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Shipping records - Tasmania : Various shipping records 1838 - 1842 / [microform]
Call No: 3892
Publisher: Tasmania, Australia : Archives Office of Tasmania
Subject: Tasmania ; Australia - Tasmania ; Tasmania - vital records, shipping ;
Material Type: Microfilm
Pagination: Microfilm
Notes: Refer to the catalogue sheets in the library for further details about these records.
Summary: Contains:
The following catalogue sheets provide a summary of the information contained on these shipping records. The headings listed here are those that are given on the records but it does not mean necessarily that there is any information under the headings. For example, a heading for the number of convicts on a particular ship continues to be printed several years after transportation to Tasmania finished.
As at January 1993 there is no name index to these records available outside the Archives Office of Tasmania.
Researchers should consult the following reference books:
Shipping arrivals and departures, Tasmania, Volume 1. 1803-1833 by Ian Hawkins Nicholson. SAG ref D2/12/1.
Shipping arrivals and departures, Tasmania, Volume 11. 1834-1842 by Ian Hawkins Nicholson. SAG ref D2/12/2.
Guide to the Public Records of Tasmania, section 4; records relating to free immigration by Ian Pearce and Claire Cowling. SAG reference D2/11/2d
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A. Index; ships' arrivals: 1st Jan 1838 - 26th Dec 1839
(excluding W, Y, Z, see Item C.)
The index provides the ships name and page number.
B. Reports of ship's arrivals 1st Jan 1838 - 26th Dec 1839.
Pages are hand written and provide the following details: from whence; when sailed; state of health; master; owners; tons; guns;port of registry; built; crew (number); convicts (number); cargo; time when boarded; bearings and distance by lighthouse; wind; weather; pilot's name; agent's name; remarks.
The date of sailing for other Australian ports may be provided.
Passengers for Van Diemen's Land are listed as either cabin or steerage; similarly, passengers for NSW are listed as either cabin or steerage, Generally passengers are named.
C. Index: ship's arrivals W. Y. Z. (continuation of Item 'A').
The index provides the ships name and page number.
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D. Reports of ships' arrivals 27th December 1839 - 26th December 1839
(2 only).
E. Index: ship's arrivals; letters W, B, Z
(one stray page belonging to Item G).
F. Reports of ships arrivals 27December 1839 - 8th July 1841.
Pages are hand written and provide the following details: from whence; when sailed; health; master; owners; tons; guns; register; built; crew (number); convicts (number); cargo; time when boarded; bearings and distance by lighthouse; wind; weather; pilot's name; agent's name; remarks.
The date of sailing for other Australian ports may be provided.
Passengers for Van Diemen's Land are listed as either cabin or steerage; similarly, passengers for NSW are listed as either cabin or steerage, Generally passengers are named.
G. Index; ship's arrivals 27th December 1839 - 8th July 1841
The index provides the ship's name and page number.
See Item 'E' for the rest of the index
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H. Index: ships arrivals 8th July 1841 - 7th December 1842.
The index provides the ships name and page number.
I. Reports of ship's arrivals 8th July 1841 - 7th December 1842.
Pages are hand written and provide the following details:
From whence; when sailed; health; master; owners; tons; guns; register; built; crew (number); cargo; time when boarded; bearings and distance by lighthouse; wind; weather; pilot's name; agents name; remarks.
The dates of sailing for other Australian ports may be provided.
Passengers for Van Diemen's Land are listed as either cabin or steerage; similarly, passengers for NSW are listed as either cabin or steerage. Generally passengers are named.

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