Shipping and migration

British Home Children in Canada

This site is designed to assist descendants of those who were part of the British child emigration scheme to Canada 1870-1957.

Forgotten Australians – Our History

Over half a million Australian children experienced institutional care in the 20th century. To acknowledge and remember the experiences of these children, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is funding the National Museum of Australia and…

Chinese NSW Naturalisation Database 1857-1887

This database is based on the Naturalisation records and the Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence held by the State Records Office of New South Wales. It consists of 971 entries. Each entry contains eighteen fields of information about each naturalised person.

National Maritime Museum Sydney – Welcome Wall

Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney. Click on the Welcome Wall link for information about the Welcome Wall. To search the online database use It allows you to launch the virtual Welcome Wall. A text based version of the database…

Western Australian Museum – Welcome Walls

More than one third of Western Australia’s population was born overseas. The Welcome Walls projects pay tribute to those migrants who arrived by sea, landing at Fremantle or Albany. The Search Names link lists name, arrival year, ship name, family…