The South Australian Maritime Museum has recently launched an exciting new database Passengers in History which includes entries for 328,000 passengers and 20,000 voyages to South Australia between 1836 and 1961. This includes my own George Smith who arrived on the Sea Queen in 1849.
Passengers in History brings together two great resources :
- A passenger database developed by the South Australian Maritime Museum covering the period 1836 to 1961
- A list of ships’ logs and diaries found in the well known publication Log of logs by Ian Nicholson. Currently only volume one of the three volumes comprising Log of logs is included but information contained in the the other two volumes will gradually be added.
The addition of content from Log of Logs means that Passengers in History includes people arriving into ports other than Port Adelaide, South Australia’s first port. You can also add your own stories. The South Australian Maritime Museum has plans to add further content to the site and will continue to develop it over the next few years.