Victorian Genealogy

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Shipping Records

 

Also see Passenger Arrival Records.

Also see Passenger Departure Records.

 

SHIPS

 

LLOYD'S REGISTER FOUNDATION HERITAGE AND EDUCATION CENTRE - LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPS ONLINE 1764-1909, 1930-1945

Volumes of the Lloyd's Register of Ships are fully accessible and searchable online. These digitised registers can be searched by any of the fields such as ship name, master, ship owner or place of build.

The Registers for 1930-1945 were digitised as part of the Plimsoll ship data project by the Southampton City Libraries and Archives Services in conjunction with Lloyd's Register's Heritage and Education Centre. The fields can be searched by ship name(s), year of build and gross tonnage.

https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/archive-library/lloyds-register-of-ships-online

 

GOOGLE BOOKS - LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPS

See Books.

 

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE- LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPS

https://archive.org/details/@lrfhec?&sort=-publicdate&page=2

 

FLOTILLA AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING LINES

This website has information on Australian shipping lines including photographs. It also includes troop transport ships.

http://flotilla-australia.com/

 

FRIENDS OF CERBERUS - SHIPS OF THE VICTORIAN NAVY

This website includes Harbour Trust vessels, Customs vessels and government vessels.

http://www.cerberus.com.au/contemporary6.html

 

MIRAMAR SHIP INDEX

This website is an index of ships and their histories, covering iron and steel sailing ships, powered merchant ships (over 100 grt) and warships, since the early 19th century.

https://www.miramarshipindex.nz/

 

SHIPPING REGISTERS

 

NEW SOUTH WALES RECORDS

Victoria was the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales from 1788 to 1851.

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, UNASSISTED IMMIGRANT PASSENGER LISTS, 1826-1922

These are provided in association with State Records Authority of New South Wales.

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1210/

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA ASSISTED EMIGRATION 1811-1856

These are provided in association with the State Records Authority of New South Wales. They include the following:

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-assisted-emigration

 

VICTORIAN RECORDS

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, SELECTED TRIAL BRIEF AND CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS AND OTHER IMAGES, 1837-1993

These are provided by Public Record Office Victoria. These records are not indexed but can be browsed by description and range. They include:

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60672

 

SHIPS' LOGS

 

LOG OF LOGS VOLUMES 1, 2 AND 3 BY IAN NICHOLSON

A catalogue of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters, and all forms of voyage narratives, 1788 to 1998, for Australia and New Zealand, and surrounding oceans.

https://zenodo.org/record/6901

 

BOATS

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CORRESPONDENCE BOOK OF ASSISTANT TO INSPECTOR OF FISHERIES, PORT FAIRY 1913-1949

These include Fishing Licences and Boat Registrations.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&entityId=3366&consignment=P0003

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, SELECTED TRIAL BRIEF AND CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS AND OTHER IMAGES, 1837-1993

These include Port Fairy Fisheries Correspondence 1913-1949. These records are not indexed but can be browsed by description and range. These are provided by Public Record Office Victoria.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60672

 

NEWSPAPERS

Shipping arrivals and departures were reported in the newspapers. Additional information given may include details of the ship, date of arrival and departure, places the ship visited on the voyage as well as the further destination of the ship. Other information may include the ship's captain, crew and passengers (usually only cabin passengers are named) as well as the cargo. Problems occurring before and during the voyage may be reported before and after the ship's arrival. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

SHIPWRECKS

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY - AUSTRALASIAN UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE DATABASE

http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/underwater-heritage/auchd

 

VICTORIAN HERITAGE DATABASE - SHIPWRECKS

Search under "Browse Shipwrecks"

https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/

 

THE WRECK SITE

https://www.wrecksite.eu/

 

PETER STONE - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS

http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/easw.html

 

BOOK

 

SHIPPING ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, VICTORIAN PORTS VOLUME 1 1798-1845, VOLUME 2 1846-1855 AND VOLUME 3 1856-1860 BY MARTEN ADLINGTON SYME.

Separate lists of shipping movements have been compiled for Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Port Fairy, Warrnambool, Cape Otway, Apollo Bay, Western Port, Waratah Bay/Andersons Inlet, Wilson's Promontory, Sealers Cove, Corner Inlet/Welshpool, Port Albert and Gabo Island, chronologically sequenced, with details of vessel, master, ports of origin and destination, major cargo and passenger numbers. Compiled from newspaper reports, customs', pilot's and other government records and the records of other colonial ports, the list documents the activity of vessels containing immigrants, passengers between colonies, and the trade in wool, timber, coal and sundry merchandise. It is not online.

 

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURTS 1826-1988

These were for shipping disputes. This court was under the jurisdiction of the British Admiralty Court until 1911; the right of appeal was to this court. The court was abolished in 1911 and the Supreme Court of Victoria became the Colonial Court of Admiralty. In 1988 the Federal Court of Australia took over jurisdiction for admiralty and maritime issues.

See Court Records.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS - VICE ADMIRALITY COURT: CASE PAPERS, 1826-1911 (NRS 14493)

This includes an index of court cases naming ships involved.

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/series-list/14493

 

SOCIETY

 

WORLD SHIP SOCIETY

This has a branch in Victoria.

http://www.worldshipsociety.org/

 

MUSEUMS

 

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREAT BRITAIN

This is located in Greenwich, England. The National Maritime Museum contains the world's largest maritime library and archive collection.

https://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

This is located in Sydney. It is Australia's centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology.

https://www.anmm.gov.au/

 

MARITIME MUSEUMS OF VICTORIA

http://mmv.com.au/

 

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