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Looking for when Murdo Urquhart arrived in Australia sometime after 1891 aged about 31

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on 2013-05-08 20:47:42

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by Chazza on 2013-05-24 04:32:56


URQUHART, Murdo - 22 years of age In 1911 aboard the ship Waipara into Queensland I believe.


by tattin on 2013-05-24 16:34:09

Thanks, but Murdo was born in Scotland in 1870 and had been in Australia for at least 12 years by 1911.

by janilye on 2013-05-24 20:13:58

Murdo lived in Sandy Bay, Tasmania, died in Sydney in 1946.

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), Thursday 13 June 1946
URQUHART.On June 12, 1946. at Sydney, Murdo, beloved husband of Catherine, and father of Donald, Malcolm, and Kenneth. In his 78th year

This is the death notice of Wife, Catherine, nee McDonald born in Victoria about 1870, daughter of Donald McDonald and Christine, nee Finlayson.
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.)Monday 25 April 1949
URQUHART. On April 24, 1949, at a private hospital, Hobart, Catherine, widow of Murdo Urquhart, daughter of the late Donald MacDonald, of Durham Lead, Victoria, and mother of Donald, Malcolm, and Kenneth, in her 81st year.
These are their children:-
Donald McDonald Urquhart 1901 1953
Malcolm Livingstone Urquhart 1902 1966 married Susan Honora Nicholls
Kenneth McKenzie Urquhart 1905 1974
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.) Wednesday 24 July 1935
A recent marriage of interest to a wide circle, both here and on the mainland, was that of Susan Honora, second daughter, of Sir Herbert and Lady Nicholls, of Pillinger Street, Hobart, and. Malcolm Livingstone, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Murdo Urquhart, Ashfield Street; Sandy Bay, Hobart. This happy event took place very quietly in Melbourne on Saturday, July 13, .the bride's sister, Miss'Mary Nicholls, and her uncle, Mr, Malcolm Sprent, being present.

by janilye on 2013-05-24 20:33:37

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Murdo Urquhart
Spouse Name: Cath McDonald
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1900
Registration number: 5509
This marriage was probably at Durham Lead/Ballarat

by tattin on 2013-05-24 20:51:29

Thank you very much for your information. I am the daughter of Malcolm Livingstone Urquhart and Susan Honora Nicholls. I would still love to know when my grandfather, Murdo Urquhart, arrived in Australia which would have been some time after late 1891 at the very earliest.

by janilye on 2013-05-24 21:18:10

Yes, I'm just trying to narrow down the year.

by tattin on 2013-05-24 21:22:33

That is great. If you also find out what he did for a crust would be wonderful. I am just going out for a few hours.

by Chazza on 2013-05-24 21:35:57

Normally there are clues on people's death certificate as to how long they have been in a country.

Urquhart, Murdo is listed here.


by tattin on 2013-05-25 01:30:11

Thanks Chazza. How do you know where to look. I feel one problem with records in Australia is what records existed and with whom before and after Federation of the Australian states.

by Chazza on 2013-05-25 01:42:49

Research is never ending, so much more is being added to the WWW and search engines like Google are constantly able to find more and more as indexes etc are added. I always use Google to search, trying different combinations of Surname, christian names. If you live in Tasmania a trip to the archives might reveal a lot more. Or if you don't already have a copy of Murdo's death certificate it might be worth the money to buy it to further your knowledge. Good Luck.

by tattin on 2013-05-25 01:45:08

Thanks Chazza. I will do as you suggest.

by janilye on 2013-05-25 03:47:01

I don't have them to hand right now but I was looking at the census in Tassie this morning, I think 1922 and he listed himself as a stevedore living at Ashfield with 'Kate'
The website has been busy all day. I'll post it here as soon as I can get hold of it again. Urquhart's used to ship fruit out of Tasmania.

by tattin on 2013-05-25 06:41:59

I know he was in Tasmania from about 1905 until sometime before 1930 when he listed in the census in Sydney. The big gap in Murdo Urquhart's history is 1891 to 1900.

by janilye on 2013-05-25 09:26:17

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
about Murdo Urquhart
Name: Murdo Urquhart
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1922
State: Tasmania
District: Denison
Subdistrict: Queenborough
This Roll shows his address as 12 Ashfield St., and his Occupation, Stevedore
Living at the same address is Kate Urquhart.

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