Naturalisation case files, which include the application for citizenship, oath of allegiance and other correspondence, generally give more detail than the certificate. Citizenship records provide much information about the migrant including date of arrival in Australia, ship or flight travelled on, town and country of birth, names of other family members, education, profession and address in Australia at the time of naturalisation.
During both world wars, in the interests of national security, 'aliens' meaning residents who were not native-born or naturalised had restrictions placed on them. All aliens entering or residing in Australia had to be registered and report all changes of name, address, job or marital status.
Alien registration forms may include information on the ship and date of arrival, date and place of birth, occupation, marital status, a physical description or photograph, and addresses in Australia. Migrant selection documents are the documents completed by or for migrants applying to migrate to Australia under one of the many assisted passage schemes that came into place after World War II, including those for resettlement of refugees and displaced persons.
The Australian Government's role in sponsoring or assisting migrants prior to World War II was limited to providing funding to state-run schemes. After World War II Australia encouraged immigration, motivated by a need to improve the security of the nation in the Asian region. The National Archives holds migrant selection documents dating from Migrant selection documents vary in the amount of detail they provide. Generally they contain a range of personal details such as name, address, place and date of birth, gender, marital status and nationality.
Other details may include physical description, occupation, education, proposed employment and names of other family members, as well as health checks and photographs. Many other records, including those of the accommodation centres where many migrants spent their early days in Australia, can provide personal details on migrants. The Archives also holds some records for child migration to Australia from the United Kingdom and Malta between and See also child migrant records held in Sydney.
Immigration case files can contain several types of immigration documents, as well as related correspondence. Photographs, especially the Immigration Photographic Archive series A depicting migrants in the Australian community, can also be a useful source of information.
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Passenger records Passenger records document the movement of people into and out of Australia. For more information on passenger records, see the following fact sheets: Passenger records held in Canberra Passenger records held in Perth Passenger records held in Sydney Passenger records held in Melbourne Passenger records held in Hobart Passenger records held in Brisbane Passenger records held in Adelaide.
Citizenship naturalisation records When immigrants arrive in Australia they do not have the privileges of natural born subjects.
For more information on naturalisation records see the following fact sheets: You, or someone you know, could be among them. How did they get here? Arrivals after This book provides step by step advice for finding passenger records, both for arrivals in Australia, and departures from overseas.
It refers to both free and pay-per-view online sources, and to original records. Australian immigration and shipping records were state based until when the Australian Government assumed responsibility for passenger arrivals and departures. For detailed information on researching people arriving in and departing from Victoria please go to the Victorian immigration and emigration research guide. Other states and territories:. National Archives of Australia migration and citizenship records.
State Records of NSW immigration records. Queensland State Archives immigration indexes. Non-British persons who were residents of Australia for more than 5 years could become citizens on application to the authorities. With naturalisation they would acquire the rights and privileges of citizens to own land, vote in elections etc. Chinese migrants could not be naturalised until the s. Naturalisation records can provide a great deal of information on your ancestors who migrated to Australia.
The National Archives of Australia in Canberra holds naturalisation records for the Colony of Victoria for the period from to Register of patents from 19 Feb. A surname index appears at the end of the register. Registers of certificates of naturalization: Nominal index for pre Victorian naturalization CRS A Also use indexes to microfilm series of naturalisation certificates for and Volumes of enrolled letters of naturalization — Colony of Victoria to , then State of Victoria.
The National Archives in Canberra holds many of the naturalisation records for the Commonwealth of Australia from onwards.
Details of relevant record series are listed on their Naturalisation Fact Sheet. Naturalisation records for New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania before are held by the appropriate State government archive office. The National Archives of Australia in Canberra holds many of the naturalisation records for the Commonwealth of Australia from onwards.
During both world wars, in the interests of national security, 'aliens' meaning residents who were not native-born or naturalised had restrictions placed on them. All aliens entering or residing in Australia had to be registered and report all changes of name, address, job or marital status. Alien registration forms may include information on the ship and date of arrival, date and place of birth, occupation, marital status, a physical description or photograph, and addresses in Australia.
See the National Archives of Australia Alien fact sheet for further information. Researching your multicultural ancestors A guide to researching ancestors who emigrated to Australia from countries other than the United Kingdom. Introduction Before you start exploring overseas genealogy collections we recommend that you try and locate the immigration and naturalisation records for each ancestor who emigrated to Australia.Finding Aids. This series has no finding aids. patient name, sex, marital status, occupation, nativity, residence, religion, diagnosis, date of discharge, Queensland State Archives Series ID , Registers of Patients and Admission Books. 22 Feb Find a sexual health service. List of sexual health clinics, community health services, and Queensland Health clinical contacts. HIV clinic search. 13 Mar State electoral rolls, maintained by the Queensland Government Note that recently occupation and sex have been dropped from the electoral This means that to find someone in the electoral roll, it helps a lot if you Queensland State Archives on microfilm; National Archives of Australia on microfilm.