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Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Departing Crew and Passenger Lists, 1816-1825, 1898-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
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Ships musters. Vols. 4/4771–75. Microfilm publication, 2 rolls. State Records Authority of New South Wales, NRS 1289. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Vessels and persons departing (outward lists), 1898–1922. Reels 563–579, 3149–3205. State Records Authority of New South Wales, NRS 13279. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

© the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales and is used under licence with the permission of the State Records Authority. The State of New South Wales gives no warranty regarding the data's accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose.

About New South Wales, Australia, Departing Crew and Passenger Lists, 1816-1825, 1898-1911

This data collection contains muster rolls, ship’s company, and passenger lists for vessels departing from New South Wales (also from Sydney) between December 1816 and 1825 as well as 1898 to 1911. Called muster rolls these lists provide general information and statistics about the ships, including when the company and passengers were organized and where. The ship’s company lists also provide details about the crew members, such as their name and rank, and passenger lists contain information about the booked passengers. The records consist of both pre-printed and handwritten forms.

From 1840 on a considerable number of European settlers immigrated to New South Wales, primarily from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland; and to a lesser extent the United States, India, China, and various parts of continental Europe.

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  • Number of passengers
  • Number of ship’s company/crew
  • Destination

Information that may be in this index:

  • Passenger’s occupation
  • Crew member’s rank

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