A criminal may have been apprehended by the police. See Police Records.
A criminal may have faced court. See Court Records.
A criminal may have been imprisoned. See Prison Records.
Criminals and crime are reported in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.
Rewards for information leading to convictions for crime are notified in government gazettes. See Government Gazettes.
Descriptions of wanted criminals are listed in police gazettes. See Police Gazettes.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON VICTORIA POLICE GAZETTE CRIMINALS INDEX 1853-1858
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - KELLY GANG
The following document collections relating to the Kelly Gang have been digitised:
Kelly Historical Collection Part 1 - Police Branch (VPRS 4965)
Kelly Historical Collection Part 2 - Crown Law Department (VPRS 4966)
Kelly Historical Collection Part 3 - Chief Secretary's Office (VPRS 4967)
Kelly Historical Collection Part 4 - Reward Board (1879-1881) (VPRS 4968)
Kelly Historical Collection Part 5 - Miscellaneous Records (1869-1881) (VPRS 4969)
VICTORIA POLICE MUSEUM - KELLY GANG
The museum holds Ned Kelly artefacts.
Historically if a man deserted his wife and/or his children, he was committing a criminal offence. His details may have been published in the police gazettes. See Police Gazettes.
Sailors who deserted their ships were guilty of a crime. Their details may be found in police gazettes. See Police Gazettes.
ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, DESERTER, DISCHARGED AND PRISONER CREW LISTS 1852-1925
This collection contains lists of crew members who deserted or otherwise left employment on a particular ship. They have digitised and are searchable by name.