Indexes and passenger records

Findmypast – Deaths At Sea, 1781-1968

These records detail those who died at sea aboard British-registered vessels 1781-1968. The records may reveal where your sea-faring relatives were born and where they died, the name of the ship, and their cause of death. This commercial site offers…

Port Phillip District – Victoria

This site by Alexander Romanov-Hughes includes censuses, directories and electoral rolls for Melbourne and Port Phillip plus biographies of pioneers. There are also alphabetical lists of passenger arrivals to Port Phillip for: • Coastal passengers 1839-1845 • Unassisted passengers from…

Sydney’s Female Emigration Depot 1848-1886

This online exhibition is arranged as follows:• Land of Milk & Honey• Voyage• First Arrivals• Dress• In the Depot• In the Colony• Women’s Stories• Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine New

Archives Hub – British Women’s Emigration

This site focuses on organisations created to encourage educated middle-class women to migrate to British colonies such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa in the late 1800s-early 1900s.

19th century South Australian shipping databases

This site by Graham Jaunay has three online databases designed for accessing details on vessels, and emigrants, arriving in South Australia. They include:• 1836 to 1840 emigrants who applied for free passage – Lists the names of 11,518 labourers and…

Bound for South Australia – Passenger Lists 1836-1851

Bound for South Australia by Diane Cummings. The passenger lists 1836-1851 are arranged by arrival year and alphabetically by ship name within each year. The passenger lists are presented as scanned images from the original source or are transcribed. There…