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New South Wales - Archival Series

Card Indexes (1919 - 1949)


These card indexes were created by the Department of Labour and Industry, NSW Immigration Division.


Access Conditions

The card indexes listed below are open to public access with the exception of the index to unsatisfactory migrants which is closed for 70 years.


  • Card index to assisted immigrants, 1919-26 [11/23045-23054, 11/23056-23065]
  • Card index to assisted immigrants, 1925-39 [6/994-1000, 11/23066-23074]
  • Card index to nominations/inspections, c. 1947 [11/23075-23085]
  • Card index to migrants transferred from other States, 1923-45 [11/23086-23090.1]
  • Place index, 1922-40 [11/23091-23092.1]
    Arranged by main railway line, then by towns on the line and then by name of migrant, forming a list of migrants by most recent address.
  • Card index to enquiries re settlement, 1945-48 [11/23092.2]
  • Card index to the deaths of Dreadnought immigrants, 1924-38 [11/23092.3]
  • Card index to nominators, 1930-39 [11/23093.1]
  • Card index to immigrants under youth group schemes, c. 1930-46 [11/23093.2]
    Indexes youths assisted under the Big Brother Movement, The Dreadnought Trust Fund, the Salvation Army and the Church of England (Council of Empire Settlement).
  • Card index to migrant passport clearances issued, 1924-40 [11/23094]
    Appears to be an index to immigrants brought out under the Dreadnought Trust Fund who returned to England. The index is incomplete (Abbott-Myson only).
  • Unidentified card index to immigrants, 1921-47 [11/23095-23100]
    Appears to index immigrants under the age of 21 who probably arrived under the Dreadnought Trust Fund.
  • Card index to unsatisfactory migrants, c.1925-49 [11/23101] Closed for 70 years.


Online Resources

Prepared by: Melissa Downing