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This is a link page to all information collected to date on Sterry Births and Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths and Burials in Australia.

Church & Civil Records

The earliest birth, marriage and death records in Australia are from church records. In NSW church records exist from 1787, in Tasmania from 1803, in Queensland from 1829 and in Victoria from 1836. Civil registration became a State responsibility at different dates in different States and Territories: Tasmania from 1839; Western Australia from 1841, South Australia from 1842, Victoria from 1853, New South Wales from 1856, Queensland from 1859 (1856-1858 in NSW records); Northern Territory from 1870 (and from 1856–1863 in the records for NSW; and in the SA records from 1863–1870); ACT from 1930.

Indexes for births, marriages and deaths have been prepared by each State and Territory. These include early church records before civil registration. Different States impose different privacy restrictions on the upper limit to the years that can be searched in their indexes. All are searchable online but not all are free.

Birth, death and marriages indexes throughout Australia have been searched for STERRY.

Western Australia
Births 1841-1932, Marriages 1841-1936, Deaths 1841-1971 [Free online index]

+1969 Frederck William Sterry [Age] 64 [Father] Frederick P [Mother] Ena E [Reg Dist] Fremantle [Reg No] 258

Northern Territory
Births 1870-1918, Marriages 1870-1913, Deaths 1870-1913
[No free online index to births, deaths and marriages in the Northern Territory currently exists besides those that may be included in the registers of New South Wales and South Australia. However indexes are available on CD at public libraries and paid online services.]

No Sterrys located.

Australian Capital Territory
Marriages 1930-1941, Deaths 1930-1986 [Free online index]

No Sterrys located.

South Australia
Births 1842-1928, Marriages 1842-1937, Death 1842-1972 [No free online index. Available on CD and microfiche from public libaries and paid online services.]

*14 Jun 1909 Margaret Mavis Sterry, Father: Not recorded, Mother: Madeline Victoria Sterry, born Brighton, Adelaide, 823,261

#5 Jun 1924 John Sterry, Aged 82, Residence and Place of death: Blackwood, Adelaide, 470, 93

Baptism/Births 1803-1933, Marriages 1804-1899, Deaths 1803-1939 [Free online index. Also available on CD and microfiche from public libaries and paid online services.]

Marriage [the only known Sterry birth, marriage or death in Tasmania and the only known Sterry convict]
Hobart Town, St Davids 1850 Apr 8 Thomas Vincent, 29 years, Shoemaker, Bachelor and Jane Sterry, 24 years, Convict, Spinster. Both signed. United Church of England & Ireland. Banns. Wit: John Sale, Sarah McEvoy.

Jane Sterry stood trial on 8 Jan 1847 at the Birmingham Boro Sessions, Warwickshire. She was sentence to transportation for 7 years for 'larceny from the person' and was sent to Van Dieman's Land [Tasmania] on the ship 'Cadet'. Jane appears in the Tasmania Convict Musters as arriving 1848 on the Cadet. She departed from London docks on 9 Sep 1847 and arrived in Hobart 2 Jan 1848. Her conduct record on 30 Jun 1848 describes her as 'Protestant; can read & write; trade was housemaid; height 5ft and three quarters, age 26, pale complexion, black hair, brown eyes; small scar near eyebrow; native of Upton upon Severn. On Dec 29, 1848 she was absent without leave & reported drunk.

Jane and Thomas applied as convicts to marry on 19 Mar 1850. [STERRY Jane, Ship: Cadet & VINCENT Thomas, Ship: Moffatt 19 MAR 1850 CON52/1/3 p470 RGD37/9:1850/134] Thomas arrived in Hobart on the ship Moffatt on 28 Nov 1842, having departed Portsmouth 14 Aug 1842. Thomas appears on the UK Prison Hulk Registers, Jersey Jul 19 1842: Thomas Vincent, 24, Burgary & Theft, [Convicted] Court Royal of the Isle of Jersey 12 June 1842 [Sentence] 10 years, Single, Could read and write, Shoemaker, [How Disposed of] Per Moffatt VDL 30 July 1842. Given Ticket of Leave 1849. Conditional Pardon 3 Apr 1852 at Hobart.

No children or deaths located. Jane is probably the daughter of James Sterry [bn 1799 Longney, Gloucestershire, England] on the Longhope, Gloucestershire, UK Sterry line.

Those extracted for the other States are listed on separate pages below.

Victoria 1788 - 1980

NSW 1788 - 1945

Queensland 1828 - 1954

Parish Records

There are a small number of parish records in Australia that record Sterry events.

Monumental Inscriptions and Cemetery Registers




South Australia


+ = Longhope, Gloucestershire, UK line
* = Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK line
# = Ruardean, Gloucestershire, UK line