 'Ab' = Aboriginal or part Aboriginal.
  • Some abbreviated names ('Jas' for James, 'Jno' for John etc.) are indexed as they appear in the records, and some have been expanded.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Apostrophes have been removed from names such as O'KEEFFE.
  • If there is more than one entry for a name, the same person may be mentioned more than once, or there may be several people with the same name. The only way to find out is to inspect the original source.
  • Scroll through the list. Names may have been spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • For names below, you can obtain copies from the original records.

List of names

- Billy
- Billy (Ab) (victim)
- Billy (Ab)
- Boney
- Brady (Ab)
- Brady (Ab)
- Denny (Ab)
- Goolasan (Afghan)
- Goulza (or Gulza, Afghan)
- Goulza
- Jack (Ab)
- Jack (Ab)
- Jack (Ab)
- Jack (Ab)
- Jack (Ab)
- Jack (Ab)
- Jack (Ab)
- Maggie (halfcaste Ab) (other)
- Mullah (Afghan)
- Mullah (victim)
- Spider (Ab)
- Toby (Ab)
- Toby (Ab)
- Topsy
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AH CHIT
AH CHIT
AH DEE (victim)
AH FAT (victim)
AH HING Tommy
AH HING Tommy
AH HONG (victim)
AH MONK T
AH MOY Tommy
AH SAM
AH SAM Tommy (victim)
AH SEE
AH SEE
AH SIN - or AH SING
AH SING
AH SING
AH SING
AH WING
AH WING
AH WING
AH WING
AH WING
ALLEN William (victim)
ALLEN William
ANDERSON Andrew
ANDERSON Anthony
ANDERSON Daniel
ANDERSON John
ANDERSON John
ANDERSON William
ANDERSON William
ASHTON Fred
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BARRETT John
BARTLETT Thomas ? - see Thomas UNDERWOOD
BLACK Thomas
BLACKBURN Maurice
BRADEY P J (victim)
BRENAN John
BRIERETY Fred
BRIERTY Frederick William ?
BROWN Charles
BROWN Charles
BRYANT Thomas (victim)
BURKE Jack
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CACEY James - signs CASEY
CAIN George
CAMPBELL M (Mrs) (victim)
CAMPBELL M (Mrs) (victim)
CARLIN John
CARLYLE James
CARROLL John (victim)
CASEY James - see CACEY
CHAMBERS Harry
CHING FOO
CHURNSIDE William John
CLAYTON R J?
COCHERAN James
CODY Denis
COLE Arther
COLLINS Frederick G (victim)
CONNOLLY R (victim)
COPPIN Harry
CORBETT Lewis
COURTNEY John
CRAWLEY John
CRAWLEY John
CRAWLEY Matthew
CRIBB Thomas
CROFTS Thomas - see CROSS John
CROFTS Thomas - see CROSS John
CROFTS Thomas - see CROSS John
CROFTS Thomas - see CROSS John
CROSS John - or Thomas CROFTS
CROSS John - or Thomas CROFTS
CROSS John - or Thomas CROFTS
CROSS Thomas J?
CUNY S ? (victim)
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DAVIS Mathew
DAVIS Mathias
DAVISON Frank
DENEHY James
DENNY Fred
DENNY Fredrick
DICKSON George
DONOVAN Daniel
DOOLING James
DOON James - or DUNNE
DOUGAL John
DOWNES William
DUBOIS Francis (Frank)
DUNNE James - or DOON
DWYER Patrick
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EDMONDS Sam
EDMONDS Sam
ENTRICKEN Thomas
ENTRIKAN Allice (victim)
ENTRIKAN Robert
ESCOTT William
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FAUST Christie
FEREU William ?
FOLEY - (victim) killed Aug 1887
FOOK Lee (victim)
FRENCH Stephen
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GALLAGHER John
GALLAGHER John
GALLAGHER John
GEARING Arthur (victim)
GORMAN James
GUILFOY John
GUILFOY John
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HAMILTON John (victim)
HAMILTON John (victim)
HANKINS John - or PLAISTED
HANKINS John
HARVEY Hugh
HEENAN James
HEENAN James
HENDRICK Robert B
HINCHEY John - see OBRIEN
HINCHEY John - or OBRIEN
HINCHEY John - or OBRIEN
HOGARTH Alexander
HOGARTH Donald
HOGARTH Richard M ? (victim)
HORNE Colville Melrose
HOUDEN John
HOURIGAN John (victim)
HUGHES Owen
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JAMES William
JOHNSTON John
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KELSEY James
KENNEDY John
KIERNAN Edward
KIRBY John
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LACEY James (victim)
LEE FOOK (victim)
LYONS Danial
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McCARTHY Clara (child)
McCARTHY Elizabeth (child)
McCARTHY William (child)
McCLEAN James
McCLEAN James
McDONALD Robert (victim)
McGILLIVARY A S (victim)
McGILLIVRAY A S (victim)
McGRATH John
McINTIRE James
McINTIRE James
McLENNAN J Hamilton (victim)
McLEOD Norman
McLEOD Norman
McMASTER Robert
McMASTER Robert
McMASTER Robert
McPHERSON James (victim)
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MAINEM Daniel
MANGAN Edward
