Immigration ID Cards

During the 20th century more than seven million people made Australia home. The National Archives project Making Australia Home is progressively making migration records available online.

The project will provide easier access to this significant part of Australia's documentary heritage, as well as ensuring preservation of the records for generations to come.

The project involves:

· listing individual migration records on RecordSearch, our online collection database

· making digital copies of these migration records available to view in RecordSearch

Migration records in the National Archives cover many millions of people who made the journey to Australia, including postwar displaced persons, those who travelled on assisted passage schemes and new arrivals who stayed in migrant accommodation centres like Bonegilla.

The records typically include personal details, such as name, nationality, date and place of birth and information about family members. In some cases there are photographs on the files.

To contact the National Archives of Australia and access your personal Immigration ID Cards go to the Making Australia Home website 


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