Tuesday, 23 January 2018

CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION - TROVE TUESDAY 23rd JAN 2018 -SERIES 5





CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION

SERIES 5

This great Certificate has kindly been shared by Debbie Miles.
It is a Statuory Declaration attesting to the background of
Daniel Henrickson, a Finnish immigrant, prior to his naturalisation.





This is the first page of 10 of my grandfather's application when he applied for naturalisation in 1910. He had arrived in Australia in 1904. These papers are the property of me, Crissouli.
They were available through 

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/


The paperwork had to be lodged with the Department of External Affairs, though not before references were supplied.

 No large ceremony for him... he took the Oath of Allegiance in the presence of the Chief Magistrate, after satisfying all criteria, including submitting a reference from the Mayor of Potamos, Potamos being his home town in Kythera.
p.10
p.5


I wonder if any of the people listed in the following had to undergo similar investigations when they applied for their certificates, some twelve years later...

If you find anyone of interest in these lists, why not try looking for further information in TROVE, where these Gazettes were found, by simply searching for their names and town, state. Leave out the streets, and actual dates... you can add those later if needed. Do try as well by omitting the town and state... many migrants moved around before settling in one area.


1922

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 9 March 1922 (No.20), page 359
 National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232526040

These are a little easier to search as they are in Alphabetical order. 











1923


Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 11 January 1923 (No.3), page 27 

National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232521188

Also in alphabetical order..











Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 3 May 1923 (No.29), page 610 
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National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232521978 








Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 25 October 1923 (No.75), page 2028 
National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23252310 

Please note that these are in batches of alphabetical order..














Where to find details of Naturalisation? A few suggestions..

TROVE... 




NATIONAL ARCHIVES....




STATE LIBRARY QLD...



NSW STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS...



STATE LIBRARY VICTORIA....



STATE LIBRARY SOUTH AUSTRALIA...



NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA...

These can take some searching for...




and of course, Google...


See above for variations...

"In 1994, the Keating Government replaced the oath with a Pledge of Commitment to Australia and removed the reference to the Crown:[9]
From this time forward, [under God,]
I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people,
whose democratic beliefs I share,
whose rights and liberties I respect, and
whose laws I will uphold and obey.
The prospective citizen has the option of making the pledge with or without the words "under God".
There have been no changes since.[7] "  Wikipedia


Australian Citizenship Certificate (Wiki Commons)






Tuesday, 16 January 2018

CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION .. TROVE TUESDAY 16TH JAN, 2018 - SERIES 4







CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION
SERIES 4


Occasionally you come across something that is too good not to share. While the first set of images below predate the lists that I will post further on, I couldn't resist posting these as a matter of interest.

 This is a Naturalization (sic) Certificate isssued in 1860 to Samuel Edward Boldner of Hungary. It gives his age, the ship he arrived on and when and why he applied for citizenship. If only all documents were written in such a clear and well formed hand.

N.B. see comments below re ship..thanks to Pauleen Cass

 TROVE to the rescue yet again...









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  • Naturalisation Document - Issued to Henry Friedrich Hahn, Redesdale, Victoria, 18 May 1897






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    This is an  example of the type of certificate issued from 1921- 1937





    I found this interesting in that Richard Hugo Junge, having been granted citizenship on September 12, 1921, 'abandoned the use of my said name'.. and adopted the anglicised name of Richard Hugo Young on October 8th, 1921... I would think that it was far easier than explaining the spelling of his original name time and again.








    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), Friday 14 October 1921 
    National Library of Australia
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222044560






























    Some further lists of Certificates of Naturalisation... (Naturalization)..

    Please note, these aren't necessarily in alphabetical order, though most are...






    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 17 November 1921 (No.90), page 221 


    National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232183780 

















    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 22 December 1921 (No.96), page 2 

    National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232183997 










    I would love to hear from you if you have found the names and address of anyone you are researching. So far, of all the thousands of names I have looked through, I have found three possible connections to my Greek grandfather... they are familiar names to me, but an older family friend is checking connections for me. Wish me luck.

    Lists and images all courtesy of TROVE.

    ©Crissouli Jan16, 2018

    Tuesday, 9 January 2018

    CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION , VARIOUS STATES. TROVE TUESDAY 9TH JAN, 2018 - SERIES 3










    CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION
    Series 3 




    examples of certificates






    Some of these are a different format to the earlier announcements, but still from the Commonwealth Gazettes.
    Please click to enlarge.



    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 13 July 1967 (No.62), page 3696
    National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241041001


    VICTORIA

    July 1967




    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 31 January 1957 (No.7), page 336 (6)
     National Library of Australia
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232965012 

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    January 1957













    NEW SOUTH WALES
    April 1967

    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 27 April 1967 (No.36), page 2080 (8)
     National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241043803










    WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    December 1967

    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Thursday 14 December 1967 (No.106), page 67

    National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241019674