Croydon Police Watchhouse Charge Book 1896 - 1944


Police Station, Croydon Watchhouse Charge Books These records are held at the Queensland State Archives. The following extracts have appeared in my Queensland Aboriginal Notes series. Copyright Paul Mackett 2006 28. 9.1896 - 25. 2.1898 A/36304 Queensland State Archives N.B. The date of each entry is the date taken from the "Date of Apprehension" column in the Watchhouse Charge Book. 20. 1.1897 Harry, aboriginal aged 25 years. Drunk in a public place. Discharged 24. 1.1897 Charley, aboriginal aged 27 years. Theft. Remanded until 27. 1.1897. Sentenced to 2 months in Normanton Gaol (24. 1.1897). 28. 2.1898 - 8. 5.1899 A/36305 Queensland State Archives N.B. The date of each entry is the date taken from the "Date of Apprehension" column in the Watchhouse Charge Book. 6. 3.1898 Sandy Aboriginal tracker aged 25 years. Neglected to do his duty. Fined. 20. 3.1898 Jimmy Aboriginal groom aged 23 years. Charged with larceny. Discharged. 30. 3.1898 Grant Aboriginal aged 23 years. Larceny. Sentenced to gaol. 7. 4.1898 Grant Aboriginal aged 23 years. Escaped from lawful custody at the Croydon lockup. 15. 4.1898 Nimble Aboriginal aged 13 years. Charged with larceny. Discharged. 4. 5.1898 Jimmy Aboriginal aged 25 years. Drunk in Sircom St. Discharged with caution. 12. 6.1898 Jack Aboriginal aged 20 years. Charged with breaking and entering. Sentenced to 2 months hard labour in Normanton Gaol. 4. 7.1898 Ted Stewart Aboriginal, groom, aged 28 years. Drunk at the Exchange Hotel, Croydon. Fined. 30. 8.1898 Name torn from page. Aboriginal aged 40 years. Disorderly conduct in Temple St. Discharged with caution. 18. 7.1898 Jimmy Aboriginal aged 19 years. Obscene language. Discharged with caution. Arrived from Golden Gate. 13.11.1898 Charlie Aboriginal aged 12 years. Breaking employment agreement. Discharged on undertaking to keep to agreement. 30.11.1898 Jack Aboriginal aged 21 years. Larceny. Previous conviction 3. 6.1898. Sentenced to 6 months at Normanton Gaol. 13.12.1898 Jimmy Aboriginal aged 20 years. Unlawfully on premises at Table Top. Sentenced to one month at Normanton Gaol. 17. 3.1900 - 27. 5.1901 A/36306 Queensland State Archives N.B. The date of each entry is the date taken from the "Date of Apprehension" column in the Watchhouse Charge Book. 9. 3.1900 Jack Aboriginal aged 28 years. Drunk in Temple St. Previous convictions - 13. 6.1898 On premises unlawfully - 1.12.1898 On premises unlawfully - 23.10.1899 Drunk. Torn pages to 22. 3.1900. 11. 8.1900 Jimmy Aboriginal aged 24 years. Drunk and obscene language. Previous conviction 18. 7.1898, drunk. Convicted but not punished for drunkenness. Fined for other. From Golden Gate. 22. 9.1900 Jack Aboriginal aged 28 years. Drunk at the Railway Hotel, Croydon. Previous convictions - 13. 6.1898 On premises unlawfully - 1.12.1898 On premises unlawfully - 23.10.1898 drunk. Convicted but not punished. 23. 4.1901 Henry Aboriginal stockman aged 20 years. Illegally using a horse. Sentenced to 1 month hard labour at Normanton Gaol. 11. 4.1907 - 11. 4.1910 A/45036 Queensland State Archives N.B. The date of each entry is the date taken from the "Date of Apprehension" column in the Watchhouse Charge Book. 13. 4.1907 Echo Aboriginal aged 26 years. Arrived from Normanton Gaol. Drunk, obscene language, common assault. 25. 4.1907 Willie Aboriginal aged 50 years. Assault causing grevious bodily harm. Sentenced to 2 months at Normanton Gaol. 22. 5.1907 Charley Aboriginal aged 20 years. Stealing a pineapple. Charge withdrawn. 27. 5.1907 Tommy Aboriginal aged 36 years. Assault. Sentenced to 7 days in lockup. 27. 5.1907 Charley ) Tommy ) Aboriginals. Rations supplied while doing sentence 2. 6.1907 Johnny Aboriginal aged 45 years. Creating a disturbance. Fined. 6. 6.1907 Grant Aboriginal aged 27 years. Drunk. (Previous convictions, 4. 13. 4.1898, escaping from lawful custody. 6 months hard labour.) Discharged. 12. 6.1907 Grant Aboriginal aged 27 years. Drunk and common assault. (Previous convictions, 5. 