Did your ancestors venture to Queensland as nominated immigrants – or nominate someone else to come? Uncover details about how and when they applied to immigrate to Queensland and see an index of their passage certificate.
Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but Queensland Passage Certificates 1887-1906 records usually include the following information:
Date of application
Notes (usually these specify whether the individual named is the potential immigrant or the person acting as nominee or sponsor for their passage)
State and country
The Queensland Passage Certificates 1887-1906 index was compiled from the Register of Passage Certificates. This register was maintained by the Sub-Immigration Agent, Warwick, between 1887 and 1906 and contains roughly 650 records. Its purpose was to record applications made by sponsors of potential immigrants to Queensland.
These records included details such as the date of application, the names of both the applicant and the potential immigrant, the amount paid for the passage certificate, and details of the receipt of the payment.
When searching the index, remember to check all possible spelling variations, and keep in mind that all first names are abbreviated as they appeared in the original records. It is also worth noting that any names of Asian individuals who were listed on these passage certificates were kept as they were appeared in the original record and not anglicised.
This index was sourced from Queensland State Archives, to learn more about how to use the index to order copies of the original documents follow the link to the archives in Useful Links & Resources. To order you must complete an index order form on the archive’s site. Note that charges apply for these copies.
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