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Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Lists names and details, in yearly volumes, of ships registered . This publication has changed title over the years and each new title has its own record in the catalogue. See the Former Title section of the catalogue record.
CAC Sq 656.6 LLO. (Available for browsing in the Closed Access Collection).
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Log of Logs: a Catalogue of Logs, Journals, Shipboard Diaries, and all Forms of Voyage Narratives, 1788-1998, for Australia and New Zealand and Surrounding Oceans. 1990-1998. Comprehensive listing in three volumes.
RX 387.5099 N625.
Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Sydney. 1964-1988. Listing compiled from contemporary sources. These three volumes relate to Sydney for the period 1788-1844, but the same is available for other ports.
Australian Steamships: Past and Present. 1928. Covers steamships from the first arrival in 1831. Contains brief descriptions and many illustrations.
Passenger Ships of Australia and New Zealand. 1981+ In two volumes covering the period 1876-1980. Contains details of 225 different passenger ships, ranging from small cargo ships to fully fledged passenger lines.
Emigrant Ships to Luxury Liners: Passenger Ships to Australia and New Zealand 1945-1990 . 1992. Includes vessels ranging from migrant ships to liners. Also includes details of some cruise ships which visited the area.
Australian Migrant Ships 1946-1977. 2006. Contains information drawn from newspapers and marine publications. Includes many photographs.
Convict Ships, 1787-1868. 1983. Includes a complete list of all the ships which carried prisoners to Australia, with the names of their masters and surgeons, their departure and arrival dates and the number of prisoners each carried.
RF 365.994 B329.
Fairplay. [Shipping Journal]. 1924+ Title varies. Contains volume index in the front of the journal.
Lloyd's Maritime Atlas Including a Comprehensive List of Ports and Shipping Places of the World. 1951+ Title varies. Contents include maps, geographical list of ports and shipping places, and an index.
Marine Encyclopaedic Dictionary. 1996. An encyclopaedia of marine-related terms, abbreviations and organisations. Defines over 20,000 technical shipping expressions as well as Latin terms used in law and business.
RF 387.503 S949-5.
Merchant Fleets in Profile. 1978+ Title varies. Each of the 14 volumes gives a concise history of a shipping line and details the construction and history of each ship in the fleet.
RF 387.50942 MER.
Ships' Deserters, 1852-1900 Including Stragglers, Strays and Absentees from H.M. Ships. 1986. Contains approximately 10,000 notified desertations, and other absences by seamen, which occurred throughout the Australasian colonies. Records taken from the NSW Government Gazette and the NSW Police Gazette.
RX 929.39 M528.