I am trying to find my first cousin, David Arthur Townend, born 18 October 1947 in Leeds, UK. I know that he emigrated to Australia in 1970 with his first wife Susan (nee Stringwell). He had been in the navy, then in customs and excises I think. He later married Vanessa (maiden name unknown).
I am the daughter of David's Auntie Dorothy (Townend) and haven't had any contact with any of the Townend family, due to sad family estrangements before I was born, but I am now searching to rconnect.
If you know David or any of his family or friends, please do get in touch on here.
Any information would be gratefully and sensitively received by me.
I suggest you submit a 'passenger arrival records' inquiry through our 'Ask us a question' page: https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/ask-us-about-collection
Brendan (NAA staff)
Thanks Brendan, I will do that.