The Register of Australian and New Zealand Ships and Boats

Maritime History Maps

While travelling to new places, I started to record my excursions on Google Maps. As time went on, I thought perhaps that the maps would be a useful reference for anyone interested in maritime history, providing a very tangible way to experience the heritage of an area.

This webpage is intended to share some of these maps as an experiment. Any corrections, additions, photographs, or feedback would be greatly appreciated.



1. Click on the
 symbol to at the upper right-hand corner of the map to the right of the heading to bring it to full page view.

2. Zoom in and out using the + and - icons toward the lower left hand corner.

3. The text box to the left lists individual points. These may have been arranged in layers. To turn a layer on or off, click the checkbox next to the heading.

4. Click on an icon on the map to see a description in the text box. The heading is shown, followed by any text describing the specific highlight.

5. Click on a photo to expand it on the screen. Where there is more than one photo you can scroll using the arrows.



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Associated pages:

Mori's webpages

Kham's webpages

Martin's webpages



Barque James Craig voyages from since she was restored in 2000 to the present.

Covers longer voyages and voyages for special events.




NZ Fishing Licence Letters (historical)

For many years fishing vessels in NZ displayed fishing licence numbers that also indicated the port of fishing boat registration. These are shown on the map.




Whitby, England Shipbuilders and Maritime Highlights (historical)

Whitby has a long shipbuilding tradition of particular significance because of its connections with Captain Cook and the First Fleet.




Wollongong, NSW Maritime History Highlights (historical)

The Wollongong region has a fascinating maritime history that includes the shifting of the main port to Port Kembla leaving the old port frozen in time.