Re: Seeking England and Australia Research Help - Michael WEINSTEIN Family #belarus #unitedkingdom #general

Rodney Eisfelder

Australian naturalization records do exist, but British citizens did not need to naturalize. Until 1948(?), naturalizing in Australia meant taking on British citizenship.
There are lots of sources for passenger manifests into the various Australian colonies/states. For Queensland, start at:

Drilling down, I searched the "Registers of immigrants, Brisbane 1885-1917" for WINSTON and was able to download a list of passengers on the "Commonwealth" who arrived at Brisbane on 5-May-1913. It showed that Henry Winston was a gardener from Hartford[shire] who arrived with his son Ralph. They departed the immigration depot on 6-May for Gayndah.

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

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