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ROBINSON of Victoria
« on: Monday 02 January 12 20:57 GMT (UK) »
Two of my great uncles immigrated to Victoria separately around 100 years ago. I don't know when my great uncle Walter Robinson (born c1881, father William Evans Robinson, mother Annie Jackson) came to Australia nor whom he married but he had at least one child, Edna. I understand she married Jim Keenes and lived in Frankston, but died in 1982.
Walter's half-brother Frank (born 1899) came out with his mother Elizabeth and sister Ida Muriel in about 1910. Muriel married Ted Marsh in Cheltenham but then returned to the UK. Her mother followed later, but Frank stayed and had at least one son, John, who married Helen, and lived in Belinda Avenue, Research.
I haven't been able to find any appropriate entries in the passenger lists either arriving in Victoria or departing the UK for Australia.
Although there are 9 Robinsons in the Melbourne white pages and 66 for the area, unsurprisingly none show an obvious connection to mine. There appear to be no Victorian newspaper obits that match my relatives. I haven't paid for any bdm certificates yet as I'm hoping to find someone who actually knows a relative first.
Any help gratefully received!
Des

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Re: Robinsons of Victoria
« Reply #1 on: Monday 02 January 12 21:31 GMT (UK) »
There are the following possibilities for Edna and Jim KEENES.

Springvale Botanical  Cemetery

KEENES James Henry George   Cremated 28/04/1989

KEENES Edna Mary Cremated 2/07/1982

http://deceasedsearch.com/index.php

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Re: Robinsons of Victoria
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 January 12 22:32 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for this. I will see where this leads me.
Des

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Re: Robinsons of Victoria
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 January 12 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Do you have any second names for any of your family?

Electoral rolls show:
James Henry George KEENES and Edna May KEENES at the following addresses - Googlemap will often show a street view of the houses.  Edna's occupation is consistently listed as 'home duties' so I have only recorded James's.

1931, litho-printer, 20 Maxwell St, Camberwell
1936, 1949, 1963, 1968 printer, 73 Daley St, Bentleigh
1972, 1977 no occupation shown, 91 Flinders St,  McCrae
1980 no occupation, 6 Towerhill Rd, Frankston

1980 is the extent of the online rolls.

No help in furthering your search though!  :(

Judith
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Re: Robinsons of Victoria
« Reply #4 on: Monday 02 January 12 23:48 GMT (UK) »
Death
ROBINSON Walter
Father Evan William   Mother Annie JACKSON
At Caulfield  73 years  1954  Reg#7891

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Re: Robinsons of Victoria
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 January 12 23:55 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks, Judith. I checked out Leanne's info and found Jim Keenes was 81 in 1989 when he died so he probably retired from printing about 1972. The Towerhill Rd address is the one I have.
I searched the cemeteries for John Robinson and there are 74, with 10 for Helen. As I don't know their age or indeed if they have died yet, it is not a great help.

Many thanks to Cando, too.  That will be my great uncle. His parents were Edward Robinson and Ann Evans, so he was William Evans Robinson. Searching for that term drew a blank though, so it is interesting to see it became Evan William.
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Re: Robinsons of Victoria
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 January 12 00:02 GMT (UK) »
Marriage
ROBINSON Walter
ABRAM Winifred
1917  Reg#4053

Australian Electoral Roll
1924
ROBINSON Walter  Mawdesley, Annot Street, Caulfield  Bricklayer
ROBINSON Winifred  Mawdesley, Anott Street, Caulfied  HD

1931
ROBINSON Walter  Mawdesley, Hollaway Street, Caulfield East  Builder
ROBINSON Winifred  Mawdesley  Hollaway Street, Caulfied  East  HD

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Re: Robinsons of Victoria
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 January 12 00:07 GMT (UK) »
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I don't know when my great uncle Walter Robinson (born c1881, father William Evans Robinson, mother Annie Jackson) came to Australia nor whom he married but he had at least one child, Edna. I understand she married Jim Keenes and lived in Frankston, but died in 1982.

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Death
ROBINSON Walter
Father Evan William   Mother Annie JACKSON
At Caulfield  73 years  1954  Reg#7891

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Many thanks to Cando, too.  That will be my great uncle. His parents were Edward Robinson and Ann Evans, so he was William Evans Robinson. Searching for that term drew a blank though, so it is interesting to see it became Evan William.

Bit confused now :)  The information is now a little different on the above quote from your original request.

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Re: ROBINSON of Victoria
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 January 12 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Death
ROBINSON Winifred
Father William Abram  Mother Ann DOBSON
At Ormond  76 years  1961  Reg#17289

Either Winifred or Walter's death certificate would detail the names of their children.  You can purchase certificates online [AUD$17.50] and immediately download
https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-search?action=purchaseImage

Information on Victorian Certificates
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,373754.0.html

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