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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 29 January 15 05:34 GMT (UK) »
Good finds Merlin; I thought someone would probably have looked at her.  Oh dear, this is one elusive lady!

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 29 January 15 06:04 GMT (UK) »
I will also add that the 1994 Nellie PERRINS at Box Hill Cemetery is buried with her first husband Lawrence Henry BARNS.

Lawrence Hy BARNS age 54yrs d. 1946 DNONG #18414
Parents:  Hy Scoby BARNS & Jane  DUNNING
Burial: 26/04/1946

Their marriage:
Lawrence Hy BARNS m. Nellie SCHWAB 1923 #5095

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 29 January 15 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Ok, thank you Merlin, that definitely eliminates that Nellie Perrins on about four counts! 

I have a couple of options still open - one is the probate package for Hilda that Rosball offered to look at for me which may contain some useful information.  Secondly, I have a pile of letters that Hilda and Nellie's nephews wrote to each other during the war.  I will trawl through them for any mention of  the Australian aunts to give an indication of whether Nellie was still alive during the war. 

I'm beginning to wonder if Nellie and Hilda deliberately covered over Nellie's tracks or sent home misleading information.....but Nellie looks such a respectable lady!   :o
Perrins - Manchester and Staffs
Honan - Manchester and Ireland
Hogg - Manchester 19 cent
Anderson - Newcastle mid 19 cent
Boullen - London then Carlisle then Manchester
Comer - Manchester and Galway

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 29 January 15 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
  Are you able to provide any information on the nephews or siblings of Hilda and Sarah please?

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 29 January 15 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Siblings were;  Frederick William 1877-1918, Charles Hastings 1879-1956, Ethel Meredith 1881-1965, Sarah Eleanor (Nellie) 1883-??, Walter Anderson 1885-1948, Florence Eliza 1888-1918 and Hilda Godfrey 1892-1965.  All surname Perrins.

By 1925, Frederick and Florence deceased, Charles, Ethel and Walter all living in Lancashire and  Hilda and Nellie in Australia. The nephews were sons of Charles, (my father and 2 uncles were still children in 1925 and accounted for during the war)
Perrins - Manchester and Staffs
Honan - Manchester and Ireland
Hogg - Manchester 19 cent
Anderson - Newcastle mid 19 cent
Boullen - London then Carlisle then Manchester
Comer - Manchester and Galway

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 29 January 15 12:18 GMT (UK) »
Seems that Balma Studios may have had more than one place of business.  The following are photos from Trove attributed to Balma Studios - they're mostly social page photos.

Balma Studios, Innisfail 1952
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/57092110

Ingham 1946
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/62998014

Townsville, 1949
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/63073052

I'm assuming that the photo you have from Balma Studios would have been taken in a studio, and thus no background clues?

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 29 January 15 12:43 GMT (UK) »
All the studios are Queensland though.

Here's the photo, yes, it's in the studio, you can just make out the name, Balma Studios, embossed in lower right hand corner;
Perrins - Manchester and Staffs
Honan - Manchester and Ireland
Hogg - Manchester 19 cent
Anderson - Newcastle mid 19 cent
Boullen - London then Carlisle then Manchester
Comer - Manchester and Galway

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 29 January 15 23:13 GMT (UK) »
She looks such a nice person.  You're right, all in Queensland.

Just for anyone looking her parents (according to NSW death index for Hilda) are  Frederick William and Georgina Harriet.

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Re: Looking for Great Aunt Nellie
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 29 January 15 23:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
  I wonder if she went to Western Australia?

I think this is a possibility for a nephew and his wife.

http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00065368

http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FC00071313 ( a very recent death)

Leanne