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Series:
Log Books and Records associated with Shipping
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
26 Jan 1822
End Date:
22 Aug 1919
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Series notes:
The collection includes many log books of ships out of Hobart on whaling voyages in southern waters. There are also many logs of coastal trading vessels on their runs between the inter-colonial ports of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Some of the volumes were created by Alfred Kennerley, who began his career as a cadet in the East India Company.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
Item 30 has been removed from the collection - state record now seriesed as MB2/40 and MB2/44
Items:


Alfred Kennerly's Diaries and Log Books - a."Herefordshire" 1827-1828 (Whiteford, master - England to Whampoa and back) , b."Jupiter" (Waldy, master - Plymouth to Sydney) 1828-1829, c."Surrey" 1829-1830 (Dacres, master Syd to NZ and back via Launceston
Log book of a voyage of the barque Emu from Cape of Good Hope to Hobart via Circular Head (fragment)
Log book of the schooner Mystery (P Downs, Master) trading between Hobart and Launceston and wrecked at Swan Island, 2 Mar 1850
Log book of the barque Harriet Nathan (Allan Christey, Master) trading between Hobart and Melbourne.
Log book of the barque Augustus (William Young, Master) on a whaling voyage of the East, South and South-east Coasts of Tasmania, from Hobart
Journal of Captain James Gardiner of a whaling voyage of the ship Prince Regent in Northern Seas from Hobart
Log book of the barque Terror on a whaling voyage from Hobart in the South Indian Ocean
Log book of the ship Prince of Denmark on a whaling voyage from Hobart
Log book of the brig Julia (William Dart, Master) on a whaling voyage off the Tasmanian Coast, from Hobart
Log book of the ship Australian Packet (William Chamberlain, Master) on a whaling voyage in southern waters from Hobart, kept by James Chamberlain, Chief Officer
Log book of the schooner Zephyr (W J Careless, Master) on a voyage from Melbourne to Hobart via New Zealand and on to Port Davey, kept by Robert Sherwin, mate
Log book of the SS Esk on a voyage from London to Hobart
Log book of the SS Mangana (A Woods, Master) trading bewteen Launceston and Melbourne
Log book of the schooner Swordfish (J H Horsburgh, Master) trading between Hobart, New Zealand, Adelaide and Newcastle and wrecked near flinders Island. Kept by James S Roper, Mate
Log book of the SS Esk trading between Launceston, Sydney and Newcastle, kept by A Drysdale and later J P Sharpe, Mates
Log book of the brig Annie (Joseph Ikin, Master) trading from Bird Head to Sydney via Launceston. Kept by John Schofield, Mate
Log book of the SS Corinna (R Soden, Master) on a voyage from Glasgow to Hobart, kept by P MacFarlane, engineer
Log book of the barque Emily Downing (formerly Lady Franklin) on a whaling voyage in southern waters from Hobart kept by J Cooper, Mate
Log book of the SS Southern Cross trading between Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Western Port and Launceston
Log book of the brig Lass of Gawler (J Jones, Master) trading between Port Adelaide, Fremantle, Quindalup, Port Victor, Port Augusta, Rockhampton and Hobart
Log book of the SS Nemesis trading between Melbourne, Launceston, Sydney and Newcastle
Log book of the Mary Wadley on a voyage from Woolgoolya to Melbourne, kept by F W Whitton, Master
Log book of the ketch Strathmore (G Bennet, Master) trading between Hobart, Sydney, Alligtor Creek, Clarence River, New Zealand and wrecked at Musselroe Bay. Kept by edwin Knight and later W G Griffiths, Mates
Log book of the barqueantine Rio (D C Johnstone, Master) trading between Mercury Bay, Sydney, Clarence River, Grafton, New Zealand and Rockhampton. Kept by E C Toder, Mate
Log book (in German) of the SS Oberhausen (J Meier, Master) on a voyage from Hamburg to Hobart and seized by Naval Authorities at Port Huon on 5 August 1914 (seized as a war prize, becoming the Booral)
Log book of the ship Rio (William Taylor, Master) on a voyage from Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney. Kept by William McKillop, Mate
Log book of the SS Cartela (P Johnson, Master) on a voyage from Hobart to Melbourne and back to Hobart
Archibald McMillan, boatbuilder. St. John, New Brunswick. Book of boatbuilding specifications n.d. (encloses several letters) and a fragment of the minutes of the Port Cygnet Road Trust. Apr 1861
Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company Deal of co-partnership (printed)
Eastern Coast Steam Navigation Company Deed of settlement
Derwent and Tamar Company Register of survey reports on ships of interest to the Company. (Used by Captain H OMay to note particulars of ships registered in Hobart)
"Royal William" Certificate of British Registry and Bill of Sale
"Flying Childers" Crew arrangements
"Strathmore" - statements of general and particular average
"Mary Wadley" Certificate of British Registry, Statements of particular average, and accounts for goods
Owners ledger of accounts with crew members of the ship "Asia"
Owners ledger of accounts with crew members of the ship Strathmore
Owners ledgers of accounts with crew members of the ship Mary Wadley
Owners ledger of accounts with crew members of the ship Helen
List of the signals used in whaling by the Prince Regent
Photograph of the wreck of the ship Foudroyant
Certificate of competency as a Port Engineer (oil engines) for O E Taylor from Marine Board of Hobart
Miscellaneous press cuttings, extracts and compilations relating to ships
Album of ships and people connected with the sea
Albums of ships and people connected with the sea
Album of ships and people connected with the sea