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Passenger List Perth Gazette 02 February 1833
Passenger List Perth Gazette 02 February 1833

Fremantle Arrivals Ė Overseas
Passenger arrivals and departures Swan River colony 1826 to 1838 [electronic resource]
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[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c2008.
[929.3941 PAS]

Produced by the Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838 Special Interest Group of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc, this CD-ROM index contains the details of c.4,359 immigrants arriving to Fremantle and Albany with c.1,300 departure dates.

Arr/Frem, 1829-90 (Battye) [microform].
Perth : Library and Information Service of Western Australia, 1990?.
[929.3941 ARR]

All passenger lists, whether official or newspaper, were systematically indexed for 1829-1890. However, not everyone who came to the colony in this period appeared on a passenger list. Many passenger lists do not name steerage passengers. Others who were often not included were the Pensioner Guards, military personnel, deserters, ship's crews etc. At the beginning of the index there is a list of arrivals at Albany 1826-1827. Each card provides the following information about each passenger: name of ship arrived upon, date of arrival and references to the ship's arrival. Sometimes references to the person's leaving the colony and returning are given. The index is on microfiche.

Passenger arrivals in Western Australia, 1839-1890 [electronic resource].
[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c2003.
[929.3941

This CD-ROM contains the details of c26,800 immigrants to Western Australia from the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and other Australian ports in the period 1839-1890 (including convicts and Pensioner Guards). Information can include name, age, date of arrival, ship arrived upon, ports of departure and arrival and passenger list reference.

Passenger arrivals in Western Australia, 1898-1925 [electronic resource].
[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, 2001-
[929.3941 PAS]

This CD-ROM index, which is incomplete and is being updated by the Western Australian Genealogical Society, indexes passenger arrivals to Fremantle 1898-1925. Searching is either by name, or by ship, if one wishes to know which passengers arrived on a particular ship. In a name search the index provides three screens of information. The first screen shows name (note: not always are full names given, in some instances only surname is provided, in others surname and initials, depending on what is on the passenger list), title, nationality and arrival date; the second screen shows name and comments (eg age, occupation, whether steerage or saloon, who travelled with etc); the third screen shows name, ship, port of arrival (which can be Fremantle or show those travelling on to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane).

Passenger arrivals in Western Australia, 1921-1950 [electronic resource].
The National Archives of Australia website allows access to over 6,000,000 records created by 9,000 government agencies since 1901. Through a Work for the Dole project, passenger arrivals to Fremantle from overseas 1 January 1921-15 January 1950 and planes arriving at Perth Airport 1944-15 January 1950 have been indexed. Further indexing may be carried out to extend the range of the index before 1921 and beyond 1950.

Over 879,000 names are included in this index. Passengers who passed through Fremantle on their way to the Eastern States are also indexed. In regard to plane arrivals, the lists for Qantas flights include brief details of those en route to another airport, but lists for other airlines only have details of those leaving the aircraft in Perth.

To carry out a search, simply access the National Archives of Australia website, click on collection and then record search. At this stage you need to log in and you can either register as a user or log in as a guest user. The first screen you enter once logged in is a general search and you can use this to search the entire collection for any information about people eg immigration records or military service records. On this screen you will also find links to a name search (which lets you search more easily for records about individuals as it can search particular groups of records rather than the whole collection), photosearch (over 110,000 digitised images) and passenger index (which is the one to use to find details of ship arrived upon, destination, date of arrival etc).

Fremantle Arrivals - Interstate
Shipping passenger arrivals [microform] : Fremantle interstate, 1885-1908
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[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [1991?].
[929.39 SHI]

Arrivals to the Port of Fremantle from interstate for the period 1885-1908 are indexed. Name, date of arrival, ship arrived on, port of embarkation and remarks are shown. Although the index is noted as covering the period 1885-1908, this section contains mainly entries for the late 1890s as not all microfilm reels have been indexed. Further reels may be indexed to cover the entire 1885-1908 period. The index is on microfiche.

Albany Arrivals - Overseas
Shipping passenger arrivals from overseas, Albany, Western Australia, 1873-1899 [microform]
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[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [1991?].
[929.39 SHI]

Shipping passenger arrivals from overseas, Albany, Western Australia, 1900-1925 [microform].
[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [1991?].
[929.39 SHI]

Arrivals to the port of Albany from overseas are indexed. The index is divided into two parts, 1873-1899 and 1900-1925. It has been compiled by the Western Australian Genealogical Society from Immigration Department records held at the National Archives and from passenger lists held by the State Records Office and is available on microfiche. All information on the passenger list has been recorded in the index. The list only includes those passengers who actually disembarked at Albany. People continuing on to the Eastern States have not been indexed, but they are included on the original passenger lists. The indexes are on microfiche.

Albany Arrivals - Interstate
Albany shipping arrivals interstate, 1873-1924 [microform]
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[Perth, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c1993.
[929.39 ALB]

Arrivals to the port of Albany from interstate 1873-1924 are indexed. The name of the passenger, date of arrival, name of ship, port of embarkation and remarks are shown. This section of the index, however, despite being marked 1873-1924, chiefly indexes arrivals in the 1890's as only one reel of microfilm has been indexed. Further reels may be indexed to cover the entire 1873-1924 period. The index is on microfiche.

Esperance Arrivals - Interstate
Passenger arrivals in Western Australia, 1839-1890 [electronic resource]
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[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c2003.
[929.3941 PAS]

A bonus disk included with this CD-ROM includes shipís crew lists 1829-1831, 1850-1867 and 1880-1887; overland arrivals to Esperance 1893-1895 and passenger arrivals to Esperance 1863-1896.

The shipís crew lists show details of 676 crew from ships visiting Western Australia 1829-1831, 1850-1867 and 1880-1887. Information can include name, title, ports of departure and arrival, ship, date of arrival and remarks (usually rating and source reference). There is also a name index which will take you directly to the personís entry.

Overland arrivals show details of 44 men who travelled to Esperance from South Australia, mostly by foot in the years 1893-1895. Information can include name, title, place of departure and arrival, date of arrival, how came and remarks (usually occupation, number of men arrived with or source of reference). There is also a name index which will take you directly to the personís entry.

Passenger arrivals show details of 2,699 passengers who came to Esperance from South Australia (except for 5 who came from Sydney) in the years 1863-1896. Information can include name, title, ports of departure and arrival, ship, date of arrival and remarks (usually noting if travelling with children and source of reference Ė these are all indexed from Acc. 113, which is held in the State Records Office). There is also a name index which will take you directly to the personís entry.

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