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Arrivals in Australia from 1788 - EBOOK

Publisher: Unlock the Past

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Media: EBOOK - download
File Format: PDF, 4MB (140 pages)
Author: K. Farmer
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9781921956270
Other: b&w & colour photos, glossary, appendixes, index
Publisher: Unlock the Past

This book introduces the history and records of migration to Australia from 1788.

Migrating to a new country was one of the most dramatic life changes anyone undertook and it certainly affected the lives of their descendants. Investigating their journey is a key part of your family history research.

However immigration records in Australia are not all held in one place - when, where and how they arrived affect where (and whether) records of their arrival can be found. Understanding categories of arrivals and the immigration schemes in place as well as the general principles of where documents are held, will give you confidence that you have looked in all the right places.

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1. Discovering a migrant ancestor
2. Convicts
3. Crew
4. Military
5. New South Wales
6. Van Diemen's Land / Tasmania
7. Victoria
8. Queensland
9. South Australia
10. Northern Territory
11. Western Australia
12. Commonwealth of Australia
Appendix 1. Immigrant's Guide (1853)
Appendix 2. The Passengers Act 1855
Appendix 3. Websites for further reading
Appendix 4. Books for further reading



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  1. Finding Australian Immigrants

    Posted by Rebecca Davey on 23rd Jun 2020

    This text gives a comprehensive coverage of the arrival of immigrants to Australia from 1788, whether they were convict, military, assisted migrants or self funded. There are lists of websites to help the researcher, and chapters on the resources available from the various States. There is a lot of background information about the early politics and history of the country, which gives context to research.
    The e-book version allows for key word searching which is particularly useful.

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