The State Library of Western Australia provides the following relevant subject guides on it's website:
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)
To access Ancestry (Library Edition), visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Ancestry'. 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)
To access Find My Past (World Edition), visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Find my past'. There are currently no Western Australian-related immigration and passenger resources available on Findmypast.
- 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.
For more information about these resources, visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and select Onsite Resources.
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
|Access to ancestors. Part 1 a research kit of resources in the State Archives of Western Australia
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
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
|Shipping Passenger Arrivals from Overseas [to] Albany, W.A. 1873-1899
Shipping Passenger Arrivals from Overseas [to] Albany, W.A. 1900-1925
|mc N 391|
|Albany Shipping Arrivals [from] interstate, 1873-1924
|mc N 1133|
|Shipping Passenger Arrivals Fremantle [from] interstate, 1885-1908
|mc N 1152|
Hanson, Sherbrooke. and Wm. Howard Smith & Sons. and Australasian United Steam Navigation Company. The Golden west and how to get there : a guide to the West Australian gold-fields / compiled by Sherbrooke Hanson [Melbourne] 1894
Access to ancestors. Guide to part 1 : a research kit of resources in the State Archives of Western Australia / by the staff of the State Archives of Western Australia Library and Information Service of W.A [Perth, W.A.] 1990