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World War I Internment of British subjects as Prisoners.

I am attempting to fill in a missing few years of the life of my wife's great grandfather, Wilfred Gottlieb Roland Patrick NORDMANN. He was born in British India in 1876 and emigrated to South Australia with his mother in 1891. His father was was an engineer from Prussia who served in the Anglo-German Legion in the Crimea before taking up a position as railways engineers in India. He married Sarah Cadell in India.

It is not known what became of  the father, Karl Friedrich Nordmann. He…

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Added by Edwin Lawrence Noack on November 20, 2018 at 10:03 — 4 Comments

James Bartlett VX88839

Good Morning,

I have been looking for details of another family member enlisted in WW2 1939 to 1948.

I was hoping to find details of his service record and background to his involvement in the period enlisted.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Neil

Added by Neil Krief Bartlett on October 20, 2018 at 7:32 — No comments

Andrew John Bartlett NX54980 Prisoner of war

Hi

I am looking for anything about my great uncle who was captured by the Japanese WW2 in Thailand {Siam}

We know his commemorative plaque is in the war cemetery in Katchanaburi and have visited in the past but have no information on how he actually got there and the events leading up to being captured.

We are not sure if he died whilst still captured or whether he was released then died. 

He suffered from injuries of poor health it seems

Anyone that can…

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Added by Neil Krief Bartlett on September 18, 2018 at 6:29 — 3 Comments

Looking for family member of Gladys Currie (m.s.Wright) bn 1914 Stirlingshire. Scotland

My Aunt Gladys m.s Wright. Born 1914. Stirlingshire. Scotland.

She married Robert Graham Currie. Bn 1911 Scotland

They married in Scotland.

Then they emigrated to Australia with 4 children from Southampton UK, 1947. On Asturias ship.

Their children are;

Robert Graham Currie, bn 1933 Scotland

James Graham Currie, bn 1942, Scotland

Robina Graham Currie, bn1937 Scotland

Gladys Graham Currie bn 1935 Scotland

I didn't know my mother…

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Added by Margaret Wise on September 3, 2018 at 5:30 — 7 Comments

How do you get a bar code for a search

My sister-in-law came to Australia with my brother and one child in 1967 on the FairSky or the FairSea. 

She left with my brother and two children in 1971. 

She is now seeking to return on a Resident Return Visa but has no official  documentation to show that. 

When I put in her details to search they ask for a bar code. I don't know how to get that bar code. 

Can anyone help, please?

Jean

Added by Jean Hay on June 20, 2018 at 17:02 — 4 Comments

How do you get a bar code for a search?

My sister in law came to Australia in 1967 with my brother and one child as a $10 Pom and left in 1971 with my brother and two children. She wants to return to live in Australia but doesn't have documentation of her migration here. 

She wants to come with a Resident Return Visa. This may be possible if She can find evidence of her arrival under the migration system as it then was. 

She came on either the Fair Sky or the Fair Sea

When I put…

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Added by Jean Hay on June 20, 2018 at 16:53 — 1 Comment

Elizabeth Izabella Jane Hood/Hall/Forster

please  - anyone help me with research on this lady's life.  I am particularly interested in the time she was married to Wm Lewis Hall      Judy Knight

Added by judith knight on May 31, 2018 at 18:34 — No comments

Bondi Beach Groynes

The Concrete Groynes not there ( blown up by army in January 1942. )

I cannot locate any information on this happening, any leads please

Added by Peter on May 16, 2018 at 16:16 — 4 Comments

Mystery Number

When I was a child (10 months old) my family emigrated from the UK to Australia as ‘ten pound poms’. 
I was able to find us on the passenger arrivals list for the Canberra in 1965. 
Then I was able to see scans of the incoming passenger cards and see my mum’s and dad’s writing on cards filled in when we arrived!
Fantastic... and that’s when I was flummoxed. 
Item 3 on the incoming passenger card is “Passport or other Travel Document…
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Added by John Parnaby on March 19, 2018 at 19:29 — 7 Comments

Understanding notes and information on Military records 1920-1928

Hi everyone

I am trying to understand some information on a relatives Naval record 1920-1928.

