Looking for my father Samuel Alan Robinson (born 8th December 1919)

After years of looking for my father, I think I have just discovered that he emigrated to Canberra, Australia on Oronsay from Tilbury, London, on 29th April 1966.  The records state that he was with Joyce Clarrie (nee Abbot) and her date of birth was 11th November 1921.


I am desperate to find out more about my father.  Can anyone help please?  What do I do next?

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 4, 2014 at 11:17

Philip,  I have checked electoral rolls and there is a listing for a Samuel Alan ROBINSON in New South Wales & Queensland electoral rolls - I wil check further to see if I can find any more information

The ship would not have gone to Canberra - that is where the records are kept

I will find the details of this ships arrival & let you know



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 4, 2014 at 12:49

Philip,  I am doing further checks for Cooroy Cemetery to see if your Father is there

will let you know as soon as possible

have found a little bit of information so far - do you know where your father was born?

I have found a possible match in UK births in 1919 - let me know if you need the details

Cooroy Cemetery - Queensland
Joyce Clarrie ROBINSON Cooroy Cemetery Noosa Shire, Queensland, Australia Robinson, Joyce Clarrie, d. 22-1-1979, Age 58
Electoral rolls - New South Wales & Queensland
1968 ERs – Samuel and Joyce were living at Gerald Rod,. Menai - New South Wales – he is a process worker and Joyce is a Manageress.

1977 ERs – They are both now living at Noosa River Caravan Park Noosaville Queensland 4566 – No occupations so both retired.

1980 ERs – Samuel is now living alone at Parry’s Caravan Park, Cooroy Queensland.

Cooroy is 18.3. kms inland from Noosaville

Picture of ship Oronsay



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 4, 2014 at 19:18

Phil,  Have emailed you some more information - thanks for your message


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on August 5, 2014 at 21:16

Phil,   Posting the burial information for your Father for future reference and hope this leads

to someone who knew him & Joyce

Samuel Alan ROBINSON

Born:   8th Jan 1917

Died:  22nd June 2001

Buried in the Lawn Section

Row: D

Plot No: 168

Joyce is also in the Lawn Section, Row A, Plot No. 23 – as you know she died 22md Jan 1979.




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