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Prisoners at Townsville, North Queensland

Prison records are often very useful for genealogy and family history. For example, one of the many series of prison records for Townsville has provision for prisoner's name;  aliases;  ship and year of arrival;  where born;  religion;  occupation;  age;  height, build, complexion, and hair and eye colour;  ability to read/write;  scars, tattoos etc.

Names below, which include some women and children, are selected entries from 1893-1894, plus a few from 1897, 1898, 1902 and 1905. Searches in the unindexed portion of this register (and in other record series) are feasible, especially if you know an approximate year.

Explanation of names below:

  • Selected entries from 1893-1894, plus a few from 1897, 1898, 1902 and 1905.
  • '..' means no name was stated, or the name is illegible.
  • A question mark means the handwriting was difficult to read and the spelling is in doubt.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Apostrophes have been removed from names such as O'NEILL.
  • Scroll through the list. Names may have been spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • 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 consult the original source.
  • For names below, I can obtain copies of the original records (this link leads to instructions).
  • Other suggestions

Abbe (b.Japan)
ABRAHAMS Herman
Agoris (b.Ceylon)
AH BING
AH CHICK
AH CHICK
AH KIT
AH LEE
AH LOOK
AH PING
AH PING
AH QUAY
AH SAM
AH SAM
AH SOW
AH TIN
AH TING
AH WHY
AH YOUNG
AH YOUNG
Ahree
ALAN Mahomet
Albert (South Sea Islander)
Aliman (b.Batavia)
ALLEN John
ALLWOOD Alfred
Ammon Manbargo (Aboriginal)
AN GEE
AN YEE
ANDERSON Archibald Spencer
ANDERSON Archibald Spencer
ANDERSON Bernard (b.Sweden)
ANDERSON Hugh
ANDREWS Edward
Angboo
Antonia (b.America)
APPOO Singah
Arhami (b.Batavia)
Arhami
Artman
ASHWIN Annie
AVERY Frank
How to get copies

Baboo (see Jack; b.Siam)
BACKTER Charley
BAILEY Joseph (b.ENG)
BAKER Alfred (b.NSW)
BARKASS James
BARRY Thomas
BENNETT George (b.NSW)
BENNETT William J
BENSON John
Billy (Aboriginal)
Billy (Aboriginal)
BLACK Thomas
Black Chris (see Henry James SMITHERS)
BLAKE John Austin
BLAKE John Austin
BLAND Joseph Henry (b.VIC)
BLINKER (see WILLIAMS Henry)
Bluey
BONNAR David
BONNAR David
Boogin (South Sea Islander)
BOWMAN Duncan
BRADLEY John (b.NSW)
BRENNAN Henry
BRENNAN Martin
BRENNAN Patrick (b.IRL)
BROOKS James
BROOKS James
BROOKS James
BROWN John (b.IRL)
BROWN Nellie (b.IRL)
How to get copies

Cackatoo (Aboriginal)
CAMPBELL Alexander
CAMPBELL Alexander (b.IRL)
Carlo (b.India)
Carolus (b.Ceylon)
Carraba (Aboriginal)
CAVANAGH Michael
CHAMBERLAN Albert (b.USA)
Charley (b.Java)
Charley (b.Java)
Charlie (Aboriginal)
Charlie (b.West Indies; see MORERA Marcilino)
CHAUNTLER John
CHICK Alfred (b.NSW)
CHIN SEE LING
CLARKE Henry
CLEGG Sarah
CLEGG Sarah
Cockney Jim
CONNOLLY Maurice
CONNORS John (b.ENG)
COOK Peter
COTHAM Hugh (b.TAS)
COTHAM Hugh (b.TAS)
CROWLEY Kate
CUNNINGHAM James (b.IRL)
CURTIS Edith Maud
How to get copies

DA COSTA Charles
DALZIEL Samuel J (b.VIC)
DAVIS John (b.ENG)
DEADY John
DEADY John (junior)
DEE David
DEEDY John (jun.)
DENNIS John
DENNIS William
DEVERS Arthur
Dias (see Tom; b.Ceylon)
DILLON Charles
DINGWALL William Moffat
DIPPLE Christopher
Doolah (b.India)
DRAPER James Henry
DUNCAN E (see WILLIAMS Henry)
DUNN John
DUNN Martin
DUNN Martin (b.IRL)
DUNNE John
DUNNE John
DUNSTAN William
DUNSTON William
How to get copies

EADE Alfred
EMILE John ? (b.Mexico)
Enang
EUSTACHE William
EVANS Robert
How to get copies

