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Strother Family WA

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Hi
Looking for my childrens dad's line in WA - Grandfather was Valdamar Lance Strother, born Coolgardie 1898? and died Queens Park 1980 - married Dorothy May ?? (mother in law cannot remember her maiden name)
I have census record from 1936, only Val and Dorothy on there though, quite different from the UK ones. Cannot find a marriage nor births of children. They had a son Victor (died young of stomach cancer), Walter Albert born 18/2/1937 and died 7/4/1987 (my father in law), Ruby (illegitimate child of Val- not Dorothy's but she brought her up as her own), Pearl, Margaret, Maureen and Johnny. Not sure on dates of kid's births. Pearl married Bill Stevens and lived in Maddington, one of the other girls married a Kowalski and lived in Gosnells, they had a deli. Ruby married Frank Dyjak and ran a chicken farm in Orange Grove. I was told from Walter that the name originated in Germany as "Struther" but was changed here. He told me he was 5th generation aussie.
Family came to Perth from Kalgoorlie late 1930's or early 40's and lived in Queens Park.
Oz records are not as easy to access - I have gone to family site with Govt but you cannot access online, need to go to Alexander library. Really sucks because other states seem to have access.
Any help on where to look would be really appreciated as I cannot go any further.
Thanks heaps
 

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