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A german will in Australia


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Charters Towers queensland
Never heard of a judge ordering this before. Have been helping a friend with some family history when i come across it. The article is concerning a will of one of his German ancestors. Well worth the full read of the whole story.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
Tuesday 4 April 1916

etc etc
His Honor granted probate, on condition that no portion of the estate should be distributed or paid during the war to any beneficiary or creditor of German nationality, whether resident or not, or to anyone in his behalf, or to or on behalf of any person resident in Germany, without the express sanction of the Crown, and that if any distribution was made contrary to this condition, probate would be forthwith revoked.

Full story on below link