CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive
Cornish Emigrants to New Zealand
1. Passenger Lists 1858 - 1884
Some lists contain links to the surgeon's report for that particular
|According to the
New Zealand Archive website "For the period 1840 to the 1880s
Archives New Zealand Wellington holds records of government-assisted
immigrants only, mostly Ship Passenger Lists. The records include about
half the total number of immigrants in the period.
From the 1880s immigration records are more complete, though they were not collected systematically until 1910, and even after that date there are gaps."
This is an on-going project, currently the following records are available on this website:-
|A file of assisted emigrants|
to Lyttelton/Canterbury, 1858-1884
to Auckland, 1872-1880
to Wellington, 1872-1880
to other ports, 1872-1884
2. Other Resources
1. An article on immigration by Jessie Evans, OPC for St Dennis
includes details of ports, resources etc.
2. Te Ara: Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
Overview of journeys
History of Immigration
3. A List of Resources, compiled by OPC, Blanche Charles. A very comprehensive set of pages.
4. New Zealand BMDs - a searchable database.
5. Papers Past: digitised newspapers and periodicals covering the period
from 1840 to 1915
6. New Zealand Yesteryears:
Passenger lists, images of ships used and many other details.
|7. New Zealand
|8. The Farthest Promised Land by Rollo D. Arnold.
The full text describes the reasons for emigration, the conditions during voyages and the 'transformation'
of the immigrants. The names of the many people mentioned can be found in the
Index of Immigrant Surnames.
|9. A few names of Cornish people from the Death
Notices of The New Zealander newspaper
10. A limited number of full transcriptions of MIs, available on the Internment.net website.
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|Special thanks for contributions are due
to Christine Parker & Julia Mitchell
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