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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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Can a child of a living individual request a birth certificate from Queensland Australia?

I think the answer to your question may be that you will need to ask Queensland's Registrar-General in order to find out. The process is described on a Queensland Government page entitled Applying ...
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Where to find information about Grünberg and Rosenbaum relatives from Danzig?

First, look at records in Australia. The Australian National Archives would be the first place to try and track down some record of your grandmother entering the country - they are likely to have ...
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Discovering descendants of 19th Century German immigrant to Australia who served in World War 2?

Note: this answer pertains to the question as it was originally asked, and not necessarily to its edited form. The question was how to find any surviving relatives of Phillip Post (who came from ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

To gather more information about the operations of ships, establish their identity, just as you would for a person, and about the company which operated them. With ships, just like people, there can ...
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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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Finding ship arrivals for Australia in the 1870s?

I found an immigrant list for the arrival of the Eaton Hall on 25 Jun 1877 in the South Australian Register and the Evening Journal of 26 Jun 1877, and also the South Australian Chronicle and Weekly ...
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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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What might occupation of "public school" mean in 1885 Sands and Macdougall Directory (for South Australia)?

I'm not too convinced that your ancestor, born in 1878, would appear in a directory in 1885. There's a history of Hindmarsh at www.sahistorians.org.au/175/bm.../a-heritage-history-of-hindmarsh.doc ...
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Becoming Australian citizens after British ancestors came to Australia?

Since naturalization doesn't apply to your ancestors, voter's lists would be the most obvious citizenship-related record type that should contain those names. Ancestry has such a database, "Australia, ...
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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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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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Finding record of under age World War I enlistment in South Australia?

While not a direct answer to your question, I have a similar situation in Queensland. The family story is that my ancestor joined up, in the footsteps of his elder brother. A couple of weeks later ...
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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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Determining location/address of Robert John Steven Sellers in 1900 from Sands and Macdougall Directory for South Australia?

If the layout is similar to the City Directories I am familiar with from the New England region in the USA, your 'subheading' of Regent Street is an indication where Regent Street crosses Halifax ...
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What might occupation of "public school" mean in 1885 Sands and Macdougall Directory (for South Australia)?

With some useful ideas thrown in by others I did some more research in the Sands and Macdougall Directories and Trove newspapers and noticed the timeline below: Adelaide Observer on 24 Nov 1883 - ...
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Where was The Murray, South Australia?

The Murray was a registration district from 1848 to 1856, being renamed Burra in that year. According to this discussion, "In 1848, The Murray was proclaimed as a Registration District with its ...
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Interpreting Service Record of QAIMNS nurse in Egypt at time of Gallipoli campaign?

B103 forms are, as you say, used in strange ways that might not be expected from the printed columns. I can't read this example sufficiently well, but other B103s that I have seen have, in effect, two ...
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Identifying Australian soldier named Williams in World War I photograph (1917)?

Using a NameSearch at the National Archives of Australia there seem to be three World War I soldiers who might be named Les or Leo A. Williams: Williams, Arthur Leslie : SERN 22845 : POB Sydney NSW : ...
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Transfering money between England and New South Wales (Australia) in 1850s?

There are a number of ways money might have been sent abroad. But in your case it would have probably have been via a company. Around the time that countries and empires had colonies in the Americas ...
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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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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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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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Locating plot of 1908 burial in the Necropolis of Sydney?

I just looked a little harder, and I am not sure whether this is new since last time I looked (I think thoroughly) but on the Contact Us page of Rookwood Anglican & General Cemeteries there is a ...
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Finding descendants of British great grand uncle who emigrated to Australia?

Unless you follow PolyGeo's good advice and strike lucky in Ancestry.com, and/ or Cecil Z Ede's will shows anything, you are going to have great difficulty proving your theory. In the Consular Births ...
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Are South Australian Miners expected to appear in Boothby and later directories?

On the State Library of South Australia webpage linked in the question: Why can’t I find my ancestor in the various almanacs and directories? The almanacs and directories were produced essentially ...
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Are South Australian Miners expected to appear in Boothby and later directories?

In the United State, even today, tracking down a miner and where they 'might' have been at a given time frame is tracking down mining claims in their name (which they may or may not have worked). So ...
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