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Australian Records - Mahar c1940's

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Mark Report 1 Dec 2012 11:01


Is it possible to search records for people c1940 in Australia, i know privacy policy is in place for certain countries so unsure how to proceed. Many thanks


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 11:41

Ancestry have Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980.

You can try the Australian National Archives

Also to possibly 1950 for newspaper death notices

Cherilyn has a thread, Lookup offer for Australia and offers to help

If you are looking for potentially living people, you could post on Find Living Relatives and see what assistance is offered. Alternatively, ask on this thread.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 11:51

Trudianne - would it be possible to edit your post to get rid of the 'white space' please? Not essential, but it does make it easier to read the thread :-)


trudianne Report 1 Dec 2012 12:03

Hi DetEcTive,

Don't know what happened, but can't edit the lines so have re submitted details :-(


trudianne Report 1 Dec 2012 12:07

Hi Mark,

What information are you looking for?

Do you know what State they lived/or are living in?

The only online information available c1940 is -

Western Australia deaths to 1971

New South Wales marriages 1960, deaths 1980

Queensland deaths 1964

There are also a number of helpers on here who have access to Victorian records - marriages to 1942 and deaths to 1985


Mark Report 1 Dec 2012 16:40

Thank you all for your help so far......had to unexpectedly go out so sorry about that......

Interested in information on the children of George Martin Mahar 1910-1980 and Mildred Keeler 1921-2010


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 17:00

From a tree on Ancestry, which you probably have already

Mildred KEELER
Birth 04 Oct 1921 in Narrogin, Western Australia
Death 08 Mar 2010 in Narrogin, Western Australia

1941 29 Apr
Age: 19
Marriage to George Martin MAHAR
Narrogin, Western Australia

George Martin MAHAR
Birth 09 May 1910 in Wickepin Western Australia
Death 28 Jul 1980 in Narrogin, Western Australia

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
George Martin Mahar
[Goerge Martin Mahar]
Death Place: Western Australia
Age: 70
Father's Name: Martin
Mother's Name: Janet Reid
Registration Year: 1980
Registration Place: Williams, Western Australia
Registration number: 52/80/f
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910

A 'Story' attached to George states
"Dad wanted to join the army with his brothers Bill Jack and Frank. But under war time regulations he was regarded as essential services (farmer) and was not accepted"


Mark Report 1 Dec 2012 17:03

I didnt see but thank you.....


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 17:15

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
George Martin Mahar
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1980
State: Western Australia
District: O'Connor
Subdistrict: Narrogin

Address – Mayling 6370 occ farmer.
With the same surname tt the same address
Martin Mahar - farmer

George Martin Mahar
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1968
State: Western Australia
District: Canning
Subdistrict: Williams
Address Mayling, same occupation with Martin.

Same again in 1972. In 1977, there is

George Martin Mahar,
Martin Mahar
Denis John Mahar, a student

No relationships given, but may be a clue.

Where's Mildred?


Mark Report 1 Dec 2012 17:17

She died in 2010 so not sure

Shown above with brother and a son


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 17:27


Mildred Mahar
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1958
State: Western Australia
District: Canning
Subdistrict: Williams

Home Duties living at 'Dead Finish', Malyalling, but no one else with the same surname at the address.


Mark Report 1 Dec 2012 17:33

Thanks +++DetEcTive+++ Is there any indication as to married, single or widowed


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 17:34

do you have access to Ancestry? Do you know tree owner: MichaelMahar61? It might be worth sending him a message. He was active on the site 2 days ago.

His tree shows 4 'living' children. 1 female, 3 male. He 'might' be one of the males.


Mark Report 1 Dec 2012 17:36

Yes i believe i had made contact with this person my messages get opened but ignored for some reason...


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 17:37

Sorry - no relationships or ages shown on the ER, only names, occupations, and address.

Names are listed alphabetically by surname, so its not easy finding out other people/different surnames, living at the same address.


Mark Report 1 Dec 2012 17:38

Would it help if i send you a pm with the other names i have


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 17:45

Have search on

There might be birth announcements for the some of the children

Western Australian Archives don't help with births etc.
BIRTHS (1841-1932)
DEATHS (1841-1971)
MARRIAGES (1841-1936)

Even though George's death is outside the search parameter, you might be able to order it. it should show the names of his children (as known to the informant)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 17:52

If you know the names of other children, they may be listed on the ER, but they'd have to be over 21.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 18:08

Don't know if this helps or not

Internments at Wickepin Cemetery
Wickepin Shire, Wheatbelt Region, Western Australia

>>MAHAR, George Martin, 70 years, 28 Jul 80, - Roman Cath Grave No. 2.30
xx MAHAR, Janet Reed, 73 years, 14 Jun 61, Wife of Martin, - Roman Cath Grave No. 1.22
xx MAHAR, Martin, 91 years, 3 Sep 70, Husband of Janet, - Roman Cath Grave No. 2.49
MAHAR, Mary, 76 years, 20 May 23, - Old
MAHAR, Mildred, 85 years, 2 Jun 75, Wife of Bill, - Roman Cath Grave No. 2.31
MAHAR, William Joseph, 88 years, 18 Jul 73, Husband of Mildred, Father of Reginald, Edna, Mildred, Kenneth, John, Roy, Florence, Ursula, Martin, Alfred & Herbert, - Roman Cath Grave No. 2.29

It could mean that the Martin who appears on the ER is George's father, rather than his son. MichaelMahar61's tree does give Martin Mahar and Janet Reid Currie as George's parents.

There is a contact email address for the contibutor


trudianne Report 2 Dec 2012 04:17

Hi Mark,

If you go to Cherilyn's thread given above, she may be able to help you further. She has access to a number of W.A. sites.

Remember, to mention this thread so she doesn't duplicate what you already have been given.