Originally arranged alphabetically by name of ship, these reports were bound chronologically by date of arrival in 1957. They are written on a printed form and regularly give: name of ship, master, whence, date of sailing, state of health on arrival, owners, tons, guns, port of registry, build, number of crew, number of convicts (if any), cargo, agent, and details of the circumstances during boarding in Hobart. The space devoted to passengers distinguishes between cabin and steerage, and lists them in detail. This series in part duplicates a series in the records of the Hobart Marine Board, which is held from 1829 onwards (MB 2/39).
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives