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Chinese - arrivals in South Australia

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Chinese - arrivals in South Australia - Index

Many families and some single persons arrived in South Australia, a free settlers State in the 1850's to 1880's.

In working with these records it has been noticed that many did not stay in South Australia.

They may have gone directly to the Goldfields, many appear in Victoria Australia and Queensland. This project will list these persons and profiles may be added to it, the main purpose being to trace when they arrived, how old they were and where they may have settled.

NB. They lived in China when they emigrated, but possibly may not all have been born there. We have included Hong King and also anyone who was born in China, the list is not complete....

See ships lists for details and stories of the voyage... they provide, age, occupation (add to occupations projects here), deaths on board, births and a number like "148/3" which refers to the Genealogy SA searchable database. If they have a number, it is more likely they either married, gave birth to a child or remained in South Australia.

Source: The Ships List

If you have information on passengers or need help locating them on the tree, start a discussion here..



  • Ah Sin ran a bording house in Adelaide in 1880

Royal Adelaide Hospital Admissions 1840-1904 Download PDF

Lname: Fname: DateAd: Age: Married: Religion: Residence: Occupation: Born: Resided: Vessel:

  • A H Sam 05/05/1898 28 S Church of England Hindley St Labourer China 7y
  • Ah Goub 16/01/1902 66 S Hindley St Laborer China 50y
  • Ah Jeck 30/09/1878 25 S Church of England Port Adelaide Cook-Yatala Canton 6y Seagull
  • Ah Lin 23/11/1880 30 S Seaman
  • Ah Sam 17/02/1899 28 S Hindley St Labourer Hong Kong
  • Ah Toy 20/10/1880 48 S Hindley St Hawker Hong Kong 10y
  • Ah Lin 04/12/1886 45 S Morphett St Hawker China 4y Victorian
  • Ah Bow 15/05/1886 50 S Laura Gardener Canton 3y
  • Ah Bung 25/09/1879 22 M Leigh St Hawker China 3m South Australian
  • Ah Chee 12/10/1883 Adelaide China 13/10/1883
  • Ah Chin 05/01/1880 35 S Buddist Port Adelaide Cook Nankin 6m Saturn
  • Ah Foy 30/08/1899 Currie St China
  • Ah Guey Chung 30/12/1903 35 M Confucian 2 Hindley St Hawker China 7y
  • Ah He John 14/06/1891 55 M Kensington Gardener China 20y
  • Ah Hing 03/06/1884 29 S Gladstone Hawker Canton 5y Steamer
  • Ah Hong 09/07/1881 39 S Morphett St Hawker China 26y
  • Ah Hong 05/09/1900 Payneham Gardener China Died: 05/09/1900
  • Ah Kong 02/01/1874 Adelaide Hawker China
  • Ah Kong 10/11/1902 67 S Hindley St cabinet maker Died: 14/11/1902
  • Ah Lee Charles 20/02/1878 25 S Hawden St Laborer China 3m
  • Ah Look 16/07/1902 43 S Hindley St Hawker China
  • Ah Lucy 04/05/1886 24 S Hindley St Hawker Canton 9m
  • Ah Lung 26/01/1891 26 M Morphett St cabinet maker China 9y
  • Ah Mat 05/02/1881 28 S Port Adelaide Seaman Singapore 9m Iris
  • Ah Mow 03/09/1884 45 M Roman Catholic Gawler Laborer Canton 4y Steamer
  • Ah Nan Susan 18/02/1893 42 M Roman Catholic Howden St South Wales 16y Lochel
  • Ah Nock 30/06/1882 30 S Hindley St cabinet maker Canton 2y Overland
