Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Tasmania, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Immigration
Collection years 1920-1943
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Tasmanian Archives & Heritage


What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1920-1943.

These records include files of documents and correspondence pertaining to immigration to Tasmania, Australia. The records contain a handwritten index of the various correspondence materials on index cards. The rest of the material is compiled in different packets with varied forms that contain much more than just correspondence. There are at least 15 different forms and letters that contain various identifying and personal information about the individual. The original records are located in the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart, Australia.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Immigration

  • Name of individual
  • Date of departure and vessel
  • Notes
  • Booking information
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Color of Eyes
  • Photo (in some cases)
  • Address and country of origin
  • Witnesses of payment with their address
  • Occupation
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital Status
  • Religion
  • Full name of spouse
  • Spouse’s age, occupation, residence
  • Names of children and their genders
  • Names of next-of-kin and their addresses
  • Names and addresses of parents if next-of-kin were under-age
  • Medical exams

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

To search this collection, it is helpful to know the following information:

  • Ancestor’s given name and surname
  • Approximate year of immigration
  • Residence, age or family relationships

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  1. Select File Number and Name of Person to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

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  • Search the records of nearby areas

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

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    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

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Collection Citation
"Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office, Hobart.
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