AUSTRALIA - REGISTER OF AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND VESSELSThe register of Australian and New Zealand vessels is a private project.Lists and card records were drawn up in those earlier years including a card-based Register of Historic Vessels administered by the Sydney Maritime Museum. There are currently more than 47,000 vessels recorded.AUSTRALIA - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKSShips and shipwrecks in Australian waters in this Encyclopedia are listed in alphabetical order within location.
Information contained in the index includes: given name, surname, age, gender, ethnicity, nationality or last country of permanent residence, destination, arrival date, port of arrival, port of departure and ship name.
The names in the index are linked to images of the passenger lists.
It includes: Publications relating to the museum's permanent exhibition themes, standard reference sources for research on ships and shipping, and has a good collection of journals on shipbuilding, yachting and surfing.
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM - WELCOME WALLA project that pays tribute to the millions of migrants who crossed the world to settle in early Australia.
Official (outbound) passenger lists from Ireland exist from 1890 and they are held in the Board of Trade records (reference BT27) in the National Archives, Kew, Surrey, England (
These lists are arranged monthly by port of departure.
The Immigration Collection also names 16.3 million passengers arriving in the UK (from foreign ports outside of Europe) between 18; 8.4 million ‘unassisted’ immigrants to New South Wales, Australia from 1826 to 1922; 1.6 million Assisted/Unassisted Immigrants to Victoria, Australia , 450,000 ‘assisted’ immigrants to New South Wales from 1828-1896 and various other smaller Australian collections; and 7.3 million passengers arriving at Canadian ports between 18.
A database of published arrival records to North America in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries has been compiled in the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.
164,000 original passenger lists that name 24 million long-haul passengers who left from 35 ports in the British Isles (including Ireland until the partition of the country in 1921) between 18, are searchable online at passenger lists (which record UK addresses from 1922) are searchable by name, port, ship and date.
As a general rule, prior to 1890, you are more likely to identify passengers at the port of arrival as opposed to the port of departure.
On the return voyage J & J Cooke ships were usually loaded with a cargo of timber and Mc Corkell ships with grain.