What can these records tell me?

Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but Queensland, Maryborough Registers of Rations Issued to Immigrants 1875-1884 records usually include the following information:
  • Name
  • Date
  • Year
  • Ship
  • Page number
  • State and country

Discover more about Queensland, Maryborough Registers of Rations Issued to Immigrants 1875-1884

The Queensland, Maryborough Registers of Rations Issued to Immigrants 1875-1884 index was compiled by the assistant immigration agent within the town of Maryborough in Queensland, Australia.

Assistant immigration agents were responsible for providing information and services to immigrants in the area, for example relating to accommodation and rations at immigration depots. Importantly, they helped arrange employment opportunities for immigrants. Assistant immigration agents also publicised the arrival of ships in the local press, and processed ships’ passenger lists and other records as well as statistical information for the government.

This index consists of registers which recorded the rations that were issued to immigrants. Details were listed on these registers for single girls, single men and married people alike.

These records also include entries for some South Sea Islanders, who were grouped according to the island from which they had been indentured as well as the ship on which they had made the journey to Australia.

When searching the index, remember to check all possible spelling variations, and keep in mind that all first names are abbreviated as they appeared in the original records.

Ordering copies of the original documents

The Queensland, Maryborough Registers of Rations Issued to Immigrants 1875-1884 index was sourced from Queensland State Archives; to learn more about how to use the index to order copies of the original documents follow the link to the archives in Useful Links & Resources. To order, you must complete an index order form on the archive��s site. Note that charges apply for these copies.

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