This guide outlines basic information about how to research specific passengers.
It is difficult to trace individual passengers on board ships before 1890, and the National Maritime Museum does not have any passenger lists in its collections. However, the museum does have numerous books listing emigrants to America, and 'First Fleeters' who sailed to Australia in the late 18th century.
This guide lists some of the National Maritime Museum's photographic material (original photos, or photographs of plans, pictures or models) showing ships that have sailed to Australia and New Zealand.