This page provides details of the documents held at archives, split into Crew Lists and Shipping Registers. We have not attempted to list other maritime-related documents which an archive may hold.
The sources of this information are:
For crew lists, we list the ports for which the archive holds documents, and the years covered. Where possible, we link this on to details for individual vessels.
For shipping registers, we list the ports for which the archive holds documents and the volumes which they hold. For some documents at one or two archives, we have been able to make an index by folio (page). For the port of Rochester volumes we provide links to the archive's images of the register. For the Isle of Man documents, we are able to provide a transcript of each folio, including the names of owners, masters and builders. These names of individuals can be found by using the 'People named in shipping registers' search page.
Sorry, we have no information on any crew lists held at Archives New Zealand
Please use the link to the archive's web site on the heading of this page for more information.
|Auckland||1855 - 1897||10525, 20157||Sorry, no details|
|Lyttelton||1851 - 1920||2796||Sorry, no details|
|Nelson, NZ||1856 - 1903||16506||Sorry, no details|
|Otago||1857 - 1899||19060||Sorry, no details|
|Various||1840 - 1980||Sorry, no details|
|Wellington||1841 - 1889||16547||Sorry, no details|
From the archives' catalogue search page, enter "Registers of shipping" and then select the 'Series of records' option. There are several series, some of which are held at local offices. Series 20157 is the New Zealand registers of ships, but there are others.