Gladys McSWEENEY was born in Boolarra, Victoria in 1918 died 1966. She put her three children into an orphanage in May 1945, the eldest being Cully James McSWEENEY (my brother-in-law) who was adopted when he was 7. We have been trying to find his birth certificate and have approached all the Australian State registry offices but none of them can find him registered under that name.
According to the orphanage and adoption papers, his mother was supposed to have married in the UK but we can find no record of a marriage. The husband's surname is blacked out on the adoption papers but the first name is listed as William and in fact we have come to the conclusion that the three children were illegitimate and the UK marriage a fabrication. The date and place of birth for Cully James are recorded in the adoption papers as 25 January 1938 Perth Western Australia.
My brother-in-law who is now in his mid 70's would dearly love to obtain his real birth certificate and find out if at all possible who his father was.
Can anyone help as we seem to have exhausted all regular routes