Arrivals in Australia from 1788 - EBOOK

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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.

This title is NOT a listing of names and their arrival details, but rather a research guide to direct you to archives, respositories and others that hold records relating to Australian immigration.

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1. Discovering a migrant ancestor
 - Were they a convict?
 - Were they crew?
 - Were they in the military?
 - Did someone help with their migration costs?
 - Why did they come?
 - When did they come?
 - Which government authority?
 - Which route?
 - Domestic or international shipping?
 - Where did they come from?
 - Passengers from UK
 - Passengers from Hamburg
 - Passengers from Bremen
 - The Danish Emigration Archives
 - National Archives of the Netherlands
 - Naturalisation and citizenship
 - Passports
 - Born at sea
 - Risks of long voyages
 - Newspapers
 - Diaries
 - Subscription websites and findmypast
 - Why can’t I find them?
 - Websites mentioned in Chapter 1
 2. Convicts
 - Websites for researching convicts
3. Crew
 - Websites for researching ships’ crew
4. Military
 - Websites for researching military migrants
5. New South Wales
 - Immigration history
 - Arrivals
 - Departures
 - Naturalisations
 - Websites for NSW immigration
6. Van Diemen’s Land / Tasmania
 - Immigration history
 - Arrivals
 - Departures
 - Naturalisations
 - Websites for Tasmanian immigration
7. Victoria
 - Immigration history
 - Arrivals
 - Departures
 - Naturalisations
 - Websites for Victorian immigration
 8. Queensland
 - Immigration history
 - Indexes and passenger lists
 - Naturalisations
 - Websites for Queensland immigration
9. South Australia
 - Immigration history
 - Indexes and passenger list
 - Naturalisations
 - Websites for South Australian immigration
10. Northern Territory
 - Immigration history
 - Indexes and passenger lists
 - Naturalisations
 - Websites for Northern Territory immigration
11. Western Australia
 - Immigration history
 - Indexes and passenger lists
 - Naturalisation 
 - Websites for Western Australian immigration
12. Commonwealth of Australia
 - 1901–1921
 - 1921–1945



Arrivals in Australia from 1788 - book

18 Reviews
  • Arrivals in Australia from 1788

    Posted by Mrs Coralyn A Cowin on 4th May 2022

    A great resource book

  • Early days yet but I keep wanting to look at too much at once. Enjoying very much. Thanks.

    Posted by Patricia Ann FAULKNER on 22nd Feb 2021

    Very much a take it slowly approach for me, proving very helpful.

  • Arrivals in Australia1788

    Posted by Gail Bray on 27th Jan 2021

    Excellent book, this book should be in every school for pupils to read and learn about our past. Thank you David Hill for a great book.

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