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Ancestry (Library Edition)
To access Ancestry (Library Edition), visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Ancestry'. The Library's subscription to Ancestry currently provides the following Queensland immigration and travel-related resources via its online database:
- New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
- New South Wales Government. Wage agreements and entitlement certificates of persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists). Series 5315, Reels 2449-2456. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales.
- New South Wales Government. Persons on bounty ships to Sydney, Newcastle, and Moreton Bay (Board’s Immigrant Lists). Series 5317, Reels 2458-2498. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales.
- Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912
- Queensland State Archives, Series ID 13086, Registers of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals, Rolls M471, M473, M1075, M1696–1710
- Far North Queensland, Australia, Pioneers & Settlers Registers, 1825 -1920
- Pioneers & Settlers Register Far North Queensland to 1920. Print Publication, 1 volume. Cairns and District Family History Society Inc., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
- Maryborough, Queensland Australia Immigrants from the British Isles & Germany 1861-91
- Queensland State Archives. 1861-91 Immigrants to Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. Queensland, Australia: Queensland, State Archives, 1861-1891
Find My Past (World Edition)
To access Find My Past (World Edition), visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Find my past'. Find My Past currently has the following Queensland-related immigration and passenger resources available:
- Queensland Assisted Immigration 1848-1912
- Queensland Early Pioneers
- Queensland Immigrants Nominated For Passage 1884-1907
- Queensland Immigration Registers 1922-1940
- Queensland Naturalisations 1851-1904
- Queensland Nominated Immigrants 1908-1922
- Queensland Passage Certificates 1887-1906
- Queensland Passport Registers 1926-1939
- Queensland Register Of Immigrants 1864-1878
- Queensland Ship Deserters 1862-1911
- Queensland, Brisbane Register Of Immigrants 1885-1917
- Queensland, Maryborough Registers Of Rations Issued To Immigrants
In addition to their records provided through Ancestry.com, State Records NSW also provides the following Queensland-related records and indexes online:
The Queensland State Archives provides the following immigration indexes online:
- Assistant Immigration Agent Maryborough 1875-1884
Series ID 13062 (IMA3/18-19), Registers of Rations Issued to Immigrants - Maryborough, 1875-1884
These registers record rations issued to immigrants with rations numbered ration 1, ration 2 etc. Details are entered for single girls, single men and married people and include the name of the ship, when arrived, immigrants' names, rations issued and remarks.
- Assistant Immigration Agent Maryborough 1884-1907
Series ID 13053 (IMA3/12), Correspondence and papers re Nominated Immigrants, Europe, 1904-1907
Series ID 13054 (IMA3/11), Register of Prospective Immigrants Nominated for Passage, 1884-1896
- Index to Assisted Immigration 1848-1912
These registers contain passenger lists of immigrant ships arriving in Queensland. Details vary over time and between registers but include the names of ships, their dates of departure from European ports and arrival in Queensland ports, the tonnage etc of ships and names of masters, surgeons etc as well as the passenger lists, usually arranged by type of passage (eg free, assisted, remittance, bounty, steerage) or sometimes by type of immigrant (eg railway workers).
Details for each entry for a passenger include the name, whether married or single, male or female and age, whether a child 1 - 12 or an infant. A summary of passenger totals, including births and deaths, may also be included.
- Card index to nominated immigrants 1908-1922
These cards record information regarding persons who were nominated or sponsored to immigrate to Queensland between 1908 and 1922.
- Immigration 1922-1940
This series consists of volumes of passenger lists of immigrant ships carrying passengers bound for Queensland. Each passenger list contains the ship's name, number, and date of departure and arrival. Passengers are listed by migrant type (for example civilian nominees, farm learners, domestics, agricultural settlers), then by name, age, male or female, married or single, juveniles 12 17 years or infants, occupation, nationality and religion. In the remarks column for each entry there is often a Queensland contact name or nominator as well as passage loan amounts.
