Andrew Cairns
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  • Canberra, ACT
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Andrew Cairns replied to Wayne Keys's discussion Vietnam Conscription
"Hi Wayne, That's odd. Not sure why it didn't work. I've copied the instructions below: Go to our homepage (naa.gov.au). Select Search the collection link on the homepage Select RecordSearch. You will be taken to the Basic search…"
Mar 26
Andrew Cairns replied to Wayne Keys's discussion Vietnam Conscription
"Good morning, Records of which birthdates were drawn in the 1965-1972 National Service ballots can be found in the file below: Title National Service Ballots (list of birthdates drawn in the National Service Ballot held on 10 March 1965 - 22…"
Mar 26
Andrew Cairns commented on Juanita Ellis's blog post What is meant by File cover only - Top numbered to W
"Hi Juanita, Essentially, it means that the documents which were in the file have been moved to another file by the agency that created the records. We still have the original file, but it is now empty - thus 'file cover only'. I…"
Feb 26
Andrew Cairns replied to Gabe mitchell's discussion Italian pow’s working on western Australian farms 1938-49
"Hi Gabe, Thanks for your query. This could be a bit difficult to find. I would suggest that you submit a reference inquiry through our online form and our reference staff can look into it and get back to you. Any detail you can provide, such as…"
Feb 25
Andrew Cairns replied to Robin Rowland's discussion Commonwealth/Empire Air Training Program in Canada
"Hi Robin, Thanks for your query. This could be a bit difficult to find. I would suggest that you submit a reference inquiry through our online form and our reference staff can look into it and get back to you. Kind regards, Andrew Cairns (NAA…"
Feb 25
Andrew Cairns replied to Patricia Hunt's discussion WW2 Records
"Hi Patricia, Just to confirm Elizabeth's advice, you have two options to access a WWII service record that hasn't been digitised. You can either view the original record in our reading room in Canberra, or purchase a digital copy through…"
Feb 25
Andrew Cairns replied to Christine Wozniak's discussion Sawczuks from Delaytin
"Hi Christine, A quick search on RecordSearch brings up the record below, which I assume you've already found: Title SAWCZUK Piotr born 18 June 1924; Pauline born 26 March 1931; Helena born 14 October 1934; Ignacy born 2 December 1937;…"
Jan 24
Andrew Cairns replied to Katerina Novarina's discussion How to find out which arrival ship?
"Hi Katerina, If you don't know the name of the ship, your best bet may be to try using the Passenger Arrivals Index in RecordSearch. That will allow you to search by name, year etc. This said, the index isn't comprehensive but it does…"
Jan 17
Andrew Cairns replied to Diana Palermo's discussion AUSTRALIAN NATURALIZATION PAPERS
"Hi Diana, The availability of naturalisation records depends on the period when a person was naturalised. When was your father-in-law naturalised? Thanks, Andrew Cairns NAA staff"
Dec 18, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Elizabeth Allen's discussion COST OF DIGITAL WW2 WAR RECORD
"Hi Elizabeth, We don't actually count the pages in an individual record. The charges are determined based on the average size of files within a series. Most WWII service records contain 10-50 pages, so we've decided that they fall into the…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Pat Harrison's discussion Brian Thomas Flynn
"Hi Brian, I had a quick look at our passenger arrival index and found a record for him arriving in Australia in 1965. See the digital copy of the record here. If you are looking for more information, please contact our reference team using our…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Elizabeth Allen's discussion COST OF DIGITAL WW2 WAR RECORD
"PS - apologies for the typo in my post above. I can't seem to edit the post to fix the mistake. AndrewNAA Staff"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Elizabeth Allen's discussion COST OF DIGITAL WW2 WAR RECORD
"Hi Elizabeth, I know this post is almost a year old, but I thought I would post an update. If you are not already aware, NAA recently reduced our copying charges for these records from $75.90 per record to $39.90 per record. We hope that this will…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to wrightedwin51@yahoo.com's discussion deportation
"Hi Edwin, Unfortunately, the National Archives cannot assist with this inquiry. We are the archives of the Commonwealth government so most of our records date from 1901 onwards. There are State government archives which hold records relating to the…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to judith knight's discussion elizabeth hood/hall/forster
"Hi Judy, I'm not sure if the National Archives can assist with this. We are the archives of the Commonwealth government so most of our records date from 1901 onwards. Moreover, we only hold records created by the Commonwealth, not by State or…"
Dec 17, 2018
Andrew Cairns replied to Paul Martyn's discussion Works Dept records 1930s
"Hi Paul, No problem. I think the issue is that there has to be a space between 'CA' and the number. So it's 'CA 14', not 'CA14'. Hope that helps, Andrew"
Dec 12, 2018

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