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Western Australia - Archival Series

Books of duplicate naturalization certificates, 'EA' [Children (special cases)] series (1949 - 1958)

26 January 1949
31 December 1958
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This series comprises 2 books of duplicate copies of Certificates of Naturalisation as Australian citizens for Children (special cases). Prior to 1949, people wishing to become naturalised in Australia were made British citizens. However, from 26 January 1949 (Australia Day), people who immigrated to Australia were able to apply for Australian citizenship. Children who arrived as British migrants after this date therefore had to apply to become Australian citizens.


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Sources used to compile this entry: Child migration, National Archives of Australia,; Coldrey, Barry, Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia, National Archives of Australia, 1999,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser