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Immigration to South Australia: Other sources for immigration records

This State Library of South Australia guide has information on passenger lists, newspaper indexes and immigration schemes. It includes some resources about immigration to other states.

Adelaide Hospital admission records

The early Adelaide Hospital (now Royal Adelaide Hospital) admission registers included length of time in the colony and the name of the ship on which the patient arrived.

The original registers are held at State Records of South Australia, transcriptions can be viewed here online.

Destitute Asylum admission registers

The Destitute Asylum admission registers are held at State Records of South Australia. Transcriptions can be viewed here online.

Immigration to South Australia fact sheet

Immigration to South Australia. This fact sheet compiled by staff at State Records of South Australia gives a good overview of immigration to South Australia up to 1976.

Deaths on board emigrant ships 1849-1867

There are no official records for most of the deaths which occurred at sea during the journey to South Australia. 

In 1865 the South Australian government released a list of deaths which had occurred on board passenger ships. This was published in the South Australian Government Gazette on 25 June 1866.

A transcription of the list can be viewed on the State Records of South Australia website:

Deaths on Board Immigrant Ships 1849-1865.

This list was later updated to 1867. The State Library holds a printed copy of the updated list:

Deaths on Board Emigrant Ships ...1849-1867.