1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 47), Feb 2004  
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Mining the archives

Working on the ABS history for the ABS centenary year in 2005, our historians found this story that was reported in the "Daily Telegraph" in 1996.

"Census collectors heard one of the best excuses for not completing the form when a family said their census form was stuck in the newly-laid cement floor of their Sydney home. Apparently when the collector slipped the form under the door it went straight into the cement which had been laid that day. The family was given a new census form to fill out."