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About Western Australian SIG

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wasiglogo1aThe aim of the Western Australian Special Interest Group is to conduct meetings for members of the Society who have an interest in Western Australian Family History that is not covered by other WAGS Special Interest Groups.

The group has been set up to give family historians the opportunity to share and increase their knowledge on the many other areas of Western Australian history that other groups do not cover.

Those immigrants who were the initial free settlers, 10 pound poms, group settlers, child migrants, or who arrived during the gold rush or after the 1st and 2nd World Wars.

The group will also be looking into those specialised areas of Western Australia history such as Aboriginals, Chinese or European descent, those ancestors who may have lived in Orphanages, spent time in Asylums or Hospitals, records on Navy, Army, Air Force personnel, Police, Nurses or Teachers.

Join the Western Australian Special Interest Group

To join the Western Australian Special Interest Group you must be a financial member of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. or the Affiliated Organisations.

Membership is Free, if you wish to join the group please come to our next meeting or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive updates and newsletters.

NEW MEETING TIMES for 2019. Saturday 1400 to 1700  February 2nd , May, August, November. First Saturday.  

Research morning on the 20 th January at 10.30 in units 5/6.

Meeting place is WAGS, Unit 4/48 May Street, Bayswater.

Contact the Convenor: Carole Lee
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Last Updated on Sunday, 25 November 2018 17:36

Contacts & next meeting WASIG

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Contacts

Convenor            Carole Lee

Email:                 SIGS Contacts - WASIG Convenor

Secretary            Vacant
Treasurer            vacant
Committee          Del Arndt, Bevan Carter, Shirley Babis, 

WASIG Meeting Dates 2019.  Check the events calendar for dates.

                     Meetings  now  on Saturday afternoons 

                     Research morning January 20th 10.30 to 12.30. We will show you what is available in units 5/6

 – Share your successes and bring along your brick walls

 

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WAGS Event Calendar

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2018 16:31

Resources - WASIG

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Bride Ships Girls

Do you have a Bride Ships Girl.  Did She arrive on the Palastine?

WASIG has compiled information on these girls which has been entred into the table below.

 


 

Surname Giiven Name/s Title Nationality Departed Arrived Ship Day Month Year Remarks
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AMOS ELIZA MRS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 48 YEARS ACC115/10-12
ANDREWS ELIZABETH MISS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 4 YEARS ACC115/10-12
ANDREWS PHILLIS MRS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 28 YEARS MRS FRED CONVICTS FAM ACC115/10-12
ARCHER ANN MISS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 25 YEARS ACC115/10-12, PERTH GAZETTE 6-5-1853
ARNOLD ELIZA MISS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 20 YEARS ACC115/10-12, PERTH GAZETTE 6-5-1853
ATKINS MARIANNE MISS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 18 YEARS ACC115/10-12, PERTH GAZETTE 6-5-1853
BEECROFT ANN MISS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 11 YEARS
BEECROFT CLEMENT MASTER -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 7 YEARS
BEECROFT DOROTHY MISS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 9 YEARS
BEECROFT ELIZABETH MISS -- PLYMOUTH FREMANTLE PALESTINE 28 4 1853 1 YEAR


 

 West Australian Records on Ancestry

Electoral Rolls 1903-1980

The Electoral rolls were compiled by each state during election years to determine the number and names of individuals eligible to vote. Information listed in electoral rolls usually includes Number, Name of voter, Gender, Address, Occupation.

Electoral rolls began being compiled for some areas of Australia in the 1840s. At that time only property owners were eligible to vote. In most of the colonies all men were granted voting rights by the 1850s. Half a century later, women were granted voting rights as well.

Non-British subjects were not allowed to vote until the 1940s and aborigines until 1949. Therefore, individuals falling into these two categories are not presently included in this database.

Within each state voters were organized into electoral districts and subdistricts according to where they lived. Electoral rolls were compiled according to these geographical divisions. The boundaries of districts and subdistricts could change throughout the years

Western Australian Crew and Passenger Lists 1852-1930

This is a collection of passenger records compiled from records contained at the State Records Office of Western Australia, the records are of arriving immigrants and emigrants to Western Australian port cities from 1852 to 1930. The majority of records involve arrivals from the Eastern States, but immigrants from overseas are also included.

The earliest passenger lists in Western Australia were held by the Colonial Secretary’s Office and in newspapers. These are contained in the Fremantle Passenger Arrivals record. In 1885, the Western Australia gold rush started and by the first decade of the 1900s the gold mining industry was at its peak in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. The gold rush brought many more settlers and prospectors to Western Australia, much like earlier rushes had done around Melbourne.

Before Fremantle Harbour was deepened and the limestone bar and sand shoals removed in 1898, Albany was the major port of call for ships arriving from overseas and the Eastern States. During the gold rush, many people arrived in Albany before heading to the goldfields or Perth by train. The two records from Fremantle cover mostly travel from the Eastern States with a few listings of overseas arrivals. Other port cities included in this collection are Albany, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Bunbury, Esperance, and Eucla. The collection also contains overland arrivals at Eucla. Some records list the crew as well as passengers, but most do not.

The records vary, but most contain Port of departure, Port of arrival, Vessel name, Passenger name, Rank, Nationality or origin, Arrival date, Departure date, Destination port.

Rockingham School Records 1830-1970

This collection includes details about students and photographs of student classes and teams from schools around Rockingham, Western Australia.

Rockingham takes its name from the British ship Rockingham, which was driven aground near the present town in a storm in 1830. Farmers began settling in the area in the mid-19th century, while others worked in the timber industry. The township of Rockingham was officially recognized in 1897.

Members of the Family History Society of Rockingham and Districts, Inc., extracted the names in this database from school admission and attendance registers, Education Department files, journals, and other sources. Names include both children and teachers from more than forty schools in the areas of Rockingham, Kwinana, and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

In addition to the index, this database also includes 163 class and team photographs of children and teachers from the area. Where possible, these photos have been linked to names in the index.

Details extracted for each individual vary but may include the following name, gender, birth date and place, parent or guardian names and occupations, pupil or teacher, dates in school, date left school, position, year.

 


 

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 November 2018 19:33

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