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Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« on: Monday 15 June 20 10:50 BST (UK) »
Hi

I had a copy of a page from I believe a parramatta girls home which had Ada Gray as being committed in 1917, but I have lost the page or link.

Can someone please look this one up for me, She may have been known as Ada Gertrude Gray and born in 22nd April 1903.  Her parents were Walter Gray and Florence Briar.  Anything on this home or the previous home or her details on her committal.  I also believe she married around 1921 (that's when she left the home).

There was a page from the book that stated she was an "uncontrollable half-caste aboriginal, absconded from home at Cootamundra.

Thanks for your help. :)

I am also looking for any of her siblings details that I Haven't already got.  They may have been born in NSW or Qld.  I have attached a list of them and what details I already have.  I can't find any birth certificates for any of them - but have gone by death certificates to get most of their approximate dates of birth.

Thanks in advance.




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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 June 20 13:01 BST (UK) »
Have asked the moderator to move your post to the Australian board
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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 June 20 13:36 BST (UK) »
I think you have attached the wrong image, these are the siblings of Walter GRAY.

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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 June 20 13:44 BST (UK) »
Did you just want to know where it is?  On Ancestry it is under.....

Directories & Member Lists
School Lists & Yearbooks
New South Wales, Australia, Industrial School Registers, 1867-1925

Strange, I know, but that's Ancestry for you  :P

She was discharged to her grandmother at Yass when she was 18.

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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 June 20 13:51 BST (UK) »
Parents both dead in 1917, are you sure Walter was her father?

I also believe she married around 1921 (that's when she left the home).

No, there is no marriage for her.

https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/search

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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #5 on: Monday 15 June 20 21:18 BST (UK) »
Thanks, sorry siblings of Ada Gray ( walter’s sister Ada, not his daughter ada).

I am struggling to find anything on any of her siblings.  I have death certs of two of her brothers, and also of walter.  I dont have access to ancestry at the moment, hopefully will be able to get back on soon.

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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 01:54 BST (UK) »
Sorry. I am still confused about what you are seeking.
However, if it is about the children of Walter GRAY and Florence BRIAR, it states on the record for Ada that her parents were both dead

If the certifcate for Walter GRAY that you have is for her father then he must have died between 1902/3 (her birth) and 1917/18 when she was discharged to her grandmother.

On the death certificate, who are the listed children for Walter?

This is an item from the news which refers to   couple Walter and Florrie GRAY in 1902

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75960271

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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 02:43 BST (UK) »
from Ancestry.com.au (you didn't say which brothers you had certs for so am just hoping this fits remembering that death certs aren't always completely accurate)

Name:   Edward Gray
Death Date:   14 Jan 1937
Death Place:   Queensland
Father's name:   Edward John
Mother's name:   Johanna Stanley
Registration Year:   1937
Registration Place:   Queensland
Registration Number:   000357
Page Number:   718
HUME: Fermanagh, Donegal,Sligo,Australia
PASFIELD: Essex, London
SHAW/STANLEY: Co Waterford,Ireland, Australia

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Re: Ada Gray - parramatta girls home
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 02:52 BST (UK) »
NSW BDM online index has a birth registered:

11459/1905
Ada May,  mother as FLorence MM GRAY, registered Brewarrina District.

ADD

Two surnames indexed  GRAY  and MORAN.



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