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Author: Public Record Office Victoria

The fourth episode of Underbelly: Squizzy was an eventful one!  We were to assume Squizzy had married Lorna and witnessed the birth and tragic death of their daughter June who at only eight months fell victim to the Spanish Flu epidemic.

If you are looking to do some research in this area, certificates of Victorian births, deaths and marriages can be obtained from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, for a fee.  The Registry’s contact details are:

Street Address: 595 Collins Street, Melbourne

Postal Address: PO Box 4332, Melbourne, VIC 3001

Telephone (Australia) 1300 369 367

Telephone (Overseas) +61 3 9613 5111

Web www.bdm.vic.gov.au

If Channel 9 were to show the wedding of Leslie Taylor and his first wife Lorna Kelly, they would have showed it in the St James's Congregational Church in Fitzroy.  Public Record Office Victoria's Public Building Files contain correspondence, plans and other material (see below an example for the Congregational Church in Victoria Parade Fitzroy)

You can kick start your own research in this area by searching our online index and ordering to view the original record within our reading room at North Melbourne.

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VPRS 7882 P1 Unit 664 Item 4988 - Public Building Files

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VPRS 7882 P1 Unit 664 Item 4988 - Public Building Files

This episode also took us back to 1919 when lucky Squizzy took over Henry Stokes' fine establishment while Henry and Annie Stokes sailed back to Tasmania.  We at Public Record Office Victoria have done some sleuthing and a search of our outward passenger index does not have Henry and Annie Stokes listed as sailing to Tasmania.   However, there are entries of a Miss A Stokes sailing to Sydney in February 1920.  Was this our Annie Stokes of the Squizzy era?

Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1923

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Search for passengers who travelled on ships leaving Victoria between 1852 and 1923.

Family Name Given Name Age Ship Name Month Year Destination Film_Mth Film_Yr Page
STOKES —- MISS 23 PRINZ LUDWIG OCT 1919 BOMBAY OCT 1919 001
STOKES —- MR 27 DIMBOOLA I MAR 1918 SYDNEY & NEWCASTLE MAR 1918 003
STOKES —- MR 54 DIMBOOLA I MAR 1918 SYDNEY & NEWCASTLE MAR 1918 003
STOKES A MISS 29 ORONTES JUL 1919 LONDON VIA PORTS JUL 1919 003
STOKES A N MISS 29 MANTUA FEB 1920 SYDNEY FEB 1920 001
STOKES J MR 59 ORSOVA I SEP 1920 LONDON VIA PORTS SEP 1920 004

Search for your ancestors coming into Victoria or leaving Victoria using out passenger lists.

Stay tuned for episode 5 of Underbelly: Squizzy on Channel 9 this Sunday night at 9pm and the following day for our blog post highlighting original records from the archives.

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