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Index to unassisted immigrants, 1842-55

The index comprises unassisted (or free) passengers who came to Australia at their own expense, including ships' crew. There are 136 100 entries in the index. In some instances, when a last name is common, such as Wright or Brown, and no first name initial is given, it can be hard to pinpoint which entry is your ancestor. Often the entries on the records indexed will provide no more information than the details contained in this index.

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Thank you Aileen and Pat!Acknowledgement This index was compiled by Ms Aileen Trinder and Ms Pat Fearnley (formerly Stemp) of Pastkeys. The index is published on State Records website with the permission of Ms Trinder and Ms Fearnley, who also retain the copyright to this index. State Records wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Ms Trinder and Ms Fearnley in compiling this index. See more information on how this index was compiled by PASTKEYS (PDF, 30kb)

About the Index

This index was compiled from the following record series:

NRS 5326, Passengers arriving at Sydney, 1846

NRS 13278, Shipping Masters' Office (Passengers Arriving), 1854-55

NRS 1291, Reports of vessels arrived (or Shipping reports), 1826-55

Abbreviations used in the Index

C: Crew

M: Master

P: Passenger

SMH: Sydney Morning Herald

SGT: Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List

SR/SRNSW: State Records New South Wales

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