* Australian death certificate -1935

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Australian death certificate -1935

Post by amuse » 04 Sep 2019 15:01

Can anyone tell me if this is the only information that will be available if I obtain a death certificate? I am assuming that this is not the 'official' death certificate.

The subject was my great uncle who was a stoker in the Merchant Navy, it appears he ended up 'down and out' in Sydney as an alcoholic. The are a couple of court appearances in newspapers for him in Sydney.

His brother was also in the Merchant Navy and may possibly been with him, or even reported the death (if that was how it was offically recorded). Is there anyway of finding out where he was buried (I assume at public expense)?
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Re: Australian death certificate -1935

Post by Jane » 04 Sep 2019 15:27

That is a cause of death certificate which would have been passed to the registrar to show cause of death.
I would expect that the death would also have been registered so you could check out

https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/li ... ory/search

to find the registration.

You might also find this page helpful
https://www.nla.gov.au/research-guides/ ... ge-records
at the bottom is a link showing what is included on certificates at different dates
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Re: Australian death certificate -1935

Post by tatewise » 04 Sep 2019 15:56

I could not resist a quick search as I have not used that site before.
That revealed:
Name: MATHIAS PERCY
RegNo: 5422/1935
Father: DANIEL
Mother: MARGARET
District: SYDNEY
and that only succeeded with 13/06/1935 in the date range.

I've added that website to the Knowledge Base > Useful Research Web Sites.
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Re: Australian death certificate -1935

Post by amuse » 04 Sep 2019 22:34

Thank you both for for your speedy responses, very helpful, and I'm now off to do more digging.

Thanks again, Barry

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