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Australia, Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924
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Victoria, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Collection years 1852-1924
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Public Record Office - Victoria


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes passenger lists from 1852-1924.

These passenger lists record the name, age, gender, date, and start and finish ports for passengers traveling round the Australian coast. The original records are located in the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) in North Melbourne, Australia.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Victoria, Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Passenger and Crew list

  • Name of passenger
  • Marital status
  • Date and port of departure
  • Date and port of arrival
  • Number of children traveling with adults
  • Age of passenger
  • Occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

When searching:

It is helpful to know such information as your:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Ancestor's age
  • Ancestor's possible departure or arrival port
  • The year of migration

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Using age of passenger estimate date of birth to find birth records from original country
  • If traveling with family, check for them in census records and vital records from original country and current country
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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