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From: Derek Pratt <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Shipping records
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 14:05:36 +0200
The Cape Colony had two lots of Aided Immigration in the late 19th
Century. One has been researched thoroughly by Esme bull covered the
period 1857-67. I started to transcribe Aided Immigration lists from
the PWD files in the Archives .
Archives of the Secretary for Public Works Ref: PWD
Volume Description Period
2/401 Passenger Lists: Lists of Emigrants per various ships 1872 - 1884
2/402 - 2/404 Application Forms Received for Aided Immigration 1875 - 1889
2/405 - 2/407 Indexes of Applications for Aided Immigration 1878 - 1881
2/408 - 2/410 Registers of Applications for Aided Immigration 1882 - 1902
2/750 - 2/760 Immigration Papers - including German, Swiss and Scottish
as well as Agricultural Immigrants 1877 - 1883 and Immigrants from St.
Helena 1882 - 1884 1873 - 1902
I have a list of names mainly from PWD 2/401 so give me their names and
I'll check on my list.
Heather your ancestry24.com people haven't transcribe these yet have
they? The file in the archive is in chaos with bits of papers unbound
and varying in size etc There are also indices (PWD 2/405-2/407) but
they are often indexed on the Cape Colony citizen who wanted to import
workers rather than the immigrants names. e.g Under S for STUTTAFORD
you will find a list of immigrants Mr STUTTAFORD wanted to bring to the
Cape with help from the Colonial government.
Adele Meyers wrote:
> Dear List,
> I am a newcomer to the list.
> My ancestors left England (they came from Devon) for South Africa, probably Cape Town, sometime between 1881 and 1886.
> I would like to know if there are any shipping records available between these years.
> My grandfather left South Africa for Australia (Sydney) sometime between 1908 and 1912.
> I would also like to know if there are any shipping records from South Africa to Australia.
> Any help will be a start for me.
> Bob and Adele Meyers.
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