Australian Ships

The images in this collection of more than 600 images, range over more than 120 years and covers vessels from estuary-coastal to deep sea and from passenger to cargo of a range of types. Few of the photographs were taken professionally  and there are some which area rated as ‘poor.’ These are included because of their rarity or of the unusual circumstances involved.

There are colliers, trawlers, coasters and wrecks, some famous and others also tragic. There are deck and internal ship scenes, even a ship ‘sunk’ while in a dock!

For costs and availability of obtaining any of these photos without watermark, as an electronic file, as a print from the original negative (where available) or as some other format, contact the Maritime Records and Research Centre’s Curator on mrrc@shf.org.au/home or 02 9298 3850, quoting the full file name and giving details of format wanted.

Copyright for the majority of these images from the collection is vested in the Sydney Heritage Fleet. For the remaining images every attempt has been made to ensure correct attribution. If any originator of an image notes an error the Sydney Heritage Fleet would welcome any notification and will remove that image or modify its attribution.

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