March 2021 blog posts (3)

Lane family

Are there any people in Australia with the surname Lane that have roots in South Africa.

Especially Erasmus roots.

Added by Vera Erasmus on March 20, 2021 at 2:17 — No comments

Trying to find family of Johannes Gottlieb Erasmus (changed name to Peter Lane) born 28 October 1928 South Africa

I am searching for family of Johannes Gottlieb Erasmus born in South Africa on 28 October 1928. And maybe a  naturalization, marriage and death certificate



He joined the South African navy when he was 18.

In 1947 the navy ship he was on left from the Cape South Africa  for Australia (Sydney??). A few months later when the ship returned to South Africa he was not on board

 A was declared awol or possibly dead.



In 1960 he wrote a letter…

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Added by Vera Erasmus on March 17, 2021 at 1:34 — 2 Comments

record search

I am trying to locate a record about my father being taken into custody by police for non payment of a child support payment. I'm not sure what or who managed that aspect of child welfare, especially when the child's mother was indigenous,

This happened in Cootamundra NSW sometime between 1930 and 1944. He had previously worked with the  young indigenous woman who was also employed on the same property, and  they became close for a time. Their relationship did not last though due to…

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Added by Laureen L Hackney on March 14, 2021 at 17:40 — 1 Comment

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