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  • 1839-1973 : New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists ( - Images and index of the ship passenger lists from Archives New Zealand. There are various types of lists including both outbound and inbound passengers at the various port of New Zealand. The earliest outbound lists are from minor ports (other than Auckland or Wellington) and begin in 1886. The inbound passenger lists also include airplane arrivals in Auckland beginning in 1939 and continuing through 1965.
  • 1847-1852 : Index to the Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps - (New Zealand Fencible Society) - The Royal New Zealand Fencible corps were retired soldiers from Britain and Ireland who enlisted as a military reserve to act as a 'defence force' for the protection of the early settlers in the fledgling town of Auckland, New Zealand. Information extracted from a wide variety of documents, including ships manifests, hand written sailing lists, treasury pension registers, newspapers, church records and family information.
  • 1858 : Zealandia Ledger. Digitized copy of the original (pdf document). Passengers from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • 1870s : The Farthest Promised Land. Names indexed from "The Farthest Promised Land" by Professor Rollo Arnold of Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. This is a study of the English villagers who were a major element in the assisted immigration to New Zealand of the 1870s. Click on page number to access the online edition of the book.


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