7. 6.1907 drunk, discharged.) Fined. 15.11.1907 Charley Aboriginal aged 20 years. Drunk in Sircom St. (Previous convictions, 2. May, 1907 assault, sentenced to 14 days.) Fined. 20.11.1907 Echo Aboriginal aged 26 years. Common assault. (Previous convictions, 3. 22. 4.1907 assault, 1 month Normanton Gaol.) Normanton Gaol, 1 month 17.12.1907 Johnny Aboriginal aged 35 years. Drunk in Brown St.. Discharged. 1. 1.1908 Echo Aboriginal. Rations while awaiting removal to Baramba. Sent to Baramba Mission Station on 10. 1.1908. 20. 5.1908 Harry Walsh Aboriginal aged 25 years. Drunk in Golden Gate. Convicted and discharged. 24. 5.1908 Jack Aboriginal aged 57 years. Drunk in Sircom St. (Previous convictions, 7. Nov. 1906, drunk.) Convicted and discharged. 2. 6.1908 Ida Morgan - Half-caste aged 24 years Willian Edward Goldfinch - 4 years old Joseph Thomas Eckford - 2 years old All en route to Baramba Mission Station. 21. 8.1908 Minnie Aboriginal aged 24 years. Drunk in the Police Station Yard. Discharged. 31. 8.1908 Gilbert Aboriginal aged 20 years. Arrival from Golden Gate. Common assault. Sentenced to 14 days in lockup. 1. 9.1908 Gilbert Aboriginal. For rations. 22.10.1908 Billy Aboriginal aged 50 years. Possession of Opium. sent to Normanton on 30.10.1908. 28.10.1908 Fred ) Aboriginals Johnny ) for rations En route to Baramba Station. Sent to Baramba on 30.10.1908. 6. 5.1909 Jimmy Muldoon Aboriginal aged 30 years. Drunk at Golden Gate. Convicted and discharged. 12.10.1909 Johnny Sergeant Aboriginal aged 24 years. Unlawfully doing grevious bodily harm to an aboriginal named Dick. Remanded for 8 days. Sentenced to 7 days. 2. 2.1910 Johnny Aboriginal aged 38 years. Drunk in Sircom St. (Previous convictions, 1. 18.12.1907, drunk.) Convicted and discharged. 23. 2.1910 Charley Aboriginal aged 28 years. Doing grevious bodily harm to aboriginal Billy. (Previous convictions, 2. 15.11.1907 drunk.) Remanded 8 days. Convicted and discharged. 28. 3.1910 Podgee Bell 10 yrs R.C. George Bell 7 yrs R.C. Gipsy Bell 3 yrs R.C. Charley Bell 14 mths R.C. Polly Ellen Steele (H/C) 26 yrs R.C. (read and write) Minnie (abo) 36 yrs Nil Awaiting removal to Baramba Mission Station. 2. 4.1910 Billy Aboriginal aged 50 years. Possession of opium. 14 days. 21. 5.1908 - 24. 2.1913 A/45037 Queensland State Archives N.B. The date at the left hand side of each entry is the date from the "Date of Apprehension" column in the Watchhouse charge book. Pages before 26. 6.1908 are damaged, cut and crumbly. In fact the whole book is in very poor condition. 21. 8.1908 Minnie Aboriginal, 24 years old. Drunk in Police Station yard. 31. 8.1908 Gilbert Aboriginal, 20 years. Assault doing grevious bodily harm. 10/11.1909 Jimmy Sergeant Aboriginal, 24 years. Doing grevious bodily harm to an aboriginal named Dick. 2. 2.1910 Johnny Aboriginal, 38 years. Drunk and making obscene gestures in Sircon St.. Previously convicted 18.12.1907. 23. 2.1910 Charley Aboriginal, 28 years. Doing grevious bodily harm to an aboriginal named Billy. Previous convictions - Assault 23. 5.1907 - Drunk 15.11.1907 Charge reduced to common assault. 20.10.1910 Harry Aboriginal, 30 years. Obscene language and resisting arrest in Temple St, Croydon. Jan 1911 Jerry Aboriginal, 40 years.Drunk in a public place - Golden Gate. Unlawful possession of opium. 29.12.1911 Dingo Aboriginal, 40 years. Drunk in Sircom St. Previous conviction 31.10.1907 (?), disorderly. 20.11.1912 Dick Aboriginal, 25 years. Unlawful possession of opium. 19. 4.1927 - 2. 2.1944 A/45038 Queensland State Archives N.B. The date of each entry is the date taken from the "Date of Apprehension" column in the Watchhouse Charge Book. 19. 4.1927 Polly ) Aboriginal females with V.D., to be Pidgeon ) removed to Palm Island. Lucy ) 28. 9.1927 Gilbert 50 year old labourer. On warrant that on 28. 9.1927 at Croydon, unlawfully assaulted Tommy, an aborigine. 29. 9.1927 Gilbert. Sentenced. 14. 5.1928 Peter Ben-- ) Billy Mango ) On escort to Palm Island Archie ) from Normanton. Cigarette ) 4. 