All blog posts (239)

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!!!! 


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

survived the Merchant Navy after 3 ships sank

Iam researching my husbandsUncle Albert Ronald McDonald 345 joined the army 21 Aug 1914 7th Battalion 

born1894 in Brunswick HE was awarded The CROIX deGUERRE Belgiium He was also in WW2 in the MERCANT NAVY He served on 3 different ships which were sunk but he survived each time We don't know any more and trying to find out the names of the ships and his history during  that time Thanks if anyone can help 

Cheers Lorraine

Added by lorraine Culhane on June 27, 2016 at 18:19 — 1 Comment

Looking for Dick and Ron Backhouse

I have a letter from a great uncle Frederick John Backhouse (Reg No 1081) dated 9/2/1946 referring to the fact that "Dick and Ron Backhouse are now out of the Army".

In searching the records I can find no reference to a Ron or Ronald Backhouse.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Joihn Cox

Added by John Robert Cox on June 26, 2016 at 15:27 — No comments

Looking for Joesph Edmund Darbyshire born 11/7/1919

Joseph was born in Prescot, Lancashire , UK Any decendants are our first cousins. Please help me if you can.

Added by Charlotte Hough on June 21, 2016 at 2:10 — No comments

Bushmans BOER WAR

Iam researching my husbands great great uncle WILLIAM Mcdonald B 1872 1936 Ihave photo of him in STH AFRICA presuming in the boer war and would like any information I can get 

Added by lorraine Culhane on June 17, 2016 at 14:21 — 17 Comments


Good Afternoon

I am trying to track down a Giuseppe Novaglia born in Bianzone Italy in May 1872.

I believe he arrives in Australia around 1900 and he was a miner.

His wife Adelaide Novaglia (née Castellanelli) remained in Italy with the family.

I have found some records of his arrival and it states on Adelaide's naturalisation documents that he died in Wooroloo 1928, however I am unable to find a death certificate or cemetery records.

Any… Continue

Added by Michelle tonkin on June 12, 2016 at 20:28 — 3 Comments

Sadler / Jackson Family

I am looking for information on Donny Sadler & family and Edward John (Teddy) Jackson family  who left the UK in 1973. last known address in the Adelaide area. Regards George McGarry 

Added by George MCGarry on June 12, 2016 at 10:04 — No comments

looking for my dads mother

Hi all im searching  my family tree

and im looking to find my dads mother long shot i know 

her name was Beatrice  woods she left england in 1959 on the strathaird  

with a matthew we believe  to be her son her address  on arrival  was 16 bond stree Preston  Victoria Melbourne 

My dad is now in his 80s and would like to know what became of his mother 

As she left him  when he was 9 years of age i have been trying to trace any family members  that 



Added by Donna Atkinson on June 9, 2016 at 9:34 — 15 Comments

Looking for my biological parents

My parents immigrated from Singapore to Sydney Australia somewhere in late 1960 or early 1970s. I do not have their names. But my Father race is Malay and my Mothers is Chinese. How can I search them?

Added by Niki Chuck on June 4, 2016 at 3:13 — 1 Comment

Looking for Beverley J Ashworth

Trying to locate a Beverley J Ashworth, born in sydney around 1940's and was a law clerk in Aus before moving to NZ in 1967-1968. Live in Bay Of Plenty and had moved to Welington and Kawerau. Address now is unknown but trying to locate. 

Added by rosalind june gibson on May 20, 2016 at 15:38 — No comments

Looking for Ellen Gerda Hansen, born Johansen in Denmark 1940

Missing person.

I am looking for my husbands sister, which name is: Ellen Gerda Hansen (nee Johansen) born 2 January 1940. Her fathers name is: Villy Ronald Johansen born in Oslo (Kristianna) 24 June 1915, but he moved to Denmark when he was 10 years old.. Her mothers name is:…


Added by Linda Pehrsson on May 20, 2016 at 3:20 — 10 Comments


hi looking for help in finding out my grandfathers war history if anyone can point me in the right direction i put in his info and i can't seem to find any thing 

Added by renay mills on April 21, 2016 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Winston Sydney Edwards

Does anyone know what schools were attended by Winston Sydney Edwards?

Winston S Edwards was an accountant/auditor/liquidator born 1906 died 1984.

He sued Associated Newspapers in 1938 for defamation.

He was also secretary of the Spit Swimming club.

Added by Anthony Lenn on April 20, 2016 at 9:25 — No comments

Search for van der Klooster

We are looking for Peter van der Klooster, born at 28-11-1954 in the Netherlands

and also his brother Cornelis van der Klooster, born at 23-08-1952 also in the Netherlands

Their parent's names are Cornelis van der Klooster and Helena Charlotte Blokland.

They are imigrated from the Netherlands and arrived on 1962 by a flight from KLM

who can give us information?

As found in the records of the National…


Added by Jan Bons on April 15, 2016 at 6:52 — 4 Comments


Can anyone help... I can't find any information on the above person in any war records. He was my mother's father and i have done my dads side of the tree and i'm wanting to continue with my mothers side. He's war number was VX1461. I think he was SAS, i can't remember.
 Thanks in advance

Added by jacqueline bradford on April 15, 2016 at 5:50 — 8 Comments

martin and barbara smallbone


I am trying to trace two old friends of mine caled Martin and Barbara Smallbone,  they left the UK in the early 1970's

to live in Alice Springs, Australia,  we kept in touch for a while but have lost contact,  when they left the UK they were

travelling by VW doormobile Van so travelled by Road,  also they had shipped their pet dog an Alsation called "TARA"

Martin was a Surveyor and Barbara was a shorthand secretary in the UK and we all worked for a…


Added by Rita Wales on March 24, 2016 at 19:47 — No comments

© 2017   Created by National Archives of Australia.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an issue  |  Terms of Service