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Identifying Australian soldier named Bennett in World War I photograph (1917)?

I was thinking perhaps the second initial was a "T", so I did a quick search of the South Australian BDM index (run by GenealogySA) and found a P. T. (Patrick Thomas) Bennett, who seemed about the ...
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Abbreviation "H.M.C" in Sands Directory

I suspect that in 1890 H.M. may be Her Majesty's but C. might be Customs, Commissioner, Cutter or something else. The asker commented: I found Sands dir's in Ancestry. Found no list of abbr'ns there. ...
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Searching for 21st century Australian Death records

Wikipedia's list of online newspapers for Australia does not include the Illawarra Mercury, but it does point to a free site called the Ryerson Index, which provides a free searchable index of death ...
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Sharing DNA record between two ancestry accounts

You should be able to simply log into Ancestry UK using your Australian account login (same email and password), and be able to access the DNA results there. You can access any Ancestry site using a ...
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Finding details about an immigration from England to New Zealand / Australia

Re Ships:- I have several URLs - this one appears to be fruitful: "Books, boxes and Boats", which includes an option CLIP Vessel Data by Ship Name If you search for ships starting with "...
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Immigration Records for William Jacka circa 1860 to 1875 from England to Australia?

There is a William Jacka in the Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912 of Ancestry.com who appears to be about the expected age for your William Jacka. Name: William Jacka Age: 21 ...
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Deportees from Australia to UK early 1900's

There are two possible sets of records to search. Firstly, the National Archives of Australia holds online departure records from various ports. Although incomplete for the early 1900s, and not ...
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Identifying Australian soldier named Bennett in World War I photograph (1917)?

I agree it is most likely to be 2376 Patrick Thomas Bennett: Perhaps the other soldier is 2952 Leslie Alick Williams of South Australia. Both were serving overseas in 1917 so doubt the date on their ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

I have found the following information about the Ship Constance and also the Antelope. As I can see it this will tie in all your information and solve some of your problems. Shipping Gazette and ...
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Immigration Records for William Jacka circa 1860 to 1875 from England to Australia?

Very often the starting date for the databases we use online, or the original records that we view if we can go to the archives that hold them, come about because of a law mandating that the records ...
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Travel from Australia to Palestine, 1870s

The majority of Germans arriving in Australia post 1866 (her birth) settled in South Australia or Queensland. You would need to search shipping records ex Port Adelaide or Moreton Bay (Qld) rather ...
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Travel from Australia to Palestine, 1870s

Given that the dates you are looking at postdate the opening of the Suez Canal (which opened in 1869) it's likely that they would have taken passage on a ship going from Australia to Europe via the ...
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Finding details about an immigration from England to New Zealand / Australia

This answer is a stub and may be fleshed out later. Can we find the paperwork showing the date of the sailing (May 1919)? May 1919 is within the date range of Outward Passenger lists we can search ...
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Listing Protocol when there is birth name and other "also known as"?

There are several issues with the accuracy of enlistments for WW1. Firstly they may not have filled in the forms themselves and this was probably done by a ? corporal and witnessed by an officer. ...
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Travel from Australia to Palestine, 1870s

Ancestry.com currently has 22 titles in their Passenger Lists collection for Australia. Of these, there are at least two that record passengers leaving Australian states (formerly colonies): ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

The answer from @JanMurphy stimulated me to look harder, and provided some pointers in which direction to proceed. By doing that I found: The Ozships website records that the Constance arrived at ...
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