Historical information

These cards were issued during World War 11 to British subjects who were civilians. This included all non-indigenous adults born in Australia. The concept of Australian citizenship was only introduced by the Nationality and Citizenship Act of 1948. All adults had personal identity cards and were required to report changes of address to the government. These cards were particularly important in the identification and monitoring of Aliens (non-citizen residents) , particularly non-Europeans and Asian residents.


Peter Frawley was a long-time resident of Wodonga. He was a veteran of Gallipoli and Fromelles. For his actions at Fromelles, he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre. After the war Peter became a successful jockey and one of his greatest successes was winning the Australian Steeple Chase at Caulfield in 1922. He was an active member of the Wodonga Turf Club and Bonegilla Race Club and a founding member of the Wodonga Show Society. Peter’s wife Connie was an integral member of the Wodonga Hospital fundraising committee, being awarded a life membership.
Nereida Pearl Goyne (nee Emery) lived most of her life in Wodonga. She was actively engaged in the community until 2007 when she moved to Rutherglen where she passed away in January 2009.

Physical description

3 fawn coloured cards with black text, all stamped with the Beechworth Post Office stamp. They are identified as Form C.R.3 Civilian Registration (British Subjects).

Inscriptions & markings

Written on both sides in ink: Detailed explanation of government regulations.
On Card 1 in ink;" V13, M 31 ,30215" Signed "Peter George Frawley, South St Wodonga" Reversed signed by card holder and witness"
On Card 2 in ink;" V13, M 02 ,2494" Signed Constance Frawley, South St Wodonga" Reversed signed C Frawley and witnessed P Frawley" Note - Ration book for 3 children"
On Card 3 in ink;" V13, M 10 ,12251" Signed "Nereida Pearl Goyne, Bank St Wodonga" Reversed signed by card holder and witnessed by L.C. McCullough" Note Ration book for 2 children"