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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 00:35 BST (UK) »
I suggest you contact

https://geraldtonfhs.wordpress.com/

https://geraldtonfhs.wordpress.com/research-enquiries/

The Midwest Death Register is not online at the moment and may have more information.
https://geraldtonfhs.wordpress.com/midwest-death-register/

Nothing like local information.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 02:31 BST (UK) »
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67333119
Geraldton Guardian and Express 21 Jul 1942

Death of Mr J E Olsen The death occurred on Wednesday last at the St John of God  Hospital of Mr John Edward Olsen. The deceased, who was a native of Sweden, had resided for
very many years in this district, and for much of that time was engaged in farming operations at Oakagee. He leaves a widow, five sons and five daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral took place in the Methodist portion of the Utakarra Cemetery on Friday in the presence of a large gathering of friends. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev Raymond Hocking, whilst the pall bearers were Messrs M Heenau, W Grey, M Kelly. H E Carey, C Jackson and J.\ Weyland. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Aidan Pinder, of Forrest  Street, Geraldton.



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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 02:41 BST (UK) »
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49018668
The West Australian  4 May 1952
OLSEN On Feb 27 1952 at Geraldton, Ellen Helena, of Oakagee, relict of the late John Edward Olsen and loving mother of John, Lena (Mrs. Fitzgerald. Geraldton), Mollie (Mrs Seaton,  Burracoppin), Dot (Mrs Alexander, Perth), George, Tom, Edie (Mrs Dunstan, Perth), Les Melbourne), Millie (Mrs McKenzie, Geraldton) and Jim. Aged 71 years.
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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 03:07 BST (UK) »
Marriages
OLSEN   Dorothy E   
ALEXANDER Nathan M J
District East Murchison   Reg#29  1937   

OLSEN Edith M   
DUNSTAN Jack
District Geraldton   Reg#51 1937

SEATON Dudley S   
OLSEN Anna M
District Murchison Reg#38 1939   
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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 06:48 BST (UK) »
I can't find a marriage for Hannah Helena to Thomas Martin FITZGERALD with whom she was enrolled to vote living at various places in WA but living in Geraldton at the time of her mother's death.  Thomas Martin and Hannah Helena were enrolled to vote at the same address in 1949 in Geraldton but at different addresses at Geraldton in 1954. He does not appear in the rolls post 1954.

Her birth
OLSEN Hannah    
District Northampton    Reg#20    1909

Hannah's burial record
http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00071950

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 06:53 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage in 1930 Geraldton of a Hannah H OLSEN to Thomas M F COWAN   No 4
http://wamarriage.info/

Could he have discarded his surname?  Or a mistranscription?

adding : I did quick search for a district COWAN near Geraldton  without success in case the district name was misplaced
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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 07:01 BST (UK) »
They first appear on the electoral rolls in 1930

and the same marriage info on WA BDM's.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 07:19 BST (UK) »
I guess this is his WW2 service summary http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=A&veteranId=741806 with Hannah named as Anna

(whoops I haven't read all the thread properly so not sure if this was posted before)
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