Shipping and migration

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…

IrishGenealogy.ie

IrishGenealogy.ie is a free family history website by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The online data includes:• Church records – access 3+ million pre 1900 Church of Ireland records for Dublin City, Kerry and Carlow; Roman Catholic…

Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks

This site by Peter Stone is based on material collected by Jack Loney, lists 8,000+ entries. There is an entry for each vessel shipwrecked with relevant physical details and details of her loss. This is followed by a code to…

Ships’ Graveyards of South Australia

This site provides comprehensive information about deliberately abandoned vessels in South Australian waters. It includes location map and descriptions of 19 identified sites; facts sheets, with histories and photographs, for all known graveyard vessels. It also provides access information if…

Western Australian Maritime Museum – Online Collections

The Online Collections include:• Shipwrecks – This database contains information and details on Western Australian shipwrecks recorded by the Western Australian Museum• Shipwreck artefacts – This database is a searchable index for artefacts that have been recorded by the Maritime…

Register of Ships

This site by G Provost and P Joicey has transcriptions from Lloyd’s Register of British and Foreign Shipping (1764-2003). Ships are listed alphabetically with registration details such as rigging, tonnage, dimensions, propulsion, owners and master available.

Palmer List of Merchant Vessels Online

This site by Michael Palmer contains extensive information and includes ships’ pictures where available. The focus is on ships to the US but it includes ships that came to Australia.

SS Asturias

This amazing site has been created to provide a central place to gather information about the SS Asturias II. This ship made 23 trips to Australia between 1946 and 1952, carrying more than 25,000 migrants. These included migrants from Poland,…