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Offline BradMajors

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Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« on: Friday 16 February 18 19:42 GMT (UK) »
My relative was last seen unmarried in England in 1891.  The next sighting is in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1900 where she is married and named on her son's birth certificate.

I can not find a marriage record in either England or Australia.  I have searched many passenger lists and I have found nothing.

What records should I be checking to find about her immigration to Australia?


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Re: Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 February 18 21:50 GMT (UK) »
What age do you have for relative, 1891, England?

The birth certificate, QLD, 1900, would ask for marriage details and previous issue which would be useful to you.

"..Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1900 where she is married.."
Do you know that she is married, or are you assuming this from the birth entry in QLD BDM index?

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Re: Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 February 18 22:32 GMT (UK) »
The National Archives of Australia site is always a good place to start.  You can search for arrivals.

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx

James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 February 18 00:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi BradMajors,
I wonder if you would like to share the name of your relative.

Many here will be pleased to assist, I'm sure.

Immigration records may be located in many different places...some subscription, some free online, others private resources.... ;D

A search could be made with a bit more information.

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Re: Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 19 February 18 01:47 GMT (UK) »
What age do you have for relative, 1891, England?

The birth certificate, QLD, 1900, would ask for marriage details and previous issue which would be useful to you.

"..Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1900 where she is married.."
Do you know that she is married, or are you assuming this from the birth entry in QLD BDM index?

Do you have an example image of a birth certificate from 1900?  I did not think marriage details were included. 

I am assuming she was married.

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Re: Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 19 February 18 02:22 GMT (UK) »
For some odd reason you have always had to request that the marriage details be included when you order a birth certificate in Queensland.

Just adding that now some images are available instead of typed certificates I would expect that all the information recorded would be on that image.
 
Immigration indexes and digitised passenger lists are here:

https://www.qld.gov.au/dsiti/qsa/search#index-categories  (scroll down and choose 'immigration')

Debra  :)

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Re: Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 19 February 18 02:26 GMT (UK) »
The National Archives of Australia site is always a good place to start.  You can search for arrivals.

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx

In general, the NAA holds records from Federation onwards, prior to that each State retains their records.

Debra  :)

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Re: Immigration from England to Australia, what records available?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 February 18 04:09 GMT (UK) »
Sometimes records of immigration can't be found. I've got a couple like that. I think if the person paid their own passage they sometimes slipped through the cracks.

I don't know if you have already looked here but if she married in Qld you might find her marriage:
https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-coorparoo-423189690

Her death certificate will say how long in the state if known by the informant, so you can do some sums to try to narrow down year of arrival.