MARTIN William P
MATTHEWS J J ?
MAYNARD Henary John (victim - Tambo)
MELLON Thomas
MELLON Thomas
MONAHAN Timothy
MONK Frank H
MORAN William ?
MULLIGAN Edward
MUNN William
MURRAY David Edmund? (victim)
MURRAY William
MURRAY William Nicholas H.
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NEILSON Thomas
NELSON Thomas
NICOL Owen (child)
NICOL Walter (child)
NILSON Thomas
NOLAN - (Constable) (victim)
NUNN W H
NUNN William Henry
NUNN William Henry
NUNN William Henry
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OBRIEN Denis
OBRIEN John
OBRIEN John
OBRIEN John
OBRIEN John - or HINCHEY
OBRIEN John - see HINCHEY
OBRIEN John - see HINCHEY
OBRIEN William Thomas (victim)
OKEEFE E J (victim)
OKEEFE Edward James (victim)
OKEEFE Edward James
OKEEFE George
OKEEFE George
OKEEFFE Ellen (victim)
OKEEFFE George
OMALLY Peter (victim)
ORMOND (victim)
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PAGE William ?
PHARR H H (victim)
PHELPS Henry Randall
PHILLIPPS Adam Row
PHILLIPS Adam Row
PLAISTED John - see HANKINS
POLE Leopold ?
PRATT George
PRICE Arthur
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REDDIN Charles
ROBERTS Daniel (victim) - or ROGERS
ROBINSON John
ROBINSON John
ROCHDALE Maggie (victim, part-Ab)
ROGERS Daniel (victim) - or ROBERTS
ROGERS William
ROSS John
ROSS John
ROSS John
ROSS John
ROSS John
ROSS John
ROSS John
RUXTON Henery
RUXTON Henry
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SALVESER Thomas
SCHROEDER Frank
SCHROEDER Frank
SELLAN Thomas
SELLEN Thomas
SELLEN Thomas - see also SELLAN
SHARP George
SHARPE William
SHAW Alexander
SMITH Thomas
SMYTH Henry
SOL Tommy (Chinese)
SOMERFELD Andrew
SOMERFELD Andrew
SOMERFELD Andrew
SOMERFELD Mary
SOMERFELD Mary
STACK Patrick
STACK Patrick
STACK Patrick
STARMER Ellen (child)
STARMER Fredrick John ? (victim)
STARMER William A ?
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TALTY Michael (victim)
TAYLOR W (Mrs) (victim)
TAYLOR William
TAYLOR William
THOMA Gaulis
THOMAN Gollus
THOMPSON J M
THORNTON Harry - see Percival WRIGHT
THORNTON Harry - see Percival WRIGHT
THORNTON Harry - see Percival WRIGHT
THORNTON Harry - see Percival WRIGHT
THORTON Harry - see Percival WRIGHT
TOMA Jacob
TONACK Frederick
TONACK Frederick
TRANBY John
TUILLIER Philip Henry
TWEEDLE Richard
TWEEDLE Richard
TWILLIER Philip Henry
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UHR H G
UNDERWOOD Thomas - or BARTLETT?
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WALDON Danial
WALSH John
WALTERS Charles ?
WARD Denis
WARD W J (victim)
WARDELL B J
WARDELL B J
WEBSTER John
WETT William
WHEELHOUSE Fredrick
WHEELHOUSE Fredrick
WHEELHOUSE Fredrick
WHOPPODOUAH John
WILLIAMS Kars
WILLIAMS Kars
WILLIAMS Kars
WILLIAMS William
WILLIAMS William
WILMER (victim)
WINDRED Elizabeth A
WINDRED Elizabeth Anne
WINDRED F V
WOODGATE William
WRIGHT Percival - or Harry THORNTON (4 entries)
WYNNE John (victim)
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ZAMPATTI James  (victim)
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Other suggestions

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

As a professional genealogist, Archives research is how I earn a living, so...

If you want me to go to the Archives and copy the original record, my fee is $15 for one entry plus $8 for each additional entry. If the same name is listed twice, that is two entries. The fee covers out-of-pocket expenses plus my time (eg, travel, and finding, copying and sending the information). See how to send requests and payment.



Other Suggestions

Police Gazettes.

Stewart's Creek (Townsville) prison records.

Published indexes (Mining Leases Index 1871-1940; Cloncurry Cemetery Burial Register Index 1898-1994; Cloncurry Lawn Cemetery Burial Register Index 1963-1995; Cloncurry Memorials Burial Records Index 1861-1985; Cloncurry Advocate; Cloncurry News & Mt. Isa Record).

Police watchhouse records for other areas.

Court, prison and mental asylum records, criminal depositions, murder files, other police records, etc. Search this site or see my book Tips for Queensland Research.

Specialist Indexes in Australia: a genealogist's guide mentions an index to Cloncurry bank journals.

My other genealogy sites have more advice, and more names from records in archives.

Search this site  (do NOT use apostrophes; read search results page carefully)

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