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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

Original Documents


How do I obtain the copies of the original land purchase documents from 1890's to 1900's  in the eastern papua division?

Added by dave rock on January 13, 2016 at 12:02 — 1 Comment

Charters Towers Workshop

Dose anyone know if there are any records or Photos of the Ninth Advanced base workshops ( Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) at Charters Towers North Queensland from 1943 or any of the base.

Added by Wendy Thomas-Gibson on November 27, 2015 at 11:40 — 6 Comments

David Smith and Y3A Medium Trench Mortar Battery

In my research on the First World War names on the Dowerin War Memorial I have a David Smith who started in the 44th Battalion and went on to the Y3A Medium Trench Mortar Battery.  Unfortunately he has a record like so many men, "taken on strength" followed by "killed in action".  Most of them I can fill in with a bit of information about what was happening in the battalion at the time, but here I don't know much more than killed on 22 May 1917 and buried in Strand Military Cemetery in…


Added by Diane Hatwell on October 12, 2015 at 14:08 — 2 Comments

Mention in Despatches Medal

My father was awarded the War Medal 1939-1945 'Mentioned in Despatches' during service in WW11. Can  anyone advise if it's possible to find out any of the details leading to this recommendation. He was a Corporal in RAAF, serving in Signal/Wireless Units in the PNG area 1943-1946.  I would appreciate any help. Many Thanks

Added by Rosalie Thomas on October 9, 2015 at 14:13 — 9 Comments

Bonegilla April 1957


I was at Bonegilla in April 8th 1957. 

I came to Australia on a plane and the identification is MIFLY 15/106.

This plane arrived into Essendon airport on April 6, 1957.

Can anyone tell me if they arrived on this plane?  

Would you have any photos?

Can anyone help with photos of Bonegilla at that time?

I would love to hear from anyone in regard to the above.

Georgie    0418137846. 

Added by georgie deyell on October 5, 2015 at 12:46 — 3 Comments

Ellen May Eva Westbury

I'M looking for an Ellen May Eva Westbury

Her father was Albert Westbury and she had two brothers 

James Joseph Percival Westbury SX4089

Albert Clarence Westbury 3011

Mother - Ellen

She is listed on Joseph Olds WW1 enlistment as his wife and is buried in West Terrace Cemetry i think. Other than that i have nothing about her, any clues

Added by Graham Hicks on October 1, 2015 at 10:13 — 12 Comments

John Howard

Looking for info on my father John Howard service number 24832

Added by Wendy Kay on August 29, 2015 at 4:16 — 1 Comment

Fredrick John Bailey

I woud like to fine when and on what ship my grandfather arrived in Adelaide on? I believe he arrived on or around 1910 form London England.

Added by Brian Bailey on August 14, 2015 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Tom Rhodes

My great Uncle Tom emigrated to Australia in 1911 on the Tahiti. He was born in 1873 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. I would like to get in touch with any relatives he may have in Australia or some information anyone might have about him. My grandmother told my he sent food parcels over to them during the war and that he may have been a shopkeeper.

Added by Barry Edward White on August 10, 2015 at 0:47 — No comments

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