Shipping and immigration records online
By Administrator | 14 August 2018
Finding an ancestor’s arrival in Australia can be challenging, but there is an increasing number of ways to track them. Queensland State Archives, the National Archives of Australia and State Library of Queensland hold the major Australian shipping records for the 19th and 20th centuries. On Friday 3 August, as part of National Family History Month 2018, key staff from these three organisations came together to discuss their records and how to use them to discover your family history.
Drawing of migrants disembarking from a ship ca. 1885, State Library of Queensland, Neg. no. 62474, http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/127188
Queensland State Archives (QSA)
Other useful records include immigration agent records, which may provide details of where an immigrant went, and who employed them after their arrival, and land orders, which may help establish if a person was resident in Queensland at a particular time.
National Archives of Australia (NAA)
State Library of Queensland
Passenger list for the Quetta, 1886; Image: Queensland State Archives
View the full Shipping and immigration records online presentation now.
For information about State Library’s immigration resources, our family history resources and useful websites for family historians, see our family history webpage.
For help with your family history research, visit us at State Library, or use our Ask Us service for online research assistance.
Fiona Dixon, Librarian
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