Queensland Customs House Shipping 1886-1899: Passengers and Crew (USB)
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Author: Queensland Family History Society
Publisher: Queensland Family History Society
This publication provides details for 68,790 passengers and crew from 855 ship voyages for the period 1886 to 1899, sourced from the Collector of Customs (Brisbane) records which are held at the National Archives of Australia, Brisbane (Shipping Inwards Series J715). There are 294 unique ships, many with multiple voyages.
The lists for emigrant ships complement those available at the Queensland State Archives. The other lists (including those with few passengers, those ships from non-European ports, those from Australian ports and the lists of crew) are important new records. There are even 27 stowaways recorded.
The database records people on many large emigrant ships, particularly in the latter half of the 1880s and early 1890s. Ships with fewer passengers often indicate the local movement of colonists, within the state or inter-state or beyond.
Ships may have a list prepared at the time of departure and/or on arrival. Though the record series is labelled "Inwards" there is one "Outwards" list also included. For the period covered in this publication, just 29 ships have departure lists - covering in total 45 of the 855 voyages.
There are gaps in records available as indicated below: 1886 - no surviving lists before September 1888 - surviving lists only for January and February arrivals 1889 and 1890 - no surviving lists 1891 - no surviving lists for ships arriving for the months January to June
The index includes ships departing from Adelaide, Albany, Antwerp, Ballina, Boston, Brisbane, Calais, Calcutta, Devonport (Tasmania), Dungeness (Queensland), Fiji, Foochow, Freemantle, Glasgow, Greenock, Hamburg, Hobart, Hong Kong, Japan, Kobe (Japan), Liverpool, London, Lyttelton (New Zealand), Madagascar, Manila, Maryport (UK), Melbourne, New Hebrides, New York, New Zealand, Newcastle (NSW), Penguin (Tasmania), Port Beira (South Africa), Port Pirie (SA), Rio de Janeiro, Rockhampton, San Francisco, Sandakan (Borneo), Savannah (USA), Shanghai, Sharpness (UK), Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Sea Islands, Sydney, Thames (New Zealand), Timaru (New Zealand), Townsville, Ulverstone (Tasmania), Vancouver, and Wellington (New Zealand).
Compiled into a database format, this USB uses QFHSdatasearch which is included on the flashdrive, and requires installation to read the files on the USB. The index allows searching and sorting on name and other details.
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