R.M.S. Carinthia casting off from Victoria Quay, Perth, Western Australia, 15 January 1927

This page lists Western Australian-related online, networked and microform resources as well as print publications available for use within the National Library of Australia.


Ancestry (Library Edition)

Ancestry.com currently provides the following Western Australian 'Immigration & Travel'-related resources via its online database:

  • Fremantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963
    Original data: Inward passenger manifests for ships and aircraft arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and Western Australian outports, chronological series, Dec. 1897–Dec. 1978. Series K269. National Archives of Australia
  • Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930
    This is a collection of records for arriving passengers in Western Australia port cities between 1852-1930. The records cover many different ports and were kept by two different agencies over that time period. The records vary, but most contain port of departure, port of arrival, vessel name, passenger name, rank, nationality or origin, arrival date, departure date, and destination port.

Findmypast (World Edition)

There are currently no Western Australian-related immigration and passenger resources available on Findmypast.

Western Australian Genealogical Society

  • WA Ship Arrivals 1898-1926
    A listing of the ships that appear in the Society's member-only WA Passenger Arrivals 1898-1926 index. Links are also provided to images of some ships.

Networked resources in the Library

In addition to our subscription databases, the Library also provides access to the following networked CDROM resources:

  • Passenger Arrivals in Western Australia, 1898-1925
    Index of inward passenger arrivals at the Port of Fremantle, taken from from original passenger manifests held at the National Archives office in Perth. Includes entries for; Stowaways; Ships Crew (whilst generally noted as such they may appear without a notation as being crew); Crew of other ships travelling to and from their own vessel; AIF members relocating or returning home; Through Passengers, ie. they did not land at Fremantle, and were bound for other Ports; Overseas, Interstate and WA Coastal Passengers.

Microfilmed and other published material

The following microfilmed products and published works are available on open access in the Newspapers and Family History zone:

State Archives of Western Australia microform

Title Call number
Access to ancestors. Part 1 a research kit of resources in the State Archives of Western Australia
  • Passenger and Crew Lists - Inwards from Overseas 1873-1900 (Port of Albany)
    microfilm reels 198-203 (Accession 108)
  • Registers - Inwards Passengers from Overseas and the Eastern Colonies 1888-1903 (Port of Albany)
    microfilm reels 204-205 (Accession 111)
  • Passenger lists, Registers - Inwards Passengers 1893-1896 (Port of Esperance)
    microfilm reel 205 (Accession 113)
  • Passenger Lists - Inwards Passengers 1880-1898 (incomplete) (Port of Fremantle)
    microfilm reels 211-213 (Accession 503)
  • Passenger Lists - Inwards Passengers 1851-1868 (Colonial Land and Emigration Commission)
    microfilm reel 206 (Accession 115)
  • Passenger Lists - Inwards from overseas 1829-1830 (Survey Office)
    microfilm reel 206 (Accession 297)
  • Passenger Lists - Inwards Passengers 1876-1877 (Colonial Secretary's Office)
    microfilm reel 216 (Accession 633)
  • Register 1841-1903 - Register of those naturalised 1841-1903
    microfilm reel 214 (Accession 1157)
  • Register 1871-1903 - Register of naturalisation certificates issued 1871-1903
    microfilm reel 214 (Accession 1293)

See also guide book Access to Ancestors in the Newspapers and Family History zone reference collection. Call Number RX Australia 13.

mfm N 303
Access to Ancestors: a research kit of resources in the State Archives of Western Australia
  • Arrivals at Fremantle 1829-1890 Index (passengers)
    22 microfiche
  • Ships Index 1829-1890
    8 microfiche

See also guide book Access to Ancestors in Newspapers and Family History zone reference collection. Call Number RX Australia 13.

mc N 972

Western Australian Genealogical Society microfiche

Title Call number
Shipping Passenger Arrivals from Overseas [to] Albany, W.A. 1873-1899
5 microfiche
Shipping Passenger Arrivals from Overseas [to] Albany, W.A. 1900-1925
11 microfiche
mc N 391
Albany Shipping Arrivals [from] interstate, 1873-1924
4 microfiche
mc N 1133
Shipping Passenger Arrivals Fremantle [from] interstate, 1885-1908
12 microfiche
mc N 1152