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Cornish Emigrants to New Zealand

Passenger Lists 1858 - 1884


This is an on-going project, currently the following lists are available:-
Assisted Emigrants to Lyttleton/Canterbury, 1858 - 1884
Other Cornish Arrivals at Lyttleton, 1872 - 1884
Cornish Arrivals at:-
Bluff, 1875 - 1884
Nelson/Marlborough, 1874 - 1880
Wellington, 1872 - 1884
Auckland, 1873 - 1877
Hawkes Bay, 1872 - 1880
New Plymouth, 1874 - 1878
Port Chalmers, 1872 - 1883
Some lists contain links to the surgeon's report for that particular voyage.

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
Search page
6. New Zealand Yesteryears:
Passenger lists, images of ships used and many other details.
7. New Zealand Genealogy Society
Requires registration
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 website.
11. A specialist mailing list hosted by Rootsweb.
Special thanks for contributions are due to Christine Parker, OPC for St. Breward and St. Kew.
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