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Searching for my birth father
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Hi, I'm searching for my birth father,BRUCE ALFRED SULLIVAN, he was born "BROWN" in 1929, Kingaroy QLD. His mother was Florence Brown, she lived in Bondi. SydneyHe changed his name to Sullivan , from…Continue

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steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"So now I'll send out some letters, see what comes back  :)"
22 hours ago
Elizabeth Allen replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Steve,  I have gone into the local electoral office and you are free to check the current electoral rolls without interference - they didn't even ask me what I was doing - anyone can walk in off the street & use them but maybe some are…"
Sep 14
steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Hi Elizabeth, looked at electoral roll on NSW and says they wont devuldge information for people looking for family members which I though was strange. What would be the best libraries to approach?  I'm in Adelaide cheers"
Sep 14
Elizabeth Allen replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Steve,   sorry unable to reply as my internet was down electoral rolls after 1980 are available at electoral offices and some public libraries Elizabeth"
Sep 14
steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Elizabeth, are you able to source any more recent electoral rolls for me?  cheers"
Sep 11
steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Elizabeth, having a re think, the J H Sullivan would be Joyanne, those are her initials, so if she and Scott(son?) only show up on electroll rolls to 1980 then there may have been a split from Bruce and moved to new address? after 1980. more…"
Sep 10
steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Thanks Elizabeth for that, big help, I did try some phone numbers a few years ago but only got message banks with no return call. The phone listing for the 1313 address is disconnected and shows a J H Sullivan at that address. there are 8 Sullivans…"
Sep 9
Elizabeth Allen replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Steve,   Info from NSW Electoral Rolls 1958/1963/1968/1977 - Hughes electorate he’s at 1313 Princes Highway, Heathcote ( driver) with Joyanne Helena (bookkeeper) 1977 there is also a Scott Bruce Sullivan(engineer) at that…"
Sep 9
steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Liz, I'd say Joy changed her name to Sullivan.  Mum was looking for Bruce to get the marriage annulled in 1956 so she could marry Les Altmann 1957, thats why Bruce changed his name, think there may have been jail time if he was found…"
Sep 8
Elizabeth Allen replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Steve,   The only way I can think to get any childrens details is a death certificate but you have to wait until 30 years have passed before you can purchase one - you could always ask the NSW Births deaths & marriages if there is any…"
Sep 8
steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Thanks for the information Elizabeth. :) At least I know a few things now, like he went back to his wife ,Joyanne.  Left my mum and if it wasnt for my grandparents in PNG who know how things would have gone for her and me. Next question, did he…"
Sep 8
Elizabeth Allen replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Steve,  There is a death in the Ryerson index but not sure if it is him or not this person was cremated at Woronora Cemetery SULLIVAN Bruce Alfred Death notice 26SEP1997 Death late of Heathcote Daily Telegraph (Sydney) 29SEP1997"
Sep 7
Elizabeth Allen replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Marriage from NSW - BDM index Registration number 13008/1948  Groom's Family Name BROWN Groom's Given Name(s) BRUCE ALFRED Bride's Family Name(s) HEALE Bride's Given Name(s) JOYANNE HELENE District WAVERLEY"
Sep 7
steve altmann replied to steve altmann's discussion Searching for my birth father
"Bruce is on the left, dont know the others, Mum thought they may be relatives and the pic was maybe taken in Sydney, year unknown."
Sep 7
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Sep 7
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Searching for my birth father

Hi, I'm searching for my birth father,BRUCE ALFRED SULLIVAN, he was born "BROWN" in 1929, Kingaroy QLD. His mother was Florence Brown, she lived in Bondi. SydneyHe changed his name to Sullivan , from Brown, 1956 He was in the Navy until 1949 then went to work in New Guinea, he left around 1953-4ish, not sure of actual year . He may have passed away by now, you never know.I believe has was a mechanic or machinist of sorts, he was seen in the Mascot area wearing overalls, mid 70's so may have…See More
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