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Posted: 1359216125000
Classification: Query
I am in UK, and have no access to the Australian records, so wondered if I could possibly ask for some help, please.
I am looking for Doris Elsa Blunt ( nee Cook) born 1912 in England
Doris had left her husband, for a while, and in 1954 she was Hut 25 Housing area Holland Park, Mount Gravett .I believe that was in Victoria. I wonder if anyone can find her, on the census or electoral roll, for that year, and the following one, to see who she was with. We think it was a George Hunter. the name Hunter has come into our research. Maybe anything for the next couple of years, would be good, please
thank you for your time.

BLUNT Doris Elsa (nee COOK) - Trying to find out

Posted: 1359225935000
Classification: Query
Hi "Karaanne2",
MOUNT GRAVATT is in QUEENSLAND; Doris was recorded on QUEENSLAND electoral rolls as Dorothy Elsa Lillian BLUNT.


Birth March quarter 1913
Cook Doris E Hollingsworth Islington 1b 620


Reg # Given Names Surname Father's Name Mother's Name
1963/B62191 Dorothy Elsa Lilian Blunt Reuben Cook Elsie Hollingsworth

Re: BLUNT Doris Elsa (nee COOK) - Trying to find out

Posted: 1359227707000
Classification: Query

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Dorothy Elsa Lilian Blunt
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1937
State: Queensland
District: Kennedy
Subdistrict: Charters Towers

Dorothy Elsa Lilian & William Stephen BLUNT, King Street

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Dorothy Elsa Lillian Blunt
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1954
State: Queensland
District: Moreton
Subdistrict: Mount Gravatt

Dorothy Elsa Lilian & William Stephen BLUNT, Hut 25 Housing area, HOLLAND PARK

Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Dorothy Elsa Lillian Blunt
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1963
State: Queensland
District: Brisbane
Subdistrict: Paddington

Dorothy Elsa Lilian & William Stephen BLUNT, 84 Bradley Street, SPRING HILL

Pamela Lillian & Reginald William BLUNT, 88 Bradley Street, SPRING HILL

Re: trying to find out

Posted: 1359235843000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: blunt
If you may already have this but if you go to TROVE newspapers you can see a picture connected to story below. Search using inverted comma's "William Stephen Blunt"

The Courier-Mail Brisbane, Qld.
Wednesday 24 March 1948 Next issue


FOUR of the eight men who faced charges in the Police Court yesterday after police had dispersed pickets at Mayne Junction leaving court with their solicitor (Mr. C. Murphy) and the Waterside Workers' Union secretary (Mr. E. C. Englart). From left: Charles William Graham, Mr. C. Murphy, Alexander Macdonald, Mr. E. C. Englart, Archibald Thomas . Nicol, and William Stephen Blunt.

Kind regard

Re: trying to find out

Posted: 1359241282000
Classification: Query
Thank you all. It was just a couple of specific years that I was interesed in, when she had left her husband, around 1954 and then returned to him. It would have been the years of 1954-1956. I was interested in finding out who she was with, in that time. Thank you all for your help which I appreciate.

Re: trying to find out

Posted: 1359297574000
Classification: Query
would there have been an electoral roll after the 1954 one. Preferably 1955, This one could be quite beneificial to my research. Thank you all once again for your help.

Re: trying to find out

Posted: 1359298554000
Classification: Query
would anyone know which month the electoral rolls were taken, please?

Re: trying to find out _BLUNT

Posted: 1359320388000
Classification: Query

There was another ER - 1958 - but I have not been able to find any of them in 1958 - including George HUNTER
I see WSB was a waterside worker - he was fined in 1948 for taking part on a demonstration ( but hadn't paid by the tiime this paper came out! )
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954)
Thursday 8 April 1948

WSB was also charged with stealing in 1925 ( and again for stealing a felt hat):

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 24 July 1925 p 15 Article
... COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. John Pretty and William Stephen Blunt were committed for trial at the next Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court, commencing on August 17, by Mr. W. Harris, P.M., yesterday, on a charge of having, between' July 2 and July 10, at Pinkenba, stolen 3 tons 18cvvt. 2qr, of firebars ... 89 words

he has over 20 mentions in the papers - ' Mr Blunt' 'W S Blunt' and his full name

There is a Tree on Ancestry that has a wondeful photo of Dorothy ( she died 1964) and her daugher Dawn who sadly died aged only 31...see if you can pick it up here:

the Tree has Dorothy's death as 1964, but the Qld Register has 1963:

