Police Department, Commissioners Office
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Reports
POL /J38 Q.S.A.
Extracts - Aboriginal Deserters From Employment
Batch 1153M, 26. 7.1913 Roma
Pilot ) Deserted service at Yeulba and
Jimmy Douglas ) are now at Cooktown
Batch 1153M/2, 8. 7.1913 Atherton
Mentions half-caste aboriginal Lucy aged 14 years.
Batch 1153M/4, 13.12.1916 Normanton
Mentions aboriginal Lawn Hill deserting service.
Batch 1153M/5, 18.11.1914 Cairns
Aboriginal Jimmy deserted employment at Wairuna Station on 30. 8.1914.
Also aboriginal Gobbler disappeared from Greendale at the same time.
It is believed he was murdered by Jimmy.
Batch 1153M/5, 3. 2.1915 Cairns
Warrants were issued for
All were employed at Wairuna and absconded on 4.10.1914.
Batch 1153M/5, 27. 3.1915 Cairns
Hooligan ) All arrested by Cardwell Police
All bar Jimmy were sentenced to two months gaol at Cairns and then
sent to Hull River. Jimmy was sent to Barambah.
Batch 1153M/5, 16. 7.1920 Cairns
Skeleton believed to be that of aboriginal Tommy Gobbler was found at
Batch 1153M/5, 19.10.1920 Cairns
Wild Jimmy )
Alick ) In Cardwell area
Batch 1153M/5, 6. 9.1940 Cairns
Expenses in the capture of aboriginals George Togan and Rosie who
absconded from their employer at Coen.
Batch 1153M/6, 22. 6.1931 Hebel
Linda Waterloo, half-caste
Mary Bilbo, aboriginal
Batch 1153M/7, 16. 5.1940 Coen
Mentions aboriginals Johnny Ahlers
Batch 1153M/8, 15. 7.1940 Coen
Expenses about removal to Palm Island of aboriginals Billy Bluegum
and his wife Jinny.