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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 right 'vintage" for the photo: Given Name(s): Patrick Thomas Last Name: BENNETT Birth Date: 1890, July 17 Gender: M Father: William Patrick BENNETT Mother: ...


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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 confidence that the surname is "Stratten". I have found two 19th century births (1877, Adelaide; 1885, Norwood) in South Australia for that surname but have not ...


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This question has two related parts - one to do with digitization of these records, and the other where the records should be archived. If possible, I would consider digitizing the records yourself. After having a digital record of the items, an archive, museum, or library is absolutely the best place for long-term preservation of these items. While an ...


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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 Strutten just because you can't find any entries in the BMD records. In the South Australia Government Gazette for 1874 (available on Ancestry.com), there is an ...


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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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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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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 Mail of 30 Jun 1877. However, James Day does not appear to be listed. All immigrants aboard the ship were single men. I also performed this search at the ...


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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 which indicates that Hindmarsh Model School was founded in 1878.


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I usually start with the Crew List Index Project. That site has various finding aids, including one to list ships by name. Entering "Gosforth" as the ship's name (without the quotes but I'm sure you knew that) gives several ships but fortunately the Ship's List link in the question gives us a date and tonnage - the latter matches exactly the ship with ...


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The timeframe of the first such ride can be narrowed by checking the histories of bicycle design (and introduction to Australia) and Australian road development. Wikipedia's Bicycle says that "the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885 ...Starley's 1885 Rover, manufactured in Coventry." Pneumatic tires and coaster brakes were developed after ...


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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, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980". The Wikipedia article "Australian nationality law" gives a lot of detail on the topic of Australian citizenship. A similar ...


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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 he was found out and was escorted home by the Military Police. The story has it that no paperwork was shown to his mother at the time. I have obtained the ...


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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 Street. Unless there has been a massive re-naming and re-numbering, these cross-street indicators allow the reader to see whether there have been re-numberings and ...


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I would like to confirm that Eliza Davey Wills (who you mention in the question), Richard her brother and his wife Louisa came to NZ in 1863 aboard the Accrington. They arrived in Lyttelton 5 Sept 1863. Eliza married Melchesideck Taylor 29 November 1864 at Trinity Church, Lyttelton. They are my GG Grandparents. From Eliza's marriage date and location it ...


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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 Registry Office located in Kooringa, the centre of a growing mining area."


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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 : POE Sydney NSW : NOK F Williams A who embarked from Sydney on 11 May 1916; was aged 23 years 2 months when he enlisted 11 Jan 1916 so born about Nov 1892; from ...


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The questions of whether the records still belong to the United Ancient Order of Druids, and how to find a more permanent home for these records, are two related questions, which could be summed up together as Where do these records belong? If I had records of a similar nature for the United States, to answer the legal question of where these records ...


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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 - Lavinia R Sellar was appointed by the Education Department as head mistress of infant department, Hindmarsh 1884 Sands and Macdougall Directory (see question for ...


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Yes, I have seen dates such as Xmas 24TH & New Year 30TH. Mainly people from the Philippines, Caribbean, and South America, but it pops up closer to my home in Northern Kentucky/Southern Ohio, too. It may have been started by the missionaries to help translate that Christmas EVENING is an entire day, and lasts all morning, noon, and evening of the 24th. ...


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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 photos is relevant.


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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 1813. With Thomas (born 1797) presumably going to school before that, and becoming a school master less than 10 years after 1813 (certainly by 1821, and finishing ...


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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. This type of name would be unlikely to be recorded as a variant.


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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 guess that the original family was Strassen


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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: HITCHCOX Given name(s): Thomas Joined: 1-8-1855 Notes: resigned 12-4-1856, Tpr 16-6-1856, resigned 10-6-1857 Sources: GRG5/16, GRG5/23, GG 1855-7 ... Tpr = ...


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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 believe can be attributed to him with those that I can attribute to another man named Thomas Hitchcox who changed his name to Thomas Cox and died in Tasmania in 1906....


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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 for commercial purposes. There is evidence to suggest they were compiled by publishing companies who employed people to door-knock the suburbs and country towns. ...


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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 this is basically countering your assumption that they worked for a mining company and that they would have been a self-employed small scale miner. This page ...


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Finding out when your great-grandfather owned his land and working forward may reveal when it might have been taken from him. Australian land records The FamilySearch Research Wiki's article Australia Land and Property outlines events in the history and development of Australia. According to their timeline, land records for South Australia begin in 1836. ...


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With their first daughter Gladys Kathleen Rouse being born on 2 Feb 1896 in Adelaide it seems likely that her birth certificate (or transcript; not yet obtained) will have recorded her parents residence. Her birth is easy to find in the Online Database of Genealogy SA and it appears that her birthplace is present but only available to members to view online....


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I think the answer is largely in front of you, "From What County Selected" is where they were selected from for immigration, but not where they are originally from or currently residing. The bankruptcy / debt notice you posted you posted is where at the time of the filing where announced and which court jurisdiction it was in. Over the four years in ...


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