This CD contains virtually every passenger list for the 3000 overseas and local ships that came to South Australia between 1836-1851, plus a host of additional information (such as individual names, ages, occupations, etc.) for many of the 60,000 local and overseas families and individual passengers who came to South Australia between 1836-1851.
This CD contains four sections:
- Where they came from - England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany plus inter-colonial arrivals - Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Western Australia and New Zealand
- The Voyage - with links to a number of Ship Diaries contained on the CD
- Lists for each year - each in alphabetical order. Searchable by moving the slide bar on the right of your screen
- The compilers entire shipping website contains passenger list for virtually every ship (approx. 3000) that arrived in South Australia between 1836 and 1851
Also included are shipping reports from newspapers of the day, as well as published reports of pioneers interviewed about their journeys to South Australia, links to over 30 ship’s diaries, and wherever possible, photographs of some of the early pioneers.
The “South Australian Register” newspaper sent a special reporter to each ship arriving in South Australia, to list the passengers on board that ship from the passenger list held by the Captain.
Given the difficulty Agents must have had in understanding the people applying for a passage (many passenger could not read or write, and their language was often broad and hard to understand), and how difficult it must have been for the reporter to interpret the writing on the actual passenger list, we are often amazed at how accurate (or how incorrect) these lists can be.
Passengers that arrived in South Australia on this CD primarily came from England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and elsewhere to Australia.
Bound for South Australia Volume 2: Pioneers and Settlers 1836-1838
Bound for South Australia Volume 3: Pioneers and Settlers 1839-1840