Customs shipping records held in Sydney – Fact sheet 65

Customs shipping movement records for Sydney

The National Archives Sydney Office holds various record series documenting ships movements that can be used to identify when ships arrived at or departed from the port of Sydney. With this information the appropriate passenger list for the ship can be searched.

Passenger lists are arranged by the date, name of the ship, and the port of arrival or departure. Unless you know these details your search may be very time-consuming. Passenger records held in Sydney has more infomation.

Main shipping movement record series for Sydney

Customs shipping movement records for Newcastle

The Sydney Office holds record series documenting ships movements for ships arriving at or departing from the port of Newcastle. The main record series are listed below.

Newcastle

Customs aircraft movement records for Mascot and Rose Bay

The Sydney Office also holds various record series documenting aircraft movements that can be used to identify when aircraft arrived at or departed from Sydney. These records include both Mascot airport and the Flying Boat Base at Rose Bay. Again, with this information the appropriate passenger list can be searched. These records are all arranged chronologically. The main record series are listed below.

Mascot and Rose Bay

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