Guide to Ships' log books

MS 2569

National Library of Australia


Date completed: 1971
Last updated: November 2002


Collection Summary

Creator:
Title: Guide to Ships' log books
Date Range: 1861-1900
Collection Number: MS 2569
Extent: 90 cm (folio)
Repository: National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Content

Log books for 27 voyages from England and Scotland to Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Hong Kong, 1861-1875. There are also 54 'Agreements and accounts of crews', 1862-1900 for separate voyages to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and elsewhere.

Access

The collection is available for reference.

Provenance

The log books in this collection were originally held in the records of the Registrar-General of Shipping in the Public Record Office in London. In about 1970 it was decided to retain only a sample of the holdings of log books. The collection was split between various institutions, with the largest collection going to the University of Newfoundland. A sample of log books of Australian interest was selected for the National Library by Alan Villiers in 1971.

Copying and Publishing

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissable 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Ships' log books, National Library of Australia, 2569, [series and/or folder number]'.



Series List and Descriptions

Series 1 Official log books

Item 1 Albert William (Liverpool - Adelaide), 1867-1868
Item 2 Asterope (London - New Zealand),, 1866-1867
Item 3 Black Eagle (Glasgow - Auckland), , 1861-1863
Item 4 Capiolani (London - Brisbane), 1874-1875
Item 5 Commodore Perry (Liverpool - Melbourne), 1861-1863
Item 6 Comus(Newcastle, U.K. - Sydney), 1865-1866
Item 7 Dilbhur (London - Bombay), 1865-1866
Item 8 Hope (Liverpool - Melbourne), 1863-1864
Item 9 Ida Zeigler (London - Auckland),1862-1863
Item 10 Indian Empire (Glasgow - Lyttelton, N.Z.), 1865-1866
Item 11 Indus (London - Hobart), 1865-1866
Item 12 Murray (London - Adelaide),1865-1869
Item 13 Nelson (Glasgow - New Zealand), 1863-1864
Item 14 Polmaise (London - Sydney), 1862-1863
Item 15 Royal Charlie (London - Auckland), 1862-1863
Item 16 Royal Oak (Liverpool - Australia), 1865-1866
Item 17 Siam (London - Auckland), 1865-1866
Item 18 Sir William Eyre (Glasgow - Cape Town), 1862-1864
Item 19 Tamana (Glasgow - New Zealand), 1867
Item 20 Tientsin (London - Port Jackson (Sydney)), 1866
Item 21 Toowoomba (London - Brisbane), 1872-1874
Item 22 True Briton (London - Port Phillip), 1866
Item 23 Victoria (London - New Zealand), 1861-1863
Item 24 Violet (London - Hong Kong),, 1861-1863
Item 25 Walmer Castle (London - Melbourne), , 1869-1870
Item 26 Yorkshire (London - Melbourne), 1866-1867
Item 27 Ziba (London - Sydney), 1867-1868

Series 2 Agrements and accounts of crews

Item 28 Alcestis (London - Port Natal), , 1889-1890
Item 29 Altcar (London - Sydney), 1882
Item 30 Alumbagh(London - Auckland), 1875-1876
Item 31 Apelles (London - Canterbury), 1874-1876
Item 32 Arethusa (London - Cape Town), 1880-1881
Item 33 Berean (London - Launceston), 1889-1890
Item 34 Braemar (Glasgow - Brisbane), 1888-1890
Item 35 Bridgetown (London - Chefoo), 1874-1877
Item 36 Bridgetown (Swatow - Bangkok), 1876
Item 37 Bridgetown (Hong Kong - Liverpool), 1877
Item 38 City of Adelaide (London - Adelaide), 1873-1874
Item 39 Clodian (London - Queenstown), 1875-1876
Item 40 Cochin (London - Adelaide), 1888-1890
Item 41 Collingrove (London - Adelaide), 1889-1890
Item 42 Colombo (Antwerp - Normanton), 1889-1890
Item 43 Derwent (London - Sydney), 1899-1900
Item 44 Duke of Athole (London - Wellington), 1878-1880
Item 45 Dunkeld (London - Sydney), 1876
Item 46 Firth of Stronsa (Glasgow - London), 1889-1890
Item 47 Flower of Yarrow (London - Fremantle), 1873
Item 48 Gateside (London - Adelaide), 1880-1881
Item 49 Glendower (London - Adelaide), 1882-1883
Item 50 Grecian (Liverpool - Sydney), 1888-1890
Item 51 Harriet McGregor (London - Hobart), 1889-1890
Item 52 Hawarden Castle (London - Port Phillip), 1877-1879
Item 54 Jane Porter (London - Adelaide), 1882-1883
Item 55 Lady Jocelyn (London - Canterbury), 1879-1880
Item 56 Loch Fyne (Glasgow - Sydney), 1879-1880
Item 57 Loch Ken (London - Wellington), 1879
Item 58 Mary Blundell (Liverpool - Adelaide), 1877-1879
Item 59 North America (London - Melbourne), 1883-1884
Item 60 Pak Wan (London - Adelaide) , 1875-1876
Item 61 Pekina(London - Adelaide),1879-1880
Item 62 Rangitiki (London - Canterbury), 1875-1876
Item 63 Red Riding Hood (London - Brisbane), 1876-1877
Item 64 Rialto (London - Sydney), 1883-1884
Item 65 Rimutako (London - Canterbury), 1889-1890
Item 66 River Nith (London - Melbourne), 1882-1884
Item 67 Rosedale (Hull - Sydney), 1881-1882
Item 68 Sarah Grice (London - Melbourne), 1879-1880
Item 69 Soukar (London - Canterbury), 1879-1880
Item 70 Thomas (New York - Sydney), 1883-1884
Item 71 Thomas Stephens (London - Melbourne), 1881
Item 72 Trevelyan (London - Adelaide),1875-1876
Item 73 Valetta (Sonom - Brisbane),1865-1866
Item 74 Vanguard (London - Brisbane), 1884-1885
Item 75 Vanguard (Hamburg - River Tyne), 1888-1890
Item 76 Wandering Chief (London - Cardiff), 1879-1880
Item 77 William D. Seed (Newport - Newcastle, N.S.W.), 1882-1883
Item 78 Windward (London - Hobart), 1882-1883

Series 3 Accounts of crews of foreign going ships

Item 79 China (Southampton - Gibraltar), 1867
Item 80 Lanarkshire (London - Melbourne), 1865-1866
Item 81 Stornoway (London - Sydney),1862-1863