Shipping and Passenger Records

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Shipping Records

Looking for shipping information or pictures of ships?

Do you want to know about arrivals to and departures from New South Wales?

This guide will take you to the key resources, particularly if you're interested in ships from the 19th century. We also tell you how to use some of the more complex ones. Use the menu on the left to find resources for ships logs and diaries, shipping movements and ships pictures.