by Diane Cummings

If you have not located your family via my webpages, I recommend you visit THESE RESEARCH LINKS below:

CONVICTIONS - click CONTINUE at bottom of page, then choose any of the items listed in PUBLIC INDEXES. This site contains shipping and passenger information for Australia and, to a lesser extent, New Zealand. As well as arrival and departure details, where possible, background information is also provided.

MALCOLM FROST managed a really excellent website for Graeme Jaunay. Unfortunately this is now no longer available.
GRAHAM JAUNAY'S Online sourcing of Australasian Passenger Lists 1836-1840

PROV (Public Records of Victoria) Their online searchable Index of Unassisted Passengers to Victoria is excellent.
1839-1851 - Port Phillip Immigrant Index are held in New South Wales


Ships docking at Australian ports were required to lodge a list of their crew with local customs authorities. It was not unusual for crew lists to be deposited with passenger lists.

Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters
The lists on this site are being transcribed from the Australian Archive Office Reels of the Shipping Master's Office,
Inwards Passengers Lists, commencing in January, 1873 and will be added to progressively.
Plus Genies' Jottings, Lists, and lists and more lists
Alex Roger's Australian Immigrant Ships - mainly Sydney.

The Australian Government organised a Work for the Dole program, where participants created a new National Archives database of migrant passenger lists containing 130,000 names of migrants who came to Australia by ship between 1926 and 1928. The new database can be found at - click on RECORD SEARCH, then search as a guest or registered user and click on passenger index at the top of the screen. The database is certain to be welcomed by researchers and family historians eager to trace their heritage.

This FACT SHEETS link takes you to the National Australian Archives (an Australian Government website) with the following information:
Fact Sheet 56 - Passenger records held in Perth
Fact Sheet 64 - Passenger records held in Sydney
Fact Sheet 38 - Passenger records held in Canberra
Fact Sheet 87 - Family history sources held in Adelaide
Fact Sheet 172 - Passenger records held in Melbourne
Fact Sheet 184 - Passenger records held in Hobart
Fact Sheet 190 - Passenger records held in Brisbane
Fact Sheet 220 - Index to passengers arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and outports.

The DEAD PERSON'S SOCIETY Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A great website which includes: Shipping Lists, by the Dead Persons Society
Plus some really interesting Links to Genealogy in England

THE LATTER DAY SAINTS A really good SEARCH FACILITY FOR ANCESTORS almost anywhere in the world. This information has been
taken from the quarterly reports sent by the Minister of each parish to their Bishop - these are referred to as 'The Bishop's Transcripts'.

THE SHIPS LIST website and many others were consulted for comparisons


LOTS OF LISTS Ships and passenger lists sourced by Jenny Brandis. Most of these are readable on line

SKELETON CLOSET Research data includes not only the ship names, but statistical information about the ship, port and date of embarkation,
port and date of arrival, cargo information, passenger numbers, and in some cases passenger lists.

KEN BLAIR'S LINKS to records of immigration to Australia and New Zealand.