Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence are extremely important genealogy tools for local, family and social historians looking to build their family tree or explore their family history.

What you'll find in these records:

This roll for the Perth Division of Western Australia in 1939 has almost 1,000 pages. Entries are arranged alphabetically within each subdivision. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in Western Australia at this time, and who were entitled (and registered) to vote. Importantly, the roll includes the names of many women qualified to vote for the election of members of the Commonwealth parliament.

The electoral subdivisions of Perth covered by this collection are: East Perth, Maylands, Nedlands, North Perth, Perth, Subiaco and West Perth. Maps of each subdivision are included.

The following information is included for many (but not all) entries:

No. on Roll
Christian name and surname in full
Place of living
Commonwealth Division and Subdivision

This collection contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation.