Sailing into Melbourne – Exhibition at Old Treasury

Sailing into Melbourne showcases approximately 20 major records from the collection of Public Records Office Victoria, covering the devastating shipwreck of the Royal Charter in 1856, grim stories of quarantine and grand voyages from Australia to Europe carrying large amounts of gold.
This exhibition also features items from Heritage Victoria’s maritime collection.

Visitors are able to see a series of works from the mid-1800s that look at the darker side of the Port, including records on floating prisons and documents describing the conditions early migrants endured to reach Victoria.

Sailing into Melbourne will run until 15 February, 2015.

Old Treasury has an exciting Public Program planned for Sailing Into Melbourne, including walks, talks and lectures. See the full program here.