Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence are extremely important genealogy tools for local, family and social historians exploring ancestry. And they're an absolute must for anyone building their family tree!

What you'll find in these records:

This Electoral Roll consists of about 40,000 electors in the Electoral Division of Bendigo giving full name, address and occupation.

It covers the localities (subdivisions) of Bendigo, Bridgewater, Campbell's Creek, Carisbrook, Castlemaine, Dunolly, Eaglehawk, Elmore, Golden Square, Goornong, Huntly, Inglewood, Ironbark, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton, Long Gully, Maldon, Narong, Newstead, Quarry Hill, Raywood, Sandhurst, Sandhurst East, Strathfieldsaye, Sutton, Taradale, Wedderburn, Woodend.

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