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Reading word on 1908 death certificate from New South Wales?

It looks like "About" (compare it with the same word in the next column), which would make the entry read: Glasgow, Scotland. About 4 years, Victoria; 29 years, South Australia; 14 days, N.S....
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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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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

Australia’s equivalent of Companies House May be worth a search http://asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registers/ I don’t know if any statutory business records go to National Archives of ...
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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

In the USA, when funeral homes were sold, sometimes the records were passed along to the newer company, so tracing the company's history can be a pointer to the records. Another approach is to ...
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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

It seems from a court case reported in the papers in 1904 that the company proprietors of P. Kirby and Son seem to have been Mrs Elizabeth Kirby and her son William Henry Kirby. There is also a ...
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Interpreting where Informant was when 1908 Death on NSW Certificate occurred?

The drawing staff of the Surveyor-General's Department (says the "Public Service Review" has sustained a severe loss in the sudden death of Mr. Robert Sellers, who had scarcely passed the ...
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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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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

I have a Death Certificated dated 17th November 1941 which states that the Funeral Directors were Mrs P King & Son. However I cannot find any trace of this firm i my current searches carried out ...
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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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Interpreting where Informant was when 1908 Death on NSW Certificate occurred?

I don't think you can assume that Robert and Campbell were together. According to victorianrailways.net, which has a 1905 rail timetable example, a typical Melbourne-Sydney journey was around 24 ...
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Interpreting where Informant was when 1908 Death on NSW Certificate occurred?

I think you may be making assumptions. Your mother is right, people would not travel over 1,000 km back then for a holiday. Sadly, wife beating was more or less the norm back then and may not have ...
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