July 2016 blog posts (7)

Noeline Dawn Stuart Lepper

I am trying to track this person. She traveled to Sydney from Wellington in August 1949 on the liner Wanganella (I have her on a passenger manifest, passenger 102). Within a few years she stopped communicating with family. She listed her profession as Governess, she however was a nurse in Dannevirke before she left. She was 21 when she arrived in Sydney. There is a lead she may have worked at some point at Mark Foys or Foy and Gibsons.

I do not know if she…

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Added by Brent Fryer on July 28, 2016 at 20:51 — No comments

Looking for a Australian Book called Cobbers in Khaki by Ron Austin

I would like to obtain a copy of this book as it is all about the 8th Battalion AIF, in which my uncle served. Amazon comes up blank, does anyone have an idea of where I could obtain a copy, I know there were only about 650 printed.

Thanks in advance

Heather

Added by Heather Armstrong on July 23, 2016 at 1:10 — 1 Comment

searching for any details re Willie Francis Goodwin

My great uncle Willie, born in England,, joined the 8th Battalion AIF on  29th Aug 1914, his service number was 17. I have his digital service record but am now trying to trace any connections in Australia. I know when he came to Australia  in 1913 he lived @ 49 Clarke Street Chilwell Geelong. He lived with William Henry Rogers and Mary Rogers at this address. William Rogers was a quarryman.

I know it is a long shot but I am hoping to find any traces of my uncle while he was in…

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Added by Heather Armstrong on July 23, 2016 at 1:07 — 2 Comments

APL Aircraft Factory, Maryborough, Queensland

Looking for information on the aircraft factory in Maryborough during WWII.

Added by Pamela Ruth Cowan on July 17, 2016 at 12:05 — No comments

Looking for my Uncle's Inquest Report

Hi, I am looking to see if there are any reports or Inquest records for the death of my uncle, Ronald Joseph O'Farrell (QX1464).

His cause of death is listed ads Accidental ( drowning ), Place of Death is Japan

Thanks for your help.

Added by Michael Bennett on July 14, 2016 at 20:15 — 4 Comments

Hi, looking for boat arrival details for Emanuel Grixti, arrived on the Castelfelice on the 29th Feb 1956, he was 6 months old, father Francis Grixti ( not sure if he arrived prior) Mother Josephine …

Hi, looking for boat arrival details for Emanuel Grixti, arrived on the Castelfelice on the 29th Feb 1956, he was 6 months old, father Francis Grixti ( not sure if he arrived prior) Mother Josephine Ciantar, from Malta not sure if arrived Melbourne or Perth? Can you please help me, cant find any details... need very urgent!!!! 

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Added by Tamara Lapre' on July 14, 2016 at 11:50 — 1 Comment

Polish refugees after WW11

I am unable to find any record of Peter Wojtowicz arriving in Australia after WW11, he would have been about 20 and had

no family with him. I have found electoral rolls from 1958 but nothing previously.I have no idea were else to search..

Thanks for any help Barbara

Added by Barbara Jones on July 11, 2016 at 0:01 — 7 Comments

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