Tuesday, 16 August 2022

SHIPPING LISTS Trove Tuesday 16th August 2022


You just never know where your ancestor's names will appear..
perhaps you will find them listed in notices like the ones below. Did they travel, what ship did they arrive on if they were immigrants?
TROVE has quite a number of lists like these, and you can also find shipping lists in the various state and territory archives. Look in the newspapers, including the Personal lists as you may discover all manner of things as to where your ancestors came from, or where they travelled to.
Some relevant extra stories included.
You can click on image to enlarge or click the link to go to the original.

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), Tuesday 18 September 1866. National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18731462

Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896), Monday 2 September 1895, page 3


The 'Argus' at anchor [PRG 1373/11/12] • Photograph

No known copyright -courtesy State Library Sth Aust.

Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), Saturday 2 December 1899, page 1377     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163700929


The wooden barque 'Coogee' (right), 1523 tons, in port with the Albertine Steamers 'Ozone' (left) and 'Nelson'(middle).

No known copyright.. courtesy of State Library of South Australia

Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Tuesday 29 December 1903, page 3. National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89495391

Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), Tuesday 15 June 1926, page 7   National Library of Australia      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114385809

Steamer 'James Cook' Courtesy of Australian War Memorial

Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Friday 19 March 1948, page 3    National Library of Australia   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article195756161

* Unlabelled images courtesy of http://clipart-library.com/,  free to all.

Tuesday, 9 August 2022


Personals can be a great source of information, much of which you might never have considered. There may be guest lists at weddings, or a 21st or even a funeral.. You may find where that missing person moved to, or what happened to them. There are often clues about families who are related .. previously unknown to you. 

Don't dismiss an area because you have never thought there could be a connection. Also, consider names that are spelt differently. I know it's very hard to believe, but there are sometimes errors in reports.

Please click on image to enlarge or read the original via the given link.


Pinnaroo and Border Times (SA : 1911 - 1954), Thursday 13 April 1939, page 1


Beverley Times (WA : 1905 - 1977), Friday 1 September 1939, page 5


Goulburn Valley Stock and Property Journal (Vic. : 1916 - 1942), Wednesday 6 September 1939, page 3     http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217913188

Margaret River News (Busselton, WA : 1939 - 1941), Thursday 14 September 1939, page 2 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article259133141

Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wednesday 27 September 1939, page 10 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201307773

Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954), Saturday 16 September 1939, page 5


Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wednesday 27 September 1939, page 10