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Shipping Records 1895 - Syria to Australia

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Lynette

Lynette Report 17 Feb 2010 04:28

Bashara Abdullah Ganem (c1874) arrived in NSW from Syria on the ship the "Ruby". He met his wifeto be, Lulu (Lily) Turk (Terk) on the same ship. His naturalisation certificate states his surname as Abdullah. He married Lulu at St Patricks Cathedral Melbourne, Vic on 24/1/1910.
Can anyone help with passenger lists?
Thanks
Regards
Lyne

GranOfOzRubySlippers

GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 17 Feb 2010 09:54

Lynette have checked a couple out as his naturalisation states he arrived in 1895, but it only states Mr Abdullah on passenger lists.

Name: Mr. Abdullah
Port of Departure: Brisbane
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 8 Mar 1895
Vessel Name: Peregrine

Name: Mr. Abdullah
Port of Departure: Melbourne
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 9 Apr 1895
Vessel Name: Wodonga

I cannot find anything for Ganem or the ship Ruby, I think most of the latter ships records are on Find My Past and I do not have access.

Gail

Lynette

Lynette Report 17 Feb 2010 10:22

Hi Gail
Thanks for the information. You have given me information that I didn't have. The information I have is that Bashara arrived in NSW (obtained from his Naturalisation Certificate) but perhaps this in incorrect. I need to find exactly when and where he arrived in Australia.
Your help is much appreciated.
Kind Regards
Lyne

GranOfOzRubySlippers

GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 17 Feb 2010 11:02

Do you have his death certificate, as this would add a further clue as to how long in the country.

His naturalisation states he was 21 in 1903, so if he arrived in 1895? he would have been only 13 years old? Or was he 21 in 1895 of his arrival. Did he come here with his parents?

In 1903 it also states he was in NSW for 7 years, so just maybe he was in another state for 1 year.

These are probably questions you have asked yourself over and over.

I also see a Lulu died in 1966 at Mascot, is this your Lulu. No parents listed here for a clue either.

Is this your Bashara?

8387/1959 ABDULLAH, CHARLES BOSHARA, father GANEM, mother TALGAR, SYDNEY

Scratches head:) gone for another look.

Have found only one mention of the ship Ruby so far in 1889 which from what I can make out landed first in Fremantle WA, which was the first port of landing in Australia, then on to SA, Victoria and NSW. Have not as yet found any passenger lists for RUBY.

Lynette

Lynette Report 17 Feb 2010 22:13

Hi GranOfOzRubySlippers
Thank you for the information. Yes, they are the persons I am looking for; I did find the death registration on the NSWBDM for Bashara but couldn't find the death registration for Lulu.
I was confused by the date variances as my information is that he was 21 years when he arrived and he did not come with his parents.
He must have been in Victoria for 1 year as that is where he was married (1910). I am now questioning the marriage date so I need to find details of his marriage in Victoria.
Your help is very much appreciated.
Kindest Regards
Lyne

GranOfOzRubySlippers

GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 18 Feb 2010 00:38

Have sent a PM with Lulu death details.

Electoral Rolls

Name: Charles Bashara Abdullah
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1930
State: New South Wales
District: Cook
Subdistrict: Mascot

Living at 68 Coward Street, his occupation is Dealer. Lulu is with him.

1933 Living at 68 Coward Street, his occupation is Dealer. Lulu is with him. Also living as same address are, Helen Veronica and Olga Mary.

1936 Living at 66 Coward Street, his occupation is Dealer. Lulu is with him. Living at same address are Helen Veronica and Martha Veronica.

1937 Living at 66 Coward Street, his occupation is Dealer. Lulu is with him. Living at same address are Helen Veronica and Martha Veronica.

1943 Living at 93 Coward Street, his occupation is greengrocer. Lulu is with him. Living at same address are John Joseph, Helen Veronica and Martha Veronica.


In 1949 they are still in Mascot but at 93 Coward Street and occupation listed as a greengrocer. Also a John Joseph Abdullah is living with them, John is a Moulder.

1954 still at 93 Coward Street with Lulu, occupation greengrocer.

So this will hopefully also narrow down the Marriage date, as Helen and Olga could vote in 1933 but not 1930.

Gail

Lynette

Lynette Report 18 Feb 2010 02:36

Hi Gail
I have received your PM, thanks.
The Electoral Roll information is very helpful.
Thanks for all the information you have provided, you are very kind.
Best Wishes
Lyne

GranOfOzRubySlippers

GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 19 Feb 2010 02:44

I have now trawled through all shipping records I can find between 1885 to 1900 and cannot find Bashara or Lulu.

However, if he was 21 on arrival there are many Abdullah's listed as ships hands from Arabia, so will also check these. I cannot find any list for the ship Ruby other than the fact that Ruby did exist.

Also nudging hoping some other kind soul will come up with an answer.

Gail

Lynette

Lynette Report 19 Feb 2010 05:27

Hi Gail
I appreciate the time you are spending in trying to find the information.
Thanks Again.
Regards
Lyne