Looking for family member of Gladys Currie (m.s.Wright) bn 1914 Stirlingshire. Scotland

My Aunt Gladys m.s Wright. Born 1914. Stirlingshire. Scotland.

She married Robert Graham Currie. Bn 1911 Scotland

They married in Scotland.

Then they emigrated to Australia with 4 children from Southampton UK, 1947. On Asturias ship.

Their children are;

Robert Graham Currie, bn 1933 Scotland

James Graham Currie, bn 1942, Scotland

Robina Graham Currie, bn1937 Scotland

Gladys Graham Currie bn 1935 Scotland

I didn't know my mother but I discovered she had a sister who emigrated with family to Australia on the assisted passenger.

I would be thrilled to make contact with my Aunt's family.

My name is Margaret m.s. PAUL. Married name (WISE).

My mother was Louisa Wright Married John Paul &

LOUISA & GLADYS'S parents were;  Alexander Wright & Louisa m.s. Howard.

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Comment by Margaret Wise on September 3, 2018 at 20:27

Sorry, I made a mistake on my Aunt's birth year. Gladys Currie (m.s Wright) born 1914.

I hope that someone will be kind enough to find these relatives of mine. 

Unfortunately I don't know which state they settled in.

Margaret Wise (neice) England

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on September 5, 2018 at 17:40

Margaret,  The above family arrived in Australia on the Asturias in 1947 and went to Fremantle, Western Australia

There is a Robert Graham CURRIE who showed up in electoral rolls in the Northern Territory and later in Victoria which might be the son

I will see if I can find anything for you in Western Australia


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on September 5, 2018 at 18:12

Margaret,  This appears to be the death of the son in South Australia but I will do some more checks to make sure it is him

Robert Graham Currie

Find A Grave Index
Name Robert Graham Currie
Event Type Burial
Event Date 2007
Event Place Pasadena, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia
Photograph Included N
Death Date 04 Apr 2007
Affiliate Record Identifier 151929873
Cemetery Centennial Park Cemetery
Citing this Record

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29R-QRL7 : 15 March 2016), Robert Graham Currie, 2007; Burial, Pasadena, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia, Centennial Park Cemetery; citing record ID 151929873, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Comment by Sylvia on September 6, 2018 at 5:13

The passenger lists mentions the family twice. Page 20 mentions their arrival at Fremantle on 9 Dec 1947 (http://soda.naa.gov.au/record/10157768/20 ) and page 141 mentions that the Curries are going to Morphet Vale, Adelaide (http://soda.naa.gov.au/record/10157768/141 ).


The News (Adelaide, SA) 10 Dec 1947 contains an article re the new migrants on the Asturia and Robert Currie of Falkirk tells that he is going to live with his brother Archibald in “Morphettville”: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127018916


Dec 1948 - James Graham Currie of Morphett Vale breaks either his hip or his leg in Dec 1948




Nov 1952 – Now In Walkervile SA



Jan 1953 – Bowls ??



Oct 1954 – Articles re daughter Gladys, but they also contain a lot of family background information.

4 Oct - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131211237  and https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131211237/11196509

5 Oct - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131210609 and https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131210609/11196563

23 Oct - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/58100741

30 Oct - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/58098373

1 Nov - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130976492 (contains a picture of the 2 Gladys!!)

22 Nov - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47618154

(This story seems to have been quite big as there are many more of these articles Australia wide .. And I’ve found it mentioned in American papers as well.)


The Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices (South Australia) mentions 2 Robert Grahams (1984 and 2007) and 1 Gladys (1997): http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/savill/savill-C.html


Comment by Sylvia on September 6, 2018 at 6:20

I can see that RG Currie was living in Medindie from (at least) 1959-1973, so I assume that this might be Gladys:

Gladys Currie

Born on 28 June 1914
Passed away on 25 August 2012
Aged 98 years

(https://www.heavenaddress.com/simplicityfunerals/Gladys-Currie/418533/ )


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