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Is anyone in Australia able to help me please? :-)

Postby phsvm » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:42 pm

Thomas Rippon, son of Reginald and Amy Rippon was born, probably in New South Wales but definately in Australia in about 1927/8.

Thomas had emigrated to Austalia in 1925 and met and married Amy Hewett once there. The family returned to the UK in 1939 (bad timing!) but returned to Australia in 1948, arriving in Melbourne. They settled in NSW where Amy died in 1960 and Reginald in 1979.

I am trying to ascertain what happened to Thomas and whether he has any descendants I can try to find. My ultimate aim is to find a photograph of Reginald.

Can anyone help?
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Re: Is anyone in Australia able to help me please? :-)

Postby MaureenE » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:19 am

Ancestry has an index record in
Victoria, Australia, Marriage Index, 1837-1950
Regd Percy Rippon spouse Hewitt, but It is in a higher subscription than I have, so I can't access further details

The database is ... gerecords/
You can purchase the original record from Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Victoria

The birth index for Victoria on Ancestry only goes to 1917.
On the website Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Victoria you can't search for births within 100 years ... ly-history
The search wasn't opening when I tried it, so I couldn't see when the marriage took place.

For NSW you are required to provide information for searching births within 100 years. ... h-nsw.aspx

This link is about Electoral rolls ... oral-rolls
Given what is said in the link, I would be surprised if there is any information available online, but I don't know.

Although I live in Australia, I haven't done much searching in Australian records, so can't offer much advice

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Re: Is anyone in Australia able to help me please? :-)

Postby fhb » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:55 am

I searched various sites and basically only discovered the info you received from this forum in 2015 Oct !!
However I suggest you order the death certificates for Amy & Reginald as the Australian certificates give children details and maybe Thomas registered the deaths.
Thomas himself was on the 1949 Electiral Roll in the same area as his parents but then after that he seems to not be a voter. In line with that I think he probably joined the army as in 1954 the Commonwealth Fazette reports that on 13th Jan 1954 a Thomas Rippon 2/96860 was to be promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in RAASC.

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