FARRELL Francis
FERRARI Antonio
FERRIS Charles
FERRIS Charles
FINLAY Hunter
FOGARTY James (b.NSW)
FOLLARD John ?
FOX Alfred
FOX Alfred
FOX Alfred
FOX Charles
FRASER Alexander
FREEMAN Sam (b.NSW)
FROST William
FULLARTON Alexander Ross
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Gaingarlaih (South Sea Islander)
GARVEY James
GEIGER Frederick
George (Aboriginal)
GEVINA Kate
GIBSON Edwin J
Ginger (South Sea Islander)
GLYNN John
Gootchie
GRIFF George
GRIFF George
GROSENKOFF Frederick
GROVES Mary Anne
GUINEA Jack (South Sea Islander)
How to get copies

HAMILTON John
HARRINGTON Robert
HARROBIN Peter
HARROBIN Peter
Hassim
HAUGH John
HEATH Alfred
HENDEN Charley
HENNESSEY Terence
HENNESSY Terence
HIGGINS Thomas (b.IRL)
HIXON George
HOLMES James
HOODLESS James
HOODLESS James
HOON Tom
HOOPER Robert
HOP CHONG
HOPKINS John (b.VIC)
HOPKINS John (b.VIC)
HORDLESS James
HORSFALL Arthur Wright (b.SA)
HOSKEN Richard
HOSKINS Henry
HOUSEHAM Alfred
HOUSEHAM Alfred
HOUSTON Robert James
Howancrew (South Sea Islander)
HOWSON David (b.WA)
HUNTER James
HURCHART Donald
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Jack (Aboriginal)
Jack (alias Baboo; b.Siam)
Jack Guinea (South Sea Islander)
JACQUES David (b.NSW)
JACQUES Joseph
JAM Ram
JENSEN Charles J (alias JOHNSON)
JOHNSON Charles (b.Denmark)
JOHNSON Charles (see JENSEN Charles)
JOHNSON Harry (b.ENG)
JOHNSON William A
JOHNSON William A
JONES William Perry
JOY James
How to get copies

KANNY John (b.IRL)
Karto (b.Batavia)
Karto (b.Batavia)
Kassan (b.Java)
KEEGAN Michael
KELLY John (b.IRL)
KELLY William
KELLY William (b.ENG)
KENNEDY Michael
KENNEDY William
KENNY Michael
KER George (b.SCT)
KERR John
KING James (b.ENG; see WILSON James)
KING Thomas William
KIRBY Timothy J (b.NSW)
KIRBY Timothy J (b.NSW)
KNIGHT Frederick (b.ENG)
KROCKSBERG Frederick
How to get copies

LACEY James
LAWLOR Albert (b.VIC)
LAWSON Annie (b.IRL)
LEACH William
LEADER Joseph
LEE Thomas
LEESON Edward
LENEHAN William R
LEON Alexis
LESLIE Margaret
LIVINGSTONE Robert (b.VIC)
LLOYD Walter Reginald
Lucio
Lulua (South Sea Islander)
How to get copies

McBRIDE Patrick
McBURNEY William
McCLOSKEY Patrick (b.IRL)
McCOURT Ellen (b.ENG)
McDONNELL Timothy
McDONNELL Timothy
McENROE Thomas
McFARLANE David G
McHUGH William
McHUGH William
McINTOSH James
McKAY William
McKENNA Bernard (b.IRL)
McLEAN John (b.NZ)
McMAHON John (b.NSW)
McMANUS Sam (b.NSW)
McNAMARA John (b.IRL)
McQUADE Margaret (b.IRL)
How to get copies

MAHOMET Ali
MAHOMET Sali
MALONEY William
Manghar (South Sea Islander)
MANSELL George (b.NSW)
Mara
Marah (b.Batavia)
MARCELLO Buffo
MARGE Joseph
MARSHALL Andrew
MARTIN John Henry
MASTERS William
Meneges (b.Portugal)
Mesta (b.Batavia / Java?)
MOORE Ruby (b.NZ)
MORAN William
MORAS John Emile ? (alias Willy)
MORAS Willy ? (see MORAS John Emile)
MORERA Marcilino
MORTIMER James
MULLEN James Henry
Murray (b.India)
MURRAY John (b.IRL)
MURRAY Walter
How to get copies

NAIRNS Charles
NAMAN Albi (South Sea Islander)
NAYLOR Joseph (b.VIC)
NAYLOR William
NELSON Thomas
Niran (b.Batavia)
Nowraphney (South Sea Islander)
How to get copies

OBRIEN John
OBRIEN Patrick (b.NSW)
ODGERS David
OMARA Patrick
Onami (South Sea Islander)
ONEILL Thomas B
OSBOURNE James
OSBOURNE James
OSBOURNE James
OSULLIVAN Patrick (b.IRL)
How to get copies

