Police Department, Halifax
3.12.1930 - 23.11.1931 POL 12E/G20 Queensland State Archives
23.11.1931 - 11. 1.1934 POL 12E/G21 Queensland State Archives
12. 1.1934 - 5. 5.1935 POL 12E/G22 Queensland State Archives
9. 5.1931 Escapees from Palm Island are
Jack Tommy Tommy
21. 8.1931 Inquiry about parents of Mary Tanna, wife of Jack Tanna.
Father is a South Sea Islander
Mother is Aboriginal
1.12.1931 Mentions Daylight of Palm Island
7.12.1931 Fred Toomba is an absconder from Palm Island. Not in
12. 4.1932 Escapees from Palm Island are two old men named
Harry and Jonni.
2. 5.1932 Abraham Sailor located near Gentle Anne and escorted to
Townsville en route to Palm Island
28. 6.1932 Maryann, aged about 80 years died in her humpy on
Robino's property, off Victoria Road about 6 miles from Halifax
on 21. 6.1932. Maryann lived with Harry Tongwa, a South Sea
Islander, until his death on 23. 3.1932. No indication of how
long they lived together.
8. 7.1932 Inquest into Death of Maryann. Mentions
Rose Dennis, coloured woman
Rhoda Mammon, coloured woman
26. 7.1932 Rosina is in Toowoomba with the Protector of Aborigines,
Ingham's wife and family.
6. 9.1932 Arthur Marshall or Bingra is unknown here.
Tommy Curley claims to be identical with Tommy Halifax.
A Tommy Curley was removed from Cordelia to Palm Island with his
mother some years ago. He later left the Island and was employed
in Ingham. He is 23 to 24 years old and his real name is
A Luigi Halifax resided is this area for a number of years. He
returned to Palm Island and it is alleged he died there. He was
about 60 years old.
17.12.1932 George Prior employed at North Gairlock via Ingham
7. 1.1933 Whereabouts of Dick Clark H/C. Staying with Jack Tanna
31. 1.1933 Leslie Ross H/C aged 17 years and Rosie Hall H/C aged
18 to 19 years, both from Palm Island, have run away from their
employer at Macknade.
3. 2.1933 Sailor was arrested at Macknade. He will be removed
from Macknade to Palm Island.
3. 2.1933 Sailor's wife is Nellie who is fairly old and is living
at the camp at Macknade.
4. 2.1933 The following Aborigines were found after their boat
overturned. They are from Palm Island.
25. 2.1933 Nellie, wife of Sailor, is quite happy in the camp at
Macknade and will not go to Palm Island.
18. 3.1933 Wages due to G Prior sent to Palm Island
18. 3.1933 A coloured woman Ethel Taylor, living apart from her
British husband, wants to visit relatives named Loch and Harvey
who are on Palm Island. Mentions Jimmy Banfield. Ethel currently
lives with Tom Puglisi.
28. 7.1933 Abraham Sailor applying for exemption. Aged 26 years and
born on Thursday Island. Parents natives of Murray Island. Abraham
is supposed to have been married by Rev Gribble at Palm Island to
Theresa Coutts of Halifax who is the daughter of South Sea
Islanders. They had one child, a boy aged 1 year old.
Jack Tanna is the Stepfather of Theresa Coutts.
11. 9.1933 Dick Clarke H/C of Mt Garnet is holidaying at Halifax
with his cousin Jack Tanna.
12. 9.1933 Chief Protector of Aborigines is seeking the whereabouts
of a native of Murray Island named Ebu, his wife and four children.
14.11.1933 Escapees from Palm Island are
4.12.1933 Charles Lawrence owed wages.
4.12.1933 Ebu H/C is also known as Golgay Harris. Granted
exemption in 1930. Married to a H/C Kanaka by whom he has 4
children aged 10, 5, 3 and 2 years. Wife's name is Alli.
1.12.1933 Mentions follow up for Dr Cilento's visit. People
Gladys Peter (Gewe) No 515
Polly (Karapar--) No 517
Nellie (Mungalopa) No 518
4. 1.1934 Mick Murphy H/C applying for exemption. Full name is
Michael Patrick Murphy, born 16. 6.1897 in Brisbane. Father was
British and mother was Aboriginal. Mick is married and has two
children, a boy 3 years old and a girl aged 18 months.
11. 1.1934 Susie Fulford absconded from her employer at Bemerside.
Aged 24 years, married with a husband at Palm Island. Has a sister
near Ingham. Susie is in Ingham and may now be at Palm Island.
7. 2.1934 Employment of Eric Lymburner of Palm Island
17. 2.1934 Gladys Peter (Gewe), No 515, female, old taken to
Ingham for medical examination. No sign of venereal.
17. 4.1934 Edward Bungarra alias Eddie Bungarra alias Eddie Russ
alias J Russ. Married. Mother in Gordonvale.
26. 7.1934 Chief Protector of Aborigines enquiring for Emily McDonald
alias Emily Gordon alias Emily Robinson. She was living with a man
named Henderson and assumed that surname. When Henderson died she
lived with a H/C named Gordon and assumed that name. Gordon is also
Watchhouse charge book states
24.12.1916 Emily Gordon arrested for being drunk
25.12.1916 Emily Gordon released on bail
Memoranda of Agreement Books show
26. 5.1913 Emily employed as general servant. Agreement cancelled.
Also employed at the same time by the same employer were
Harry, general servant
Bob, General servant
Willie, general servant
Edward, general servant
Simon, general servant
3. 9.1934 Jimmy Julian employed by Olindo Venturato.
5. 9.1934 Enquiry about financial position of Bob Halifax by
Ingham Police. Not known in district.
There was a man named Jack placed under agreement on 29. 3.1915.
20. 3.1935 Lizzie Nell and her adopted child Greta Nell. Greta is a
half-caste or of half-caste parents who are George Palmer and
Maria Palmer, natives of Cooktown. Greta adopted 2.11.1925.
Lizzie Nell's husband Tom Nell died in 1926 at Tweed Heads, NSW,
aged 38 years. Buried in the cemetery at Tweed Heads.
Maria Palmer died 3. 9.1924 at halifax and is buried at the Ingham
Cemetery. George Palmer died in 1927.