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State Records Authority of New South Wales: This resource provides name indexes to assisted immigrants arriving in the ports of Port Phillip, Sydney and Newcastle, and Moreton Bay (Brisbane). The index covers all the ports although they can be searched as separate indexes for: Port Phillip (1839 - 1851) Sydney and Newcastle (1844 - 1859) Moreton Bay (1848 - 1859), Sydney (1860-1879) and Sydney (1880 - 1896). The index contains references to Persons on Bounty Ships to New South Wales, Newcastle held on microfilm in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room (mfm N 229, Microfilm Drawer labelled "New South Wales").
State Records Authority of New South Wales: Combines seven of the State Records Authority's records into a single database. Indexes are: Certificates of Freedom 1823-69, Convict Bank Accounts 1837-70, Tickets of Exemption from Government Labor 1827-32, Tickets of Leave Certificates of Emancipation and Pardons 1810-19, Tickets of Leave 1810-75, Ticket of Leave Passports 1835-69, Convict Death Register 1828-79. Also includes 'Sentenced Beyond the Seas', a project to digitise and index Australia's early convict records (currently, as of January 2013, covering the period 1788-1801).
Queensland State Archives: This site provides access to the various immigration indexes at the Queensland State Archives. Lists are primarily for assisted passengers from the United Kingdom and Europe and cover the span of years from 1848 to 1940. Examples of indexes include Assistant Immigration Agent Maryborough 1875-1884 and 1884-1907, Passage Certificates 1887-1906. Indexes provide peoples names in alphabetical order and include Queensland State Archives References.
Public Record Office Victoria: This index lists the names of assisted passengers who boarded ships to Victoria, Australia, from Britain between 1839 and 1871. The results screen displays some detail on each passenger and a reference to the book and page on which the information can be found in the registers. These registers are available on open access in Microfiche Compartment 21, call number mcN 761 in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room.
Archives Office of Tasmania: In 1840 a Census Commission was established to conduct a census of the Tasmanian population. The index includes census taken in the following years: 1837, 1838, 1842, 1843, 1848, 1851, and 1857.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: Each entry in the index provides convict's surname, forename, aliases (if any), ship, year of arrival, Certificate of Freedom or Colonial Certificate of Freedom number, date of Certificate, State Records item number, Reel number(s), and remarks.
Descendents of Convicts' Group, Inc: Index to approximately 10,000 convict movements in the Colony of New South Wales (covering present day New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. Entries comprise convict's names or alias, the date of the movement, and the place from which the convict was moved.
Archives Office of Tasmania: People who were convicts in Tasmania were not permitted to marry either each other or free people without approval from the Convict Department authorities. The index contains entries for most (but not all) people during the period 1829 to 1857. The actual applications have not survived and registers (CON45, CON52) have been the source for this index. These registers have a two-line entry for each application. The information listed is: applicant's surname and given name; an extra identifier (if two convicts arrived on the same ship and had the same name); the name of the ship the convict arrived on, or 'free' if the person was not a convict; the date of the application; the reference number for the application; the reference number for the marriage record if this has been included.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: An index to NSW Convict Tickets of Leave. A Ticket of Leave was evidence that a convict was allowed to work outside the assignment system. Each butt gives the following information: prisoner's number, name, ship arrived on, master of ship, year of arrival, native place, trade or calling, offence, place of trial, date of trial, sentence, year of birth, complexion, height, colour of hair, colour of eyes, general remarks, the district prisoner is allocated to, the Bench who recommended him, and the date of issue of ticket. There are also notes of change of district, conditional pardons, etc. on most of the butts. The index contains references to the Ticket of Leave Butts 1827 - 1867 (SR Reels AO 909-65, 2688A) available in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room, Microfilm Drawer 'New South Wales 5", mfm N 229.
Archives Office of Tasmania: Records of people departing were not routinely or comprehensively kept at Tasmanian ports, although for some periods, such as the 1850s, the records are fairly complete. This index covers most available records before 1860 and some beyond that date, and it is being added to gradually. Generally these records are 'one line' register entries which are fully transcribed into this index. Copies of the passenger record may be obtained from the Archives Office of Tasmania.
A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to printed works, newspapers, microform and online sources. Types of sources mentioned include burial certificates, church registers, civil death certificates, council and private cemetery registers/records, funeral director or undertaker records, monumental inscriptions (listings of gravemarkers, memorial plaques and monuments) and newspaper funeral notices.
The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,
A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.
The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.
A guide to how to use and find maps in the National Library of Australia to research family history. This guide covers pastoral and squatting maps, county and parish maps, real estate and sales plans.
This guide suggests map resources to try when researching British or Irish origins at the National Library of Australia. Maps suggested include gazetteers, Ordnance Survey maps of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of London and other towns.
A guide to Australian Indigenous language material held in the Manuscript collections of the National Library of Australia. Arranged by State and Territory and then alphabetically by language group. Descriptive information relating to the various manuscript collections containing language material is included.
A research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.
A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.
A guide to immigration records and shipping-related resources held at the National Library of Australia. These cay help to identify when and how an ancestor first arrived in this country. Excludes convict and military arrivals.