Index to Outward passenger lists
On 6 December Public Records Office Victoria (PROV) launched a further instalment (1862-76) in its continually expanding index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ
and Foreign Ports.
The index, which now covers the years 1852-1876, contains the names of all
persons who left Victoria by sea during this period, providing an
invaluable research tool both for historians and for family history
researchers. To date there are just over half a million names listed.
Assembled by a dedicated group of volunteers, PROV's online
immigration/emigration indexes attract an average of 20,000 'hits' a
month, indicating the enormous public interest in these readily accessible
and practical guides to early passenger lists.
To access the index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and
Foreign Ports, visit
link to 'Digitised Records and Online Indexes', and scroll down to
I was thrilled to find my GOOD family who I knew had gone to New Zealand from Victoria in the 1870s.