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Series VPRS 13
Inwards Shipping Index [Refer to Microfilm Copy VPRS 3504]
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Date Range: Series ? 1900 - ? 1900
  Series in Custody 1900 - 1900
  Contents 1839 - 1900
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1900 - 1900 Department of Trade and Customs VA 606
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1983 - 1996 Department of Transport (known as Ministry of Transport 1951 to 1992) VA 673
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    ** Further research is required to determine the exact purpose and context of this series **

    This series comprises an alphabetical index to shipping arrivals at Victorian ports. Monitoring of shipping arrivals for customs and immigration purposes was undertaken by the Victorian Government from 1839 until responsibility for these functions passed to the Commonwealth Government in 1901 and 1924 respectively.

    Ships have been entered in lexicographical (ie. strict alphabetical) order. Each arrival of the ship is then listed in chronological order by date of arrival.

    Entries in the volumes include the following details:
    name of vessel
    tonnage
    master
    port of embarkation
    date of arrival.

    This Index covers the period 1839 to 1900. It is assumed that the Index must have been compiled sometime around or after 1900 in order that the correct alphabetical order could be determined. Evidence in the Index suggests that it was compiled from an existing index.

    For the period 1901 to 1924 consult VPRS 3503 which is a microfilm copy of a self-indexing chronological record of ship arrivals. Note that the ships listed in VPRS 3503 are not in strict alphabetical order.

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    PROVguide054 Ships and Shipping Movements
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1839 - 1900 Open 6
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    PROVguide054 Ships and Shipping Movements

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