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Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Immigration Deposit Journals, 1853-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
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Immigration Deposit Journals. Microfilm, 5264, 9 reels. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Immigration Deposits (refunded or declined). Microfilm, 5266, 4 reels. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

About New South Wales, Australia, Immigration Deposit Journals, 1853-1900

This collection contains immigration deposit records from New South Wales between 1853-1900. These are records of money deposited in the Colony by people wanting to sponsor the immigration of someone, usually a family member or someone for specific employment. Part of the records also show reasons for refunds or a declined sponsorship. If the immigrant didn’t arrive the money would be refunded. One thing to remember when searching the records is the date of deposit and when the immigrant arrived can be separated by many months.

The information found in the immigration deposit journals includes:

  • Name
  • Number of deposit
  • Date of deposit
  • Age
  • Estimated birth year
  • Country and place of origin
  • Ship
  • Date of immigration
  • Nationality
  • Amount paid toward cost of passage
  • Sponsor name
  • Reason for refund

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