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You can use Log of logs: a catalogue of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters, and all forms of voyage narratives, 1788 to 1988, for Australia and New Zealand and surrounding oceans when you are in the Library.
Log of logs is a catalogue of surviving logs, journals and shipboard diaries, letters and all forms of voyage narrative covering emigration to the antipodes. These resources were written by passengers and crew and can provide information about the voyage and immigrant ancestors.
Use this guide to find ships' logs, correspondence, journals, letters and diaries held in institutions around Australia. The entry for each ship lists the type of ship and voyages made and where the surviving logs for the voyages are held. Check each of the three volumes as each includes different information.
View a digitised example of a log book from our collection.
Logs of logs is kept on the shelves in the Family history area. The three volumes contain an alphabetical list by name of ship with voyages in date order. The volumes are not cumulative so you will need to check them all.