Hilary Rowell
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Hilary Rowell replied to Craig Newman's discussion Help needed on service record
"Craig All that is on RecordSearch for the 3 items relevant to you are the item descriptions (the equivalent of a library catalogue entry). The files the item descriptions refer to have not yet been digitised and loaded online.…"
Jul 13, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Ravi Fernando's discussion i'm finding this person. plz help!
"Ravi Sorry we can't help. Have you tried the United Nations refugees' agency for information?  http://unhcr.org.au/unhcr/ Regards Hilary (Administrator)"
Jul 12, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Craig Newman's discussion Help needed on service record
"Craig His personnel file will have the basics of his service - which units he was attached to, where he was posted etc. Regards Hilary"
Jul 12, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to raymond dennis verdon's discussion Children of convicts
"Dear Ray The National Archives holds records created by the Commonwealth government, most of which date from 1901 onwards. If you want records about convicts, you need to go to the relevant State Archives: For NSW convicts: The Director State…"
Jul 11, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Craig Newman's discussion Help needed on service record
"Dear Craig I searched on the Basic search screen using the service number 407990 and it pulls up 3 files which mention Colin Robert Scott:   His RAAF personnel file: A9301, 407990, SCOTT COLIN ROBERT : Service Number -…"
Jul 11, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Paul Curwood's discussion Shipping Passenger Index from Victoria to Interstate around 1928-30
"Hi Paul Sorry for the delay in replying - I was trying to find out if anyone knew the answer.  We do not hold these records.  Perhaps you could try the Public Records Office Victoria? Regards Hilary (Administrator)"
Jun 29, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Paula Ferrara's discussion Uranquinty Migrant Centre
"Hi Paula We have some general files - not about individual migrants - on the Uranquinty Migrant Centre (you can see titles if you search on Uranquinty), but they are probably not what you are interested in.  We don't have migrant…"
Jun 29, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Peter James Jenkins's discussion Mareeba Air Field 1942 - 1945
"Hi Peter The following might be helpful if you have not already tried them: PictureAustralia (www.pictureaustralia.org which is hosted by the National Library), using keywords such as Mareeba; Mareeba airfield; Mareeba aerodrome; Mareeba RAAF;…"
Jun 27, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Marg Morters's discussion How to search tips needed
"Hi Marg Concerning Wellington, names that are also place names are always a problem. An option in this particular case would be to undertake a search on the Advanced search Item screen as follows: * Keywords: Wellington * keywords Exclude:…"
Jun 27, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Freda Bridge's discussion unknown Soldier
"Freda There is not a lot the National Archives can do to help you without more information. (There are 906 with the surname 'Andrews' who served in the Australian Army in WWII.)  You really need the man's given names…"
Jun 20, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Judith Godefroy-Chance's discussion Gallipoli
"Hi Judith Sorry I didn't notice Georgie had already helped you find the file.  Glad you found it!  If you are having trouble with the abbreviations on the file, see…"
Jun 20, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Judith Godefroy-Chance's discussion Gallipoli
"JudithIf you go to the National Archives website homepage:1) click on RecordSearch2) choose to search as a guest3) enter Lewis James Clinch in the keywords option box and click on search (or press the Enter key)the description of his file will…"
Jun 20, 2011
Hilary Rowell replied to Susan Webster's discussion Women serving in RAAF WWII
"Hi Susan If a search on NameSearch has proved unsuccessful, then you could check 1) The World War II roll on the Department of Veterans' Affairs website: http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/ 2) The Australian War Memorial's website section on…"
Jun 20, 2011

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