Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP)

The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984.

Admiralty (PRO Series)

Sydney Cove, N.S.W. Emigrants Leaving the Ship / by O.W. Brierly, 1853Admiralty (ADM) records document voyages to Australia in the colonial period and are of particular interest to historians and family historians.

Surgeon’s Journals on convict ships and emigrant ships contain a wealth of information detailing patient names and ailments and a summary of the voyage (ADM 101).

Captains and Masters Logs record weather observations and shipboard life, crew members and ports of call etc. (ADM 51,52,54)


Admiralty handbook

Browse the online version of the Admiralty Handbook to locate classes that list and describe records relevant to your research.

Print copies of the handbook are also available in the Library at the Family History and Special Collections Desks:


Admiralty finding aid

Browse the Guide to the Records of the Admiralty to locate classes of records and view digitised documents relevant to your research.

Alternatively, select from the following list, a popular class of Admiralty records.

(For a quick view of all Admiralty classes see the Admiralty Handbook Contents List)

Popular classes of Admiralty records: