NAA: A1, 1917/311

Reu, Pauline Bertha

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Occupation as writtendressmaker
Standardised occupationMF23: Manufacturing - Dress
Application received12 Oct 1916
Application status Approved
Date of approval or denial1 Feb 1917
If rejected, why?
Birthplace as writtenFinsterwalde, Brandenburg County, Germany
Modern countryGermany
Age on application42
Age on arrival in Australia3
Port of DepartureFinsterwalde, Germany
Port of ArrivalPort Adelaide
Date of arrival1 Jul 1877
Name of shipElizabeth


Address in AustraliaLyndoch
Address StateSouth Australia
Time at address39 years




Name of referenceJohann Paul Martin Klose
Occupation of referenceJustice of the Peace, Lyndoch, South Australia
Marginalia description

Police report attachedYes
Link to other applicant

Why are they applying?

Other information

Pauline Bertha Reu to Minister of External Affairs, 10 October 1916: 'I did not think it necessary to become naturalized as my Father was naturalized when he landed in Australia.'

Further comments

Reu to Minister to External Affairs, 23 November 1916: troubles getting a magistrate as a witness, as required by the form. She 'inquired at the Tanunda Court House' but was told magistrate would appear on 13 Nov, and again on 22 Nov but he never appeared either time. On last trip, the Clerk told her she was already naturalised because of her father, as she was an infant living with him. 'I am perflexed which way to Act.'
4 Dec, Reu to Minister of External Affairs: father naturalised at Adelaide, S Australia, on 3 July 1888. Lived at Lyndoch at the time for ten years.
Hunt to Reu, 8 Dec 1916: does not apply to her so she needs the Oath of Allegiance.
Finally signed and witnessed by Special Magistrate, S Australia (Samuel James Mitchell), 3 January 1917.

Police Report, Constable Rosenberg, Gawler, 17 January 1917: 'bears a good character... English residents of Lyndoch... the applicant is a loyal person... fit and proper'