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Carol Report 13 Sep 2013 17:46

I wondered if anyone can give me any ideas
in 1926 my mum aged 10yrs. went with her aunt to Australia on a boat
I would have thought her husband would have gone over first to find a job but cannot find anything for him
were there any other forms of transport he could have gone on
thanks for any help :-(

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Sep 2013 18:20

No it would have been a sea crossing then .

if you want any help with look ups then some names would help


Carol Report 18 Sep 2013 22:45

his name is joseph William hirst he was born 1900
he married in 1923 to margaret and she went over in 1926 with my mum Gladys roper who was 10 at the time


Ozibird Report 18 Sep 2013 23:51

Do you have any idea where they went to?


jax Report 19 Sep 2013 00:01

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
about Miss G Roper

Miss G Roper



Birth Date:
abt 1916

Departure Date:
13 Nov 1926

Port of Departure:
London, England

Destination Port:
Sydney, Australia

Ship Name:

Search Ship Database:
Search the 'Orama' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Shipping Line:
Orient Line

Official Number:

Captain W S Shelford

Travelling with mrs M hirst


Carol Report 19 Sep 2013 16:00

they went to a place called "rothwell" in hicks avenue in Sydney, we presumed it would be a b&b of some sort but cannot find out


MarieCeleste Report 19 Sep 2013 22:06

Just to get a fix on him re: occupation, is this them in 1930?

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Joseph William Hirst
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1930
State: New South Wales
District: North Sydney
Subdistrict: Lane Cove

An engineer, living with a Margaret at 17 Barina Road.


Carol Report 20 Sep 2013 14:47

thank you very much, this sounds like them
I have their marriage certificate and it says he was a printers engineer and that was in 1923
would my mum who would be about 14yrs then be on the list
how did you find this out and how can I find more out about them


Carol Report 20 Sep 2013 14:51

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Carol Report Edit Delete 19 Sep 2013 16:19

are there any lists of people coming back to England, my mum went over there aged 10 in 1926 but came back before 1940 but I don't know where to look for any info on that


Flip Report 20 Sep 2013 15:01

Do you know if your mum married when she came back?


jax Report 20 Sep 2013 15:09

The marriage was in the UK 1944

So she must have come back before then


Flip Report 20 Sep 2013 15:16

Jax, I asked because there is no obvious incoming passenger listing for her on ancestry, wonder if there is something on FMP?

Was the marriage in Leeds?


Flip Report 20 Sep 2013 15:32

I guess it is, she was married under two names, Roper and Johns. But nothing obvious for her coming back under the name of Johns either.


Carol Report 20 Sep 2013 21:36

I have her marriage certificate to tom johns in 1937 in england,her maiden name was roper that is why we know she was back in England then, they were divorced in 1944 and she remarried then


Flip Report 20 Sep 2013 22:31

Ancestry has UK incoming passenger lists, but she is not showing up under the name Gladys Roper - sorry just can't see her coming back. Though obviously she must have at some point, I tried looking under Hirst as well just in case the passage was booked in that name, but nothing.


Carol Report 21 Sep 2013 20:09



Carol Report 30 Sep 2013 17:10

can anyone tell me how to go about finding out more about hirst who lived in Australia in 1930 as above, how do I find out about Australia? is it on a different site?