Those Places Thursday: Voyages from the UK

At the Research Centre we frequently have customers looking for passenger lists for ancestors who travelled from the UK through Australia with their final destination being New Zealand.

Sometimes the journey depends on the strength of the passengers.
Sir George Grey Special  Collections, AWNS-19230816-40-1.
Recently FamilySearch.org added  new records to their database for New Zealand passenger lists. We were able to  trace the voyage  from London to  New Zealand for Rev Harold James West Knights and his family in 1927.

The Knights depart London aboard Orvieto on 30 April 1927 bound for Australia:

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 from Ancestry.com

Report of arrival passengers on board Orievto into Australia, note there is no date listed.
Fremantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963 from Ancestry.com


It appears the family may have spent some time in Australia after their journey as their departure from Sydney to Wellington by the S.S. Makura isn't until 20 June 1927.
New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973 from Family Search.
In this way you can pick up multiple journeys and links in the chain from the United Kingdom to New Zealand.

Happy searching!

Karen & Maureen

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