Police Station, Wondai
QS 501/1(3) 1919 - 1920 Queensland State Archives
QS 501/1(4) 1925 - 1926 Queensland State Archives
QS 501/1(5) 1927 - 1928 Queensland State Archives
QS 501/1(6) 1928 - 1929 Queensland State Archives
QS 501/1(7) 1933 - 1934 Queensland State Archives
QS 501/1(8) 1937 - 1938 Queensland State Archives
These letterbooks are held at the Queensland State Archives.
The following extracts have appeared in my Queensland Aboriginal
Copyright Paul Mackett 1998
QS 501/1(3) 1919 - 1920
22. 8.1919 Nurse Jane Higman of Wondai applying for permission
to employ Nellie Williams of Barambah Aboriginal Settlement.
11. 2.1920 Illegal employment of Jack Harrison H/C and
Willie Pagel H/C by Lewis Foucault.
5. 6.1920 Certificate of Exemption given to Thomas Morgan Simpson
QS 501/1(4) 1925 - 1926
QS 501/1(5) 1927 - 1928
11. 8.1927 Death at Wondai District Hospital on 11. 8.1927 of
Dolly Crow H/C Aboriginal, aged 18 years, inmate of Barambah
Aboriginal Settlement from self-administered arsenic poisoning.
Dolly was single. Buried at Barambah on 11. 8.1927
QS 501/1(6) 1928 - 1929
26. 9.1928 Harry Robson otherwise known as Alick Gibson
absconded from Barambah Aboriginal Settlement. Also mentions
Bob Anderson H/C.
QS 501/1(7) 1933 - 1934
24.10.1933 Les Albury H/C owes the State Childrens Department
at Rockhampton for maintenance of his five children.
20. 7.1934 Malcolm Brown H/C inquired for by deputy Chief
Protector of Aborigines. Harry Costello, Aboriginal, stated that
Brown had left for Beaudesert where his parents lived.
QS 501/1(8) 1937 - 1938
29.10.1937 Inquiry into death of Jack Murray who died at the
Aboriginal Hospital at Cherbourg on 18.10.1937 while under
30.10.1937 Letter allegedly written by Wallie Wallace also
known as Oscar Wallace concerning the character of Doris Chase
aged 13 years.
15. 3.1938 Stella Simpson H/C on friendly terms with Henry Grant
or Harry Grant, late of Wondai. Harry Grant left Wondai in
March 1936 and was going to Scotland. Has not returned to Wondai.
19. 4.1938 Interview with Thomas Simpson H/C.
Thomas Simpson H/C comes under the Aboriginal Protection Act as
his Exemption Certificate was collected from him about two years
ago at Proston and sent to the Chief Protector's Office, Brisbane.
Thomas Simpson had a rocky relationship with Kathleen Black
of Cherbourg. Kathleen now works in the Aramac district. Also
mentions Roy Fogarty.