Public Record Office Victoria image.

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.

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.

This exhibition is available to view online through the Google Cultural Institute Australia.

Start Date: 2 June 2014

End Date: 15 February 2015