Shipping and migration

State Library of Western Australia

The Library collects and preserves Western Australia’s documentary heritage. Use the  Explore & Discover tab Family History to access information and an online version of the guide book Dead Reckoning: a guide to family history research in WA. You can…

Donegal Genealogy Resources

This extensive site features 2,825+ pages of transcriptions. These include the Donegal Relief Fund passengers lists 1858-1864 for the following ships to Sydney: Queen of England, Sapphire, Lady Elma Bruce, Caribou, Nile, Abyssinian, Montrose, Sandringham and Queen of the East.

DIPPAM – Documenting Ireland: Parliament, People and Migration

An online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland and its migration experience from the 18th to the late 20th centuries. There are three searchable databases: • EPPI the Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland…

Irish Famine Memorial, Sydney

This memorial was inspired by the arrival in Australia of over 4,000 single young women, most of whom were orphans. They arrived under a special emigration scheme (Earl Grey Scheme) designed to resettle destitute girls from the workhouses of Ireland…

Pioneers Association of South Australia

This Association was was founded in 1935 and aims to:  Perpetuate the memory of the pioneers of early settlement in South Australia; establish and maintain a faithful record of the pioneers for the benefit of present and future generations; encourage…

Royal Australian Navy – Navy Publications

Royal Australian Navy – Historic publications online include:• Commemorative Publications. Collection of publications commemorating the 50th, 75th and 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy • The Navy List 1905-1985 with details of the officers of the Australian Navy. Additional…

Ancestry.com – Ship’s Medical Journals

There are two collections available and both contain indexed images of the original journals. A variety of subscription options are available to access these images. • UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857 (ADM 101). Ships’ medical officers were required to…

Convict Ships – Medical Journals 1816-1867

This index by Grahame Thom is designed to help you access medical journals that were kept by surgeons on convict ships, 1816-1856 (mostly to Australia) and on emigrant ships 1825-1853 bound for Australia and New Zealand. The original records are…