He arrived from the RN and then transferred after 2 years to the RAN and then married and stayed in Australia til his death  1951.

It would seem the original information on his record was minimal as he was originally on loan from the RN.  I can decipher various additions of notes over the 8 year period by the handwriting and it would seem his personal information eg date and…

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Added by Cheryl Cross on March 15, 2018 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Immigration/Emigration....Edward Victor Claude Crowe, b: 29/12/1887 Stratford, Essex, England

I know that Edward arrived in Melbourne on the "Nestor" in 1926.  I also know that he did not obtain Australian citizenship, so possibly couldn't stay in the country for very long, but what happens to him after that is a mystery.

There seem to be records of outbound passengers on a register that in not available online.....can anyone research on my behalf?  How do I go about this?

Many Thanks  

Added by Gillian Hopkins on March 9, 2018 at 0:58 — 4 Comments

Transportation

I'm having difficulty getting details of great-grandfather transported from Ireland in July 1851. 

Added by Dermot Reidy on March 7, 2018 at 3:03 — 9 Comments

Arrival records.

Hi there,  my name is Julie Christensen, previously Julie Ferguson.  I arrived in Australia (from NZ) around October 1980, with my ex, husband Ian Francis Ferguson and two daughters, Asha Jane Ferguson and Jade Marie Ferguson.   I have been trying to obtain records showing my arrival, but searches are not turning up this information.  International Movements have only been able to provide information post 1981 and this site does not cover the 1980 period either.  I am wishing to obtain…

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Added by Julie Christensen on March 5, 2018 at 13:07 — 1 Comment

Arrival records.

Hi there,  my name is Julie Christensen, previously Julie Ferguson.  I arrived in Australia (from NZ) around October 1980, with my ex, husband Ian Francis Ferguson and two daughters, Asha Jane Ferguson and Jade Marie Ferguson.   I have been trying to obtain records showing my arrival, but searches are not turning up this information.  International Movements have only been able to provide information post 1981 and this site does not cover the 1980 period either.  I am wishing to obtain…

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Added by Julie Christensen on March 5, 2018 at 13:07 — No comments

Looking for Court of Inquiry papers

Beaufort A9 350 crashed on Saddleback Mountain near Gerringong in November 1943. Records for the crash do exist but I am looking for the Court of Inquiry papers which seem to have vanished although they are mentioned in the files of some of the airmen who were killed in the accident.

Added by Robert William Christie on February 28, 2018 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Patrick Owen McCauley

Looking for information on when Patrick came to Australia. He was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1832 and married Rose Lynch in South Australia 1856.

Added by Di on February 17, 2018 at 6:07 — 4 Comments

Leslie Raymond Windon

Wondering if its possible to have my father-in-laws Service Records open and provided by NAA quicker than 6 week to to several months.

We are trying to identify service medals he would have been issued.  Leslie Raymond Windon enlisted 22 Apr. 1941 and discharged 08 Oct 1942.  Rank; Private.  We believe he was in Papa New Guinea.  Posting at Discharge was 53 Battalion and discharged at Sydney Showground.

Leslie Windon was born 18 March 1915 in Crows Nest, NSW.

Research…

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Added by Frank Miles on February 12, 2018 at 10:53 — 5 Comments

Relative

I am looking for Ron Carnell or his relatives .

All I know is that he was in the air force during WW1 and was posted at Queenbean at the end of the War.

Added by Tony.Gilpin on February 4, 2018 at 19:16 — 8 Comments

Boar war

Does any body know if war graves from the boar war have ever been marked in some way.

Added by Tony.Gilpin on February 4, 2018 at 19:10 — 8 Comments

finding relative

Looking for Vincent Cullen who emigrated in 1963 or 64 got a job in nsw in the mines I believe he came from london england ,but came  down to my nans to be looked after from manchester.he had five brothers and 1 sister.He also had a brother in australia Peter his wife was Joan hope to find him or some relations thanks chris

Added by Christine Rimell on January 19, 2018 at 13:24 — No comments

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