Alexander Harast


Alias Alexander Starast; Alexander Eorgen; Alexander Jorgeane; Gustave Romnik/Romnick;

Born 1890

Place Revel (Tallinn), Estonia

Ethnic origin Estonian

Religion Russian Orthodox

Father Denis (Estonian spelling Tõnis) Harast

Arrived at Australia
on 1913
per Elping (?)

Residence before enlistment Ravine via Tumut, NSW

Occupation Sailor

Service (Depot)
enlisted 15.03.1917
POE Sydney
rank Private
final fate 20.08.17 deserted

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Mountain regions of New South Wales and Victoria

Died 6.10.1934 Nowendoc, NSW

Materials

Digitised service records (NAA)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

A Russian deserter. - Advertiser, Adelaide, 27 November 1917, p. 6.

Shooting at a policeman. Estonian charged. - Mercury, Hobart, 22 September 1919, p. 8.

At the gaol gates. Man arrested. - Age, Melbourne, 12 September 1922, p. 14.

Cooma police court. - Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser, 22 September 1922, p. 2.

Local & General. - Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser, 17 October 1922, p. 2.

Court of criminal appeal. - Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November 1922, p. 10.

A cave dweller. Captured at Poggy Hut. - Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative,21 December 1925, p. 12.

The Merriwa man hunt. Over mountains and through gorges. - Muswellbrook Chronicle, 23 December 1925, p. 3.

Stealing charges. - Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales, 7 December 1927, p. 3.

Alleged stealing. - Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales, 18 April 1928, p. 2.

Starast declared habitual criminal. - Northern Champion, Taree, 21 April 1928, p. 8.

A Bolshie to be deported. - Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser, 27 April 1928, p. 7.

Walcha shooting. - Maitland Daily Mercury, 10 October 1934, p. 7.

Nowendoc tragedy. Man shot by police. - Nambucca and Bellinger News, 12 October 1934, p. 1.

Nowendoc tragedy. - Glen Innes Examiner, 16 October 1934, p. 4.

Marauder shot dead. - Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, 19 October 1934, p. 7.