Shipping and Passenger Records

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Passenger Records

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, go to Shipping Records to discover how to find out more information about it. You might even find a picture of the ship.

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