This Guide highlights the key records and available indexes, relating to passengers arriving in New South Wales, 1788-1922. While most of the records relate to passengers disembarking in Sydney, records of arrivals in other ports are also included. Records relating to departures are also listed.
The Name field shows SURNAME Forename (if there was one) in one field. 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. This index covers the period 1842-55.
Abbreviations used in the Index
SMH: Sydney Morning Herald
SGT: Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
SR/SRNSW: State Records New South Wales
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)
Also available on Fiche 5721-5724 and on CD version (covering the period 1842-57) in the reading room.