  • Ah Qua 11/11/1896 40 S Ching Hackney Gardener China 15y
  • Ah Qua 29/04/1896 15 S Flinders St R C Dept China 4y Catterthum
  • Ah Qua 31/05/1897 36 S Hackney China Died: 03/06/1897
  • Ah Sick 15/12/1883 30 S Hackney Gardener Canton 6y
  • Ah Sing Woh Lee 02/06/1898 21 S Hindley St Hawker China 1y 6m
  • Ah Sing 28/03/1882 17 S Graham's C Labourer Canton 2y Ocean
  • Ah Sing 25/06/1881 27 S Church of England Yangala Cook China 3y Steamer
  • Ah Sing 22/01/1889 49 Hindley St China Died: 07/02/1889
  • Ah Sing 18/02/1889 24 M Morphett St South Australia
  • Ah Sing 28/07/1900 38 S Church of England 198 Hindley St Shop Keeper China 16y
  • Ah Toy George 29/10/1882 26 M Church of England Port Lincoln Labourer China 18y
  • Ah Toy 09/01/1882 42 S Fullarton Laborer Hong Kong 10y Steamer
  • Ah Tung 26/02/1892
  • Ah Tup Edward 29/05/1878 42 S Chinaman Port Lincoln Boundary Rider Canton 26y
  • Ah Wan 03/12/1895
  • Ah Watt Tommy 22/02/1884 45 S Hindley St Cook Hong Kong 3m Overland Died: 26/02/1884
  • Ah Watt Tommy 05/12/1883 50 W Morgan Cook Canton 3m Overland
  • Ah Yeh 28/04/1884 21 S Hindley St Cabinet Maker Hong Kong 1y 09/05/1884
  • Ah Yung 18/07/1881 31 M SS Crusade Cook China 2d Crusader Died: 21/07/1881
  • Antony George 06/03/1880 36 M Church of England Crystal Brook Labourer China 23y
  • Chang Ah 01/11/1901 64 S Hindley St Labourer China 16y
  • Channon Esther 01/08/1877 21 S Protestant Gibbs St Prostitute China 2y 6m Earl of Dalhousie
  • Chew Ching 20/04/1899 38 S Christian Hindley St Laundryman China 15y Died: 29/04/1899
  • Chew Jack 02/12/1903 52 M Chinese Unley Gardener China Fow Chow
  • Ching Jimmy 03/02/1890 Hindley St China 10y
  • Ching John 12/04/1893 39 S Unley Gardener China Died: 20/05/1893
  • Ching You 15/08/1898 33 S Hackney Gardener China 6y Died: 30/08/1898
  • Chons Dick 01/02/1893 28 M Light Square Chinese Enterpreter China 17y
  • Chow Sing 12/10/1901 49 M Wesleyan Rosina St Carpenter China 6y
  • Chu Quock 03/11/1899 23 S 2 Hindley St Carpenter China 3y
  • Chung Ah Gueif 15/03/1904 35 M Confusionist 2 Hindley St Hawker China
  • Chung Choy 25/07/1884 29 S Morgan Cook Canton 6y Somerset
  • Chung Hee 02/10/1879 35 S Buddist Hindley St Hawker China
  • Dew Ken 22/01/1901 60 S Little Para Gardener China 20y
  • Ewing James 12/03/1898 58 M Christian Hackney Gardener China 42y
  • Cockerell James 08/02/1879 28 S Church of England Vict. Hotel Naturalist Hong Kong 9d S Australian 6
  • Cockerell James 31/12/1895 42 M Church of England Sydney Plc Lasadermist Hong Kong 40y HMS Young
  • On Ah 27/06/1904 58 y M Sun Hindley St Polisher China Melbourne
  • Peel Thomas 12/08/1868 30 y S P? Adelaide Cook & Steward Shanghi-China 8 y Crest of the
  • Po Tin 08/10/1879 50 y S ? Rundle St Hawker China 3 y ?
  • Ponah Jack 05/06/1899 32 y S ? Burnside Gardener China 13 y
  • Powell Maria 21/02/1891 45 y M Church of England Frewville China 19 y Charlotte
  • Poy Fong 19/05/1903 53 y M ? Unley Gardener China 21 y Alling Moo
  • Quay Ah Chinamon? 05/10/1877 32 y M Port Adelaide Seaman China 2 w Tokotea
  • O'Sullivan Thomas 03/02/1874 29 y S Roman Catholic Kanowie Labourer Hong Kong 6 m Darra


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