Paddy (Aboriginal)
PALEMBANG Salch
PARINER Andrew (alias PARINEZ)
PARINEZ Andrew (see PARINER)
Patu (South Sea Islander)
PAUL Robert Alex
PEAK William
PEAKE William
PEARCE Susan
Pedro (b.Manilla)
Pedro
Pekseng (b.Batavia)
PENDERGAST Margaret
PHILLIPS Charles
PHILLIPS Charley
PHILLIPS Charley
Policeman (Aboriginal; see Carraba)
POLLARD John
Poong Soo
PORTER Richard B S
POWELL Bridget
POWELL Bridget (see POWELL Delia)
POWELL Delia (or Bridget)
Pretty Peter (see HARROBIN Peter)
PRICE William
PRITCHARD Joseph
PROSSER Henry
How to get copies

QUINLAN Patrick
QUONG George Young
How to get copies

RAM JAM
RAPPEL William
REID Elizabeth (b.IRL)
REID Robert
RIGBY William Henry
ROBERTS F
ROBERTS Mary Anne
ROBINSON Thomas
ROYS George Henry
RULE William James
RUSSELL George
RUSSELL George
RUSSELL Michael
RYAN Kate
How to get copies

Sahanam (b.Batavia)
Sakim (b.Java)
Sam (b.India)
SEDIN John
SHARPE William Lomond
SHAW John
Simon (Aboriginal)
Simon (alias BACKTER Charley)
SING Sam
SINGAH Jimmy
SINGAPORE Charley
SKUTHORPE Thomas
SLATTERY Thomas
SLOAN Alexander
SMITH Edith Maud
SMITH Ernest (b.NSW)
SMITH James (b.QLD)
SMITH Thomas
SMITH Tom
SMITH William (b.QLD)
SMITHERS Henry James
Socheen
STELFOX William
STEPHENSON James
STEPHENSON James
STOTT Thomas
STREET Arthur
STRUBE Harry
STUART Robert Donald
SWYERS Benjamin Strickland (see SWYERS William)
SWYERS W Strickland (see SWYERS William Jnr)
SWYERS William
SWYERS William (junior)
SWYERS William (junior)
SWYERS William (senior)
SWYERS William Strickland (see SWYERS William junior)
How to get copies

TACHIM Peter
TATTERSALL Jonathan
Tegong
Thomas (b.East Indies)
THOMAS A C
THOMAS John (b.America)
THOMAS Peter
THOMPSON Albert (b.USA)
TIERNEY William
TIERNEY William
TILLEY William
TILLEY William
TIN BOW
TINN BOW
Tom (alias Dias; b.Ceylon)
Tommy (Aboriginal)
Tommy (Aboriginal)
Tommy (South Sea Islander)
TOON Annie
TOON Annie
TOTTEN Robert T
TRAVERS John
TREHY William (b.SA)
TRUEMAN Margaret
TURNER .. (b.Germany; piano maker)
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Usinn
How to get copies

VALDETER Joseph
VENNEY Delia
VICKERY Ruby
How to get copies

Wageman (b.Singapore)
WAKEFORD George
WALKER William
WALSH Arthur (b.ENG)
WALSH Patrick (b.IRL)
WALSH Patrick (b.IRL)
WELCH Edward
WEST Samuel (b.USA)
WEST Samuel (b.USA)
WEST Samuel (b.USA)
WILBERRY Eli
WILKIE George C (b.VIC)
WILLIAMS Henry (alias DUNCAN / BLINKER)
WILLIAMS John (b.ENG)
WILLIAMS John (b.ENG)
WILLIAMS John (b.ENG)
WILLIAMSON Henry
WILLOWS Alfred
WILLOWS Alfred
WILMOTT Matthew
WILSON James (b.ENG; alias KING)
WILSON John (b.Goondiwindi QLD)
WONG KUM
WONG KUM
WONG SUNG
WOOD Thomas (b.NSW)
WRIGHT George H
How to get copies

YOUNG Michael (b.NSW)
YOUNG QUONG George (see QUONG George Young)
How to get copies
Copying service. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away).

Genealogy is my business (not just a hobby), so I charge fees for my time, regardless of the result. I've spent over 35 years learning about (and indexing) original records, and it takes time/money to consult my index, travel to a record office in Brisbane, find the relevant bundle/volume and file/page, and send you the results.

Option 1:  If you want a digital image of the original document (sent via the Internet), my fee is $20 for one entry, plus $10 for each additional entry requested at the same time. If the same name is listed (above) twice, that is two entries. If you need traditional paper photocopies, or digital images posted on a USB thumb drive or a CD, extra fees apply (see Delivery Options). See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).

Option 2:  I will (for a fee of $5 per SURNAME) provide source references (the record office, its location number for the source, entry number, year) so you can do the work yourself. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).




Other Suggestions

Police Gazettes.

Published index to Charters Towers Gaol Discharge Book 1890-1901.

Police watchhouse records.

NSW gaol photographic description books 1871-1969.

Victoria prison registers 1871-1960.

Other prison records, Court records, criminal depositions, murder files, other police records, etc (described on this site or in my book Tips for Queensland Research).

My other genealogy sites have additional advice and names.

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