|Enter a surname, town or any other word eg: "Jones" or "Shellharbour"
Wildcard searches can expand the number of matches for a particular request. The *
character is used as the wildcard character. For instance, searching
for wh* will find the words what, why, when, whether, and any other
word that starts with wh.
Smith will find all records with John or Smith eg: John Jones,
*her* will find the words here, whether, together, gathering, and
any other word that contains her anywhere in the word.
will find the phrases where are, what are, why are, etc.
for Australian place names in the
Gazetteer of Australia 2001, which is a compilation of over
274,000 geographic names in Australia provided by members of the
for Geographic Names in Australia
*NOTE: Remember that these
are copied directly from printed lists. If there are transcription errors,
they would have occurred in the original transcription by the publishers
from handwritten lists, probably compiled and submitted by local postal
employees of the time. I imagine that the "Fregaskis" in this
list (Obley) could well have been "TREGASKIS", but because
of the nature of my role as transcriber, I feel that I am obligated to
copy what is actually printed in the original document. After all, who
am I to say that such a name as "FREGASKIS" didn't exist?
The only amendments of this
type that I have made have been in the case of my own ancestor James COLLEY
of Lawrence, whose names was listed as COLLY, and the YABSLEY family of
Coraki, who were listed as YALSLEY. There was one address in Clarence
Town too, but I mentioned that at the time, and the reason for the change.
So, if you're looking for someone
and they're not where you think they should be, try looking for them under
possible variations of their names, or go through the whole town list
and surrounding towns, and you might spot them with their name misspelt.
Of course, having said all
that, it doesn't rule out the occasional typing error that I'm sure must
slip through now and then. KP