NAA: A1, 1904/5299
Digital copy - 1294
|Occupation as written||Domestic servant|
|Standardised occupation||DS00: Domestic service - Domestic duties|
|Date of approval or denial||8 Jul 1904|
|Birthplace as written||Toulon|
|Age on application||39|
|Age on arrival in Australia||35|
|Port of Departure||Toulon|
|Port of Arrival||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Date of arrival||5 Jun 1900|
|Name of ship||Steamer Polynesian|
|Address in Australia||79 Princes Street, Sydney.|
|Address State||New South Wales|
|Time at address||4 years|
|Name of reference||Charles Lovely|
|Occupation of reference||J.P.|
|Police report attached||No|
|Link to other applicant|
She arrives in Sydned on a Steamer, the Polynesian (which existed) but her spelling his incorrect.
Rose has two middle names (see oath of allegiance) - her full name is Rose Louise Reine Lestrem.
When asked about her husband's nationality she replies emphatically that he is French. The reason she wants to be naturalised is that she owns property in her own right, her husband has deserted her and gone to America (and written to say he will not return), and she wishes to engage with her business and live in Sydney where the climate suits her health. She also has a lawyer "and has started proceedings" against her husband. The lawyer has suggested she seek naturalisation.