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Victoria Branch Newsletter  

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.

October 2017
  • President's Report
  • Yarra River Memories No 8 - 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
August 2017
  • President's Report
  • Committed Newsletter Photographers
  • Not Just Another Car Carrier
  • Yarra River Memories No 7 - The Pacific Australia Direct Line (PAD)
  • Black & White or Colour (or both)
  • Arround the Ports
  • Ceramic - Part 2
  • More Members' Photographs
July 2017
  • President's Report
  • DIY Unloading
  • The Navy's in Town
  • Straitsman No More
  • Yarra River Memories No 6 - Polish Ocean Lines - MV Artur Grottger
  • Around the Ports
  • Ceramic - Part 1
  • A Regualr Traffic Jam
June 2017
  • President's Report
  • Kmarin Mugunghwa
  • Yarra River Memories No 5 - Rebuilding the West Gate Bridge
  • Aus-Ships (2017) - Fourth Edition
  • A Visit to the Panama Canal
  • Helos Headign West
  • CSL Reliance
  • Around the Ports
  • And a Special Mention for ...
  • HMY Britannia - Part 2
  • Can You Help?
May 2017
  • President's Report
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Vacancy
  • Yarra River Memories No 4 - Karlander Kangaroo Line (KKL)
  • Around The Ports
  • Cruising on L'Austral
  • A Cruise on the Golden Princess
  • HMY Britannia - Part 1
  • MT Bareilly Under Arrest