Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

16/8/2011

Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930

This is a collection of passenger records of arriving immigrants and emigrants to Western Australian port cities from 1852 to 1930. The majority of records involve arrivals from the Eastern States, but immigrants from overseas are also included.

The earliest passenger lists in Western Australia were held by the Colonial Secretary’s Office and in newspapers. These are contained in the Fremantle Passenger Arrivals record. In 1885, the Western Australia gold rush started and by the first decade of the 1900s the gold mining industry was at its peak in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. The gold rush brought many more settlers and prospectors to Western Australia, much like earlier rushes had done around Melbourne. for more click here

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