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Series VPRS 3503
Inward Shipping Arrivals (Self-Indexing) [Microfilm Copy of VPRS 953]
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Date Range: Series ? 1981 - ? 1981
  Series in Custody 1981 - 1981
  Contents 1880 - 1924
Public Access: Open
Location: Other
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1880 - 1900 Department of Trade and Customs VA 606
1900 - 1924 Public Works Department (previously the Department of the Commissioner of Public Works) VA 669
1981 - 1981 Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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1981 - cont Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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    ** Further research is required to determine the exact purpose and context of this series **

    This series comprises a microfilm copy of a self-indexing, chronological record of ship 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.

    The hardcopy series comprises eleven volumes. Note that units (reels) one to three include two volumes each. It is possible to search by the name of the ship within the span of years covered by each volume. Ships are not listed in strict alphabetical order.

    Entries in the volumes comprise the following details:

    date of ship's arrival
    tonnage
    name of ship
    name of ship's master
    port sailed from.

    It is not known whether earlier volumes were created. For the period 1839 to 1900 consult VPRS 3504 Inwards Shipping Index [Microfilm Copy of VPRS 13].

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More research resourcesMore research resources
    PROVguide052 Immigration Records
    PROVguide054 Ships and Shipping Movements
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1880 - 1924 Open 8
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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More research resourcesMore research resources
    PROVguide052 Immigration Records
    PROVguide054 Ships and Shipping Movements

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