1963/B62191 Dorothy Elsa Lilian Blunt parents: Reuben Cook Elsie Hollingsworth

If people were in prison, they didn't get to vote - and its possible thats where WSB was in 1958...given he had had a few scrapes over the years....and maybe Dorothy and George didn't register to vote at all

Their son, Reginald William BLUNT was also a waterside worker and died:

Reginald William BLUNT
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BLUNT, Reginald William Late of Deception Bay Passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, 19.9.2011. Aged 74 Years Loved Father to Michael, Kay (dec'd), Reg (dec'd) and Jeff. Cherished Grandfather (Poppy Blunt) to all his Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Service to Celebrate Reg's life, to be held at Traditional Funerals Chapel, 636 Morayfield Road, Burpengary, on Tuesday, 11.10.2011, at 1.30 p.m. TRADITIONAL FUNERALS Burpengary _ 3888 6633 A Local Family Company

Name: Pamela Lillian Blunt
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1977
State: Queensland
District: Moreton
Subdistrict: Holland Park
with Husband Reg Wm at 153 Seville St Holland Park- he is a watersider

While taking a look for Dorothy Elsa, I came across your Tree and also a Rootschat discussion about this family. Dorothy's daughter, b 1955, was apparently adopted in may have read through it already, but just in case you haven't, here is the link:,483448.60.htm...

there are 9 pages of posts,so check them all!

The best clues in these posts:

...My original b/cert states my name, birth date, born Bris womens hosp. Mother; Dorothy Elsa now Cook formerly Hunter, 45 yrs old(in 1955), born London England, Certified in writing by D.Cook Mother 174 Arthur Street New Farm QLD, date registrar signature 8/6/55

Dear Heather. Hello Sister. I am 100% sure we both have the same Mother Dorothy Elsa Lilian Blunt nee Cook married to William Stephen Blunt in Innisfail on 20th Nov 1934. Dorethy's father Reuben Cook and mother Elsie Cook nee Hollingsworth.

There was six of us children and I was the second eldest, three still surviving.

I now know our Mother had an affair with a man named Gordon Hunter about 1954 who I think was your father. I do have a photo of Mum taken in 1956/7

I am sure you will be in as much shock as I was when I read your emails.

Hope to talk to you soon. Irene

HELLO! OH MY GOD!! Are you really my sister!Yes I am in shock! I have been searching so long for Dorothy & any family. If this was paper it would be covered in tears. The info you have written follows along the exact path that my lovely rootschat angels & my dear friend Anne had been searching for me. I have so many questions but can't think much now as in a bit of a state. I will send you a private message soon, but I think you need to follow JMs advice on posting a few more messages as I am still pretty new with this also,hope to talk soon Heather

some possibilities for Gordon HUNTER

Name: Gordon Alexander Hunter
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1958
State: Queensland
District: Kennedy
Subdistrict: Hughenden
with Stuart Alistair H - both station hands at 'Torquay Station' the same area are Allison Janetta H at 'Torquay' ..other HUNTER members there as well

Name: Gordon Edward Hunter
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1958
State: Queensland
District: Griffith
Subdistrict: Buranda
french polisher at 12 Lansdowne St 12 Lansdowne St, Norman Park Cooporoo is Muriel Isobell and Alexander H ( a truck driver) - I add this because Muriel & Alex gave the exact same address but Gordon didn't add Norman park - suggesting he was single ( or not living with them - someone could check the addresses to see if that is possible)...actually maybe too young - found him aged 17 in 1952 in the papers

Name: Gordon James Hunter
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1958
State: Queensland
District: McPherson
Subdistrict: Beaudesert
a farmer with June Rose H, William ( a gardener) & Pauline H at Tambourine Mountains


Name: Gordon Hunter
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1958
State: New South Wales
District: North Sydney
Subdistrict: Willoughby North
he was a plumber at 325 Eastern Valley Way, with Margaret H

I hope there is something new in the above


Re: trying to find out

Posted: 1359360873000
Classification: Query
When they knock on the door and update the roll or when you move,its up to the homeowner or ocupant to update their electoral roll details... depends when the election what called...

Re: trying to find out

Posted: 1359369043000
Classification: Query
Thank you all for your help and advice. I had read the bit that you had the link to but it was nice of you to include it, just in case I hadn't. I had been in contact with them, as they are my cousins, but just wanted to find out more of Heather's 'father' George or Gordon Hunteer.

I was hoping there would have been an electoral roll, with Dorothy and Geeorge/Gordon on it. Never mind, thank you all so much for all your help.
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