- Early Settlers to Nelson and the ships they came on, 1841-1850
Nelson Family History Centre
- A wide range of indexes and lists on CD, Microfilm, fiche, paper files and printouts; more..
Nelson Provincial Museum - library & archives
- Detailed records are available for assisted immigrants sponsored by: New Zealand Company 1840-1850, Nelson Provincial Government 1853-1867: New Zealand Government 1874 - 1879.
- Brief passenger listings from local newspapers, including trans-Tasman and coastal shipping, 1842-1870
Nelson Public Libraries - Available on Ancestry Library (in the libraries only):
- New Zealand, Naturalisations, 1843-1981
- New Zealand, Registered Ships & Owners, 1840-1950
- New Zealand, White Wings, 1924, 1928 (Volumes 1 & 2)
National and Online Resources
Alexander Turnbull Library
- New Zealand Company lists, 1839-44,1847-50, indexed
- New Zealand Shipping Company lists, 1875-1950 (indexed 1875-83)
- Also check Papers Past (early newspapers included Passenger lists for most ships).
Archives New Zealand
- Records of assisted immigration to New Zealand
Christchurch City Libraries
- lists of resources which can be used whether the date and place of ship arrival is known or unknown (mainly for Christchurch region)
- New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists (1855-1973) - fully searchable (more information)
Museum of Wellington, City and Sea
NZ National Maritime Museum
- has an immigration search portal detailing vessel and passenger arrivals to New Zealand in the 19th Century.
Passenger Lists to Nelson
- on Roots Web. A selection of ships and passenger lists compiled by the genealogy community.
Landfall Nelson and Pioneer Passengers by June Neale, contain information about assisted immigrants and the ships they came on.