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Geelong: Register of Seamen Engaged 1856-1889 [VPRS 22]

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Source of Index Geelong Family History Group and Geelong region volunteers

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Source and/or Location of Records
  • Customs, Shipping and Immigration Records: Register of Seamen Engaged, Geelong (1856-1889)
  • Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne
  • VPRS 22 / P0 Unit 21
Explanation of Fields
  • NAME: Name of seaman
  • DATE: of Engagement
  • PLACE: [of engagement] Geelong
  • COMMENT: Name of ship
  • REFERENCE: VPRS number and UNIT number (entries are generally in chronological order)
Completed Index? NO

VPRS 22 / P0 / 21 - 1856 indexed

Number of entries Updated: 20th May 2012
  • 964 entries
More Information? View the registers at the Public Record Office Victoria or submit a Research Request to the Geelong Family History Group for the transcription of these details and copy of relevant page:
  • Capacity = rank i.e. AB [Able Seaman], Mate, Cook etc.
  • Nature of Voyage - Coasting, Foreign etc.
  • Reference [if Foreign] to Duplicate Agreement
  • Name of Master
  • Name of Licensed Agent
  • Last Vessel - on which engaged
  • Last Certificate of Character
  • Remarks
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