Australia, Victoria, Coastal Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Australia, Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924
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Victoria, Australia
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Location of Victoria, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Collection years 1852-1924
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Public Record Office - Victoria

What is in This Collection?

This collection includes passenger lists from 1852-1924.

These passenger lists record the name, age, gender, date, and start and finish ports for passengers traveling round the Australian coast. The original records are located in the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) in North Melbourne, Australia.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Victoria, Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Passenger and Crew list

  • Name of passenger
  • Marital status
  • Date and port of departure
  • Date and port of arrival
  • Number of children traveling with adults
  • Age of passenger
  • Occupation

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

When searching:

It is helpful to know such information as your:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Ancestor's age
  • Ancestor's possible departure or arrival port
  • The year of migration

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Chronological order by date to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Search for death records
  • Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Record Finder

Consult the Australia Record Finder to find other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Australia, Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists, 1852-1924." Images. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. Citing Public Records Office of Victoria, North Melbourne.
Image Citation:
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