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Immigration to South Australia: Search Official Assisted Passage Passenger Lists 1845 – 1886

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.

Official Assisted Passage Passenger Lists 1845 - 1886

Search the indexes provided by the State Records of South Australia.  Note the index only applies to passengers arriving in South Australia.  Once you have the list number (e.g. 78/13) you can look at the actual passenger list at either the State Library of South Australia or at State Records of South Australia.  Note that not every passenger list has survived and in some cases only those travelling under immigration schemes are recorded.

You may search by passenger name or by ship name.

If you are searching by passenger the results will be presented in year range.  Select the year, to see individuals.  It is important to take note of the code given in the FIRST NAME/LIST NO. column e.g. 78/13

What does the code mean.  The first two numerals are the year e.g. 78 = 1878.  The number after the slash is the number attributed to the passenger list within that year e.g. 78/13 = 1878 passenger list 13.

With this code staff at the State Library or at State Records will be able to quickly and easily locate the appropriate passenger listing for you.

Search here - select 'Searching' from the left hand column

 

Select 'Passenger List Search'


Enter passenger name or ship name