- Land orders 1861-1874
This index was created from several series of records relating to land orders that were created by the Immigration Department.
- Oronsay immigration 1925-1972
The index was created from records relating to nominated and assisted immigrants who sailed for Queensland. The following details are recorded in the majority of the records included in the index: name, age, occupation, religion, nominator and nominator number; type of immigrant such as ex-service personnel, details of railway travel, address in Queensland or eventual destination may also be included.
- Index to Passage Certificates 1887-1906
This register, kept by the Sub-Immigration Agent, Warwick, records applications by sponsors of immigrants. Register details include date of application, names of applicant and nominee, amount paid for passage certificate, amount paid for outfit, total paid, receipt number, to whom the passage certificate forwarded, the date forwarded, date received, number, date delivered and remarks.
- Index to Passport Register 1926-1939
These Indexes record the names of Immigrants arriving into Queensland and their subsequent disembarkation from Queensland. The records were created by the Immigration Department. The two indexes are the Passport Clearance Register Index 1926-1935, and Index to Passport Receipts 1930-1939
- Index to Register of immigrants 1864-1878
This register contains details of applications for passage certificates for immigration, registered in Toowoomba. The date, name and age of immigrant, trade, where living (country of origin), amount paid, name of depositor and relevant remarks as to where living in the district are included in the details. Note the majority of Immigrants listed in this register originate from Ireland.
- Register of immigrants 1882-1938
This index was compiled from several series of records created by the Immigration Department.
- Registers of immigrants, Brisbane 1885-1917
There are nine registers in this series. These registers record the arrival of immigrants per ship landed at the Immigration Depot at Brisbane. Details for each entry under the name of the ship and date of arrival could include the immigrant's name, age, married or single, trade or occupation, read, write, and religion, county or country of origin, date of departure from depot, whether under engagement, name and address of person by whom engaged, or their own private residence if they have one (not all possible entries were completed consistently).
- Index to Australian South Sea Islanders 1867-1908
This Index was compiled from a wide variety of sources including Immigration Department records, Inspectors of Pacific Islanders across Queensland, the Crown Solicitor’s Office and the Chief Secretary’s Department.
- Indexes - Coloured Labour and Asiatic Aliens in Queensland 1913
This index, arranged alphabetically, is a transcript of the original record and contains the names of non-British subjects who lived in various Queensland Police Districts including Townsville, Normanton, Roma, Rockhampton and Toowoomba in 1913. The original documentation refers to coloured labour and Asiatic aliens. Some of the included persons are described as: South Sea Islanders, Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Greek and Indian.
In addition to our subscription databases, the Library also provides access to the following networked CDROM resources:
- Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879
This database provides an index to over 40,000 passengers departing from Hamburg for ports in Australia and New Zealand between 1850 and 1879. Additional information may be found in the original series of books on which this is based, compiled by Eric and Rosemary Koppitke between 1990 and 2006. The books are located in the Newspapers and Family History zone reference collection.
- Index to Immigrants Arriving in Brisbane & Queensland Ports 1900-1915
Available on Newspapers and Family History zone standalone/jukebox computer.
For more information about these resources, visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and select Onsite Resources.
Microfilmed and other published resources
The following microfilmed products and published works are available on open access in the Newspapers and Family History zone:
All of the following immigration-related resources provided as part of this kit can be located under the Call Number
mfm N 252.
NB: A partial index to these passenger lists can be found online (1848-1884, 1884-1912) and via eResources (1900-1915).
Card Index to Immigrants
These cards form a complete alphabetical name index to the material below.
Note the reel and page no. (eg IMM 144) from the index and select appropriate reel from the drawer.
|Immigration Agent, Marlborough
Registers of immigrants per ship 1882-1902 Townsville
|Office, Quarterly statements of receipts and expenditure 1865-1866
Register of Migrants arriving 1848-1893
Register of Migrants arriving 1886-1912
Register of Migrants arriving Oct 1883-1910
|Immigration Agent, Bowen