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Wanting info on my biological father, Robert Christie

Query by Robbie1960


I am wanting information about any children my biological father, Robert Christie, may have. He is registered on my original birth certificate as being a 54 yr old motor mechanic, born in Avoca. My birth name was Robert Joseph Christie and I was born in Lorne on 02/08/1960 (making my father's year of birth 1906). My mother was Edna Frances Levison (nee Skermer) and she had 5 other children besides me. We were all made Wards of the State and myself and my younger sister, Leonie (DOB 01/10/1961) were boarded out shortly after we were born and eventually adopted. I do not know Leonie's adopted name/s.

I do have names and birth dates of my older siblings, three of whom have now passed away. I am wanting to know if my father had fathered any other children besides myself, and if possible if anyone knows anything about what happened to my sister Leonie or other living sister, Caroline. I had an older brother Gilbert and sisters Robyn and Charmaine (all deceased?), and another sister, named Caroline Levison. My maternal grandparents were William Thomas and Ethel Skermer and are buried at the Lorne Cemetery.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you


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by Wende on 2013-12-21 01:27:05

Hi Robbie,
I have found the death of a sister Leonie. She died aged 0, at Melbourne in 1958, certificate registration number 10342. Father: Leonard LEVISON and Mother: Edna SKERMER. As your mother named another daughter Leonie, I would say this name is significant in her family, or Leonie is for Leonard?

Also found this death: Edwin John LEVISON, no age in index, died 1948 at Lorne certificate registration number 21075. Father: Edwin LEVISON and Mother: Edna Francis SKERMER. Lorne cemetery has him at 4 weeks old, died on 2 July 1948.

There is no Edwin or Leonard LEVISON on the electoral rolls for Australia. Nor can I
find any deaths for him in Victoria.
There are not many LEVISON's listed in Australia. There was a family of them in Daylesford, Victoria for a number of years. Perhaps if you contact the Ballarat Family History Society they may be able to help you.

William Thomas LEVISON died aged 54 years in 1953 at Lorne - registration number 21157. Father: Thomas, Mother: Clara DENNIS.

Ethel LEVISON died aged 76 years in 1968 at Lorne - registration number 26842. No parents listed.

I can find no trace of Robert CHRISTIE's birth in Victoria in or about 1906. This name may be entirely fictitious. I can find no trace of this person anywhere.
Births registered in Victoria after 1920 have not been released to the general public, so no index is available for the period of time you are seeking for siblings.

I have found Edna LEVISON on the 1949 and 1954 electoral rolls in Birregurra, Lorne, where she was a waitress. Then in 1958 she was at William St, Lorne listed as Home Duties, and in 1980 she is at 40 Guest St, Tootgarook, Victoria also listed as Home Duties, but there is no husband with her. This does not mean much, just that her husband probably did not vote.

Am not sure if this has helped you much. Perhaps eliminated some stuff?


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