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Gaffney emigrated to Australia from Scotland

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Hi I Have been looking for the Family of Michael Gaffney and Elizabeth,emigrated from Scotland around 1920,at least 3 sons were with them.I ahve found 1 son Hugh born 1901 in Broompark [Shettleston]in enlistment papers signed in Wattatuga,his next of kin ,wife Jessie.I cannot find any of the others.I looked at the National Archives of Australia,where I found Hugh,no sign of the others,can anyone help,thanks
 
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Hi Duker

Do you have names for the other 2 brothers, I can only find Hugh arriving in 1926 Fremantle, Western Australia on his own.


Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960
Name: Hugh GAFFNEY
Date of departure: 25 November 1926
Port of departure: London
Passenger destination port: Fremantle, Australia
Passenger destination: Fremantle, Australia
Date of Birth: 1901 (calculated from age)
Age: 25
Marital status:
***: Male
Occupation: Miner
Passenger recorded on: Page 11 of 37
Ship: BALLARAT
Official Number: 145596
Master’s name: Captain John W Parker
Steamship Line: P. & O. Australia Via The Cape Service
Where bound: Australia
Square feet: 28117
Registered tonnage: 7928
Passengers on voyage: 1107
Last address: c/o McHoul, 293 Keppockhill Rd., Glasgow.


1943 Western Australia Electoral Roll – Swan - Toodyay
GAFFNEY Hugh, Kalannie, farmer and postmaster

1949 Western Australia Electoral Roll - Moore - Moore
GAFFNEY Hugh, Kalannie, farmer and postmaster
GAFFNEY Jessie Paterson, Kalannie, home duties

1954 Western Australia Electoral Roll – Swan - Bayswater
GAFFNEY Hugh, 21 Halliday street, Bayswater, civil servant
GAFFNEY Jessie Paterson, 21 Halliday street, Bayswater, home duties


Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Hugh Gaffney
Death Place: Western Australia
Age: 74
Father's name: Michael
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Registration Year: 1975
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration Number: 4507/75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901


http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/search.php
Buried GAFFNEY HUGH 74 years 1975 BAYSWATER

cheers
cp
 

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Fantstic find c.p for Hugh.
First two listings where they lived in country towns is interesting.
They would have worked hard.
Thank you..
Duker if you would like me to find the grave, take a photo, I'm more than happy to do so.
Jessie in the same grave died 1988 aged 88yrs
ozn
 
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,thankyou for all that information its fantastic,We were alwys led to believe that all the family went to Australia.
The other sons were.
Patrick dob.1903
Francis dob.1905
Bernard dob.1908


Joseph dob 1910 ,THANKS AGAIN,DUKER
 

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Hi Duker :)
I have to go to the western suburbs as we call them next Wed for a bone density scan for the old osteo. Karrakatta cem is about 8 mins drive away.
No probs.
ozn
ps it's a huge place but we can drive through.
 

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Hi Duker
We parked at the Presbyterian section, my Ed saw the grave right away.
It was meant to be his Mum being a nee Gaffney...:)
I just wish you could have been there today, beautiful weather for the last day of winter, 22c...all the birds at the cem were twittering doing their nesting in the old trees, finches, wagtails and wattle birds.
The photos are in my mobile, I'll have to get my daughter to send them to my email addie.
I'll pm you with the details of the headstone.
It was my absolute pleasure on such a lovely day. When we told the gateman about our search, he was so helpful and wished us all the best, come back to him if we got lost.
Warm fuzzies today for sure.
Ozn
Sorry forgot to add in pm, if you are looking for Kalannie, it's in the Wheatbelt of WA, nearest regional town would be Dalwallinu. It's a wheat & gypsum growing area.
In ancient times Aboriginals went there for the white stone for their spears.
 
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