Ships and shipping

Find technical information, pictures, logs and histories of passenger and cargo ships.

Australian passenger ships

Passenger ships worldwide

Passenger ships' pictures

Passenger and emigrant ships to Australia and New Zealand 

Passenger lists

To identify passengers and crew that travelled on particular ships, use our guide to Victorian immigration and emigration.

For non-Victorian information see Cora Num's Web sites for genealogists which lists useful links to online immigration resources, including passenger indexes. You can also visit the Library's Family History section to access a range of overseas migration resources.

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