Joseph Rudovsky

Alias Mikulicic (original name); naturalised as Mikulicic known as Rodd

Russian spelling

Иосиф Рудовский

Born 19.03.1894 or 1895

Place Odessa, Ukraine or Susek, Yugoslavia

Ethnic origin Croat / Russian

Religion Church of England

Father Frank Mikulicic or Rabich

Mother Mary or Frances Rudovsky


Wife Neredah Victoria Withers, married 1925, died 1944; Gwendolin Hawkins, married 1945

Arrived at Australia
from Fiume, Croatia
on 16.08.1912
per Atilla
disembarked at Port Pirie, SA

Residence before enlistment Port Pirie, Adelaide, Broken Hill, Newcastle, Sydney, Scarborough, Clifton, Sydney

Occupation Mining engineering (?), 1915 barman; 1935 indent agent; 1937 consul for Yugoslavia in Sydney

service number 402
enlisted 16.11.1915
POE Casula, NSW
unit 1st Tunnelling Company
rank Sapper
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1918 (gassed)
final fate RTA 2.03.1919
discharged 12.06.1919

Naturalisation applied 1915, naturalised 1935

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 1980 Sydney


Digitised application for naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry 1 2 (AWM)

J. Mikulicic. Naturalization Certificate. (NAA)

Consuls in Australia. Yugoslavia. Honorary consul at Sydney. MIKULICIC - RODD (NAA)

Mikulicic - Rodd (previously known as Rudovsky), Joseph [WWI repatriation case file] [Box 35059] 1 2 3 4 5 (NAA)

Digitised invitation of family and friends (NAA)

Digitised application for literary work copyright (NAA)

Blog article



Reference books

Who's Who in Australia, 1944

Who's Who in Australia, 1950

Newspaper articles (selection)

New consul Mr. J.Mikulicic Rodd. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March 1937, p. 18, portr.

Consul will resign. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 March 1941, p. 7, portr. p.8.

Yugoslavs in Australia. Consul not to resign. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 1941, p. 14.

Yugoslavia finds its soul. - The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 29 March 1941, p. 5.

Volunteers for Yugoslav Army. - Daily Telegraph and North Murchison and Pilbarra Gazette, 4 October 1941, p. 2.

Consul gives ex-envoy £500 damages. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 December 1946, p. 5.

Ex-Slav Consul on Cairns visit. - Townsville Daily Bulletin, 8 September 1948, p. 2.

From gold rush to labour ward. The Bosch boys know how to succeed. - The Canberra Times, 13 October 1985, p. 68, 69