The Ten Pound Pom passenger lists have been digitized and can be downloaded or purchased from a number of different websites. The passenger lists are a great way of preserving your personal history or that of your parents, grandparents or ancestors. A searchable database allows you to research and find friends made during the long voyage to Australia. Wildcards and name variants can be used if you can’t remember exact names and ship names and year of arrival can be entered to help you refine your search.

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Passenger list for the Bee Gees (Fairsea 1958)

Most Ten Pound Poms made their first port of call at Victoria Quay in Fremantle, Western Australia, so the Fremantle passenger lists are usually the best starting point for researchers. The National Archives of Australia (NAA) provides free access to a range of immigration records, including the Fremantle passenger lists. NAA also provides a passenger arrival records enquiry form, a useful option for those who have trouble finding what they are looking for.

Passenger lists are generally available up until the early 1960s though some Ten Pound Poms have successfully contacted NAA to request passenger lists or arrival cards from later dates.

Online passenger lists can also be found at:

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