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Passenger lists and immigration

This list includes links to online databases of passenger lists and ships arriving from foreign ports to major ports in Australia. Some links to travel within Australia are also included.

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Queensland

  • Queensland Migrant Shipping (1840-1865) - Apart from Moreton Bay (Brisbane), arrivals have been recorded from coastal ports such: as Bowen, Bundaberg, Burnett Heads, Cairns, Cleveland Bay, Cooktown, Hervey Bay, Keppel Bay, Mackay, Maryborough, Port Denison, Rockhampton, Thursday Island, Townsville and Wide Bay

Queensland Archives has compiled indexes of their archival records. Use these links to get to the page and search the index database by name.

info Once you get to the Queensland Archives page, here's how to use it:

  1. Scroll down to "Index Categories"
  2. Click on the appropriate radio button for the type of records you are looking for - this will then expand to show what record sets are available.
  3. Click on the appropriate radio button for the records you are looking for - this will then expand (below the list) to show a search area where you can input names etc.

You may also be able to download the full index using a link that will appear on the top right of the page or below the search box (depending on what device you are using, eg: desktop, iPad etc).

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New South Wales

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Victoria

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Western Australia

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South Australia

  • Early shipping & passenger lists - Passenger lists for 1,320 ship voyages with 32,000 emigrant families arriving in SA (usually Port Adelaide) from Germany (Prussia) up to 1854, UK & Ireland to 1850 and other ports to 1847
  • Colonial South Australian Pioneers - Historical passenger lists, births, marriages & deaths 1836 to 1850s
  • The Manning Index of South Australian HistoryThe Index contains many thousands of references to South Australian newspaper and magazine stories for the years 1837 to 1937. It also includes extensive selected text from the indexed publications, other primary and secondary sources and numerous extracts from Mr Manning's own writings.

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Tasmania

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Northern Territory

The Nothern Territory Department of Arts and Museums is responsible for the Northern Territory Archives. A list of collections in the archive is available for download in PDF format (warning: 250+ pages) which can then be searched offline.  The archives can also be searced online using the "Archives Navigator" service although it is not straight forward and no indexes are available. Read the Information for Researchers page for information on the service.

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National

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Last update October 2017