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Re: NSW Electoral rolls and New Zealanders
« Reply #9 on: Friday 12 June 20 05:48 BST (UK) »
I might have found Ruth. After reading through old newspapers, I had a thought that Ruth never left NZ, with William. Have you heard of Ruby Dalton, alias Ruth Chalmers, alias Ruth Penn, alias Ruth Matilda Dalton?
I have changed my mind that the Ruth Chalmers I found on NSW electoral rolls is your Ruth - unless someone can confirm she is Mrs William Chalmers.
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Re: NSW Electoral rolls and New Zealanders
« Reply #10 on: Friday 12 June 20 06:43 BST (UK) »
I might have found Ruth. After reading through old newspapers, I had a thought that Ruth never left NZ, with William. Have you heard of Ruby Dalton, alias Ruth Chalmers, alias Ruth Penn, alias Ruth Matilda Dalton?
I have changed my mind that the Ruth Chalmers I found on NSW electoral rolls is your Ruth - unless someone can confirm she is Mrs William Chalmers.
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NSW electoral rolls do not provide any indication of the marital status of any elector.   They do not group people of the same address into households, nor do they indicate if the electors with same surname at same address are related to each other.  The purpose of all NSW electoral rolls is to provide the printed  roll of persons qualified to vote at the parliamentary election for which the roll has been printed.

It is speculation to say, for example, that John and Mary Citizen,  both of 12/345 High Street, Suburbia, are husband and wife.  Yes, likely they are related,  but could be mother/son or the widow of John's great grandfather's step brother .....  :D  :D  :D

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Re: NSW Electoral rolls and New Zealanders
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 13 June 20 02:31 BST (UK) »
From the 1932 NSW Electoral Roll for GRANVILLE, polling Smithfield
Entry 994, Chalmers, Ruth, Rawson road, Smithfield, housekeeper

 From the 1933 NSW Electoral Roll for GRANVILLE, polling Smithfield
Entry 1007. Chalmers, Ruth, Rawson road, Smithfield, housekeeper

From the 1933 SUPPLEMENTAL NSW Electoral Roll (11 April 1933) GRANVILLE, Smithfield
Entry 6471 Chalmers, William Kirkpatrick, Rawson Road, Fairfield West, carpenter

From the 1934 NSW Electoral Roll for GRANVILLE, polling Smithfield
Entry 962, Chalmers, Ruth, Rawson road, Smithfield, housekeeper
Entry 963, Chalmers, William Kirkpatrick, Rawson road, Fairfield West, carpenter

ADD no printed roll available for 1935 election of 11 May 1935

From the 1936 NSW Electoral Roll for GRANVILLE, polling Smithfield
Entry 1015, Chalmers, Ruth, Rawson road, Smithfield, housekeeper

From the 1937 NSW Electoral Roll for GRANVILLE, polling Smithfield
Entry 1055, Chalmers, Ruth, Rawson road, Smithfield, housekeeper

NO FURTHER SIGHTINGS for William Kirkpatrick CHALMERS, Carpenter in that district.

Not sure if this would be your chap.

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Re: NSW Electoral rolls and New Zealanders
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 13 June 20 02:59 BST (UK) »
 :)  :)  :)

From the offline resources of one of my rellies  :)

NSW ER 1935, Smithfield polling place
Ruth CHALMERS, Rawson Road, SMITHFIELD, housekeper (checked that spelling, its as per the roll)
NO William Chalmers for that polling place.

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Re: NSW Electoral rolls and New Zealanders
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 13 June 20 12:33 BST (UK) »
Yeah thanks for that, Majim

I remember those two in my earlier attempt, fairly sure that William and Ruth ain't mine.

The other Ruth, that Val has found sounds familiar to my conversation with the PENN researcher.

Thanks again both of you.   :)