Requests for Information / Research Service

The library offers a research service for maritime enquiries, especially for details of ships and shipping arriving in Victoria in the 19th and early 20th century, and Victorian shipwrecks. Our database enables us to search the availability of ship illustrations, both sail and steam.

All requests must be received on the Research Request Form, a standard fee applies to each research topic to cover the time taken to search our collection and databases, a limited amount of photocopying or scanning of material plus postage/email of our response. We aim to respond to requests within 2 weeks.

We cannot guarantee success in finding the answers you seek, however an apparently unsuccessful search will eliminate some sources of information.

Genealogical searches, should be addressed to genealogical societies or public records offices.