February 2019 blog posts (5)

What is meant by File cover only - Top numbered to W

I have been researching my family but have come across this File cover only - Top numbered to W.

Before purchasing anything further as I have already purchased something that is not covering my topic, does this mean I would not get the full documentation available.

Added by Juanita Ellis on February 25, 2019 at 19:03 — 3 Comments

Major Bernard Head 1876-1915..part one

I am a private researcher and not related to person above.

He from arrived from UK many times to Australia and New Zealand from 1909-1915.

Trying to locate his movements in Australia any time in these years.

and from NZ to Australia 


from NZ to Australia to UK and return.

Most of all I know he may have arrived after 6 January 1915 to 12 January 1915 but looking for name of ship  and dates as well and times if possible and arriving in…


Added by Howard Fitz-Gerald on February 25, 2019 at 5:06 — 1 Comment

WW2 Italian POWs on farm placement

I'd like to find any details on two Italian POWs who were paroled to a farm in Western Victoria in the late 1940s, certainly after the European war ended and possibly while the war was still on. 

I have (somewhere) one or two photos, taken about 1947. 

Can anyone please suggest a source and an initial search approach? I don't have the names of the prisoners, but I can provide the name of the employer, and the location.

Thank you. 

Added by John Carroll on February 21, 2019 at 15:32 — No comments

Looking for information on two Naval Officers


I'm looking for information or the whereabouts of two naval officers. They could possibly still be alive.

Walter John Jarvis Smith - Born 10th March 1933 in Eumundi, QLD. Service number: 44028. He joined the service in 1951.

Raymond Thomas Ford - Born 5th July 1939 in Rockhampton, QLD. Service number: R55199. Joined in 1959.

Both men joined in Brisbane.

Both men spent most of their time in the service in Sydney.

And both men were married…


Added by Lisa Forbes on February 15, 2019 at 21:20 — 2 Comments

Looking for information for Williamina Hay

I am looking for any information for Williamina Hay born 1878 Glasgow, Scotland; immigrated to Australia between 1901 and 1970.  She possibly married Ernest Anthony (could be spelt differently).  They did not have any children.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Added by Jean Hennessey on February 11, 2019 at 6:18 — 2 Comments

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