NAA: A1, 1917/311
Reu, Pauline Bertha
Digital copy - 35454
|Occupation as written||dressmaker|
|Standardised occupation||MF23: Manufacturing - Dress|
|Application received||12 Oct 1916|
|Date of approval or denial||1 Feb 1917|
|If rejected, why?|
|Birthplace as written||Finsterwalde, Brandenburg County, Germany|
|Age on application||42|
|Age on arrival in Australia||3|
|Port of Departure||Finsterwalde, Germany|
|Port of Arrival||Port Adelaide|
|Date of arrival||1 Jul 1877|
|Name of ship||Elizabeth|
|Address in Australia||Lyndoch|
|Address State||South Australia|
|Time at address||39 years|
|Name of reference||Johann Paul Martin Klose|
|Occupation of reference||Justice of the Peace, Lyndoch, South Australia|
|Police report attached||Yes|
|Link to other applicant|
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.'
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'