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Australian Electoral Rolls

Australian Electoral Rolls

Posted: 2 Jan 2013 12:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is more a generic question, I've been trolling the rolls picking up sources in my database, and I've noticed around the WW2 timeframe most people have a code associated with the (ie SE6, S13, E5 etc)
What are they?.
Is there a legend to them?

Re: Australian Electoral Rolls

Posted: 2 Jan 2013 1:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Glenn,

This was just the postal code system used before 4 digit postcodes were introduced. The UK still uses the same system. The letters refer to compass points, so SE is South East, and they were further divided into numbered sections, hence SE6.


Re: Australian Electoral Rolls

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 3:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Debra

Thanks for that information, wasn't aware of the change in post code usage.
I was thinking it was something along the lines of a government wartime classification for conscription.

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