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Masters, crew, a stowaway or two; passengers, cabin, saloon and steerage; births at sea, deaths at sea; deserters; vessels with one crew and one passenger and those with 70 crew and hundreds of passengers; simple single sail boats, barques, brigs, large steam ships; whaling voyages, regular coastal passenger trips, voyages from other Australian ports, London, San Francisco, China and other exotic ports - you will find them all here.
The lists on this site are being transcribed from the State Records Authority of NSW Reels of the Shipping Master's Office, Inwards Passengers Lists . . . . . . are added to weekly.
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If you know the Vessel name you are seeking but not the date - try the Index to Vessels Arrived into Sydney from 1837 to 1925, before returning here to check for crew and passengers.
Shipping records from early Australian Newspapers The Shipping Gazette & Sydney Trade Journal shipping columns. Use your back button to return to main Mariners site.
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