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♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 22 Jan 2008 23:15

Hi Penelope,

You are welcome,

QLD BDM, to 1914

for any electoral rolls after 1936 or prior to 1901(but have to know what electoral area), use the online "ask a librarian" service

Good Luck, Louisa

~~~Hz by the River~

~~~Hz by the River~ Report 23 Jan 2008 01:31

Hi Louisa,
Just wanted to thank you.
I was idly browsing and noticed someone ask you about a surname in my tree, quite a rare and unusual name. So I gr mailed him and we connect!!! Neither of us know how this Ozzie lot with the unusual name fits our trees, but now we feel they must and have more fun to research!
So, Thanks!!

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 01:36

Wow, Good to know Hz,

Glad to be of help. It's funny where we can find that bit of extra info isn't it.

regards, Louisa

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 02:10

Hi michael,

I couldn't help my self, found these including a photo of Merle's grandfather. hope they help.

above is photo of Alfred colthup

regards, louisa


Trish Report 23 Jan 2008 03:05

Hi Louisa

I am trying to find out where my family lived when they first arrived in Victoria from England, which was Nov/Dec 1924.The earliest address I have for them is in 1941 at: 358 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. I think they were given government land to work in rural Victoria on arrival in 1924 as there was reference to this in military paperwork I have. The names are:

Herbert George BARRETT born 1887 Greenwich
Mabel Barrett born 1885 London
John Herbert Barrett born 1912 London
Joan Irene Barrett born 1915 Maidstone, Kent

If you could see if you could find them I would be grateful.



HelenBrissie Report 23 Jan 2008 03:21

Hi Louisa,

I had a look through index and am hoping you could do a look up on a couple for me please.

Lorenzo GALEA State Tasmania District Darwin.

Lawrence GALEA State NSW District Cook

many thanks

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 04:12

Hi trish,

Sorry but your Barrett family aren't listed possibly they weren't entitled vote as they were still classed as British subjects?

regards, Louisa

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 04:13

Sorry everyone i messed up the tread
with a web address that was too long

regards, louisa


Trish Report 23 Jan 2008 04:23

Thanks for looking Louisa.


♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 04:28

Hi Helen,

Lorenzo Galea, Labourer, Go(z)o?, darwin TAS

thers also
Guiseppe Galea, Labourer, Linda, Gormonston,
dawin, TAS

Lawrence Galea, labourer, Happy Valley,
La Peruse nsw

on same page is
Michael galea, Labourer, Camp, Yarra Bay,
La Peruse NSW

I wasn't sure if Michael and Guiseppe are
connected to you but though I should add
them just in case

regards, louisa

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 04:29

You are welcome Trish,

Sorry I couldn't help.

regards, Louisa


HelenBrissie Report 23 Jan 2008 04:58

Thank you Louisa,

Unfortunately I do no think either are my husbands grt-grandfather Lorenzo (Lawrence) as he was born in Floriana Malta. He apparetly disappeared after 1914, family hearsay has him going to OZ or Canada where he was never heard from again.

I appreciate you doing the lookups for me and the additional info.

bye Helen

Ingrid in Oz

Ingrid in Oz Report 23 Jan 2008 05:02

Hi Louisa

Thanks so much.I find this interesting.I now have a can of worms lol so to speak

These are my Gran and Aunt
Laura Cecilia Bowers, Home duties
Hettie Bowers, Tailoress
Chamberlain Rd, Kingsgrove
Laura Cecilia Bowers, cleaner
108 Stoney Creek Rd, Kingsgrove

This is my Uncle, Laura Cecelias eldest child.
Thomas Stewart German Bowers, cabinet maker
corner Mimosa & Downey streets, Kingsgrove

Thomas Stewart German Bowers, Chairmaker
70 St Georges Rd, Bexley

What I find interesting is
Thomas Scott Bowers was married to Laura Cecelia and left her with 6 Young children before 1930. I am wondering if Thomas Scott Bower is one and the same person.

Thanks again I will have to put my detective hat on again with this family.
Cheers you have been wonderful for finding this for me

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 05:52

Hi ingrid,

When i found that Thomas scott wasn't
with Laura on each one I did a search for
Thomas Scott Bowers and only Thomas Scott
Bower came up. These was the only ones
that has Thomas Scott in australia.

I checked for a Death for a thomas Scott
or a Thomas S in NSW and didn't find
one so I included the details to see if they
were familiar to you.

You would need to look at Laura and thomas
marriage cert to cross reference who his
parents are to be sure. Mind you there are
several births, deaths and marriages for
Thomas bower or bowers and the same
foe electoral rolls.

If you find that it is him with his parents
it may me a case that he altered his name
so he didn't have to divorce to remarry.
Even odder is the fact that Laura and
thomas appear to have married twice.

Bowers, Thomas S
German,Laura c
8585/1906 Woollahra

Bowers, Thomas S
German,Laura c
9585/1906 Bourke

Bower, Thomas S
Pass, Amelia M
12974/1934 Kurri Kurri

Do you know who his parents are?
If you need any more help let me
know, regards, louisa

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 06:06

Hi helen,

sorry it wasn't who you are looking for.
good luck, Louisa

Ingrid in Oz

Ingrid in Oz Report 23 Jan 2008 06:38

Hi Louisa

Thomas Scott Bowers parents are James Bowers and Agnes Scott. Thomas was born in Tasmania in 1872. I have also noticed the double marriage.
Thanks again.

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 07:02

HI Ingrid,

Ok then that can't be your Scott, his mum was Lydia. I'm jujst about to organise diner for the kids so leave it with me and I will look into it later tonight.

"Speak" to you soon, Louisa

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡

♡♥Urban Girl♥♡ Report 23 Jan 2008 09:06

Hi Ingrid,

found this on national Archives Australia, page two under thomas Bowers
log in as a guest to view. this is the only item I have found under thomas Scott Bowers so far.

Primary description of item 6531386


Bowers, Thomas Scott; born 1874, Mathinna
6531386 Series number
MT1486/1 Series accession number
Control symbol
Contents date range
1917 - 1917 Extent
7 folios Location
Access status
Not yet examined Reason for restriction
Date of decision

Regards, Louisa


Alan Report 23 Jan 2008 20:02

Hi Louisa.

Thanks for the look ups re Henry Angus Forbes, I don't believe he is related to your distant ancestor as all Henry's decendents are from Scotland as he was the first from his line to move to Australia.


Debbie Report 23 Jan 2008 20:35

Hi Louise

could you please look for Frank Raymond Hopkins

and his wife Florence Beatrice living at either Perth

or Freemantle

Thank you