2241RE: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST
- Aug 29, 2011
Have you tried the www.ancestorsonboard.com for passenger lists, do you know there is free access for a week through ancestry on shipping and immigration. Electoral rolls, you had to be 21 to vote, women got the vote in 1894 in south Australia which was the first state to give women the vote after New Zealand .
Also try the fibis site for Indian research and google family history India should have a bk in the addy. If you had ties to the UK don’t think it mattered (I’m probably wrong), also check the www.naa.gov.au (National archives of Australia) click record search, then enter as a guest then click passenger list, did you try the unassisted immigration, Victoria at all?
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Sent: Tuesday, 30 August 2011 2:04 PM
Subject: [suth_to_aus] Re: NEW MEMBER ON THE LIST
Wow - talk about great service!
I'm trying to figure out when and how Jessie Campbell MacLeod came to Australia , sometime around 1930. Born in 1900 at Culkein in Assynt, I know she was a governess in India in the late 1920s (I have the shipping passes etc) but can find no evidence of her going to Australia from the UK .
She was in the service of the Monahan family in Toorak from 1939 onwards but before that it's hard to tell. One possibility is she was nursing one of the Russell family in a place called Carngham; I believe they are fairly well known in the Melbourne area. This lead was traced from local electoral rolls which sadly only list name, occupation and gender (age is not provided), so it is hard to determine if I'm on the right track. I guess one question would be, how quickly would an immigrant be eligible for voting? I must confess total ignorance on this point - would she have first needed to become an Australian citizen or were the ties to the UK sufficient to get on the rolls?
Does anyone know if it was possible for folks to emigrate to Australia direct from India and if so how I could track down the arrival etc?
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