NAA: A1, 1904/10055

Backman, Hanna

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Occupation as writtenDomestic duties
Standardised occupationDS00: Domestic service - Domestic duties
Application receivedNone
Application status Approved
Date of approval or denial6 Jan 1905
If rejected, why?
Birthplace as writtenGomarp, Kone
Modern countrySweden
Age on application40
Age on arrival in Australia35
Port of DepartureSweden
Port of ArrivalBrisbane
Date of arrival5 Feb 1900
Name of shipOroya
VoyageOroya (1900-02-05)


Address in AustraliaCatherine Hill Bay
Address StateNew South Wales
Time at address3 years
Previous address 1Howard.
Address StateQueensland
Time at address1 years



Two males at Catherine Hill Bay.


Name of referenceCharles Henry Pearce
Occupation of referenceJ.P., Catherine Hill Bay, NSW
Marginalia description

Police report attachedNo
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Further comments

She puts her birthplace as "Gomarp, Kone, Sweden" but I can find no such place.
Her ship The OROYA was built in 1886. 6,057 gross tons, length 474ft x beam 49.3ft (144.47m x 15.03m), two funnels, four masts, single screw, speed 12 knots, accommodation for 126-1st, 154-2nd and 412-3rd class passengers. Launched by the Barrow Shipbuilding Co, Barrow on 31st Aug.1886 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co, she started her maiden voyage on 17th Feb.1887 between London - Suez - Melbourne and Sydney for the Orient Line service. On 4th Mar.1895 she went aground in the Bay of Naples and was severely damaged, but repaired. In Feb.1906 she was transferred to Royal Mail Steam Packet Co ownership, but continued on the Australia service until commencing her last voyage on 16th Apr.1909.