About this index
This index was developed from Joan Reese's NSW Colonial Secretary's In Letters Index 1826-1895.
72 crew lists from the years 1828 to 841 were identified by Mrs Reese in her original index, however the names on the crew lists were not individually indexed. Mrs Aileen Trinder of Pastkeys has listed the names on each of the lists to create this index.
The lists were located as enclosures to correspondence sent to the NSW Colonial Secretary's Office. In many cases the associated correspondence concerns the crew lists, for example contracts and agreements relating to the voyage and cargo lists.
This index is not a complete list of all crew arriving in New South Wales between 1828 and 1841. Indeed crew lists were not regularly kept until 1854 onwards. See the Crew Records Guide for more information. However, this index may be of assistance for those looking for crew.
- Record series in the index: NRS 905
- Entries in the index: 2,561
For more information about the records of the Colonial Secretary see the Guides to the Colonial Secretary.
Abbreviations used in this index
AB: Able Seaman
P: Passenger. NB there are Prisoners of the Crown on board the ship Rover 1841 denoted as P.
SS: Surgeon Superintendent
This index was compiled by Mrs Aileen Trinder of Pastkeys. The index is published on the NSW State Archives website with the permission of Mrs Trinder, who retains the copyright to this index. NSW State Archives wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Mrs Trinder in compiling this index.
Copies from this index
The crew and passenger lists included in this index are digitised. Copies of records are provided in digital format only.
The associated correspondence has not been digitised and is not included in the copy service for this index. If you would like to order copies of the associated correspondence please contact the Reprographics Officer for a separate quotation.