Eugenie Clara Dunlevy gave birth to a daughter in Wellington, New Zealand on the 14th September 1899, her age is listed as 29 years old and that she was born in Sofala, NSW. The father is not listed on the birth certificate. Her daughter Frieda Louisa Charlotte BETCKE was adopted immediately by the Betcke family. Frieda lived her life not knowing that she was adopted. I see there was a Dunlevy family in Sofala at one time and I would love to be able to make contact with descendants of that family in an effort to establish Eugenie Clara’s parents names. Eugenie Clara did not appear in the New Zealand Electoral rolls after the birth and I suspect she may have traveled to New Zealand to have the baby secretly. Does anyone have any suggestions of where to look next or any family connections?

Murray Thomson

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