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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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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

I thought that I may have solved this when I noted that on the very next day he wrote: Here the way he has written the seventh word, "last", in lettering that looks like "lust", leaves me with some ...
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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

I do not think it is possible from this one instance of the name to determine whether it reads Stratten or Strutten. In my opinion it would be best transcribed as Str[a/u]tten. You can't rule out ...
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What might 'pitt Zink' in 1873 South Australian diary mean?

Corrugated iron is galvanized, and galvanising is effectively coating with zinc. See Wikipedia So corrugated iron roofing material sounds like a good bet.
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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

The "South Australian Register" (Adelaide, SA) Wednesday 5 March 1873 p 1 has an advert from Thos U Scrutton about a lost mare from Barn Abbey, Fullarton:
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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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What might 'pitt Zink' in 1873 South Australian diary mean?

The spelling of Zink for Zinc has been followed up on at the English Language & Usage Stack Exchange as Was Zink ever valid spelling for Zinc? where the earliest known spelling of Zinc is from ...
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Is Saisy a known 19th century Irish/English nickname for Sarah?

Sadie was a common nickname for Sarah, so perhaps that was where the Saisie came from. People also got nicknames based on a brother or sister being unable to pronounce their name when they were young....
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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

We need more examples of this hand writing. Strutten seems to me very probable variant, but please note that a and u by this write is written similar. Also he writes t in very specific way, so I ...
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Tracing police service of South Australian constable from 1855 to 1861?

I'm not sure how I missed this in my original searches but there is a search page for South Australia Police 1838 to 1920 by Maureen M Leadbeater. The entry for Thomas Hitchcox there is: Surname: ...
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Seeking business records of South Australian general hawkers and drapers around 1880?

I have concluded that my 3rd great uncle Thomas Hitchcox (born 12 May 1837 and baptised 14 Jun 1837 at Brewood, Staffordshire) does not appear to have been a bigamist by comparing records that I ...
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