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Australia electoral rolls 1930s
« on: Tuesday 07 May 19 08:46 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Would somebody who had gone to Australia and been there between 2 - 5 years have been eligible to register on the electoral rolls in Australia

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Re: Australia electoral rolls 1930s
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 08:51 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Would somebody who had gone to Australia and been there between 2 - 5 years have been eligible to register on the electoral rolls in Australia

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Jonathan

That would depend on where they came from.  That is to say, their nationality.

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Re: Australia electoral rolls 1930s
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 09:14 BST (UK) »
Agree with Sue,  and add .... and aged 21 years or more ....

Some,  but not all,  state and federal rolls are available via subscription commercial family history websites.

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Re: Australia electoral rolls 1930s
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 08:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Jonathan,
Prior to 1984 in order to be eligible to vote there was 2 things. The first was that you had to qualify as an Australian Resident for 6 months and the second a British Subject.

This was changed in 1981 when Parliament passed legislation that changed the federal franchise qualifications. This change required Australian citizenship. However they did not want to disenfranchise British subjects who were already entitled to vote so they allowed them to be on the roll.

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Re: Australia electoral rolls 1930s
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 May 19 16:13 BST (UK) »
Hi All

He was British and would have been 21 when he arrived in Melbourne in 1927. He came back to England in 1933.

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Re: Australia electoral rolls 1930s
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 May 19 16:19 BST (UK) »
Hi All

He was British and would have been 21 when he arrived in Melbourne in 1927. He came back to England in 1933.

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Jon

It is possible. I would be happy to look him up if you would like me to 😀