Use this guide if you're looking for records about your ancestor's voyage to New South Wales.
When you're searching you will need to select the type of passenger first - assisted, unassisted or crew - and then work your way through the resources.
Once you find the name of the ship, you may want to search the Shipping records research guide for more information and possibly a picture of the ship.
We've added icons next to each resource so you know where you can use them. You will need to sign up for a Library card to use many of the resources.
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Family history at the Library
You can find our Family history area on Lower Ground 2 of the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room. This is where you will find most of our family history resources. We also have resources in the Special Collections area in the Mitchell Library Reading Room and in stack storage. Ask staff for help with your research as well as using our collections.
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