Tag Archives: Australia

New Zealand papers on line

Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 70 publications from all regions of New Zealand.  http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ Latest additions to Papers Past (February 2012): … Continue reading

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Australian female criminals

Australia‘s Justice & Police Museum has released 2,500 photographs of female criminals from the 1920s. The pictures of murderers, bigamists, bootleggers and prostitutes provide a fascnating glimpse into life in Australia in the early 20th Century. There’s a selection at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9095938/Mugshots-of-Australian-women-criminals-from-the-1920s.html with … Continue reading

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Diary of debauchery

If you are interested in the journeys taken by our relatives when they emigrated take a look at this story of the trip to Australia! http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/diary-of-debauchery-in-colonial-australia/story-e6frea83-1226238978924

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Passenger lists at the National Archives, Kew

Outward passenger lists in BT 27 (1890-1960) contain the names of people leaving the United Kingdom from ports in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for final destinations outside Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Some BT 27 records are available to download … Continue reading

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Emigration – The UK National Archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/emigration.htm This guide to finding out about emigrants from Britain includes: information about emigration to North America, Australia and New Zealand information about child emigration, including the emigration of pauper children a section on finding aids to help you search … Continue reading

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Mapping our Anzacs

Mapping our Anzacs gives you three ways to commemorate the original Anzacs: locate a service person add to the scrapbook build a tribute http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/about.aspx Locate a service person  The heart of Mapping our Anzacs is a tool to browse 375,971 … Continue reading

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familypedia website

 The focus of this site is on capturing the details of the lives of our ancestors, both those historically significant people and the everyday people usually not listed in encyclopaedias, histories, or even “people’s histories”. Along the way, the site … Continue reading

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Australian cemeteries

A name search of the following site for regional cemeteries in South Australia may be useful to some.  The Mt Barker cemetery information has recently been extensively upgraded and checked http://www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=610  The Mount Barker Cemetery was officially opened in the early 1850’s … Continue reading

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Passenger lists from Australia

There are some Cumpstons at Genealogy.com listed in the passenger lists from Australia to various parts of the world. http://bit.ly/okGtpU

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Searching Australian Newspapers

For those who haven’t come across this link there are a number of Australian newspapers which have a free search engine at http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home The original images can be saved.  Christine, a friend in Canada, searched on key words to bring up ‘6 … Continue reading

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