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Australia Electoral Rolls, 1893-1949
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Electoral rolls are the nearest records Australians have to census listings and hence are extremely important to family historians. This collection provides information on persons in Australia who were registered to vote between 1893 and 1949 in each of the six states of Australia. The information recorded includes the person’s name, gender, residence, occupation, and polling information (i.e. division, subdivision and roll number).<br><br><p>Compulsory enrolment was introduced for all federal elections from 1911, and the records in this collection reflect the adult population (over 21 years) excluding the foreign and indigenous population. Women’s suffrage was largely achieved at the national level in Australia in 1902.</p><br><br><p>This collection includes rolls from each state for the following years:<br><ul><li> New South Wales: 1903, 1913, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1946</li><li> Queensland: 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915, 1934, 1939, 1943</li><li> South Australia: 1939, 1941, 1943</li><li> Tasmania: 1934, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1949</li><li> Victoria: 1922, 1927, 1939, 1941, 1946,</li><li> Western Australia: 1934, 1939, 1943, 1949.</li></ul></p>
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Robert Gordon MenziesElectoral Roll, Victoria Australia
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia from 1939-1941 and then from 1949-1966, and is Australia’s longest-serving prime minister to date. He married Pattie Leckie in 1920, and they famously lived in a home on Howard Street in Kew, Victoria for around 25 years. The couple had three children together: Kenneth, Robert Jr., and Margery. Menzies is often remembered for being instrumental in the development of Canberra, expanding immigration following World War II, expanding access to post-secondary education, and his controversial involvement in several foreign wars.