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Query by Racheal

Search assisted immigrants arriving at Moreton Bay (Brisbane), 1848-59

RATZ Anna G. 38 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Elisab 7 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Franciska 4 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Johann 1 and family Aurora 1855 2468
RATZ Mich 38 and family Aurora 1855 2468

The AURORA arrived Moreton Bay 30/03/1855 from Hamburg.
Naturalisation Index, 1834-1903 - NSW State records
Surname FirstName NativePlace DateOfCertificate RegisterNo Page Remarks Item Reel
RATZ Michael Germany 22 Jul 1859 3 7 - [4/1202] 130

Children of Michael & Anna Ratz

Elisabeth born c 1846 Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany
Franciska born c1850 Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany

Anna Maria 1851? Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany
Catherina 1851? Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany

Johann born c1853 Heddesheim, Mannheim, Germany

From Bruce Clarris:
There was also a George Ratz driving some kind of supply cart.

It mentions John Ratz was a carpenter in 1876.
Jack Ratz
Mick Ratz (another in same photo)
Susan Ratz

In 1902, during a drought, Mick Ratz drove 20,000 sheep to the coast, in an attempt to keep them alive. He returned later on with just 2,000.

There is a picture of an old Elizabeth Ratz and a similar vintage Mick Ratz. Makes me think he was her brother.

Another is Mrs Mick Ratz (Polly Munt) and Mrs Ebacker (Francis Ratz) I'm thinking could be a sister of Elizabeth and Mick.

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by Racheal Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2006-10-16 12:31:05

Racheal has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2006. is researching the following names: RATZ, RICHARDSON.

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by allycat on 2006-10-16 19:35:50

Dear Racheal, Hi there. Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles. I have created a surname wiki page for RATZ, just look on the homepage, there should be many links there to aid in your research.

Firstly, if you goto my journal - Webpages for Genealogy in Queensland this will be a great start for genealogy specific to our State.

I've done a few searches for you already...There are 56 search results for RATZ at The National Archives of Australia.

Six search results for RATZ at The Queensland State Archives

Two references to RATZ in a catalogues search of the Collections of the State Library of Queensland, South Bank.

You should also be able to obtain a ships picture of the Aurora if you like, just by googling.

Let me know how you get on. Enjoy.

Kind regards,
Alison QLD Australia.

by allycat on 2006-10-16 19:38:10

Also do a search on the words 'Hamburg' and 'Germany' here on familytreecircles and you will see journals and links relative to your research.

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