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Australia / Business called "Gilbert and Barker"
« on: Monday 31 August 20 07:32 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone remember a business called "Gilbert and Barker" in Sydney (or suburbs).  It would be around 1930s.  What was this business?  Where was it?  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Australia / Re: Coachman's cottage of Subiaco, Rydalmere
« on: Sunday 30 August 20 12:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again Jmcclean, I have written as you suggested - now have to wait to see if they can help.  Your suggestions and help are Much appreciated. Regards

Australia / Re: Coachman's cottage of Subiaco, Rydalmere
« on: Friday 28 August 20 00:34 BST (UK)  »
Hello Jmcclean, Wow!  Thank you so much for this suggestion.  I have been trying to find out about the Coachman cottage for many years. Historical Societies and other sites didn't want to acknowledge it existed but I knew it did as I grew up with the cottage with adjoining fences.  The maps finally prove the building was where I said it was.  It is a shame that we do not have a close up photo of the home but at least we know something was on this site.  Your post was so appreciated thank you very much.

Europe / Germans speaking English
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 08:51 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone advise me as to what was the criteria when emigrating to Australia from Germany as far as speaking English was concerned.  Were you allowed to come with no English or would you have been expected to be able to speak some English before arriving.  When you did arrive how did you go about getting somewhere to live and work?  My research is for the Toelle family who arrived in 1855 on the ss Egmont. thank you

Armed Forces / Queen Mary in WW11
« on: Monday 10 August 20 00:26 BST (UK)  »
Could anyone tell me about the Queen Mary as a Troop Ship.  I had read about her first voyage as troop ship.  Did she make a 2nd trip with troops?  If so when and from where did she sail and who was on board?  Where did they land?Thank you

Armed Forces / Re: Battalions, etc.etc.
« on: Monday 10 August 20 00:24 BST (UK)  »
Nanna 52, Thank you for your help. It looks like I may have to pay for the records to be digitised. I appreciate your suggestion.

Armed Forces / Re: Battalions, etc.etc.
« on: Monday 10 August 20 00:23 BST (UK)  »
Majm,, Thank you for your very helpful posts.  The other soldier is actually my father and his details are also not digitised as yet.
The other contact sites are very helpful - a lot to go through but what I have found so far are very interesting.  I appreciate your insights into this subject.

Armed Forces / Re: Battalions, etc.etc.
« on: Saturday 08 August 20 01:13 BST (UK)  »
Thank you majm,  Very helpful.  I have already got the two volumes of "of Storms and Rainbows' - history of 2/12th from an interlibrary loan.  Very interesting.  It shows what the2/12 were involved in but my problem is how to link that to my uncle's service.  I believe he changed units etc over the period of the war so I really need his personal record to find the dates of when he was in one place or another.

Armed Forces / Re: Battalions, etc.etc.
« on: Saturday 08 August 20 01:06 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Brentorboy for your suggestions.  Much appreciated

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