3.1929 Micky Aboriginal. On removal from Normanton, being a person on suspicion of being of unsound mind. Committed to asylum at Goodna. Execution of order suspended for 30 days. 15. 7.1929 Pompey Aboriginal, serving sentence for stealing. On his release to be removed to Palm Island. Arrived by escort from Normanton. 15. 7.1929 Weary Willie Aboriginal. Intimidates both white residents and aborigines. Under escort from Normanton to Palm Island. 4.10.1929 Gipsey Aboriginal about 19 years old. Order for removal dated 5. 9.1929 to Palm Island. Suffering V.D.. Returned to camp under instruction from the Protector pending assent of Short Charlie. 14.10.1929 Short Charlie, aboriginal aged ?40 years, and Gipsey, aged 19 years, aboriginal. Both suffering V.D.. To be removed to Palm Island. Left under escort on 22.10.1929. 13. 1.1930 Maudy and child (-----) Aboriginal. From Normanton under removal to Yarrabah Mission Station, Cairns. Left for Palm Island on 14. 1.1930. 19. 5.1930 Peter Bendigo ) Under removal orders to Palm Island. Billy Mango 3.11.1930 Maitland Under orders to Palm Island. 2. 3.1931 Edith Sargent and 4 children namely Alice, Leslie, ) Vina and Edward ) Alice and child ) Mitty ) Maudy and child ) All under removal order to Palm Island. 20. 4.1931 Brure ) Hecta ) Under removal orders from Normanton Robert ) to Palm Island. Jacob ) 18. 5.1931 Foot ) Under removal orders from Normanton Friday ) to Palm Island. 20. 1.1932 Googleye Removal orders from Normanton to Palm Island. 22. 8.1934 Thimble Aboriginal. On removal from Normanton to Palm Island. 11. 9.1935 Peter Aboriginal, 50 years old. On suspicion of unsound mind. Found wandering at large at Normanton on 5. 9.1935. Remanded to Cairns for further examination. 13.11.1935 Christmas ) Under removal orders from Normanton Ray ) to Palm Island. 20. 4.1938 Leo, aboriginal. Removal to Palm Island. Lucy and child (Georgina), aboriginal. Removal to Palm Island. Nancy, aboriginal. Removal to Palm Island. Suffering V.D.. Gordon, aboriginal. removal to Palm Island. Suffering leprosy. Archie, aboriginal. Removal order for attempted assault on employer and bad influence amongst natives. Removal to Palm Island. 1. 6.1938 MacGillvary and child ) Aboriginals. Removal order to Callaghan ) Fantome Island with V.D.. .1938 David Wombie ) Fitztom ? ) Duck ) Aboriginals. Under removal order to Black Dog ) Palm Island. Jack Bruno ) 8. 3.1939 Rosalie and child ) Aboriginals. Under removal order to Hector ) Fantome Island for V.D.. 16. 8.1939 Jimmie Brown ) Aboriginals. Under removal order to Tim ) Palm Island. 28. 9.1939 Jerry ) Tommy Brown ) Tommy B and Tommy Coleman ) Aboriginals. Under Koonginurra and Betty ) removal orders to Palm Kitty and child (Oscar) ) Island Jimmy and child (Rosemarye) ) Jannet ) 18.10.1939 Bruce Aboriginal. Under removal order to Palm Island. 7. 1.1940 Edie and two children, Rene and Colin Aboriginals. On removal orders to Palm Island. Left for Palm Island on 11. 1.1940. 25. 1.1940 Bruce ) Jack Bruno ) Aboriginals. On removal order to Fantome Tim ) Island. (Escapees) Duck ) Joe B. and wife Jessie and 6 children namely, Gladys, Claudie, Herbert, Locket, Sheila and Jack. Removal order to Yarrabah Mission 17. 7.1940 Numble On removal order to Palm Island. Left for Palm Island on 18. 7.1940. 27. 8.1941 Billy Flowers ) Charlie T. ) Bruce ) Aboriginals. On removal orders to Palm Pitcombe ) Island. Apprehended by Normanton Bruno ) Police. Fitztour ? ) 7. 1.1942 Charlie ?Mecerani ) Aboriginals. On removal Sorkie (wife of Charlie) ) order to Palm Island. 25.11.1942 Toby Kilpatrick ) Gertie Kilpatrick ) Alban ) Aboriginals. Under removal Dennis ) orders to Palm Island. ------? ) 16.12.1942 Edgar ) Nullen ) Aboriginals. On removal orders to Leah ) Palm Island. Elizabeth ) 31. 3.1943 Nipper "B" ) Aboriginals. On removal orders to Evi ) Palm Island. Clem Bernard ) 2. 2.1944 Julia McPherson ) Aboriginals. On removal orders to Harold H. ) Palm Island.
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