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One of the benefits of membership of the the Victorian Branch of the World Ship Society is receiving the monthly newsletter. Members can either have a b&w hardcopy posted to them or receive an electronic copy as a full colour PDF file via email.

A major section of each Newsletter is Around the Ports which looks at recent ships visiting the Victorian ports of Melbourne, Geelong, Hastings and Portland. The aim of Around the Ports is to provide details, and usually a photo, of each ship visiting the ports for the first time.

Below are the front covers for the last 6 month's copies of the Newsletter (which can be opened as full size PDF files by clicking on the picture) as well as a summary of the articles in each copy.

January/February 2018
  • President's Report
  • Research Vessels - Part 1
  • Latest News
  • Around the Ports
  • Recently sold for scrap
  • Yarra River Memories No 14 - Novozybkov
January 2018 Supplement
  • Around the Ports
  • Yarra River Memories No 12- Safocean Nederburg
December 2017 Supplement
  • Supplementary Around the Ports
  • Yarra River Memories No 11 - Skulptor Vuchetich
December 2017
  • Some Changes to the Production of the Newsletter
  • Presidents Report
  • From a Very Old Shoebox
  • Loss of the Steamer Woonona
  • The Centaur - Part II - Hospital Ship
November 2017
  • Vale John Regan
  • President's Report
  • Spotlight on Gibraltar
  • Guiding Lights - Part II
  • Yarra River Memories No 10 - Lalandia
  • Around the Ports
  • Vessels Recently Scrapped
  • We Won't See These Again ...
  • The Return of the Windmill Blade
  • The Centaur - Part I - An Industrious Little Workhorse
October 2017
  • President's Report
  • Yarra River Memories No 9 - P&O's Strathmeigle
  • Old Port Melbourne Photos
  • Guiding Lights - Part 1
  • Around the Ports
  • Cruise Review - Golden Princess - Hawaii / Tahiti
  • Rail and Sail - Sunday 22nd October 2017
September 2017
  • President's Report
  • Stop Press - USS Bonhomme Richard
  • African Migratory Birds
  • What to Do When the Cranes Won't Reach
  • Yarra River Memories No 8 - Lloyd Brasileiro Vessels of the 80s
  • Those Committed Newsletter Photographers (Again)
  • Around the Ports
  • From Cars to Razor Blades
  • Ceramic - Part III