At Findmypast, we’re constantly adding to our collections of records to facilitate your genealogical research as best as we possibly can.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve added to our Australian records, with inbound passenger lists to Victoria, 1839-1923 and outbound from Victoria 1852-1915.

Provided by the Public Record Office in Victoria after two decades of work carried out by volunteer transcribers, these records mean that our inbound to Victoria 1839-1923 passenger list records now total 2,125,578, while our outbound from Victoria 1852-1915 records stand at 1,753,919.

Thousands of British and Irish immigrants flocked to Victoria in response to the gold rush of the 1850s. The English had already comprised the largest group to migrate to Australia since the establishment of the first penal colony in New South Wales in 1788, and immigration policies and assistance schemes helped to maintain a steady flow of immigration from both Britain and Ireland to Australia.

These inbound and outbound passenger lists will usually contain names, estimated birth years, nationalities, native places, month and year of arrival, ship name, destination port and departure port, so they contain a lot of information that can be instrumental in filling in blanks that you may have in your research.

Our Findmypast Australia travel and migration section now totals over 24 million records. These, along with over 100 million other records from Australia and New Zealand, can help you dig deeper than ever into your family history.

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